Yu Jun wants to study but tradition dictates she can't because she's a girl, so she dresses as a boy and goes to school. There she meets Liang and falls in love. Liang visits her and realises she is a boy. They fall in love and he asks her father for her hand in marriage. Her father refuses and Liang, realising he cannot have Yu Jun, becomes ill and dies. But Yu Jun is determined to be with her only love - what will she do to be with him again?
The class can discuss and compare school life in old China and today's China before they watch the clip. It might also be interesting to mention the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' and have a discussion about how young people in old times express their true love. Can be used as a listening activity about the topic of family and school life. The teacher could ask a few questions before playing the clip and pause where necessary according to the level of the students. The clip is good support for a cultural class to introduce the Chinese legend story.
Could also be used to learn how to introduce someone. The boy could be described as 'shuai' (handsome) and the girl as 'meili' (beautiful) and 'piaoliang' (pretty).