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DESCRIPTIONWelcome to our class. Lesson 23 Chinese Paper Art. phoenix. dragon. door gods. carp. rooster. Words Guessing. 1.jewellery We usually put our rings, necklace into a jewellery box. 2. religious A christening is a religious ceremony in the West. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Chinese Paper Art
1.jewellery We usually put our rings, necklace into a jewellery box. 2. religious A christening is a religious ceremony in the West.3. embroidery There is dragon embroidery on the imperial robe(). 4. offering We give offerings to God or to the dead on special days.Words Guessing
The Art of Paper
ListeningA. The history of paper cutsB. How to make paper cutsC. Types of paper cuts people like to makeD. Different colors of paper cutsE. Suggestions for the newcomers to paper cutting
ReadingSection 1: History of paper cuts
Section 2: Types of paper cuts people like to make
Section 3: Suggestions for the beginners to paper cuttingParagraph 6Paragraph 1-2Paragraph 3-5
HistoryTrue or False Questions:1. Mr. Chen learned paper cutting from an early age.2. Paper-cutting is a long tradition in China.3. Paper cuts of animals have been found in tombs dating back to Song Dynasty.4. The young lady would look at the mans paper-cutting skills to choose her husband.TFTF
1. How many types of paper cuts do people like to make? What are they?
2. Which Chinese character often appears in wedding paper cuts?
3. How is paper-cutting related to fashion?
1. How many types of paper cuts do people like to make? What are they? Three. Paper cuts are used for decorations, for religious purposes and in the design of other crafts.
2. Which Chinese character often appears in wedding paper cuts? The Chinese character of double happiness often appears in wedding paper cuts.
3. How is paper-cutting related to fashion? A paper cut may be used as a pattern for embroidery on clothing or on a jewellery box.
Suggestion What advice does Mr. Chen give to beginners of paper-cutting?
He suggests that newcomers practise easy designs such as snowflakes.
Structure of the textA long history, date back to the Northern and Southern Dynastypaper-cutting skillsUsed for decorating windows, walls, gates and lanternsUsed for religious purposes, such as temple decorations or offerings to the deadUsed in the design of other crafts, such as a pattern for embroidery on clothing or on a jewellery box.Practicing easy designs such as snowflakes
Oral Practice Situation: One of your British friends likes Chinese paper cuts very much. But he/ she doesnt know the meaning of the paper cuts. You would like to tell him/ her.
Example: A: Oh, thats beautiful.B: Its the Chinese paper-cutting.A: I see. But whats the meaning of this paper cut?B: Let me see. Here is a carp. In China, it means that we have much left every year. The paper cut of a boy holding a big fish also has the same meaning. A: It sounds interesting.B: Yes, it is commonly used for decorating.
Key Words and Expressions:What the meaning of ? It means It is commonly/ often used for It sounds We can see such a paper cut when
Homework Write a short paragraph about other types of paper-cutting. You can use the following websites to search more information.http:// www. google. comhttp:// www. travelchinaguide. comhttp:// www. isaacnet. com