Colloquial Chinese 2 / Edition 2

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Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Chinese, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary.

Key features of Colloquial Chinese 2 include: revision material to help you consolidate and build up your basics, Chinese texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization throughout, lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes, lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation, a grammar summary, detailed answer key and Chinese-English glossary, supplementary exercises and Chinese web-links at

120 minutes of audio material is available on both CDs and cassettes to accompany Colloquial Chinese 2. Recorded by native speakers, this material includes scripted dialogues and texts as wellas interactive exercises and will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415328180
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Colloquial Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Aknowledgements     x
The Chinese language and China     1
Traveling in China     19
Health     37
Get-togethers and food     53
Celebrate Chinese New Year     71
Interests and hobbies     87
Education     103
Work     121
Transport and environment     136
Computers and the internet     150
Marriage and children     169
Reform and change     192
Key to exercises and reading/listening comprehension questions     212
Texts, dialogues, reading comprehension texts and listening comprehension scripts in complex characters     241
English translation of the authentic texts in Units 10, 11 and 12     262
Chinese-English glossary     265
Index to language points     294
Index to culture notes     296
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