Unit 5 lesson 3
Chinese Paper Art
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to:
? learn something about paper-cutting<
br />? talk about Chinese paper-cutting
What colors are used in these paper cuts?
Can you guess what will be talked about in the text?
1.When were paper cuts of animals found in China ?
Paper cuts of animals were found in tombs During the time of the Northern and Southern Dynas
2.How many types of paper cuts do people like to make today ?
have been found
Tombs which date back to the time of the N and S Dynasty(386-589)
Task 1: Read the article and answer the following questions. 1. What are the three types of paper cuts? 2. How do we know that there is a long tradition of paper-cutting in China? 3. Which Chinese character often appears in the wedding paper cuts? 4. How is paper-cutting related to fashion? 5. Why is the writer going to see Mr. Chen again?
Answers to the questions
1. What are the three types of paper cuts?
Paper cuts for decorations, for religious purposes and for design patterns.
2. How do we know that there is a long tradition of paper-cutting in China?
Because paper cuts of animals have been found in tombs dating back to the time of the Northern and southern Dynasty.
3. Which Chinese character often appears in wedding paper cuts?
The Chinese character of double happiness .
4. How is paper-cutting related to fashion?
By using paper-cutting like a pattern on clothing or on a jewellery box
5. Why is the writer going to see Mr Chen again?
To learn paper cutting form him.
Reading for details: Task 2
Chen’ s information
I am Chen Zijiang. I am a paper-cutting expert.
I learned to cut from an early age. student I will have a new __________ after the interview.
Details about paper cutting
History: It is a Chinese folk art with a long history. It dates back to the Northern and Southern Dynasty.
the 1st type: It is used for decoration on windows, gates to _________________
bring ________ good luck the 2nd type: It is used forreligious purposes, in temples as offering to ______ the dead the 3rd type : It is used to make patterns on clothing to decorate ______________, jewellery such as ________ dragons _______,
? Student A: a TV show host---Shui Jun-yi Student B: Chen Zijiang a paper cutting expert Beginning
Introduction of the TV program and yourself, the reason to interview
Body part history & three types Conclusion
Write a letter to one of your foreign friends introducing Chinese paper-cutting. (100 words)
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