Class theme/topics discussed:
What is “啃老族”？Where am I in China?
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Nowadays, many young people in China choose to live with parents even after they get jobs or get married. The main purpose of that is to save money. However, this is quite controversial. Different people have various ideas towards this situation and it is a good topic for students to discuss in order to provoke conversations.
For the game is just to let students have fun and know more places of interest in China.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Picture maze, handouts, discussion and role play
How did students react?
Students love playing picture puzzle and they figure out the meaning of “啃老族” with the two pictures.
Also they like to play the roles of as “啃老族” and parents to make conversations.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Students love to play the picture puzzle and after that they are more active in making conversations. The game goes well because students are quite competitive to try to get more correct answers and therefore they have to organize their target language to tell more information to their classmates.