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Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-3: Grandparents (Higher level)

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-3: Grandparents (Higher level)

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-3: GrandparentsThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin Chinese at a higher level.Vocabulary: 奶奶,爷爷,外婆,外公,对不起,没关系,叫,什么Listening: Game of bingoWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 奶奶,爷爷,外婆,外公,对不起,没关系,叫,什么Writing extension 1: Mix and match the members of the family with their names. Write sentences in Chinese based on the findings.Writing extension 2: Look at the cartoons and write in the correct responses in the speech bubbles by either writing '没关系‘ or ‘不客气’.Reading: Read the sentences and distinguish whether '她‘ or '他‘is used and write in the correct answer.This activity is geared towards students who are Cantonese speaking, native Mandarin speakers or gifted and talented.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-4: Thank you

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-4: Thank you

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-4: Thank youThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin ChineseListening: Game of bingoWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 谢谢Reading and writing: Reading the sentences and distinguish the correct word by filling in the gaps.If there are any students (i.e. Cantonese speaking students, mother-tongue students, gifted and talented) who you deem capable of going beyond this range of vocabulary, there is a differentiated work book available.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-4: Grandchildren and learning to say thank you

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-4: Grandchildren and learning to say thank you

Unit 1: Family membersLesson 1-4: Grandchildren and learning to say thank youVocabulary: 谢谢 (thank you) (total: 18 words) (total number of characters: 19)Differentiation: 孙子 (grandson),孙女 (granddaughter) (total: 27 words) (total number of characters: 31)Objective 1: Recall to say thank you in MandarinObjective 2 (for more able students): Recall at least 10 family members in total (including this lesson's new items)

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-4: Grandchildren and thank you (Higher level)

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-4: Grandchildren and thank you (Higher level)

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-4: Grandchildren and thank you (Higher level)This activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin Chinese at a higher level.Listening: Game of bingoWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 谢谢,不客气,孙子,孙女Reading and writing: Reading the sentences and write the answers in full according to the questions.This activity is geared towards students who are Cantonese speaking, native Mandarin speakers or gifted and talented.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-3: Grandparents

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-3: Grandparents

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-3: GrandparentsThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin ChineseListening: Game of bingoWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 奶奶,爷爷,叫,什么Writing extension: Complete the mix and match activity and then write sentences in Chinese afterwards.Reading: Reading the sentences and distinguish the correct '他/她‘ by filling in the gaps using the correct word.If there are any students (i.e. Cantonese speaking students, mother-tongue students, gifted and talented) who you deem capable of going beyond this range of vocabulary, there is a differentiated work book available.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-2: Parents and siblings (Higher level version)

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-2: Parents and siblings (Higher level version)

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-2: Parents and siblingsThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin Chinese at a higher level.Vocabulary: 弟弟,哥哥,姐姐,妹妹,儿子,女儿,她,他,是,很,吗Listening: Listen and circle several items as they are called outListening extension: Listen and circle the characters being called outWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 弟弟,哥哥,姐姐,妹妹,儿子,女儿,她,他,是,很,吗Writing extension: Write the vocabulary associated with the pictures unaided and fill in the missing word in the sentences using the choice of answers providedThis activity is geared towards students who are Cantonese speaking, native Mandarin speakers or gifted and talented.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-2: Parents and siblings

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-2: Parents and siblings

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-2: Parents and siblingsThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin ChineseListening: Listen and circle several items as they are called out.Listening extension: Listen and circle the correct characters as they are called outWriting: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 弟弟,哥哥,姐姐,妹妹,他,她,是,吗, 很Writing extension: Write in the missing word in the space using the provided choice of answers If there are any students (i.e. Cantonese speaking students, mother-tongue students, gifted and talented) who you deem capable of going beyond this range of vocabulary, there is a differentiated work book available.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-1: Mum and Dad

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-1: Mum and Dad

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-1: Mum and DadThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin ChineseListening: Listen and circle three items as they are called out: 妈妈,爸爸,你好Writing: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 妈妈,爸爸,你好Writing extension: Write the vocabulary associated with the pictures unaidedIf there are any students (i.e. Cantonese speaking students, mother-tongue students, gifted and talented) who you deem capable of going beyond this range of vocabulary, there is a differentiated work book available.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-1: Mum and Dad

