Who Am I?

The Chinese superhero family use vocabulary to practice basic personal information, family, friends, personality and hobbies.

Superhero teenager Xiaojuan blows her cover, and has to be injected with a serum giving her a new secret identity. She explains where she lives, her school, her personality, zodiac, hobbies and information about her family and boyfriend. Her superhero family help her to cover important vocabulary and grammar common in Mandarin at GCSE level. as their daughter describes her secret identity –describing where she lives, personality, family, hobbies.

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.