Superhero teenager Xiaojuan goes clothes shopping, using vocabulary for clothing, likes and dislikes, and dreams for the future.

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan is supposed to be meeting her dad to go shopping. As she waits in the shop she chats to the assistant, discussing the clothes she and her father like, their shopping habits, buying Christmas presents, shopping in China, people she admires, her dream job and what she would buy if she were rich.

Teacher Notes

Key Stage 4: This clip could be used to practise introductions. Set comprehension questions for pupils to answer in class or at home to prepare for Listening exam. Pupils could recreate scenes in class/write a summary for homework. This clip could help to prepare pupils for controlled assessment (speaking). Identify grammatical structures that pupils should use in speaking and writing. Pupils could use the film to “get their ear in” just before the final Listening exam.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Mandarin to GCSE level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, covering topics common to both the AQA and Edexcel exam boards. It is also relevant for Mandarin National 5 and Higher pupils in Scotland.