Intermediate - You look exhausted!

A:

(C0043)

王小姐你好像很累。
ˇ ˇ ang ` ˇ lei. ` W´ ang Xiaojie nˇ ı haoxi hen Miss Wang you seem very tired.

B:

对,我很累,我的工作很麻烦。我每天八点钟 上班,六点钟下班。
ˇ hen ˇ lei, ` wo ˇ de gongzu ` hen ˇ mafan. ´ ˇ an ¯ ¯ Du` ı, wo o Wˇ o meiti ˇ ` ˇ ` an. ¯ dianzh ¯ ¯ liu ¯ ¯ ba ong shangb an, ong xiab ` dianzh Yes, I’m very tired. My work is very troublesome. Every day I start work at eight o’clock and finish work at six o’ clock.

A:

哎呀 ! 太 忙 了 ! 工 作 差 不 多 十 个 小 时 , 你 应 该 休息。
¯ a! T` ´ ` chabudu ` ˇ ¯ ¯ sh´ Aiy¯ ai mang le! Gongzu o o ı ge xiaosh´ ı, nˇ ı ¯ xiuxi. y¯ ınggai ¯ Whoa! That’s too busy! That is more or less ten hours of work. You should rest.

B:

我没有办法休息。
´ ou banfˇ ` a xiuxi. Wˇ o meiyˇ ¯ There’s no way I can rest.

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好像 累 麻烦 下班 哎呀 差不多 应该 休息 办法

ˇ ang ` haoxi ` lei ´ mafan ` an ¯ xiab ¯ a aiy¯ ` ¯ chabudu o ¯ y¯ ınggai xiuxi ¯ ` a banfˇ

seem to be tired troublesome to get off work good gracious more or less should to rest way;method

Supplementary Vocabulary

注意身体 几乎 赚钱 熬夜

¯ ı zhuy` ` ı shentˇ j¯ ıhu ¯ ` an ´ zhuanqi ´ e aoy`

pay attention to your health almost to earn money stay up late or all night

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脸色 苍白

ˇ e ` lians ´ ¯ cangb ai

complexion pale

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Intermediate - Weather, Man
A:

(C0049)

你明天干什么?
` shenme? ´ ¯ gan Nˇ ı m´ ıngtian What are you doing tomorrow?

B:

不一定。如果下雨,我在家。
ˇ xiay ` u, ˇ zai ` jia. ¯ Bu ıd` ıng. Rugu ` y¯ ´ o ˇ wo I’m not sure. If it rains, I will stay at home.

A:

如果天气好呢?
ˇ tianq` ˇ ne? ¯ ı hao Rugu ´ o And if the weather is good?

B:

我出去。
Wˇ o chuq ` ¯ u. I will go out.

Key Vocabulary

明天 干 不一定

¯ m´ ıngtian ` gan b` u y¯ ıd` ıng

tomorrow to do not certain
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如果 下雨 天气 出去

ˇ rugu ´ o ` u xiay ˇ ¯ ı tianq` chuq ` ¯ u

if to rain weather to go out

Supplementary Vocabulary

打算 计划 决定 天气预报 晴天 雨天 阴天 多云 大雾 郊游

ˇ an ` dasu ` j` ıhua ´ ıng jued` ` ¯ ıyub tianq` ` ao ¯ q´ ıngtian ¯ yuti ˇ an ¯ y¯ ıntian ¯ un duoy ´ ` u daw ` ¯ ou jiaoy´

plan to plan to decide weather forecast sunny rainy cloudy day cloudy thick fog field trip
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Intermediate - City Comparison
A:

(C0054)

我去年从上海搬到香港。但是我比较喜欢上 海。
´ cong ´ ` ˇ ban ` Xiangg ˇ ` ¯ dao ¯ Wˇ o quni Shangh ai ang. Dansh` ı ` an ˇ bˇ ` xˇ ` ˇ wo ıjiao ıhuan Shangh ai. Last year I moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong. But I prefer Shanghai.

B:

你 为什么 比 较 喜 欢 上 海 ? 我 认 为 香 港 比 上 海 现 代化。
` enme ´ ` xˇ ` ˇ Nˇ ı weish bˇ ıjiao ıhuan Shangh ai? ˇ ` ˇ xiand ` aihu ` a. ` ¯ Xiangg ang bˇ ı Shangh ai ` ei ´ Wˇ o renw

Why do you prefer Shanghai? I believe Hong Kong is more modern than Shanghai.

A:

我 不 同 意 。 我 认 为上 海 比 较 好 。 上 海 比 香 港 漂 亮。天气也比较好。
´ ` ei ´ Shangh ` ˇ bˇ ` hao. ˇ Shangh ` ˇ Wˇ o b` u tongy` ı. Wˇ o renw ai ıjiao ai ˇ ` ` hao. ˇ ¯ ¯ ı yˇ bˇ ı Xiangg ang piaoliang. Tianq` e bˇ ıjiao I don’t agree. I believe Shanghai is better. Shanghai is more beautiful than Hong Kong. The weather is also comparatively good.

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去年 搬到 认为 现代化

´ quni ` an ` ¯ dao ban ` ei ´ renw ` aihu ` a ` xiand

last year to move to to think that modernized

Supplementary Vocabulary

搬家 时尚 绿化 人口 公共交通 社区 医疗

¯ a ¯ banji

move from one home to another fashion afforest population ¯ jiaopublic transportation

` sh´ ıshang ` ` luhu u ¨ a ´ ou renkˇ ` ¯ gongg ong ¯ tong ` u sheq ¯ ´ y¯ ıliao

community medical treatment

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Intermediate - Chinese Celebrity: Bruce Lee
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谁是中国最有名的电影明星?当然是BruceLee, 李小龙。他是香港人。他是功夫电影大师。他 在 好 莱 坞 成 为世 界 巨 星 。 他 的 招 牌 是 双 节 棍 和 他的叫声。
´ sh` ´ zu` ` ıng m´ ¯ Shei ı Zhonggu o ı yˇ oum´ ıng de dianyˇ ıngx¯ ıng? ´ sh` ˇ ong. ´ ˇ ¯ ¯ Dangr an ıBruce Lee, Lˇ ı Xiaol T¯ a sh` ı Xiangg ang´ ` ıng dash¯ ` ı. T¯ ` Haol ˇ aiw ´ u ¯ ren. T¯ a sh` ı gongfu dianyˇ a zai ` ´ ´ sh` ` jux¯ ´ sh` ´ un ¯ ai ¯ chengw ei ıjie a de zhaop ı shuangji eg ` ıng. T¯ ` ´ ta ` ¯ de jiaosh ¯ he eng. Who is China’s most famous movie star? Of course it’s Bruce Lee, or Li Xiaolong. He is a native of Hong Kong. He is a master of kung fu movies. He became a world superstar in Hollywood. His trademark was his nunchucks and his yell.

Key Vocabulary

有名 明星 当然 大师 电影

yˇ oum´ ıng m´ ıngx¯ ıng ´ ¯ dangr an ` ı dash¯ ` ıng dianyˇ

famous star of course master movie
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成为 巨星 招牌 声

´ ´ chengw ei jux¯ ` ıng ´ ¯ ai zhaop ¯ sheng

to become giant star signature moves sound

Supplementary Vocabulary

影帝 影后 武打片 恐怖片 动作片 搞笑片 喜剧 悲剧

yˇ ıngd` ı ` yˇ ınghou ˇ an ` wud ˇ api ` kˇ ongb` upian ` ` an ` dongzu opi ˇ aopi ` an ` gaoxi xˇ ıju ` ¯ u beij `

king of the silver screen film queen kungfu films horror film action movie comedy comedy tragedy

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Intermediate - China’s Supergirl
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今年,中国流行文化界最火的是一个电视节 目 , 叫 超 级 女 声 。 就 像 美 国 偶像 , 超 级 女 声 是 一个 选 秀 节 目 , 选 出 最 出 色 的 女 歌 手 。 最 后 的 胜利者是李宇春。
´ Zhonggu ´ liux´ ´ ` jie ` zu` ˇ de sh` ¯ J¯ ınnian, o a ı huo ı y¯ ı ´ ıng wenhu ˇ ` ´ u, ` chaoj´ ` ˇ o ´ ¯ ı nush ¯ ge diansh` ı jiem u Jiuxi Meigu ` jiao ¨ eng. ` ang ˇ ˇ ` ˇ u ´ u, ˇ ¯ ı Nush ¯ Ouxi ang, Chaoj´ u sh` ı y¯ ı ge xuanxi ¨ eng ` jiem ` xuanˇ ` de nug ˇ Zu` ` de shengl` ` ızhe ˇ sh` ¯ ou. chu ı chus u ıhou ı Lˇ ı ¨ esh ¯ zu` ¯ e Yˇ uchun. ¯ This year the hottest thing in Chinese pop culture is a television program called ”Super Girls”. Like American Idol, Super Girls is a talent show to pick out the most brilliant female singer. The final winner was Li Yuchun.

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火 电视节目 超级女声 就像 偶像

ˇ huo ` ´ u diansh` ı jiem ` ˇ ¯ ¯ ı nush chaoj´ u ¨ eng ` jiuxi ` ang ˇ ang ` ouxi

all the rage television program Super Girls just like idol

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选秀 节目 选出 出色 胜利者 女歌手

ˇ u xuanxi ` ´ u jiem ` ˇ xuanch u ¯ ` chus ¯ e ` ı zhe ˇ shengl` ˇ ˇ ¯ ou nu ¨ gesh

contestant program to select outstanding winner female singer

Supplementary Vocabulary

成名 冠军 初赛 复赛 决赛 选拔

´ chengm´ ıng ` un guanj ¯ ` chus ¯ ai ` fus ` ai ´ ai ` jues ˇ a ´ xuanb

become famous champion initial heat

finals select sb. for promotion or special assignment

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Intermediate - Talking about Illness
A:

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你怎么了?哪里不舒服?
ˇ b` Nˇ ı zˇ enmele? Nali u shufu? ¯ What’s wrong with you? Where do you feel uncomfortable?

B:

我头疼,喉咙也疼。我感冒了。
´ eng, ´ ´ ong ´ ´ ˇ ` le. Wˇ o tout houl yˇ e teng. Wˇ o ganm ao I have a headache and a sore throat. I have a cold.

A:

你吃药了吗?
Nˇ ı ch¯ ıy` ao le ma? Have you taken any medicine?

B:

我吃了,但是没用。
` ´ ong. Wˇ o ch¯ ı le, dansh` ı meiy` I have.

A:

我这里有很多感冒药。中药西药都有。我给你 一些吧。
` ı yˇ ˇ duo ˇ ` ao. Zhongy` ¯ ganm ¯ ¯ Wˇ o zhelˇ ou hen aoy` ao x¯ ıy` ao dou ˇ nˇ ¯ ba. yˇ ou. Wˇ o gei ı y¯ ıxie I’ve got a lot of cold medicine here, both Chinese and Western medicine. I’ll give you some.

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一些

¯ y¯ ıxie

some

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打针 发烧 体温 休息 咳嗽 流鼻涕 乏力

ˇ en ¯ dazh ¯ f¯ ashao ¯ tˇ ıwen xiuxi ¯ k´ esou liu ıt` ı ´ b´ f´ al` ı

injection fever (body) temperature rest cough run at the nose fatigue

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Intermediate - Future Plans
A:

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李小姐,你大学毕业了吗?
ˇ ` e ´ b` Lˇ ı Xiaojie, nˇ ı daxu ıy` e le ma? Have you graduated from university Miss Li?

B:

我 刚 毕 业 。 我 是 从上 海 大 学 毕 业 的 。 我 的 专业 是商务管理。
´ ` ˇ Daxu ` e ´ b` ¯ Wˇ o gang b` ıy` e. Wˇ o sh` ı cong Shangh ai ıy` e de. ˇ ı. ¯ e sh` ¯ Wˇ o de zhuany` ı shangw u ` guanlˇ I just graduated. I graduated from Shanghai University. My major is business administration.

A:

好极了。你有什么打算?继续学习还是找工 作?
ˇ j´ ´ ˇ an? ` ´ ı hai ´ sh` ˇ Hao ıle. Nˇ ı yˇ ou shenme dasu J` ıxu ı zhao ` xuex´ ` ¯ gongzu o? Fantastic! What are your plans? Do you want to continue studying or find a job?

B:

我不想继续学习。我打算在一家国际公司工 作。
ˇ j` ´ ı. Wˇ ˇ an ` zai ` y¯ ´ ı gongs¯ ¯ guoj` ¯ Wˇ o b` u xiang ıxu o dasu ı jia ı ` xuex´ ` ¯ gongzu o. I don’t want to continue studying. My plan is to work in an international company.

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A:

这样的打算不错。上海工作的机会很多。
` angde dasu ˇ an ` b` ` Shangh ` ˇ gongzu ` de j¯ ¯ Zhey` ucuo. ai o ıhu` ı ˇ duo. ¯ hen That’s a pretty good plan. There are a lot of job opportunities in Shanghai.

Key Vocabulary

毕业 专业 商务 管理 打算 继续

b` ıy` e ¯ e zhuany` ¯ shangw u ` ˇ ı guanlˇ ˇ an ` dasu j` ıxu `

graduate major commercial management plan to continue

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考研 面试

ˇ an kaoy´

take the master degree entrance exam interview

` miansh` ı

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公务员 研究生 会计 外资

´ ¯ gongw uyu ` an ¯ y´ anjiush ¯ eng ` ı kuaij` w` aiz¯ ı

government employee (post-) graduate student accounting foreign capital

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Intermediate - Shopping
A:

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李太太,如果我搬到上海买东西方便不方便?
ˇ wo ˇ ban ` Shangh ` ˇ mai ˇ dongxi ¯ dao ¯ Lˇ ı T` aitai, rugu ai f¯ ang´ o ` bu f¯ ` bian angbian? Mrs. Li, if I move to Shanghai is buying things convenient or not?

B:

上 海 的百 货 公 司 很 多 。 在 百 货 公 司 里 什么东 西 都有。可是价钱贵了一点。
` ˇ de baihu ˇ og ` ongs¯ ˇ duo. ` baihu ˇ og ` ongs¯ ¯ ¯ Zai ¯ Shangh ai ı hen ı lˇ ı ´ ` ˇ ¯ ¯ yˇ shenme dongxi dou ou. Kˇ esh` ı jiaqian gu` ı le y¯ ıdian. Shanghai has many department stores. In the department stores you can find anything. But the price is a little expensive.

A:

除了百货公司以外还有其它的买东西的地方 吗?
ˇ og ` ongs¯ ´ yˇ ˇ dongxi ¯ ¯ de mai ¯ Chule ı yˇ ıw` ai hai ou q´ ıta de ´ baihu d` ıfang ma? Outside of the department stores, are there any other places to shop?

B:

在上海市场也很多。那里价钱比较合理。
` Shangh ` ˇ sh` ˇ ˇ duo. ` jiaqian ` ` ¯ Nali Zai ai ıchang yˇ e hen bˇ ıjiao ´ ı. helˇ

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There are many markets in Shanghai. Prices are more reasonable there.

A:

在上海我必须用现金付钱吗?可不可以用信用 卡?
` Shangh ` ˇ wo ˇ b` ` ın fuqi ´ ma? Kˇ Zai ai ıxu ong xianj¯ e bu kˇ eyˇ ı ` an ¯ y` ˇ y` ong x` ıny` ongka? In Shanghai must I use cash to pay? Can I use a credit card?

B:

现金、信用卡都可以。
` ın, x` ˇ dou ¯ kˇ Xianj¯ ıny` ongka eyˇ ı. Both cash and credit cards are OK.

Key Vocabulary

搬到 方便 百货公司 除 了 …… 以外 价钱

` ¯ dao ban ` f¯ angbian ˇ og ` ongs¯ ¯ baihu ı chule ıw` ai ´ ... yˇ

to move to convenient department store aside from

` jiaqian

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合理 市场 如果 必须 信用卡 现金 比较 其他

´ı helˇ ˇ sh` ıchang ˇ rugu ´ o b` ıxu ¯ ˇ x` ıny` ongka ` ın xianj¯ ` bˇ ıjiao ¯ q´ ıta

reasonable market if / credit card cash / other

Supplementary Vocabulary

商场 超市 购物中心 昂贵 逛街

ˇ ¯ shangch ang ¯ chaosh` ı ` u ¯ gouw ın ` zhongx¯ ´ anggu` ı ` ¯ guangji e

shopping mall suppermarket shopping center expensive shopping

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Intermediate - Christmas
A:

(C0069)

我期盼着圣诞节,因为我所有的家人都将在 家。
` zhe Shengd ` ` e, ´ y¯ ` wo ˇ suoyˇ ˇ ou de jiar ´ ¯ en Wˇ o q¯ ıpan anji ınwei ` jia. ¯ jiang ¯ ¯ dou zai I’m looking forward to Christmas because my entire family will be at home.

B:

真的吗?我不喜欢圣诞节,因为我要去拜访我 的亲戚,那很无聊。
` ` e, ´ y¯ ` wo ˇ y` ¯ Zhende ma? Wˇ o b` u xˇ ıhuan Shengd anji ınwei ao ` ang wo ˇ de q¯ ` hen ˇ wuli ´ qu ınqi, na ` baifˇ ´ ao. Really? I don’t like Christmas because I am going to visit my relatives. That is very boring.

A:

那 太 糟糕 了 , 我 喜 欢 圣 诞 节 就 是 因 为 我 亲 戚 会 给 我 漂 亮 的 礼 物 。 去 年 我 从 我 父 母 那 得 到 了一 个iPod。你得到了什么?
` tai ` zaog ˇ xˇ ` ` e ´ jiush` ` wo ˇ ¯ ao ¯ le, wo Na ıhuan Shengd anji ınwei ` ı y¯ ˇ wo ˇ piaoliang ` ´ wo ˇ cong ´ ˇ q¯ ınqi hu` ı gei de lˇ ıwu. wo ` Quni ` an ` ded ´ ao ` le y¯ ´ ao ` le shenme? ´ fum ı geiPod. Nˇ ı ded ` u ˇ na That’s awful! I like Christmas because my relatives will give me nice gifts.

B:

我从我父母那得到一把牙刷。我不喜欢圣诞 节。
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´ ˇ fum ` ded ´ ao ` y¯ ˇ y´ ¯ Wˇ Wˇ o cong wo ı ba ashua. o b` u xˇ ıhuan ` u ˇ na ` ` e. ´ Shengd anji I got a toothbrush from my parents. I don’t like Christmas.

Key Vocabulary

期盼 圣诞节 所有 家人 要 拜访 亲戚 无聊 糟糕 礼物 得到

` q¯ ıpan ` ` e ´ Shengd anji ˇ ou suoyˇ ´ ¯ en jiar y` ao ` ang baifˇ q¯ ınqi ´ wuli ´ ao ¯ ao ¯ zaog lˇ ıwu ` ´ ao ` ded

to look forward to Christmas all family must to visit relative boring awful gift to get

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牙刷

¯ y´ ashua

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Supplementary Vocabulary

盼望 好运 看望 聚会 酒会 装饰

` ang panw` ˇ un haoy ` ` ang kanw` juhu` ` ı jiuhu` ˇ ı ¯ zhuangsh` ı

long for good luck visit gathering party decorate

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Intermediate - Discussing Work
A:

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王先生,你好像很忙。压力大吗?
ˇ ang ` ˇ mang. ´ ` ma? ¯ W´ ang xiansheng, nˇ ı haoxi hen Y¯ al` ı da Mr. Wang, you seem very tired. Are you under too much pressure?

B:

有可能。我的老板给我很大压力。我很早上 班,很晚下班。周末经常加班。
´ ˇ an ˇ gei ˇ wo ˇ hen ˇ da ` y¯ ˇ Yˇ ou kˇ eneng. Wˇ o de laob al` ı. Wˇ o hen ˇ shangb ` ˇ wˇ ` an. ` j¯ ´ ¯ hen ¯ ¯ ¯ zao an, an xiab Zhoum o ıngchang jia¯ ban. Perhaps. My boss gives me a lot of pressure. I start work very early and finish very late. I often work overtime on the weekend.

A:

你在这家公司工作了多久?
` zhe ` jia ` le duoji ¯ gongs¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ u? Nˇ ı zai ı gongzu o ˇ How long have you been with that company?

B:

在这家公司做了八年多了。但是我对我的薪水 不太满意。薪水太低。
` zhe ` jia ` le ba ´ duo ` ˇ du` ¯ gongs¯ ¯ ¯ nian ¯ le. Dansh` Zai ı zuo ı wo ı ˇ de x¯ ` many` ˇ ı. X¯ ` d¯ wo ınshuˇ ı b` utai ınshuˇ ı tai ı. I’ve worked with this company for over eight years. But I’m not satisfied with my salary. My salary is too low.

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你 为什么不 换 个 工 作 ? 像 你 这 样 工 作 经 验 丰 富 的人找工作很容易。
` enme ´ ` ge gongzu ` Xiang ` ` ang ¯ Nˇ ı weish b` u huan o? nˇ ı zhey` ` j¯ ´ zhao ˇ gongzu ` hen ˇ rongy` ´ ¯ ¯ gongzu o ıngy` an f¯ engfu o ı. ` de ren Why don’t you change your job? For someone like you with a lot of working experience finding a job is easy.

B:

你说得对。我应该考虑一下。
` ˇ u ` ¯ de du` ¯ kaol Nˇ ı shuo ı. Wˇ o y¯ ınggai ıxia. ¨ y¯ You’re right. I should think about that.

Key Vocabulary

好像 压力 有可能 下班 周末 加班 薪水

ˇ ang ` haoxi y¯ al` ı ´ yˇ ou kˇ eneng ` an ¯ xiab ` ¯ zhoum o ¯ an ¯ jiab x¯ ınshuˇ ı

to seem to be pressure possibly to get off work weekends to work overtime salary

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3 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.满意 换 考虑 ˇ ı many` ` huan ˇ u ` kaol ¨e satisfied to change think about Supplementary Vocabulary 跳槽 工资 奖金 福利 待遇 ` ao ´ tiaoc ¯ gongz¯ ı ˇ ın jiangj¯ ful` ´ı ` u daiy ` change to a better job salary money award welfare pay Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Intermediate . I can’t afford to do that again. er an ` d` ıng zˇ enme guo. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). We had a lot to drink and danced all night.Celebration Plans and New Year’s Resolutions (C0074) A: 新 年 夜 是 下个 星 期 四 , 而 我 仍 然 没 有 决 定 怎 么 过。 ´ e sh` ` ge x¯ ´ wo ˇ rengr ´ ´ meiyˇ ´ ou jue´ X¯ ınniany` ı xia ıngq¯ ıs` ı. ˇ tiao ` le zhengge ˇ ¯ le hen ¯ b` juhu` omen he ıngqie ` ı. We had a great time. omen dugu ı ge meih ıˇ Wˇ ` o ` ` yˇ ´ ´ ˇ meiyˇ ´ ou qian ´ ¯ guang. J¯ ınnian zuo ıxie utong de. B: 那你去年的新年夜是怎么过的? ` nˇ ´ de x¯ ´ e sh` ` de? Na ı quni ınniany` ı zˇ enme guo ` an What did you do last New Year’s Eve? A: 我 和 我 的 女 朋 友参 加 了一个 市 中 心 的 聚 会 。 我 们喝了很多,并且跳了整个晚上的舞。我们度 过 了一个 美 好 的 时 光 。 但 是 那 也 非 常 昂 贵 , 我 没有钱再来一次了。今年我想做一些不同的。 ˇ ´ wo ˇ de nup ´ ¯ a ¯ le y¯ ¯ Wˇ o he u canji ı ge sh` ı zhongx¯ ın de ¨ engyou ˇ duo. Dansh` ı na e f¯ eichang anggu` ı. New Year’s Eve is next Thursday and I still haven’t decided how to spend it. Wˇ ` le y¯ ˇ ao ˇ de sh´ wˇ anshang de wu. 1 . But it was very expensive. I went to a downtown party with my girlfriend. This year I want to do something different. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo ` lai ´ y¯ ´ wo ˇ xiang ˇ ` y¯ ´ ¯ b` zai ıc` ı le.

Na ˇ e ´ wo ¨ eng´ yuanw` ` ang sh` ´ ¯ nˇ you. sh` ´ ıng zhao` X¯ ınnian ıde. ı de x¯ ınnian ı shenme? That’s a great idea. Nˇ ¯ Zai ı de gongy u ınnian ı ` jub ˇ an ` ı hen ˇ ou de pengyou ´ ´ dugu ` meih ˇ ao ˇ de kˇ eyˇ ı y¯ aoqˇ ıng nˇ ı suoyˇ lai ` o ¯ sh´ ıguang. Hey. what are your New Year’s resolutions? B: 新年愿望?哦,是的。我已经决定照顾好自己 的 健 康 。 我打 算 戒 烟 以 及参 加 体 育 运 动 。 我 真 的是要减肥了。所以我将制定一套有规律的锻 炼计划。 ´ yuanw` ` ang? o. ¨ de duanli Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Why don’t you have a party in your apartment? Your apartment is perfect for a New Year’s party. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Hei. ` ` yˇ ` an ` j` ` zh` ıd` ıng y¯ ıtao ou gu¯ ılu ıhua. ˇ u ` quju ´ yu ˇ de nup ´ Hao o hu` ı kaol u ˇ Wˇ ¨ de. Suoyˇ ˇ ı wo ˇ jiang ¯ de sh` ¯ yund Wˇ o zhen ı y` ao jianf´ ` ong. ˇ an ` jiey¯ ` an yˇ ¯ ¯ a ¯ tˇ gu hao ıjˇ ı de jiank Wˇ o dasu ıj´ ı canji ıyu ` ` ˇ ei le. It depends on my girlfriend. I’ll think about it. 2 . Wˇ o yˇ ıj¯ ıng jued` ˇ z` ` ang. A: 好主意。我会考虑的。那取决于我的女朋友。 嘿,你的新年愿望是什么? ` ˇ ˇ zhuyi. You could invite all your friends and have a great time.B: 为什么 你 不 在 你 的 公 寓 里 举 办 一 次 聚 会 呢 ? 在 你的公寓举办新年聚会很合适的。你可以邀请 你所有的朋友来度过美好的时光。 ´ ` nˇ ` y¯ ¯ W` eishenme nˇ ı b` u zai ı de gongy u ı jub ıc` ı juhu` ` lˇ ˇ an ` ı ne? ` nˇ ` x¯ ´ juhu` ˇ hesh` ´ ı de.

This year has been very difficult for me. I need to relax more and enjoy my life. How about you? A: 我很高兴今年马上要结束了。今年对我来说是 很艰难的一年,我一直在很多的压力下工作。 实 话说 我 考 虑 明 年 换 个 工 作 。 我 需 要 更 多 的 放 松以及享受我的生活。 ˇ gaox` ´ mash ˇ ang ` ´ u ´ ¯ ıng j¯ Wˇ o hen ınnian y` ao jiesh ınnian ` le. I’ve been under a lot of pressure at work. o xuy` duo angsong yˇ ıj´ ı ¯ ao geng ˇ ` wo ˇ de shenghu ´ ¯ xiangsh ou o. J¯ ˇ aishu ´ ˇ jiann ´ de y¯ ´ wo ˇ y¯ ` hen ˇ ¯ sh` ¯ an du` ıwol o ı hen ı nian. I’m glad that this year will soon be over. I’m going to give up smoking and join a gym.New Year’s resolutions? Oh. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I really need to lose weight. yeah. I’m considering changing my job next year. 3 . I’ve decided to take better care of my health. Key Vocabulary 新年夜 仍然 决定 市中心 ´ e x¯ ınniany` ´ ´ rengr an ´ ıng jued` ¯ sh` ı zhongx¯ ın New Year still to decide city center c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ızh´ ı zai ` ` gongzu ` Sh´ ` shuo ˇ kaol ˇ u ´ ¯ de y¯ ¯ ¯ wo duo al` ı xia o. ıhua ıngnian ¨ m´ ` ge gongzu ` Wˇ ` ¯ ¯ de f` ¯ huan o. so I’m planning to work out regularly. To be honest.

4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.聚会 美好 时光 昂贵 举办 公寓 邀请 度过 考虑 取决 主意 愿望 健康 打算 戒烟 juhu` ` ı ˇ ao ˇ meih ¯ sh´ ıguang ´ anggu` ı ` jub ˇ an ¯ gongy u ` y¯ aoqˇ ıng ` dugu ` o ` ˇ u kaol ¨ ´ quju ˇ e zhuyi ˇ ` ang yuanw` ` ang ¯ jiank ˇ an ` dasu ` an jiey¯ party happy time expensive to conduct apartment to invite to pass to consider to be up to idea wish health to plan to quit smoking Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

以及 体育 yˇ ıj´ ı tˇ ıyu ` as well as sports Supplementary Vocabulary 旅游 探亲访友 许愿 压岁钱 放鞭炮 ˇ luy´ u ¨ ou ` ınfˇ tanq¯ angyˇ ou ` xuyu ˇ an ´ y¯ asu` ıqian travel visit relatives and friends make a vow (to a god) New Year money gift to children ` ¯ ao f` ang bianp Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

` Zai ` Zhonggu ´ shengy` ´ xˇ ` zuosh ` eng¯ ¯ ¯ o. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 1 . ´ y` ´ ¯ hen ¯ sh´ ¯ bian ¯ ch¯ ¯ tan ¯ hua ıjian ı bian hai ao he ´ tongsh` ´ ´ ang. But doesn’t that take a lot of time.Intermediate .Business Style A: (C0076) 下个 月 我 去 中 国 出 差 , 我 听 说 中 国 人 喜 欢 边 吃 边做生意。 ` ` wo ˇ qu ´ chuch ˇ t¯ ¯ ¯ wo ¯ zhong¯ Xiageyu e o ıngshuo ` Zhonggu ¯ ai. ¯ nˇ ı de Zhonggu o ı laiwˇ That’s right. In China business people spend time getting to know each other before doing business. B: 对。但那很重要,因为在中国许多生意都依靠 良好的关系来完成。你理解那一点很重要。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 没错。在中国,生意人喜欢在做生意之前花时 间了解对方。那意味着你将花很多时间边吃边 谈生意,还要和你的中国同事来往。 ´ o. A: 我明白了,但是那样不是很花时间吗? ´ le. dansh` ` ` ang b` ˇ hua ¯ sh´ ¯ ma? Wˇ o m´ ıngbai ı nay` u sh` ı hen ıjian I see. ´ en ´ xˇ ` engy` ¯ ch¯ ¯ zuosh ¯ guor ıhuan bian ı bian ı. That means that you will spend a lot of time talking business over dinner and socializing with your Chinese colleagues. I’m going to China on a business trip next month. ıren ıhuan zai Meicu ´ hua ˇ e ˇ du` ` y` ` zhe nˇ ¯ sh´ ¯ liaoji ¯ y` ı zh¯ ıqian ıjian ıf¯ ang. Na ıwei ı jiang ˇ duo ´ shengyi. I’d heard that Chinese people like to do business while dining.

...... but it’s important..... wo ı queb ı zh¯ ıqian ı ´ ˇ ¯ liangh aode guanxi. I’ll make sure to build a good relationship before talking business. and . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ bian next month to go to to take a business trip to have heard it said that ... Dan ao.. ` ` xiageyu e qu ` ¯ chuch ¯ ai ¯ t¯ ıngshuo ¯ .....边....` na ` hen ˇ zhongy` ` ` zai ` Zhonggu ´ xudu ¯ ¯ Du` ı. Nˇ ı ˇ na ` y¯ ˇ hen ˇ zhongy` ` lˇ ıjie ıdian ao... A: 好吧,我会确保在做生意之前建立起良好的关 系。 ˇ ˇ hu` ` ao ˇ zai ` zuosh ` engy` ´ jianl` ` ıqˇ ¯ Haoba. 2 . y¯ ınwei o ˇ o ` liangh ´ ˇ ´ w´ ´ ¯ ¯ y¯ ¯ shengyi dou ıkao aode guanxi lai ancheng. Key Vocabulary 下个月 去 出差 听说 边. Okay. It’s really important that you understand that point. simultaneously Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A lot of business in China is carried out through good relationships.. bian ... Yeah. it takes a lot of time.

3 .做生意 生意人 之前 花 时间 了解 对方 意味着 将 谈 来往 但是 重要 依靠 良好 ` engy` ¯ zuosh ı ´ ¯ shengy` ıren ´ zh¯ ıqian ¯ hua ¯ sh´ ıjian ˇ e ˇ liaoji du` ıf¯ ang ` zhe y` ıwei ¯ jiang ´ tan ´ ang laiwˇ ` dansh` ı ` zhongy` ao ` y¯ ıkao ´ ˇ liangh ao to do business businessmen before to spend time to understand counterpart to imply will to discuss to interact but important depend on good Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. relationship understand ensure. guarantee establish Supplementary Vocabulary 浪费 关照 办事 客户 情谊 友好 ` ei langf` ` ¯ guanzh ao ` bansh` ı k` ehu ` q´ ıngy` ı ˇ yˇ ouhao waste look after handle affairs customer friendship friendly Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).关系 理解 确保 建立 ¯ guanxi ˇ lˇ ıjie ` ao ˇ queb ` ı jianl` relation.

Intermediate . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nali ˇ haow´ ˇ an? Na ı gei ıdian Then give me some suggestions. Wˇ o hai ` Zhonggu ` a ´ jued` ´ ıng qu ˇ mei ` nali. I’m going to China next month for two weeks vacation. ¯ Rugu ı nˇ ı. but I still haven’t decided where in China to go. 1 . y´ ıheyu engu angch ang. I had a great time. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). wo ı zai Y¯ ın´ o ` Beij¯ ˇ ıng yˇ ˇ duo ` ´ ¯ m´ ¯ changwei ou hen ıngshengg uj¯ ıru ˇ ı. A: 那你给我一点建议吧。哪里好玩? ` nˇ ˇ wo ˇ y¯ ˇ jiany` ` ı ba. o zai ` guo Zhonggu ` ı w´ ˇ kaix¯ ¯ ın. nalˇ an de hen Really? I went to China two years ago. bˇ ´ shuo ´ ´ an. Where is fun? B: 如果我是你,我会在北京待三天。因为北京有 很多名胜古迹,比如说长城,颐和园,天安门 广场。 ˇ wo ˇ sh` ˇ hu` ` Beij¯ ˇ ıng dai ¯ san ¯ tian.Describing Travels A: (C0078) 我 下个 月 去 中 国 度 假 两个 星 期 。 但 是 我 还 没 决 定去哪里。 ` ` qu ´ duji ` liang ˇ ´ ¯ Wˇ o xiageyu e o ge x¯ ıngq¯ ı. B: 真 的 吗 ? 我 两 年 前 去 过 中 国 。 我 在 那 里 玩 得很 开心。 ˇ ´ qian ´ qu ´ Wˇ ` ¯ ¯ Zhendema? Wˇ o liangni an o. ´ tian ´ ˇ ˇ ¯ anm ¯ cheng.

You should spend three days in Shanghai because it is a fashionable city. I’ve heard Hanghou’s scenery is very beautiful. It’s famous for its night life and shopping. t¯ ıngshuo ou engjˇ ıng hen ı ˇ d` ¯ ge f` angsong de hao ıfang. You can also go to Hangzhou quite conveniently. A: 我听说上海也不错。应该去上海吗? ` ˇ yˇ ` Y¯ ` ˇ ¯ qu ¯ Shangh Wˇ o t¯ ıngshuo ai e b` ucuo. You absolutely must go. A: 噢,听说杭州的风景很美而且还是个放松的好 地方。 ´ ˇ mei ˇ erqi ´ e ˇ hai ´ sh` ¯ Hangzh ¯ de f¯ O. ¯ Y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao qu. Oh. 2 . the Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square. ı y¯ ınggai ai ` Nˇ ` Shangh ` ˇ sh` ` ´ ¯ y¯ ınwei ai ı y¯ ı ge sh´ ıshang dush` eshenghu o ¯ ı. and it’s also a good place to relax. ınggai ai ` Shangh ma? I’ve heard Shanghai is pretty good too. I’d stay in Beijing for three days because there are many tourist attractions in Beijing. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Should I go to Shanghai? B: 一 定 要 去 。 你 应 该 在 上 海 待 三 天 , 因 为上 海 是 一个 时 尚 都 市 , 夜 生 活 和 购 物 是 很 有 名 的 。 你 还可以顺便去杭州。 ` Shangh ` ˇ dai ¯ zai ¯ san ¯ tian. such as the Great Wall. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nˇ ı hai eyˇ ı shunbi ` sh` ` an ` ´ ¯ Hangzh ou. y` ´ gouw ` u ˇ yˇ ´ kˇ ` qu he ı hen oum´ ıng de.If I were you.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Key Vocabulary 下个 度假 建议 决定 待 名胜古迹 ` xiage ` duji ` a ` ı jiany` ´ ıng jued` ¯ dai ` m´ ıngshengg uj¯ ˇı next go on holiday suggestions to decide stay scenic spots and historical places Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Wˇ o dengb` uj´ ı y` aoqu o. y¯ ınwei ang ` xiangg ` u ´ ¯ zu` ¯ ang. ` zhonggu Great. 3 . ı hai ınggai ang. I can’t wait to go to China.B: 最 后 , 你 还 应 该 去 香 港 , 因 为 香 港 是 亚 洲 最有 名的购物天堂。 ` nˇ ´ y¯ ˇ ` xiangg ˇ ¯ qu ¯ ¯ Zu` ıhou. A: 太好了。我等不及要去中国。 ˇ ˇ ´ ¯ T` ai haole. sh` ı y` azhou ı yˇ oum´ ıng de gouw ` tiant Finally. you should go to Hong Kong because Hong Kong is the most famous shopping paradise in Asia.

4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.比如说 颐和园 听说 一定要 时尚 都市 等不及 ¯ bˇ ıru ´ shuo ´ an ´ y´ ıheyu ¯ t¯ ıngshuo y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao ` sh´ ıshang dush` ¯ ı ˇ dengbuj´ ı for example Summer Palace to hear it said that absolutely must fashionable city can’t wait to Supplementary Vocabulary 旅游胜地 风味小吃 导游 游客 自助游 ˇ ` luy´ u ı ¨ ou shengd` ` xiaoch¯ ˇ f¯ engwei ı ˇ ou daoy´ y´ ouk` e z` ızhuy´ ` ou tourist site local flavor snacks guide tourist do-it-yourself tour Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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Wˇ o ` ın chule ´ baihu ´ chaosh` ˇ dongxi ` de d` ¯ ¯ juede ı sh` ı mai zu` ı f¯ angbian ıfang. That’s great. 1 . Rugu ˇ wo ˇ y` ˇ dongxi. When I want to buy things. ` qu ` chaosh` In this area. too. I go there. Bu ` qu ˇ mai ˇ dongxi. If I want to buy something.Intermediate . A: 那太好了。如果我要买东西,我也去那里。 ` tai ` hao ˇ le. there is a supermarket in addition to the department store. Do you have any good suggestions? B: 这里附近除了百货公司以外还有超市。我觉得 超 市 是 买东 西 最 方 便 的 地 方 。 我 要 买东 西 的 时 候,我就去超市。 ` ı fuj` ˇ og ` ongs¯ ´ yˇ ¯ ¯ Zhelˇ ı yˇ ıw` ai hai ou chaosh` ı. I don’t know where to go shopping. ı.Finding a Supermarket A: (C0082) 我 刚 搬 到 这 里 。 不 知 道 去 哪 里 买东 西 。 你 有 什 么好建议? ` zhelˇ ` ı. B: 对。那个超市又大又干净。里面东西很多。在 那 里 买东 西 不仅 省 时 间 , 还 省 钱 , 因 为他们 的 价格合理。他们还经常打折。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ˇ yˇ ` ¯ Na ao mai wo e qu ´ o ` nali. Wˇ o ˇ dongxi ` wo ˇ jiu ¯ ¯ y` ao mai de sh´ ıhou. I think the supermarket is the most convenient place to buy things. I’ll go there. ¯ ban ¯ dao ¯ Wˇ o gang ıdao Nˇ ı ` zh¯ ` nali ´ ˇ jiany` ` ı? yˇ ou shenme hao I’ve just moved here.

` e ` nˇ ¯ ¯ Hao.. There are lots of things inside. T¯ ´ j¯ ¯ shengqi an. ınwei de jiag amen hai ıng´ ˇ e. but also money as their prices are reasonable.. Thanks for your suggestions. Lˇ ¯ Du` ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Shopping there can not only save you time. A: 好。那我肯定去超市买东西。谢谢你的建议。 ˇ Na ` wo ˇ kˇ ˇ dongxi. Na ı y` ou da ou ganj` ımian ˇ duo. ` nalˇ ` ı mai ˇ dongxi ˇ ´ ¯ Zai ¯ ¯ hai xi hen b` u jˇ ın shengsh´ ıjian. ´ chang dazh Yes. I’ll certainly go to the supermarket to buy things. ˇ ´ y¯ ` tamen ` e ´ helˇ ´ ı. yˇ recently to move suggestions aside from ˇ sheng to save c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. end` ıng qu ı mai Xiexi ıde ` chaosh` ` ı. They also often have discounts.` ge chaosh` ` y` ` dong¯ ¯ ıng. jiany` OK. That market is big and clean. Key Vocabulary 刚 搬到 建议 除 了 …… 以外 省 ¯ gang ` ¯ ao band ` ı jiany` chule ıw` ai ´ . 2 .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.又……又 合理 不仅 …… 而且 肯定 打折 超市 百货公司 y` ou . 3 .. y` ou ´ı helˇ ´ e ˇ b` ujˇ ın ... or sb. well to visit shopping center convenient store traffic preferential Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). erqi both reasonable not only…but also kˇ end` ıng ˇ e ´ dazh ¯ chaosh` ı ˇ og ` ongs¯ ¯ ı baihu sure discount supermarket department store Supplementary Vocabulary 熟悉 参观 大卖场 便利店 交通 优惠 shux¯ ´ ı ¯ ¯ cangu an ` aich ` ang ˇ dam ` ıdian ` bianl` ¯ ong ¯ jiaot y¯ ouhu` ı to know sth..

4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.促销 ¯ cuxi ` ao sales promotion Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

1 . Li. I changed my telephone number. How are you doing? B: 你 好 。 那 不 要 紧 。 我打 了三 次 电 话 给 你 。 一 次 打不通,还有两次没人接。 ˇ Na ` b` ˇ le san ` ` gei ˇ nˇ ¯ c` Nˇ ıhao. Long time no see. Lˇ ı Xiansheng. Xianz ` ai ` de sh` Buh dianhu a a ı ` aoy` ¯ ıs` ¯ lius ıwuw ` ans` ˇ uji ˇ ub ˇ a. A: 不好意思,我的电话号码改了。现在的 是63445598。 ˇ ısi. y¯ ıc` ı ˇ b` ´ ou liang ˇ ´ en ´ jie. haiyˇ c` ı meir Hello. wode ˇ ` ` haom ` ˇ gai ˇ le. Haoji ujian.Keeping in Touch A: (C0084) 喂 。 李 先 生 。 好 久不 见 。 不 好 意 思 , 最 近 我 没 时间跟你见面。你怎么样? ˇ u ` ˇ ısi. uy` aojˇ ın. Buh ıj` ın wo ˇ b´ ` aoy` ´ sh´ ` ` Nˇ ¯ gen ¯ nˇ mei ıjian ı jianmi an. Wˇ o da ı dianhu a ı. B: 前天我发了一封email给你。你收到了吗? ´ an ˇ f¯ ˇ nˇ ` le ma? ¯ wo ¯ ao Qianti a le y¯ ı f¯ engemailgei ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ ¯ da u tong. Once I couldn’t get through and twice no one answered. My new number is 6344-5598. I’m sorry that lately I haven’t had the time to see you. ı zˇ enmey` ang? Hello? Mr. zu` ˇ ¯ W` ei. nˇ ı shoud I sent you an email the day before yesterday.Intermediate . Did you get it? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I called you three times. Don’t worry about it. Sorry.

B: 好。就这样。以后再跟你聊。再见。 ˇ Jiu ` ang. Goodbye. nˇ ı yˇ ou shenme sh` ı? Recently I haven’t had any way to check my email. What’s the matter? B: 你什么时候有空?我想跟你谈谈。 ´ ` yˇ ˇ ´ ¯ nˇ Nˇ ı shenme sh´ ıhou ouk` ong? Wˇ o xiang gen ı tantan. ¯ nˇ Hao. Key Vocabulary 有时间 ¯ yˇ ou sh´ ıjian to have time c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 那你跟我的秘书联系好吗?她会帮你安排时 间。 ` nˇ ˇ ´ ı hao ˇ ma? T¯ ¯ wode ¯ Na ı gen m` ıshu a hu` ı bang nˇ ı ¯ lianx` ´ sh´ ¯ ai ¯ anp ıjian. 2 . She can help you arrange a time. When do you have time? I’d like to talk with you. Yˇ ` zai ` gen ´ Zaiji ` an ` . I’ll chat with you later on. ` zhey` Okay.A: 我最近没办法用我的email。你有什么事? ´ banfˇ ` a y` ˇ ´ Wˇ o zu` ıj` ın mei ong wodeemail. In that case contact my secretary. ıhou ı liao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). We’ll do it like that.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .. but not get through to pick up to change to send to receive to have free time to get in contact with to help means and Supplementary Vocabulary 联系不上 ´ ı bushang ` lianx` can contact with Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).. jianmi gen an to meet y` aojˇ ın ˇ b` ¯ da u tong ¯ jie ˇ gai f¯ a ¯ shou yˇ ouk` ong ´ ı lianx` ¯ bang ` a banfˇ ´ ou haiyˇ important to dial.跟 …… 见 面 要紧 打不通 接 改 发 收 有空 联系 帮 办法 还有 ` ` ¯ .

空号 手机停机 出故障 失踪 当面 面谈 紧急 重要 要事 约个时间 ` k¯ onghao ˇ ı t´ shouj¯ ıngj¯ ı ` chu ` ang ¯ guzh sh¯ ız¯ ong ` ¯ dangmi an ` an ´ miant jˇ ınj´ ı ` zhongy` ao y` aosh` ı ¯ ge sh´ ¯ yue ıjian empty number cell phone to have trouble to be missing in front of someone’s face to chat person-to-person emergency important important thing have a date Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .

