Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for people who already have some knowledge of the language but want to progress a stage further. It is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge and to extend your skills, either in preparation for a visit, or to brush up on the language for work. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Chinese, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Key features 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 www.routledge.com/colloquials/chinese Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements How to use this book 1 The Chinese Language and China 2 Travelling in China 3 Health 4 Get-together and food 5 Celebrate Chinese New Year 6 Interests and Hobby 7 Education 8 Work 9 Transport and environment 10 Computers and internet 11 Marriage and children 12 Reform and change Key to exercises Chinese-English glossary Language points index Culture notes index Texts, dialogues and scripts in traditional form