Eating out

Australia, 1989

TV show
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Episode of Series “Dragons tongue. - Series 2.”.
The eating habits of the Chinese are illustrated through filmed and dramatised segments. We see different kinds of restaurants, factory canteens, and a Chinese family at home during mealtimes. The “History of Chinese” segment describes the different dialects and languages that exist in China emphasising that there is really only one written script for all of these. Vocabulary introduced covers day to day language concerned with mealtimes and shopping for food.



Robin James

production company

Griffith University

ABC-TV (Australia)





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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Foreign language films





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