Xianz shouhu any´ ıben o ın´ ıng y¯ ` yˇ ˇ huo. ˇ yue e hen Young people in China like to listen to pop music. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Now Japanese and Korean pop music is very hot too.Intermediate .Pop Music and Pop Culture A: (C0085) 中国的年轻人喜欢听流行音乐。比如说今年最 受欢迎的歌手是庞龙。过去西方流行音乐在中 国 很 受 欢 迎 。 现 在 日 本 和 韩 国 的 流 行 音 乐也 很 火。 ´ de nianq¯ ´ ıngren ´ xˇ ` Bˇ ¯ Zhonggu o ıhuan t¯ ıng liux´ ınyue. this year the most popular singer is Pang Long. ˇ a ˇ ´ sheji ` ao. In the past western pop music was very popular in China. ı´ ıng y¯ ´ zu` ` ˇ sh` ¯ j¯ ¯ ıng de gesh ¯ ou ru ınnian ı shouhu any´ ı P´ ang ´ shuo ´ ` u ` zai ` Zhonggu ´ hen ˇ ¯ Long. 1 . For example. ` d´ ¯ T¯ Xianz ıngchang paob amen hu` ı zai ı` u. liaoti ˇ zai ˇ a ` Zhonggu ´ zhe ` sh` ` u ´ ıngren ´ ¯ ¯ sh` Zai o ı x¯ ınxian ıwu. ` Guoq ` nianq¯ ` ı qu ` ai ` tamen ` zai ` jiub ¯ Xianz ¯ ¯ lˇ b` u yuany` x´ ıguan ı yu ` jiub ˇ a. Guoq ıf¯ ang liux´ ınyue o ` x¯ ´ ıng y¯ ` ` ai ` r` ˇ he ´ Hangu ´ ´ de liux´ ¯ ıng. ¯ lˇ ¯ t¯ ıng lˇ ı tiaow ı t¯ ıng y¯ ınyue. B: 现 在 年 轻 人 经 常 泡 吧 。 他们 会 在 迪 厅 里 跳 舞 , 在酒吧里听音乐,和朋友聊天。在中国这是新 鲜 事 务 。 过 去 年 轻 人不 愿意 去 酒 吧 。 现 在 他们 习惯在酒吧里与人社交。 ` ai ` nianq¯ ´ ıngren ´ j¯ ´ ` a. ¯ ren Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` jiub ` he ´ pengyou ´ ´ an.

2 . Now they are used to socializing in bars. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Key Vocabulary 年轻人 流行音乐 比如说 最 受欢迎 火 泡吧 迪厅 酒吧 愿意 习惯 ´ ıngren ´ nianq¯ ` liux´ ınyue ´ ıng y¯ ¯ bˇ ıru ´ shuo zu` ı ` ¯ ıng shouhu any´ ˇ huo ` a ¯ paob d´ ıt¯ ıng ¯ jiub ˇ a ` ı yuany` ` x´ ıguan young people popular music for example most popular hot to kill time in a bar disco hall bar to be willing to to be used to c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. They can dance in discos. and listen to music and chat with friends in bars. In the past young people weren’t willing to go to bars. This is a new thing in China.Now young people often go bar hopping.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.社交 经常 新鲜 事物 ` ao ¯ sheji ´ j¯ ıngchang ¯ x¯ ınxian sh` ıwu ` to interact socially often fresh thing Supplementary Vocabulary 网吧 古典 排行榜 ¯ wˇ angba ˇ gudi ˇ an ´ angb ´ ˇ paih ang internet cafe classical a list of names arranged according to seniority or place in a competition online game exchange 网络游戏 交流 ` y´ wˇ angluo oux` ı ¯ u jiaoli ´ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

1 . et¯ ıng an ` o ˇ y¯ ıdian. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. k` et¯ ıng houmian sh` ı wosh` ı juede angzi zˇ enmey` ang? This is the kitchen. This is the living room and the bedroom is behind it. ´ ang. It’s OK. Nˇ ´ zhe ` f´ sh` ı k` et¯ ıng.Intermediate . Bugu an ıdian. How do you feel about the house? B: 还可以。不过卫生间小了一点,客厅暗了一 点。 ´ kˇ ` weish ` engji ˇ le y¯ ˇ k` ` le ¯ ¯ xiao Hai eyˇ ı. Beside it is the toilet. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Apartment Hunting A: (C0086) 你来看房吗?我给你介绍一下。 ´ kan ` f´ ˇ nˇ ` ao ` y¯ ` Nˇ ı lai ang ma? Wˇ o gei ı jiesh ıxia. pangbi ` ` ı. I think the toilet is a little bit small and the living room is a little bit dark. B: 好的。 ˇ de. Hao OK. A: 这间是厨房,旁边是卫生间。这间是客厅,客 厅后面是卧室。你觉得这房子怎么样? ` jian ´ ` engji ` jian ¯ sh` ¯ sh` ¯ ¯ Zhe ¯ Zhe ı chuf´ an ı weish an. Have you come to see the house? Let me introduce it to you.

Would you like to rent it? B: 我会考虑一下。 ` ˇ u ` Wˇ o hu` ı kaol ıxia. 2 . but the bedroom is very large. ` Nˇ ˇ ¯ de du` Nˇ ı shuo ı. ¨ y¯ I will consider it. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. kˇ esh` ı wosh` ı xiang zu ¯ ma? You are right. Key Vocabulary 介绍 间 厨房 旁边 卫生间 客厅 后面 卧室 ` ao ` jiesh ¯ jian chuf´ ´ ang ´ ¯ pangbi an ` engji ¯ ¯ weish an k` et¯ ıng ` houmian ` ı wosh` to introduce / kitchen side toilet living room behind bedroom Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).A: 你说的对,可是卧室很大。你想租吗? ` ı hen ˇ da.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .还可以 暗 租 考虑 ´ kˇ hai eyˇ ı ` an zu ¯ ` ˇ u kaol ¨ all right dark to rent to consider Supplementary Vocabulary 餐厅 书房 阳台 光线 环境 设施 齐全 电器 ¯ ıng cant¯ shuf´ ¯ ang ´ y´ angtai ` ¯ guangxi an ´ ıng huanj` ` ı shesh¯ ´ q´ ıquan ` ı dianq` dining-hall study balcony optical line environment facilities complete electrical appliance Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

1 .Buying a Computer A: (C0096) 我想买一台笔记本电脑。 ˇ ˇ y¯ ´ bˇ ˇ ann ` ao. ¯ nˇ ´ yuan. ´ ˇ ˇ dai ` er ˇ ¯ meiyu Wˇ ode yusu ı y¯ ıqian Wˇ o xiang mai ` an de. B: 你要什么品牌?你的预算是多少? ´ ´ Nˇ ` sh` ˇ ¯ ao? Nˇ ı y` ao shenme pˇ ınpai? ıde yusu ı duosh ` an Which brand do you want? What is your budget? A: 我的预算是一千美元。我想买戴尔的。 ` sh` ˇ an. Dan` Zhe enmey` ang? Zhe ı dai ıx¯ ın kuan ` ` ` ai ˇ meiˇ ¯ ¯ erb sh` ı chaoch u ıde yusu Jiaqian sh` ı y¯ ıqian ` an.200.Intermediate . The price is US$1. A: 一千二百美元。包括外接电源吗? ` ai ˇ meiyu ˇ an. but it is above your budget.000 USD and I’d like to buy a Dell. ´ Baoku ` w` ` ´ ma? ¯ erb ¯ ¯ anyu Y¯ ıqian o aijiedi an US$1. B: 这台怎么样?这是戴尔最新款的。但是超出你 的预算。价钱是一千二百美元。 ` tai ´ zˇ ` sh` ` er ˇ zu` ˇ de. Does that include the power converter? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).200. ˇ Wˇ o xiang mai ı tai ıj` ıbendi I’d like to buy a laptop computer. My budget is $1. How about this one? This is the latest Dell computer. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

B: 对。包括外接电源,但是鼠标不算在内。 ` w` ` ´ dansh` ` ` ai` ¯ ¯ anyu ¯ b` Du` ı. Yes. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.) notebook computer ˇ ann ` ao ˇ bˇ ıj` ıbendi ´ pˇ ınpai ` yusu ` an ˇ zu` ıx¯ ınkuan ¯ chaoch u ¯ ` ´ ¯ anyu w` aijiedi an brand budget newest model to come out above external supply to include electrical power ` ¯ baoku o Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . ı shubi u suanz ˇ ao ` nei. The power converter is included. but the mouse is extra. Key Vocabulary 台 笔记本电 脑 品牌 预算 最新款 超出 外接电源 包括 ´ tai measure word (for performances/engines/etc. Baoku o aijiedi an.

3 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.不算在内 ` ain ` ei ` b` usuanz Supplementary Vocabulary 显示器 主机 硬盘 内存 硬件 软件 ˇ xiansh` ıq` ı zhuj¯ ˇı ´ y` ıngpan ` un neic ´ ` y` ıngjian ˇ an ` ruanji monitor core hard drive memory hardware software Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

¯ song Okay. but you must give me the batteries for free.Negotiating Price A: (C0100) 这个随身听看上去不错。它带耳机吗? ` ` shangqu b` ` T¯ ` erj¯ ˇ ı ma? ¯ ıng kan Zhege su´ ıshent¯ ucuo. Zhˇ ˇ ˇ meiyu ˇ an. 1 . A: 我觉得有点贵。能打折吗? ´ ˇ gu` ´ ˇ e ´ ma? Wˇ o juede yˇ oudian ı. A: 好吧。但是你必须送我电池。 ˇ ba. a dai This walkman looks good. Dansh` ` ` ˇ dianch´ ` Hao ı nˇ ı b` ıxu wo ı. It’s only US$200. ´ ¯ Baoku o helˇ ı y` ao liangb ai The earphones are included and the price is reasonable. Is there any discount? B: 如果你用现金买,我可以给你打九折。 ˇ nˇ ` ın mai. Jiaqian ` ´ ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Neng dazh That seems a bit expensive to me. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . If you pay cash I can give you a 10 percent discount. ˇ wo ˇ kˇ ˇ nˇ ˇ jiu ´ Rugu ı y` ong xianj¯ eyˇ ı gei ı da ´ o ˇ zhe. Does it come with earphones? B: 包括耳机。价钱合理。只要两百美元。 ` erj¯ ˇ ı.

看上去 带 包括 价钱 折扣 打折 现金 必须 贵 现金 送 ` shangqu kan ` dai ` ¯ baoku o ` jiaqian ´ ou zhek` ˇ e ´ dazh ` ın xianj¯ b` ıxu ¯ gu` ı ` ın xianj¯ ` song to look to carry to include price discount to discount cash must expensive cash to give free of charge Supplementary Vocabulary 最低价 刷卡 成本 ` zu` ıd¯ ı jia ˇ ¯ a shuak ´ ˇ chengb en lowest prize swipe a card cost c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.赔本 优惠 额外 ´ en ˇ peib y¯ ouhu` ı ´ ai ew` suffer losses in business preferential extra Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

zuo ` le ¯ le hen ¯ sh´ ¯ zai Wˇ o hua ıjian ı xuex´ ´ ugu ¯ an ˇ duo ´ he ´ tongxu ´ ´ y¯ ` ı. e ıqˇ ı lianx´ eneng wo ` hai ˇ ` tai ` jˇ ¯ kaosh` ı de sh´ ıhou ınzhang le. : 我很失望因为我下了很大功夫。 ˇ sh¯ ` wo ˇ xia ` le da ` gongfu. 1 .A Disappointment : (C0102) 我今天心情不好。 ˇ ¯ x¯ Wˇ o j¯ ıntian ınq´ ıng b` u hao. ¯ Wˇ o hen ıw` ang. working on lots of exercises. Maybe I was too nervous when I took the exam. I spent a lot of time studying in the library. : 上周我有一次中文考试,今天我知道自己没通 过考试。 ` ˇ yˇ ˇ ˇ zh¯ ´ ¯ wo ¯ wo Shangzh ou ou y¯ ı c` ı kaosh` ı. j¯ ıntian ıdao z` ıjˇ ı mei ` kaosh` ˇ ¯ tonggu o ı. : 我花了很多时间在图书馆里学习,做了很多题 目 , 还 和同 学 一 起 练 习 , 可 能 我 在 考 试 的 时 候 太紧张了。 ˇ duo ` tush ˇ lˇ ´ ı. y¯ ınwei I’m very disappointed because I put forth a lot of effort. Last week I had a Chinese test and today I found out that I didn’t pass. I’m not in a good mood today. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . kˇ ´ ˇ zai ` ¯ t´ hen ımu. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. and practicing with classmates.

2 . Key Vocabulary 心情 上周 考试 通过 失望 下功夫 花时间 图书馆 题目 练习 x¯ ınq´ ıng ` ¯ shangzh ou ˇ kaosh` ı ` ¯ tonggu o sh¯ ıw` ang ` gongfu ¯ xia ¯ sh´ ¯ hua ıjian ˇ tush ´ ugu ¯ an t´ ımu ` ` ı lianx´ mood last week exam pass to be disappointed to concentrate one to spend time library subject exercise Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’m determined to do better in the future and pass the next test. o ı de ˇ kaosh` ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.: 我决心以后要做得更好,通过下次的考试。 ´ ın yˇ ` y` ` de geng ` ˇ tonggu ` xia ` c` ¯ Wˇ o juex¯ ıhou ao zuo hao.

可能 的时候 紧张 决心 以后 得 ´ kˇ eneng de sh´ ıhou ¯ jˇ ınzhang ´ ın juex¯ ` yˇ ıhou de possibility when nervous be determined to later / Supplementary Vocabulary 复习 熬夜 绝望 放松 检查 马虎 fux´ ` ı ´ e aoy` ´ ang juew` ¯ f` angsong ˇ ´ jianch a ˇ mahu review stay up late or all night despair relax check be careless Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

A: 我打算从中国出口服装到美国。 ˇ an ` cong ´ ´ chukˇ ` Meiˇ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o dasu Zhonggu o ang dao ´ ¯ ou fuzhu ´ guo. wo ı chengg ong. A: 我的目标之一是去中国做生意。 ´ zuosh ` engyi.Intermediate . A: 如果我努力工作,我想我会成功。 ˇ wo ˇ nul` ` wo ˇ xiang ˇ ˇ hu` ´ ¯ ¯ Rugu o. ´ o ˇ ı gongzu If I work hard. 1 . A: 成立自己的公司。 ´ ı z` ¯ Chengl` ıjˇ ı de gongs¯ ı. ˇ ı gongzu I’m ambitious and I’m willing to work hard in the future.Future Goals A: (C0104) 我很上进,愿意以后努力工作。 ˇ shangj` ` ın. ¯ zh¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o de mubi ıy¯ ı sh` ı qu o ` ao ` Zhonggu One of my goals is to go to China to do business. I want to set up my own company. I think I will be successful. yuany` ` ı yˇ ` nul` ` ¯ Wˇ o hen ıhou o. I plan to export clothes from China to America. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

2 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).上进 愿意 努力 以后 目标 之一 做生意 成立 打算 ` ın shangj` ` ı yuany` nul` ˇı ` yˇ ıhou ¯ mubi ` ao zh¯ ıy¯ ı ` engyi ¯ zuosh ´ ı chengl` ˇ an ` dasu eager to make progress to be willing to strive afterwards goal one of to do business to establish to plan Supplementary Vocabulary 金融 投资 证券 代理 总裁 ´ j¯ ınrong ´ ı touz¯ ` ` zhengqu an ` ı dailˇ ´ zˇ ongcai banking. finance to invest financial securities agent director of a business c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

3 .周游世界 ` ¯ ou sh` zhouy´ ıjie travel all over the world Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

` Yeah.How was your date? A: (C0106) 说说你昨晚的约会怎么样? ´ an de yuehu` ¯ shuo nˇ ¯ ı zˇ Shuo ı zuowˇ enmey` ang? Tell me about your date last night. How did it go? B: 不 错 。 我 真 喜 欢 这 个 女 孩 。 她 不仅 漂 亮 , 而 且 性 格很好。 ˇ ` Wˇ ` ´ T¯ ` ¯ xˇ Bucu o zhen ıhuan zhege nuh u a b` ujˇ ın piaoliang. ¨ ai. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 对 。 我 记 得 你 和 你 前 女 友 分 手 就 是 因 为 她太 严 肃。 ˇ ´ nˇ ´ uyˇ ˇ jiush` ` ta ` ¯ tai Du` ı. Key Vocabulary Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). That’s right. I really like this girl. ˇ erqi ıngge It was great. ´ o. but she has a great personality. I’m looking for a girl who is funny and outgoing. Wˇ o j` ıde nˇ ı he ı qiann u enshou ınwei ¨ ou f¯ ` ı y¯ y´ ansu. ´ e ˇ x` ´ hen ˇ hao.Intermediate . I remember you broke up with your last girlfriend because she was too severe. Not only is she beautiful. B: 没错。我想找幽默开朗的女孩。 ˇ ´ o. ` Wˇ ˇ ˇ y¯ ` kail ˇ ´ ¯ ang Meicu o xiang zhao oumo de nuh u ¨ ai. .

A: 他不同意吗? ´ T¯ a b` u tongy` ı ma? He doesn’t agree? B: 他说虽然我业绩好,但是来公司时间太短了。 ´ wo ˇ y` ˇ dansh` ` ´ gongs¯ ` ¯ su¯ ¯ ¯ tai T¯ a shuo ıran ej¯ ı hao. .Intermediate . ı lai ı sh´ ıjian ˇ le. I haven’t been with the company for long. What’s up? B: 我跟老板说我的业绩好,应该加薪。 ˇ an ˇ shuo ˇ de y` ˇ y¯ ¯ laob ¯ wo ¯ jiax¯ ¯ ın. ınggai I told my boss that my performance is good. Wˇ o gen ej¯ ı hao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I should be given a raise.Requesting a Raise A: (C0107) 你看起来不高兴。怎么了? ` qˇ ˇ ¯ ıng. Key Vocabulary Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Zenmele? Nˇ ı kan ılai b` u gaox¯ You look upset. duan He says that although my performance is good.

But which kind of tea should I buy? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 是吗?你准备好了吗? ` ao ˇ le ma? Sh` ı ma? Nˇ ı zhunb ˇ eih Really? Are you well prepared? A: 还没有。我不知道买什么礼物好。 ´ meiyˇ ´ ou. 1 . I’ve no idea what gift I should buy. Cha ı hen de yˇ ınliao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` jian ¨ engyou Tomorrow I’m going to see my girlfriend’s dad. A: 对。茶是很健康的饮料。但是我应该买哪种茶 叶呢? ´ sh` ˇ jiank ` ang ` Dansh` ` ˇ y¯ ¯ ¯ Du` ı.Intermediate . B: 他喜欢喝茶吗?好的茶叶是不错的礼物。 ´ ma? Hao ˇ de chay` ´ e sh` ` de lˇ ¯ a T¯ a xˇ ıhuan hech ı b´ ucuo ıwu. ` Does he like to drink tea? Good tea is a good gift.Chinese Tea A: (C0114) 明天我要去见我女朋友的爸爸。 ˇ ˇ y` ` wo ˇ nup ´ ` ¯ wo M´ ıngtian ao qu u de baba. Wˇ ` mai ˇ shenme ´ ˇ Hai o b` u zh¯ ıdao lˇ ıwu ` hao. ı wo ınggai ˇ na ˇ zhong ˇ ´ e ne? mai chay` Yeah. Tea is a very healthy drink. Not yet.

Men usually like to drink green tea. I’ll just give Longjing to her dad. 2 . A: 你说得对。我就送龙井给她的爸爸。 ` ´ ıng gei ˇ tade ` ¯ de du` ¯ Nˇ ı shuo ı. Key Vocabulary 要 去 准备好 买 什么 好 y` ao qu ` ` hao ˇ zhunb ˇ ei ˇ mai ´ shenme ˇ hao to want to go to be ready to buy what good c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ Y¯ ` ´ ı de. For example Longjing or Bi Luo Chun. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). and especially older men. Wˇ o jiu Longjˇ baba. ` song You are right.B: 好的绿茶是最保险的选择。比如龙井或者碧螺 春 。 一 般 男 性 都 喜 欢 喝 绿 茶 , 尤 其 是 上了 年 纪 的。 ` ˇ de luch ´ sh` ˇ an ˇ de xuanz´ ˇ e. ´ ıng dou ´ ¯ nanx` ¯ xˇ ¯ luch huozh ıluoch ıban ıhuan he u ¨ a. Bˇ ´ ıng Hao u ı zu` ı baoxi ıru ¨ a ´ Longjˇ ` ` e ˇ B` ´ un. y´ ouq´ ı sh` ı shang le nianj` Good green tea is the safest choice.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.哪 种 呢 尤其 一般 上 年纪 ˇ na ˇ zhong ne y´ ouq´ ı ¯ y¯ ıban ` shang ´ ı nianj` which kind / especially usually to advance age Supplementary Vocabulary 红茶 茶馆 茶壶 茶杯 泡茶 ´ ´ hongch a ´ an ˇ chagu ´ u chah ´ ´ ei ¯ chab ´ ¯ paoch a black tea teahouse teapot teacup to make tea Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

Xudu u ¨ ıng kˇ ˇ o ¨ ıng ˇ duo ´ mai ˇ y¯ ´ peish` ` ı.Shanghainese women can buy the trendiest clothes. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Many women spend a lot of money buying clothes and accessories. pay close attention to their appearance. Y¯ Shangh ai ıngchang ınwei ˇ ` ˇ en. an ai j¯ ıngchang yˇ ou ren ˇ ` ˇ nux` ` sh` ´ ´ yˇ du` ı. Shangh ai u ınwei ı quangu o oum´ ıng ¨ ıng de pˇ de. and especially the Shanghai women. Shanghai is often called ‘the Paris of the East’. ´ tebi ` esh` ´ ı Shangh ` ˇ nux` ´ ` Shangh air ai u eichang zhong¨ ıng f¯ ˇ Shangh ` ˇ yˇ ˇ duo ˇ osh ` ang¯ baihu ¯ sh` ı z` ıjˇ ı de w` aibiao.Intermediate . ai ou hen ˇ ˇ ` Nux` ˇ zu` ´ de y¯ ¯ nux` dian.Because the Shanghainese people.When department stores have a sale. there are often people lined up outside Key Vocabulary 被 ` bei by c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.There are many department stores in Shanghai.Shanghai Fashion : (C0116) 上 海 经 常 被 称 为东 方 巴 黎 。 因 为上 海 人 , 特 别 是上海女性非常重视自己的外表。上海有很多 百 货 商 店 。 女 性 可 以买 最 时 髦 的 衣 服 。 许 多女 性 花 很 多 钱 买 衣 服 和 配 饰 。 百 货 商 店 打折 的 时 候 , 商 店 外 经 常 有 人 排 队 。 上 海 女 性 的 品味 是 全国有名的。 ` ˇ j¯ ´ bei ` cheng ´ dongf¯ ` ¯ wei ¯ ang Bal´ ¯ ı. Baihu ˇ osh ` angdi ` ¯ hen ¯ qian ¯ hua ıfu he an ˇ e ´ de sh´ ` shangdi ` w` ´ ´ pai´ ¯ dazh ıhou. 1 . u eyˇ ı mai ı sh´ ımao ıfu.

重视 时髦 配饰 打折 品味 有名 外表 百货商店 排队 ` zhongsh` ı ´ sh´ ımao ` ı peish` ˇ e ´ dazh ` pˇ ınwei yˇ oum´ ıng ˇ w` aibiao ˇ osh ` ang¯ baihu ` dian ´ ı paidu` to regard as important fashionable accessory to discount taste famous external appearance department store lined up Supplementary Vocabulary 赶时髦 流行 潮流 折扣 ˇ sh´ ´ gan ımao liux´ ´ ıng ´ u chaoli ´ ´ ou zhek` to follow fashion popular trend discount Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.名牌 ´ m´ ıngpai famous brand Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

ı. y´ ouq´ ı zai ˇ meiti ˇ an ` ¯ wo ¯ dou ¯ he ¯ reshuˇ tian. Drinking hot water makes me feel warm.Traditional Chinese Medicine A: (C0120) 我老看见你喝热水,有什么特别的原因吗? ˇ kanji ` an ` nˇ ` ´ ` e ´ de yuany¯ ´ ın ¯ reshuˇ Wˇ o lao ı he ı. yˇ ou shenme tebi ma? I always see you drinking hot water. I drink hot water every day. Do you have any particular reason for this? B: 喝热水能让我觉得暖和,尤其在冬天,我每天 都喝热水。 ` ´ ` ˇ juede ´ ˇ ` dong¯ ¯ reshuˇ He ı neng rang wo nuanhuo. A: 还有其它好处吗? ´ ou q´ ˇ ¯ haochu Haiyˇ ıta ma? Are there any other benefits? B: 我听中医说喝热水可以润嗓子。 ` ˇ ¯ ¯ he ¯ reshuˇ Wˇ o t¯ ıng zhongy¯ ı shuo ı kˇ eyˇ ı run ` sangzi. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 1 . Especially in the winter. A: 是吗?你觉得有用吗? ´ Sh` ı ma? Nˇ ı juede yˇ ouy` ong ma? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . I heard from a doctor of Chinese medicine that drinking hot water can sooth the throat.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. drinking hot water makes it feel much better. 2 . Key Vocabulary 老 暖和 尤其 其它 听说 有用 ˇ lao ˇ nuanhuo y´ ouq´ ı ¯ q´ ıta ¯ t¯ ıngshuo yˇ ouy` ong always warm especially other to hear tell useful Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’ll also try it. Mei ı wo b` u shufu ¯ de ` ˇ duo ¯ reshuˇ ¯ le.Is that so? Do you think it’s useful? B: 我 觉 得很 有 用 。 每次 我 嗓 子 不 舒 服 的 时 候 , 喝 热水就好多了。 ´ ˇ yˇ ˇ c` ˇ sangzi ˇ Wˇ o juede hen ouy` ong. Every time when my throat isn’t comfortable. sh´ ıhou. A: 那我也试试。 ` wo ˇ yˇ Na e sh` ıshi. then. he ı jiu ` hao I think it’s very useful.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.好处 试试 ˇ haochu sh` ıshi benefits to have a try Supplementary Vocabulary 调理 养生 滋补 药效 缓慢 副作用 ´ ı tiaolˇ ¯ yˇ angsheng z¯ ıbˇ u ` y` aoxiao ˇ ` huanm an ` ong fu ` zuoy` recuperate nourish one’s vital principle nourishing efficacy of a drug slow side-effect Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

laob o he ˇ an ` dou ˇ chus ` T¯ ˇ y¯ ` sheng ¯ hen ¯ wo ¯ bei ¯ biaoxi a shuo ınggai ¯ e. Dansh` ı. B: 你加多少薪水? ˇ x¯ ¯ duosh ¯ ao Nˇ ı jia ınshuˇ ı? How much of a raise are you getting? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). No. 1 . My boss told me that she is going to promote me to marketing manager. zh´ ı. But my boss said that my working attitude and performance are excellent and that I deserve a promotion. Wˇ ´ aim ´ eiyˇ ´ ou xiangd ˇ ` zheme ` ` hu` Meiyˇ o congl ao kuai ı ` ˇ an ˇ shuo ˇ de gongzu ` taidu ` ´ ¯ ¯ wo ¯ sheng zh´ ı.A Promotion A: (C0123) 今天我有好消息。老板告诉我她准备升我做市 场部经理。 ˇ yˇ ˇ xiaoxi. I never expected to get a promotion so soon.Intermediate . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ an ˇ gaos ` u ˇ ta ` ¯ wo ¯ ¯ zhunb J¯ ıntian ou hao Laob ` wo ˇ ei ˇ zuo ` sh` ˇ ¯ sheng wo ıchang b` u j¯ ınglˇ ı. I got some great news today. B: 太好了!你想到会升职吗? ˇ ˇ ` hu` ¯ T` ai haole! Nˇ ı xiangd ao ı sheng zh´ ı ma? That’s fantastic! Did you expect to get a promotion? A: 没有。我从来没有想到这么快会升职。但是, 老板说我的工作态度和表现都很出色。她说我 应该被升职。 ´ ou.

percent Supplementary Vocabulary 降职 辞职 ` jiangzh´ ı c´ ızh´ ı demotion to resign c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. news to promote to think of attitude have never remarkable .. Ten percent. Key Vocabulary 消息 升职 想到 态度 从来没有 出色 百分之… … ¯ xiaoxi ¯ shengzh´ ı ˇ ` xiangd ao ` taidu ´ ai ´ meiyˇ ´ ou congl ` chus ¯ e ˇ enzh¯ baif¯ ı ...A: 百分之十。 ˇ en zh¯ Baif¯ ı sh´ ı.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 .

3 .跳槽 炒鱿鱼 加薪 ` ao ´ tiaoc ˇ y´ chao ouyu ´ ¯ ın jiax¯ to change companies fire. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.dismiss raise sb’s pay Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ ou de z´ In the traditional Chinese way of seeing things. They should listen to and obey their parents. a father should be responsible for supporting the family. : 他努力工作,让家人过好日子。 ` rang ` ´ guo ` hao ˇ r` ¯ ¯ en T¯ a nul` o. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. : 孩子应该孝敬父母,长辈。 ´ y¯ ` ıng fum ˇ ` ¯ xiaoj` Haizi ınggai ei. ˇ zhangb The children should obey and respect their parents and people more senior than themselves. ` u. 1 . fuqin y¯ ınggai ` ´ ` ¯ yˇ ¯ ukˇ chengd an angjiah eren. : 母亲的责任是照顾一家人的生活。 ` sh` ` ´ de shenghu ´ ¯ en ¯ Muq¯ eren ı zhaogu y¯ ıjiar o. ˇ ı gongzu He works hard to give his family a good life. ˇ ın de z´ A mother’s responsibility is to take care of the whole family. jiar ızi.Intermediate . : 应该听爸爸妈妈的话。 ` ` ¯ t¯ ¯ Y¯ ınggai ıng baba mama de hua.Family Life : (C0125) 在 中 国 传 统 观 念 里 , 父 亲 应 该 承担 养 家 糊 口 的 责任。 ` Zhonggu ´ chuant ´ ong ˇ ` lˇ ¯ ¯ an ¯ Zai o guanni ı.

: 对他们有很高的期望。 ˇ gao ¯ ¯ de q¯ Du` ı tamen yˇ ou hen ıw` ang.: 中国的父母非常重视孩子的教育。 ´ de fum ´ ` ´ de jiaoy ` u. ¯ Zhonggu o eichang zhongsh` ı haizi ` u ˇ f¯ ` Parents in China pay a lot of attention to their children’s education. 2 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). They have very high expectations of them. Key Vocabulary 传统 观念 父亲 应该 承担 养家糊口 责任 让 ´ ong ˇ chuant ` ¯ an guanni fuqin ` ¯ y¯ ınggai ´ ¯ chengd an ¯ ukˇ yˇ angjiah ¯ ou ` z´ eren ` rang traditional concept father should to bear to support the family responsibility to let c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. will go far 有出息 yˇ ouchuxi ¯ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 . hope Supplementary Vocabulary 依靠 赚钱 相夫教子 ` y¯ ıkao ` an ´ zhuanqi ` ` ı xiangf uji ¯ aozˇ to depend on to make money assist one’s husband and educate the children (of a virtuous woman) have good prospects.好日子 母亲 照顾 孝敬 长辈 重视 教育 期望 ˇ r` hao ızi muq¯ ˇ ın ` zhaogu ` ıng xiaoj` ˇ ` zhangb ei ` zhongsh` ı ` u jiaoy ` q¯ ıw` ang good day mother to attend to to respect elders to regard as important education expectation.

寄托 望子成龙 ¯ j` ıtuo ´ w` angzˇ ıcheng´ long to push hope one’s children will have bright futures Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Dansh` ¯ b` ¯ chouy¯ ¯ an. He was smoking and talking loudly on his mobile. ¨ engyou ´ ´ en ´ kaishˇ ¯ zhuo ¯ de nanr ¯ ı chouy¯ ¯ an. xiang fuw ´ uyu ` an ` I did and he just ignored me. B: 你为什么不叫他别抽了? ` enme ´ ` ta ´ chou ¯ bie ¯ le? Nˇ ı weish b` u jiao Why didn’t you ask him to stop smoking? A: 我 说 了 。 但 是 他不 理 我 。 他一 边 抽 烟 , 一 边 大 声 地 打手 机 。 我 非 常 生 气 。 所 以 我 向 服 务 员 投 诉。 ` ˇ T¯ ¯ le. pangbi an I really hate it when someone smokes in the non-smoking area of a restaurant. Wˇ ´ ˇ ı wo ˇ ¯ ¯ dash de dash o f¯ eichang shengq` ı. I was so pissed off. 1 . Suoyˇ ` ´ tous ´ u. So I complained to the waiter.Complaining to the Waiter A: (C0132) 我很讨厌有人在饭店的非吸烟区抽烟。昨天, 我和我的女朋友在饭店吃饭,旁边桌的男人开 始抽烟。 ˇ taoy` ˇ an yˇ ´ zai ` f` ` de f¯ ¯ Wˇ o hen ouren andian eix¯ ıy¯ anqu ¯ chouˇ ´ an. a y¯ ıbian ıbian ` eng ˇ ouj¯ ˇ ı. B: 服务员说什么?他怎么处理? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zuoti u zai andian ıf` an. ˇ he ´ wo ˇ de nup ´ ` f` ` ch¯ ¯ wo y¯ an. y¯ ¯ Wˇ o shuo ı ta ulˇ ı wo. Yesterday I was having dinner with my girlfriend when the guy next to our table started to smoke. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate .

´ shuo ´ ¯ shenme? Fuw T¯ a zˇ enme chulˇ ´ uyu ` an ˇ ı? What did the waiter say? How did he handle it? A: 服 务 员 很 尴尬 , 他 说 那 个 男 人 是 饭 店 的 老 板 。 他没办法。 ´ hen ˇ gang ` ta ` ´ en ´ sh` ` ¯ a. There was nothing he could do. B: 接下来怎么了? ` ai ´ zˇ ¯ al Jiexi enme le? What happened next? A: 我们没有给小费。 ´ ou gei ˇ xiaof` ˇ ei. ˇ T¯ ´ banfˇ ` a. Wˇ omen meiyˇ We didn’t leave a tip. ¯ shuo ¯ nage Fuw nanr ı f` andian ´ uyu ` an ˇ an. de laob a mei The waiter was really embarrassed and told me that the guy was the boss of the restaurant. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 2 . Key Vocabulary 讨厌 抽烟 ˇ an taoy` ¯ an chouy¯ to hate to smoke a cigarette Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

投诉 处理 尴尬 办法 小费 非吸烟区 ´ u tous ` chulˇ ˇı ` ¯ a gang ` a banfˇ ˇ ei xiaof` f¯ eix¯ ıy¯ anqu ¯ to complain to handle embarassed method tip non-smoking area Supplementary Vocabulary 厌恶 反映 态度 理睬 影响 声誉 y` anwu ` fˇ any` ıng ` u taid ` ˇ lˇ ıcai ˇ yˇ ıngxiang ¯ shengy u ` detest report attitude pay attention to influence fame Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .

Wˇ o sh` ı ge fuz´ ıj¯ ı. I’ve never received a fine. B: 那时灯还没变红。刚刚变黄。警察搞错了。 ` ı deng ´ mei ´ bian ` hong. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I really pay attention to traffic rules. 1 .Stop speeding! A: (C0137) 你 知 道 吗 , 你 是 个 很 糟糕 的 司 机 。 你 总 是 开得 太快,而且很粗心。 ˇ zaog ¯ ao ¯ de s¯ Nˇ ı zh¯ ıdao ma. I’m a responsible driver. ´ ¯ ¯ Nash´ hai Ganggang bian ´ gaocu ˇ ` le. B: 不 对 。 我 是 个 负责 任 的 司 机 。 我 很 注 意 交 通 规 则。我从来没收到过罚单。 ´ fu ˇ zhuy` ¯ Bu ı. ı ` an ` shoud ` ` chuang ˇ ´ ` guo ` y¯ ¯ ¯ ao ¯ shenzh` ı y¯ ınwei hongd eng shoud ızhang ¯ f´ adan. Nˇ ı zˇ ongsh` ı ` kuai. You always drive too fast and are very careless. ´ ` huang. Wˇ o congl adan. A: 胡 说 ! 你 去 年 因 为 超 速 收 到 了三 张 罚 单 。 你 甚 至因为闯红灯收到过一张罚单。 ´ y¯ ` chaos ` le san ¯ u ¯ ao ¯ zhang ¯ f´ ¯ Nˇ Nˇ ı quni ınwei adan. That’s not true. Jˇ ıngcha o Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). You know. you are a really terrible driver. You even got a ticket for running a red light. ` erqi ´ e ˇ hen ˇ cux¯ ¯ de tai kai ¯ ın. Wˇ o hen ` du` ` eren ` de s¯ ` ı jiao´ ai ´ mei ´ shoud ` guo ` f´ ¯ ¯ ao ¯ tong gu¯ ız´ e. nˇ ı sh` ı ge hen ıj¯ ı. Not true! You got three tickets last year for speeding.Intermediate .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. The policeman made a mistake.That time. 2 . Key Vocabulary 糟糕 司机 总是 开 粗心 负责任 注意 交通 规则 从来没 收到 罚单 ¯ ao ¯ zaog s¯ ıj¯ ı zˇ ongsh` ı ¯ kai cux¯ ¯ ın ´ fuz´ ` eren zhuy` ` ı ¯ ong ¯ jiaot gu¯ ız´ e ´ ai ´ mei ´ congl ` ¯ ao shoud ¯ f´ adan awful driver always to drive careless responsible to pay attention traffic rule never receive fine Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). It had just turned yellow. the light hadn’t really turned red.

for sth. else Supplementary Vocabulary 违反 酒后驾驶 不熟练 乱停车 危险 急躁 ´ an weifˇ ` ashˇ ` ı jiuh ˇ ouji ` b` u shuli ´ an ` t´ ¯ luan ıngche ˇ ¯ an weixi ` j´ ızao violation to drive under the influence not experienced crudely to stop danger edginess c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.超速 张 甚至 闯 红灯 变 刚刚 搞错 ¯ u chaos ` ¯ zhang ` shenzh` ı ˇ chuang ´ ¯ hongd eng ` bian ¯ ¯ gangg ang ˇ cuo ` gao speeding / even to run red light to change just now. a moment ago mistake sth. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

any¯ ı j¯ ıngj` ı f¯ azhan anghuan. ı zˇ enme zai ıchang lˇ ı j` ıng¯ zheng? I agree about the economy. ` ao ` hen ˇ da ` de yˇ ˇ ¯ ¯ shengyi jianghu` ı shoud ıngxiang. Although business is good now. How is business recently? I’ve heard it’s not bad.How’s business? A: (C0144) 最近,你的生意怎么样?我听说很不错。 ˇ b´ ¯ ¯ hen Zu` ıj` ın. ˇ dansh` ` ˇ ¯ Su¯ ıran hen ı sh` ıchang j` ıngˇ j¯ ` W` ˇ f` ˇ wo ˇ de ¯ zheng hen ılie. it will have a large effect on my business.Intermediate . the market is very competitive. B: 虽然现在生意很好,但是市场竞争很激烈。万 一经济发展放缓,我的生意将会受到很大的影 响。 ´ xianz ` ai ` shengyi ˇ hao. How can you compete in this market? B: 我必须坚持生产品质高,价格合理的产品。只 要我做到这一点,就能持续吸引客户。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Erqi ˇ xianz ` ai ` j` ¯ Wˇ o tongy` ı nˇ ı du` ı j¯ ıngj` ı de kanfˇ ıngzheng ` hen ˇ j¯ ` Nˇ ` zhe ` ge sh` ˇ d´ ıque ılie. nˇ ı de shengyi zˇ enmey` ang? Wˇ o t¯ ıngshuo u` cuo. If by chance the economy slows down. A: 我同意你对经济的看法。而且现在竞争的确很 激烈。你怎么在这个市场里竞争? ´ e ´ ` a. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 1 . And competition is indeed tough at the moment.

As long as I can do that. ` I must continue to produce good quality products at a reasonable price.ˇ pˇ ` e ´ helˇ ´ ı de chanˇ ¯ ¯ ¯ jiag Wˇ o b` ıxu ı shengch an ınzh` ı gao.. 2 .. Key Vocabulary 竞争 激烈 万一 放缓 看法 只 要 …… 就 吸引 ¯ j` ıngzheng ` j¯ ılie w` any¯ ı ˇ f` anghuan ` a kanfˇ zhˇ ıy` ao . jiu ` competition intense just in case to slow down point of view as long as x¯ ıyˇ ın to attract Supplementary Vocabulary 优势 y` oush` ı superiority c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I can continue to attract customers. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ jianch´ ˇ zuo ` dao ` zhe ` y¯ ˇ jiu ´ pˇ ın. Zhˇ ıy` ao wo ı dian. ch´ ıxu ıyˇ ın ` neng ` x¯ k` ehu.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .景气 不景气 经济危机 降低 成本 提高 利润 受欢迎 价廉物美 jˇ ıngq` ı b` u jˇ ıngq` ı ¯ ı j¯ ıngj` ı weij¯ ` jiangd¯ ı ´ ˇ chengb en ¯ t´ ıgao l` ırun ` ` huany´ ¯ ıng shou ` anw ´ um ˇ jiali ` ei prosperity not prosperity economic crisis to reduce cost to raise profit popular a bargain buy Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

haish` uneng he ong Zhongw en ´ Next week I’m going to enroll in a Chinese course. ongsh´ ı. A: 我 的目 标 是 两 年 内 说 流 利 的 中 文 。 现 在 , 我 的 听力和语法还可以。但是,我的词汇量有限。 同时,我还需要改善我的发音。 ˇ ´ nei ` shuo ´ ¯ sh` ¯ liul` ¯ Wˇ o de mubi ı liangni an en. B: 可是你的日常对话已经很好了。 ´ ` yˇ ˇ hao ˇ le. I need to improve my pronunciation as well. kaishˇ zhongw enk` o hen ˇ y¯ ` wo ˇ lai ´ Zhonggu ´ yˇ ` an ´ le. My goal is to speak Chinese fluently in the next two years. Dansh` ı.Intermediate . I’m frustrated because I’ve been living in China for six months. Kˇ esh` ı nˇ ı de r` ıchang du` ıhua ıj¯ ıng hen But your Chinese is good enough for daily living. yet I can’t communicate with the local people. dansh` ` ¯ kunr ınwei o ıj¯ ıng banni ı ¯ ao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ao ´ ı de Zhongw ` ai. However. wo ıˇ a haikˇ ` ` T´ ˇ hai ´ xuy` ˇ an ` wo ˇ de hu` ıliang yˇ ouxian. ` wo ˇ de t¯ ´ yufˇ ´ eyˇ ` ˇ de c´ Xianz ıngl` ı he ı. ´ ı b` ´ ´ bend` ˇ ıren ´ y` ´ jiaoli ¯ ¯ u. Right now I can understand Chinese and my grammar is okay. 1 . Meanwhile. my vocabulary is limited. wo ¯ ao gaish f¯ ay¯ ın. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Studying Chinese A: (C0157) 下个 礼 拜 , 我 将 开 始 上中 文 课 。 我 很 困 扰 , 因 为我来中国已经半年了,但是还是不能和本地 人用中文交流。 ` ge lˇ ` wo ˇ jiang ` ´ e. Wˇ ˇ ¯ ¯ ı shang ¯ Xia ıbai.

2 .Key Vocabulary 困扰 目标 流利 词汇量 有限 改善 ˇ kunr ¯ ao ¯ mubi ` ao liul` ´ı ` c´ ıhu` ıliang ` yˇ ouxian ˇ an ` gaish disturbed goal fluent vocabulary limited to improve Supplementary Vocabulary 提高 术语 外地 糟糕 口音 进步 ¯ t´ ıgao shuy ` u ˇ w` aid` ı to enhance technical term place other than where one is bad accent progress ¯ ao ¯ zaog kˇ ouy¯ ın j` ınb` u Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.标准 ¯ biaozh un ˇ standard Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

hen ` ı. ¯ ajia Thank you. Um. ı hen ongx¯ ın. Your writing is continually improving. please take a look at the characters I wrote this time. ¯ a de ganju ` ´ b` ` liuch ` ´ ou ` zhangw ˇ ` dansh` ı. 1 . I can see you’ve put in a lot of effort. Nˇ ı de z` ı y¯ ızh´ ı dou ınb` u. ¯ ao j` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Calligraphy A: (C0158) 老师,您看一下我这次写的字吧。 ˇ ` y¯ ` wo ˇ zhec` ` ı xie ˇ de z` Laosh¯ ı. I’ve bought all the script books you recommended. N´ ın tu¯ ıjian ıtie ınshang zheˇ ˇ ` ¯ de z` ¯ xie shufˇ ı zhensh` ı y¯ ızhong xiangsh ou. A: 谢谢 。 您 推 荐 的 字 帖 我 都 买了 。 欣 赏 这 些书 法 家的字真是一种享受。 ` ` de z` ˇ wo ˇ dou ˇ le. Wˇ o juede nˇ ı xianz ongdelaishu o ıj¯ ıng yˇ ou ˇ e ´ le.Intermediate . B: 嗯,看得出你很用心。你的字一直都在进步。 ´ kan ` nˇ ˇ y` ` j` ¯ zai En. n´ ın kan ıxia ı ba. X¯ ˇ ` ¯ mai Xiexie. B: 的确是。我觉得你现在总的来说已经有书法的 感 觉 了 。 字 写 得很 端 正 , 很 秀 气 。 但 是 , 还 不 够流畅。你对字的结构掌握也需要进步。 ` sh` ´ ` ai ` zˇ ´ ¯ yˇ D´ ıque ı. yˇ e xuy` ınb` u. It’s a joy to appreciate the writing of these great masters of calligraphy. Teacher. Z` ˇ de hen ˇ duanzh ` ˇ xiuq` ¯ shufˇ ı xie eng. hai ugou Nˇ ı du` ı z` ı de jieg o ´ ang. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

I feel that you now have a general grasp of calligraphy. As long as you pay more attention to how you hold the brush and copy more script books. B: 别担心,只要注意握笔的姿势和多临摹字帖, 就会越写越好。 ´ danx¯ ` bˇ ´ l´ ´ z` ˇ jiu ¯ ın. I also intentionally bought the ‘four treasures of the study’ to practice. A: 我 正 为 这 个 发 愁 呢 。 我 还 专 门 买了 文 房 四 宝 来 练习。可是我的横和捺还是写得有些别扭。 ` ` zhege ` ´ ne. ` ı wo ` ` xie ˇ yueh ` ao. Your handling and composition of characters also need improvement. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Wˇ ´ zhuanm ´ mai ˇ ¯ Wˇ o zheng wei f¯ achou o hai en ´ angs` ˇ lai ´ lianx´ ` ı. Key Vocabulary 欣赏 享受 ˇ x¯ ınshang ˇ ` xiangsh ou to appreciate to enjoy c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. you will write better and better. Kˇ ˇ de heng ´ ´ na ` hai ´ le wenf´ ıbao esh` ı wo he ˇ dei ˇ yˇ ´ u. ¯ bieni sh` ı xie ouxie ˇ This is what I am troubled by.Exactly. Your writing is neat and elegant. but lacks a flowing quality. ˇ hu` ı yue Don’t worry. 2 . zhˇ Bie ıy` ao zhuy` ı de z¯ ısh` ı he ınmo ıtie. But my horizontal strokes and right strokes still look awkward.

