Book Series: Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader

For students who study Chinese as a foreign language, it's crucial for them to enlarge the scope of their reading to improve their comprehension skills. The "Rainbow Bridge" Graded Chinese Reader series is designed to provide a collection of interesting and useful Chinese reading materials. This series grades each volume by its vocabulary level and brings the learners into every scene through vivid storytelling. The series has the following features:

I. A gradual approach by grading the volumes based on vocabulary levels.
We have consulted the New HSK Vocabulary (2012 Revised Edition), the Graded Chinese Syllables, Characters and Words for the Application of Teaching Chinese to the Speakers of Other Languages (National Standard) and the 1,500 Commonly Used High Frequency Chinese Vocabulary, along with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to design the "Rainbow Bridge" vocabulary grading standard. The series is divided into seven levels (Starter*, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) for students at different stages in their Chinese education to choose from. For each level, new words are no more than 20% of the vocabulary amount as specified in the corresponding HSK and CEFR levels. As the levels progress, the passage length will in turn increase. 

The following table indicates the corresponding "Rainbow Bridge" level.HSK and CEFR levels, the vocabulary amount, and number of characters.

       Level       Starter            1            2            3            4           5          6
        HSK
   CEFR Level
 
      HSK1
  CEFR Level
       A1
       HSK1-2
   CEFR Level
      A1-A2
        HSK2-3
   CEFR Level
       A2-B1
       HSK3
  CEFR Level
        A2-B1
       HSK3-4
   CEFR Level
        B1
        HSK4
   CEFR Level
        B1-B2
       HSK5
  CEFR Level
       B2-C1
  Vocabulary          150           300            500          750         1000         1500         2500
   Characters         1000          2500          5000         7500        10,000        15,000       25,000


2 Intriguing stories on various themes.

The series features engaging stories known for their twists and turns as well as deeply touching plots. The readers will find it a joyful experience to read the stories. The topics are selected from Chinese mythology, legends, folklore, literary classics, biographies of renowned people and historical tales. Such widely ranged topics would exert an invisible, yet formative, influence on readers' understanding of Chinese culture and history.

3 Reasonably structured and easy to use.

For each volume of the "Rainbow Bridge"series, apart from a Chinese story, they also provide an introduction to the main characters in Chinese and English, new words with English explanations and sample sentences ,and an English translation of the story .followed by comprehension exercises and a vocabulary list to help users read and understand the story and improve their Chinese reading skills. The exercises are mainly presented as objective questions that take on various forms with moderate difficulty. Moreover, keys to exercises are also provided.The series can be used by teachers in class or by students for self-study.


Track Series

Image Item Name Price
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Friendship Through Music
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Friendship Through Music
ISBN: 9787513811910, 7513811911 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016
Yu Boya was a guqin master whose skills were praised by many. However, in his eyes, none of them understood the essence of his music, until one day...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Hua Mulan, the Lady Warrior (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Hua Mulan, the Lady Warrior (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810623 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
Hua Mulan was a brave and intelligent young lady who developed an interest in riding and archery at a young age. When her country was faced an enemy...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Legend of the White Snake (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Legend of the White Snake (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810005 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
By Hangzhou’s picturesque West Lake lived a young man named Xu Xian. He fell in love with Bai Suzhen, a beautiful and kind-hearted young lady....
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Liu Yi the Messenger
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Liu Yi the Messenger
ISBN: 9787513810210 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016
When Liu Yi, a kind-hearted scholar, rescued the Dragon Princess from her troubles, a love story that transcends time began …. Click here to...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl (with audios)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl (with audios)
ISBN: 9787513809993 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 10/2018
In China, people refer to the 7th day of the 7th lunar month as "Qixi Festival". On this day, lovers and couples will meet each other to...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Zheng He’s Voyages to the Western Ocean
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Zheng He’s Voyages to the Western Ocean
ISBN: 9787513811934 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016 | Reviews:
Over 600 years ago, Zheng He, the great Chinese navigator, led his large fleet on seven sea journeys which took them to many countries and regions in...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: Four Ancient Beauties: Yang Guifei
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: Four Ancient Beauties: Yang Guifei
ISBN: 9787513813242 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017 | Reviews:
Click here to download audio files Imperial Consort Yang, one of the four ancient beauties of China, is adept at dancing and wins the heart of Li...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: Legend of a Tang Princess
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: Legend of a Tang Princess
ISBN: 9787513813891 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017 | Reviews:
Click here to download audio files Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo wants to marry Princess Wencheng of the Tang, so he sends his clever envoy, who...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary Words: The Courtesan Li Wa
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary Words: The Courtesan Li Wa
ISBN: 9787513811026 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 05/2016 | Reviews:
When Gao, the son of a rich family, was preparing for the imperial examination in the capital city of Chang’an, he fell in love with a beautiful...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: The Crown Prince or a Leopard Cat?
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: The Crown Prince or a Leopard Cat?
ISBN: 9787513814669 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2018
$3.83