The great race


The Chinese Lunar calendar names each year after one of twelve animals, this year is the year of the sheep. Here is a story which tells of the Jade Emperor's clever plan to decide the order the animal years should go in. Find out who came first in The Great Race.

    Traditional story adapted by Sue Clarke | Animation by Cambridge English Online
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    BrownCelebrity80's picture

    This is a very interesting story!!!!

    1.  Because of the caracters
    2. Because of the message it trasmit.

    MasterSilver500's picture

    me 2007. Dad 1977. Mom 1981. Bi 2009.

    LadyLeopardNightingale's picture

    My birthday is 2003
    My Chenese zodiac sheep

    LadyLeopardNightingale's picture

    I love animals

    HelloGrass200's picture

    you can tell me i want download this video, i have to do ? thank you so much !

    MissInternetEarth's picture
    Hi HelloGrass200,
    I'm sorry but it isn't possible to download the video, for copyright reasons.
    You can download an printable activity that goes with the story, by clicking on 'print an activity for the story'.
    Best wishes,
    LearnEnglish Kids team
    SkiingBaseballBull's picture

    My Chinese Zodiac is the monkey.

    KindGem9000's picture

    cool story great race

    KindGem9000's picture

    My birthday date is 2005, my chinese zodiac is the rooster and i will invite my friend i have lots of friend