流畅 别扭 临摹 专门 用心 推荐 字帖 端正 秀气 文房四宝 ` liuch ´ ang ` u bieni ˇ ´ l´ ınmo fluid awkward to copy (a model of calligraphy) specially sincere to recommend copybook for calligraphy upright delicate calligrapher ´ ¯ zhuanm en y` ongx¯ ın ` tu¯ ıjian ˇ z` ıtie ` ¯ duanzh eng xiuq` ` ı ´ angs` ˇ wenf´ ıbao Supplementary Vocabulary 毛笔 墨水 砚台 ´ ı maobˇ ` moshuˇ ı ´ y` antai writing brush ink ink-stone Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .

笔锋 有劲 撇 竖 字体 楷体 隶书 艺术 坚持 毅力 bˇ ıf¯ eng yˇ ouj` ın ˇ pie shu ` z` ıtˇ ı ˇ ı kaitˇ l` ıshu ¯ y` ıshu ` ¯ jianch´ ı y` ıl` ı the tip of a writing brush with strength cast away to erect font regular script Han style of calligraphy art to insist perseverance Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .

1 . ` ¯ mai ¯ Wˇ ¯ at Wˇ o xˇ ıhuan zai exiao. ¯ Y` Shangh ai ı zhen ou pianyi y` ou ` an ˇ ˇ an ˇ an dou ` lubi ˇ ¯ zaof` ¯ zai ¯ mai. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Wˇ o yˇ e xˇ ıhuan lubi nˇ ı zaof` mai ` ant ´ shenme? That’s the truth. Sometimes I eat steamed buns. ` ıng y´ ´ Nˇ ´ yˇ oush´ ı ch¯ ı dabˇ outiao. haoch¯ ı. o zu` ı ai ı mal ` an ` ` yˇ ˇ haoch¯ ˇ Y´ angrouchu an e hen ı. I like street food stalls too.Street Food A: (C0162) 上海的路边小吃真多。又便宜又好吃。我每天 早饭都在路边买。 ` ˇ de lubi ˇ ´ ¯ xiaoch¯ ¯ duo. B: 是啊。我也喜欢路边摊。你早饭常买什么? ˇ an chang ´ ˇ ¯ an. What do you usually buy for breakfast? A: 我经常换花样。有的时候吃包子,有时吃大饼 油条。你喜欢吃什么? ´ ` huay` ¯ ang. ¯ Sh` ı a. What do you like to eat? B: 我喜欢在路边买夜宵。我最爱吃麻辣烫。羊肉 串也很好吃。 ` lubi ˇ y` ` ch¯ ` ang. Wˇ o meiti ` an There are so many kinds of street food in Shanghai. I buy my breakfast on the street every day. They’re both cheap and tasty. sometimes I eat Chinese flat cake with deep fried dough stick. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yˇ ¯ Wˇ o j¯ ıngchang huan oudesh´ ıhou ch¯ ı baozi.Intermediate . ı xˇ ıhuan ch¯ ı shenme? I often change and try different things.

A: 我在北京出差时,看到路边有许多卖冰糖葫芦 和肉夹馍的摊子。 ` Beij¯ ˇ ıng chuch ` ao ` lubi ` ¯ yˇ ¯ mai ¯ sh´ Wˇ o zai ı. A: 没错。路边的小吃是最正宗的。价钱也特别便 宜。10块钱就能吃得很饱。 ´ o. Food from the street is the most authentic and is also incredibly cheap. It only costs 10 yuan to eat until you’re stuffed. ` an ` zhuy` ` dangd` ` e ` xiaoch¯ ˇ ¯ sh` ¯ Bugu ı mai ı de tes ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nanb ı pˇ ınzhong b` utai ıy` ang. ˇ ao dou That’s right. ´ o. Jiaqian ` an ` e ´ pianyi. ¯ b¯ ıngtang hulu ´ he When I was in Beijing on business. B: 是 啊 。 南北 的 路 边 小 吃品 种 不 太 一 样 。 不 过 , 主要都是卖当地的特色小吃。 ´ ei ˇ de lubi ˇ ˇ ` y´ ¯ xiaoch¯ Sh` ıa. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . kand ou xudu ` an ˇ o ¯ ai ´ ´ rouji ` am ´ o ´ de tanzi. Lamb kebabs are great too. Most sell local specialty snacks. ´ ` qian ´ jiu ´ ˇ bao. ˇ yˇ e tebi Sh´ ı kuai ch¯ ı de hen ` neng That’s true. ` Lubi ˇ ` ` ¯ de xiaoch¯ Meicu ı sh` ı zu` ı zhengz¯ ong de.I like buying late night snacks on the street. My favorite is hot and spicy soup. There is quite a difference between street foods in the North and South. I saw a lot of stalls selling caramelized hawthorn sticks and meat-stuffed pita sandwiches.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). You have to try to pick the cleaner ones. ` ¯ Kˇ ¯ lubi ¯ an ¯ b` ¯ Du` ıa. esh` ı yˇ ouxie utai Y` ao jˇ ınliang ` ant ¯ ganj` ¯ ıng de. 3 . tiao Exactly.B: 对啊。可是有些路边摊不太卫生。要尽量挑干 净的。 ` weish ` eng. But some street booths are not very clean. Key Vocabulary 路边 小吃 早饭 路边摊 换 花样 有的时候 包子 有时 大饼 ¯ lubi ` an ˇ xiaoch¯ ı ˇ an zaof` ¯ an ¯ lubi ` ant ` huan ¯ ang huay` yˇ oudesh´ ıhou ¯ baozi yˇ oush´ ı ` ıng dabˇ roadside snack breakfast street food stalls to change variety sometimes steamed stuffed bun sometimes Chinese flat cake c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

油条 夜宵 麻辣烫 羊肉串 出差 看到 许多 冰糖葫芦 肉夹馍 摊子 南北 品种 主要 ´ y´ outiao deep-fried sticks twisted dough ¯ y` exiao ` ang ` ¯ at mal ` ` y´ angrouchu an ¯ chuch ¯ ai ` ao ` kand ¯ xudu ˇ o ´ b¯ ıngtang hulu ´ ` am ´ o ´ rouji nighttime snack hot and spicy soup mutton kebab to go abroad on business to see several candied haws on a stick meat-stuffed wiches booth north and south variety main pita sand- ¯ tanzi ´ ei ˇ nanb ˇ pˇ ınzhong zhuy` ˇ ao Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .臭豆腐 烤红薯 烤鱿鱼 香菜 煎饼 小笼包 ` doufu ` chou strong-smelling preserved beancurd.coriander thin pancake small steamed meat-filled buns ˇ hongsh ´ kao u ˇ ˇ y´ kao ouyu ´ ` ¯ xiangc ai ¯ ıng jianbˇ ˇ ongb ´ ¯ xiaol ao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). stinky tofu/ toasted sweet potato roasted sleeve-fish parsley.

Girly Talk A: (C0169) 丽丽 , 你 好 讨 厌 哦 , 我 都 等 了 你 一个 小 时 , 你 怎么还没下班? ˇ taoy` ˇ an e. I want to wait for you. You go ahead and eat. nˇ ı hao le nˇ ı y¯ ı ge xiaosh´ ı. I have to work overtime tonight. ˇ dag I am not sure now. I can’t stand you! I’ve been waiting for you for an hour. When will you finish. Why are you still at work? B: 不好意思,我今天要加班。 你自己先吃饭好 吗? ˇ ısi. 1 . ´ wo ˇ dou ˇ ˇ ¯ deng L` ıli. nˇ ı ´ mei ´ xiab ` an? ¯ zˇ enme hai Lily. ok? A: 不要嘛,人家要等你啦。你什么时候下班呢? ´ a ˇ ´ ` xia` ¯ y` Buy` ao deng nˇ ı la. wo ˇ j¯ ˇ ¯ ch¯ ¯ y` ¯ an. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). hmmm? B: 我还不清楚,大概还要两个小时。 ´ b` ` ai ` hai ´ y` ˇ ˇ Wˇ o hai u q¯ ıngchu. renji ¯ ne? ban No. ao liang ge xiaosh´ ı. A: 可是我已经等了你一个小时耶,你又说不来 了,真是的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Maybe in 2 more hours. Nˇ ı shenme sh´ ıhou ` ao ma.Intermediate . ¯ Buh ıntian ao jiab nˇ ız` ıjˇ ı xian ıf` an hao ` aoy` ma? I’m sorry.

I can’t stand it! Can you stop saying things like ‘I can’t stand you’ and ‘well. zhensh` ¯ b` u lai ıde. I never…! B: 啊 , 我 受 不了了 。 你 可 不 可 以不 要 再 说 “ 讨 厌 ”和“真是的”这些词了? ¯ wo ˇ shoubuli ` ˇ le. Nuh u ıhou cai ı zheme shuo. 2 . But I’ve been waiting for you for an hour. I never’? A: 为什么? ´ W` eishenme? Why? B: 因 为 男 人 这 样 说话 太 娘娘 腔 了 。 女 孩子 撒 娇 的 时候才会这么说。 ` nanr ´ en ´ zhey` ` angde shuohu ` tai ` niangni ´ ´ ¯ a ¯ Y¯ ınwei angqi ang ˇ ´ saji ´ hu` ` ¯ ao ¯ de sh´ ¯ le. nˇ ı y` ou shuo ´ le. Nˇ ` shuo”t ˇ ¯ aoA. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¨ aizi It just sounds too girly for a guy to say those things. And now. ao ı kˇ e bu kˇ eyˇ ı b` u y` ao zai ´ ` ¯ y` an”he”zh ensh` ıde”zhexie c´ ı le? Ah. you’re telling me that you’re not coming? Well. when they’re whining. Only girls talk like that.ˇ yˇ ˇ ˇ ¯ Kˇ esh` ı wo ıj¯ ıng deng le nˇ ı y¯ ı ge xiaosh´ ı y¯ e. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

讨厌 讨厌 等 还 大概 已经 撒娇 ˇ an taoy` ˇ an taoy` ˇ deng ´ hai ` ai ` dag yˇ ıj¯ ıng ¯ ao ¯ saji to hate disgusting to wait still roughly already coquette Supplementary Vocabulary 做作 嗦 也许 可能 ` zuozuo ¯ luosuo yˇ exu ˇ ´ kˇ eneng affected wordy perhaps maybe. probably Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .

Intermediate . ´ Beij¯ ` ˇ bˇ ` gu` ` sh` ˇ ¯ ao? Shangh ai ıjiao ı. The hotel has to be clean and conveniently located. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I am going to Shanghai and Hainan. 1 . ´ ˇ ` Wˇ o hu` ı qu ai Wˇ o xiang zhu ` Shangh ` chabuˇ ın y¯ ` ¯ wush´ ¯ ıng. Y` ao ganj` angbian. It would be great if they also had an internet connection.Introducing Hotels A: (C0174) 我下星期要去中国。中国的酒店贵吗? ` ıngq¯ ´ Zhonggu ´ de jiudi ` gu` ¯ ¯ Wˇ o xiax¯ ı y` ao qu o. Big cities like Beijing and Shanghai are more expensive. I want to spend about 50 dollars per night. o ı ` Zhonggu ˇ an ma? I am going to China next week. bˇ ıru ` nali. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Are the hotels there expensive? B: 那要看你去哪里。大城市,比如北京和上海比 较贵。你的预算是多少? ` y` ` nˇ ˇ ` engsh` ´ ˇ ıng he ´ Na ao kan ı qu Dach ı. chur duo ı wˇ an de. What is your budget? A: 我 会 去 上 海 和 海 南 。 我 想 住 差 不 多50美 金 一 晚 的。要干净,出入方便,最好还能上网。 ` ˇ he ´ Hain ˇ an. Nˇ ı de yusu ı duosh ` an That depends on where you are going. ˇ ı meij¯ ` f¯ ¯ u ˇ hai ´ neng ´ ` zu` ıhao shangwˇ ang.

2 . But you won’t get a room with an ocean view. ` o ` uliao 50 dollars can get you into a 3-star hotel in downtown Shanghai. I heard there are many budget hotel chains in Shanghai priced at around 200 rmb per night.B: 50美 金 在 上 海 能 住 市 中 心 三 星 级 的 酒 店 。 海 南 的 酒 店 现 在 很 便 宜 , 因 为 是 淡 季 。50美 金 可 以 住 四 星 级 , 甚 至 五 星 级 的 酒 店 。 不 过 住 不了 海 景房。 ˇ ın zai ` Shangh ` ˇ neng ´ ¯ ¯ Wˇ ush´ ı meij¯ ai zhu ızhongx¯ ın san` sh` ` ˇ an ´ de jiudi ` xianz ` ai ` hen ˇ pianyi. ˇ an ` sh` ` ı. ai ınb` ı y¯ ı wˇ an. Zhezh jiudi ˇ an ` ´ shesh¯ ` ı zˇ weizhi he enmey` ang? Really? I’ve picked the right time to go to Hainan then. ` Hain ` ˇ yˇ ´ ˇ jiu¯ Shangh ¯ j¯ Wˇ o t¯ ıngshuo ai ou xudu ıngj` ıx´ ıng liansu o ˇ o ˇ ` Dag ` ai ` liangb ˇ ˇ renm´ ´ ` ong ˇ ` dian. Wˇ ˇ ın kˇ ` y¯ ınwei ı danj` ush´ ı meij¯ eyˇ ı zhu ıx¯ ıngj´ ı . 50 dollars can get you a 4 or even 5-star hotel. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 真的吗?那我去海南真是挑对了时间。我听说 上 海 有 许 多 经 济 型 连 锁 酒 店 。 大 概200人 民 币 一 晚。这种酒店位置和设施怎么样? ` wo ˇ qu ˇ an ´ zhensh` ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ Zhendema? Na ı tiaodu` ı le sh´ ıjian. ˇ ıngj´ ˇ an. Do you know anything about their location and facilities? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ x¯ ıngj´ ı de jiudi Hain ˇ an. shenzh` ı ` s` ` Bugu ` zhub` ˇ haijˇ ˇ ıng f´ wux¯ ı de jiudi ang. It’s very cheap to stay in a hotel in Hainan now because it’s the off season.

I will use the money left over to upgrade to an ocean view room in Hainan. B: 你可真会算账。 ` ` ¯ hu` Nˇ ı kˇ e zhen ı suanzh ang. It also had a wireless internet connection in the room. The one I stayed at is conveniently located and very clean. even business travelers like it there. I stayed in one of those hotels on my last trip to Shanghai. ˇ d` ` ` gaosu ` ` jia ¯ jiaot ¯ ong ¯ ba ıngf´ ang dianhu a nˇ ı. You’re quite the accountant! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). F´ ¯ lˇ f¯ angbian. angjian ı hai ou wuxi ´ anˇ ıngk` ˇ ` ˇ duo ` ao ` ¯ beib ¯ lux´ ¯ u shangwˇ ang. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 太棒了!我就选这家,然后用省下的钱去海南 升级住海景房。 ` ˇ zhe ` jia. ` Hain ` haijˇ Terrific! That’s my pick then.B: 我 上 次 去 上 海 就 是 住 这 种 酒 店 。 我把 订 房 电 话 告诉你。我住的那家交通方便,而且很干净。 房间里还有无线上网。很多背包旅行客甚至商 旅客人都喜欢那里。 ` ` ˇ jiush` ` ong ˇ jiudi ` Wˇ Wˇ o shangc` ı qu ai o ` Shangh ` ı zhu ` zhezh ˇ an. I will give you the reservation number. Many backpackers. 3 . Wˇ o zhu ` de na ` erqi ´ e ˇ hen ˇ ganj` ´ yˇ ` ¯ ıng. Hen u e shenzh` ı shangl ¨ ¨ ´ dou ` ¯ xˇ k` eren ıhuan nali. ´ ou ` y` ˇ ` ¯ ranh T` ai bang le! Wˇ o jiu ong shengxi a ` xuan ´ qu ˇ an ´ shengj´ ˇ ıng f´ ¯ ı zhu de qian ang.

Key Vocabulary 预算 方便 设施 位置 淡季 连锁 海景房 无线上网 ` yusu ` an ` f¯ angbian ` ı shesh¯ ` weizhi ` ı danj` ´ ˇ liansu o ˇ ıng f´ haijˇ ang ` wuxi ´ an wˇ ang ` shang- budget convenient facilities position off-season chain a room with an ocean view wireless internet Supplementary Vocabulary 建议 单人房 双人房 标准间 豪华间 ` ı jiany` ´ f´ ¯ en danr ang ´ f´ ¯ shuangr en ang ¯ ¯ biaozh un ˇ jian ´ ´ jian ¯ haohu a proposal single room double room standard room luxurious room c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 .

CATV digital television. canniness/ busy season to discount cable television.DTV j¯ ıngm´ ıng w` angj` ı ˇ e ´ dazh ` diansh` ` yˇ ouxian ı ` shuz` ı ` ı diansh` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).商务套房 总统套房 国际连锁 齐全 享受 经济头脑 精明 旺季 打折 有线电视 数字电视 ` ang ¯ shangw u ` taof´ ˇ zˇ ongtong f´ ang ´ ı liansu ´ ˇ guoj` o ´ q´ ıquan ˇ ` xiangsh ou ´ j¯ ıngj` ı tounao ` tao- business suites Presidential suites international chain extensive to enjoy economy head. 5 . clever with money bright. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

ınhang quqi Y¯ ınwei ongsh` ı ` y´ ˇ an. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` Dansh` ` ` ai ` q´ ` hao ˇ duo ¯ le. Yˇ ouxier ı chadu` I used to hate going to the bank to withdraw money. because you had to fill in lots of forms and stand in line for a long time. ˇ f¯ ` kˇ Exactly. u xuy` ıjian ıben¯ ao hua ˇ ¯ shang deng sh´ ıwu enzhong jiu eyˇ ı le. ´ hen ˇ duo ˇ e. du` ı.Intermediate . 1 . xianz ıngkuang ı zhˇ ı xu¯ ´ y¯ ` ˇ ranh ´ ou ` deng ˇ ` enyu ´ ´ jiao ` ¯ y` ao na ı ge haom a. J¯ ˇ ¯ suoyˇ ¯ hen ¯ paidu` duo. Moreover. there is more staff now than before. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). gongzu or an ´ e ` ˇ Erqi ˇ xianz ` ai ` gongzu ` enyu ´ ´ yˇ ´ ¯ nˇ ı de haom a. Nˇ Meicu ı. Some people would even cut in line. so you don’t have to wait in the line for long.Standing in Line A: (C0176) 以前,我讨厌去银行取钱。因为总是要填很 多 表 格 , 还 要 排 很 长 时 间 的 队 。 有 些人 还 会 插 队。 ´ wo ˇ taoy` ˇ an qu ´ ´ ` zˇ Yˇ ıqian. ´ haiy` ´ ao pai ´ hen ˇ chang ´ sh´ ¯ biaog ¯ de y` ao tian ıjian ´ hai ´ hu` ¯ en ¯ ı. But things are a lot better now. or an e bˇ ı yˇ ıqian ˇ ı b` ˇ chang ´ sh´ ´ ı. You only need to take a number and wait for the clerk to call your number. B: 没 错 。 但 是 现 在 , 情 况 好多 了 。 你 只 需 要 拿 一 个号码,然后等工作人员叫你的号码。而且现 在 工 作 人 员 也 比 以 前 多 , 所 以不 需 要 花 很 长 时 间排队。基本上等15分钟就可以了。 ´ o. Waiting 15 minutes is usually enough.

Many foreign banks have opened branches in China. Zongzh¯ ı.A: 对。而且现在工作人员的态度也很好,总是很 耐心地办理客户的交易。中国银行的服务水平 比前几年提高了很多。 ´ e ˇ xianz ` ai ` gongzu ` enyu ´ ´ de taidu ` ˇ hao. B: 我 想 是 因 为 市 场 竞 争 激 烈 。 很 多外 资 银 行 在 中 国开了营业点。所以国内的银行必须提高服务 质量。总之,受益的是用户。 ˇ ` sh` ˇ ` Hen ˇ duo ¯ ¯ Wˇ o xiang sh` ı y¯ ınwei ıchang j` ıngzheng j¯ ılie. Erqi or an yˇ e hen ˇ naix¯ ` ın de banlˇ ` ı k` ´ ¯ ı. The service standard of Chinese banks has improved tremendously from previous years. ´ ` Zhonggu ´ kai ˇ ˇ ı ¯ ¯ le y´ w` aiz¯ ı y´ ınhang zai o ıngy` e dian. Suoyˇ ´ ei ` de y´ ´ ` ˇ ¯ fuw guon ınhang b` ıxu ıgao ıliang. and the staff’s attitude is very good now. ˇ ¯ Du` ı. ` I think it is due to intense market competition. They are always very patient processing customers’ transactions. Key Vocabulary 讨厌 ˇ an taoy` to hate Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Therefore local banks have to raise the quality of their service. it’s the customers that benefit. ´ u ` zh` ¯ t´ ` ı de sh` shouy` ı y` onghu. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zhonggu ¯ zˇ ongsh` ı hen ehu o ` de jiaoy` ´ de fuw ´ jˇ ´ t´ ˇ duo. In the end. 2 . ¯ le hen ¯ Y´ ınhang ıp´ ıng bˇ ı qian ı nian ıgao ´ u ` shuˇ Right.

3 .银行 取钱 总是 填 表格 插队 排队 基本上 态度 耐心 办理 交易 中国银行 水平 前几年 ´ y´ ınhang ´ quqi ˇ an zˇ ongsh` ı ´ tian ˇ e ´ biaog ¯ ı chadu` ´ ı paidu` ˇ j¯ ıbenshang ` taidu ` ın naix¯ ` ı banlˇ ¯ ı jiaoy` ´ ¯ Zhonggu o ´ hang shuˇ ıp´ ıng ´ jˇ ´ qian ı nian Y´ ın- bank to withdraw money always to fill in form to cut in line to stand in line basically attitude patiently to process transaction Bank of China level a few years ago Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

4 .提高 市场 竞争 激烈 外资 营业点 受益 ¯ t´ ıgao ˇ sh` ıchang ¯ j` ıngzheng ` j¯ ılie w` aiz¯ ı ˇ y´ ıngy` e dian ` ı shouy` to raise market competition fierce foreign capital business office benefit from Supplementary Vocabulary 秩序 维持 自觉 推出 自助服务 柜台 程序 zh` ıxu ` ´ ı weich´ ´ z` ıjue tu¯ ıchu ¯ z` ızhu ` fuw ´ u ` ´ gu` ıtai ´ chengx u ` order to keep self-knowledge to release self-help service/ counter program c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.缩短 效率 ˇ ¯ an suodu ` ` u xiaol ¨ to shorten efficiency Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

1 . Yˇ ou Q¯ ıngdao We’ve got Tsingdao and Carlsberg. All right. B: 好的,请稍等。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I’d also like some popcorn. lai ´ y¯ ˇ shengp´ ´ y¯ ¯ Q¯ ¯ ¯ weish` ¯ ıj` ¯ Hao ı bei ıngdao ı he ı bei ı jia ` Haiyˇ ´ ou y¯ ` ¯ b¯ ıngkuair. sir? A: 你们有哪些生啤? ˇ e ¯ shengp´ ¯ Nˇ ımen yˇ ou naxi ı? What draught beer do you have? B: 有青岛和嘉士伯。 ˇ he ´ Jiash` ´ ¯ ıbo.Intermediate .Buying a Drink A: (C0188) 服务员! ´ Fuw ´ uyu ` an! Waiter! B: 先生,您需要什么? ´ ¯ Xiansheng. ı f` en baomˇ ıhua. A: 好的,来一杯青岛生啤和一杯威士忌加冰块 儿。还有一份爆米花。 ˇ de. n´ ın xuy` ¯ ao shenme? What do you need. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’d like a Tsingdao draught and a whiskey on the rocks.

wo ın huan ı bei. ˇ he Sir.ˇ de. ush` ı shengp´ ı jia ` b¯ ıngkuair! I ordered whiskey with ice. wo ıwei ın dou ao jia ıngkuair! Du` ıbuqˇ ı. not draught beer with ice! B: 噢 , 我 以为 您 都 要 加 冰 块 儿 ! 对 不 起 , 先 生 , 我给您换一杯。 ˇ yˇ ´ n´ ` ¯ y` ¯ b¯ ¯ O. 2 . xianˇ gei ˇ n´ ` y¯ ¯ sheng. just a moment. qˇ ˇ ¯ eng. A: 这是什么呀? ` sh` ´ Zhe ı shenme y¯ a? What is this? B: 青岛生啤加冰块儿。 ˇ shengp´ ` ¯ ¯ b¯ Q¯ ıngdao ı jia ıngkuair. A: 我要的是威士忌加冰块儿,不是生啤加冰块 儿! ` b` ¯ ıj` ¯ b¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o y` ao de sh` ı weish` ı jia ıngkuair. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). n´ ın de jiu ıhua. Hao ıng shaod Sure. your drinks and popcorn. B: 先生,您的酒和爆米花。 ´ baomˇ ` ¯ ¯ Xiansheng. Tsingdao draught beer with ice. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

I thought you wanted both with ice. B: 不好意思,不太冰…… ˇ ısi. Just a second.. ` ` lai ´ y¯ ` ¯ weish` ¯ ıj` ¯ b¯ Na b` uy` ao le.. it’s not very cold…. A: 那算了,不要了。再来一杯威士忌加冰块儿。 ` suanle.. I’ll get you another one. is your draught beer cold? I want it cold.Oh. In that case. ` aoy` I’m sorry. A: 等一下,你们的生啤是冰的吗?我要冰的。 ˇ ` nˇ ¯ Dengy¯ ıxia. I don’t want it. Please get me another whiskey on the rocks. never mind.. I’m sorry. sir. b` ` b¯ Buh utai ıng. Hao Certainly. ımen de shengp´ ı sh` ı b¯ ıng de ma? Wˇ o y` ao b¯ ıng de. B: 好的。 ˇ de. Zai ı bei ı jia ıngkuair. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.. 3 . Key Vocabulary 服务员 ´ fuw ´ uyu ` an waiter Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

4 .需要 哪些 生啤 青岛 嘉士伯 杯 威士忌 加 冰块儿 份 爆米花 稍等 以为 换 冰 xuy` ¯ ao ˇ e ¯ naxi ¯ shengp´ ı ˇ Q¯ ıngdao ´ ¯ ıbo Jiash` ¯ bei ¯ ıj` weish` ı ¯ jia ` b¯ ıngkuair f` en ` ¯ baomˇ ıhua ˇ ¯ eng shaod ´ yˇ ıwei ` huan b¯ ıng need which draught beer Qingdao (beer) Carlsberg (beer) / whiskey to add ice cubes / popcorn wait a moment to think mistakenly to change icy Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.算了 ` suanle forget it Supplementary Vocabulary 买单 葡萄酒 白酒 白兰地 鸡尾酒 ˇ an ¯ maid putaoji u ´ ˇ ´ u baiji ˇ ´ andi ´ bail ˇ u j¯ ıweiji ˇ to pay the bill wine Chinese white wine brandy cocktail Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

sh` ˇ ub` ` Nˇ ¯ Haoji Aiy¯ ı a. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). de gongzu o. You look even better than before! So where are you making your fortune these days? B: 谈 不上 发 财 。 就 是普 通 的 工 作 。 我 倒 是 听 说 你 很不错。当总经理了,事业很顺利。 ` ´ Jiush` ` Wˇ ` ¯ ¯ T´ anbushang f¯ acai. It’s no fortune. what a coincidence! Is it you? B: 哎呀,是啊。好久不见!你怎么样? ¯ a. I haven’t seen you in ages. sh` ıy` e hen shunl` ` ı. You’re a general manager now.Intermediate . Nˇ ´ geng ` shuai ` le! Zenmey` ˇ ` ı bˇ ı yˇ ıqian ang. ı zˇ enmey` ang? ˇ ujian! Man. How have you been? A: 还 行 吧 。 你 比 以 前 更 帅 了 ! 怎 么 样 , 现 在在 哪 里发财啊? ´ ıng ba. Your career is going really well. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. It’s just an ordinary job. xianHaix´ ` zai ` nali ˇ f¯ ´ a? ¯ zai acai I’m all right. however. I’ve heard that you. qiao! ı nˇ ı a! Wow.Old Friend A: (C0194) 哎,这么巧!是你啊! ¯ zheme ` ˇ Sh` ¯ Ai. 1 . are doing quite well for yourself. o dao` ı put ˇ ong ˇ b` ` Dang ` ˇ ¯ nˇ sh` ı t¯ ıngshuo ı hen ucuo. zˇ ongj¯ ınglˇ ı le.

ˇ na ˇ tian ˇ ¯ yˇ ¯ Nˇ ı liu a ouk` ong. and then I went off to another city for university. ´ ¯ a ¯ le. I’m still working there. Bian` ¯ duosh ¯ ao Ai. How come I couldn’t get in touch with you after we graduated from high school? B: 是呀。我搬家了,后来又到外地上大学。现在 还在那里工作呢。这次是回来休假。 ` ai ´ y` ` w` ` ` e. ` hen ˇ da ` ba? hua Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 哎 , 好 的 好 的 。 大 家 多 少 年 没 见 了 。 变化 很 大 吧? ¯ hao ˇ de hao ˇ de. ong b` ıy` e yˇ ı` wo ˇ zˇ ´ ı budao ` nˇ hou. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I’m home on holiday right now. It’s just a small company that I am working for. Zhec` ` ı sh` ` ¯ Xianz o ı hu´ ılai xiuji ¯ a. Well. give me your number. houl Sh` ı y¯ a. Oh. enme jiu ı le? ` lianx` Oh. that’s because I moved. Wˇ o banji ou dao aid` ı shang daxu ` ai ` hai ´ zai ` nali ` gongzu ` ne. 2 . it’s not all that. Ai. women yue ´ ge dianhu ˇ ongxu ´ ´ y¯ ¯ laot q´ ıta e ıqˇ ı chulai ` ¯ juju.A: 哪里。一般。很小的公司。哎,高中毕业以 后,我怎么就联系不到你了? ¯ gaozh ˇ Y¯ ˇ xiao ˇ de gongs¯ ¯ Hen ¯ ¯ ¯ Nali. A: 你留个电话给我,哪天有空,我们约其它老同 学一起出来聚聚。 ` ` gei ˇ wo. ı. ıban. Daji ` a ˇ nian ´ mei ´ jian ` le. We’ll arrange a reunion with the other classmates when we get a chance.

sure. many of them have put on some weight. Key Vocabulary 顺利 变化 搬家 毕业 约 外地 休假 发福 shunl` ` ı ` ` bianhu a ¯ a ¯ banji b` ıy` e ¯ yue w` aid` ı ` xiuji ¯ a f¯ afu ´ smooth change move house to graduate to make an appointment with another city to be on holiday to put on some weight Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yeah. afu ´ le.Well. How many years has it been since we’ve all seen each other? They must have changed a lot. 3 . A: 是啊,好多人都发福了。 ˇ duo ´ dou ¯ ren ¯ f¯ ¯ hao Sh` ı a. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

碰到 客气 中庸之道 聪明 天才 专注于 旅途 建议 鼓励 单独 称赞 时机 掌握 谈恋爱 ` ` pengd ao k` eqi ¯ zhongy¯ ongzh¯ ı` dao ¯ congming ´ ¯ ai tianc ¯ zhuanzh u ` yu ´ ˇ lut u ¨u ´ ` ı jiany` gul` ˇı ¯ u dand ´ ` ¯ chengz an sh´ ıj¯ ı ˇ ` zhangw o ´ an ` ai ` tianli to meet sb. to grasp to date Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. by chance be polite doctrine of the mean smart genius devote one’s mind to on one’s journey to make suggestion to encourage alone to praise opportunity to master.

爱面子 自大 气色 一路顺风 ` anzi ` aimi be self-conscious (lit. to love face) arrogant complexion have a nice trip ` z` ıda ` q` ıse y¯ ılush ` unf¯ ` eng Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Teaching English in China A: (C0202) 我 有 一个 朋 友 想 来 中 国 工 作 。 这 里 找 工 作 容 易 吗? ´ ˇ lai ´ Zhonggu ´ gongzu ` Zhelˇ `ı ¯ ¯ Wˇ o yˇ ou y¯ ı ge pengyou xiang o o. ` o. ¯ Y¯ ´ ao ` hu` ´ un. ˇ gongzu ` rongy` ´ ¯ zhao o ı ma? I’ve got a friend who wants to work in China. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). The school will offer training. Bugu e b` u sh` ı b` ıxu. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But there are a lot of opportunities for teaching spoken English. Is it easy to get a job here? B: 那 要 看 他 想 干 什么 。 不 过 , 教 英 语 口 语 的 机 会 很多。 ` y` ` ta ˇ ` shenme. 1 . ¯ b` ıy` e jiu eyˇ ı. Normally a university degree will do.Intermediate . ˇ ˇ duo. A: 是吗?需要教师资格和经验吗? ` ´ j¯ Sh` ıma? Xuy` ı z¯ ıge he ıngy` an ma? ¯ ao jiaosh¯ Are there? Do you need teaching qualification and experience? B: 最 好 有 。 不 过 , 这 也不 是 必 须 。 一 般 , 大 学 毕 业就可以。学校会提供培训。 ˇ yˇ ` zhe ` yˇ ` e ´ ¯ daxu Zu` ıhao ou. ´ ` jiao ¯ y¯ ¯ xiang Na ao kan gan Bugu ıngyu ` o. ¯ kˇ ouyu ıhu` ı hen ˇ de j¯ That depends on what he wants to do. Xuexi ı t´ ıgong peix ` kˇ ` That will be the best. But it is not essential. ıban.

Ideally. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. xianz ı lao` ıd` ¯ ao jianzh´ sh¯ ı. Many schools now need part-time teachers. Laosh¯ ı zu` ıhao ˇ gout ´ kail ˇ ` u ´ ¯ ang. A: 一定要做全职吗? ` quanzh´ ´ Y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao zuo ı ma? Do you need to work full time? B: 不一定,现在很多学校都需要兼职老师。 ` ai ` hen ˇ duo ´ ao ` dou ˇ ¯ xuexi ¯ xuy` ¯ Buy¯ ıng.A: 还有什么条件? ´ yˇ ´ ´ an? ` Hai ou shenme tiaoji Are there any other requirements? B: 教口语沟通能力很重要。老师最好性格开朗, 善于激发学生的积极性。 ´ ı hen ˇ zhongy` ` ˇ ˇ ¯ kˇ ¯ ong ¯ Jiao ouyu nengl` ao. teachers should be sociable and personable. x` ıngge shany ıf¯ a xuesheng de j¯ ıj´ ıx` ıng. Not always. and good at motivating the students to participate. 2 . ´ j¯ Communication skills are very important in teaching spoken English. A: 那么薪水怎么样?学校会负责住宿吗? ` ´ ao ` hu` Name x¯ ınshuˇ ı zˇ enmey` ang? Xuexi ı fuz´ ` e zhus ` u ` ma? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

3 .What about the pay? Does the school take care of accommodation? B: 外 教 的 薪 水 挺 高 的 。 有 些 学 校 会 负责 住 宿 。 不 过大城市的学校一般不提供。 ` de x¯ ´ ao ` hu` ¯ de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But schools in big cities normally don’t. ` u. ` Bugu ` o Expat teachers are quite well-paid. Key Vocabulary 找 工作 要 看 机会 资格 经验 必须 ˇ zhao ` ¯ gongzu o ao y` ` kan j¯ ıhu` ı z¯ ıge j¯ ıngy` an b` ıxu ¯ to seek work will to depend on opportunity qualification experience to need Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yˇ ¯ xuexi W` aijiao ınshuˇ ı tˇ ıng gao ouxie ı fuz´ ` e ` da ` chengsh` ´ ´ ao ` y¯ ¯ b` ¯ zhus ı de xuexi ıban u t´ ıgong. Some schools offer accommodation.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.提供 培训 条件 口语 沟通 能力 性格 开朗 善于 激发 积极性 全职 不一定 兼职 薪水 ¯ t´ ıgong ´ un peix ` ´ an ` tiaoji kˇ ouyu ˇ ¯ ong ¯ gout ´ ı nengl` ´ x` ıngge ˇ ¯ ang kail ` u shany ´ j¯ ıf¯ a j¯ ıj´ ıx` ıng ´ quanzh´ ı b` uy¯ ıd` ıng ¯ jianzh´ ı x¯ ınshuˇ ı to provide training condition spoken language communication capability personality carefree to excel at to arouse activeness full time not certainly double occupation salary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 .

) to review to simplify extroversion introverted pay material benefits Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd..Supplementary Vocabulary 求职 落差 重温 简化 外向 内向 待遇 福利 qiuzh´ ´ ı ` a ¯ luoch ´ ¯ chongw en ˇ ` jianhu a ` w` aixiang ` ang ` neixi ` u daiy ` ful` ´ı to apply for a job drop in level (of water or ... 5 .

but you have to first be clear about the character’s structure and radical. e hai ı j¯ ıngchang zhaobud ao. That’s exactly the way I do it. ` ranh ´ ou ` zai ` z` ı sh` ı zuoy` shangxi a ´ ao ˇ ta ˇ kˇ ´ sh` ´ ˇ ` ¯ de b` chazh ushou. B: 别 担 心 , 根 据 字 的 部 首 来查 字 典 , 一 定 要 先 弄 清楚字的结构和部首。 ´ danx¯ ˇ lai ´ cha ´ z` ˇ y¯ ¯ ın. I often can’t find the character. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). then look for its radical.Intermediate . Don’t worry. ´ wo hao I am learning how to look up Chinese characters in a dictionary. 1 . esh` ı ˇ juede ´ ˇ nan. Still. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Using a Dictionary A: (C0220) 我现在正在学习查中文字典,可是我觉得好 难。 ` ai ` zhengz ` ` xuex´ ´ ı cha ´ zhongw ´ z` ˇ kˇ ¯ Wˇ o xianz ai en ıdian. A: 我就是这样做的呀。我首先分析这个字是左右 结 构 还 是 上下 结 构 , 然 后 再 查 找 它 的 部 首 , 可 还是经常找不到。 ` ang zuo ` de y¯ ˇ an ` ¯ f¯ Wˇ o jiush` a. You look up a character according to its radical. ıd` ıng y` ao ` z` ` ´ ou ` he ´ b` ˇ ¯ nong xian q¯ ıngchu z` ı de jieg ushou. I start by analyzing whether a character is structured left/right or top/bottom. Wˇ o shouxi enx¯ ı zhege ` ı zhey` ˇ ou jieg ´ ou ` haishi ´ ` ` jieg ´ ou. but it’s really tough. genj ¯ u Bie ı de b` ushou ıdian.

A: 原来如此,真是太感谢你了。那我如果想查一 个词语的话,怎么办? ´ ai ´ rucˇ ` ganxi ˇ e ` nˇ ` wo ˇ rugu ˇ xiang ˇ ¯ Yuanl ı tai ı le. you won’t be able to find it. jiu ˇ ` le. so I never know how to look them up. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ bˇ ` shu shou. If the number of the strokes is wrong. and I can’t figure out which is the radical. Na ´ ı. 2 . B: 这 些 字 你 可 以 直 接 根 据 这 个 字 的 所 有 笔 画 来查 找。 ` ` ˇ ou bˇ ` ¯ genj ¯ u Zhexie z` ı nˇ ı kˇ eyˇ ı zh´ ıjie z` ı de suoyˇ ıhua ` zhege ´ chazh ´ ao. and count the number of strokes in the radical. But some of the characters are really simple. cuo ao ` zhaobud Really? You have to determine the correct radical. ıng b` ushou ıhua ıhua ˇ q¯ ` Rugu ´ o ˇ ` le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). zhensh` ´ o ´ y¯ ` zˇ ` cha ı ge c´ ıyu enme ban? ˇ dehua. you can look them up by total number of strokes. A: 可 是 有 一些 很 简 单 的 字 , 我 分 不 清 哪 个 是 它 的 部首,不知道要怎么去查。 ˇ jiand ˇ an ˇ f¯ ˇ sh` ¯ hen ¯ de z` Kˇ esh` ı yˇ ou y¯ ıxie ı.B: 是吗?你一定要先确定正确的部首,数清部首 的笔画数。如果笔画数错了,就找不到了。 ` ıng zhengqu ` ` de b` ¯ qued` Sh` ı ma? Nˇ ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao xian e uˇ shu ˇ de bˇ ` shu. ˇ lai For these kinds of characters. u zh¯ ıdao ao zˇ enme qu ` cha. wo enbuq¯ ıng nage ı ˇ b` ` y` ´ ¯ de b` ta ushou.

´ o ˇ jiu ` y` To look up a word. Key Vocabulary 正在 查 字典 担心 根据 字 ` ` zhengz ai ´ cha ˇ z` ıdian ¯ ın danx¯ ¯ u genj ` z` ı currently to look up dictionary to worry according to character Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 谢谢你教给我这些好方法,我现在就去试试。 ` ˇ wo ˇ zhexie ` ˇ f¯ ˇ xianz ` ai ` jiu ¯ gei Xiexie nˇ ı jiao hao angfˇ a. I’m going to go try them out now. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo ` qu ` sh` ıshi.Ah. you have to use a word dictionary. What should I do if I want to look up a word? B: 如果你要查一个词语,就要用词典。 ˇ nˇ ´ y¯ ˇ Rugu ı y` ao cha ı ge c´ ıyu. ao y` ong c´ ıdian. 3 . Thanks for teaching me these methods. I really appreciate your help. I see.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .部首 字典 一定 要 先 弄清楚 结构 部首 就是 首先 分析 这个 左右 上下 结构 ˇ b` ushou ˇ z` ıdian y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao ¯ xian ` nong q¯ ıngchu ´ ou ` jieg ˇ b` ushou jiush` ` ı ˇ an ¯ shouxi f¯ enx¯ ı ` zhege ˇ ou zuoy` ` ` shangxi a ´ ou ` jieg character radical character dictionary definitely must first to make clear structure character radical to be exactly first of all to analyze this left and right up and down structure Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .然后 查找 它的 部首 可 找不到 确定 正确 数 清 笔画 数 数错 找不到了 字 ´ ou ` ranh ´ ao ˇ chazh ¯ de ta ˇ b` ushou kˇ e ˇ ` zhaobud ao ` ıng qued` ` ` zhengqu e shu ˇ q¯ ıng ` bˇ ıhua then to locate its character radical but to be unable to find to confirm correct to count clearly strokes of a Chinese character number miscount to be unable to find character shu ` ` shu ˇ cuo ˇ ` le zhaobud ao z` ı Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.分不清 要 查 直接 f¯ enbuq¯ ıng y` ao ´ cha ¯ zh´ ıjie to be unable to differentiate to want to look up directly Supplementary Vocabulary 通晓 概念 建筑物 遵守 清晰 原始 独立 详细 ˇ ¯ tongxi ao ` an ` gaini ` jianzh uw ` u ` ˇ zunsh ou ¯ q¯ ıngx¯ ı ´ yuanshˇ ı dul` ´ı ´ xiangx` ı thoroughly understand concept building to respect clarity first independence in detail Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 6 .

Have you been here a long time? I am really sorry to keep you waiting. B: 好。你本人和网上的感觉挺像的。 ˇ Nˇ ˇ en ´ he ´ wˇ ` ˇ e ´ tˇ ` Hao. Nˇ ı lai uhaoy` nˇ ı jiu ˇ ma? Zhen ˇ ˇ ` du deng le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Wˇ ´ le y¯ ´ ¯ ¯ de Meish` o gang lai ıhu` ır. B: 你好。你来了很久吗?真不好意思让你久等 了。路上太堵了。 ˇ ´ le hen ˇ jiu ˇ ısi rang ` ¯ b` Nˇ ıhao. Ok. A: 没 事 儿 。 我 刚 来 了一 会 儿 。 我 们 去 旁 边 的 咖 啡 馆坐坐吧。 ´ ır. Hi. I’ve only been here a short while. In person you seem very similar to how you seem online. It doesn’t matter. The traffic was really bad. Are you Chen Li? I’m Zhang Liang. Lushang tai ` ˇ le. Let’s go sit down in the coffee shop over there. A: 是吗?别人都说我本人比照片帅。开玩笑。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ı benr angshang de ganju ıng xiang de.A Fated Meeting A: (C0230) 你是陈丽吗?我是张亮。 ´ L´ ` ¯ Nˇ ı sh` ı Chen ı ma? Wˇ o sh` ı Zhang Liang. Wˇ omen qu an ` pangbi ˇ zuozuo ` ¯ eiguan kaf¯ ba. 1 .Intermediate .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ¯ shuo ¯ wo Sh` ı ma? Bier ı zhaopi ` ¯ anxiao. ` mang ´ ¯ mok ¯ Wˇ o yˇ e he ı p´ ıngsh´ ı gongzu o ma? I’ll have a hot mocha as well. B: 哈,还可以。 ´ eyˇ ¯ haikˇ Ha. A: 你想喝什么?热的还是冰的? ˇ ´ ` de hai ´ sh` ¯ shenme? Nˇ ı xiang he Re ı b¯ ıng de? What would you like to drink? Hot or cold? B: 热摩卡。你呢? ` mok ´ a. Ha. ı. I normally don’t have to work overtime. ˇ Ai. What about you? A: 我也喝摩卡。唉,你平时工作忙吗? ¯ nˇ ´ a. Is work busy? B: 还好。基本上不用加班。你呢? ´ hao. How about you? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Kaiw´ Do I? People all say I’m better looking in person. ¯ Nˇ Hai ıbenshang b` uy` ong jiab ı ne? It’s all right. not bad. ˇ Nˇ Re ı ne? A hot mocha.´ en ´ dou ˇ benr ˇ en ´ bˇ ` an ` shuai. 2 . Only joking. ˇ J¯ ˇ ¯ an.

you’re lucky. daji ıng ` o ` an ¯ nˇ ˇ a de. ı zhen ıngfu. xˇ ıhuan zhege lunt ı de ren. I also like the people on the BBS very much.. I work late pretty much all the time. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But our BBS is a lot of fun. Everyone seems to have interesting ideas. ` ` ´ ¯ zheme yˇ ou xiangfˇ ı p´ ıngsh´ ı shangb an mang. So you usually go online at home? B: 是 啊 。 下 班 以 后 没 事 儿 干 , 所 以上上 网 。 不 过 我们的论坛还真有意思,大家都挺有想法的。 唉,你平时上班这么忙,怎么还有这么多时间 上网呢? ` an ` meish` ´ ır gan. Ai. ¯ Nˇ Ai.. so I go online. When I get off work I have nothing to do. How do you find so much time to stay online with such a busy work schedule? A: 经 常 是 加 班 的 时 候偷偷 上 。 我 也 很 喜 欢 这 个 论 坛里的人,特别是…… ´ sh` ` ˇ ¯ an ¯ de sh´ ¯ ou ¯ shang.. ` women ˇ ´ hai ´ zhen ` a ¯ yˇ ¯ dou ¯ tˇ Bugu de lunt ouy` ısi. o chabudu o ı p´ ıng´ Wˇ ` jialˇ ` ¯ zai ¯ ı shangwˇ sh´ ı dou ang ma? Wow.. ıhou ang. ` suoyˇ ˇ ı shangshangwˇ ` ¯ Xiab ¯ yˇ Sh` ıa. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).. 3 . ´ yˇ ` ` ¯ sh´ ¯ shangwˇ zˇ enme hai ou zheme duo ıjian ang ne? Yes. especially. ` an I often do it secretly while working overtime...A: 哎 , 你 真 幸 福 。 我 差 不 多天天 加 班 。 你 平 时 都 在家里上网吗? ¯ nˇ ` ¯ x` ¯ tianti ¯ an ¯ jiab ¯ an. J¯ ıngchang ı jiab ıhou tout Wˇ o yˇ e hen ` ´ lˇ ´ tebi ` esh` ´ ı.

secretly especially Supplementary Vocabulary 严肃 浪漫 紧张 y´ ansu ` ` ` langm an ¯ jˇ ınzhang serious romantic nervous c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.B: 我们的摩卡好了。 ´ a ˇ hao ˇ le. Wˇ omen mok Our mochas are ready. 4 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Key Vocabulary 久等 基本上 幸福 论坛 想法 偷偷 特别 ˇ jiud ˇ eng ˇ j¯ ıbenshang x` ıngfu ´ ´ lunt ` an ˇ a xiangfˇ ¯ ou ¯ tout ` e ´ tebi wait for a long time basically fortunate forum ideas stealthily.

additional income homework take lessons after school pretend sensible Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).借口 尴尬 频率 额外 收入 功课 补习 假装 懂事 ` ou jiekˇ ` ¯ a gang ` p´ ınlu ¨ ´ ai ew` ¯ u shour ` ¯ gongk` e bˇ ux´ ı ˇ ¯ jiazhu ang ˇ dongsh` ı excuse embarrassed. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. awkward frequency extra. 5 .

