From a Layman to a Professional

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Usage Advice: Read after class, self-study

Level: Intermediate
This book is in the Chinese Reading for Practical Purposes: Step by Step series. It belongs to Reading Level-2. It can be used for learners in HSK Level 3 ~ 5 or those who have learned 1,000 Chinese characters or have studied Chinese for more than half a year to read after class or study on their own.
This book has altogether 25 articles, all of which are about Chinese idioms. Arranged in chronological order, all the selected idioms are about the events or people that are against detailed and thorough historical settings. The suggested time for reading each story and the number of words in each story are given. In addition to the annotations in pinyin, English, Korean and Japanese for the new words, the corresponding pinyin is also provided for all the stories. Three columns are designed after the story. In the first part, "Have you understood it"?, four questions are raised to check how well the learners read; in the second part, "Can you use it?", two sample sentences on how to use this idiom are given, the purpose of which is to help learners master the usage of the idiom. The third part, "Synonym idioms", helps students to learn by associating this word with other words. Annotated in Korean and Japanese, all the new words are indexed in the last part of the book to facilitate learners.
This book is 17cm*22cm in size. It is dual-color printed with funny illustrations and lively format, which will make you have a good time when reading it.

About the Author
Peng Zhiping is Vice President and Associate Professor of the College of Advanced Chinese Training, Beijing Language and Culture University. He has published many textbooks, one of which is Chinese Reading Course. He was the main lecturer in a DVD entitled A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction - Reading. Besides, Prof. Peng was one of the Executive Editors of Guide to Chinese Proficiency Test HSK Elementary and Intermediate Learners (Revised Edition for Ethnic Groups) and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Road to Success.
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From a Layman to a Professional