Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 19

Posted by Grace Feng on July 28, 2015

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 19This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 25 to 30.

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Please study the new words in the table before each scene. There will be four four scenes in four practice for this phase of study. 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 dialogue at least once on your own without the audio. Then turn on the audio and read again while listening. You can always pause or rewind the audio by clicking or sliding your mouse on the player’s progressing bar. 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 dialogue 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.


Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
出差 chū chāi to go on an official or business trip
同事 tóng shì colleague
心情 xīn qíng mood
完全 wán quán completely; totally
理解 jiě to understand
胡同 衚衕 tòng alley
风格 風格 fēng style
特色 characteristic; distinguishing feature or quality
小吃 xiǎo chī snack; refreshments
主意 zhǔ yi idea

Song Fei and Xiao Liu are flying together on a business trip. They talked about Xiao Liu’s connection with Beijin and what they planned to do after landing.

< Scene 2 >

zài fēi wǎng Běijīng de fēijī shàng, sòng fēi hé xiǎo Liú shì yīqǐ chūchāi de tóngshì。
在飞往北京的飞机上, 宋飞和小刘是一起出差的同事。
Song Fei and Xiao Liu were colleagues on a business trip. They boarded the plane to Beijing together.


Sòng fēi:" xiǎo Liú, tīng rén shuō, nǐ cóngxiǎo jiù zài Běijīng zhǎngdà, shì cóng shàng dàxué kāishǐ, cái dào wài shěng shēnghuó?"

Song Fei:”Xiao Liu, I heard that you had grown up in Beijing, and left Beijing since university?”


xiǎo Liú:" méicuò, zhème duō nián le, yīzhí méiyǒu huí guò Běijīng。 yuánlái shēnghuó zài Běijīng de shíhou, zǒng xiǎng wǎngwài shěng pǎo, děng líkāi Běijīng le, yòu xiǎng dé bùdéliǎo。"

“That’s true. I haven’t been back to Beijing for many years. When I lived in Beijing, I had wished I could go somewhere else. After I left, I have never stopped missing it.”


Sòng fēi:" nǐ de xīnqíng, wǒ wánquán néng lǐjiě。 děng wǒmen dàoliǎo Běijīng, nǐ zuì xiǎng qù de dìfang shì nǎr ne?"

Song Fei:”I totally understand your feelings. Where do you want to go most after we arrive?”


xiǎo Liú:" wǒ xiǎoshíhou zhù guò de hútòng。 ràng wǒ dài nǐ yīqǐ qù kànkan ba! nàli de mínjū shì zhēnzhèng de lǎo Běijīng fēnggé ne!"

“The Hutong that I used to live in in my childhood. Let me take you there for a visit! Those houses were real Beijing style.”


Sòng fēi:" hǎo ā, wǒ lái Běijīng nàme duōcì, hái méiyǒu qù guò yǒu lǎo Běijīng tèsè de hútòng ne!"

Song Fei:”Awesome. Although I’ve been to Beijing so many times. I’ve never been able to see the real Beijing Hutongs.”


xiǎo Liú:" wǒ hái xiǎng dài nǐ qù cháng cháng yǒu lǎo Běijīng tèsè de xiǎochī ne。"

Xiao Liu:”I also want to let you taste the traditional Beijing food.”


Sòng fēi:" kànlai, hé nǐ yīqǐ chūchāi zhēnshi gè hǎo zhǔyi o。"

Song Fei:”It looks like such a good idea to get on this business trip with you.”


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