1 . : 乘坐美国西北航空公司NW8643航班前往纽约的 旅客,您乘坐的航班登机门有变动。请您由8号 门登机。 ´ ` Meigu ˇ o ´ X¯ ˇ Hangk¯ ´ ¯ ¯ liu Chengzu o ıbei ong Gongs¯ ıNWba ı ` s` ˇ ´ ´ ang Niuyu ´ ` de ¯ hangb ¯ qianwˇ ¯ de luk` san an u ın chengzu o ˇ e ¨ e. ` ` ¯ dengj¯ ¯ ımen ¯ hao hangb an ou biand Qˇ ıng n´ ın y´ ou ba ´ dengj¯ ¯ ı.Intermediate .Airport Announcements : (C0238) 乘 坐 中 国 东 方 航 空 公 司MU583航 班 前 往 洛 杉 矶 的旅客,我们抱歉地通知您由于天气原因,您 乘 坐 的 中 国 东 方 航 空 公 司MU583航 班 不 能 按 时 起飞。 ´ ` Zhonggu ´ Dongf¯ ´ ¯ ¯ ang Hangk¯ ¯ Chengzu o o ong Gongs¯ ıMUwu ˇ ˇ ´ ´ ang Luosh ` anj¯ ˇ ¯ san ¯ hangb ¯ qianwˇ ¯ ı de luk` ba an u ¨ e. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). n´ ´ ¯ ¯ ı yuany¯ baoqi ı n´ ın y´ ouyu ın cheng´ tianq` ` de Zhonggu ´ dongf¯ ´ ¯ ¯ ang hangk¯ ¯ ¯ zuo o ong gongs¯ ıMUwu ˇ ba ´ ´ ` ¯ hangb ¯ b` san an uneng ansh´ ı qˇ ıf¯ ei. n´ ´ ´ yˇ ` ong. women ` an ` de tongzh¯ ´ ın. the boarding gate for your flight has been changed. Passengers flying to Los Angeles on China Eastern flight MU583. men Passengers flying Northwest Airlines flight NW8643 to New York. we are sorry to announce that due to poor weather conditions China Eastern flight MU583 will not depart at the originally scheduled time. Please proceed to Gate 8 for boarding. : 乘坐中国国际航空公司CA992航班前往温哥华的 旅客,您乘坐的航班现在开始登机。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

n´ ´ ` ai ` kaishˇ ¯ xianz ¯ ı dengj¯ ¯ ı. hangb an Passengers flying to Vancouver on Air China flight CA992. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. your flight is now boarding. Key Vocabulary 乘坐 中国东方 航空公司 航班 前往 洛杉矶 旅客 抱歉 通知 由于 ´ ` chengzu o ´ Dong¯ ¯ Zhonggu o ´ f¯ ang Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı ´ ¯ hangb an ´ ang qianwˇ ` anj¯ ¯ ı Luosh ˇ luk` u ¨ e ` an ` baoqi ¯ tongzh¯ ı y´ ouyu ´ to ride China Eastern Airlines Company airline flight to go to Los Angeles traveler apologetically to inform due to Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).´ ` Zhonggu ´ Guoj` ´ ı Hangk¯ ´ ` ¯ ¯ Chengzu o o ong Gongs¯ ıCAjiu ˇ jiu ˇ er ˇ ´ ´ ang W¯ ´ de luk` ´ ` de ¯ qianwˇ ¯ a hangb an engehu u ın chengzu o ¨ e. 2 .

3 .原因 按时 起飞 美国西北 航空公司 纽约 登机门 变动 由 登机 中 国国 际 航空公司 温哥华 ´ ın yuany¯ ` ansh´ ı qˇ ıf¯ ei ˇ o ´ Meigu X¯ ıˇ ´ bei Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı ¯ Niuyu ˇ e ´ ¯ ımen dengj¯ ` ong ` biand y´ ou ¯ ı dengj¯ ´ Guo´ ¯ Zhonggu o ´ j` ı Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı ´ ¯ a W¯ engehu reason on time to take off Northwest Airline Company New York boarding gate change by to board China International Aviation Company Vancouver Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

中国南方 航空公司 海南航空 公司 中华航空 公司 长荣航空 公司 EVA Airlines / 港龙航空 公司 Hong Kong Dragon Airlines / 美国联合 航空公司 汉莎航空 公司 ´ Nan´ ¯ Zhonggu o ´ f¯ ang Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı ˇ an ´ ´ Hain Hang¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı ´ Hang´ ¯ Zhonghu a ¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı ´ ´ Changr ong ´ Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı China Southern Airlines Hainan Airlines China Airlines ˇ ong ´ ´ Gangl Hang¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı ˇ o ´ ´ Meigu Hang¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı ` ´ ¯ HangHansh a ¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı United Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .

5 .大韩航空 公司 全日本航 空公司 维珍航空 公司 Virgin Airlines / ` an ´ ´ Dah Hang¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı ´ ˇ Quan R` ıben ´ Hangk¯ ong ¯ Gongs¯ ı ´ ¯ W´ eizhen Hang¯ k¯ ong Gongs¯ ı Korean Air All Japan Airlines Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

1 . ` kˇ Thank you. Here is my passport. Qˇ ıng n´ ın xian ı zhang kaih ` shenqˇ ˇ e huoq¯ ´ ı cunku ˇ zhangh ` ` e ˇ d` n´ ın kˇ eyˇ ı xuanz´ an u ıngq¯ ı ´ ` huozh ˇ zhangh ` ` n´ ˇ e de lei` cunku an u. Could you please give me a valid form of ID? A: 没问题。这是我的护照。 ´ ent´ ` ı. N´ ın neng ıxia ın de yˇ ouxiao ¯ ı y¯ ` ` ma? f` en zhengji an Certainly. Please fill out a new account application form. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Xiexie. B: 谢谢 。 请 您 先 填 一 张开 户 申 请 表 , 您 可 以 选 择 活 期 存 款 帐 户或 者 定 期 存 款 帐 户 。 您 只 需 在 您 要选择的类型前打勾就可以了。 ` ´ y¯ ˇ ¯ tian ¯ ¯ u ¯ ıngbiao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . Can I open a bank account? B: 可以的。您能先出示一下您的有效身份证件 吗? ´ xian ` n´ ` shen¯ chush` ¯ Kˇ eyˇ ı de. Zhe ` sh` ˇ de huzh ` Meiw ı wo ` ao. You may choose to open a current funds account or fixedterm deposit account.Bank Transactions A: (C0248) 您好。请问我可以开一个银行帐户吗? ˇ ` wo ˇ kˇ ´ ` ¯ y¯ N´ ınhao. No problem. ın zhˇ ı xu ın y` ao xuanz´ ´ ` N´ ¯ zai ´ dag ˇ ou ¯ jiu x´ ıng qian eyˇ ı le. Qˇ ıng wen eyˇ ı kai ı ge y´ ınhang zhangh u ` ma? Hello. Just check the box of your choice.

2 . Do I need to fill out anything else? B: 请 在 这 里 写 上 您 的 联 系 方 式 和 住 址 。 您 刚刚 选 择的这种帐户可以存取款、转帐和购物消费, 但不可以透支。 ` zhelˇ ` ı xiesh ˇ ang ` ´ ı f¯ ´ zhuzhˇ Qˇ ıng zai n´ ın de lianx` angsh` ı he ` ı. A: 办好后我可以直接在自动取款机上取钱了吗? 需要手续费吗? ` hao ˇ hou ` wo ˇ kˇ ` z` ` ˇ ı shang ` ¯ zai Ban eyˇ ı zh´ ıjie ıdong quku ˇ anj¯ ´ ˇ uf` quqi ma? Xuy` ˇ anle ` ei ma? ¯ ao shoux Will I be able to withdraw money from an ATM after I open the account? Do I need to pay a fee? B: 是的,您可以在本市的任意一台本行的自动取 款机上使用银行卡,查询帐户余额和取款是不 需要收取手续费的。不过如果您要在别的银行 的 自 动 取 款 机 上交 易 , 我 们 将 收 取 一 定 的 手 续 费。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. but you cannot overdraw. transfer funds. ` xiaof` Please write down your contact information and address here. and make purchases. Hai ´ xuy` ´ xie ´ ¯ shenme Hao ma? ¯ ao tian All right. ang he u kˇ eyˇ ı touzh¯ ı. dan kuan.A: 好的。还需要填些什么吗? ˇ de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). The type of account you chose will allow you to deposit and withdraw funds. ˇ e de zhezh ` ong ˇ ` ¯ ¯ N´ ın gangg ang xuanz´ zhangh u eyˇ ı cunq ` kˇ ´ u ˇ ˇ zhuanzh ˇ ` ´ gouw ` u ` b` ` ¯ ei.

if you do any transactions at other banks’ ATMs. A: 好的,我明白了,谢谢。 ˇ de. Thank you. women ¯ ¯ u shang jiaoy` jiang shouq ıd` ıng de shoux ˇ y¯ ` ei. All right. n´ ın kˇ eyˇ ı zai ı de reny` ı tai de z` ı` quku ˇ ı shang ` shˇ ´ ˇ Chax ´ un ` dong ıy` ong y´ ınhangk a. ˇ anj¯ ´ zhang´ he ´ quku ˇ sh` ˇ uf` ¯ u hu ı b` u xuy` ` yu ´e ˇ an ˇ shoux ` ei de. However. and there is no service charge for checking account balance or withdrawal. I see. Bu` ¯ ao shouq ` rugu ˇ n´ ` biede ´ ´ ` ˇ ı guo ın y` ao zai y´ ınhang de z` ıdong quku ´ o ˇ anj¯ ` ˇ ˇ uf` ¯ ı. You can use the card at any of our bank’s ATMs in the city. these transactions will be subject to a service charge. xiexie. 3 . wo ˇ m´ ` Hao ıngbai le. Key Vocabulary 出示 有效 转帐 透支 任意 chush` ¯ ı ` yˇ ouxiao ˇ ` zhuanzh ang to show valid transfer money from into an account to overdraw arbitrarily c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.` bensh` ˇ ` ı y¯ ´ ben ˇ hang ´ Sh` ıde. ` touzh¯ ı ` ı reny` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .查询 交易 账户 申请表 活期 存款 定期 自动取款 机 ´ un chax ´ ¯ ı jiaoy` ` zhangh u ` ˇ ¯ ıngbiao shenqˇ ´ ı huoq¯ ˇ cunku an ´ d` ıngq¯ ı ` ˇ ı z` ıdong quku ˇ anj¯ to inquire about exchange account application form current deposit fixed ATM Supplementary Vocabulary 申请 属于 利息 损失 罚款 ¯ ıng shenqˇ shuy ˇ u ´ l` ıxi sunsh¯ ı ˇ ˇ f´ akuan application to belong to interest to lose to fine Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

5 .限制 转移 金额 ` xianzh` ı ˇ ı zhuany´ ´ j¯ ıne to limit to shift value Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

T` ´ b` ´ e ´ le jian` Nˇ ı zhe esh` ı dacu aij´ ıquan u jˇ ın jieh ´ ı. ”taij´ m´ ıngzi sh` ı shenme y` ısi? Does it? So what does the name ”tai chi” mean? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). hai ´ baoh ´ le shenk` ´ gudi ˇ ¯ yu ¯ an ¯ e de Zhonggu ¯ shen o ˇ boj¯ ˇ an ´ e. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Tai chi not only combines exercise and fighting skills. it also contains rich ancient Chinese philosophy. It’s really an amazing martial art. ´ zhexu You are seriously mistaken.Intermediate .Tai Chi A: (C0256) 我最近开始练太极拳。这真是一种奇妙的拳 术。 ` taij´ ` ıquan. B: 是吗?那么,“太极”这个名字是什么意思? ` ` ı”zhege ` ´ Sh` ı ma? Name. ` I’ve started to practice tai chi recently. ´ ` zhensh` ˇ ¯ ı lian ¯ Wˇ o zu` ıj` ın kaishˇ Zhe ı y¯ ızhong q´ ı` de quansh ´ miao u. B: 太极拳不是老年人的运动吗?有什么奇妙呢? ´ b` ˇ anr ´ en ´ de yund ` ma? Yˇ ´ T` aij´ ıquan u sh` ı laoni ou shenme ` ong ` ne? q´ ımiao Isn’t tai chi an exercise for the elderly? What’s amazing about it? A: 你 这 可 是 大 错 特 错 了 。 太 极 拳 不仅 结 合 了 健 身 与搏击,还包含了深刻的中国古典哲学。 ` kˇ ` ot ` ecu ` o ` le. 1 .

hai ´ baoh ´ le f¯ ¯ quanfˇ ¯ an z¯ onghe ıngdai engfu ` de ´ chuant ´ ong ˇ ´ ` ¯ Zhonggu o wenhu a.A: “太极”这个词的意思是绝对、唯一。太极拳 不仅 综 合 了 明 代 各 家 拳 法 , 还 包 含 了丰 富 的 中 国传统文化。 ` ´ ı. weiy¯ ´ ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). liuch Da ı. and the five elements of yin and yang. T` ´ b` T` aij´ ı ”zhege c´ ı de y` ısi sh` ı juedu` aij´ ıquan u jˇ ın ´ le M´ ` ge ` jia ´ a. Tai chi integrates different styles of martial art from the Ming Dynasty with qi gong (a system of deep-breathing exercises). Chinese medicine. Tai chi is rich with traditional Chinese cultural and philosophical thought. 2 . dongzu o ˇ u ´ yund ` ong ´ e ` ˇ taij´ ` ıquan ´ sh´ ` e ´ y¯ ¯ jˇ lianji ınm` ı. The word ”tai chi” means absolute and unequalled. B: 为什么 太 极 拳 节 奏 这 么 慢 ? 它 到 底 对 人 体 有 什 么好处呢? ´ ` ıquan ´ jiez` ´ ou zheme ` ` ` ı du` W` eishenme taij´ man? T¯ a daodˇ ı ´ ı yˇ ´ ˇ rentˇ ou shenme haochu ne? Why is tai chi so slow-paced? What good does it do the body anyways? A: 太 极 拳 始 终 处 于 运 动 之中 , 动 作 连 接 紧 密 , 流 畅。打太极拳时,特别要求心静。 ´ shˇ ` ` ` ¯ ¯ T` aij´ ıquan ızhong chuy zh¯ ızhong. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ x¯ j` ıng. tebi aoqiu ın´ ang.

schools of tai chi? Are there different A: 当 然 , 太 极 拳 有 许 多 流派 , 不 过 最 主 要 的 是 五 大流派。 ´ taij´ ` ıquan ´ yˇ ` b` ` zu` ¯ ¯ liup Dangr an. O. There are many different schools of tai chi. that sounds quite profound. Of course. ou xudu uguo ı zhuy` ˇ o ´ ai. t¯ ıng qˇ ılai zhen aij´ ıquan en liup ´ ai Oh. B: 噢,听起来真深奥。太极拳分流派吗? ` T` ´ f¯ ` ma? ¯ shen ¯ ao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 . concentration. Key Vocabulary 练 太极拳 奇妙 大错特错 ` lian ` ıquan ´ taij´ ` q´ ımiao ` ot ` ecu ` o ` dacu to practice tai chi fantastic very serious mistake c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Its movements are closely connected and flowing.Tai chi is perpetual motion. and breathing be inextricably connected. ˇ ao de ` liup ` sh` ı wu ˇ da ´ ai. When practicing tai chi it is essential that state of mind. Tai chi particularly requires feeling and reacting through the body. but the main ones are the five key schools.

结合 包含 深刻 绝对 唯一 丰富 传统 节奏 到底 好处 始终 流派 流畅 ´ e ´ jieh ´ ¯ an baoh ¯ e shenk` ´ ı juedu` ´ ı weiy¯ f¯ engfu ` ´ ong ˇ chuant ´ ou jiez` ` ı daodˇ ˇ haochu ¯ shˇ ızhong ` liup ´ ai ` liuch ´ ang to fuse to contain profound absolute only rich traditional rhythm after all benefit from start to finish school of thought fluidity Supplementary Vocabulary 功夫 ¯ gongfu Kung Fu c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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¯ ch¯ Haoba. once again. L` ıli.Growing Affections A: (C0265) A:丽丽,都这么晚了。我送你回家吧。 ` ` ¯ zheme ¯ ba. You have to work tomorrow. OK? B: B:明天还要上班,还是别麻烦你了。 ´ ao shangb ` ´ ı bie ´ mafan ´ ¯ haiy` ¯ haish` M´ ıngtian an.Intermediate . you ordered so many dishes that we couldn’t finish them all. Wˇ o song nˇ ı hu´ ıjia Lily. ınteng. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). zhˇ ıy` ao nˇ ı xˇ ıhuan jiu ı meiti ` hao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. dou wˇ an le. o lian ı zhu u zh¯ ıBie ` nar ` yˇ ` zˇ ´ jie ` ¯ nˇ ¯ ne? dao. All right. nˇ ı le. I don’t even know where you live. In the future how will I be able to pick you up for work? B: B:好吧。今天你又点那么多菜,吃都吃不完。 ˇ ˇ name ` ` ch¯ ¯ nˇ ¯ cai. I will walk you home. 1 . A: A: 没 关 系 的 , 只 要 你 喜 欢 就 好 。 你 每 天 上 班 这 么远,我真心疼。 ´ anxi ˇ Nˇ ˇ an ` ¯ ¯ shangMeigu de. Today. ıhou enme lai ı shangb an Don’t be so polite. I don’t want to trouble you. J¯ ıntian ı y` ou dian duo ı dou ıbuw´ an. it’s really late. ` ˇ wo ˇ zhen ´ ¯ zheme ¯ x¯ ban yuan. A: A: 别 对 我 这 么 客 气 啊 。 我 连 你住 哪 儿 都 不 知 道,以后怎么来接你上班呢? ´ du` ˇ zheme ` ´ nˇ ˇ dou ¯ b` ¯ Wˇ ı wo k` eq` ı a.

A: A: 其 实 , 这 是 我 一 天 中 最 快 乐 的 时 候 。 你 的 睫 毛真漂亮。 ` sh` ˇ y¯ ` e ` de sh´ ¯ zhong ¯ Q´ ısh´ ı. It’s not that bad. de jiem Actually. 2 . Nˇ ı shangb an lei. Your eyelashes are so pretty. You work even harder. ´ an ´ dao ` zheme ` ¯ liao liaoti wˇ an. I really feel for you. As long as you liked them. ` ı l´ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. You work so far from home. A: A: 可 是 你 不 用 口 红 , 嘴 唇 还 是 那 么 漂 亮 。 你 知 道吗,我一天中最失落的时候就是离开你。 ´ ´ sh` ` ` Kˇ esh` ı nˇ ı b` uy` ong kˇ ouhong. zuˇ ıchun ı name piao´ hai ` ma. B: B: 还 可 以 。 你 上 班 更 累 。 每 天 还 要 陪 我 聊 天 聊 到这么晚。 ´ eyˇ ` ` ` Meiti ˇ an ´ ao pei ´ wo ˇ ¯ haiy` ¯ geng Haikˇ ı. zhe ı wo ı tian zu` ı kuail ıhou. That’s because I used mascara.It doesn’t matter. every day you also chat with me until so late. wo ˇ y¯ ` de sh´ ¯ zhong ¯ zu` liang. Plus. Nˇ ı ´ ao ´ zhen ` ¯ piaoliang. that’s the happiest part of my day. that’s all that matters. Nˇ ı zh¯ ıdao ı tian ı sh¯ ıluo ıhou ¯ nˇ jiush` ıkai ı. B: B:因为我用睫毛膏呀。 ` wo ˇ y` ´ aog ´ ao ¯ y¯ Y¯ ınwei ong jiem a.

. You know..But even when you don’t wear lipstick.... Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).... your lips are still so beautiful.jiu4. Key Vocabulary 送 麻烦 客气 连 接 吃不完 只 要..就.. 心疼 陪 ` song ´ mafan k` eq` ı ´ lian ¯ jie ch¯ ıbuw´ an zhˇ ıy` ao... B: B:真讨厌。 ˇ an. 3 . stop it. ¯ taoy` Zhen Oh. to take trouble polite even to pick up cannot finish as long as ´ x¯ ınteng ´ pei feel for (someone) to accompany c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.. the saddest part of my day is when I leave you..

其实 聊天 睫毛 睫毛膏 口红 失落 q´ ısh´ ı ´ an ¯ liaoti ´ ao ´ jiem ´ aog ´ ao ¯ jiem ´ kˇ ouhong ` sh¯ ıluo actually to chat eyelash mascara lipstick to feel a loss Supplementary Vocabulary 谈恋爱 肉麻 强调 突出 小气 看重 甜言蜜语 花花公子 ´ an ` ai ` tanli ` ´ roum a ´ ` qiangdi ao tuch ¯ u ¯ ˇ ı xiaoq` ` ` kanzh ong ´ anm` tiany´ ıyu ˇ ¯ ag ¯ ongzˇ ¯ huahu ı dating disgusting to emphasize to stand out stingy to think highly of sweet talk beautiful prince c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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1 . ı sh` ı zuo ang de day´ Sure.Going to the Dentist A: (C0275) 医生,我最近老牙疼,你能帮我看看吗? ˇ zu` ˇ y´ ´ ´ ˇ kankan ` ¯ ¯ Y¯ ısheng. recently I’ve had a toothache. yˇ ` le ` dong ` y¯ ı ge da le. wo ıj` ın lao a teng. Lai. and I will take a look. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 你 看 , 你 左 下 方 有 一 颗 蛀 牙 , 已 经 被 蛀 了一个 大洞了。 ` nˇ ˇ xia ` f¯ ` zhu Nˇ ı kan.Intermediate . Wˇ o y¯ ı y` ong zuobian y´ achˇ ı jiao jiu ` ´ ` ´ ` ¯ ın ban ¯ de tengt ¯ nansh hu` ı yˇ ou zuanx¯ ong. Can you take a look at it? B: 好 的 。 来 , 坐 下 , 张 大 嘴 , 我 帮 你 检 查 一下 。 你是不是左下方的大牙疼? ˇ de. It’s really terrible. Is it the molar on the lower left side that is sore? A: 是的是的。我一用左边牙齿嚼东西,就会有钻 心般的疼痛,真难受。 ˇ ´ dongxi. As soon as I use the teeth on the left side of my mouth to chew things. I feel a piercing sort of pain. ` ` zuˇ ˇ bang ˇ ´ ı¯ ¯ Hao zhangd a ı. ´ zuoxia. nˇ ı neng bang wo ma? Doctor. Come and sit down. ı zuo ang yˇ ou y¯ ı k¯ e zhuy´ ıj¯ ıng bei ` a. Yes. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. yes. wo nˇ ı jianch ay¯ ` Nˇ ˇ xia ` f¯ ` a teng? ´ xia. ¯ Sh` ıde sh` ıde. open up your mouth. zhen ou.

A: 那会不会很痛?可以正常吃饭吗? ` hu` ˇ tong? ` ` ´ Na ıbuhu` ı hen Kˇ eyˇ ı zhengch ang ch¯ ıf` an ma? But. Doctor? B: 你需要补牙。不过别担心,很简单的,一会就 好。 ` bie ´ danx¯ ˇ jiand ˇ an ¯ ın. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). will it be very painful? Will I be able to eat normally? B: 可以的。一开始可能会有一点痛,过几天就好 了。 ´ hu` ˇ tong. It’s already turned into a big cavity. what needs to be done. your lower left side molar has some decay. You need a filling. 2 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ` jˇ ¯ jiu ¯ ı kˇ Kˇ eyˇ ı de. A: 啊?是吗?那怎么办呀,医生? ¯ Sh` ` zˇ ` y¯ ¯ A? ı ma? Na enme ban a. Y¯ ıkaishˇ eneng ı yˇ ouy¯ ıdian guo ıtian ` ˇ le. hen ¯ de.Look. hao No problem. But don’t worry. its very straightforward and will be done in no time. In the beginning it might be a little bit painful. y¯ Nˇ ı xuy` uy´ a. y¯ ısheng? Oh really? So. Bugu ıhu` ı ´ o ¯ ao bˇ ˇ jiu ` hao. but in a few days it will be fine.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Key Vocabulary 老 检查 嚼 钻心般 难受 蛀牙 补牙 正常 大牙 蛀 ˇ lao ˇ ´ jianch a ´ jiao ¯ ın ban ¯ zuanx¯ ´ ` nansh ou zhuy´ ` a bˇ uy´ a ` ´ zhengch ang ` a day´ zhu ` always to inspect to chew piercingly painful difficult to bear decayed teeth to fill a tooth normally molar to bear through Supplementary Vocabulary 宁愿 农作物 抱怨 ` n` ıngyuan ´ ` u nongzu ow ` ` ` baoyu an would rather farm crops complain Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

责怪 总称 方位 有利 咀嚼 嚼 珍珠 被动时态 ` z´ eguai ¯ zˇ ongcheng ` f¯ angwei yˇ oul` ı ´ juju ˇ e ´ jiao ¯ zhenzh u ¯ ` ong ` ` beid sh´ ıtai 责怪 generally be called direction/ to have advantages chew to chew pearl passiveness tense Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

nˇ ı de baobao hao eai. ful` ıngyˇ ang lai ´ ıyuan Yes. A: 难 怪 她 看 上 去 一 点 儿 也不 像 你 们 。 不 过 她 真 的 很漂亮。她是中国人吗? ´ ` ta ` shangqu y¯ ˇ yˇ ` ¯ kan Nangu ai ıdianr e b` u xiang nˇ ımen. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . Bu´ ` ta ˇ piaoliang.Adoption A: (C0284) 哇,你的宝宝好可爱。她是…? ˇ ˇ kˇ ` T¯ W¯ a. ` ´ en ´ ma? ¯ zhende ¯ ¯ guo hen T¯ a sh` ı Zhonggu or No wonder she doesn’t look like you at all. 1 . she was born in Hunan. But she is really pretty. She’s our newly adopted daughter. a sh` ı..? Wow. ¯ eng ` lˇ ´ de. We adopted her from the local welfare agency. ta omen sh` ı cong ı de ´ an. Is she Chinese? B: 对,她出生在湖南。我们是从当地的福利院领 养来的。 ` Hun ´ Wˇ ´ dangd` ¯ chush ¯ zai ¯ Du` ı.. your baby is so cute! Is she…? B: 她是我们刚刚领养的女儿。 ˇ ˇ ´ ¯ T¯ a sh` ı women ganggang lˇ ıngyˇ ang de nu ¨ er. A: 你们住在中国吗? ` Zhonggu ´ ma? ¯ Nˇ ımen zhu o ` zai Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

ˇ ta ´ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Do you live in China? B: 我们住在美国,她跟我们一起回美国。 ` Meigu ˇ o. After we finish the adoption process. is she a Chinese citizen or an American citizen? B: 等 办 好 了 手 续 她 拿 的 就 是 美 国国 籍 。 但 是 我 们 会 好好 教 育 她 , 让 她 认识 中 国 和 中 国 文 化 , 让 她学中文。 ˇ ` ao ˇ le shoux ˇ u ´ de jiush` ˇ o ´ guo´ ¯ na Deng banh ` ta ` ı Meigu ` ˇ ˇ ` u ` ` ¯ rang ¯ renshi j´ ı. 2 . She will return to the States with us. Yˇ ` ˇ de Zhey` e tˇ ıng hao ou le nˇ ımen zheme hao ˇ x` ¯ y¯ fum ıd` ıng hu` ı hen ıngfu. ´ he ´ Zhonggu ´ wenhu ´ ` rang ` ta ´ Zhongw ´ ¯ ¯ ¯ xue ¯ Zhonggu o o a. Dansh` ı women hu` ı haohao jiaoy ta ` ta. en. ´ ta ˇ ˇ o. But we will educate her so she has a good knowledge of China and Chinese culture and we will make her study Chinese. ` u. A: 这样也挺好的。有了你们这么好的父母,她一 定会很幸福。 ` ang yˇ ˇ de. ´ ¯ gen ¯ women Wˇ omen zhu y¯ ıqˇ ı hu´ ı Meigu ` zai We live in the United States. she will be an American citizen. A: 那么她的国籍是中国还是美国? ` ´ ı sh` ´ haish` ´ ı Meigu ˇ o? ´ ¯ de guoj´ ¯ Name ta ı Zhonggu o In that case.

That’s so good. she will certainly be very happy. Key Vocabulary 领养 难怪 看上去 当地 福利院 手续 lˇ ıngyˇ ang ´ ` nangu ai ` shangqu kan ¯ dangd` ı ` ful` ´ ıyuan ˇ u shoux ` to raise its no wonder that it would appear local benefit institute formalities Supplementary Vocabulary 养父 养母 yˇ angfu ` yˇ angmu ˇ foster father foster mother Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 谢谢!我们会把我们所有的爱都给她。 ` ˇ women ˇ ˇ ou de ai ` dou ˇ ta. She has such great parents. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ gei ¯ Xiexie! Wˇ omen hu` ı ba suoyˇ Thank you! We will provide her with all of our love. 3 .

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nˇ ı sh` ı tˇ ıng mang de. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Lili has you as a good friend. ´ ¯ mei ¯ ı L` Sh` ı a. I’m always hearing Lili complaining about it. O.Intermediate . Zhang Liang had to work overtime. ¯ Zhen ıbuqˇ ı. Hen nˇ ı. 1 . ` nˇ ımen kˇ eyˇ ı j¯ ıngchang zuob Yeah. You can keep each other company. Duoku¯ ` ˇ engyou. Luckily. He’s really so busy. ı Chen ıng ba. I’m so sorry we’re late. women lai an le.The Jealous Friend A: (C0293) 真对不起,我们来晚了。张亮要加班。他实在 太忙了。 ˇ ´ wˇ ` y` ¯ du` ¯ Liang ¯ an. Zhen ˇ qˇ ¯ wo du` ıbuqˇ ı. you are so busy. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 你好,你是陈静吧。很高兴认识你。真对不 起,今天我请客。 ˇ sh` ´ J` ˇ gaox` ` ¯ ıng renshi ¯ Nˇ ıhao. you must be Chen Jing. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Zhang ao jiab ` tai ` mang ´ T¯ a sh´ ızai le. Today it’s my treat. it can’t be helped. I’m really sorry. C: 噢,你是挺忙的。我一直听丽丽抱怨呢。 ´ ` ` ne. j¯ ıntian ıngk` e. B: 是 啊 , 没 办 法 。 多 亏丽丽 有 你 这 个 好 朋 友 , 你 们可以经常做伴。 ´ banfˇ ` a. Wˇ o y¯ ızh´ ı t¯ ıng L` ıli baoyu an Oh. Hi. ıli yˇ ou nˇ ı zhege haop ´ ` an.

Shall we order? C: 你 还 好 意 思 说 , 你 这 个人 重 色 轻 友 。 有 了 张 亮 就忘了我。 ´ hao ˇ y` ` ´ zhongs ` ` ıngyˇ ¯ nˇ Nˇ ı hai ısi shuo. ` ˇ an ˇ ¯ dou ¯ xiang Juedu` o kˇ eyˇ ı zuozh L` ıli meiti ´ ˇ an de d` ´ zhe nˇ ı. She’s my best friend. ´ ˇ cai ` ba. ` w` You still have the nerve to say that? You value your new boyfriend over an old friend. Yˇ ou ` ˇ ¯ le Zhang Liang jiu ang le wo. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). wo ` zai ˇ de pengyou. Wˇ ` eng. she always says she wants to take you there too. B: 绝 对 没 有 。 我 可 以 作 证 , 丽丽 每 天 都 想 着 你 。 我 们 去 什么 好 玩 的 地 方 , 吃 什么 好 吃 的 东 西 都 说要带你一起去。 ´ ı meiyˇ ´ ou. Wˇ omen qu haow´ ıfang. hao Wˇ omen dian Exactly. you’ve totally forgotten about me. ı zhege ren eq¯ ou. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 2 .A: 就 是 , 我 和 静静 从 幼 儿 园 就 在 一 起 , 是 最 好 的 朋友。我们点菜吧。 ˇ he ´ J` ´ y` ´ ´ jiu ` y¯ Jiush` ıngjing cong oueryu an ıqˇ ı. ` That’s totally not true! I can attest to the fact that Lili thinks about you every day. sh` ı zu` ı` ı. Jing Jing and I have been together since kindergarten. Now that you have Zhang Liang. ch¯ ı shen` shenme ˇ ` nˇ ¯ ¯ shuo ¯ y` me haoch¯ ı de dongxi dou ao dai ı y¯ ıqˇ ı qu. Whenever we go somewhere fun or eat something good.

I don’t want to be any third wheel. omen dian a ` ı de zhaopai ` ¯ sh` ¯ t¯ ıngshuo ı zhelˇ cai. lai Aren’t you on a diet? Zhang Liang. Let’s order the lobster! I’ve heard that it’s the specialty dish here. 3 . C: 丽丽 , 你 现 在 怎 么 这 么 像 家 庭 主 妇 啊 。 就 知 道 心疼张亮的钱。 ` ai ` zˇ ` ` ¯ ıngzhuf ¯ Jiu L` ıli nˇ ı xianz enme zheme xiang jiat´ ıˇu ` a. Wˇ o kˇ e b` uy` ao zuo ao. how can you act like such a housewife? You just care about saving Zhang Liang money. omen ´ sh` ´ ¯ ba! hai ı ch¯ ı longxi a Hey. Chen Jing is so thin. uy` ong jian. Nˇ ¯ Nˇ ı b` u sh` ı jianf´ Liang. Lili. she really doesn’t need to lose weight. B: 哎,陈静这么瘦,根本不用减。我们还是吃龙 虾吧! ¯ Chen ´ J` ` ` genb ˇ b` ˇ Wˇ ¯ en Ai. You order. ıng zheme shou.C: 我可不要做电灯泡。我们点龙虾吧,听说是这 里的招牌菜。 ` diand ` engp ` Wˇ ˇ longxi ´ ¯ ¯ ba. nˇ ı zu` ı hu` ı dian ı ´ ba. you’re the best at ordering. Why don’t we just have some lobster? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` zh¯ ` x¯ ´ ` ´ ¯ dao ınteng Zhang Liang de qian. A: 你不是减肥吗?张亮,你最会点了。你来吧。 ˇ ei ma? Zhang ` ˇ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

A: 你今天怎么了?火气这么大? ˇ ı zheme ` ` ¯ zˇ Nˇ ı j¯ ıntian enmale? Huoq` da? What’s wrong with you today? Why are you so angry? C: 没什么,我吃了龙虾就好了。 ´ shenme. 4 . ¯ jiu Mei wo ı le longxi a ` hao It’s nothing. ´ ˇ ch¯ ´ ˇ le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’ll be fine after I have some lobster. Key Vocabulary 加班 实在 请客 一直 抱怨 多亏 做伴 点菜 重色轻友 ¯ an ¯ jiab ` sh´ ızai qˇ ıngk` e y¯ ızh´ ı ` ` baoyu an ¯ ı duoku¯ ` an ` zuob ˇ cai ` dian ` ` ıngyˇ zhongs eq¯ ou to work overtime in reality to invite guests continuously complain thanks to to keep someone company to order dish to value lovers over friends c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

simply anger. slight c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.temper/ Supplementary Vocabulary 注重 忽略 轻视 ` zhuzh ` ong ` hul ¨e ¯u q¯ ıngsh` ı pay attention to. stress neglect. 5 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ignore despise.绝对 作证 电灯泡 龙虾 听说 招牌菜 减肥 家庭主妇 心疼 根本 火气 ´ ı juedu` ` eng ` zuozh ` engp ` ¯ diand ao ´ ¯ longxi a ¯ t¯ ıngshuo ` ¯ zhaopai cai ˇ ei jianf´ ¯ ıngzhuf jiat´ ˇu ` ´ x¯ ınteng ˇ ¯ en genb ˇ ı huoq` absolutely to prove third wheel lobster to hear told specialty dish to lose weight housewife love dearly at all.

重男轻女 吃醋 私密 照亮 ˇ ` ´ ıngnu zhongn anq¯ ¨ regard men as superior to women be jealous (usu. 6 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. secret illuminate love- ch¯ ıcu ` s¯ ım` ı ` ang ` zhaoli Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). related) private.

o erzi ıj` ın biaoxi Hello Teacher Zhang. Bugu ` chengj` ´ ı yˇ ` sh` ı zhey` ou j` ınb` u sh` ı zu` ı zhongy¯ ao ` o. It’s just that sometimes he is a bit naughty. That’s my son’s personality. ongsh` ı bˇ ıjiao T¯ a de x` ıngge ` ` ang. boys are always more active. A: 是 啊 , 男 孩子 总 是 比 较 好 动 。 他 的 性 格 就 是 这 样。不过,成绩有进步是最重要的。 ´ aizˇ ´ ı zˇ ` haod ` ong. ` ´ jiu¯ nanh Sh` ı a. de. But the most important thing is that his grades have improved. shangk` e b` u zhuanx¯ In general. Chengj` ınb` u le. Has my son been doing all right lately? B: 总的来说还可以。成绩进步了。就是有时候比 较顽皮,上课不专心。 ˇ ´ ´ kˇ ´ ı j` ¯ hai Zongdel aishu o eyˇ ı. not bad.Parent/Teacher Meeting A: (C0302) 张老师,你好。我儿子最近表现好吗? ˇ ˇ Wˇ ´ zu` ˇ an ` hao ˇ ma? ¯ Zhang Laosh¯ ı. His grades have improved. That’s true. B: 但是他的顽皮很容易影响学习。现在学的内容 比以前难,上课时一定要注意听讲。否则会跟 不上。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . hou bˇ ıjiao anp´ ı. 1 . nˇ ıhao. He doesn’t concentrate in class. Jiush` oush´ ı` ı yˇ ` w´ ` ¯ ın.

` ı t¯ But his misbehavior can easily influence his studies. ` ´ zunsh ˇ j` ˇ ` Bugu ` yˇ ¯ z` ta ıjue ou ılu. Fˇ ouz´ e hu` ı genbush ang. and during class it is essential to pay attention to what is being taught. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 老 师 说 得 对 。 我 回 家 要 好好 教 育 他 , 让 他 自 觉 遵守纪律,听老师的话。不过有时候,性格很 难改。 ˇ ˇ ao ` u ` ¯ de du` ¯ y` ¯ jiaoy ¯ rang Laosh¯ ı shuo ı. and to pay attention to what you are teaching. Otherwise. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But sometimes it’s very difficult to change one’s personality. It is for his own good. When I get home I will give him a good talking to about being more aware of and abiding by the rules in class. Nˇ ı zu` ıhao ansu ` de ´ yi tan. 2 . Wˇ o hu´ ıjia ao haoh ` ta. ´ zhe ` sh` ` ta ˇ ¯ ta ¯ tan ¯ hao. he won’t be able to keep up. B: 家长的配合很重要。你最好严肃地跟他谈一 谈,这是为他好。 ˇ ` e ´ hen ˇ zhongy` ` ˇ y´ ¯ ang Jiazh de peih ao. ´ shangk` ` zai bˇ ı yˇ ıqian e sh´ ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao ˇ ` ¯ zhuy` ıngjiang. It would be best if you had a serious talk with him. gen ı wei The cooperation of the parents is very important. What we are studying now is harder than before.` ˇ rongy` ´ ˇ ´ ı. ˇ hou. u ıng laosh¯ ı de hua. oush´ ı¨ t¯ ` o ¯ ´ hen ˇ nan ´ gai. x` ıngge You are right. Xian` ¯ de w´ Dansh` ı ta anp´ ı hen ı yˇ ıngxiang xuex´ ` xue ´ de neir ` ong ´ ´ nan.

A: 好的,好的。老师您辛苦了。 ˇ de. Laosh¯ ˇ Hao ı n´ ın x¯ ınku ˇ le. Key Vocabulary 表现 总的来说 进步 ˇ an ` biaoxi ´ ¯ zˇ ongdelaishu o j` ınb` u performance generally speaking to improve c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. hao ˇ de. Sometimes we spoil him too much. please give me a call anytime. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Sh` Nˇ ı shuo ı. yˇ Buh ıntian ı sh´ ıjian u duo ou shen` aoy` ` ı. ˇ y` ao gai You’re right. j¯ ˇ ´ ¯ jiazh ¯ anghu` ¯ b` ¯ le. B: 不 好 意 思 , 今 天 家 长 会 时 间 不 多 了 , 有 什么 问 题,请随时打我电话。 ˇ ısi. Thank you for your hard work.A: 你说得对,我们有时候太宠他了。是要改一 改。 ˇ ` chong ˇ ¯ de du` ¯ le. I’m sorry. teacher. We need to make some changes. qˇ ˇ wo ˇ dianhu ` ` me went´ ıng su´ ısh´ ı da a. 3 . All right. If you have any questions. women yˇ oush´ ıhou tai ta ı ˇ yi gai. but we don’t have much time for the ParentTeacher Meeting today.

4 .顽皮 专心 好动 听讲 否则 跟不上 自觉 遵守 纪律 配合 严肃 宠 w´ anp´ ı ¯ ın zhuanx¯ ` ong ` haod ˇ t¯ ıngjiang fˇ ouz´ e ` ¯ genbush ang ´ z` ıjue ˇ zunsh ou ¯ ` j` ılu ¨ ` e ´ peih y´ ansu ` ˇ chong naughty concentrate very active listen otherwise to be unable to keep up to be aware to abide by rules cooperation sternly to spoil Supplementary Vocabulary 偏向 年代 ` ¯ ang pianxi ´ ai ` niand be partial to age. era c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.专一 中立 语境 教训 主动 规定 部队 儒家思想 ¯ y¯ zhuan ı be single-minded. 5 . active set rules army. concentrated neutrality context lecture sb. troops Confucian thought ¯ ı zhongl` yuj` ˇ ıng ` jiaoxun ` zhud ˇ ong gu¯ ıd` ıng b` udu` ı ˇ ¯ ıxiang ruji ´ as¯ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

ıng wen ou shenme kˇ eyˇ ı bang n´ ın de ma? Hello. Wˇ ` yˇ ` day¯ ` ı. Can you tell me how much it costs to dry clean one item? A: 由 于 衣 服 的 大 小 和 料 子 都 不一 样 , 干 洗 价 格 也 不是固定的。您能先把衣服给我看一下吗? ` ao ˇ he ´ liaozi ` ` e ´ ¯ b` ¯ ı jiag Y´ ouyu ıfu de daxi dou u y¯ ıy` ang. I would like to dry clean some clothes. ganxˇ ı jian ıfu. Qˇ ıng wen ı jian ˇ qian? ´ ¯ ao y` ao duosh Hello. 1 . what can I help you with? B: 你 好 , 我 想 干 洗 几 件 衣 服 。 请 问 干 洗 一件 要 多 少钱? ˇ wo ˇ xiang ˇ ` y¯ ` ganxˇ ` ¯ ı jˇ ¯ ı y¯ Nˇ ıhao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.A Trip to the Dry Cleaner’s A: (C0310) 您好,请问有什么可以帮您的吗? ˇ qˇ ` yˇ ´ ¯ N´ ınhao. the dry cleaning price is also not fixed. N´ ` ma? y¯ ıxia Because the size of the clothes and the fabric are all different. y¯ ` x¯ ´ ¯ Mei o zher ou y¯ ı jian ı tao ızhuang. Can you let me have a look at the clothing first? B: 没 问 题 。 我 这 儿 有 一件 大 衣 , 一 套 西 装 , 和 一 床羊毛毯。 ´ went´ ` ı. he ´ ´ tan. ganxˇ ´ y¯ ´ ˇ y¯ ˇ wo ˇ kan ` ¯ ba yˇ e b` u sh` ı gud` ın neng xian ıfu gei ` ıng de.Intermediate . ˇ y¯ ı chuang y´ angmao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

This medium-length coat will cost 28 yuan to dry clean. thanks. sh´ ı yuan. when can I pick up the clothes? A: 一星期以后就可以凭收据来取衣服了,您也可 以留下您的联系方式和住址,我们在洗好之后 可以送货上门。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Please check it carefully. a suit. B: 好的,谢谢。那我什么时候可以取衣服? ˇ de. the suit costs 40 yuan. and a woolen blanket here.No problem. xiexie. ¯ ersh´ ıba ızhuang y¯ ı tao ı s` ısh´ ı yuan. then sign your name at the lower right. ´ ˇ er` tan ınwei ıjiao ı qˇ ılai bˇ ıjiao xuy` ıbai ¯ ao y¯ ´ Y¯ ` ˇ bash´ ´ Zhe ` sh` ¯ ıba ¯ yuan. and washing it will be a bit more troublesome. The woolen blanket is quite large. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Altogether it will cost 188 yuan. so it will cost 120 yuan. Y´ angmao ˇ y¯ ` bˇ ` da. ganxˇ ` sh` ¯ ¯ ı y¯ Hao ın zhe ı zhongch ang day¯ ı jian ı ` ´ x¯ ` sh` ´ ´ ¯ yuan. ıgong sh` ı y¯ ıbai ı n´ ın de ´ ı hou ` zai ` y` ` ao ˇ qianm´ ¯ u. ` qˇ OK. ` xˇ ` mafan. So. A: 好 的 。 您 这 是 中 长 大 衣 , 干 洗 一件 是28元 , 西 装 一 套 是40元 。 羊 毛毯 因 为 比 较 大 , 洗 起 来 比 较麻烦,需要120元。一共是188元。这是您的收 据,请您仔细核对后在右下角签名。 ˇ de. 2 . ¯ shouj ıng n´ ın zˇ ıx` ı hedu` ouxiaji ıng. I have a coat. ` ` wo ˇ shenme ´ Hao Na sh´ ıhou kˇ eyˇ ı qu ıfu? ˇ y¯ OK. Here is your receipt. N´ ` sh` ´ ` ı.

