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the National Treasure. Beijing Opera. Beijing Opera dates back to the 18th century. It is a combination of acting, talking, singing, music, dancing and acrobatics . The costumes are always in bright colour. costume. a mixture of two or more things

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the

National

Treasure

Beijing Opera

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Beijing Opera dates back to the 18th century.

It is a combination of acting, talking, singing, music, dancing and acrobatics.

The costumes are always in bright colour.

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a mixture of two or more things

the clothes worn in plays or films

to have a history of

a group of valuable things,very special or important for the country

movement of one’s body using the skills of an acrobat

a very high and loud voice

date back

combination

a national treasure

a piercing voice

acrobatics

costume

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Task 1:

  • Listen to an interview about Beijing Opera and answer the following questions.
  • When did Beijing Opera start?
  • What skills do Beijing Opera actors need to have?
  • 3. How many main roles are there in Beijing Opera?
  • 4. Match the main roles with their names.
  • sheng male roles with brightly painted faces
  • dan female roles
  • jing clown roles
  • chou male roles
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When did Beijing Opera start?

  • It dates back to the late 18th century.
  • What skills do Beijing Opera actors need to have?
  • It is a combination of acting, talking, singing, music, dancing and acrobatics.
  • How many main roles are there in Beijing Opera?
  • There are four.
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4. Match the main roles with their names.

sheng male roles

dan female roles

jing male roles with brightly painted faces

chou clown roles

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main roles

history

skills needed

Beijing Opera

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Task 2:

  • Listen and use the Strategies to answer the questions.
  • Where was Beijing Opera performed at the beginning?
  • 2. Why does it have very loud music and a piercing singing style?
  • 3. Why do performers wear brightly coloured costumes?
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Where was Beijing Opera performed at the beginning?

  • It was performed mostly on open-air stages in markets, streets, teahouses or temple courtyards.
  • 2. Why does it have very loud music and a piercing singing style?
  • In order to be heard over the crowds.
  • 3. Why do performers wear brightly coloured costumes?
  • In order to be seen by the crowds clearly.
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main roles

history

skills needed

Beijing Opera

singing

costume

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Read the passage about Cantonese Opera carefully and find out information according to the diagram.

  • 2. Discuss with your group members to find out the similarities and differences between Beijing Opera and Cantonese Opera.
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main roles

history

skills needed

Cantonese Opera

singing

costume

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Besides Beijing Opera, there are still other National Treasures in China. They serve as a window of China. And through this window, foreigners are able to understand Chinese culture better.

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Besides Beijing Opera, there are still other National Treasures in China. They serve as a window of China. And through this window, foreigners are able to understand Chinese culture better.