Posted by Grace Feng on December 28, 2011
This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 1 to 6.
Please study the new words in the table before each scene first and then move on to the article. The whole article is devided into three scenes. You don’t need to study all three scenes at once. Take one at a time if you will.
You’re recommended to read the article for at least once all on your own without the audio. Then turn on the audio and read again. You can always pause or rewind the audio by clicking or sliding the little button on the mp3 player while you’re learning with the recording. Once you’ve understand all the content and recognize all the sentence patterns we used in the article, please take your time to repeat with the recording until you can fluently read out loud through the whole article on your own.
PS: There’s no recording in the new word table. Try to figure out the pronunciation through the pinyin first all by yourself. Don’t worry that you can’t get it right. You can progress much faster if you don’t rely on help and always try first.
|tiān qì||hěn||jué dìng|
|| 决定 ( decide to)
|qù||zhǎo|| yī gè
| 去 (go to)
|| 找 (look for)
|| 一个 (one)
| 谁 (who)
|| 就 (just)
||小王 (Ms Wang)|
|mén kǒu||pèng dào||shuō|
| 门口 (at door steps)
|| 碰到 (bump into)
|| 说 (say)
| 又 (again)
|| 女孩 (girl)
|zhī dào||zhù zài||dài|
|| 住在 (live at)
|| 带 (bring)
| 谢谢 (thank you)
Other than the new words, all other characters and words in the article had been studied in the six lessons. If you want to look them up in those lessons, you can copy and paste the word in the search box on the top of the right hand side bars.
< Scene 1 >
jīntiān zǎoshang tiānqì hěn hǎo. wǒ juédìng qù Běijīng Dàxué zhǎo yī gèrén.
zhège rén shì shéi? jiùshì wǒ de Zhōngwén lǎoshī- xiǎo wáng.
wǒ zài xuéxiào ménkǒu pèngdào yī gè gāo nǚhái.
wǒ wèn tā:” nǐ rènshi Zhōngwén lǎoshī xiǎo wáng ma?”
tā shuō:” rènshi.”
wǒ yòu wèn tā:” nǐ zhīdào tā zhù zài nǎlǐ ma?”
tā shuō:” wǒ dài nǐ qù ba.”
wǒ shuō:” xièxie!”
Download mp3 here: P1-section1.mp3
[ translation ]
It was a nice day this morning. I decided to visit a person in Beijing University.
Who’s this person? It’s my Chinese teacher – Xiao Wang.
I bumped into a tall girl at the entrance of the school.
I asked her:” Do you know a Chinese teacher called Xiao Wang?”
She said:”Yes, I do.”
I asked again:”Do you know where she lives?”
She said:”Let me bring you to her.”
I said:”Thank you!”
|lǐ||zhǐ zhe||zhāng lì|
| 里 (inside)
||指着 (point to)
||张丽 (a girl’s name)
|tóng shì||duì||gāo xìng|
| 同事 (colleague)
|| 对 (towards)
|| 高兴 (happy)
< Scene 2 >
zài xiǎo wáng de jiālǐ, xiǎo wáng zhǐ zhe gāo nǚhái duì wǒ shuō:” zhè shì zhāng lì, wǒ de tóngshì.”
在小王的家里, 小王指着高女孩对我说:”这是张丽, 我的同事.”
wǒ duì zhāng lì shuō:” xièxie nǐ, zhāng lì! wǒ jiào Mary.”
我对张丽说:”谢谢你, 张丽! 我叫Mary.”
zhāng lì shuō:” hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ.”
Download mp3 here: P1-section2.mp3
[ translation ]
At Xiao Wang’s home, Xiao Wang said, while pointing to the tall girl:”This is Zhang Li, my colleague.”
I said to Zhang Li:”Thank you, Zhang Li! My name is Mary.”
Zhang Li said:”It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
| 离开 (leave)
|| 书 (book)
|| 写 ( write)
|de||hái hǎo||xū yào|
| 得 (connecting verb and the adverb following it)
|| 还好 (still OK, not bad)
|| 需要 (need)
|bāng zhù||yǒu||shí jiān|
| 帮助 (help)
|| 有 (have)
|| 时间 (time)
|xiū gǎi||yī xià||guān yú|
| 修改 (modify)
|| 一下 (a bit)
|| 关于 (about)
|Jīng jù||kāi shǐ||ba|
| 京剧 (Beijing opera)
|| 开始 (start)
|| 吧 (exclamatory particle)
|太 (too much)
< Scene 3 >
zhāng lì líkāi hòu, wǒ wèn xiǎo wáng:” nǐ de shūxiě dé zěnmeyàng?” wǒ zhīdào xiǎo wáng zài xiě shū.
xiǎo wáng shuō:” háihǎo. Mary, nǐ de Zhōngwén bàogào xiě dé zěnmeyàng?”
小王说:”还好. Mary, 你的中文报告写得怎么样?”
wǒ shuō:” wǒ xūyào bāngzhù. nǐ shénmeshíhou yǒu shíjiān bāng wǒ xiūgǎi yīxià?”
xiǎo wáng shuō:” nǐ shuō de shì nǎyīge bàogào?”
wǒ shuō:” guānyú Jīngjù de nà yī gè.”
xiǎo wáng shuō:” wǒ xiànzài jiù yǒu shíjiān, wǒmen kāishǐ ba!”
wǒ shuō:” tàihǎole! xièxie nǐ, xiǎo wáng. “
Download mp3 here: P1-section3.mp3
[ translation ]
After Zhang Li left, I asked Xiao Wang:”How is your writing coming along?” I knew Xiao Wang was writing a book.
Xiao Wang said:”Not bad. Mary, how about your Chinese report?”
I said:”I need help. When would you have time to help me edit it?”
Xiao Wang said:”Which report are you talking about?”
I said:”The one about Beijing opera.”
Xiao Wang said:”I do have time now, let’s start!”
I said:”Super! Thank you, Xiao Wang.”
Your questions and feedback is always welcomed!
Happy New Year and see you next year!
Category: JLC Chinese grammar lessons
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