After a week. xiexie. women ˇ zh¯ ` kˇ ` ` shangm ` ´ hao ıhou eyˇ ı songhu o en. n´ ın yˇ e ` kˇ ` lai ˇ y¯ ` n´ ´ ı f¯ ´ zhuzhˇ ˇ ` xˇ kˇ eyˇ ı liuxi ın de lianx` angsh` ı he zai ı ´ a ` ı. Key Vocabulary 干洗 大小 料子 固定 西装 羊毛毯 收据 ¯ ı ganxˇ ` ao ˇ daxi ` liaozi gud` ` ıng ¯ x¯ ızhuang ´ tan ˇ y´ angmao ¯ u shouj ` to dry-clean size material fixed Western-style suit woolen blanket receipt c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. you can bring in the receipt to pick up the clothes. You can also leave your contact information and address. B: 太好了,谢谢。 ˇ le. thanks. ` T` ai hao Great. and when it’s been cleaned we can deliver it to your home. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).` jiu ´ qu ¯ u Y¯ ı x¯ ıngq¯ ı yˇ ıhou eyˇ ı p´ ıng shouj ıfu le. 3 .

receipt common knowledge bank card (ATM card) Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).签名 凭 仔细 核对 ¯ qianm´ ıng p´ ıng zˇ ıx` ı ´ ı hedu` to sign based on. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. according to carefully check Supplementary Vocabulary 正式 发票 常识 银行卡 ` zhengsh` ı ` f¯ apiao ´ changsh´ ı ´ ˇ y´ ınhang ka formal (invoice. 4 .

` ` ¯ xianz ¯ Sh` ı a. There are more opportunities. ınkˇ ou guanshu` ı y¯ ızh´ ı zai dansh` ı w` ai´ du` ´ chukˇ ` y` ¯ ¯ ¯ guan¯ guo ı Zhonggu o que ao t´ ıgao ¯ ou de dongxi ` angy¯ ´ nˇ ` ne? shu` ı. 1 . ıngshuo ı shengyi hen ucuo ˇ b` Hey.Intermediate . ¯ le. J¯ ` le. After we joined the WTO. but the competition is also fiercer now. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. j` ¯ ¯ zuo ıhu` ı duo ıngzheng yˇ e geng j¯ ılie Well. I’ve heard your business is doing pretty well! B: 嗨 , 一 般 一 般 。 入 世了以 后 , 进 出 口 也 挺 难 做 的。机会多了,竞争也更激烈了。 ` j` ´ ¯ y¯ ¯ y¯ ¯ Hai. ıban ıban. doing import/export became pretty difficult. now import duties keep going down. but foreign countries now want to increase the duties on goods exported from China. Zhey` ılai. ınchukˇ e tˇ ıng nan ` ı le yˇ ¯ ou yˇ ` de. Rush` ıhou.Import/Export A: (C0319) 哎,好久不见。听说你生意很不错啊! ¯ haoji ˇ u ` T¯ ˇ b´ ` a! ¯ nˇ ¯ ¯ Ai. long time no see. what do you do? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ı zˇ enme ban That’s right. In view of this. ujian. A: 是啊,现在进口关税一直在降,但是外国对中 国出口的东西却要提高关税。这样一来,你怎 么办呢? ` ai ` j` ` jiang. just average.

Now technology is so developed. A: 真行啊!我记得你以前做服装进出口,现在还 做吗? ´ zuo ` fuzhu ¯ x´ ¯ Wˇ ¯ Zhen ıng a! o j` ıde nˇ ı yˇ ıqian ang j` ınchukˇ ´ ¯ ou. Now I basically do all my own business expansion and search for overseas buyers over the internet.B: 只好自己控制成本。现在科技发达,特别是 互联网,让国际贸易方便了很多,成本也降低 了 。 我 现 在基 本 上 都 是 自 己 在 网 上 推 广 和 寻 找 海外买家。 ˇ z` ´ ˇ ` ai ` k¯ ´ tebi ` e´ Zhˇ ıhao ıjˇ ı k` ongzh` ı chengb en. and has also reduced costs. ¯ sh` ı huli guoj` angbian ` anwˇ ´ ˇ yˇ ` ` ai ` j¯ ˇ shang dou ¯ sh` chengb en e jiangd¯ ı le. Wˇ o xianz ıben ı ` wˇ ` ˇ ´ xunzh ˇ haiw` ˇ ai maiji ˇ a. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ weizh ¯ gong¯ Haish` ı zuo ang ıj` ıng shux¯ ´ ˇ B` ´ ı le. It has made international trade a lot more convenient. rang ` ´ ı maoy` ` ı f¯ ` le hen ˇ duo. ` ai ` hai ´ zuo ` ma? xianz That’s really great! I remember before you were doing clothing import/export. gen ` ang ´ maiji ˇ a ´ o ` le hen ˇ jiu. ´ ang. ¯ z` ıjˇ ı zai angshang tu¯ ıguang he ao ´ You have to control production costs yourself. Xianz ej` ı f¯ ada. especially the internet. are you still doing that now? B: 还 是 以 做 服 装 为主 。 毕 竟 熟 悉 了 , 跟 供 货 商 和 买家都合作了很久。另外我开发了新的项目。 ´ ı yˇ ` fuzhu ´ u. ˇ ¯ ¯ dou ¯ hezu huosh he ıngw` ai wo ˇ L` ` ¯ a le x¯ kaif¯ ın de xiangm u. ` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 .

After all I know it well. Just giving me a discount would be great. wen Pet products. ` zˇ Whatever you like. B: 你说怎样就怎样吧。 ¯ zˇ Nˇ ı shuo eny` ang jiu eny` ang ba. Besides that. ` x´ But I would feel bad. A: 是吗?是什么呢? ´ Sh` ı ma? Sh` ı shenme ne? Really? What is it? B: 宠 物 产 品 。 哎 , 你 不 是 养 狗 吗 , 下 次 要 什么 , 问我拿。 ¯ nˇ ˇ ˇ ın. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ ma.I still mainly do clothing. don’t you have a dog? Next time you need anything. 3 . and I have cooperated with those suppliers and buyers for a long time. I have started a new project. A: 那怎么好意思。打点折就行了。 ` zˇ ˇ ısi. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Hey. Ai. ask me to get it for you. though. xiac` ` ı y` Chongw u ı b` u sh` ı yˇ ang gou ao ` chanpˇ ´ ` wo ˇ na. ´ shenme. Da ˇ dian ˇ zhe ´ jiu Na enme haoy` ıng le.

4 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Key Vocabulary 生意 入世 进出口 竞争 激烈 关税 成本 发达 互联网 贸易 推广 海外 供货商 宠物 打折 ¯ shengyi rush` ` ı j` ınchukˇ ¯ ou ¯ j` ıngzheng ` j¯ ılie ¯ guanshu` ı ´ ˇ chengb en ´ f¯ ada ´ ang huli ` anwˇ ` ı maoy` ˇ tu¯ ıguang ˇ ai haiw` ` ang ¯ ¯ gonghu osh ˇ chongw u ` ˇ e ´ dazh business to join the WTO import export competition intense customs duty cost developed the internet trade to popularize overseas supplier house pet discount c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .Supplementary Vocabulary 国际贸易 世界贸易 组织 适用 冷冰冰 项目经理 ´ ı maoy` ` ı guoj` ` Maoy` ` ı ZuSh` ıjie ˇ zh¯ ı sh` ıy` ong ˇ lengb¯ ıngb¯ ıng ` xiangm u ınglˇ ı ` j¯ world trade World Trade Organization suitable for use ice-cold project manager Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

ˇ ai That’s not right. A: 不可能!昨天你在电话里告诉我1500块两张票。 你说头等舱1500块一张。我说我不要头等舱,我 要经济舱。你告诉我1500块两张票。 ´ ´ an ` dianhu ` ` lˇ ` ˇ y¯ ¯ nˇ ¯ wuBu eneng! Zuoti ı zai a ı gaosu wo ıqian ` kˇ ˇ ˇ kuai ` liang ˇ ` ´ engc ˇ ¯ ¯ toud ¯ ¯ bai zhang piao. ı y¯ ıqian ˇ ai Hi.This is outrageous! A: (C0322) 你好,我昨天打电话订了两张去北京的飞机 票。这里是1500块钱。 ˇ wo ˇ zuoti ´ an ˇ anhu ` ` d` ˇ ˇ ¯ dadi ¯ Nˇ ıhao. a ıng le liang zhang qu ` Bei` Zhelˇ ` ı sh` ˇ kuai ` qian. 1 . I’m here to pick them up. B: 不对。两张去北京的票是3000块钱,1500块一张 票。 ˇ ˇ ıng de piao ` sh` ` ¯ an ¯ kuai ¯ Bu ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ ¯ wub j¯ ıng de f¯ eij¯ ıpiao.1500rmb each. I called you yesterday to book two plane tickets to Beijing. The price is 3000rmb for two tickets to Beijing . Nˇ ı shuo ang y¯ ıqian ˇ kuai ` y¯ ˇ b` ´ engc ˇ ¯ ¯ wo ¯ wub ı zhang. ıqian ı zhang piao.Intermediate . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Here is the money. Wˇ o shuo uy` ao toud ang. ˇ ai ˇ y` ` ˇ y¯ ˇ kuai ` liang ˇ ¯ ¯ wub wo ao j¯ ıngj` ıcang. Nˇ ı gaosu wo ıqian ˇ ai ` ¯ zhang piao. Liang zhang qu ı sanqi ` du` ` Beij¯ ´ y¯ ˇ kuai ` y¯ ` ¯ wub ¯ qian. 1500rmb.

so if you want to get the seats. Nˇ ı tai o juedu` ˇ ı kuai ´ gei ˇ nˇ b` uhu` ı fuqi ı. Rugu ˇ nˇ ˇ ` ei. Look it says 750Rmb per ticket on the price list.No way! Yesterday you told me on the phone that the tickets are 1500rmb for two tickets. ` zu` ˇ xianz ` ai ` jiu man ı xiang y` ao zuow ıhao ´ o ` ´ fuqi ` an. You said first class tickets were 1500rmb each and I said that I didn’t want first class tickets. Wˇ ´ ou shuo ` ei ` kuai ` d` ¯ guo. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zuow Nˇ ı gaocu o o meiyˇ ıng ˇ le. xie ı ` ao ˇ ush´ ` y¯ ` guof` ` en le! Wˇ ´ ı ¯ q¯ ıbaiw ı zhang. Nˇ ı z` ıjˇ ı kan. ` an You are a liar. A: 你 是 个 骗 子 。 你 自 己 看 , 价 目 表 上 写 的 是750块 一张。你太过分了!我绝对不会付钱给你。 ` ` jiam ` ubi ˇ shang ` ˇ de sh` Nˇ ı sh` ı ge pianzi. I didn’t say that. B: 你搞错了。我没有说过。座位快订满了。如果 你想要座位,最好现在就付钱。 ˇ ` le. You are making a mistake. you’d better pay now. 2 . I want economy class and you told me the cost was 1500rmb for two. This is outrageous! Key Vocabulary 订 d` ıng to order Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). The seats are almost fully booked.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.如果 最好 骗子 头等舱 经济舱 付 搞错 ˇ rugu ´ o ˇ zu` ıhao ` pianzi ´ engc ˇ ¯ toud ang ¯ j¯ ıngj` ıcang fu ` ˇ ` gaocu o if best swindler first class economy class to pay be mistaken Supplementary Vocabulary 船票 火车票 硬座 软座 硬卧 软卧 ´ ao ` chuanpi ˇ epi ` ¯ ao huoch ` y` ıngzuo ˇ ` ruanzu o ` y` ıngwo ˇ o ` ruanw boat ticket train ticket hard seat (on train) soft seat (on train) hard sleeper (on train) soft sleeper (on train) Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

A: 哎呀 , 买 衣 服 就 是 要 多 逛 , 才 能 挑 到 最 好 的 。 哎,这件也不错。你说呢? ¯ a. fˇ ` En. try it on. ıng hao ı xˇ ıhuan jiu ı y¯ ıxia ouz´ e yˇ e kan ` sh` ` ˇ b` uchu o. mai ˇ y¯ ` ´ neng ´ ` ¯ guang. zhe ıfu haok Zhang Liang.Lovers’ Spat A: (C0327) 张亮,这件衣服好看吗? ` ` jian ` y¯ ˇ an ` ma? ¯ Zhang Liang. enmey` ang? I want to look at some other things too. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` jian ` yˇ ` Nˇ ¯ ne? zu` ıhao e b` ucuo. it’s pretty good. 1 .Intermediate . ı shuo Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). otherwise you won’t know how it looks on you. If you like it you should try it on. Ai. Nˇ ` ma. ¯ dao Aiy¯ ıfu jiush` ao duo cai tiao ` ı y` ´ zhe ˇ de. Oooh. Ai. does this one look good? B: 不错,你试试吧。 ` nˇ Bucu ı sh` ıshi ba. Very nice. what about that one? B: 嗯 , 挺 好 的 。 你 喜 欢 就 试 一下 嘛 , 否 则 也 看 不 出效果。 ´ tˇ ˇ de. ´ o. ¯ xiaogu Uh-huh. A: 我想再看看别的。哎,那件怎么样? ¯ na ˇ ` kankan ´ ` jian ` zˇ ¯ Wˇ o xiang zai biede.

so picky looking at this. I really don’t get women. If you like it. Wˇ ˇ bu dong ˇ ¯ gao Tˇ ıng hao ı xˇ ıhuan jiu o zhen ` mai ˇ ´ tiaol ´ aoq ´ o ˇ shenme ´ ˇ ¯ aiti ¯ u. this one is also really nice. what’s the matter? The happiest time of every day is when I’m with you. they don’t even buy anything.Well. In the end. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¨ en. A: 你不耐烦了,不想陪我了,是不是?你直说好 了。 ` an le. ¯ hao shuo You’re so impatient! You don’t want to spend time with me. 2 . ` jiegu It’s pretty good. nˇ ˇ ba. b` ˇ ´ wo ˇ le. zˇ ` ı ´ nˇ ` y¯ he ı zai ıqˇ ı. B: 丽丽 , 怎 么 会 呢 ? 我 每 天 最 开心 的 时 候 就 是 和 你在一起。 ˇ an ` jiush` ¯ zu` ¯ ın de sh´ enme hu` ı ne? Wˇ o meiti ı kaix¯ ıhou L´ ıli. sh` Nˇ ı b` u naif´ u xiang pei ı bu sh` ı? Nˇ ı zh´ ı ˇ le. looking at that. Ah. when you’re buying clothes you have to look around a lot to be able choose the best ones. What do you think? B: 挺好的,你喜欢就买吧。我真搞不懂女人,挑 来挑去,结果什么也不买。 ˇ de. Lili. nur u yˇ e b` u mai. just buy it. is that it? Just admit it.

I have the wrong attitude. ` dao ` loush ´ ` ¯ zai ang kankan ba. mai ıfu sh` ı y` ao duo ıjiao. ı bie ı le. B: 好了好了,是我态度不好,你别生气了。你说 得对,买衣服是要多看多比较,我们再到楼上 看看吧。 ˇ ˇ ˇ taidu ` ˇ nˇ ´ shengq` ¯ Haole haole. A: 我不想去。你自己去。 ˇ Wˇ o b` u xiang qu. Don’t be angry. Let’s go home. OK. sh` ı wo b` u hao. Nˇ ı ˇ y¯ ` duo ` women ˇ ¯ de du` ¯ kan ¯ bˇ shuo ı. You’re right. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. when you’re shopping for clothes you need to look around a lot and compare. ` Nˇ ` I don’t want to go. Let’s go back upstairs and take a look. women hu´ ıjia You’re lying! You obviously don’t want to shop. Now I don’t feel like it either. yˇ e mei ınq´ ıng le. Key Vocabulary 说谎 ˇ ¯ ang shuohu to speak lies Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Nˇ ı shuohu nˇ ı m´ ıngm´ ıng jiush` u xiang guang. ı z` ıjˇ ı qu. 3 . OK. Wˇ o ` ı b` ´ x¯ ˇ ¯ ba.A: 你 说 谎 , 你 明明 就 是 不 想 逛 。 我 也 没 心 情 了 , 我们回家吧。 ˇ ˇ ` ¯ ang. Go yourself.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).逛 效果 比较 挑 耐烦 态度 心情 ` guang ` ˇ xiaogu o ` bˇ ıjiao ¯ tiao ` an naif´ ` taidu x¯ ınq´ ıng to stroll result to compare to pick patient attitude mood Supplementary Vocabulary 情侣 重复 假设 想法 挑剔 分析 耐心 ˇ q´ ınglu ¨ ´ chongf u ` ˇ e ` jiash ˇ a xiangfˇ ¯ ı tiaot` f¯ enx¯ ı ` ın naix¯ lovers repeat suppose idea. 4 . opinion picky analyze patient c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .到此为止 指责 明显 转折点 ` ıweizhˇ ´ ı daocˇ zhˇ ız´ e ˇ m´ ıngxian ˇ ´ an ˇ zhuanzh edi thus far criticize obvious turning point Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 所以我说去接你,这样挤车多累呀。你快喝口 水吧。 ˇ ı wo ˇ shuo ` ang de jˇ ` y¯ ¯ qu ¯ nˇ ¯ duo ¯ lei Suoyˇ ı. wo du ` ˇ ma? Lili. have a drink of water. ¯ Duo ¯ ch¯ ¯ dangx¯ ın shentˇ ı dian u. I’m used to it.Love Letter A: (C0336) 丽丽,我在这儿。路上堵吗? ˇ zai ` zher. 1 . Fighting traffic like that is so tiring. Che ızai Darn it! I made you wait again. B: 其 实 还 好 , 习 惯 了 。 你 最 近 常 加 班 吧 , 要 当心 身体啊。多吃点维生素。 ´ hao. y` Q´ ısh´ ı hai ıguan ı zu` ıj` ın chang jiab ao ˇ weish ´ engs ¯ ¯ ı a. ` Actually. ˇ x´ ` le. zhey` ı che a. You’ve been working a lot of overtime lately though. You need to watch your health. That’s why I said I’d come meet you.Intermediate . I’m over here. it’s fine. y` ou rang nˇ ı deng le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). There are really too many cars on the road. ` Lushang L` ıli. Nˇ ı ` jie ` he ¯ kˇ kuai ou shuˇ ı ba. Zhensh` ıde. Make sure to take some extra vitamins. Nˇ ´ ¯ an ¯ ba. Here. Was traffic bad again? B: 真是的,又让你等了。车实在太多了。 ` ˇ ` tai ` duo ¯ ¯ sh´ ¯ le.

ı kand ı. As soon as I see you. ı kan ı ben. I’m filled with excitement and all of my weariness is gone. Shuol ¯ aishu ¯ u. You keep saying that! That’s your only good line! A: 哎,你看我就是嘴笨。这是我第一次写情书, 实在不知道怎么表达。可是我的心你是知道 的。 ¯ nˇ ` wo ˇ jiush` ` Zhe ` sh` ˇ d` ˇ q´ Ai. Heng.A: 你就是我最好的维生素。一看到你,我就充满 兴奋,所有的辛苦都没了。 ˇ zu` ˇ de weish ´ engs ` ao ` nˇ ˇ jiu ¯ Nˇ ı jiush` ıhao u. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. suoyˇ ınku ˇ dou You’re my best vitamin. B: 其 实 我 就 喜 欢 你 这 样 实 在 。 甜 言 蜜 语 有 什么 好 呀? ˇ jiu ` ang sh´ ` Tiany´ ´ anm` Q´ ısh´ ı wo ıhuan nˇ ı zhey` ızai. ızai u zh¯ ıdao enme biaod esh` ı wo ın nˇ ı ¯ sh´ ` de. ¯ ¯ mei chongm an ıngf` en. 2 . B: 哼 , 你信 里 也 是 这 么 说 的 。 说 来 说 去 , 你 就 只 有这一句好听的话。 ` ´ ¯ ¯ de. But you understand my heart. ` jiu ı yˇ ou zhe ı ju ` zhˇ ` haot¯ Hmph! You said the same thing in your letter. you can see that I’m no smooth talker. so I really didn’t know how to express myself. sh` ı zh¯ ıdao Well. ´ Kˇ ˇ de x¯ shu. ı wo ıy¯ ı c` ı xie ıng` ı zuˇ ` b` ` zˇ ˇ a. wo ` ı wo ` Y¯ ` ˇ x¯ ˇ ou de x¯ ´ le. ıyu ou ` xˇ ˇ yˇ ´ ˇ y¯ shenme hao a? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). It’s my first time writing a love letter. nˇ ı x` ın lˇ ı yˇ e sh` ı zheme shuo oq ı ` nˇ ` y¯ ˇ ıng de hua.

all right. ` b` All right. What’s so great about sweet talk anyway? A: 你 真 了 解 我 , 这 几 天 , 我 一 直 在 担 心 你会 觉 得 我太老实了。丽丽,我心里只有你一个人。 ˇ e ˇ wo.Actually I just like it when you are real. x´ ıngle. Key Vocabulary 口 维生素 兴奋 说来说去 情书 kˇ ou ´ engs ¯ weish u ` x¯ ıngf` en ´ ¯ aishu ¯ u shuol oq ` q´ ıngshu ¯ mouthful vitamin exciting to keep saying love letter c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. in my heart there’s only you. 3 . If you say it one more time. ızh´ ı zai ı hu` ı ´ ˇ tai ` laoshi ˇ ˇ x¯ ´ juede wo le. I keep worrying that you will think I am too straightforward. You truly understand me. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’m going to stop paying you any attention. L` ıli. like this. Lili. B: 行了,行了。再说我就不理你了。 ` shuo ˇ jiu ¯ wo X´ ıngle. wo ınlˇ ı zhˇ ıyˇ ou nˇ ı y¯ ı ge ren. Zai u lˇ ı nˇ ı le. ˇ zhe ` jˇ ˇ y¯ ` danx¯ ¯ wo ¯ ın nˇ ¯ liaoji Nˇ ı zhen ı tian. These past few days.

touch pretend not mind/care Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 . gross move. value transliteration sustain life disgusting. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.表达 甜言蜜语 ˇ a ´ biaod ´ anm` tiany´ ıyu ˇ to express sweet talk Supplementary Vocabulary 总之 不满 抱怨 陪伴 重视 音译 维持生命 恶心 感动 装作 不在乎 zˇ ongzh¯ ı ˇ b` uman ` ` baoyu an ´ an ` peib ` zhongsh` ı y¯ ıny` ı ´ ısheng¯ weich´ m` ıng ˇ ın ex¯ ˇ ong ` gand ` ¯ zhuangzu o ` b` u zaihu in a word dissatisfied complain accompany attach importance to.

5 .娘娘腔 性格 理睬 ´ ¯ niangniangqi ang ´ x` ıngge ˇ lˇ ıcai girly character pay attention to Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

` qunzi songg ei ´ Sir.Intermediate . to wear in cold weather. tian ˇ ¯ leng ¯ y` ao hou ıdianr chuan. hai ao zuo ı tiao ` ˇ wo ˇ taitai. nˇ ı dai angzi lai ı y` ao wo ` ı? shej` No problem. satisfaction is guaranteed. B: 没问题,包你满意,很多人都到我这里订做衣 服。你带样子来了吗?还是要我来设计? ´ ent´ ` ı. Oh. Did you bring an example of what you want? Or do you want me to design it? A: 噢 , 我 有 样 子 。 你 让 我 选 一下 面 料 吧 。 我 要 厚 一点儿的,天冷穿。 ˇ yˇ ` wo ˇ xuan ˇ y¯ ` mianli ` ao ` ba. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Let me choose the fabric. I would like to get a suit made. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. hen ˇ duo ´ dou ` wo ˇ zhelˇ `ı ¯ ren ¯ dao ¯ nˇ Meiw ı many` ` y¯ ` y` ´ le ma? Hai ´ sh` ˇ lai ´ d` ıngzuo ıfu. I want something a little bit thicker. Nˇ ı rang ıxia o ` y¯ ˇ de. 1 . Wˇ O.Tailor-made Clothing A: (C0340) 师傅,我想做一套西装,还要做一条裙子送给 我太太。 ˇ xiang ˇ ` y¯ ` x¯ ´ y` ` y¯ ´ ¯ Sh¯ ıfu. bao ˇ ı. I have an example of what I want. wo ou y` angzi. A lot of people come to me to get clothing made to order. wo zuo ıtao ızhuang. and also get a skirt made to give to my wife.

feel it.B: 行 , 我 这 里 的 羊 毛 料 子 很 好 。 你 摸 一下 , 多 软 啊! ˇ zhelˇ ` ı de y´ ´ liaozi ` ˇ hao. 2 . but in a different color. ˇ Nˇ ` ¯ y¯ X´ ıng. ı sh` ı neih wo ıng nˇ ı de. The texture is good. I’ll listen to you. ucuo. ` ` Wˇ o jiany` ı taitai de qunzi yˇ e y` ong zhezh huan ´ ˇ ` jiu y¯ ızhong y´ anse eyˇ ı le. zh´ ˇ erqi ´ e ˇ b` ´ ` Zhezh zu` ı sh` ıhe ıdi hao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. you’re the expert. ˇ a! ¯ ruan ¯ duo Sure. A: 嗯,你是内行,我听你的。多久能做好? ´ nˇ ` ang. Is this kind of material suitable for making a suit? B: 这 种 最 适 合 了 , 质 地 好 , 而 且不 容 易 皱 。 我 建 议 你 太太 的 裙 子 也 用 这 种 料 子 , 换 一 种 颜 色 就 可以了。 ` ong ˇ ´ le. ´ ˇ t¯ ´ ` hao? ˇ ¯ u En. It’s very soft! A: 嗯,确实不错。这种料子适合做西装吗? ´ quesh´ ` ı b´ ` Zhezh ` ong ˇ ` ´ zuo ` x¯ ¯ En. Here. it’s definitely very nice. liaozi sh` ıhe ızhuang ma? Hmm. The wool I have here is very good. How soon can you finish it? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` kˇ This kind is the most suitable. and it doesn’t wrinkle easily. wo angmao hen ı mo ıxia. u rongy` ı zhou. Duoji zuo ˇ neng Hmm. ` ı nˇ ` ` ong ˇ liaozi. I suggest that we make your wife’s skirt out of the same material.

Here are the style and the measurements. Everyone says that the clothing I make is very good. Zhe ı sh` ıy` ang he ıcun. nˇ ˇ zuo ` chulai ´ en ´ dou ¯ Meiw ı f` angx¯ ın. since we are making a suit. 3 . ` x´ Don’t worry. ` angde hu` ` hesh ´ en. ¯ Nˇ ¯ ma? chˇ ıcun. About a week. However. wo de y¯ ıfu renr ¯ ˇ Bugu ` x¯ ˇ hai ´ sh` ` liang ´ ` ¯ hao. nˇ ı zhao` jiu zhe zuo ıng le. it would still be best if I took your measurements again. However. But if you are in a rush for it. B: 没问题,你放心,我做出来的衣服人人都说 好 。 不 过 , 西 装 最 好 还 是 再 量 一下 尺 寸 , 这 样 会比较合身。你有时间吗? ´ ent´ ` ı. I can do it a little bit quicker. ˇ b` ` sh` ´ chˇ ` ¯ Meigu wo u j´ ı. the price will be higher. A: 没关系,我不急。这是式样和尺寸,你照着做 就行了。 ´ anxi. ¯ shuo ızhuang zu` ıhao ı zai y¯ ıxia ` o. I’m not in a rush. you can just make it according to these and it should be fine. zhey` ı bˇ ıjiao ı yˇ ou sh´ ıjian No problem. Bugu ` rugu ˇ nˇ ˇ kˇ Y¯ ı ge x¯ ıngq¯ ı zuoy` ı j´ ızhe y` ao. ı jiag ı bˇ ıjiao ı. to ensure a proper fit.B: 一个 星 期 左 右 。 不 过 如 果 你 急 着 要 , 我 可 以 快 一点。但是价格会比较贵。 ˇ ou. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Don’t worry. wo eyˇ ı ` o ´ o ` y¯ ˇ Dansh` ` ` e ´ hu` ` gu` kuai ıdian. Do you have time? A: 嗯,你说得对。那现在量一下吧。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

you’re right. Key Vocabulary 西装 裙子 订做 面料 料子 质地 皱 建议 内行 式样 尺寸 ¯ x¯ ızhuang qunzi ´ ` d` ıngzuo ` ao ` mianli ` liaozi zh´ ıdi ` zhou ` ı jiany` ` ang ´ neih sh` ıy` ang chˇ ıcun Western-style suit skirt to have made to order material to make clothing material texture to wrinkle to suggest insider style size Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Na y¯ ıxia Hmm. Let’s take the measurements now then. ¯ de du` En. 4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.´ nˇ ` xianz ` ai ` liang ´ ` ba. ı shuo ı.

合身 ´ en ¯ hesh fit the body Supplementary Vocabulary 整套 保证 裁缝 行业 外行 ˇ ` zhengt ao ˇ ` baozh eng ´ caifeng ´ hangy` e ´ w` aihang complete.whole set guarantee tailor profession. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 . industry layman Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Ai. ¯ ao liang ¯ nˇ ´ yuanzh ´ ˇ ebˇ ˇ zhˇ ı. ` ang ¯ gonghu ¯ ¯ ¯ jia osh zˇ enmey` ang a? Miss Zhang. ı xiang ˇ ı zh¯ ¯ ı. Nˇ ı guolai ıxia ao d` ıng de dongxi. women xuy` xiangA4d ay` ` hao. 1 . Zh` ` ˇ ` ` ¯ Tˇ ıng hao ıliang yˇ ou baozh eng. sh´ ı he ubˇ ı mak` ı. ` shouh ` ou ` fuw ` dao. Ai. our office supplies are almost all used up again. Their prices are fair and they deliver quickly. jiaqian y` ou gong´ e ˇ songhu ` ` kuai. erqi o e b` ucuo.Intermediate . ´ u ` yˇ Quite good. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Hmm. They guarantee their quality. women de bang ongpˇ ın y` ou kuai ong ¯ zhe ` dengj` ` y` ` ¯ ı y¯ ¯ w´ an le. wush´ ˇ ´ que ´ ¯ xie ¯ shenme? xiang women hai Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Come over and itemize what we need to order. how is this supplier? B: 挺好的。质量有保证,价钱又公道,而且送货 快,售后服务也不错。 ˇ de. A: 这 样 就 好 。 嗯 , 我 们 需 要 两 箱A4打 印 纸 , 十 盒 圆 珠 笔 , 五 十 支 马 克 笔 。 哎 , 你 想想 我 们 还 缺 些什么? ` ang jiu ˇ ˇ ˇ ˇ ın ¯ Zhey` ng.Ordering Office Supplies A: (C0349) 小张,我们的办公用品又快用完了。你过来 登 记 一下 要 订 的 东 西 。 哎 , 这 家 供 货 商 怎 么 样 啊? ˇ Zhang ˇ ` ongy` ` y` ¯ ¯ Xiao . Their after-sale service is also pretty good.

Ay¯ y` ong qilai zhen ıle. ıng jiao. Haole. 50 felt markers. we sure use up these things quickly. bˇ ıj` ıben ` yˇ ˇ ba. and 50 rolls of cellophane tape. OK. you think about it… what else do we still need? B: 我们还需要十盒订书钉,一百个文件夹,还要 五十卷透明胶。 ´ xuy` ´ d` ˇ ge wenji ´ an` Wˇ omen hai ı he ıngshud¯ ıbai ¯ ao sh´ ¯ ıng. shunbi yˇ e b` u duo e d` ıng jˇ ı ben wo ao ` an ` e. ınghuo. go ask at each department and find out what they need. y¯ ´ ao wush´ ˇ toum´ ` ¯ haiy` ¯ jia. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. tamen xuy` ¯ ao xie Yikes. W` ˇ yˇ ` wo ˇ xiaw ` u ` T¯ Zh¯ ıdao en hao ıhou.That’s good. Hmm. Also. ˇ ˇ y` ¯ le. ` neng Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` qu ` e ` b` ´ wen ` y¯ ` kan ` ¯ Nˇ de jiush` ı zai umen ıxia. ˇ ı juan We also need 10 boxes of staples. A: 啊 哟 , 这 些东 西 用 起 来 真 快 。 对 了 , 笔 记 本 也 不多了,顺便也订几本吧。好了,我要的就是 这 些 。 你 再 去 各 个 部 门问 一下 , 看 他们 需 要 些 什么。 ¯ o. so while you’re at it order some of those. Hey. that’s all I want. ` ı zhexi ` geg ´ ¯ ¯ shenme. we also don’t have many notebooks. B: 知 道 了 。 问 好 以 后 , 我 下 午 就 去 订 货 。 他们 明 天就能送来。 ` le. Oh right. we need two boxes of A4 printer paper. aˇ jiu ` qu ` d` ´ ` ´ ¯ jiu men m´ ıngtian song lai. 100 file folders. 2 . 10 boxes of ballpoint pens. zhexi ` e ` Du` ˇ ¯ dongxi ¯ ¯ kuai.

Key Vocabulary 办公用品 用完 登记 订 供货商 质量 保证 公道 送货 ` ongy` ¯ bang ongpˇ ın y` ong w´ an ¯ ı dengj` d` ıng ` ang ¯ ¯ gonghu osh ` zh` ıliang ˇ ` baozh eng ¯ gongdao ` ` songhu o office supplies to use up to list to order product supplier quality guarantee fair to deliver product Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).I understand. After I’ve finished asking them. A: 总之越快越好。 ˇ ` kuai ` yue ` hao ˇ . They can deliver them by tomorrow. the faster the better. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 . Zongzh¯ ı yue In any case. I’ll go this afternoon to order the supplies.

4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.售后服务 箱 打印纸 盒 圆珠笔 支 马克笔 缺 订书钉 文件夹 卷 透明胶 顺便 部门 订货 ` ou ` fuw shouh ´ u ` ¯ xiang ˇ ın zhˇ day` ı ´ he ´ yuanzh ubˇ ¯ ı zh¯ ı ˇ ebˇ mak` ı ¯ que d` ıngshud¯ ¯ ıng ´ anji ` a ¯ wenji ˇ juan ` ¯ toum´ ıng jiao ` shunbi ` an ´ b` umen ` d` ınghuo after-sales service boxes of printing paper small boxes of ballpoint pen / marker to run short of staples folder rolls of cellophane tape while you department to order products Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

总之 zˇ ongzh¯ ı anyway Supplementary Vocabulary 办手续 提供 货物 表明 包 春卷 语境 突出 及时 ` shoux ˇ u ban ` ¯ t´ ıgong ` u huow ` ˇ biaom´ ıng ¯ bao ˇ chunju ¯ an yuj` ˇ ıng tuch ¯ u ¯ j´ ısh´ ı to do to provide goods to make clear package spring roll context to stand out promptly Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

A: 对了,我听说它们的名字很有意思。 ˇ t¯ ˇ yˇ ¯ tamen ¯ Du` ıle. I’ve heard that their names are very interesting.The Olympic Mascots A: (C0360) 啊呀,你有福娃?它们就是北京奥运会的吉祥 物吧,真是太可爱了! ` unhu` ¯ a. 1 . Oh right. ` T¯ ` ` ¯ Meicu amen jiao: ”Beibei”. zhensh` Oh my! You have the Fuwa? They’re the mascots for the Beijing Olympics. nˇ ˇ ıng Aoy Ay¯ ı yˇ ou fuw´ amen jiush` ı de j´ ı´ a? T¯ ` ı Beij¯ ` ´ ` kˇ ` le! ¯ xiangw u ı tai eai ` ba. wo ıngshuo de m´ ıngzi hen ou y` ıs¯ ı.Intermediate . lian ´ zai ` y¯ ˇ ıng ¯ ”Y´ ıngying”he”N¯ ıqˇ ı sh` ı bu sh` ı gen”B eij¯ ˇ xiang? ` ¯ ıng n´ huany´ ın”hen Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). right? They really are so cute! B: 是 啊 , 这 五个 福 娃 把 奥 运 文 化 和 中 国 传 统 文 化 完美地结合在了一起。 ` wu ˇ aoy ` un ´ ` he ´ Zhonggu ´ ¯ ¯ zhe Sh` ıa. B: 没 错 。 它 们 叫 : “ 贝贝 ” 、 “ 晶晶 ” 、 “ 欢欢 ” 、 “ 迎迎 ” 和 “ 妮妮 ” , 连 在 一 起 是 不 是 跟 “北京欢迎您”很像? ´ o. These five Fuwa perfectly combine traditional Chinese culture with the Olympic culture. a o ˇ ge fuw´ ´ a ba ` wenhu ´ ong ˇ ´ ` w´ ˇ de jieh ´ e ´ zai ` le y¯ chuant wenhu a anmei ıqˇ ı. ”J¯ ıngjing”. ”Huanhuan”. Yeah. ´ ıni”. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Isn’t it interesting? A: 嗯,在它们身上我们能清楚地看出鱼、大熊 猫、藏羚羊、燕子以及奥林匹克圣火的形象。 ` tamen ˇ ´ ¯ ¯ shang women ¯ Ng.” and ”Nini. a panda. sh` ˇ yˇ ¯ fuw´ Nˇ ı zai ı bu sh` ı yˇ e hen ou´ a de zaox´ y` ıs¯ ı? Look again at the styling of the Fuwa. ` ` yˇ ` ¯ Zhende hen tai ou chuangy` ı le! It really does.” ”Jingjing. zai shen neng q¯ ıngchu ˇ de kan` ongm ´ ` ıngy´ ` ınpˇ ¯ zangl´ chu ao. y` anzi yˇ ıj´ ı aol´ ık` e ´ daxi ¯ yu. ` ˇ de x´ ` shenghu o ıngxiang. Their names are ”Beibei. and the Olympic flame.” A: 真的很像,太有创意了! ˇ xiang. ang. B: 这五个形象还分别代表不同的意义。比如贝 贝,就是那个鱼形象的福娃,它代表繁荣。因 为在中国传统文化中“鱼”代表繁荣。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).” ”Huanhuan. a Tibetan antelope.” When put together it sounds like ”Beijing welcomes you. How creative! B: 你再看这些福娃的造型,是不是也很有意思? ` kan ` zhexi ` e ` ıng. Uh-huh.Exactly. 2 . In their bodies we can clearly make out the figures of a fish. a swallow. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.” ”Yingying.

` ı nage ´ x´ ´ a. wo u ba daihu´ ` de y` ` xiang ¯ le. and nature need to live in harmony. ta ˇ f´ ´ ` zai ` Zhonggu ´ chuant ´ ongw ˇ ´ ` ¯ biao anrong. Beibei. animals. fish symbolize prosperity. ¯ Zhe Hah u ˇ ge fuw´ ´ a hai ` yu ˇ da´ y` ´ e ´ shenghu ´ Zhe ` yˇ ˇ ıngaoy ` un ¯ z` ıran ao hexi o. A: 没想到小小的几个福娃能代表这么丰富的意 义,我都忍不住想把它们带回家了。 ´ xiangd ˇ ` xiaoxiao ˇ ´ daibi ` ao ˇ zheme ` Mei ao de jˇ ı ge fuw´ ´ a neng ˇ dou ˇ ˇ ˇ tamen ` ı ¯ renbuzh ¯ f¯ engfu ıy` ı. jia I didn’t realize these little Fuwa could represent such rich meaning. the fish-shaped Fuwa. ˇ ge x´ ` ` ` ` ¯ daiBˇ ıru jiush` yu ıngxiang de fuw´ ´ Beibei. This is because in traditional Chinese culture. e sh` ı Beij¯ ` de ` zhongy` ao zhut´ ıy¯ ı. ´ dongw ` ` ¯ a. ˇ ı zh¯ Ha ha. Take for example. ´ aibi These five figures also each separately represent a different meaning. It symbolizes prosperity. 3 . Y¯ ınwei o enhu a ` ao ˇ f´ ´ ¯ zhong”y u”d anrong. This is also one of the important themes of the Beijing Olympics. I can’t help but want to take them home with me. B: 哈哈 。 这 五个 福 娃 还 代 表 人 、 动 物 与 大 自 然 要 和谐生活。这也是北京奥运的重要主题之一。 ` wu ´ daibi ` ao ˇ ren.` wu ` ´ f¯ ´ daibi ` ao ˇ b` ´ Zhe ıngxiang hai enbie utong de y` ıy` ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). These five Fuwa also symbolize that people.

Key Vocabulary 福娃 吉祥物 完美 结合 创意 造型 藏羚羊 圣火 繁荣 忍不住 和谐 主题 fuw´ ´ a ´ j´ ıxiangw u ` ˇ w´ anmei ´ e ´ jieh ` chuangy` ı ` ıng zaox´ ` ıngy´ zangl´ ang ` ˇ shenghu o ´ f´ anrong ˇ renbuzh u ` fortune doll mascot faultlessly to join up creative appearance Tibetan antelope holy fire prosperity can’t help but. 4 . can’t keep from harmonious important themes ´ e ´ hexi zhut´ ˇı Supplementary Vocabulary 修饰 xiush` ¯ ı adorn c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.小名 昵称 外观 西藏 神圣 多余 有余 意料之外 ˇ xiaom´ ıng ¯ n` ıcheng ¯ w` aiguan ` X¯ ızang ´ ` shensh eng ¯ u duoy ´ yˇ ouyu ´ ` zh¯ y` ıliao ıw` ai nickname nickname coloring Tibet divine superfluous have enough and to spare contrary to expectation Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 .

are there a lot of foreign chambers of commerce here? A: 很 多 啊 ! 世 界 上 的 一些主 要 国 家 在 大 城 市 都 有 自己的商会,比如美国商会、欧洲商会、还有 澳大利亚商会等,都很有影响力。 ˇ ` ´ a ` da` ¯ a! Sh` ¯ zhuy` ¯ zai Hendu o ıjieshang de y¯ ıxie ˇ ao guoji ´ ˇ osh ´ anghu` ¯ yˇ ¯ ¯ chengsh` ı dou ou z` ıjˇ ıde shanghu` ı. ´ Meigu ¯ ` al` ´ yˇ ` ıy` ˇ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ Ouzh oush anghu` ı. Hey. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zhelˇ ` ı j¯ ˇ ˇ ´ lai´ ¯ du` ¯ Jˇ ıgeyue ıhu` ı hendu o. From a businessman’s point of view. ı women shangr en ¯ zhelˇ ˇ ıfang! Ai. it is a really good place.Intermediate . There are a lot of opportunities here. henyˇ ıngxiangl` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). dou ˇ ou yˇ ˇ ı. bˇ ıru ı. 1 . hai ou Aod ashanghu` ı deng.Joining the Chamber of Commerce (C0367) A: 你来中国多久了?喜欢这里吗? ´ Zhonggu ´ duoji ` ı ma? ¯ ¯ u Nˇ ı lai o ıhuan zhelˇ ˇ le? Xˇ How long have you been in China? Do you like it here? B: 几个月了。这里机会很多,对我们商人来说, 真是个好地方!哎,这里的外国商会多吗? ` le. ` ı de w` ´ shang¯ zhensh` ¯ ¯ shuo. ı ge haod` aiguo ¯ ma? hu` ı duo A few months now.

the Australian Chamber of Commerce. There are so many benefits! They support their members’ work in different ways. ıngchang zuzh¯ ˇ ı peix ` ju` ` ao ` tongy¯ ´ ´ ` b` ´ ´ hu` ı. for example: the American Chamber of Commerce. ` ` ı hen ˇ hao ˇ de renj` ´ ı wˇ ` yuan jianl` angluo. jiesh ı hangy` e huo utong hangy` e de hu` ı´ renshi. etc. They regularly organize training and meetings. They all have a lot of influence. They also introduce members of the same and different professions. ¯ zh¯ ıch´ ı hu` ıyuan o. the European Chamber of Commerce. B: 那么参加商会有什么好处呢? ` ´ ˇ ¯ a ¯ shanghu` ¯ Name canji ı yˇ ou shenme haochu ne? So. 2 .There sure are! In the bigger cities. B: 这 对 刚 来 中 国 的 人 来 说 太 重 要 了 ! 不仅 可 以 帮 我们推广生意,还能认识很多朋友! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). what benefits are there to joining a Chamber of Commerce? A: 好处 可 多 呢 ! 他们 会 用 不 同 的 方 式 支 持 会 员 的 工 作 。 经 常 组织 培 训 、 聚 会 , 介 绍 同 一 行 业 或 不同行业的会员认识,建立很好的人际网络。 ˇ ´ ¯ ne! T¯ Haochu kˇ e duo amen hu` ı y` ong b` utong de f¯ angsh` ı ´ de gongzu ` J¯ ´ ´ un. the major countries of the world all have their own chambers of commerce. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. establishing excellent networks of people.

