Tuesday, January 11

Intermediate English: The Chinese Zodiac, Part 1

This week's listening lesson for Upper Intermediate English language students is about The Chinese Zodiac.

In 2011, The Chinese New Year begins on February 3.

There are twelve horoscope signs in the Chinese Zodiac, and each sign is represented by a different animal. 2011 is the Year of The Rabbit.

Watch this video to learn about the first six signs of the Chinese Zodiac, and then scroll down to answer some questions and test how much you have understood.



Questions:

1) True or false? People born in the year of the rat are said to be generous.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

2) True or false? People born in the year of the dragon are said to be a bit lazy.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

3) True or false? People born under the sign of the Monkey are perfectionists.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

4) True or false? People born under the sign of the ox are said to be very patient.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

5) True or false? People born under the sign of the snake can sometimes be a bit vain about their looks.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

6) True or false? People born under the sign of the Rooster are very conventional.

a) true
b) false
c) the video doesn't say

Click here to see if you answered correctly, and find out what your Chinese Zodiac sign is >>

Click here to learn about the other six Chinese Zodiac signs >>



Related Activities:

Intermediate English - The Chinese Zodiac, Part 2 >>

Pre-Intermediate English - The Lantern Festival >>

Chinese New Year - Lessons and Games for English Learners & Kids >>


Festivals and Celebrations - Free English Lessons and Quizzes >>

Free Online Exercises for Intermediate English Students >>

Free Online Listening Activities for English Learners >>