Unit 11 – Chinese New Year English Lesson

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Unit 11: Chinese New Year


Objectives:

  • This English lesson teaches students words and expressions related to Chinese New Year celebrations.
  • The lesson also teaches a number of verb/noun collocations used when talking about festivals.
  • It teaches ESL kids the use of tag questions to confirm information.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

chinese-new-year video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

chinese-new-year game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

chinese-new-year test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.


Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Chinese New Year'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

At Freddie’s school, teaching children about different cultures is important. Today the lesson focuses on the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Ms. Ann teaches students how the Chinese New Year is celebrated and offers lucky money in red packets to the students. Freddie is delighted.

Vocabulary:

·       Chinese
·       red envelope
·       lucky money
·       fireworks
·       dumplings
·       firecrackers
·       chopsticks
·       lunar calendar
·       Spring Festival
·       parade
·       celebration
·       fork
·       calendar

Verb/noun collocation

·       celebrate ·       Chinese New Year
·       get ·       lucky money
·       give ·       lucky money
·       have ·       a feast
·       eat ·       dumplings
·       open ·       the red envelope
·       go ·       to school

Spring Festival Celebration

  • The Chinese celebrate Spring Festival according to the lunar calendar.
  • Children do not go to school during the Spring Festival.
  • Married people give lucky money to children.
  • Families usually have a feast.
  • Chinese people eat dumplings with chopsticks.
  • Children open the red envelope to find lucky money.

Spring Festival Events:  There is…/There are...

  • There is a parade during the Chinese New Year.
  • There is a show during the Chinese New Year.
  • There are fireworks during the Chinese New Year.
  • There are feasts in different homes.

This lesson is part of the Level 7 English course.

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