Posted by Grace Feng on April 22, 2013
This 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|
|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|
|另外||另外||ling4 wai4||in addition|
|试||試||shi4||to experiment; to try|
|健身||健身||jian4 shen1||to exercise; to work out|
|费时间||費時間||fei4 shi2 jian1||to take time; time-consuming;|
|栋||棟||dong4||classifier for houses or buildings|
|层||層||ceng2||layer; floor (of a building)|
|漏||漏||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?”
zhāng yè” shì ya， wǒmen yǐjīng zǒu le shíwǔ fēnzhōng le ba， kěshì háishi méi kàn dào guǎnggào gōngsī de zhāopai ā?
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。”
zhāng yè” zhèyàng dehuà， wǒmen jiù huíqu zǒu lìngwài nà tiáo lù ba!”
zhōu yáng” zhèyàng shì xiàqù hěn jiànshēn， dàn hěn fèi shíjiān。 wǒ kàn， háishi wèn wèn rén ba!”
zhāng yè” hǎo ba。。。 qǐngwèn， zhège guǎnggào gōngsī zěnme zǒu?”
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。”
zhāng yè” shénme? jiù zài wǒmen zǒuguò de nàge lùkǒu? kànlai shì wǒmen kàn lòu le。 duōxiè nín le!”
download mp3 here: practice11.mp3
[ 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!”
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