3 . B: 真是太好了!我得赶快去加入! ` hao ˇ le! Wˇ ˇ ganku ˇ ` qu ¯ ¯ u! Zhensh` ı tai o dei ai ` jiar ` That’s really so great. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I must go and join immediately! Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).` du` ´ Zhonggu ´ de ren ´ laishu ´ ` zhongy` ` ¯ ¯ ¯ tai Zhe ı gang lai o o ao ˇ ˇ ´ neng ´ ¯ ¯ le! Bujˇ eyˇ ı bang women tu¯ ıguang shengyi. ` ı de sh` ¯ ao zhuy` Exactly. they also inform us about a lot of the laws in China. Both for work and in everyday life the chamber of commerce has always been a big help to me. hai ` ın kˇ ` ˇ ´ ¯ pengyou! renshi hendu o That is so important for people who have just arrived in China! It can not only help us promote our business. Furthermore. A: 没错,商会在工作和生活上对我的帮助一直都 很 大 ! 而 且 , 他们 还 会 介 绍 许 多 中 国 的 法 律 和 在这里做生意需要注意的事情。 ´ o. as well as about some things you need to pay attention to when doing business here. ` shanghu` ` gongzu ` he ´ shenghu ´ shang du` ¯ ¯ ¯ Meicu ı zai o o ı ´ e. ˇ de bangzh ˇ da! ` Erqi ˇ tamen ´ hu` ¯ ¯ hen ¯ wo u ızh´ ı dou hai ı ` y¯ ` ` ao ` xudu ´ de fˇ ´ zai ` zhelˇ ` ı zuosh ` engy` ¯ Zhonggu ¯ ¯ jiesh o alu ı ˇ o ¨ he xuy` ıqing. but we can also make a lot of friends.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .机会 商会 影响力 好处 支持 会员 组织 培训 聚会 介绍 行业 人际 网络 推广 j¯ ıhu` ı ¯ shanghu` ı ˇ ı yˇ ıngxiangl` ˇ haochu zh¯ ıch´ ı ´ hu` ıyuan zuzh¯ ˇ ı ´ un peix ` juhu` ` ı ` ao ` jiesh ´ hangy` e ´ ı renj` ` wˇ angluo ˇ tu¯ ıguang opportunity chamber of commerce influence benefit to support member to organize training to hold a meeting to introduce industry interpersonal network to promote Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

5 .聚集 派对 社交 接触 排列 juj´ `ı ` ı paidu` ` ao ¯ sheji ¯ u jiech ` ´ e ` paili to gather party social interaction to come into contact with to arrange. to put in order Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

how come you’re here drinking coffee? I remember you used to really hate coffee. yˇ ıqian ı taoy` Liu Xiang! What a coincidence! How long has it been since we’ve seen each other? Hey. It’s really been too long since we last met. Now I can’t be without my coffee! My company is just upstairs. wow! It’s really you! I almost didn’t recognize you! B: 刘翔!怎么这么巧!我们有多久没见了?哎? 你怎么会在这儿喝咖啡?我记得你以前最讨厌 咖啡了。 ´ ˇ ` ˇ ´ ¯ u Liu Zenme zheme qiao! Wˇ omen yˇ ou duoji ´ Xiang! ˇ mei ´ Nˇ ` le? Ai? ` zher ` he ¯ kaf¯ ¯ ei? Wˇ jian ı zˇ enme hu` ı zai o j` ıde nˇ ı ´ zu` ˇ an kaf¯ ¯ ei le. zhen ı tai o xianz ıbukai ˇ mei ` loush ´ ` ˇ an ´ ¯ ei! Wˇ ¯ ¯ dou ¯ y` kaf¯ o de gongs¯ ı jiu ang. A: 哈,我们真是太久没见了。我现在离不开咖 啡!我的公司就在楼上,每天都要来买好几杯 呢! ˇ ` jiu ´ jian ` le.An Old Flame A: (C0369) 丽丽,啊呀!真的是你!我还以为认错人了 呢! ´ yˇ ´ ren ` cuo ` ren ´ le ne! ¯ a! Zhende ¯ L` ıli. Wˇ ` ai ` l´ ¯ women ¯ sh` ¯ Ha. meiti ao lai ` zai ˇ haojˇ ˇ ı bei ¯ ne! mai Ha ha. I come and buy quite a few cups every day. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 1 .Intermediate . ay¯ sh` ı nˇ ı! Wˇ o hai ıwei Lili. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Oh my! Your own company got listed on the stock market? That’s amazing! No wonder you haven’t gotten in touch with me for so long. it isn’t some big company. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 我怎么会忘记你呢?哎,真不好意思,我一会 儿要开会。晚点给你打电话,好吗? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. it must be a big company! A: 也不 是 什么 大 公 司 。 自 己 的 小 生 意 而 已 。 年 初 刚在美国上市。 ´ ` ongs¯ ˇ shengy` ´ ı. 2 . ˇ Dag ` ai ` sh` ¯ b` le! Guaibude zheme jiu u lianx` ı w` ang ˇ dou ˇ zhege ` ˇ engyou ´ le wo laop le. not bad! If you’re working in such a nice office building. stock market at the beginning of the year. It’s just my own small business. You have probably forgotten your old friend. ` gongs¯ ¯ y¯ ıd` ıng sh` ı da ı ba! Wow. B: 天 哪 ! 你 自 己 的 公 司 都 上 市 啦 ? 太 了不 起 了 ! 怪 不 得 这 么久 都 不 联 系 我 。 大 概 是 忘 了 我 这 个 老朋友了。 ` ˇ ¯ ¯ shangsh` ¯ na! Nˇ Tian ı z` ıjˇ ı de gongs¯ ı dou ı la? T` ai liaobuqˇ ı ` ` ´ ı wo. ¯ gang Well. Zai ` zheme ` ˇ de bang ` ongl ´ lˇ ` ¯ ou ¯ Y¯ o. Z` ıjˇ ı de xiao ı eryˇ ´ ` Meigu ˇ o ´ shangsh` ` ¯ Nianch u zai ı.S. We just got listed on the U.B: 哟,不错啊。在这么好的办公楼里上班,一定 是大公司吧! ` a. that’s all. ¯ ¯ Yˇ e b` u sh` ı shenme dag ı. b` ucuo hao ı shangb an.

It was great to run into you! C: 丽丽 , 太 对 不 起 了 ! 竟 然 要 你 等 我 。 都 是 我 的 错! ` du` ´ y` ˇ ˇ Dou ˇ ¯ sh` L` ıli. aren’t you the one that always has to wait for me? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Wˇ Hurry up and go. 3 . OK? B: 你快去吧。我们再联系。 ` qu ` lianx` ´ ı. It’s all my fault! B: 没关系。我以前总是迟到,每次还不是你等 我? ´ anxi. Nˇ ı kuai omen zai ` ba. P` engjian ı zhen OK. tai ıbuqˇ ı le! J` ıngran ao nˇ ı deng wo. I have a meeting to go to soon. ı wo ` de cuo! Lili. ou le. uhaoy` ıˇ gei ˇ nˇ ˇ dianhu ` ` hao ˇ ma? ¯ ı. I am so sorry! You had to wait for me for once. Wˇ hu` ır y` ao kaihu` andian ı da a. I’m always late. A: 好,那我先走了。碰见你真好! ˇ na ` wo ˇ xian ` nˇ ˇ ¯ zˇ ¯ hao! Hao. ´ zˇ ` meic` ˇ ı hai ´ b` ¯ Meigu Wˇ o yˇ ıqian ongsh` ı ch´ ıdao. How could I forget you? Oh no.¯ zhen ˇ ısi. I’ll go now then. wo ˇ y` ¯ b` Wˇ o zˇ enme hu` ı w` angj` ı nˇ ı ne? Ai. u sh` ı nˇ ı ˇ ˇ deng wo? It doesn’t matter. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Let’s get in touch again. I will give you a call later tonight. I’m really sorry.

¯ nˇ ı pengyou? Wˇ o haoxi zai ı shang kan ´ ` fuh ´ ¯ sh` ¯ o. Hey. ta ı Liu Sansh´ ı su` ı de wˇ angluo ´ Xiang! ` ao! It should be me waiting for you. is he your friend? It seems I’ve seen him before on TV. Oh. Zenme. It’s all in the past. 4 . Dou ı guoq ı le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Ai. C: 老朋友?我怎么没听你说过有这么一个老朋 友?你们很熟吗? ˇ engyou? ´ ´ t¯ ` ¯ guo yˇ Laop Wˇ o zˇ enme mei ıng nˇ ı shuo ou zheˇ engyou? ´ ˇ shu me y¯ ı ge laop Nˇ ımen hen ´ ma? Old friends? How come I haven’t heard you say you have this kind of old friend before? Are you very close? B: 还可以。都是过去的事了。怎么,你不高兴? ´ kˇ ` u ˇ ¯ sh` ¯ ıng? Hai eyˇ ı. ¯ Wˇ o deng nˇ ı sh` ı y¯ ınggai ai nan ı ´ ˇ ang ` ` diansh` ` ` guo ta. What… are you unhappy? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ ¯ zhende ¯ Kanlai ta tˇ ıng l` ıhai! Wˇ omen sh` ı laop It seems he really is pretty amazing! We’re old friends. that guy just now. he’s Liu Xiang! The 30-year-old internet millionaire! B: 看来他真的挺厉害!我们是老朋友。 ` ˇ engyou. nˇ ı b` u gaox` ` de sh` So-so.C: 我等你是应该的。哎,刚才那个男的是你朋 友?我好像在电视上看过他。噢,他是刘翔! 三十岁的网络富豪! ¯ gangc ˇ ´ nage ` ´ de sh` ¯ de.

Key Vocabulary 以为 认错 离不开 好几 办公楼 小生意 而已 年初 上市 了不起 怪不得 大概 碰见 竟然 ´ yˇ ıwei ` cuo ` ren ¯ l´ ıbukai ˇ ı haojˇ ` ongl ´ ¯ ou bang ˇ shengy` ¯ xiao ı ´ ı eryˇ ´ nianch u ¯ ` shangsh` ı ˇ liaobuqˇ ı ` guaibude ` ai ` dag ` ` pengji an ´ j` ıngran to (mistakenly) think that / cannot do without quite a few office building small business that start of the year to go on the market incredible no wonder probably to run into unexpectedly Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 6 .总是 富豪 厉害 zˇ ongsh` ı ´ fuh ` ao l` ıhai always rich and powerful people impressive Supplementary Vocabulary 曾经 往事 难忘 深刻 留恋 记忆 印象 改变 ´ ıng cengj¯ wˇ angsh` ı ´ ang nanw` ¯ e shenk` ` liuli ´ an j` ıy` ı ` y` ınxiang ˇ an ` gaibi formerly past events unforgettable profound 留恋 memory impression change Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

if you don’t stay on top of it.Child-Parent Fight A: (C0378) 你怎么还在看电视?功课都做完了吗? ´ zai ` kan ` diansh` ` ` an le ¯ ¯ zuow´ Nˇ ı zˇ enme hai ı? Gongk` e dou ma? How come you are still watching TV? Have you finished all your homework? B: 早就做完了。我看一会儿电视放松一下。 ˇ jiu ` an le. ız` ıjˇ ı b` u zhuajˇ e ¯ b` ux´ ıng a! While you’re watching TV. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. The competition these days is so fierce.Intermediate . renji onggong ` ai ` j` ` ` nˇ ¯ ¯ ın kˇ bˇ uk` e. A: 你看电视的时候,人家都在用功学习,补课。 现在竞争这么激烈,你自己不抓紧可不行啊! ` diansh` ` ´ a ` y` ´ ı. Wˇ ` y¯ ` ` ¯ Zao o kan ıhu` ır diansh` ı f` angsong y¯ ıxia. you won’t make it! B: 我 怎 么不 抓 紧 ? 我 每 天 除 了 做 一 大 堆 的 作 业 和 课 外 练 习 , 还 要 练 钢 琴 , 学 画画 , 我 实 在 受 不 了了 ! 你 为什么 连 我 放 松 一下 都 不 允 许 ? 我 还 有什么童年乐趣? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I’m watching TV for a while to relax a bit. ` zuow´ I finished it a long time ago. everyone else is studying hard and doing extra lessons. Xianz ıngzheng zheme j¯ ılie. 1 . ¯ dou ¯ zai ¯ xuex´ Nˇ ı kan ı de sh´ ıhou.

ˇ an ` y¯ ` ı de ¯ ın? Wˇ ¯ chule Wˇ o zˇ enme b` u zhuajˇ o meiti ıdadu¯ ´ zuo ` e he ´ k` ` ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 我又不是不用功,我的成绩已经算不错了,每 次都排前十。你怎么还不满意? ˇ de chengj` ´ ı yˇ ` ¯ Wˇ o y` ou b` u sh` ı b` u y` onggong. xue ˇ sh´ ` shoubuli ` ˇ le! Nˇ ` enme ´ ´ wo ˇ f` ¯ wo ızai ao ı weish lian angsong ` dou ´ yˇ ´ ´ ´ leq ` u? ¯ b` y¯ ıxia uyunx o hai ou shenme tongni an ˇ u? ˇ Wˇ ` How am I not staying on top of it? Every day. 2 . haiy` ´ ao lian ` gangq´ ´ huahu ` a. ˇ ı. I’m always ranked in the top ten. ` ¯ zuoy` ew` ai lianx´ ın. When that time comes it will be too late for regrets. I also have to practice piano and take art class. wo ıj¯ ıng suan ` le. How can you still not be satisfied? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). kao ` w´ ` sh´ ` ´ ¯ laibuj´ Dao ıhou houhuˇ ı dou ı. I really can’t take it! Why can’t you allow me to have even a little time to relax? What other childhood pleasures do I have? A: 你 现 在 不 努力 , 考 不上 大 学 , 一 辈 子 就 完 了 。 到时候后悔都来不及。 ` ai ` b` ˇ bu shang ` daxu ` e. besides doing a huge pile of assignments and extra-curricular lessons. meic` ˇ ı dou ´ qian ´ sh´ ´ b` ˇ ¯ pai b´ ucuo ı. ´ y¯ ` jiu Nˇ ı xianz u nul` ıbeizi an le. and your whole life will be ruined. you won’t get into university. If you don’t work hard now. Nˇ ı zˇ enme hai u many` ı? I’m not only hard-working–my grades are already quite good.

ou langf` ˇ ` qu ´ ı! ¯ sh´ ¯ ganku duo ıjian. you have again wasted all this time. Now look.A: 和 差 的 比 有 什么 用 ? 你 要 看 到 自 己 前 面 还 有 好 几 个人 。 你 看 , 又 浪 费 了 这 么 多 时 间 , 赶 快 去 学习! ´ cha ` de bˇ ´ ` ao ` z` ´ He ı yˇ ou shenme y` ong? Nˇ ı y` ao kand ıjˇ ı qian´ yˇ ˇ ı ge ` ren. ´ Nˇ ` y` ` ei le zheme ` mian hai ou haojˇ ı kan. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 . hurry up and get studying! B: 讨厌! Tˇ aoy` an! I hate that! A: 什么?你还敢顶嘴? ´ ´ gan ˇ dˇ Shenme? Nˇ ı hai ıngzuˇ ı? What? How dare you talk back! Key Vocabulary 用功 竞争 抓紧 ¯ y` onggong ¯ j` ıngzheng ¯ ın zhuajˇ hardworking competition to stay on top of c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ai ` xuex´ What use is there in comparing with those worse than you? You need to realize there are still quite a few people ahead of you.

... overstate speak in defense of obscure concept Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). sass Supplementary Vocabulary 抱怨 发泄 夸张 辩护 模糊的概 念 ` ` baoyu an ` f¯ axie ¯ ang ¯ kuazh ` u bianh ` ´ ` an ` mohu de gaini complain.连 …… 都 …… 排 一辈子 浪费 顶嘴 ´ . dou ¯ . 4 . lian even ´ pai ` y¯ ıbeizi ` ei langf` dˇ ıngzuˇ ı to rank a lifetime to waste talk back.. grumble let off. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. give vent to exaggerate.

sh` ıchang ` san ˇ ´ xiaosh ` ¯ tu¯ ıguang he ou. marketing. In order. Hello everyone. B: 各 位 同 事 , 下 午 好 。 今 天 我 们 的 会 议 要 讨论 三 个问题,依次是市场分析、市场推广和销售。 ` wei ` tongsh` ´ ` uh ˇ ˇ ¯ women Ge ı. First I’ll invite Mr. xiaw J¯ ıntian de hu` ıy` ı y` ao ˇ ao.Holding a Meeting A: (C0388) 大 家 好 , 现 在 开 始 开 会 。 先 请 李 总 介 绍 一下今 天的议程。 ` ah ˇ xianz ` ai ` kaishˇ ` ao ` ¯ ao. The managers of the Marketing Department and Sales Department will brief us on their plans. At today’s meeting we need to discuss three issues. Good afternoon.Intermediate . 1 . there will be a group discussion and question and answer period. A: 是 的 。 市 场 部 和 销 售 部 经 理 会 给 我 们介 绍 他们 的计划。然后是集体讨论和问答时间。 ˇ ´ xiaosh ` b` ˇ women ˇ ¯ Sh` ıde. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ˇ un ` ı. Then. y¯ ˇ ˇ ¯ ge went´ taol ıc` ı sh` ı sh` ıchang f¯ enxi. colleagues. ¯ ı kaihu` ¯ ı. Xian ¯ qˇ Daji ıng Lˇ ı zˇ ong jiesh ` j¯ ´ ¯ de y` y¯ ıxia ıntian ıcheng. Sh` ıchang b` u he ou u j¯ ınglˇ ı hu` ı gei ` ao ` tamen ` Ranh ´ ou ` sh` ˇ un ´ wend ` a ´ ¯ jiesh de j` ıhua. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Li to brief us on today’s agenda. ı j´ ıtˇ ı taol ` he ¯ sh´ ıjian. let’s start the meeting now. and sales. That’s right. they are: market analysis.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. today’s meeting is extremely important. Right. ˇ y¯ ´ baog ` ao. So I invite everyone to actively give their opinions. I would ask that each colleague write a summary report. All right. women ˇ ` ai ` an ` y` ´ kai¯ nˇ ımen de xiangfa. j¯ ıntian ıy` ı f¯ eichang zhongy` ao. 2 . The company really values your input. Hu` ıy` ı jiesh ıng mei ` hou. A: 李 总 说 得 对 。 会 议 结 束 后 , 请 每 位 同 事 写 一份 总结报告。公司非常重视你们的想法。好了, 我们现在按议程开始吧。 ´ u ` qˇ ˇ wei ` tong´ ¯ Lˇ ı zˇ ong shuodedu` ı. ` Gongs¯ ´ ` ¯ sh` ı xie ı f` en zˇ ongjie ı f¯ eichang zhongsh` ı ˇ ˇ le. Suoyˇ ıng daji ˇ y` ` j¯ ıj´ ı f¯ abiao ıjian.B: 嗯,今天的会议非常重要。所以请大家积极发 表意见。 ´ ` ˇ ı qˇ ` a ¯ de hu` ¯ Ng. After the meeting concludes. Li is right. Key Vocabulary 议程 同事 市场分析 ´ y` ıcheng ´ tongsh` ı ˇ sh` ıchang f¯ enxi agenda colleague market analysis Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). now let’s proceed according to our agenda. Mr. Hao xianz ıcheng shˇ ı ba.

3 . agenda Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.市场推广 销售 市场部 销售部 计划 集体 讨论 问答 发表 意见 结束 总结报告 ˇ sh` ıchang ˇ guang ` ¯ xiaosh ou ˇ sh` ıchang b` u ` b` ¯ xiaosh ou u ` j` ıhua j´ ıtˇ ı ˇ un taol ` ` a ´ wend ˇ f¯ abiao ` y` ıjian ´ u jiesh ` tu¯ ı- marketing sales marketing department sales department to plan group discussion question and answer to give opinion to conclude summary report ´ baog ` ao ` zˇ ongjie Supplementary Vocabulary 流程 ´ liuch ´ eng program.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .严肃 职位 总经理 总裁 董事长 次序 财务部 人事部 缩短 简称 性别歧视 催 宴会 轻视 y´ ansu ` ` zh´ ıwei zˇ ongj¯ ınglˇ ı ´ zˇ ongcai ˇ ˇ dongsh` ızhang c` ıxu ` ´ ub` caiw ` u ´ rensh` ıb` u serious position (in a company) general manager CEO chairman of the board order financial department human resources department to shorten abbreviation sexual discrimination urge banquet despise. slight ˇ ¯ an suodu ˇ ¯ jianch eng ´ ısh` x` ıngbieq´ ı cu¯ ı y` anhu` ı q¯ ıngsh` ı Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

dian Hey. ´ jiu ¯ zhao ı bu sh` ı yˇ ou le laop ang le xiongd` ı? ` w` Zhang Liang. you’re not a true friend. ´ bie ´ w¯ ˇ le. nˇ ı kˇ e zhen ugou Zheme jiu u ˇ b` ˇ wo. 1 . Zu` ˇ he ´ L´ ¯ Zhen Hai. Lately there’s been a little problem between Lili and me. don’t get sarcastic with me. ´ ` ¯ ¯ b` Zhang Liang. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . ¯ ın. ˇ Sh` ˇ o. bei ¯ f¯ O? Zenmale? Y¯ ıd` ıng sh` ı nˇ ı huax¯ axian Oh? What is it? You must be messing around. you’ve forgotten all about your bro. B: 别 瞎 说 ! 丽丽 前 几 天 碰 到 她 以 前 的 男 朋 友 。 你 猜 那 个人 是 谁 ? 居 然 是 网 络 富 豪 刘 翔 ! 人 家 才 三十岁,公司都已经在美国上市了。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). You haven’t contacted me in such a long time! Now that you have a girlfriend. huh? B: 嗨 , 振 华 , 别 挖 苦 我 了 。 最 近 我 和 丽丽 出 了 点 问题。 ` Hua. aku ıj` ın wo ıli chu ˇ wo ¯ le ˇ went´ ` ı.A Guy’s Advice on Women A: (C0390) 张 亮 , 你 可 真 不 够 朋 友 。 这 么久不 找我 。 是 不 是有了老婆,就忘了兄弟? ` ` pengyou. Zhen Hua. and she found you out. A: 噢?怎么了?一定是你花心,被她发现了。 ˇ ` ta ` le.

B: 你 又 瞎 说 ! 丽丽不 是 那 种 人 。 她 和 刘 翔 现 在 只 是朋友。 ` ong ˇ ´ T¯ ´ Liu ´ ¯ ¯ L` Nˇ ı y` ou xiashu o! ıli b` u sh` ı nazh ren. Don’t talk nonsense. and I was totally in the dark. ` nup ´ ` hai ´ meng ´ ` gu de lao u pian zai ı. You’re talking nonsense again! Lili isn’t that kind of person. a he ´ Xiang ` ai ` zhˇ ´ xianz ısh` ı pengyou. Can you guess who he is? Unbelievably.Nˇ ı kˇ e y` ao xiaox¯ ou wo ˇ ˇ lu. and his company is already listed on the stock market in the U. ` Bei ¨ engyou ˇ lˇ Huh? Lili and he were… You had better look out! Don’t follow in my footsteps. gongs¯ ı dou ıj¯ ıng ` ao ´ Xiang! ` Meigu ˇ o ´ shangsh` ` zai ı le. Liu Xiang! The guy is only 30 years old. My girlfriend was cheating on me. A: 你怎么知道?刘翔现在可是钻石王老五!哪个 女 人不 喜 欢 这 种 年 轻 有 为 的 男 人 ? 开 跑 车 , 喝 红酒,送钻石。我们怎么和他比? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.S.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . She and Liu Xiang are only friends now... A few days ago Lili ran into her exboyfriend. A: 啊 ? 丽丽 和 他以 前 是 …… 你 可 要 小 心 啊 ! 别 走 我的老路。被女朋友骗还蒙在鼓里。 ´ L` ´ ta ´ sh` ˇ ın a! ´ zˇ ˇ ¯ yˇ ¯ Bie A? ıli he ıqian ı.. Nˇ ı cai ren ı shei? J¯ uran ı wˇ angluo ´ Liu ´ ´ a ´ sansh´ ¯ cai ¯ ¯ ¯ yˇ fuh Renji ı su` ı. he’s that internet millionaire.´ xiashu ´ jˇ ` ` ta ´ de nan´ ¯ ¯ L` ¯ pengd ¯ yˇ Bie o! ıli qian ı tian ao ıqian ´ ` ´ sh` ´ ´ sh` ` ¯ nage pengyou..

wo Lili is not the same as other girls. ˇ du` ˇ ¯ de nuh L` ıli he ıban u uy¯ ıy` ang. and isn’t vain. She is very dedicated. ´ jiush` ˇ renpˇ ´ ın hao ˇ de ¯ zhezh ta yˇ ouqian ao zhao ` ı y` ˇ ˇ ´ ı.` ´ xianz ` ai ` kˇ ` Nˇ ı zˇ enme zh¯ ıdao? Liu e sh` ı zuansh´ ı w´ ang ´ Xiang ˇ ˇ wu! ˇ ´ b` ` ong ˇ ´ ıngyˇ lao nur u u xˇ ıhuan zhezh nianq¯ ouˇ Nage ¨ en ´ de nanr ´ en? ´ ˇ ´ ` ` ¯ paoch ¯ he ¯ hongji wei Kai e. zuansh´ ı. His own ex-girlfriend would be best. ˇ de. gives her diamonds… How do we compare with that? B: 丽丽 和 一 般 的 女 孩子 不一 样 。 她 人 品 好 , 对 我 又专一,而且不虚荣。她是绝对不会骗我的。 ˇ aizˇ ´ y¯ ´ ı b` ´ ın hao. u. 3 . A: 我 知 道 她好 。 所 以 刘 翔 也 喜 欢 她 呀 。 像 他 这 种 有 钱 人 , 就 是 要 找 人 品 好 的 女 孩子 , 最 好 是 自 己的前女朋友。更加了解嘛! ` ta ˇ Suoyˇ ˇ ı Liu ´ yˇ ` ¯ hao. erqi y` ou zhuany¯ u xur T¯ a sh` ı juedu` uhu` ı pian ¯ ong. zu` ˇ sh` ´ up ´ ` ˇ e ˇ ¯ liaoji nuh u ıhao ı z` ıjˇ ıde qiann u Gengji a ¨ aizˇ ¨ engyou. Xiang ´ Xiang ` ong ˇ ´ ren. That’s why Liu Xiang likes her too. ¯ y¯ Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao e xˇ ıhuan ta a. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ma! I know she’s nice. T¯ a renpˇ ı wo ¨ ´ e ˇ b` ´ ´ ı b` ` ¯ ı. She would absolutely never cheat on me. drinks red wine. They understand each other better! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). either. These kinds of wealthy people look for girls with a good character. ˇ song ´ ta ¯ bˇ Wˇ omen zˇ enme he ı? How do you know? Liu Xiang is now a great catch! What girl wouldn’t like this kind of promising young man? He drives a sports car. She is a good person.

ˇ yˇ ˇ daolˇ ` ı. ` ˇ ¯ dao Nˇ ı zhey` oudian ıli zheme hao ˇ ´ ı. ¯ y¯ xiang kai ıdian Yeah.B: 你这样说,倒有点道理。哎,丽丽这么好的 女 孩子 , 确 实 有 很 多 人 喜 欢 。 我 有 时 候 甚 至 觉 得 配 不上 她 。 刘 翔 这 么 成 功 , 又 是 她 以 前 的 男 朋 友 。 现 在 他们 再 遇 见 , 一 定 更 有 感 觉 了 。 怪 不 得 最 近 丽丽 老 说 忙 , 晚 上也不上 网 和 我 聊 天 了。 ¯ L` ` ang shuo. 4 . Guaibude ` ¯ tamen zai ıd` ıng geng yˇ ou ganju ` an. A: 是啊,这会儿你总算想通了。哎!兄弟,想开 一点吧。 ¯ Xiongd` ` ır nˇ ` xiang ˇ ¯ zhehu` ¯ ¯ Sh` ı a. ´ ` ai ` ¯ ¯ yˇ chengg ong. Ai! ı. so she certainly has a lot of people that like her. ˇ shuo ´ ` ´ ¯ mang. y` ou sh` ı ta ıqian Xianz ` yuji ` y¯ ` ˇ e ´ le. No wonder lately Lili is always saying she is busy. in the evenings she doesn’t chat with me online anymore. zu` ıj` ın L` ıli lao wˇ anshang yˇ e b` u shangwˇ ang he ˇ liaoti ´ an ¯ le. ı zˇ ongsuan tong le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. quesh´ ` ı yˇ ˇ duo ´ xˇ ¯ ren de nuh u ou hen ıhuan. Lili is such a good girl. it actually does make sense. zheme ´ Xiang ´ ´ de nanp ´ engyou. Wˇ o yˇ oush´ ı¨ aizˇ ` ´ ` b` ` ´ ` ¯ Liu hou shenzh` ı juede pei u shang ta. I even sometimes feel that I’m not good enough for her. Yeah. try and get over it. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Also. Hey. Now that they’ve met again. Now you’ve finally come around. ˇ ˇ ba. Ai. there certainly must be feelings. bro. and is also her ex-boyfriend. Liu Xiang is so successful. wo When you put it that way.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 .Key Vocabulary 挖苦 花心 富豪 上市 蒙在鼓里 钻石王老 五 年轻有为 人品 专一 虚荣 w¯ aku ˇ ¯ ın huax¯ ´ fuh ` ao ` shangsh` ı ´ ` gu meng zai ı ˇ lˇ ` zuansh´ ı ˇ wu lao ˇ w´ ang to ridicule to be promiscuous billionaire to go on the market to be in the dark great catch ´ ıngyˇ ´ nianq¯ ouwei ´ ın renpˇ promising young person quality of a person’s character devoted vain ¯ ı zhuany¯ ´ xur ¯ ong Supplementary Vocabulary 谈心 ´ ın tanx¯ have a heart-to-heart talk c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

character morality. link up Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). thinking not mind or care comfort. morals approve of. wide (land). ethics. agree with be able to match unobstructed. console communicate.闲话 讽刺 盲人 成就 品质 道德 赞同 配得上 通畅 开阔 思路 不在乎 安慰 沟通 ´ ` xianhu a fˇ engc` ı ´ ´ mangr en ´ chengji u ` pˇ ınzh` ı ` e ´ daod ` ong ´ zant ` de shang ` pei ` ¯ tongch ang ` ¯ o kaiku s¯ ılu ` ` b` u zaihu ` ¯ ei anw ¯ ong ¯ gout gossip mock blind person achievement quality. 6 . tolerant train of thought. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. clear open.

is that right? A: 对 啊 , 我 以 前 太 懒 了 。 不 是 坐在 办 公 室 里 , 就 是 坐在 家 里 看 电 视 。 前 些 时 候 , 我 朋 友 硬 要 拉 我 来 练 瑜 伽 , 说 效 果 特 别 好 , 而 且 运 动 也不 太 剧烈。 ˇ yˇ ´ tai ` lan ˇ le. In the summer I often come to swim. ¯ meiti ` ai ` zhuy` ´ zuo ` l` ´ nail` ` ı yund ` ` xianz ıliang he xiang juˇ ao lai ` ong. ´ e ˇ yund ` ` juli ` erqi yˇ e b` utai ` ong ` e.Intermediate . ıhu lai ouyˇ ong. ıqian ı lˇ ı. Nˇ ı chang lai ` ` ¯ ang ma? zhege jiansh enf´ What a coincidence. 1 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. running into you here! Do you often come to this gym? B: 是 啊 , 我 几 乎 每 天 都 来 。 夏天 常 来 游 泳 , 现 在 主 要 来 做 力 量 和 耐 力 运 动 , 像 举 重 和 跑 步 什么 的。你好像刚开始健身吧? ˇ j¯ ˇ an ´ Xiati ` an ´ ´ y´ ¯ wo ¯ dou ¯ lai. ˇ ¯ wo ¯ shuo ¯ xiaogu you y` ıngy¯ ao la o ´ a. etc. ˇ ` ´ paob` ˇ u shenme ´ ˇ ang ` ¯ ¯ ı zhong he de. wo ` ı zuo ˇ lai ´ lian ` yuji ` ˇ tebi ` e ´ hao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Going to the Gym A: (C0395) 真巧,能在这里碰上你。你常来这个健身房 吗? ˇ neng ´ ` zhelˇ ` ı pengsh ` ` ´ ´ ¯ qiao. Nˇ ı haoxi gang kaishˇ ` ¯ ba? jiansh en Yeah. Now I mainly come and do strength and endurance exercises like weightlifting and jogging. Zhen zai ang nˇ ı. Qian ıhou. ¯ chang Sh` ı a. ` ı zuo ` zai ` jialˇ ` diansh` ` ´ xie ˇ peng´ ¯ ı kan ¯ sh´ jiush` ı. It seems like you’ve just started working out. I come almost every day. Bush` ` zai ` bang ` ongsh` ¯ wo ¯ Du` ıa.

¯ b` yuel ıhuan. I was too lazy. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Kaishˇ ıhou wo dongzu o ` e ´ nan. Before. have the results been as good as you had imagined they would be? A: 简直太棒了。开始的时候我觉得动作特别难, 但是练了几天就慢慢习惯了,而且越来越喜 欢 。 现 在 , 几 天 不 练 就 难 受 呢 。 哎 , 你 的 肌肉 这么发达,是不是一直很注重健身? ˇ ` bang ` ˇ juede ´ ` ` ¯ ı de sh´ Jianzh´ ı tai le. my friend insisted on dragging me to a yoga class. Du` ıle. She said the results were especially good.That’s right. and the exercises weren’t too strenuous. I was sitting at home watching TV. It both shapes your figure. B: 你 早 就 应 该 来 了 , 女 孩子 很 适 合 练 瑜 伽 。 既 能 修 饰 体 形 , 又 放 松 心 情 。 对 了 , 练 了之 后 你 觉 得效果有没有想象中的那么好? ˇ ˇ u ´ le. ´ dansh` ` ` le jˇ ` ` le. y` ou f` angsong x¯ ınq´ ıng. ` jˇ ` jiu ´ ` ne. as well as relaxes your mood. 2 . A little while ago. ı bu sh` ı y¯ ızh´ ı hen ` ong ` ¯ jiansh en? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). If I wasn’t sitting in the office. nuh ´ ı hen ˇ sh` ´ lian ` yuji ¯ lai ¯ J` Nˇ ı zaoji ınggai u ıhe ı ` y¯ ¨ aizˇ ´ a. ı de j¯ ırou f¯ ada. lian ¯ ı tˇ ` nˇ ´ ` ˇ yˇ ´ ou xiangxi ˇ ` ¯ zh¯ ıhou ı juede xiaogu o ou meiyˇ ang zhong ` ˇ de name hao? You should have come earlier! Doing yoga is especially good for girls. erqi ´ e ˇ ¯ jiu ¯ x´ tebi ı lian ıtian an ıguan ` manm ` aiyu ´ e ` xˇ ` ai. ´ ` le ¯ neng xiush` ıx´ ıng. After doing yoga. Xianz ıtian u lian ou ` nansh ¯ nˇ ` zheme ` ´ sh` ˇ zhuzh ` Ai.

Actually the main thing is to stick with it. q´ ısh´ ı zhuy` ı kao ı. is it because you always pay a lot of attention to keeping fit? B: 呵呵 , 你 过 奖 了 , 其 实 主 要 是 靠 坚 持 。 这 里 的 有氧操也很不错,你可以试试。 ¯ a. Hey. I felt the movements were especially difficult. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 . I can’t go wrong if I listen to you! Key Vocabulary 健身 剧烈 修饰 ` ¯ jiansh en ` juli ` e xiush` ¯ ı to work out strenuous to modify Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ ´ o! ` ¯ nˇ Ha. Now. Heh heh.Simply great! When I started. ı kˇ eyˇ ı sh` ıshi. you’re flattering me. but after doing it for a few days I slowly became used to the movements. and liked doing it more and more. You can give them a try! A: 哈,你是内行。听你的准没错! ` ang. if I don’t do it for a few days I just don’t feel right. Zhelˇ ˇ ao sh` ˇ b` ` nˇ ¯ yˇ yˇ ouyˇ angcao e hen ucuo. your muscles are so developed. ` ang ˇ ` jianch´ ` ı de ¯ nˇ ¯ A ı guoji le. The aerobics classes here are also pretty good. ı sh` ı neih T¯ ıng nˇ ı de zhun ˇ meicu Ha! You’re the expert.

y` aome .. or ..体形 发达 注重 内行 健身房 举重 瑜伽 肌肉 耐力 有氧操 tˇ ıx´ ıng ´ f¯ ada ` zhuzh ` ong ` ang ´ neih ` ¯ ang jiansh enf´ ` juzh ˇ ong ¯ yuji ´ a ` j¯ ırou ` ı nail` ¯ yˇ ouyˇ angcao body shape developed to lay stress on expert gym weightlifting yoga muscle endurance aerobics Supplementary Vocabulary 肯定 否定 要 么 …… 要么…… kˇ end` ıng fˇ oud` ıng y` aome .... c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.. positive negative Either . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 ...

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. assure. 5 .软硬 改善 强壮 依靠 保准 ˇ ıng ruany` degree of softness and hardness improve strong depend on guarantee. ensure ˇ an ` gaish ´ ` qiangzhu ang ` y¯ ıkao ˇ baozh un ˇ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Zhelˇ ` ı yˇ ˇ da ` y¯ X´ ıng. While you’re at it. Qiao.Intermediate . ı zhe ` gei ˇ mei le ba? A: 是啊。您顺便帮我检查一下还有没有其它问 题。 ` bang ˇ jianch ˇ ´ y¯ ` hai ´ yˇ ¯ N´ ¯ wo Sh` ı a. to see if there are any other problems? B: 行。瞧,你的前轮漏气了。这里有好大一个 洞。 ´ nˇ ´ un ` ı le. my bike tires are flat. Qianh ao. B: 好,我现在就给你打。你这车好久没打气了 吧? ˇ wo ˇ xianz ` ai ` jiu ˇ nˇ ˇ Nˇ ` che ˇ u ´ daq` ˇ ı ¯ haoji Hao. ın shunbi a ıxia oumeiyˇ ou ` an ` ı. could you add air to them for me? The front and back tire both need air. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 1 . ı de qianl ou hao ı ge ´ louq` ` dong. ´ dou Sir. wo ıx´ ıngche wo ´ ai ` q` ´ ou ` lun ¯ y` y¯ ıxia ı ba. ı da. could you check it for me. ¯ went´ q´ ıta Yeah.A Flat Bicycle Tire A: (C0400) 师 傅 , 我 自 行 车 的 轮 胎 没气 了 , 帮 我打 一下 气 吧。前后轮都要。 ˇ z` ´ ı le. bang ˇ da ˇ da ˇ ¯ de lunt ¯ meiq` ¯ Sh¯ ıfu.

See. can you please patch it for me? Also. Haiyˇ ´ ou. I will adjust it a little for you and it will be fine. Look.Sure. When I’m riding it frequently falls off. N´ ˇ ¯ de j` ¯ hao! Ng. ¯ wo Na ı tiaoji ıxia ıng. B: 那 简 单 啊 , 我 给 你 调 节 一下 就 行 。 你 看 , 这 样 就好了吧。你骑两下看看。 ` jiand ˇ an ˇ gei ˇ nˇ ´ e ´ y¯ ` jiu ` zhe` ¯ a. 2 . just do this and it’s done. there’s nothing wrong with it now. ¯ wo ¯ kai ¯ le hen ¯ Heh ˇ le. Xiac` ` ı y` ˇ wo ˇ a. ´ ` q´ ı de sh´ ıhou j¯ ıngchang diao. Ride it around a bit and see how it is. There is a big hole here. Oh. the chain is loose. Your repair skills are really good! B: 呵呵 , 我 这 小 摊 开 了 很 久了 。 找我 的 都 是 回 头 客。下次要修车记得找我啊。 ˇ zhe ` xiaot ˇ an ˇ jiu ˇ wo ˇ de dou ¯ e. A: 嗯,现在没问题了。您修车的技术真好! ` ai ` mei ´ went´ ` ı le. ` x´ ˇ le ba. xianz ın xiu ıshu ` zhen ¯ che Wow. Nˇ ı kan. Nˇ ˇ ` kankan. A: 那 您 帮 我 补 一下 吧 。 还 有 , 链 条 也 松 了 , 骑 的 时候经常掉。 ˇ bˇ ` ba. your front tire is leaking air. ¯ j` ¯ sh` ı hu´ ıtouk` ao xiu ıde zhao ¯ che Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). lianti ` ao ´ yˇ ¯ ¯ n´ ¯ Na ın bang wo u y¯ ıxia e song le. Zhao ´ e. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` y` ang jiu ı q´ ı liangxi a ` hao That’s simple.

Next time your bike needs repairing. 3 .Heh heh. I’ve had this little stall for years. remember to come and see me. Key Vocabulary 轮胎 顺便 漏气 链条 调节 小摊 回头客 ¯ lunt ´ ai ` shunbi ` an ` ı louq` ` ao ´ lianti ´ e ´ tiaoji ˇ an ¯ xiaot ´ e hu´ ıtouk` tire while you to leak air chain to adjust stall return customer Supplementary Vocabulary 数量词 省略 ` shuli ı ` angc´ number word or measure word leave out. omit ˇ u ` shengl ¨e Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. All my business is return customers.

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Intermediate - Arriving in China on Business
A:

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师傅,你好。去展览馆。
ˇ Qu ˇ angu ˇ ˇ Sh¯ ıfu, nˇ ıhao. an. ` zhanl Hello, driver. Take me to the Exhibition Center.

B:

好的。咦,你的中文怎么说得这么标准?如果 光 听 你 说话 , 我 还 真 以为 你 是 中 国 人 呢 。 你 这 是在哪儿学的?
ˇ de. Y´ ´ zˇ ` ¯ ¯ de zheme ¯ Hao ı, nˇ ı de Zhongw en enme shuo biaoˇ guang ` wo ˇ hai ´ zhen ´ ¯ ¯ a, ¯ yˇ zhun? Rugu t¯ ıng nˇ ı shuohu ıwei ˇ ´ o ´ en ´ ne. Nˇ ` sh` ` nar ˇ xue ´ de? ¯ nˇ ı sh` ı Zhonggu or ı zhe ı zai All right. Wow, how come you speak Chinese so well? If I had just heard you speaking, I really would have thought you were Chinese! Where did you learn?

A:

加拿大。我是加拿大人。
´ a. ` Wˇ ´ ar ` en. ´ ¯ ad ¯ ad Jian o sh` ı Jian In Canada. I am Canadian.

B:

噢 ! 那 你 可 是 第 二个 大 山 了 。 对 了 , 大 山 你 听 说过吗?是你的老乡。
` nˇ ` ge Dash ` an ` an ¯ le. Du` ¯ nˇ O! Na ı kˇ e sh` ı d` ı er ıle, Dash ı ˇ ang. ¯ guo ma? Sh` ¯ t¯ ıngshuo ı nˇ ı de laoxi Whoa! Well, then you must be the second Dashan! Oh right, have you heard of Dashan before? He is your fellow countryman.

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当然,大山谁不知道啊。
´ dash ` an ´ b` ` a. ¯ ¯ shei ¯ Dangr an, u zh¯ ıdao Of course! Who doesn’t know Dashan?

B:

嗯 , 这 小 伙 子 真 不 赖 , 中 文 说 得 跟 中 国 人一 样 顺畅,一点儿洋腔洋调都听不出来。
´ zhe ` xiaohu ˇ ˇ zhen ` Zhongw ´ shuo ¯ b` ¯ ¯ de gen ¯ En, ozi ulai, en ´ en ´ y´ ` ˇ y´ ¯ ¯ Zhonggu or ıy` ang shunch ang, y¯ ıdianr angqiangy´ ang` ` dou ´ ¯ t¯ diao ıng b` uchul ¯ ai. Uh-huh. That young fellow is really not bad. He can speak Chinese as smoothly as a Chinese person can; you can’t hear any kind of a foreign accent.

A:

对啊!他大概是中国最有名的加拿大人了。 噢,还有白求恩。
` ai ` sh` ´ zu` ´ ar ` en ´ ¯ T¯ ¯ ¯ ad Du` ıa! a dag ı Zhonggu o ı yˇ oum´ ıng de jian ´ yˇ ´ u ¯ le. o, hai ou Baiqi ´ en. That’s right. He is probably the most famous Canadian in China. Oh, there was also Norman Bethune.

B:

其实你们都是中国人民的好朋友啊!你看上去 好像是来出差的?
´ renm´ ´ ˇ pengyou ´ ¯ sh` ¯ Q´ ısh´ ı nˇ ımen dou ı Zhonggu o ın de hao ` shangqu haoxi ˇ ang ` ´ chuch ¯ Nˇ ¯ de? a! ı kan sh` ı lai ¯ ai Actually, you are all good friends of China! You look as if you have come on a business trip?

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没错。我是来采购的。中国是世界上最好的 产 品 生 产 国 。 质 量 好 , 品 种 多 , 而 且价 格 也 便 宜。总之这里的机会太多啦!
´ o. ` Wˇ ´ caig ˇ ou ` de. Zhonggu ´ sh` ` ang ` ¯ Meicu o sh` ı lai o ı sh` ıjiesh ˇ de chanpˇ ˇ ın shengch ˇ ´ Zh` ` ˇ pˇ ¯ zu` ıhao angu o. ıliang hao, ınˇ ´ e ˇ jiag ` e ´ yˇ ´ ˇ ` ı de j¯ ¯ erqi zhong duo, e pianyi. Zongzh¯ ı zhelˇ ıhu` ı ` duo ¯ la! tai That’s right. I have come to do some sourcing. China is the best country in the world for manufactured goods. The quality is good, there is a lot of selection, and the prices are also cheap. To put it simply, there are just so many opportunities here!

B:

是啊,你从这儿把东西采购回去,肯定能赚 钱 。 我 有 一个 朋 友 , 是 从 欧 洲 来 中 国 采 购 瓷 器 的。现在他的生意做得可大了。
´ zher ` ba ˇ dongxi ˇ ou ` hu´ ´ ¯ nˇ ¯ Sh` ı a, ı cong caig ıqu, kˇ end` ıng neng ¯ ` an. ´ Wˇ ´ ´ ´ ¯ lai zhuanqi o yˇ ou y¯ ı ge pengyou, sh` ı cong Ouzh ou ´ caig ˇ ou ` c´ ` ai ` ta ` de ¯ ¯ de shengyi ¯ Zhonggu o ıq` ı de. Xianz zuo ` le. kˇ e da Yeah. If you source things from here and send them back, you will definitely make money. I have a friend, who came to China from Europe to source porcelain dishes. Now his business is really big.

A:

嗯 , 希 望 我 也 能 像 他一 样 成 功 。 所 以一下 飞 机 就先去展览馆看看。
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´ x¯ ˇ yˇ ´ xiang ` ta ´ ˇ ¯ y´ ¯ En, ıw` ang wo e neng ıy` ang chengg ong. Suo` f¯ ˇ angu ˇ ˇ kankan. ` ¯ qu yˇ ı y¯ ı xia eij¯ ı jiu an ` xian ` zhanl Uh-huh. I hope that I can succeed like he did. That’s why after just getting off the plane I’m already going straight to the Exhibition Center.

B:

你这么努力,肯定行!好好干吧!
` ˇ ao ` ba! ¯ gan Nˇ ı zheme nul` end` ıng x´ ıng! Haoh ˇ ı, kˇ You’re so hard-working, you definitely will. Go get ’em!

