How much do you know about China?
CHINA is a fascinating country. <ul><li>It is the most  populated  country in the world, has a  rich culture  dating back ...
Geography China is the third largest country in the world. It shares borders with 14 other countries, including Mongolia, ...
<ul><li>True or false? </li></ul><ul><li>China is the largest country in the world </li></ul>
<ul><li>China’s history dates back to  more  than </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2697 BC and the...
<ul><li>How old is the history of China? </li></ul>
<ul><li>With 1.3 billion inhabitants, China is the </li></ul><ul><li>most populated country in the world.  </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>What’s the population? </li></ul><ul><li>Whats does “one child policy”prohibit? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Chinese cuisine is very diverse and each province has its own specialities. </li></ul><ul><li> In the south of th...
<ul><li>The typical Chinese food is .......... </li></ul><ul><li>They eat dog meat because........ </li></ul><ul><li>Eatin...
Sports <ul><li>Chinese people are  very conscious of the benefits of sport  for </li></ul><ul><li>health . In schools, the...
<ul><li>True or false? </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing and concentration are important for Chinese disciplines. </li></ul><ul>...
Myth and symbols. <ul><li>For Chinese people, everyday life is full of </li></ul><ul><li>symbols: animals (sphinx, monkey,...
The Dragon In Chinese art, the dragon is a symbol of strength and power. It symbolizes the emperor.
<ul><li>Can you name 3 Chinese symbols? </li></ul>
Language Approximately 200 languages are spoken in China. The official language is Mandarin These languages use an ideopho...
<ul><li>What’s China’s official language? </li></ul>
Speak up:   <ul><li>Would you like to visit China some day? </li></ul><ul><li>Which  aspect of Chinese culture do yo find ...
 
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  1. 2. How much do you know about China?
  2. 3. CHINA is a fascinating country. <ul><li>It is the most populated country in the world, has a rich culture dating back to thousands of years, was responsible for important inventions and is a leading international economic power. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Geography China is the third largest country in the world. It shares borders with 14 other countries, including Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Bhutan. It has many contrasting landscapes.
  4. 5. <ul><li>True or false? </li></ul><ul><li>China is the largest country in the world </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>China’s history dates back to more than </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2697 BC and the start of the 20 th </li></ul><ul><li>century, it was ruled by emperors. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1949, Mao Tse Tung proclaimed the </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Republic of China (the Communist </li></ul><ul><li>party took power ). </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>How old is the history of China? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>With 1.3 billion inhabitants, China is the </li></ul><ul><li>most populated country in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to limit the growth of the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>population, the People’s Republic of China </li></ul><ul><li>introduced a “one child policy” in 1979. This </li></ul><ul><li>law prevents families living in cities from </li></ul><ul><li>having more than one child. </li></ul>Population
  8. 9. <ul><li>What’s the population? </li></ul><ul><li>Whats does “one child policy”prohibit? </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Chinese cuisine is very diverse and each province has its own specialities. </li></ul><ul><li> In the south of the country, rice is an important part of the diet. </li></ul><ul><li> In the north, noodles are more common. </li></ul><ul><li>For Chinese culture each food has a particular health related function. For example, they believe that dog meat keeps </li></ul><ul><li>People warm in winter and that noodles make you live longer. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Chinese manners are different from us: </li></ul><ul><li> Meals are eaten quickly, without any particular formalities or codes </li></ul><ul><li> Eating noisily (chewing loudly or sucking up noodles) is not impolite in China. On the contrary, it is a sign of enjoyment </li></ul>Food
  10. 11. <ul><li>The typical Chinese food is .......... </li></ul><ul><li>They eat dog meat because........ </li></ul><ul><li>Eating noisily is....................... </li></ul>
  11. 12. Sports <ul><li>Chinese people are very conscious of the benefits of sport for </li></ul><ul><li>health . In schools, the day begins with a series of exercises. In </li></ul><ul><li>parks, you can usually see groups of older people practising </li></ul><ul><li>taijiquan a discipline similar to yoga which uses breathing </li></ul><ul><li>techniques and concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Kung fu is also very popular.It includes all Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>martial arts and means ‘champion of experience and </li></ul><ul><li>technique’. </li></ul><ul><li>China at the Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>At the Athens Games in 2004, China won 63 medals, including </li></ul><ul><li>32 gold (gymnastics,swimming, diving, badminton,table </li></ul><ul><li>tennis). China won every single event in every category at the </li></ul><ul><li>World Table TennisChampionships in 1999, 2001 and 2005. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>True or false? </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing and concentration are important for Chinese disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>China won 63 gold medals at the Athens Games in 2004. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Myth and symbols. <ul><li>For Chinese people, everyday life is full of </li></ul><ul><li>symbols: animals (sphinx, monkey,dragon), </li></ul><ul><li>plants (jasmine,lotus) and minerals (jade, </li></ul><ul><li>rocks). </li></ul><ul><li>Objects, points of the Compass and natural </li></ul><ul><li>elements, of which there are five in China </li></ul><ul><li>(water,fire, air, earth and mineral), are </li></ul><ul><li>also important for Chinese culture. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Dragon In Chinese art, the dragon is a symbol of strength and power. It symbolizes the emperor.
  15. 16. <ul><li>Can you name 3 Chinese symbols? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Language Approximately 200 languages are spoken in China. The official language is Mandarin These languages use an ideophonographic system: each character is a sign representing an object and/or a concept. They combine different sign to represent different concepts.
  17. 18. <ul><li>What’s China’s official language? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Speak up: <ul><li>Would you like to visit China some day? </li></ul><ul><li>Which aspect of Chinese culture do yo find most interesting? Do you think it’s important to learn about other cultures? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is the impact of the Olympic games for China’s economy and society? How do the Olympic games affect China? </li></ul>

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