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Ziran from Shanghai

Ziran talks about her life and interests.


tidy hostess anywhere
Expo exhibit to look after
apart pavilion meet up with friends
also represent calligraphy






My name is Ziran Wang. I’m 23 and live in Shanghai.

What do you do for a living?

I’ll be working as a hostess in the German pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

It’ll be my job to look after the guests. I’ll be explaining the exhibits and representing Germany well.

What does “globalization” mean to you?

You can travel anywhere today. And I love to travel. In Shanghai today you can also eat Mexican food and see German cars. Or go to a Japanese restaurant. I think it’s a good thing.

What makes you happy?

A lot of things make me happy, like meeting up with friends or traveling, and speaking and learning German.

How do you spend your leisure time?

Apart from learning German, I also enjoy calligraphy. I started learning it when I was three. My grandfather taught me first, and then I had a teacher.

I also like cooking and cleaning. When everything clean and tidy, that’s just great.

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1. Who is this person? Is she young, middle-aged or old?

2. Ziran can speak German. Is this correct or incorrect? What will she be doing in 2010?

3. Does she feel positive or negative about globalization?

4. Luxury cars, nice houses and money makes her happy. True or false? What makes her happy?

5. What are her hobbies? Is she a neat, clean person, or is she messy and untidy?

6. Name some things and activities from the video.
A. Do you live in China? Are you from China? Have you ever been to China?

B. Have you met people from China? Who were they? What were they doing?

C. Describe the geography and climate of China.

D. Describe the economy of China. What does it export and import?

E. What are problems and challenges of China?

F. What’s Chinese food or cuisine like?

G. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

H. What comes to mind when you think of China? What do you associate with China?


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