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Kids who code will rule the world

We all use computers, but how many people know how to write the code that makes computer programs work? The skill of computer programming is becoming increasingly important in our world. Find out how easy it is to learn to code.

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Zou ba! Greetings: people's names

Listen to people asking and giving the names of others. Find out how to ask and answer the question 'What is his/her name?'.

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Zou ba! Chinese cities

Explore major cities in China such as Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Find out how to ask and answer the question 'Where are you going?'.

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Zou ba! Quiz time

Test your Chinese listening and reading skills. Answer spoken questions about greetings, introductions, nationalities, time and travel.

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Zou ba! Food and drink: thirsty and hungry

Listen to people asking others if they are hungry or thirsty. Find out how to ask and answer questions such as 'Are you hungry?' and 'Are you thirsty?'. This object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Food and drink: what's this?

Listen to people ask the words for a range of foods and drinks. Find out how to ask and answer questions such as 'What is this?' and 'What are these?'. This object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Food and drink: conversation practice

Explore food and drink phrases and test your conversation skills. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Zou ba! Clothing: colours

Explore the Chinese words for a range of colours. This object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Clothing: sizes

Explore phrases used to describe the size of clothing. Describe how well clothing fits. For example ‘This is too big’. This object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Shopping: how much does it cost?

Listen to a shopping dialogue exploring the use of Chinese dollars and cents; kuài, yuan, jiǎo, máo and fēn. Find out how to describe an item as expensive or cheap. This object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Shopping: what did you buy?

Listen to a shopping dialogue. Find out how to ask and answer the question 'What did you buy?'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Test your knowledge: train journey

Watch and listen to a dialogue between students travelling on a train. Answer quiz questions in the game 'GemQuest'. The quiz questions test knowledge of Chinese language, as used in a several learning objects in the set 'Zou ba'. This object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Australian cities

Explore the names of Australian cities on a map. Find out how to ask and answer the question 'Where do you live?'.

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Zou ba! Visiting China: have you got a passport?

Watch two friends planning a holiday to China. Look at travel arrangements such as getting a passport and visas, packing bags, booking a hotel room and plane tickets. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about travel arrangements. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Zou ba! Visiting China: length of the visit

Watch two friends talking about a holiday to China. Explore how they talk about the length of their visit. Investigate how to describe a time period in days and months. Answer questions about spending time in another country such as Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy or Canada. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Zou ba! Test your knowledge: birthday party

Watch and listen to a conversation about a birthday party. Answer questions about clothes, accessories and dressing. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Events: can you come?

Watch two friends getting ready to go to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions checking people's availability to attend events such as a school music concert, birthday party, Christmas party, disco or sports carnival. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: did you like it?

Watch two friends going to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about whether you enjoyed an event. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: choosing food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about food and drink preferences. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: ordering food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to order amounts of food and drink. Find out how to use measure words when ordering food and drinks using units such as plate, bowl, bottle or cup. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.