The great race

The Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out!


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the story and do the activities.

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


There are twelve animals in the story. Which one is your favourite? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.5 (11 votes)

Submitted by BumpyPlastic9000 on Wed, 24/01/2024 - 10:19


Hey that was a beutifull story

Submitted by PrincessTrumpetTabla on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 01:44


I love the onomatopeia of the rooster that appears in the story! I like the dragon.

Submitted by FuzzyDiamond200 on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 16:19

So I’m in the year of the dragon so I was born in 2012 soooooo

Submitted by MasterShark50 on Mon, 25/10/2021 - 14:55

My favorite animals are a cat and a tiger. I was born in the Year of the Tiger in 2010 I have a pet. It's a little cat but it looks like a tiger!!!

Submitted by DuchessPrinceF… on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 10:54

What this story is telling us the number of the year. The story did not tell the emperor Jades age. Somehow he must be 79 or 67 or any age you think. Jade the emperor wanted to know his age. You have many favorite animals and you might like them. Most of you even have pets that you love them. Well, my favorite animal in this video is the dragon because he can fly. Hope you learned very well.

Submitted by MissDuckTram on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 22:46

my fovarite the animal is cat and dog or rabbit

Submitted by PrincessVioletGrass on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 12:31

I was born on December 13th 2012 so I am born a dragon. Wonderful regards PrincessVioletGrass

Submitted by ProfessorSnowb… on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 19:22

I am born in the year of the horse in 2014

Submitted by CheerfulMusic2 on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 19:37

I've searched on internet and I was born in the year of the ox.

Submitted by CheerfulMusic2 on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 19:36

I guess I was born in the year of the monkey, but i'm not sure.

Submitted by FavouritePlastic100 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 15:36

favorite animal is................ you say it first sharks!

Submitted by FavouritePlastic100 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 15:30

I don't know this now this story make me know.............. THE BEST

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 18:02

I was born in the year of tiger, and the tiger is my favourite animal

Submitted by NiceMetal7 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 12:36

I was born on tiger year and in the story My favorite animals is rabbit.

Submitted by PinkPantherRadio on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 10:12

My favourite animal is the dragon because he's the only can to fly

Submitted by RedTigerSalad on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 20:37

my favorite and the dog think he's cool i love dog

Submitted by LadyGreenCookie on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 09:11

I was born in the Year of the Dragon,

Submitted by CaptainAstrona… on Thu, 19/03/2020 - 04:05

I was born in 2012 so am the dragon
I am the dragon too, but I'm not born in 2012... I'm born in 2008. That means that you are 8 years old...

Submitted by MagicalPinkQuartz on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 10:36

Do You now in Viet Nam the year of the rabbit is also the year of the cat!

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