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-1: Mum and Dad

Unit 1: Family membersLesson 1-1: Mum and DadThis lesson is designed for children who are in their first year of studying Mandarin Chinese. Objectives: Vocabulary and characters: 妈妈 (mum),爸爸 (dad), 你好 (hello),你早 (good morning)Differentation: 老师 (teacher),同学 (classmate),晚上好 (good evening)

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-1: Mum and Dad (Higher level version)

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Activity 1-1: Mum and Dad (Higher level version)

Unit 1: Family MembersActivity 1-1: Mum and DadThis activity is designed for children in their first year studying Mandarin Chinese at a higher level.Vocabulary: 妈妈,爸爸,你好, 老师,同学,晚上好Listening: Listen and circle six items as they are called out: 妈妈,爸爸,你好, 老师,同学,晚上好Writing: Write and repeat several times the following vocabulary: 妈妈,爸爸,你好, 老师,同学,晚上好Writing extension: Write the vocabulary associated with the pictures unaidedThis activity is geared towards students who are Cantonese speaking, native Mandarin speakers or gifted and talented.

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-2: Parents and siblings

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-2: Parents and siblings

Unit 1: Family membersLesson 1-2: Parents and siblingsVocabulary: 妈妈 (mum),爸爸 (dad),你好 (hello),弟弟(younger brother),哥哥 (older brother),姐姐 (older sister),妹妹 (younger sister),他 (he),她 (she),我 (I/me),是 (to be),吗 (question particle),很 (very) (total: 13 words) (total number of characters: 14)Differentiation: 儿子 (son),女儿 (daughter) (total: 18 words) (total number of characters: 23)Grammar point: 吗 (question particle to indicate a question), 很 (used to replace the verb 'to be')Objective 1: Recall at least 5 family members (7 for more capable learners)Objective 2: Understand the use of '吗' when asking a questionObjective 3: Recall to say 'I am well' in Chinese

By KRIS240680

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-3: Grandparents

Mandarin Chinese Year 1: Lesson 1-3: Grandparents

Unit 1: Family membersLesson 1-3: GrandparentsVocabulary: 爷爷 (grandad), 奶奶 (grandmother), 叫 (to be called), 不 (no/not) (total: 17 words) (total number of characters: 18)Differentiation: 外公 (grandad from dad's side),外婆 (grandmother from mum's side) (total: 24 words) (total number of characters: 30)Grammar point: 不 (negator), Objective 1: Recall at least 7 family members (9 for more capable learners)Objective 2: Know how to use '不' when forming negativesObjective 3: Recall to say 'I am not well' in Chinese

By KRIS240680

Year 3/4 - Introduction to Mandarin Chinese

Year 3/4 - Introduction to Mandarin Chinese

A series of 5 PowerPoint which can be used as an introduction to the language of Mandarin Chinese. Each PowerPoint covers a different area of the Mandarin Chinese language with clear guidance for both children and teacher in terms of pronunciation. Includes words spelled phonetically as a guide. Ideal to use as a part of school club.

By HollywoodR95

Family members picture pairs

Family members picture pairs

Print out the cards and laminate them. Cut down the line which is located in the middle of the page, shuffle the cards really well and turn them over and enjoy the game!

By KRIS240680

Family Member/Family Title

Family Member/Family Title

Students learn about family titles. Students would use the included worksheets to make a small book about their own family. A range of drilling activities have been employed, including basic exercise, word search, bingo, dice making, riddle, etc. Suitable for primary students or beginners in Year 7.

By feitiannvh520

Finger family手指家庭

Finger family手指家庭

This is a good teaching resource for teaching family members in Chinese at primary school level. Based on the popular English song 'Finger Family', I have edited the video and put in Chinese lyrics. From this clip, students can familarize themsevles with the key family members such as 爸爸(Dad)妈妈���Mum),哥哥(Elder brother),姐姐(Elder sister), 宝宝(baby)as well as 手指(fingers). Before teaching the song, the teacher can integrate art work- Finger Puppet making into their lesson. After students finish making the finger puppet, they can present a wonderful performance- 手指家庭 tothe school and their parents.

By Victoria_zyq

Year of the Rooster Themed Pack

Year of the Rooster Themed Pack

'Year of the Rooster' themed pack that includes a colourful sets of cut-out borders, bookmarks, banner, lined paper and page borders for your Chinese spelling games, drawing or any writing activities in the class. This also includes a colourful sets of alphabet and numbers in rooster background. Great to use to teach alphabet recognition, spelling and phonetics for pupils learning English as a second language. They can also be used for creating beautiful wall displays, attractive posters and colourful bulletin boards.

By jinkydabon