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Very Good: Spoken Chinese for Beginners 4

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Author: Liu Songhao;
Language: Chinese-English
Format: Papercover
Page: 210
Publication Date: 12/2008
ISBN: 9787561922507
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Level: Elementary

Very Good: Spoken Chinese for Beginners vol. 4 has altogether 12 lessons. In coherence with the first three volumes and centering on the four characters' understanding and discussions on personal value and pursuit, it displays their distinctive personalities in vivid, humorous and simple language, thus reflecting the features that run through the book, "Classroom is the life setting", "Words reveal personalities"and "Humor is the key feature". Every lesson in this book is coherent with a storyline, which can arouse students' interests. The intriguing texts are thought-provoking. It includes 12 topics: Chinese talent shows, ways to cure insomnia, shopping (for an Mp3), watch a debate contest, what is happiness, classic movie quotes, learn to cook Chinese food, go for an interview, worship of idols (Jackie Chan), arrangement of holidays and life plan. In combination with rich culture it includes idioms (such as "killing two birds with one stone", "Lord Ye's love of dragons—professed love of what one does not really understanding or even fears"), popular sayings (such as "better to seek help from within more than without"), facial make-up in Beijing opera, he Romance of the Three Kingdoms, cultures and customs of the ethnic groups (Nakhi people in Lijiang) and the special meanings of color words in Chinese etc. The texts are thought-provoking. Students can learn 50 language points, over 200 words and make daily conversations in Chinese after learning this book. The texts are annotated in English. The supplementary booklet annotates the new words in Japanese and Korean. It also attaches the introduction to the texts, the teaching purpose(s) and two sets of exercises to facilitate teachers. An accompanying CD includes the recordings of the texts,new words and Proverb of the Lesson.

About the Author
Liu Songhao started teaching in the International College for Chinese Language Studies in Peking University in 1989, and had taught Chinese in countries such as Fiji, US, etc. Starting from 1994, Liu was a lecture in the department and in 1999, he assistant professor. From Aug, 2005 to Jun, 2006, he was a visiting scholar at the grant of Fulbright Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His has participated in a lot of Chinese textbooks such as HSK Simulated Tests, Chinese Reading (Intermediate), Chinese Listening Course (Elementary), Essential Reading, New Chinese Listening (Intermediate), Chengo Chinese, etc, and has gained rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) and TCFL textbook compilation.

The other authors are all experienced teachers of TCFL from Peking University.

本书为《很好-初级汉语口语》的第四册,共12课,承接前三册的内容,围绕四个主要人物在课堂和业余生活中对个人价值和追求等话题的认识和讨论,用生动、幽默、简单的语言表现了他们各自的鲜明特点,从而体现了贯穿全套书的"课堂即生活""话语即人物""幽默即生命"的特点。
本书每课内容前后相连,有一定的故事性,激发学生的学习兴趣。内容涉及汉语才艺表演、治疗失眠的方法、选购商品(MP3)、观看辩论赛、什么是幸福、电影经典台词、学做中国菜、参加面试、偶像崇拜(成龙)、假期安排、人生规划等共12个主题,并结合丰富的文化内容,如成语(一举两得、叶公好龙)、俗语(求人不如求己)、京剧脸谱、《三国演义》、中国少数民族风情(丽江纳西族)、汉语中颜色词的特殊含义等。课文内容耐人回味,给学生和老师留下了很大的自由发挥的空间。学完本册后,学生可以掌握语言点50个,200多个词语,学习者能够用汉语进行日常会话。
课本为英文注释,附加手册里有生词的日文和韩文注释,并附有课文介绍和教学目标,以及两套阶段测试题,方便教师使用。并配录音CD一张,录有本书全部课文、生词和练习中每课一句等内容。

Very Good: Spoken Chinese for Beginners 4
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