Key Vocabulary

光 以为 赖 顺畅 洋腔洋调 出差 采购

¯ guang ´ yˇ ıwei ` lai ` shunch ang ` ¯ y´ angqiangy´ ang` diao ¯ chuch ¯ ai ˇ ou ` caig

only to think that bad smooth foreign accent

to go on a business trip to purchase

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品种 瓷器 生意 展览馆 大山 白求恩

ˇ pˇ ınzhong c´ ıq` ı ¯ shengyi ˇ angu ˇ ˇ zhanl an ` an ¯ dash ´ u ¯ Baiqi ´ en

variety porcelain; china business; trade exhibition hall Dashan Bethune

Supplementary Vocabulary

跨国采购 语气词 惊讶 好奇 地道 佩服 一模一样

` o ´ caig ˇ ou ` kuagu yuq` ı ˇ ıc´ j¯ ıngy` a ` ı haoq´ d` ıdao ` peifu y¯ ımuy¯ ang ´ ıy`

international sourcing mood,modal particle amazed, astounded curious authentic admire exactly alike

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Intermediate - Scheming Girls
A:

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哟,陈静,越来越漂亮啦!不会是谈恋爱了 吧!
´ J` ` aiyu ´ e ` piaoliang ` ´ an ` ai ` Y¯ o, Chen ıng, yuel la! Buhu` ı tanli ` ı sh` le ba! Wow, Chen Jing, you are getting prettier and prettier! You’re not seeing someone, are you?

B:

菲菲,你老是乱说!哎,新工作怎么样?
¯ x¯ ˇ ` ` zˇ ¯ Ai, ¯ F¯ eif¯ ei, nˇ ı laoshi luanshu o! ın gongzu o enmey` ang? Feifei, you’re always talking nonsense! Hey, how is your new job?

A:

老一套呗。不过,和新同事相处得倒不错。
ˇ ıtao ` bei. Bugu ` he ´ x¯ ´ ` b` ¯ Laoy¯ ın tongsh` ı xiangch u u` o, ˇ de dao ` cuo. The same old thing. But I actually get along with my new co-workers pretty well.

B:

噢!看来,你一定是看上谁了!对了,你现在 在哪家公司?
` ` ´ le! Du` ` ai ` O! Kanlai, nˇ ı y¯ ıd` ıng sh` ı kanshang shei ıle, nˇ ı xianz ` na ˇ jia ¯ gongs¯ ¯ zai ı? Oh, it looks like you must be interested in someone! Oh right, which company are you at now?

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A:

自己看名片吧。
` m´ ` ba. Z` ıjˇ ı kan ıngpian You can see for yourself on my business card.

B:

不 会 吧 ? 这 么 巧 ! 和 丽丽 的 男 朋 友 一 家 公 司 。 你认识张亮吗?
` ˇ ´ L` ´ engyou ´ ¯ Buhu` qiao! He ıli de nanp y¯ ı jia ` ı ba? Zheme ` ` ¯ ¯ gongs¯ ı. Nˇ ı renshi Zhang Liang ma? No way! What a coincidence! It’s the same company as Lili’s boyfriend. Do you know Zhang Liang?

A:

啊 ? 张 亮 ? 你 说 张 亮 和 丽丽 是 一 对 ! 哪 有 这 么 巧啊!哎,这年头好男人都被人挑光了。
¯ Zhang ` ` ´ L` ¯ ¯ Zhang ¯ A? Liang? Nˇ ı shuo Liang he ıli sh` ı y¯ ıdu` ı! ¯ zhe ˇ ou zheme ` ˇ a! ` niantou ´ ˇ nanr ´ en ´ dou ` ¯ Ai, ¯ bei Nayˇ qiao hao ´ tiao ¯ guang ¯ ren le. Huh? Zhang Liang? You’re saying Zhang Liang and Lili are a couple? This is such a coincidence! (sigh) Nowadays all the good men have been taken.

B:

好男人?你觉得他哪里好?
ˇ nanr ´ en? ´ ´ ˇ hao? ˇ ¯ nali Hao Nˇ ı juede ta Good men? What do you think is good about him?

A:

人不 错 , 有 才 华 , 而 且也 挺 帅 的 。 总 之 , 各 方 面条件都不错。丽丽真有眼光啊。

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´ b´ ` yˇ ´ a, ´ erqi ´ e ˇ yˇ ` de. Zongzh¯ ˇ Ren ucuo, ou caihu e tˇ ıng shuai ı, ` angmian ` tiaoji ´ an ` dou ` L` ¯ b´ ¯ yˇ ¯ gef¯ ucuo. ıli zhen ou yˇ anguang ¯ a. He’s a good person; talented and pretty good looking. Overall, in every aspect he’s pretty good. Lili really has good taste.

B:

哟 , 怎 么了 ? 羡 慕 了 ? 你 好 像 对 他 挺 有 意 思 的 嘛。要不要约他吃顿饭,喝杯东西啊?
` u ˇ ang ` du` ¯ tˇ Y¯ o, zˇ enmele? Xianm ı haoxi ı ta ıng yˇ ou y` ısi ` le? Nˇ ¯ ta ¯ ch¯ ¯ bei ¯ dongxi ¯ ¯ de ma. Y` ao bu y` ao yue ı dun an, he a? ` f` What? Are you envious? You seem quite interested in him. Would you want to ask him out for a meal, or to go out for a drink?

A:

这怎么行?他不是你最好的朋友的男朋友吗?
` zˇ ˇ de pengyou ´ Zhe enme x´ ıng? T¯ a b` u sh` ı nˇ ı zu` ıhao de ´ engyou ´ nanp ma? How could I do that? Isn’t he your best friend’s boyfriend?

B:

有 什么不 行 ? 他们 又 没 结 婚 。 再 说 , 丽丽 和 张 亮还不一定有结果呢!
´ ´ jieh ´ un. ` ¯ L` Yˇ ou shenme b` ux´ ıng? T¯ amen y` ou mei o, ıli ¯ Zaishu ´ Zhang ` ´ b` ´ o ˇ ne! ¯ he Liang hai uy¯ ıd` ıng yˇ ou jiegu What’s wrong with that? It’s not like they’re married. Besides, Lili and Zhang Liang might not work out in the end anyways.

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Key Vocabulary

乱说 老一套 相处 才华 帅 眼光 羡慕

` ¯ luanshu o ˇ ıtao ` laoy¯ ¯ xiangch u ˇ ´ a ´ caihu ` shuai ¯ anguang yˇ ` u xianm `

to talk nonsense the same old thing to get along with talent handsome good taste to envy

Supplementary Vocabulary

背后 惊讶 交谈 永远一样 平淡

` ou ` beih j¯ ıngy` a ´ ¯ an jiaot ˇ y¯ ongyuan ıy` ang yˇ ` p´ ıngdan

behind; at the back surprise chat always the same ordinary
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热情 沟通 改变 转折 突出 时代 挑选 悲观 素质 涵养 鉴别 拒绝

` ıng req´ ¯ ong ¯ gout ˇ an ` gaibi ˇ ´ zhuanzh e tuch ¯ u ¯ ` sh´ ıdai ˇ ¯ tiaoxu an ¯ an ¯ beigu suzh` ` ı ´ ang hanyˇ

enthusiastic communicate change turn in the course of events give prominence to; stress times; era choose pessimistic quality ability to be kind etc. under all circumstances distinguish refuse

` e ´ jianbi ´ juju ` e

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Intermediate - Sheep, Wolves, and Fruit: a Riddle
(C0418)

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草原上来了一群羊。猜一种水果——草莓。
ˇ ´ shang ` lai ´ le y¯ ˇ shuˇ ˇ— ¯ y¯ Caoyu an ı qun ang. Cai ızhong ıguo ´ y´ ˇ ´ —caom ei. A flock of sheep came to a field. Guess the fruit. (strawberry)

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草原上又来了一群狼。猜一种水果——杨梅。
ˇ ´ shang ` ´ le y¯ ´ ˇ ¯ y¯ Caoyu an y` ou lai ı qun Cai ızhong shuˇ ı´ lang. ˇ ——y´ ´ guo angmei. Then a pack of wolves came to the field. Guess the fruit. (red bayberry)

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草 原 上 来 了一 群 狼 , 没 吃 羊 。 猜 一 种 海洋 生 物 ——虾。
ˇ ´ shang ` ´ le y¯ ´ ´ ch¯ ¯ y¯ Caoyu an lai ı qun mei ı y´ ang. Cai ı´ lang, ˇ ˇ ang shengw ¯ ¯ zhong haiy´ u ` ——xia. A pack of wolves came to the field, but they didn’t eat the sheep. Guess the marine animal. (shrimp)

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草原上来了狼,羊惊叫,狼还是没吃羊。猜一 种海洋生物——龙虾。
ˇ ´ shang ` lai ´ le lang, ´ ` lang ´ hai ´ sh` ´ Caoyu an y´ ang j¯ ıngjiao, ı mei ˇ ˇ ang shengw ´ ¯ y¯ ¯ ¯ ch¯ ı y´ ang. Cai ızhong haiy´ u a. ` ——longxi

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The wolves came to the field, the sheep bleated in fear; the wolves still didn’t eat the sheep. Guess the marine animal. (lobster)

Key Vocabulary

草原 一群 羊 猜 一种 水果 草莓 狼 杨梅 海洋生物 虾

ˇ ´ caoyu an y¯ ıqun ´ y´ ang ¯ cai ˇ y¯ ızhong ˇ shuˇ ıguo ˇ ´ caom ei ´ lang ´ y´ angmei ˇ ang sheng¯ haiy´ wu ` ¯ xia

field a flock of sheep to guess a type of fruit strawberry wolf red bayberry marine animal

shrimp

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惊叫 龙虾

` j¯ ıngjiao ´ ¯ longxi a

to bleat in fear lobster

Supplementary Vocabulary

谜语 谜底 同音词 多汁 转弯 至少 多一倍

m´ ıyu ˇ m´ ıdˇ ı ´ tongy¯ ınc´ ı ¯ ı duozh¯ ˇ an zhuanw¯ ˇ zh` ıshao ` ¯ ıbei duoy¯

riddle answer to a riddle homonym juicy turn around at least to be double

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Intermediate - Attending a Trade Show
A:

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您好,欢迎参加国际工具交易会。这是我们公 司的产品目录。
ˇ huany´ ´ ı gongj ` sh` ¯ ıng canji ¯ a ¯ guoj` ¯ u ¯ ıhu` N´ ınhao, ı. Zhe ı ` jiaoy` ˇ ˇ ın mul ¯ women gongs¯ ı de chanpˇ ` u. ` Hello! Welcome to the International Tool Trade Show. This is our company catalog.

B:

谢谢!你们公司是做什么产品的?
` ` shenme ´ ˇ ın de? ¯ Xiexie! Nˇ ımen gongs¯ ı sh` ı zuo chanpˇ Thank you. What kind of products does your company produce?

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我 们 公 司 专 门 生 产 各 种 类 型 的 工 具 , 而 且产 品 性价比也非常高。
´ shengch ˇ gezh ` ong ˇ leix´ ` ıng de ¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ omen gongs¯ ı zhuanm en an ´ e ˇ chanpˇ ˇ ın x` ` ı yˇ ´ ¯ u, ¯ gongj ıngjiabˇ e f¯ eichang gao. ` erqi Our company specializes in producing various types of tools. Furthermore, our products are a great value for the money.

B:

有小型工具吗?比如锤子什么的。
ˇ ıng gongj ´ ¯ u Yˇ ou xiaox´ ıru ızi shenme de. ` ma? Bˇ ´ chu´ Do you have small-sized tools? For example hammers, that type of thing?

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当然,您可以跟我来这边看一下。
´ n´ ˇ lai ´ zhebi ` an ` y¯ ` ¯ ¯ wo ¯ kan Dangr an, ın kˇ eyˇ ı gen ıxia. Of course. You can come over here with me and take a look.

B:

嗯 , 不 错 , 不 错 。 你 们产 品 的 种 类 很 齐 全 啊 ! 质量也不错!
´ b` ` b` ` Nˇ ˇ ın de zhongl ˇ ei ` hen ˇ q´ ucuo. ımen chanpˇ ıEn, ucuo, ´ a! ` ` ¯ Zh` quan ıliang yˇ e b` ucuo! Hmm. Not bad, not bad. You have a very wide selection of products. The quality is pretty good, too.

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先生您真有眼光。其实我们的产品出口到很多 国家。请问您是哪国人?不知道有没有听说过 我们公司的产品?
ˇ ¯ ¯ yˇ ¯ Xiansheng n´ ın zhen ou yˇ anguang. Q´ ısh´ ı women de ˇ ın chukˇ ` hen ˇ duo ´ a. ` n´ ¯ guoji ¯ Qˇ chanpˇ ıng wen ın sh` ı ¯ ou dao ˇ guo ´ ren? ´ ` yˇ ´ ou t¯ ˇ ¯ guo women na Bu ıdao ou meiyˇ ıngshuo ` zh¯ ˇ ın? ¯ gongs¯ ı de chanpˇ Sir you have very good taste. Actually, we export our products to a lot of countries. May I ask what country you are from? I’m not sure if you have ever heard of our company’s products before.

B:

我是加拿大人。你们这个牌子我好像听过。
´ ar ` en. ´ Nˇ ` ´ wo ˇ haoxi ˇ ang ` ¯ ad Wˇ o sh` ı Jian ımen zhege paizi t¯ ıng ` guo.

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I am Canadian. It seems to me that I have heard of this brand before.

A:

听过那就最好了。我们这儿的加拿大客户也很 多。您尽管放心吧,我们的质量和价格肯定是 最好的。
` na ˇ le. Wˇ ` de Jian ´ a ` k` ¯ jiu ¯ ad T¯ ıng guo ıhao omen zher ehu ` zu` ` ˇ duo. ˇ f` ˇ ` ¯ N´ yˇ e hen ın jˇ ınguan angx¯ ın ba, women de zh` ıliang ´ jiag ` e ´ kˇ ˇ de. he end` ıng sh` ı zu` ıhao That’s great that you’ve heard of it. We also have a lot of Canadian customers. You can rest assured, our quality and prices are definitely the best.

B:

希望如此。对了,你们有具体的产品介绍手册 和报价单吗?
ˇ ın jiesh ` ao ` X¯ ıw` ang rucˇ ıle, nˇ ımen yˇ ou jutˇ ´ ı. Du` ` ı de chanpˇ ˇ e ` he ´ baoji ` ad ` an ¯ ma? shouc I hope that’s the case. Oh yes, do you have a product introduction brochure for specific products and quote sheets?

A:

有啊,在这里。另外,这是我的名片。我再给 您 一 张 我 们 销 售 经 理 的 名 片 。 您 有 什么 问 题 , 尽管联系我们。
` zhelˇ ` ı. L` ` sh` ˇ de m´ ` ¯ zai Yˇ ou a, ıngw` ai, zhe ı wo ıngpian. Wˇ o ` gei ˇ n´ ˇ ` ınglˇ ` ¯ ¯ zai ın y¯ ı zhang women xiaosh ouj¯ ı de m´ ıngpian. ´ ` ı, jˇ ˇ lianx` ´ ı women. ˇ N´ ın yˇ ou shenme went´ ınguan

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Yes, right here. Also, here is my business card. I’ll give you our marketing manager’s business card too. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

B:

好 的 。 我 跟 公 司 商 量 了以 后 , 会 尽 快 联 系 你 们 的。
ˇ de. Wˇ ` hu` ` ¯ gongs¯ ¯ ¯ Hao o gen ı shangliang le yˇ ıhou, ı j` ınkuai ´ ı nˇ lianx` ımen de. All right. Once I go back and discuss this, I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

A:

谢谢您,那我们就期待与您的合作了。
` ` women ˇ ` yu ´ o ` le. Xiexie n´ ın, na jiu ıdai ın de hezu ` q¯ ˇ n´ Thank you. We are looking forward to working with you.

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工具 交易会 目录 专门 类型

¯ u gongj ` ¯ ıhu` jiaoy` ı mul `u ` ´ ¯ zhuanm en ` ıng leix´

tool trade show catalog specially type

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got in the last Olympics? B: 35块。 ` ¯ Sansh´ ıwu ˇ kuai. They came in second. didn’t they? B: 没错。不过银牌和铜牌比俄罗斯少。 ´ os¯ ´ o. But they got less silver and bronze medals than Russia did. A: 我记得中国拿了32块,排在第二,是不是啊? ´ na ´ le sansh´ ` kuai. 35. ` tamen ` ´ le duoshao ` j¯ ´ y¯ ¯ ¯ Na y´ ıgong na kuai ınpai a? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ı ¯ bu sh` ı a? I remember that China got 32. ` Bugu ` y´ ´ he ´ tongp ´ ´ bˇ ´ ı shao.Olympic Medals A: (C0424) 你还记得上届奥运会美国拿了多少块金牌? ´ j` ` ` aoy ` unhu` ˇ o ´ na ´ le duoshao ` ¯ Nˇ ı hai ıde shangji e ı Meigu kuai ` ´ j¯ ınpai? Do you remember how many gold medals the U. ` pai ´ zai ` d` ` sh` ¯ ¯ Wˇ o j` ıde Zhonggu o ıer ıer. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . ˇ Meicu ınpai ai ı Elu ` o That’s right.S. 1 . A: 大 家 都 说 跳 水 是 中 国 队 的 强 项 。 那 他们一 共 拿 了多少块金牌呀? ` a ` ´ du` ´ ` ¯ ¯ dou ¯ shuo ¯ tiaoshuˇ Daji ı sh` ı Zhonggu o ı de qiangxi ang.

In the last Olympics. A: 上 届 的 奥 运 会 中 国 队 在 田 径 上也 取 得 了 很 好 的 成 绩 。 一 名 中 国 选 手 还 打 破 了 欧 美 人一 直 垄 断 的奥运男子110米栏的记录,实现了零的突破。 ` ` de aoy ` unhu` ´ du` ` tianj` ´ ıng shang ` yˇ ¯ Shangji e ı Zhonggu o ı zai e ` ´ le hen ˇ hao ˇ de chengj` ´ ı. ´ Xiang. Y¯ ´ xuansh ˇ ˇ ¯ qud ı m´ ıng Zhonggu o ou ˇ e ¯ ´ dap ˇ o ` le Oum ˇ ren ´ y¯ ˇ ` de aoy ` un ´ ı y¯ hai ei ızh´ ı longdu an ı` nanzˇ ˇ ısh´ ´ de j` ` le l´ ` baiy¯ ı mˇ ı lan ılu. Haoxi sh` ı liu ` kuai I think it was six. So. ı Liu Aoy ı jiesh ıhou. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 我知道,那是刘翔。奥运会结束以后,刘翔又 在 一些 国 际 比 赛 中 拿 了 很 多 冠军 。 现 在 他 可 是 很多中国人的偶像呢。 ` unhu` ` na ` sh` ´ ´ u ` Liu Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao. achieving a real breakthrough. One of the Chinese competitors even broke the record long dominated by the Europeans and Americans in the men’s 110 meter hurdles. e sh` ı hen or ¯ Xianz ne.Everyone says that diving is the Chinese team’s strength. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` ` yˇ ´ ´ y` ` y¯ ´ ı bˇ ` zhong ´ le hen ˇ duo ` ¯ guoj` ¯ na ¯ guanXiang ou zai ıxie ısai ` ai ` ta ˇ duo ´ en ´ de ouxi ˇ ang ` ¯ kˇ ¯ zhonggu ¯ jun. how many gold medals did they get altogether? B: 好像是6块吧。 ˇ ang ` ` ba. the Chinese team also had a lot of success in track and field. 2 . ıxian ıng de tup ` sh´ ¯ o.

Key Vocabulary 奥运会 金牌 排 银牌 铜牌 ` unhu` Aoy ı ` ´ j¯ ınpai ´ pai ´ y´ ınpai ´ ´ tongp ai Olympic Games gold medal to place silver medal bronze medal Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). in other international competitions Liu Xiang again went on to win quite a few victories. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. sh` ı bu sh` ı yˇ ou y¯ ı ge yund an ` ongyu ` kuai ´ j¯ ınpai? By the way. that was Liu Xiang. he was an American swimmer.I know. 3 . wasn’t there one athlete who got 6 gold medals? B: 是啊,他是美国的游泳运动员。 ˇ o ´ de y´ ` ´ ¯ ta ¯ sh` Sh` ı a. ı Meigu ouyˇ ong yund an. ` ongyu Yeah. A: 对了,是不是有一个运动员拿了6块金牌? ` ´ na ´ le liu ` Du` ıle. After the Olympic Games were over. He is now the idol of a lot of Chinese people.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).跳水 强项 田径 选手 打破 垄断 110米栏 记录 突破 偶像 ` tiaoshuˇ ı ´ ` qiangxi ang ´ ıng tianj` ˇ ˇ xuansh ou ˇ o ` dap ˇ ` longdu an ˇ ısh´ ´ y¯ ıbaiy¯ ı mˇ ı lan j` ılu ` ` tup ¯ o ˇ ang ` ouxi diving strength track and field athlete to break to monopolize 110 meter hurdles record breakthrough idol Supplementary Vocabulary 奥运系列 世界杯 世博会 固定 ` un ` Aoy ılie ` x` ` ei ¯ sh` ıjieb ´ ı sh` ıbohu` gud` ` ıng Olympics series World Cup World Fair fixed c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .

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working for other people. Me too. I have to work overtime again. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ banfˇ ` a a! ¯ ¯ Ai! mei Oh well. when will you eat dinner? Why don’t we go eat together? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 我 也 是 。 最 近 工 作 实 在 太多 了 , 天天 都 要 忙 到 这么晚。 ` sh´ ` tai ` duo ¯ ¯ le. it’s so late and you still aren’t leaving? B: 是啊,又要加班。 ¯ y` ¯ an.. ¯ Sh` ı a. ou y` ao jiab Yeah. B: 哎!给人打工,没办法啊! ¯ Gei ˇ ren ´ dag ˇ ong. Lately there is just way too much work. Zu` ıj` ın gongzu o ızai ´ ` zheme ` y` ao mang dao wˇ an.. We have to work so late every day.Intermediate . tianti ¯ an ¯ dou ¯ Wˇ o yˇ e sh` ı. ` ch¯ So.The Come-on A: (C0427) 张亮,这么晚还不走? ` ` ´ b` ¯ Zhang Liang. what can you do? A: 那你什么时候吃晚饭?我们一起去吃吧。 ` nˇ ´ ` ch¯ Na ı shenme sh´ ıhou ı wˇ anf` an? Wˇ omen y¯ ıqˇ ı qu ı ba. zheme wˇ an hai u zˇ ou? Zhang Liang. 1 .

¯ le. ` duan ` sh´ ` zheme ` ¯ Zhe ¯ gongzu ¯ Hao ıjian o x¯ ınku. I didn’t know you were also so considerate. Mei ´ xiangd ˇ ` nˇ ´ zhen ` nˇ ¯ tˇ ¯ zuo Su´ ıbian ı hao ao ı hai ıtie. ¯ nar ` zhao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). What would you like to eat? A: 随 便你 好 了 。 没 想 到 你 还 真 体 贴 , 做 你 的 女 朋 友一定幸福死了。 ` nˇ ˇ le. Hai o juede z` ıjˇ ı mei tebi Oh. ıd` ıng ˇ y¯ ˇ y¯ ˇ Nˇ ˇ ´ y` ao ch¯ ı de hao ıdian. 2 . Wˇ ` ın. For this stretch we’ve been working so hard. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 你太谦虚了。我看你不但幽默、体贴,还很 有责任心。像你这样的好男人现在上哪儿去找 啊。 ` qianx ` nˇ ` y¯ ` tˇ ´ hen ˇ ¯ u ¯ hai Nˇ ı tai o kan ı b` udan oumo. ı xiang ch¯ ı shenme? Sure. Wˇ ´ ´ shenme ´ ` e ´ de. we definitely should eat something good. ıtie. I’m not that great. ı ˇ ´ de nup u y¯ ıd` ıng x` ıngfu ı le. I don’t think I’m anything special. Xiang ` ` angde hao ˇ nanr ´ en ´ xianz ` ai ` yˇ ou z´ erenx¯ nˇ ı zhey` ˇ qu ˇ a. ¨ engyou ´ sˇ Whatever you’d like is fine. It would be so wonderful to be your girlfriend.B: 好啊。这段时间工作这么辛苦,一定要吃得好 一点。你想吃什么? ˇ a. B: 还好吧。我觉得自己没什么特别的。 ´ hao ˇ ba.

B: 你说得对。只不过能这样想的人越来越少了。 ` neng ´ ` ang xiang ˇ ´ ¯ de du` Nˇ ı shuo ı. Li Fei. you’re too humble. where can a girl find a good man like you? B: 啊哟,李菲,我真得谢谢你的夸奖了。 ¯ o. I really have to thank you for your praise. A: 我是认真的。如果我有像你这样的男朋友, 一 定 会 好好 珍 惜 的 。 我 觉 得 现 在 的 人 太 注 重金 钱和物质了,其实彼此之间的感情才是最重要 的。 ` ˇ wo ˇ yˇ ` ` ang¯ de. Nowadays. yuel You’re right. I think nowadays people place too much importance on money and material things. wo nˇ ı de kuaji le. I’m serious. q´ ˇ ıng cai ´ sh` ` ¯ de ganq´ zh¯ ıjian ı zu` ı zhongy` ao de.Oh. It’s just that there are fewer and fewer people who think like that. Actually. what is important is how two people feel about each other. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zhˇ ı b` uguo zhey` de ren ` aiyu ´ e ` shao ˇ le. Wˇ de nanp y¯ ıd` ıng hu` ı haoh o juede ` ai ` de ren ´ tai ` zhuzh ` j¯ ´ he ´ wuzh` xianz ınqian ısh´ ı bˇ ıcˇ ı ` ong ` ı le. Rugu Wˇ o sh` ı renzh en ou xiang nˇ ı zhey` ´ o ´ engyou. ´ ˇ ao ´ ¯ zhenx¯ ¯ ı de. 3 . If I had a boyfriend like you. Lˇ ˇ zhen ˇ xiexie ` ˇ ¯ dei ¯ ang Ay¯ ı F¯ ei. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). but also very responsible. I would definitely not take him for granted. Wow. I think you’re not only funny and considerate.

A: 那是你没注意,其实你身边就有。 ` sh` ´ zhuy` ¯ an ¯ jiu Na ı nˇ ı mei ısh´ ı nˇ ı shenbi ou. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Key Vocabulary 加班 实在 天天 打工 随便 没想到 体贴 谦虚 幽默 责任心 这样的 ¯ an ¯ jiab ` sh´ ızai ¯ an ¯ tianti ˇ ong ¯ dag ` su´ ıbian ´ xiangd ˇ ` mei ao ¯ tˇ ıtie ¯ u qianx ¯ ` y¯ oumo ` ın z´ erenx¯ ` angde zhey` to work overtime honestly every day to work to be up to to not realize considerate modest humourous sense of responsibility this kind of c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ı. 4 . there is someone like that right here beside you. q´ ` yˇ That’s because you haven’t taken note—in fact.

5 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).夸奖 珍惜 注重 彼此 ˇ ¯ ang kuaji ¯ ı zhenx¯ ` zhuzh ` ong bˇ ıcˇ ı excessive praise to cherish to place importance on each other Supplementary Vocabulary 含蓄 工作量 平凡 心思 奖赏 明显地 特质 品质 肉麻 强调 ´ u hanx ` ` ang ` ¯ gongzu oli p´ ıngf´ an x¯ ınsi ˇ ˇ jiangsh ang ˇ de m´ ıngxian ` ı tezh` pˇ ınzh` ı ` ´ roum a ´ ` qiangdi ao connotation workload commonplace thought guerdon expressly quality quality disgusting. nauseating to emphasize c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Intermediate . wo ˇ yˇ ` ˇ ` zhe ` b` ` ˇ Hao e zheng xiang kan u ne. Last time I bought a pirated DVD the picture was too fuzzy. Shangc` ı mai ` an ˇ die. OK. ´ huami ` an ` tai ` mohu ´ le. It was so bad that I couldn’t even watch it.Watching a DVD A: (C0432) 你想看哪张碟? ˇ ` na ˇ zhang ´ ¯ Nˇ ı xiang kan Die? Which DVD would you like to watch? B: 看《越狱》吧。 ` yuey ` u Kan ` ba. the one you bought this time isn’t also a pirated one then. Let’s watch ”Prison Break. hai ` de wo ˇ sh´ ¯ daob le zhang ı` kan ` b` ` zai u xiaqu.” A: 好的,我也正想看这部呢。上次买了张盗版 碟,画面太模糊了,害得我实在看不下去。 ˇ de. is it? A: 放 心 吧 , 这 次 买 的 绝 对 是 正 版 的 。 有 了上 次 的 教训我还敢买盗版的吗?虽然正版的比较贵, 但质量绝对是可靠的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 1 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I was just thinking I’d like to watch that too. B: 那这次你买的不会也是盗版的吧? ` zhec` ` ı nˇ ˇ de b` ` an ˇ de ba? Na ı mai uhu` ı yˇ e sh` ı daob So.

the quality is absolutely reliable. kuai ` kai¯ ¯ a ¯ Hao ı bie u ` zhe shuohu shˇ ı f` ang ba. Don’t just go on and on talking hurry up and start it. are there subtitles? A: 卖碟的说有。啊,出来了。 ¯ chulai ` die ´ de shuo ¯ yˇ Mai ou. Neng ´ ´ ` ın y¯ ` Zhelˇ b` uneng kuaij` ıxia? I’ve seen this part before. there they are. do you think I would dare buy a pirated copy again? Although official copies are more expensive.` ı mai ˇ de juedu` ´ ı sh` ` ˇ de. The person selling it said there are. yˇ ou z` ımu ` ma? All right. Can you fast forward it a bit? A: 不行,我好像还没看过。 ˇ haoxi ˇ ang ` ´ mei ´ kan ` guo. Don’t worry. Yˇ F` angx¯ ın ba. Du` ıle. The one I bought this time is definitely legit. B: 这里看过了。能不能快进一下? ` ı kan ` guo ` le. Oh. wo No way. I don’t think I’ve seen it yet. ¯ le. Nˇ ´ guangg ` le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). zhec` ı zhengb an ou le ` ` ˇ hai ´ gan ˇ mai ˇ daob ` an ˇ de ma? Su¯ shangc` ı de jiaoxun wo ı´ zhengb ` ˇ de bˇ ` gu` ` zh` ` juedu` ´ ı sh` ` ran an ıjiao ı. A. After learning my lesson last time. B: 好了,好了。你别光顾着说话了,快开始放 吧。对了,有字幕吗? ˇ le. hao ˇ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` Bux´ hai ` ıng. all right. dan ıliang ı kˇ ekao de. 2 . Ah.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Key Vocabulary 张 碟 越狱 正 部 盗版碟 画面 模糊 害得 实在 看不下去 绝对 正版 ¯ zhang ´ Die ` u yuey ` ` zheng b` u ` an ˇ die ´ daob ` an ` huami ´ mohu ` haide ` sh´ ızai ` ` kanbuxi aqu ´ ı juedu` ` ˇ zhengb an / DVD prison break just now / pirated DVD picture fuzzy to cause really can’t continue on absolutely legal copy Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 3 .

教训 敢 质量 可靠 光 顾 放 字幕 快进 ` jiaoxun ˇ gan ` zh` ıliang ` kˇ ekao ¯ guang gu ` f` ang z` ımu ` ` ın kuaij` lesson to dare quality reliable only to play subtitles fast forward Supplementary Vocabulary 剧情 主演 导演 老套 结局 juq´ ` ıng zhuyˇ ˇ an ˇ an daoyˇ ˇ ao ` laot ´u jiej ´ plot to star in director old things conclusion c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 .

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Yˇ uy¯ ın: du` ıbuqˇ ı. ` zh¯ ˇ da ˇ ge dianhu ` ` wenwen ` ¯ ba. wo a ta I wonder what time Zhang Liang is working overtime until today..” A: 奇 怪 ! 手 机 关 机 。 再 打 个 到 他 的 办 公 室 试试 。 (拨号音)喂,张亮吗? ` Shouj¯ ˇ ı guanj¯ ` da ˇ ge dao ` ta ` ongsh` ¯ ı. (sound of numbers dialing) Hello. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version)..Qˇ ¯ Hah ıng wen Ha ha ha…Who is this? A: 啊?噢,我找张亮。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zai ¯ de bang ¯ Q´ ıguai! ı ` y¯ ` Zhang ` ¯ ao ¯ sh` ıshi. Why don’t I give him a call and ask him.Intermediate . 1 .. ( boh ın) wei. Liang ma? Strange! His phone is switched off.The Other Woman A: (C0442) 不 知 道 张 亮今 天 加 班 到 几 点 。 要 不 , 我打 个 电 话问问他吧。 ` Zhang ` ` jˇ ˇ Y` ¯ ¯ jiab ¯ an ¯ dao Bu ıdao Liang j¯ ıntian ı dian. n´ ın suo a ı guanj¯ (Recording): ”Sorry. aob` u. the telephone you have dialed is switched off. Zhang Liang? B: 哈哈哈……请问哪位? ` nei ˇ wei? ` ¯ ah ¯ a. : 语音:对不起,您所拨打的电话已关机。 ˇ bod ˇ de dianhu ` ` yˇ ¯ a ¯ ı. I’ll try giving him a call at his office...

So it’s because you’re busy working overtime together with your female co-worker. My cell phone battery died. don’t misunderstand. Huh? Uh. 2 . telephone. bang tongsh` ı zai Lili.¯ o. Zhang Liang. dianhu a. Oh. Hello. There are a bunch of us all working overtime together. Wˇ ` L` ıli. C: 喂。 W` ei. B: 哦。张亮,电话,快点。 ` ` ` kuai ` dianr. ¯ Wˇ tongsh` ı y¯ ıkuair o sh` ı bu sh` ı dar ımen de ´ sh´ ¯ s¯ ıren ıjian? No wonder you didn’t turn on your cell phone. Am I interrupting your private time together? C: 丽丽 , 你 别 误 会 。 我 的 手 机 没 电 了 。 我 们一 大 帮同事在加班呢。 ´ wuhu` ˇ ı mei ´ dian ` le. A: 怪 不 得 你 不 开 手 机 。 原 来 是 忙 着 跟 女 同 事一 块 儿加班。我是不是打扰了你们的私人时间? ˇ ` ˇ ı. ˇ ¯ O. wo ˇ zhao ˇ Zhang ` ¯ A? Liang. nˇ ı bie o de shouj¯ omen y¯ ı da ` ı. I’m looking for Zhang Liang. Hurry. Zhang Liang. Wˇ ´ ` jiab ¯ ¯ an ¯ ne. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yuanl ´ ai ´ sh` ´ ¯ shouj¯ ¯ nu Guaibude nˇ ı b` u kai ı mangzhe gen ¨ ´ ` jiab ˇ ao ˇ le nˇ ¯ an.

hello? (dials number) : 语音:对不起,您所拨打的电话已关机。 ˇ bod ˇ de dianhu ` ` yˇ ¯ a ¯ ı. Nˇ ´ en ´ dou ¯ y¯ Suanle. n´ ın suo a ı guanj¯ (Recording): ”Sorry...” Key Vocabulary 拨打 关机 怪不得 打扰 ˇ ¯ a bod ¯ ı guanj¯ ` guaibude ˇ ao ˇ dar to dial to turn off no wonder disturb c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Yˇ uy¯ ın: du` ıbuqˇ ı.. You men are all alike. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Stop explaining. listen to me…Hello. (hangs up the phone) C: 丽丽,你听我说……喂,喂!(拨电话) ˇ shuo. nˇ ı bie ımen nanr ıgey` ang.W` ` ( bo ` ` ¯ ¯ dianhu L` ıli. nˇ ı t¯ ıng wo ei. wei! a) Lili. the telephone you have dialed is switched off. ( ` dianhu ` ` gua a) Forget it..A: 算 了 , 你 别 解 释 了 。 你 们 男 人 都 一个 样 。 ( 挂 电话) ` ´ jiesh` ˇ ı le. 3 ..

explanation the same. alike ` ang ¯ y¯ ıdab ˇ ı jiesh` y¯ ı ge y` ang Supplementary Vocabulary 第三者 精彩 停顿 思考 录音 机器 关掉 ˇ ¯ zhe d` ısan ˇ j¯ ıngcai t´ ıngdun ` ˇ s¯ ıkao luy¯ ` ın j¯ ıq` ı ` ¯ ao guandi the other man or woman splendid. to have no electricity a big group (of people) to explain. stop ponder over. think deeply audio recording machine turn off Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).私人 误会 没电 一大帮 解释 一个样 ´ s¯ ıren wuhu` ` ı ´ an ` meidi private to misunderstand to have a dead battery. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 . wonderful pause.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.truth serious criticize indicate refer in particular to quarrel cliche fresh battery charger Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).架构 真相 严重 指责 表明 特指 争吵 老套 新鲜 充电器 ` ou ` jiag ` ¯ ang zhenxi ` y´ anzhong zhˇ ız´ e ˇ biaom´ ıng ` ı tezhˇ ˇ ¯ zhengch ao ˇ ao ` laot ¯ x¯ ınxian ` ı ¯ chongdi anq` structure. framework the real facts. 5 .

sure. N´ ´ a ` dePeterxiansheng ¯ ad ¯ O. what is your minimum order quantity? B: 一 般 最 低 定 货 量 是 一个40尺 货 柜 。 但 考 虑 到 你 是第一次定,一个20尺货柜也可以。 ` ang ` ` ı. y¯ ı ge ersh´ ı chˇ ı huogu` e kˇ eyˇ ı. hao ın sh` ı Jian ba? ´ ` ˇ nˇ ´ y¯ ` ¯ Wˇ o de tongsh` ı gaosu wo ıde Zhongw en ıj´ ı bang! Oh. 1 . right? My colleague told me your Chinese is awesome! A: 你过奖了。我想问一下你们最低定货量是多 少? ` ang ˇ ˇ ` y¯ ` nˇ ` Nˇ ı guoji le.Calling a Supplier for a Quote A: (C0446) 喂 , 是 销 售 部 李 经 理 吗 ? 我 想 了 解 一下 货 物 的 具体情况。 ` b` ˇ ˇ e ˇ y¯ ` ¯ W` ei.Intermediate . You are the Canadian Peter. ` de jutˇ ` ı q´ Hello. Li of the Sales Department? I would like to find out more about the particulars of your merchandise. is this Mr. Wˇ o xiang wen ıxia ımen zu` ıd¯ ı d` ınghuo` ¯ liang sh` ı duoshao? You’re flattering me. Dan ` ¯ zu` Y¯ ıban ıd¯ ı d` ınghuoli sh` ı y¯ ı ge s` ısh´ ı chˇ ı huogu` ` ˇ ud ` nˇ ` ` ı yˇ kaol u ı sh` ı d` ıy¯ ıc` ı d` ıng. sure. sh` ı xiaosh ou u Lˇ ı J¯ ınglˇ ı ma? Wˇ o xiang liaoji ıxia ` u ` huow ıngkuang. ¨ ao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 噢 , 好 的 好 的 。 您 是 加 拿 大 的Peter先 生 吧 ? 我 的同事告诉我你的中文一级棒! ˇ de hao ˇ de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I would like to ask.

If the quantity is higher. ´ Liang ` ` kˇ ˇ e.000. considering that this is your first order. 2 . A: 一个20尺 货 柜 能 装 多 少 锤 子 呢 ? 价 钱 大 概 是 多 少? ` chˇ ` ı neng ´ zhuang ` ¯ duoshao ¯ Y¯ ı ge er ı huogu` chu´ ızi ne? Jia` ai ` sh` ¯ qian dag ı duoshao? How many hammers can be loaded onto one 20 foot container? What is the approximate price? B: 大概有2000把。8000美金左右。 ` ai ` yˇ ˇ ˇ Baqi ˇ ın zuoy` ˇ ou. ¯ ba. we can give you a discount.Generally the minimum order quantity is a 40 foot container. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ ¯ dehua Dao duo eyˇ ı dazh CIF. A: 下单到发货的前置时间是多久? ` an ` f¯ ` de qianzh` ´ ¯ dao ¯ sh` ¯ u? Xiad ahuo ı sh´ ıjian ı duoji ˇ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). But. ¯ an ¯ meij¯ Dag ou liangqi an Approximately hammers.00 US. A: 是到岸价格还是船上交货价? ` anji ` ag ` e ´ haish` ´ ı chuansh ´ ` ` jia? ` ¯ Sh` ı dao ang jiaohu o Is that price CIF or FOB? B: 到岸价格。量多的话可以打折。 ` anji ` ag ` e. About $8. a 20 foot container would also be all right.

I hope we can work together. thank you. Key Vocabulary 销售部 具体 一级棒 定货量 尺 ` b` ¯ xiaosh ou u jutˇ `ı ` y¯ ıj´ ı bang ` ang ` d` ınghuoli chˇ ı sales department concrete awesome order quantity foot c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. what is the lead time? B: 平均4到6周。 ` liu ¯ P´ ıngjun ı dao ` zhou. Li. A: 我知道了。李经理,谢谢你! ` le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ ai! No need to thank me. B: 不用谢。希望我们合作愉快! ` X¯ ˇ ´ o ` yuku ` Buy` ıw` ang women hezu ` ong xie. ¯ s` On average 4 to 6 weeks. 3 .From the time of placing the order to dispatch of the goods for delivery. Lˇ ` Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao ı J¯ ınglˇ ı. Mr. xiexie nˇ ı! I see.

profession technical term foreign trade c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.到岸价格 船 上交 货 价 下单 发货 平均 ` anji ` ag ` e ´ dao CIF (cost insurance freight) price FOB (free on board) price ´ ` chuansh ang ` jia ` ¯ jiaohu o ` an ¯ xiad ` f¯ ahuo p´ ıngjun ¯ to place an order dispatch goods for delivery average Supplementary Vocabulary 各种各样 数量 标准 运到 岸上 行业 术语 外贸 ` ongg ˇ ` ang gezh ey` ` shuli ` ang ¯ biaozh un ˇ ` yund ` ao ` anshang ´ hangy` e shuy ` u ˇ ` w` aimao all sorts amount standard transport to riverside. on the coast trade. 4 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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how come you’re off work? B: 今天是三八妇女节呀。难道国外不庆祝吗? ˇ ´ y¯ ´ ao ` guow` ´ ai b` ¯ sh` ¯ ba ¯ fun J¯ ıntian ı san u a. Are you saying that they don’t celebrate it overseas? A: 我 从 来 没 听 说 过这 个 节 日 。 为什么三 月 八 号 是 妇女节啊? ´ ai ´ mei ´ t¯ ` ´ ı. Nand u q` ıngzhu ` uji ¨ e ` ma? Today is International Women’s Day.Intermediate . Why is March 8th International Women’s Day? B: 这是为了纪念一百多年前三月八日,纽约女 工游行,为自己争取平等的工作待遇。久而久 之 , 全 世 界 很 多 国 家 的 妇女 都 在 这 天 举 行 类 似 的 活 动 。1949 年 新 中 国 一 成 立 , 政 府 就 把 三 月 八 日 定 为 妇女 节 , 全 国 女 性 放 假 半 天 。 在 这 一 天还有各种庆祝和纪念活动呢。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).International Women’s Day A: (C0449) 今天又不是周末,你怎么会休息? ` nˇ ¯ y` ¯ J¯ ıntian ou b` u sh` ı zhoum o. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 1 . W` ´ ¯ guo zhege Wˇ o congl ıngshuo jier` eishenme ˇ ` ba ` sh` ´ a? ¯ ¯ hao ¯ sanyu e ı fun u ` uji ¨ e I have never heard of that holiday. ı z´ enme hu` ı xiuxi? ¯ It’s not the weekend today.

zhengf ` ˇ sanyu ` bar` ¯ ¯ ¯ ı nian ın Zhonggu o ı chengl` u e ˇ jiu ` ba ˇ ˇ ` fun ´ quangu ´ ´ nux` ` banti ` an. what activities does your company have? B: 有聚餐,还发奖金。 ´ f¯ ˇ ın. quan ` ˇ ` zhe ` tian ` ı de huod ´ ong. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. NiuZhe ı weile ınian ıbaidu e ˇ ˇ ` z` ˇ de gong¯ nug ¯ y´ ¯ ¯ yue u oux´ ıng.` sh` ` j` ` y¯ ˇ o ´ qian ´ sanyu ` bar` ¯ nian ¯ ¯ ı. ´ le! Zhen ` nˇ You’re so lucky! I really envy you. They hold a dinner. 2 . Over time. ´ uzh¯ ´ sh` ` hen ˇ duo ´ a ¯ guoji ¯ de fuzuo ıjie ` Jiu ˇ erji ˇ ı. ` zhe ` ¯ Zai d` ıngwei u o u angjia ` uji ¨ e. All women in the country get a half-day holiday. ` he It’s to commemorate March 8th. In 1949. when female workers marched in their quest for equal treatment in the workforce. it declared March 8th to be Women’s Day. many women of countries all around the world would hold similar activities on this day. On this day there are also all kinds of celebrations and commemorative activities. ¨ ıng f` ´ yˇ ` ong ˇ ´ j` ` huod ´ ong ` ¯ hai y¯ ı tian ou gezh q` ıngzhu ınian ne. A: 那你们公司有什么活动? ` nˇ ´ ´ ong? ` ¯ Na ımen gongs¯ ı yˇ ou shenme huod So. ` ¯ zai ¯ jux´ nu Y¯ ı jiu ı jiu ¨ dou ˇ ıng leis` ˇ s` ˇ ´ x¯ ´ y¯ ´ ı. ¯ hai Yˇ ou juc a jiangj¯ ` an. over 100 years ago. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). as soon as China’s new government was established. wei ıjˇ ı zhengq u ıngdeng ¨ ong ˇ p´ ` daiy ` u. A: 你们实在是太幸福了! 真羡慕你们。 ` sh` ` x` ` u ¯ xianm Nˇ ımen sh´ ızai ı tai ıngfu ımen. and give out bonuses.

money award to envy Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Key Vocabulary 三 八 妇女 节 庆祝 游行 争取 平等 待遇 久而久之 类似 聚餐 奖金 羡慕 ˇ ´ ¯ ba ¯ fun san u ` uji ¨ e International Women´ s Day q` ıngzhu ` y´ oux´ ıng ¯ zhengq u ˇ ˇ p´ ıngdeng ` u daiy ` ´ uzh¯ jiu ˇ erji ˇ ı ` ı leis` ¯ juc ` an ˇ ın jiangj¯ ` u xianm ` celebrate march to strive for equality treatment as time went on similar have dinner bonus. 3 .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 4 .地位 叙述 戏剧性 强调 否定 诞生 居然 薪水 场合 举行婚礼 举行展览 会 后续 性别平等 一群人 ` d` ıwei xush ` u ` x` ıjux` ` ıng ´ ` qiangdi ao fˇ oud` ıng ` ¯ dansh eng ´ jur ¯ an x¯ ınshuˇ ı ˇ ´ changh e jux´ ˇ ıng hunlˇ ¯ ı jux´ ˇ ıng hu` ı ` u houx ` ´ x` ıngbie ˇ deng ´ y¯ ı qun ´ ren p´ ıngˇ anˇ zhanl position description dramatic emphasize negate be born. come into being unexpectedly salary occasion hold a wedding hold an expo following sexual equality a group of people Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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A: 你平时不喜欢看现场演出吗? ` xianch ` ´ Nˇ ı p´ ıngsh´ ı b` u xˇ ıhuan kan ang yˇ anchu ¯ ma? Do you usually not like to see live concerts? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 1 . What sort do you want to see? A: 本地乐队自己创作、自己唱的。 ˇ ` ı z` ` ` z` ` Bendi yuedu` ıjˇ ı chuangzu o.Finding Live Music A: (C0456) 你知道哪里有现场摇滚演出? ` nali ˇ yˇ ` ˇ Nˇ ı zh¯ ıdao ou xianch ang y´ aogun anchu? ˇ yˇ ¯ Do you know where there are some live rock concerts? B: 酒吧应该有吧。你想看什么样的? ˇ ` shenmay` ´ ¯ y¯ ¯ yˇ Jiub ınggai ou ba. B: 那你去酒吧集中的地方就对了。那儿比较热 闹,应该有。 ` nˇ ` bˇ ` re` ¯ j´ ¯ Na ı qu ızhong de d` ıfang jiu ıle. Local bands that write and sing their own stuff. there should be some. Nar ıjiao ` jiub ˇ a ` du` ¯ yˇ nao. y¯ ınggai ou. Wherever it’s more happening. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . Nˇ ı xiang kan ang de? ˇ a At the bars there should be some. Then it would be best go to an area with lots of bars. ıjˇ ı chang de.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. because I used to be in a band. They’re all right. dou ao qu ınshen ` q¯ ˇ ` y¯ ` dangd` ` y¯ ` wo ˇ yˇ ´ yˇ ¯ gansh ou ıxia ı de y´ aogunyu e ınwei ıqian e ˇ ˇ guo yuedu` ` ı. A: 我 呀 , 不 管 到 什么 地 方 , 都 要 去 亲 身 感 受 一下 当地的摇滚乐,因为我以前也搞过乐队。 ˇ dao ` shenme ´ ¯ y` ¯ Wˇ o y¯ a. so I don’t really go see it. suoyˇ ˇ ı Haix´ ı wo y´ aogunyu e ˇ ¯ b` uzˇ enme qu ` kan.B: 还 行 。 但 是 我 觉 得 摇 滚 乐 太 闹 了 , 所 以不 怎 么 去看。 ´ ıng. Key Vocabulary 现场 ` ˇ xianch ang live Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 是吗?真看不出来!有机会一定要秀一下! ` bu chulai! ¯ kan Sh` ı ma? Zhen Yˇ ou j¯ ıhu` ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao xiu ` ¯ ` y¯ ıxia! Really? I really couldn’t tell! If there’s a chance you’ll have to perform something. no matter where I go. b` uguan d` ıfang. Dansh` ` ˇ juede ´ ` tai ` nao ` le. I always like to experience the local rock scene firsthand. But I think live music is too noisy. 2 . gao As for me.

to show something off Supplementary Vocabulary 确定 气氛 顽皮 随意 负面 含义 搞艺术 ` ıng qued` q` ıf¯ en w´ anp´ ı su´ ıy` ı ` fumi ` an ´ ı hany` ˇ y` ıshu gao ` to decide firmly atmosphere naughty as one pleases negative side meaning.摇滚 演出 酒吧 乐队 创作 秀 y´ aogun ˇ yˇ anchu ¯ ¯ jiub ˇ a ` ı yuedu` ` ` chuangzu o xiu ` rock and roll concert bar band to produce to show. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 . implication to work or study in the arts Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

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Confiding in a Conniving Friend (C0462) A: 陈静,我觉得自己好像看错人了。 ´ J` ˇ juede ´ ˇ ang ` ` ` en ´ le. uran Shenme? ` o ` ı de. ¯ wo ¯ shouj¯ ¯ ın ta ¯ y¯ ta ıxia. 1 . Y¯ ˇ ı mei ´ dian ` le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. meixi ao It seems he has been seeing a co-worker of his behind my back. I called his cell phone to show some concern for him. Yesterday he said he was working overtime. but never expected to find that he had his phone switched off. Zuoti ˇ da ˇ ta ˇ ı xiang ˇ guanx¯ ` Kˇ ¯ shuo ¯ jiab ¯ an. I feel like I’ve misjudged someone. weren’t they? A: 他好像背着我和他的同事在一起。昨天他说加 班 , 我打 他 手 机 想 关 心 他一下 。 可 没 想 到 他 关 机了。 ˇ ang ` ` ˇ he ´ ta ´ ` ıqˇ ´ an ¯ de tongsh` ¯ T¯ a haoxi beizhe wo ı zaiy¯ ı. Chen ıng. wo z` ıjˇ ı haoxi kancu or Chen Jing. e ´ angd ˇ ` ta ¯ guanj¯ ¯ ı le. ¯ sh` ouwent´ ınggai ı shouj¯ b` uhu` ı yˇ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 怎么了?我看你和张亮不是挺好的吗? ˇ ` nˇ ´ Zhang ` ˇ de ¯ Zenme le? Wˇ o kan ı he Liang b` u sh` ı tˇ ıng hao ma? What’s wrong? I thought things with you and Zhang Liang were going pretty well. B: 什么 ? 居 然 关 机 ! 不 过 张 亮 那 么 老 实 , 不 会 有 问题的。应该是手机没电了。 ´ ´ guanj¯ ` Zhang ` name ` ˇ ¯ ı! Bugu ¯ Liang J¯ laoshi.Intermediate .

