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: Ten Brothers (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Ten Brothers (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810647 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
An old, childless couple discovered ten beautiful pearls. The ten pearls later turned into ten brothers, each with remarkable capabilities…....
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Cricket
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Cricket
ISBN: 9787513811613 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 05/2016
Cheng Ming, an ordinary person, was often punished for failing to catch crickets for the emperor’s entertainment. One day, he finally caught a...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: The Girl in the Painting
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: The Girl in the Painting
ISBN: 9787513813341 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017
Click here to download audio files As a young man falls in love with a girl in a painting, the girl remarkably steps out of the painting and comes to...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Gold Axe
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Gold Axe
ISBN: 9787513812863 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2017
A boy lost his iron axe, but ended up with three: a gold axe, a silver axe, and an iron axe. His elder brother lost an axe as well....  Click...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Legend of Chinese New Year’s Eve
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Legend of Chinese New Year’s Eve
ISBN: 9787513811033 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 05/2016
The Chinese New Year’s Eve is called 除夕, meaning “driving away the monster Xi.” There is an amazing legend about it.... Click her...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Legend of Lantern Festival (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: The Legend of Lantern Festival (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810630 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
Do you know that there is a traditional festival in China called the Lantern Festival? Do you have any idea about its origin? Let me tell you a...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Tian Ji and the Horse Racing
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Tian Ji and the Horse Racing
ISBN: 7513810176, 9787513810173 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Tian Ji was a General in the State of Qi (c1100 BC—221BC). He and the King of Qi loved horse racing. However, as the King’s horses were...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Ximen Bao, the Governor of Ye
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Ximen Bao, the Governor of Ye
ISBN: 7513810222, 9787513810227 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Ximen Bao was appointed governor of a place named Ye. He found that each year, the local officials and dignitaries and a witch would select a girl...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Yexian-A Cinderella Story from China (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Yexian-A Cinderella Story from China (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810999 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Yexian was a beautiful and lovely girl. She lost her parents and lived with her stepmother. Her stepmother and stepsister disliked her and they made...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Yu the Great Controls the Flood
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary words: Yu the Great Controls the Flood
ISBN: 9787513814003 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 07/2017
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$3.02