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The great race


The Chinese Lunar calendar names each year after one of twelve animals. Watch a story about how the Jade Emperor decided which order the animal years should go in.

Traditional story adapted by Sue Clarke | Animation by Cambridge English Online

What year were you born? Do you know your Chinese zodiac animal? If so, what animal is it? If not, explore the topic of the Chinese zodiac and you can find out. 

How do you usually celebrate your birthday?  


PrinceStylishFootball's picture

tell you something...

i am Chinese.

PrincessFlutePearl's picture

Hi PurpleTomato40,your animal is monkey. Mines is dog

PrincessFlutePearl's picture

Hi MissFolkForever,your zodiac animal is chicken.

MissFolkForever's picture

i am 2005 so i am a dragon or .... i do not now ? i think that i am dragon.

PurpleTomato40's picture

My birthday is2004,so I am a monkey right?

YellowSupermarketViolin's picture

I do not like rat.It is very artful.

CheerfulGlass100's picture

  • This story is funny.
LilacForeverPuppy's picture

Hello. I am wondering, how do you find out what your Chinese zodiac animal is?

MissInternetEarth's picture

Hi LilacForeverPuppy,
You can find out your Chinese zodiac animal at the end of our story: My favourite day - Chinese New Year.
At the end of the video you can select the year you were born and your Chinese zodiac animal will appear.
Mine is the dog. What is yours?
Have fun!

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

KingMonsterMars's picture

Where is the cat ?