Everyday Chinese (1 book, 3 CDs and 1 DVD-ROM)

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Authentic Language for Real-life Communication

Everyday Chinese is a multimedia package for the teaching of oral Chinese. It is designed to enable students to master basic conversations and to improve their communicative ability within a short period of time.

Everyday Chinese features 900 sentences that are frequently used in daily life, including a core vocabulary of 1,500 words composed of about 700 Chinese characters, a complementary vocabulary of 450 words, and 100 grammatical structures.

Besides the textbook, Everyday Chinese includes multimedia components including audio CD/MP3 and DVD-ROM, a website and tutorial services. The package presents a combined learning environment for students, allowing them the choice of their favorite learning methods. It also provides learners with a virtual contemporary Chinese community depicted through video clips and animations.


Table of Contents

Introduction to Pinyin
Daily Chinese 900

Meeting People-“What’s your name?”
Greeting People
Expressing Gratitude and Consolation
Paying a Visit
Taking Leave
Asking for Help
Making an Appointment
Making a Phone Call
Talking about Other People
Talking about Moods
Talking about Work
Talking about Hobbies

Dining-“What would you like to eat?”
At a Fast Food Restaurant
At a Chinese Restaurant
At a Buffet
Street Snacks
Family Gathering
At a Banquet

Shopping-“How much is it?”
Fruit Market
Second-hand Market
Shopping by Phone
Clothing Shop
Department Store

Excursion-“Where are you going?”
Taking a Bus
Taking a Taxi
Taking a Train
Taking a Plane
Getting Around in One’s Own Car
Travel Agency
Post Office

Accommodation-“I’d like a standard room.”
Haircut & Facial
Looking for an Apartment
Renting an Apartment

Managing Money-“What’s the exchange rate?”
Depositing/Withdrawing Money
Exchanging Money
Paying Bills
Transferring Money
Using a Credit Card
Reporting a Loss

Seeing a Doctor-“Is anything wrong?”
Consulting the Doctor
Paying for Treatment & Filling Prescriptions
Visiting a Friend in the Hospital
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Schooling-“What’s your major?”
University Classes
University Students Chatting
alking about Internet Bars

Recreation-“Let’s relax.”
In the Bar
In the Disco
At the Movie Theater
At a Karaoke Bar
Attending a Performance
Watching Peking Opera
At the Museum
Sports-“Nice shot!”
Morning Exercise
Health and Exercise
Hiking and Running

Basic Chinese 100
Index to Supplementary Vocabulary

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