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2 Unit 3 – Lesson 2 What Animal Are You? Taught by Tony RonTony Ron

3 mouse ox tiger rabbit dragonsnake horse goat monkey rooster dog pig 12 Earthly Branches (Di Zi / ) the year of the (monkey) a (monkey) person It s a very cute animal with long ears, red eyes and a short tail. It doesn t exist in real life. It stands for loyalty( ) in ancient China. attribute

4 The Year Of The Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 People born in the Year of the Monkey are sociable. They are also clever, skillful, creative and can solve the most difficult problems easily. There are many fields in which Monkey people would be successful but they have a worrying habit of being too pleasant. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged ( ) and sometimes leave their work. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Monkey people have a strong wish for knowledge and excellent memories.

5 Questions: 1. In which animal year was Paul born? 2.What are horse people like? 3.What animal is Pauls sister Joan? 4. What are ox people like? 5.What about Pauls mother? NameAnimalAttributes Character & Personality Monkeysociable, clever, creative, skillful … Paul Joan Mother horse ox dog energetic independent … hardworking, r eliable calm stubborn … hardworking ( work like a dog ) hardworking, loyal … Tony lazy, quiet

6 Hi, Joan, Do you know you are an ox? I m not kidding. My friend, Wang Hua,told me that the Chinese use ________ to ____the years. They are mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, ______, ______, horse, ______, monkey, _______, dog and pig. You were born in That s the _____ of the ____. So you are an ox. The Chinese believe that ox people are hardworking, _______, _____ but sometimes _______. Guess what animal I am? I am a _____. That s why I am always so ________ and __________. We often say Mum works ____ a _____. Now I know the reason – she is a dog. Don t you think the Chinese Animal Years are interesting? Paul 12 animalscount dragonsnakegoatrooster year ox reliablecalmstubborn horse energeticindependent likedog

7 Paul: What animal…? Mingming: Im a… Paul: What are…like? Mingming: I think … Paul: Do you feel happy being …? Mingming: Not really. Paul: What animal do you want to be, then? Mingming: Id like to be … Paul: Why? Mingming: Because I believe… Interview Paul: What animal…? Mingming: Im a… Paul: What are…like? Mingming: I think … Paul: Do you feel happy being …? Mingming: Not really. Paul: What animal do you want to be,then? Mingming: Id like to be … Paul: Why? Mingming: Because I believe… creative hardworking reliable strong sweet, pleasant confident wise independent energetic shy sociable proud loyal funny, patient

8 Report My friend Mingming is a monkey. People say a monkey person is sociable. But he doesn t like being a monkey. Instead, he wants to be a horse because he believes that horse people are independent and energetic.

9 Conclusion NameAnimalAttributesCharacter & Personality Tony Monkeysociable, clever, creative, skillful… lazy, quiet Paul Joan Mother horse ox dog energetic, independent … hardworking, reliable calm stubborn … hardworking ( work like a dog ) hardworking, royal … What do you mean by … ? be born in the year of the … What animal are you? What be … like?

10 More than 3,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors invented the 10 Tian Gan (or heavenly stems) and 12 Di Zhi (or 12 earthly branches) for chronological purpose. Later, people used 12 animals to symbolize the 12 earthly branches in order to make things easier to memorize and the animals in order are the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

11 Homework Conduct a survey among your friends or family members. (P106) Search more information about the Chinese Animal Years Websites for reference:

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13 The text tells us (that) she works like a dog. Do you think if a dog is faithful to its master? She is hardworking. It is loyal. [character & personality] [attribute]

14 What do you mean by … ? use … to count the year. Chinese Animal Years

15 It is yellow and black. it lives in a forest. It can kill people and eat them up. It is a small tree-climbing animal with a long tail. It looks like a human being. It is cold-blooded and usually sleeps in winter. Some of them have sharp poisonous teeth. It is little and it often comes out to eat things at night. Some people hate it, but others like it because it s very popular in cartoons.


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