喝茶 Tea Time

Introduction
Tea in China
The Tea Trade
Tea Around the World
Assessment
Connection to PGL

The Tea Trade

一。 Show the class images depicting the picking and producing of tea.

A Tea Factory in Kenya
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Photo Gallery: Tea Picking and Processing from Le Palais des Thés: Laos, Turkey, and China

 
Each student should have a copy (below) of a dialogue between a tea factory employee and a young visitor. Read the dialogue aloud line by line, and ask the students to repeat. Students should note the pinyin for unfamiliar words.

Tea Factory Dialogue (download to print)

Ask students questions about the above conversation to assess their listening comprehension. Introduce new words from the above conversation by using the associated flash cards.

Vocabulary
Geography: 俄国,土耳其,日本,英国,法国,意大利, 外国人
Trade: 出口,进口, 特别, 茶工厂
Transportation: 海路, 陆路, 航运

二。 Have the students work in pairs to discuss their family members’ tea preferences by using the following sentence structures:
…可是…
爸爸喜欢喝绿茶,可是妈妈喜欢喝红茶。
不但…而且…
爷爷不但喜欢喝龙井茶,而且喜欢喝花茶。

三。 Show a map of the world. Students will identify three countries on the map to which China has exported tea by land.
俄国,土耳其,日本
老师:这是什么国家?
学生:这是俄国,土耳其,日本。
老师:从中国出口茶叶到俄国怎么运?
Students will brainstorm the kinds of transportation used to transport tea to Russia by land, and distinguish between older methods and include modern transportation such as trains and planes.
车子, 马,骆驼
学生:中国人用马/车子,运茶叶去俄国。

四。 Show a map of the world. Students will identify three countries on the map to which China has exported tea by ocean.
法国,英国,意大利
老师:这是什么国家?
学生:这是法国,英国,意大利。
老师:从中国出口茶叶到英国怎么运?
Students will brainstorm the methods of transportation used to transport tea to England by ocean.
学生:中国人用船运茶叶去英国。

Chinese foreman Lau-Dzhen-Dzhau poses with tea plants at a tea farm and processing plant in modern-day Georgia, ca. 1907–1915.
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