Theme 3

Theme 3 – Easter to Summer

Within this Theme, the main focus is on leisure, hobbies and the media. Dictionary skills are also revisited within this theme and pupils are offered more opportunities during class time to visit the library and read for pleasure. The main topics visited are:

  • Leisure activities in China
  • Sport
  • Hobbies
  • Music
  • Television
  • Computers

Pupils’ language ability will be tested in this unit. The assessment takes place in the form of a talking test and a listening test. In the talking test, pupils are required to give a talk in Mandarin, describing their hobbies and interests. The listening test requires them to listen for information and tests their ability to recall the vocabulary they have been learning in class.

At the end of Theme 3, they then complete a film study based on the French film 卧虎藏龙 (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Once they have viewed this film in Chinese, they write a character review on one of the characters in the film. Again, this is completed in the Mandarin language. This film study is not assessed but formative feedback will be given by the teacher, allowing the pupils to develop an awareness of their own strengths and areas for development.