Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 6

Posted by Grace Feng on April 7, 2013

JLC Chinese Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 6This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 7 to 12.

To go to previous practice, click here: Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 5

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
开车 開車 kai1 che1 to drive a car
地图 地圖 di4 tu2 map
危险 危險 wei1 xian3 danger
度假村 度假村 du4 jia4 vacation village
ye4 page
好听 好聽 hao3 ting1 pleasant to hear
故事 故事 gu4 shi4 story
lu4 road
知道 知道 zhi1 dao5 know; be aware of
路标 路標 lu4 biao1 a roadsign
公路 公路 gong1 lu4 highway; road
bang1 help
风景 風景 feng1 jing3 scenery; view
duan3 short
chang2 long
可是 可是 ke3 shi4 but; however
lian2 connect
当然 當然 dang1 ran2 certainly; of course


The family of three, Mom Li Yun, Dad Zhou Yang and daughter Lili, are driving to the Vacation Village to spend their vacation, but it looks like the Dad, also the driver is kind of lost. Li Yun tried to help while Lili asked for a story…


< Scene 2 >


lǐ yún:” nǐ bùyào yībiān kāichē yībiān kàn dìtú, zhèyàng hěn wēixiǎn, wǒ lái ba!”



zhōu yáng:” hǎo ba。 nǐ bǎ dìtú dǎkāi dào30 yè, dùjià cūn jiù zài nà yī yè shàng。”



Lìlì:” māma, gěi wǒ jiǎng gè hǎotīng de gùshi ba!”



lǐ yún:” Lìlì, māma bùnéng yòu jiǎng gùshi yòu kàn dìtú ya。 ràng māma bǎ lù zhǎodào, zài gěi nǐ jiǎng gùshi hǎo ma?”



zhōu yáng:” lǐ yún, wǒ zhīdào wǎng nǎ kāi le, lùbiāo shàng ràng wǒmen shàng jiǔ hào gōnglù。 nǐ yībiān gěi Lìlì jiǎng gùshi, yībiān bāng wǒ kàn lù jiù xíng le。”



Lìlì:”Yeah! wǒ kěyǐ biān kàn fēngjǐng, biān tīng māma jiǎng gùshi le!”

丽丽:”Yeah! 我可以边看风景,边听妈妈讲故事了!”


lǐ yún” Lìlì, māma xiān gěi nǐ jiǎng gè duǎn gùshi, nǐ zài gěi wǒmen jiǎng gè cháng gùshi hǎo ma?”



Lìlì:” kěshì wǒ de gùshi dōu hěn duǎn, wǒ bǎ jǐge duǎn duǎn de gùshi lián qilai jiǎng, kěyǐ ma?”



lǐ yún:” dāngrán kěyǐ!”



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[ translation ]

Li Yun:”Please don’t drive and read, it’s dangerous. Let me help you!”

Zhou Yang:”OK then, just turn to page 30 on the map. The Vacation Village is right there.”

Lili:”Mom, could you tell me a good story?”

Li Yun:”Lili, Mom can’t tell you stories while reading on the map. Let me find out the route, and then I’ll tell you the story, is it OK?”

Zhou Yang:”Li Yun, I just figured out which way to go. It is written on the road sign that we should get on Route number 9. You can go ahead tell Lili the story while keeping an eye on the road for me.”

Lili:”Yeah! I can listen to a story while watching the views now.”

Li Yun:”Lili, is it OK I tell you a short story first, and then you tell us a long story after that? ”

Lili:”But my stories are all short, can I tell a couple of them in one shot?”

Li Yun:”Of course!”


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