Sport and hobbies
A Chinese superhero family cover important vocabulary and grammar as they discuss what they do in their free time: playing both sports and musical instruments. They talk about their likes and dislikes and routines, covering sports such as basketball, tennis, kung-fu and gymnastics, and instruments like the guitar and the Chinese instrument the erhu.
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.
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.