Jinbu 1 Chapter 3: Hobbies


  1. http://www.memrise.com/course/943898/y8-mandarin_hobbies/
  2. https://quizlet.com/65191845/hobbies-1-flash-cards/
  3. https://quizlet.com/65799371/hobbies-2-flash-cards/
  4. https://quizlet.com/67113110/hobbies-3-flash-cards/
  5. https://quizlet.com/83136528/hobbies-and-interests-flash-cards/
  6. https://quizlet.com/59056286/to-surf-the-net-flash-cards/
  7. hobbies-reading-and-writing-activity



  1. Hobbies gap fill– use resource 7 above (can be used in class or set in an online classroom).
  2. Can/ can’t or like/ don’t like (Reading/ Speaking exercise) Give students a set of cards with different hobbies on them (at this stage I would recommend students do this individually). They have to divide cards into the two different piles, either like/ dislike, or can/ can’t (depending on your language focus). They then state their likes/dislikes- and compare with their partner/ another pair, for example: 我和 Peter  喜欢游泳, 我们(都)不喜欢读书, 三个人喜欢游泳, 一个人不喜欢游泳. This is a good activity to build up repetition of language if you work through the individual/ pairs/ small groups stages.

Differentiation ideas:

  • Pair weaker/ stronger students together, or weaker groups together (so they are not intimidated and can take their time more).
  • Give stronger groups cards without the Chinese characters/ pinyin (so they have to remember or look-up the characters), give weaker students cards with the characters and pinyin.

Extension ideas:

  • Writing/ Reading: Students can create a chart of the likes and dislikes/ abilities in their group or class- and create sentences and questions from this (important to remember to ask them to form questions!).
  • Speaking/ listening: students can record themselves saying sentences about their group – their peers have to listen and work out what they said (this is good with an online classroom).