What’s the name of the story? It’s Yu Gong Moves a Mountain. Do you know other traditional Chinese stories?
Chang’e Flies to the Moon Pan Gu Separates the Sky From the Earth
___ Journey to the West ___ Hou Yi Shoots the Suns ___ Yu Gong Moves a Mountain ___ Nu Wa Repairs the Sky. Match the story with the pictures [a-d]. 1a b d a c
Listen and check (√) the facts you hear. Which story are Anna and Wang Ming talking about? 1b ____ The two mountains were very high and big. ____ A very old man tried to move the mountains. ____ A man told Yu Gong that he could never do it. √ √
1. How does the story begin? Discuss the questions with your partner. Once upon a time, there was a very old man. There were two mountains near his house. They were so big and high that it took a long way to walk to the other side.
2. What happened next? The old man told his family that they should all helped him to move the mountains. 3. Where would they put all the earth and stone from the mountains? Yu Gong said they could put them into the sea because it’s big enough to hold everything.