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: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Cao Chong Weighed an Elephant
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Cao Chong Weighed an Elephant
ISBN: 9787513810180 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 02/2016 | Reviews:
How did people weigh an elephant in ancient China? A young child came up with a brilliant solution…. Click here to download audio files
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Hailibu, the Hunter
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Hailibu, the Hunter
ISBN: 9787513812825 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017 | Reviews:
Hailibu, a hunter, acquired a gem as a reward after he saved the daughter of the Dragon King. Using the gem, he could understand the language of the...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Houyi the Divine Archer
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Houyi the Divine Archer
ISBN: 9787513811927 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016
Long, long ago, there were ten suns in the sky that made all human beings, animals and plants on earth suffer from the scorching heat. Houyi, an...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Identifying the Thief by Touching a Bell (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Identifying the Thief by Touching a Bell (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810654 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
A rich man's money was stolen. The county magistrate used a bell to identify the thief…. Click here to download audio files
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Jingwei Tries to Fill Up the Sea
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Jingwei Tries to Fill Up the Sea
ISBN: 7513810362, 9787513810364 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
You may have seen a bird holding branches in its beak in order to build its nest, but have you ever seen a bird picking up pebbles to throw into a...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Legend of Qingming Festival
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Legend of Qingming Festival
ISBN: 9787513812856 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017 | Reviews:
Qingming Festival is an important festival in China. According to legend, it was originally designated to commemorate a loyal court official…....
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival
ISBN: 9787513811958 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016 | Reviews:
The Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. On that...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Legend of the Horsehead Fiddle
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Legend of the Horsehead Fiddle
ISBN: 9787513813365 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017 | Reviews:
Click here to download audio files The horsehead fiddle is the most popular musical instrument among the Mongolian people, and there is a touching...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Monk Huaibing and the Iron Cows
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Monk Huaibing and the Iron Cows
ISBN: 9787513810678 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 05/2016 | Reviews:
A heavy rain washed eight iron cows into the river which were placed at the banks to pull a floating bridge. People couldn’t cross the river as...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Mr. Dongguo and the Wolf
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Mr. Dongguo and the Wolf
ISBN: 7513810389, 9787513810388 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
A wolf was hit by a hunter and implored Mr. Donguo for help. Mr. Dongguo hid the wolf in his bag. After the hunter had left, the wolf got out of the...
$3.00