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 6: 2500 Vocabulary Words: Journey to the West (Abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary Words: Journey to the West (Abridged)
ISBN: 9787513813297 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017 | Reviews:
Monkey King, Pig and Sandy escort Master Xuanzang on an epic quest to obtain Buddhist scriptures. On their journey, they vanquish monsters and demons...
$9.88



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary words: Outlaws of the Marsh (Abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary words: Outlaws of the Marsh (Abridged)
ISBN: 9787513813228 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 07/2017
The awe-inspiring heroes represented by Lin Chong, Lu Zhishen and Song Jiang gather at Mount Liangshan. There they set up a banner at a towering...
$9.88



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Xiao He: A Blessing and a Curse
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Xiao He: A Blessing and a Curse
ISBN: 9787513814799 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 08/2018 | Reviews:
Han Xin is an outstanding military strategist in ancient China. His talents are finally recognized by Liu Bang, the King of Han who entrusts Han Xin...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Brave Daughter
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Brave Daughter
ISBN: 9787513814805 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 08/2018 | Reviews:
Chunyu Yi has five daughters. However, the absence of a son always makes his heart sink. To his surprise, when he is in trouble, Tiying, his youngest...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Phoenix Egg
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Phoenix Egg
ISBN: 9787513812849 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017 | Reviews:
The phoenix is a rare and legendary bird, and its egg is even rarer. Yet, a poor young man named Wang Er miraculously acquired three of them.......
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: A Young Girl Versus the Giant Snake
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: A Young Girl Versus the Giant Snake
ISBN: 7513810206, 9787513810203 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
A giant snake came to a mountain and devoured several people and many animals. People nearby were terrified, so Li Ji, a brave girl, went to the...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Zhuang Brocade
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: A Zhuang Brocade
ISBN: 9787513812832 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017 | Reviews:
An elderly mother spent years weaving a beautiful Zhuang brocade, but it was blown away by a heavy wind. Seeing their mother’s profound grief...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: An Old Horse Makes the Best Guide
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: An Old Horse Makes the Best Guide
ISBN: 9787513814812 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 08/2018 | Reviews:
Troops from the State of Qi have got lost in a valley. When there is almost no food left, what should they do? Do they have to eat an old horse to...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Bao Zheng and the Case of the Ox's Tongue (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Bao Zheng and the Case of the Ox's Tongue (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513811019 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
A villager named Li Er found his cow’s tongue was mysteriously cut. He then reported his case to Bao Zheng. The judge used a clever way to find out t...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Cangjie, the Inventor of Characters
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Cangjie, the Inventor of Characters
ISBN: 9787513812719 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017 | Reviews:
Chinese characters are mysterious and have a long history. Legend has it that a man named Cangjie invented them in clever and playful ways.... ...
$3.02