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Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 11

Posted by Grace Feng on April 22, 2013

JLC Chinese Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 11This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 13 to 18.

To go to previous practice, click here: Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 10

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 four scenes. You don’t need to study all four 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 your mouse on the player’s progressing bar while you’re learning with the recording. Once you’ve understood all the content and recognized all the sentence patterns we used in the article, take your time to repeat with the recording until you can fluently read out loud through the whole article on your own.

PS: To listen to the pronunciation of the new words in the new word table, please click on  the pinyin for each character in the word. Please 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 yourself first.

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
出租车 出租車 chu1 zu1 che1 taxi
司机 司機 si1 ji1 driver
分钟 分鐘 fen1 zhong1 minute
还是 還是 hai2 shi4 still
广告 廣告 guang3 gao4 advertisement
招牌 招牌 zhao1 pai5 signboard; plaque
路口 路口 lu4 kou3 crossing; intersection (of roads)
其实 其實 qi2 shi2 actually; in fact
cuo4 mistake
另外 另外 ling4 wai4 in addition
shi4 to experiment; to try
健身 健身 jian4 shen1 to exercise; to work out
时间 費時間 fei4 shi2 jian1 to take time; time-consuming;
dong4 classifier for houses or buildings
ceng2 layer; floor (of a building)
lou2 storied building
lou4 to leave out by mistake

 

Zhou Yang and Zhang Ye went to meet a client working in another area of the city. They couldn’t find which building the client was actually working in…

< Scene 3 >

 

zhōu yáng” zhāng yè, chūzūchē sījī bùshì shuō, yán zhè tiáo lù wǎng nán zǒu, shífēn zhōng hòu jiù dàoliǎo ma?”

周杨”张叶,出租车司机不是说,沿这条路往南走,十分钟后就到了吗?”

 

zhāng yè” shì ya, wǒmen yǐjīng zǒu le shíwǔ fēnzhōng le ba, kěshì háishi méi kàn dào guǎnggào gōngsī de zhāopai ā?

张叶”是呀,我们已经走了十五分钟了吧,可是还是没看到广告公司的招牌啊?

 

zhōu yáng” bùguò nǐ xiǎng xiǎng, zài shàngyīge lùkǒu qíshí yǒu liǎng tiáo lù kěyǐ zǒu, yī tiáo xiàngxīnán fāngxiàng, yī tiáo xiàng dōngnán。 wǒmen zǒu de shì dōngnán fāngxiàng de nà tiáo lù。 yěxǔ wǒmen zǒucuò le。”

周杨”不过你想想,在上一个路口其实有两条路可以走,一条向西南方向,一条向东南。我们走的是东南方向的那条路。也许我们走错了。”

 

zhāng yè” zhèyàng dehuà, wǒmen jiù huíqu zǒu lìngwài nà tiáo lù ba!”

张叶”这样的话,我们就回去走另外那条路吧!”

 

zhōu yáng” zhèyàng shì xiàqù hěn jiànshēn, dàn hěn fèi shíjiān。 wǒ kàn, háishi wèn wèn rén ba!”

周杨”这样试下去很健身,但很费时间。我看,还是问问人吧!”

 

zhāng yè” hǎo ba。。。 qǐngwèn, zhège guǎnggào gōngsī zěnme zǒu?”

张叶”好吧。。。请问,这个广告公司怎么走?”

 

lùrén” zhège gōngsī hěn jìn, nǐ yánzhe zhè tiáo lù wǎng běi, zǒu dào xiàyīge lùkǒu, zài nǐ de zuǒshǒu biān yǒu yī dòng qī céng gāo de lóu, gōngsī de páizi jiù zài yī lóu de lóu kǒu guà zhe。”

路人”这个公司很近,你沿着这条路往北,走到下一个路口,在你的左手边有一栋七层高的楼,公司的牌子就在一楼的楼口挂着。”

 

zhāng yè” shénme? jiù zài wǒmen zǒuguò de nàge lùkǒu? kànlai shì wǒmen kàn lòu le。 duōxiè nín le!”

张叶”什么?就在我们走过的那个路口?看来是我们看漏了。多谢您了!”

 

lùrén” bùyòngxiè!”

路人”不用谢!”

 

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[ translation ]

Zhou Yang” Didn’t the cab drive say it’s only ten minutes walk towards south along this road?”

Zhang Ye” Yes, he did. Yet we’ve walked for fifteen minutes, we haven’t seen any sign of advertizing agency.”

Zhou Yang:”But think about it, there were actually two ways to turn at last intersection, one towards south west, and the other towards south east. We went on the south east one, maybe we made a mistake.”

Zhang Ye:”If so, then let’s go back to walk on the other route!”

Zhou Yang:”Keep trying like this is like a work out. In my opinion, we’d better ask for help!”

Zhang Ye:”Agree … Excuse me, do you know how to get to this advertizing agency?”

Passerby:”This company is very close. You walk north on this road. When you reach the next intersection, you’ll see a seven-floor building on the left hand side. The sign of the company is hanging outside of the first floor.”

Zhang Ye:”What? It’s right at the intersection we just passed. We must have over looked it. Thank you so much!”

Passerby:”You’re welcome.”

 

 

 

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