So I also called his company. At first that’s what I thought too. To my surprise. it was a woman that answered. m´ ıngxian ı zai Liang daq´ ` qiao. it shouldn’t be a problem. erqi ta ı. But Zhang Liang is so trustworthy. ¯ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . she was laughing her head off it was obvious that she was flirting around with Zhang Liang. kˇ end` ıng sh` ı zuoz´ ınxu. Zhang ` ` ` de ¯ ¯ dianhu Wˇ o de ganju uhu` ı cuo Liang jie a ˇ jˇ ` eix¯ ¯ sh´ ıhou hen ınzhang. Zhehu´ ı ge nu ¨ de jie ¯ an ˇ sh` ` he ´ Zhang ` ˇ ıngma` ¯ ge b` ut´ ıng. B: 不 会 吧 ? 是 不 是 你 想 得 太多 了 。 同 事 间 开 玩 笑 很正常嘛。 ˇ ` duo ¯ le. It’s probably that his phone battery died. A: 我的感觉不会错的。张亮接电话的时候很紧 张,肯定是做贼心虚。 ˇ e ´ b` ` de. No way! Maybe it’s that you are just reading too much into it. T´ ¯ Buhu` ı bu sh` ı nˇ ı xiang de tai ongsh` ıjian ` ıba? sh` ` hen ˇ zhengch ` ´ ¯ anxiao kaiw´ ang ma. A: 我一开始也是这么想的。所以我又打去他公 司。这回居然是个女的接的,而且还笑个不 停,明显是在和张亮打情骂俏。 ` ˇ ˇ ı wo ˇ y` ˇ qu ¯ ı yˇ Wˇ o y¯ ıkaishˇ e sh` ı zheme xiang de.What? That’s surprising that he would have his phone off. Suoyˇ ou da ` ˇ ` ı jur ´ sh` ´ e ˇ hai ´ xiao ` ¯ gongs¯ ¯ ¯ de. Plus. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. It’s normal for co-workers to joke around with each other.

My feeling can’t be wrong. ¯ ¯ sh´ ¯ Kˇ esh` ı ta ıqian uguan douhu` ı chou ıjian ´ wo. T¯ ¯ xianz Ai. ´ ´ ¯ Liang ¯ Kˇ eneng ı zu` ıj` ın Zhang o nˇ ımen lian ` ` de sh´ ´ ou. ˇ pei But. no matter how busy he was. Maybe it’s because Zhang Liang’s work has been busy. B: 可能是最近张亮工作忙,你们连见面的时间都 没有,所以你才这么想。 ´ sh` ` gongzu ` mang. When Zhang Liang answered the phone he was very nervous. It must be because has a guilty conscience. suoyˇ ˇ ı nˇ ´ zheme ` ˇ ¯ dou ¯ meiyˇ jianmi an ıjian ı cai xiang. 3 . so that’s why you’re thinking this way. Hmm. A: 可是他以前不管多忙,都会抽时间陪我。 ´ b` ˇ duo ´ ¯ yˇ ¯ mang. They are forever thinking about their own careers. before. their own affairs. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. u kˇ ekao amen ˇ zai ` xiang ˇ yˇ ongyuan z` ıjˇ ıde sh` ıy` e. and you haven’t had time to even meet. so that’s why I say that all men are unreliable. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 哎 , 所 以 说 现 在 的 男 人不 可 靠 啊 。 他们 永 远 在 想自己的事业、自己的心情。 ¯ suoyˇ ˇ ı shuo ` ai ` de nanr ´ en ´ b` ` a. he would always find time to spend with me. z` ıjˇ ıde x¯ ınq´ ıng.

B: 我 知 道 。 其 实 张 亮 真 的 不 错 , 只 不 过 他不 是 最 适合你的人。 ` Q´ ` ` zhˇ ` ¯ ¯ Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ıb` uguo ´ nˇ ´ ¯ b` ta u sh` ı zu` ı sh` ıhe ı de ren. 4 . So that’s why I said that I had misjudged him. Zhang Liang is really not bad. I need a person who can love me with all their heart and soul. ´ neng quanx¯ Uh-huh.A: 嗯 , 所 以 我 说 我 看 错 人了 。 我 需 要 一个 能 全 心 全意爱我的人。 ˇ ı wo ˇ shuo ˇ kancu ` ` en ´ le. suoyˇ or o xuy` ı ge ¯ ao y¯ ´ ´ ınquany` ´ ı ai ` wo ˇ de ren. Actually. It’s just that he isn’t the most suitable person for you. Key Vocabulary 看错 背着 关机 居然 打情骂俏 ` ` kancu o ` beizhe ¯ ı guanj¯ ´ jur ¯ an ˇ ıngmaqi ` ao ` daq´ to have misjudged behind back to turn off (cell phone) surprising to banter flirtatiously Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ısh´ ı Zhang Liang zhende b` ucuo. Wˇ ¯ wo Ng. I know.

做贼心虚 抽 可靠 全心全意 ` eix¯ zuoz´ ınxu ¯ ¯ chou ` kˇ ekao ´ ınquany` ´ ı quanx¯ to have a guilty conscience to find (time). to make (time) reliable wholeheartedly. with one’s heart and soul all Supplementary Vocabulary 欺骗 真心 一心一意 第三者 信任 亲密 长久 ` q¯ ıpian ¯ ın zhenx¯ y¯ ıx¯ ıny¯ ıy` ı cheat true heart heart and soul. 5 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wholeheartedly tertium quid. man/woman the other ˇ ¯ zhe d` ısan ` x` ınren q¯ ınm` ı ´ changji u ˇ have confidence in close permanently Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

1 . I have to tell you. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 哎,我是。你好。还在中国吗?最近过得怎 样? ¯ wo ˇ sh` ˇ Hai ´ zai ` Zhonggu ´ ma? Zu` ` de ¯ Ai. I’ve reported to the company the matters we discussed last time. ı. Is this Mr.Intermediate . and things have been going very smoothly.that’s me. and felt that it was acceptable. Wˇ ˇ ba ˇ women ˇ ` ´ guo de q´ ` ¯ a. o ıj` ın guo zˇ eny` ang? Hey . ¯ Sh` ı Lˇ ı xiansheng ma? Wˇ o sh` ıPeter. Our company also had a discussion about your quote. Li? This is Peter. sh` ` de hen ˇ shunl` ¯ nˇ Tˇ ıng hao ıqing yˇ e ban o gen ı ` ı. wo shuo shangc` ı tan ıngkuang ` ` guo le. B: 那 真 是 太好 了 。 我 就 说 嘛 , 我 们产 品 的 性 价 比 最好了。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Are you still in China? How are things recently? A: 挺 好 的 , 事 情 也 办 得很 顺 利 。 我 跟 你 说 啊 , 我 把我 们上 次 谈 过 的 情 况 向 公 司 汇 报 过 了 。 我 们 公 司 也 对 你 们 的 报 价 进 行 了 讨论 , 觉 得 可 以 接 受。 ˇ de. Nˇ ıhao.Requesting a Sample A: (C0470) 是李先生吗?我是Peter. Wˇ ¯ ¯ xiang gongs¯ ı hu` ıbao omen gongs¯ ı yˇ e du` ı nˇ ı` a ` j` ˇ un. ´ ` ¯ ou. men de baoji ınx´ ıng le taol kˇ eyˇ ı jiesh ` juede Pretty good. Hello.

You don’t have to pay. ` ong One of each different model of hammer. Wˇ ˇ ˇ ın ¯ ¯ ma. now our company needs some samples. women Na ı tai o jiu chanpˇ ` shuo ` ı zu` ˇ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 2 . o. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Didn’t I say our products are the best value for the money? A: 问 题 是 , 现 在 我 们 公 司 需 要 一些 样 品 。 你 们 可 以免费提供吗?还是需要我们付钱? ` ai ` women ˇ ¯ ¯ y` W` ent´ ı sh` ı. de x` ıngjiabˇ ıhao That’s really great. uy` ong qian. Easily done. easily done. b` ´ ¯ haoshu ¯ Xiaoy` Haoshu o. B: 好说,好说。小意思,不用钱。 ˇ ˇ ˇ ısi. ¯ ao y¯ ˇ ei t´ ´ ı xuy` ˇ ¯ Nˇ ımen kˇ eyˇ ı mianf` ıgong ma? Haish` fu` ¯ ao women ´ qian? The issue is. That’s a trifle. xianz gongs¯ ı xuy` ıxie angpˇ ın. Can you provide them for free? Or do you need us to pay for them? B: 你要多少? ¯ Nˇ ı y` ao duoshao? How many do you need? A: 不同型号的锤子各一把。 ´ ` de chu´ ` y¯ ˇ But x´ ınghao ızi ge ı ba.` zhensh` ` hao ˇ le.

A: 费用由我们来出。 ˇ ´ chu. In addition.A: 太好 了 。 另 外 能 不 能 麻 烦 你 们 把 样 品 空 运 到 我 们公司? ˇ le.. would you be able to air transport the samples to our company? B: 这个…… ` Zhege... ` Na Well that’s easy to do then. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 那你们最快多久能运到? ` nˇ ` duoji ´ ` ¯ u Na ımen zu` ıkuai yund ˇ neng ` ao? So.. when is the quickest you could send them? B: 如果明天发货,一周后就可以拿到。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. L` ´ ´ mafan ´ ˇ y` T` ai hao ıngw` ai nengbun eng nˇ ımen ba angpˇ ın ` women ˇ ¯ k¯ ongyun gongs¯ ı? ` dao That’s great. This…. B: 那好办。 ` haob ˇ an.. 3 . F` eiy` ong y´ ou women lai ¯ We would pay the costs.

A: 好的。那我们就说定了。李先生,我真是不知 该怎么感谢你了! ˇ de. Mr. Lˇ ¯ Hao jiu ı xiansheng. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ızhou eyˇ ı nad ´ o ` kˇ If we send the goods tomorrow. ¯ jiu Ai! ı zheme shuo ` tai Oh! You don’t need to be so formal with me. Na ` women ˇ ˇ ¯ ıng le. then let’s settle on that. I really don’t know how to thank you. you will be able to get them one week after that.ˇ m´ ` y¯ ` jiu ´ ao. ` ¯ f¯ ¯ hou Rugu ıngtian ahuo. B: 哎!你这么说就太见外了。 ¯ Nˇ ` ` jianw` ` ai le. So. 4 . Key Vocabulary 顺利 汇报 报价 讨论 接受 shunl` ` ı ` hu` ıbao ` a ` baoji ˇ un taol ` ` ¯ ou jiesh smoothly to report quote discussion to accept c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Li. wo ` shuod` ˇ e ` nˇ ¯ ¯ zˇ zhensh` ı b` uzh¯ ı gai enme ganxi ı le! All right.

性价比 样品 提供 型号 锤子 各 好说 空运 费用 由 好办 运到 发货 说定了 见外 ` ı x` ıngjiabˇ y` angpˇ ın ¯ t´ ıgong ` x´ ınghao chu´ ızi ` ge ˇ ¯ haoshu o k¯ ongyun ` f` eiy` ong y´ ou ˇ an ` haob ` yund ` ao ` f¯ ahuo ¯ ıng le shuod` ` ai jianw` value for money sample to provide model a hammer each easily done to transport by air cost by easily done to send to send out to settle on that ceremonious Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .

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aner The more obedient. Q´ ısh´ ı zu` ı zhongy` ao de sh` ı xunli ` an. that big dogs. Could you recommend some good breeds? B: 那 要 看 你 喜 欢 什么 样 的 。 有 些人 喜 欢 活 泼 一 点 的狗,有些人却喜欢温顺一点的。 ` y` ` nˇ ´ ´ xˇ ¯ ren Na ao kan ı xˇ ıhuan shenmey` ang de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Dog Personalities A: (C0475) 我想养狗。你能给我推荐一些好的品种吗? ˇ ˇ Nˇ ´ ˇ wo ˇ tu¯ ` y¯ ˇ de ¯ hao Wˇ o xiang yˇ ang gou. on the other hand. B: 也不完全是。其实最重要的是训练。 ´ sh` ` ` Yˇ e b` u w´ anquan ı. ı neng gei ıjian ıxie ˇ pˇ ınzhong ma? I want to get a dog. ˇ ˇ gou ˇ hen ˇ ¯ yue ¯ yˇ ¯ xiao Yue Wˇ o t¯ ıngshuo ouxie ˇ da ` gou ˇ fˇ ´ anj` ¯ ıng. others like a more docile dog. dian That depends on what you like. Some people like dogs that are a little more lively. I’ve heard that some small dogs are very noisy.Intermediate . chao. A: 越乖越好。我听说有些小狗很吵,大狗反而安 静。 ` guai ` hao. Yˇ ouxie ıhuan ´ ˇ de gou. the better. ˇ yˇ ´ que ` xˇ ¯ ren ¯ huopo y¯ ıdian ouxie ıhuan wensh un ı` y¯ ˇ de. 1 . are quiet.

A: 那不是要花很多心思吗? ` b` ˇ duo ¯ hen ¯ x¯ Na u sh` ı y` ao hua ınsi ma? Do you have to put a lot of thought into it? B: 当然咯。养狗就像养孩子,主人必须专心爱 它、培养它。这是主人的责任。 ´ lo. ˇ gen ˇ w´ ¯ wo tiao an. Huh? It’s a lot more trouble than I had imagined. This is a dog owner’s responsibility. zhur ıxu ` ang ˇ en ¯ ` ta. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 啊?比我想象的麻烦多了。我只想有条狗陪 我,跟我玩。 ´ Bˇ ˇ xiangxi ˇ ` ´ ˇ ¯ le. I was only thinking about having a dog to keep me company and play with me. ´ ang ta.That’s not altogether true. 2 . Nˇ ı genb ` ıng. Yˇ ˇ jiuxi ` ´ ´ b` ¯ Dangr an ang gou yˇ ang haizi. Wˇ A? ı wo ang de mafan duo o zhˇ ı xiang yˇ ou ´ gou ˇ pei ´ wo. nˇ ` hao ˇ yˇ ˇ de zhunb ` zuo ang gou ˇ ei. B: 不行,你这种想法太自私了。你根本没有做好 养狗的准备。 ` ong ˇ xiangfˇ ˇ a tai ` z` ˇ meiyˇ ´ ou ¯ en Bux´ ı zhezh ıs¯ ı le. Actually. and training it. ` sh` ´ de z´ ` ¯ ın ai ¯ peiyˇ ¯ Zhe zhuanx¯ ı zhur eren. ˇ en Of course. the most important thing is training. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Keeping a dog is like raising a child—the owner must concentrate on showing it love.

You are not at all ready to take care of a dog. Wˇ o xiang wo ang hao ıjˇ ı ba. I think I still need to first take good care of myself. Your viewpoint is too selfish. A: 是啊。我想我还是先养好自己吧。 ˇ ˇ haish` ´ ı xian ˇ z` ¯ yˇ Sh` ı a. 3 . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yeah. Key Vocabulary 养 品种 推荐 活泼 温顺 训练 心思 培养 责任 想象 yˇ ang ˇ pˇ ınzhong ` tu¯ ıjian ´ huopo ¯ wensh un ` ` xunli ` an x¯ ınsi ´ ang peiyˇ ` z´ eren ˇ ` xiangxi ang to raise breed to recommend lively docile to train thought to train responsibility to imagine c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.No way.

4 .自私 z` ıs¯ ı selfish Supplementary Vocabulary 遛狗 照顾 狗粮 爱护 宠物 毛色 狗窝 异味 ˇ liug ` ou ` zhaogu ˇ ang ´ gouli ` u aih ` ˇ chongw u ` ´ e ` maos ˇ o ¯ gouw ` y` ıwei walk a dog to look after dog food to take good care of pet color of fur doghouse bad and unusual smell Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.sending her messages. how come you are ignoring me? Do you know how worried I have been? B: 你有空着急?我没猜错的话,你现在应该忙着 给你的新女朋友打电话、发短信吧。 ´ ı? Wˇ ´ caicu ` dehua. you’ve finally answered the phone! B: 有什么事吗? ´ Yˇ ou shenme sh` ı ma? What is it? A: 我 一 连 打 了 你 两 天 电 话 , 发 了 无数 条 短 信 , 你 怎么不理我?你知道我有多着急吗? ´ da ˇ le nˇ ˇ ` ` f¯ ´ ¯ dianhu Wˇ o y¯ ı lian ı liang tian a. ¨ engyou ˇ ın ba.Intermediate . nˇ ˇ Nˇ ` wo ˇ yˇ ´ ı ¯ zhaoj´ duanx` ı zˇ enme b` u lˇ ı wo? ı zh¯ ıdao ou duo ma? I have been calling you non-stop for two days. nˇ ı zhongy u a ´ jie Lili. have sent countless text messages.The Breakup A: (C0486) 丽丽,你终于接电话了! ` ` le! ¯ ¯ dianhu L` ıli.. f¯ a duanx` You have time to worry? If I’m not wrong. 1 . a le wush ´ u ` tiao ˇ ın. you should busy be calling your new girlfriend now. not me. ` nˇ ` ai ` ¯ o Nˇ ı yˇ ouk` ong zhaoj´ o mei ı xianz ˇ ´ ˇ nˇ ´ ˇ dianhu ` ` ¯ mangzhe y¯ ınggai gei ı de x¯ ın nup u da a.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

B: 没 电 了 ? 你 骗 谁 啊 ? 我 们 认识 到 现 在 , 你 怎 么 偏偏就那天手机没电? ´ dian ` le? Nˇ ` shei ´ a? ` ` xianz ` ai. 2 . how can you still misunderstand me? I told you before. ta ¯ zhˇ L` ıli. ` ¯ Wˇ Mei ı pian omen rensh´ ı dao ` an ˇ ı mei ´ dian? ` ¯ an ¯ jiu ¯ shouj¯ nˇ ı zˇ enme pianpi ` nati Your battery was dead? Who do you think you are fooling? In the entire time we’ve known each other. wo ˇ nati ` an ¯ ao ¯ jiab ¯ an. When you called me. she is just my colleague. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. my cell phone battery was dead.A: 丽丽 , 你 怎 么 还 在 误 会 我 呢 ? 我 说 过 , 她 只 是 我的同事。我们那天正好一起加班。你打电话 给我的时候,我的手机没电了。 ´ zai ` wuhu` ˇ ne? Wˇ ¯ guo. fˇ anˇ ` ´ jiush` ¯ ı. Wˇ omen nati ao ıqˇ ı jiab ˇ dianhu ` ` gei ˇ wo ˇ de sh´ ˇ de shouj¯ ˇ ı mei ´ dian ` Nˇ ı da a ıhou. That day we just happened to be working overtime together. ¯ X` duosh ın bu x` ın y´ ou nˇ ı. nˇ ı zˇ enme hai o shuo ı` ı wo ˇ de tongsh` ´ ` an ` ˇ y¯ ¯ zhengh ¯ an. ¯ sh` ı wo ı. wo le. how is it that that’s the only day that your cell phone battery died? A: 你 怎 么 这 么不 讲 道 理 ? 我 跟 你 说 过 多 少 遍 了 , 我那天加班。信不信由你,反正你们女人就是 多疑。 ` ˇ ` ı? Wˇ ¯ nˇ ¯ guo Nˇ ı zˇ enme zheme b` u jiang daolˇ o gen ı shuo ˇ bian ` le. Lili. zheng nˇ ımen nur u ¨ en ` ı duoy´ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

in any case you women are all just overly suspicious. mei ´ Xiang ´ ´ ou. I don’t have anything at all. A: 到 底 是 谁 脚 踏 两 条 船 啊 ? 你 以为 我 不 知 道 你 和 刘 翔 的 事 ? 我 没 事业 、 没 钱 、 什么 都 没 有 。 你 应该跟他去过好日子! ` ı sh` ´ jiao ˇ ta ` liang ˇ ´ chuan ´ a? ´ wo ˇ b` ¯ Nˇ Daodˇ ı shei tiao ı yˇ ıwei u ` nˇ ´ Liu ´ ´ sh` ´ qian. ´ zh¯ ıdao ı he de sh` ı? Wˇ o mei ıy` e. You finally have a guilty conscience. Why don’t you go live happily ever after with him! B: 你 无 耻 ! 是 , 你 确 实 比 不上他 ! 我 真 是昏 了 头 才会和你在一起。 ` ı bˇ ` ¯ Wˇ ¯ Nˇ ı wuchˇ ı. I most despise these kind of two-timing men who won’t come clean like you. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Whether you believe me or not. ´ jiao tiao u gan en Humph. don’t have money. Nˇ ` hao ˇ r` ¯ meiyˇ ¯ gen ¯ ta ¯ qu shenme dou ı y¯ ınggai ızi! ` guo Who’s the one two-timing? You think I don’t know about you and Liu Xiang? I don’t have a career. nˇ ı quesh´ ı bu shang ta! o zhensh` ı hun ´ ı! Sh` ¯ ´ cai ´ hu` ´ nˇ ` y¯ le tou ı he ı zai ıqˇ ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).How can you be so unreasonable? How many times have I told you. that’s up to you. zhongy u ınxu o zu` ı kan ı nˇ ı zhezh ´ x¯ ¯ le. 3 . Wˇ ˇ ta ` liang ˇ ´ chuan ´ hai ´ b` ˇ chengr ´ ` de nanr ´ en. we were working overtime that day. B: 哼,终于心虚了。我最看不起你这种脚踏两条 船还不敢承认的男人。 ` bu qˇ ` ong ˇ ¯ ¯ Heng.

F¯ enshou Fine. 4 . you definitely can’t compete with him! I truly must have been out of my mind to go out with you. only. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. zhe esh` ı nˇ ı shuo ` f¯ If you want to break up–fine then. contrary to expectations distrustful. A: 好,我们都该清醒了。分手吧! ˇ women ˇ ˇ ba! ¯ gai ¯ q¯ Hao. we both should wake up. F¯ en jiu en. You’re the one who said it. let’s break up. dou ıngxˇ ıng le.You have no shame! Yes. suspicious to have a guilty conscience two-timing ¯ ı duoy´ x¯ ınxu ¯ ˇ ta ` liang ˇ ´ jiao tiao ´ chuan ´ ` chengr en to admit Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Let’s break up! B: 分就分,这可是你说的。 ` kˇ ¯ de. Key Vocabulary 偏偏 多疑 心虚 脚踏两条 船 承认 ¯ an ¯ pianpi just.

petty not own a thing in the world be left empty-handed a decent person to not measure up to to measure up to Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 5 .无耻 清醒 wuchˇ ´ ı q¯ ıngxˇ ıng to have no shame wake up Supplementary Vocabulary 疑神疑鬼 小心眼 一无所有 两手空空 正人君子 配不上 配得上 ´ ıguˇ y´ ısheny´ ı ˇ ınyˇ xiaox¯ an ˇ ou y¯ ıwusu ´ oyˇ ˇ ˇ ongliangsh ouk¯ k¯ ong ` ´ unzˇ zhengr enj ¯ ı ` ` peibush ang ` ` peidesh ang be filled with suspicions narrow-minded.

jiuyˇ u an ˇ ang dam´ ´ jianmi Mr. 今 天 一 定 要 给 我 个 面 子 , 一 起 吃 顿 饭。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. kua ut´ ıng. they couldn’t stop praising them. Now we can finally meet each other. B: Peter.Intermediate . how did it go? Are you satisfied with our company’s samples? A: 太满意了!加拿大总公司看了你们的东西,夸 个不停。大家都说肯定能受市场欢迎。 ˇ ı le! Jian ´ a ` zˇ ` le nˇ ¯ ad ¯ ¯ T` ai many` onggongs¯ ı kan ımen de dong` a ´ ` ¯ ge b` ¯ dou ¯ shuo ¯ kˇ xi. Li. x` ınghu` ı a. zhec` ` ı zhongy ` ` le! ¯ Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. 你好!幸会、幸会啊。怎么样,我们公司 的样品你们还满意吗? ˇ ˇ ˇ ¯ Nˇ ıhao! X` ınghu` ı. Daji end` ıng neng shou ˇ ¯ ıng. 1 . Everyone says they’ll do well on the market. So.A Business Dinner with a Supplier (C0488) A: 李经理,久仰大名,这次终于见面了! ` ıng. women gongs¯ ı ´ many` ˇ ı ma? de y` angpˇ ın nˇ ımen hai Hello Peter! It’s great to meet you. B: 呵呵,有钱大家赚,现在不是讲究双赢 吗 ?Peter. sh` ıchang huany´ Very satisfied! When the Canadian head office saw them. Zenmey` ang. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). pleased to meet you.

now! Peter. OK. and what we want to strive for is a win-win situation. rang women wei ong ganb Thank you. Li! [time passes] B: 来来来,Peter.´ daji ` a ` ` ai ` b` ˇ ¯ e. j¯ ıntian ıd` ıng y` ao gei zi. 祝我们这次合作成功,以后有更 多的合作! ´ lai ´ lai. and I hope that we will work together even more in the future! A: 谢谢李经理,让我们为成功干杯! ` ` ˇ ` chengg ´ ¯ ¯ ei! ¯ Xiexie Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I wish us success in this joint project. ´ Peter. ¯ yˇ ¯ zhuan. A: 多谢李经理招待! [过了一会儿] ` Lˇ ` [guo ` le y¯ ¯ e ¯ ai! Duoxi ı j¯ ınglˇ ı zhaod ıhu` ır] Thank you for your hospitality. Heh ouqian xianz u sh` ı jiangji u ¯ ˇ wo ˇ ge mian` ¯ ¯ y¯ shuangy´ ıng ma? Peter. Mr. Mr. today must show me face. Cheers! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . Let’s go for dinner together. Peter. zhu ˇ ` ı hezu ´ o ` chengg ´ ¯ Lai zhec` ong. Li. There’s money to be made by everyone. yˇ ı` women ` yˇ ` ´ o! ` ¯ de hezu hou ou geng duo Come on. Let’s drink a toast to our success! B: 好,干! ˇ gan! ¯ Hao. y¯ ıqˇ ı ch¯ ı dun an. ` f` Ha ha.

Bugu xian ` o ` bei ` shuo. wo ıng nˇ ı. Li. 3 . the tools that you manufacture have huge potential in Canada. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 李经理,我敬你。干! ˇ j` ¯ Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. I toast you. Mr. ¯ zai ¯ le zhe Thank you. hen To tell the truth. q´ ısh´ ı nˇ ımen zh` ızao ou ` zai ˇ da ` de qianl` ´ ı. ´ zhen ¯ y` ¯ nˇ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o zh¯ ıqian ıngshuo ao gen ı zuo hai ˇ tout ´ eng. Gan! Manager Li. Wˇ o zheng xiang wen ı Jian ˇ zˇ ` women ˇ ¯ gan ¯ bian de sh` ıchang enmey` ang ne. But let’s chat about this after this drink to our success first. 我 之 前 听 说 要 跟 你 做 生 意 , 还 真 有 点 头 疼。 ´ t¯ ` shengyi. thank you. ´ yˇ oudian Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). xiexie. I was just thinking I wanted to ask you what the Canadian market is like. Bottoms up! B: Peter.A: 李经理,其实你们制造的工具在加拿大有很大 的潜力。 ` de gongj ` Jian ´ a ` yˇ ¯ u ¯ ad Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. B: 谢谢 , 谢谢 。 我 正 想 问问 你 加 拿 大 那 边 的 市 场 怎么样呢。不过我们先干了这杯再说。 ` ` ` ˇ ` wen nˇ ´ a ` na` ¯ ad Xiexie.

Peter. I’d never have thought your Chinese would be better than mine! A: 我也头疼啊!我怕谈起生意来,自己的中文就 不够用了。 ´ eng ´ a! Wˇ ` tan ´ qˇ ´ z` ¯ ¯ Wˇ o yˇ e tout o pa ı shengyi lai. ˇ ch¯ ´ angd ˇ ` nˇ ´ bˇ ˇ ¯ huaji ıl` ı sˇ ı le! Meixi ao ı de Zhongw en ı wo ´ hao! ˇ hai Oh. my Chinese wouldn’t be good enough. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` b` I was also worried about it. the language problem! Dealing with foreigners and having to use gestures to communicate is so exhausting. 4 . yuy´ ` ı y¯ ´ en ´ da ˇ jiaod ` bˇ ˇ ¯ w` ¯ ao. I really thought it would be bit of a headache. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 怎么了? ˇ Zenme le? What was the matter? B: 啊哟,语言问题呀!跟外国人打交道,比手划 脚,吃力死了!没想到你的中文比我还好! ¯ o. Ay¯ a! Gen aiguor ıshouˇ an went´ ` ao. I was afraid that when we started talking business. ıjˇ ı de Zhong´ jiu ` y` wen ugou ong le. when I heard that we were going to do business with you earlier.

Come and let’s have another drink! B: 好,今天我们就不醉不归了。 ˇ j¯ ˇ ¯ women Hao. ` b` OK. Today no one is going home until we’re both drunk! Key Vocabulary 久仰 幸会 双赢 潜力 jiuyˇ ˇ ang to have the pleasure of meeting someone glad to meet someone mutally beneficial potential c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Lai. x` ınghu` ı ¯ shuangy´ ıng ´ ı qianl` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). zai ı bei! You’re praising me too much.B: 怎么会?这次我们能够合作得这么顺利,多亏 了你一口地道的中文。 ´ ` ı women ˇ ´ ` hezu ´ o ` de zheme ` Zenme hu` ı? Zhec` nengg ou ´ ¯ ı le nˇ ¯ shunl` ı y¯ ıkˇ ou d` ıdao de Zhongw en. A: 过奖了,过奖了。来,我们再喝一杯! ` ang ˇ ` ang ˇ ´ women ˇ ` he ¯ y¯ ¯ Guoji le. 5 . ıntian jiu uzu` ıb` ugu¯ ı le. guoji le. ` ı. duoku¯ How could that be? The fact that we can work together so successfully is all due to your authentic Chinese.

to serve to get good and drunk to propose a toast to reminisce to discuss business ` ¯ ai zhaod y¯ ızu` ıf¯ angxiu ¯ j` ıngjiu ˇ xuji ` u ` ´ shengy` ¯ tan ı Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 6 .打交道 比手划脚 不醉不归 ˇ jiaod ` ¯ ao da ˇ ` ao ˇ bˇ ıshouhu aji b` uzu` ıb` ugu¯ ı to deal with to gesture wildly to not return without getting drunk Supplementary Vocabulary 赏光 招待 一醉方休 敬酒 叙旧 谈生意 ˇ ¯ shanggu ang honor me with your presence to receive guests. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

This line starts at the South Shanghai Railway Station. Welcome to Shanghai Metro Light Rail System. ` ben ˇ xian ` ¯ ıng chengzu Huany´ o ai ıtie ˇ Songh ´ ˇ Zhangji ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ e. ben ıdian ai an. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). : 欢迎乘坐上海地铁二号线,本线起点淞虹路, 终点张江高科。 ´ ` Shangh ` ˇ d` ˇ er ` hao ` xian. ` ben ˇ xian ` ¯ ıng chengzu Huany´ o ai ıtie ı hao ˇ Shangh ` ˇ Huoch ˇ ezh ` zhongdi ˇ X¯ ¯ an. ı Huangp´ ı Nanl ` Zhan. This line starts at Shanghai Railway Station. It terminates at Jiangwan Town. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. an ang Gaok¯ ` zhongdi Welcome to Shanghai Subway Line Two. Welcome to Shanghai Subway Line One. It terminates at Xinzhuang.Subway Announcements : (C0493) 欢迎乘坐上海地铁一号线,本线起点上海火车 站,终点莘庄。 ´ ` Shangh ` ˇ d` ˇ y¯ ` xian. : 欢迎乘坐上海轨道交通三号线,本线起点上海 南站,终点江湾镇。 ´ ` Shangh ` ˇ guˇ ` aot ` ¯ ıng chengzu ¯ ong ¯ ¯ hao Huany´ o ai ıdaoji san ` ˇ xian ` qˇ ˇ Shangh ` ˇ Nanzh ´ ` ˇ ¯ xian. It terminates at Zhangjiang HighTechnology Park.Intermediate . 1 . zhongdi an ` ¯ Jiangw¯ anzhen. qˇ ıdian ong Lu. This line starts at Songhang Road. Line Three. ¯ ¯ qˇ ıdian ai an ınzhuang. : 列车即将到站,这里是黄陂南路站。 ` e ` ` zhelˇ ` ı sh` ´ ´ u ` ¯ j´ ¯ Liech ıjiang daozh an.

2 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Key Vocabulary 乘坐 起点 终点 即将 本 列车 一号线 二号线 三号线 ´ ` chengzu o ˇ qˇ ıdian ˇ ¯ zhongdi an ¯ j´ ıjiang ˇ ben ` e ¯ liech ` an ` y¯ ıhaoxi ` aoxi ` an ` erh ` an ` ¯ aoxi sanh to ride starting point destination will shortly this train Line One Line Two Line Three Supplementary Vocabulary 轻轨 q¯ ıngguˇ ı light rail Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). This is Huangpi Road Station.The train is about to arrive at the station.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 .车厢 转乘 排队 有序 让座 上海火车 站 莘庄 淞虹路 张江高科 上海南站 江湾镇 黄陂南路 站 ¯ ang ¯ chexi ˇ ´ zhuanch eng ´ ı paidu` yˇ ouxu ` ` ` rangzu o railway car to transfer to stand in line orderly to give up one’s seat for someone ˇ HuoShanghai Railway Station ` ˇ Shangh ai ` ¯ an chezh ¯ X¯ ınzhuang Xinzhuang Songhong Road Zhangjiang Technology Park South Shanghai Station Jiangwan Town South Huangpi Road Station High- ´ ¯ Songh ong Lu ` ¯ ¯ ¯ Zhangji ang Gaok¯ e ` ˇ Shangh ai ` zhan ´ Nan- Railway ` ¯ Jiangw¯ anzhen ´ Huangp´ ı ` Zhan ´ u Nanl ` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

´ Hao ˇ de Baba zˇ enme hu` ı b` u liaoji o kˇ e sh` ı guol ˇ ´ duo ´ ı wei ` ta ¯ de sh` ¯ shangx¯ ¯ nuh u ı. Zai ıng hao I’m not in the mood to. Being at home is pretty nice. heb` ın? ¨ aizi Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). zhoum o enme b` u chuq an? ` w´ ¯ u Son.A Dad Gives Advice to a Broken-Hearted Son (C0498) A: 儿子,周末怎么不出去玩? ´ ` zˇ ¯ Erzi.Intermediate . how come you aren’t going out? B: 没心情。在家挺好的。 ´ x¯ ` jia ˇ de. Guoq ` jiu ` guoq ` le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ enme ´ ` ˇ de. don’t keep on thinking about that Lili. B: 爸,你不了解。别瞎说。 ` nˇ ˇ e. ˇ Bie ´ xiashu ¯ ¯ Ba. it’s not the end of the world. A: 爸爸 怎 么 会 不了 解 ? 我 可 是 过 来 人 。 好 的 女 孩 子多得是,何必为她伤心? ` ˇ e? ˇ Wˇ ` air ´ en. it’s the weekend. Dad. Don’t talk nonsense. ¯ tˇ Mei ınq´ ıng. ı b` u liaoji o. The past is the past. ı bie zhe nage L` ıli le. meish dabuli ao Hey. you don’t understand. 1 . A: 哎 , 你 别 老 想 着 那 个丽丽了 。 过 去 就 过 去 了 , 没什么大不了的。 ¯ nˇ ´ lao ˇ xiang ˇ ` ` u ` u Ai.

And later on? We both went our separate ways. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).. ı nage e sh` ı ai ıquhu ` ol ´ b` ` zˇ ` de lu.. you don’t get it. Fˇ anzheng nˇ ı sh` ı b` uhu` ı m´ ıngbai de.How could I not understand? I am someone who has been there. B: 什么 ? 爸爸 , 你 在 和 妈妈 以 前 , 还 有 过 其 他 的 女朋友? ´ ` ` he ´ mama ´ hai ´ yˇ ¯ ¯ Shenme? Baba.. anyways.. esh` ı ` u ¯ le name ` ¯ ta. ne? Hai u sh` ı ge ou ge ` Hey. nˇ ı zai yˇ ıqian.. Wˇ o wei duo. 2 ... Dad. but she. There are a lot of good girls around. ´ Houl ` ai ´ Ai. you just don’t understand. I did so much for her. ou guo q´ ıta ˇ ´ de nup u ¨ engyou? What? Dad.. ı b` u dong. A: 哎 , 爸爸 在 你 那 个 年 纪 也 是 爱 得 死 去 活 来 。 后 来呢?还不是各走各的路。 ¯ baba ` zai ` nˇ ` nianj` ´ ı yˇ ` de sˇ ´ ai. before you were with mom you had another girlfriend? A: 嘿嘿,你别小看你爸。我的初恋女友可是校 花。想当年别人都觉得我们是天生的一对。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. what need is there to be so sad over her? B: 爸,你不懂。我为她付出了那么多,可是她… …。反正你是不会明白的。 ` nˇ ˇ ` ta ` ¯ fuch ¯ kˇ Ba. when I was your age I also went through the agony of love.

B: 那你肯定不是真爱她。否则,怎么可能一点都 不难过? ` nˇ ` ta. Heh heh. 3 . Thinking back to that time. man ` hao Oh. o he enshou ˇ tongk ` ` le y¯ ` sh´ ` ¯ mansh´ ıhou yˇ e hen u. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. it’s better not to get into it. Don’t underestimate your dad. B: 那你们怎么没在一起? ` nˇ ´ zai ` y¯ Na ımen zˇ enme mei ıqˇ ı? So. how come you didn’t end up together? A: 哎,原因太多了,不提也罢。我和她分手的 时 候 也 很 痛 苦 , 可 是 过 了一 段 时 间 , 慢慢 就 好 了。 ¯ yuany¯ ´ ın tai ` duo ` Wˇ ´ ta ˇ de ¯ le. ¯ nˇ Hei ı bie ı ba.ˇ ´ xiaok ˇ an ` nˇ ` Wˇ ` nuyˇ ¯ hei. zˇ enme kˇ eneng ˇ dou ´ ` ¯ b` y¯ ıdian u nangu o? Then you definitely didn’t truly love her. other people all felt we were made for each other. ˇ kˇ ` jiu ˇ le. it slowly got better. dangni an women sh` ı ¯ ¯ tiansh eng de y¯ ı du` ı. Otherwise. o de chuli u e sh` ı ¨ ou kˇ ¯ an ` ˇ ´ bier ´ en ´ dou ´ ˇ ¯ Xiang ¯ ¯ juede xiaohu a. u t´ ı yˇ eba. esh` ı guo ı duan ıjian. how could it be possible that you aren’t even a little sad? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). My first love was the campus beauty. b` ¯ f¯ Ai. ´ ¯ Fˇ ¯ ai Na ı kˇ end` ıng b` u sh` ı zhen ouz´ e. When I broke up with her I also suffered a lot–but as time passed. there were so many reasons.

don’t make things more difficult than they have to be. ı ma. ¯ y` Nˇ ı kan.A: 我 怎 么不 难 过 ? 我 当 时 也 像 你 现 在 一 样 。 后 来 发现,自己真的很傻。世界上这么多人,怎么 可 能 只 有 一个 适 合 你 呢 ? 你 看 , 后 来 我 遇 见 了 你妈,又有了你。所以,别老钻牛角尖。 ´ ` Wˇ ` ` ai ` ¯ Wˇ o zˇ enme b` u nangu o? o dangsh´ ı yˇ e xiang nˇ ı xianz ` ai ´ f¯ ` z` ˇ sha. So. I’m just really having a tough time right now. and had you. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). There are so many people in the world. Houl axian. Baba. nˇ ımen zhe u dong women de ganq´ ˇ ˇ xianz ` ai ` jiush` ˇ nangu ´ ` Zongzh¯ ı wo o. Key Vocabulary 大不了 ` ˇ dabuli ao terribly serious c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 爸爸 , 你 们 这 代人不 懂 我 们 的 感 情 。 总 之 我 现 在就是很难过。 ` ` dai ` ren ´ b` ˇ ˇ ˇ ıng. your generation doesn’t understand our emotions. Anyways. ¯ niuji ¯ bie ´ aoji How could I not be sad? At the time. ou yˇ ou le nˇ ı. ` ı hen Dad. I was just as sad as you are now. zheme duo enme kˇ eneng ıyˇ ou y¯ ı ge sh` ıhe ı ne? ` houl ` ai ´ wo ˇ yuji ` le nˇ ˇ ı. ıjˇ ı zhende hen ıjiesh ` ´ zˇ ´ zhˇ ´ nˇ ¯ ren. 4 . Later I realized I was really being foolish. how could there possibly be only one person right for you? You see. Suoyˇ ` an ´ lao ˇ zuan ˇ an. later on I met your mom. ˇ Sh` ` ang ` ¯ y¯ ıy` ang.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.死去活来 小看 ´ ai ´ sˇ ıquhu ` ol ˇ an ` xiaok hover between life and death to look down upon. 5 . inflexible men don’t easily cry Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). to underestimate campus beauty otherwise to obsess over a small thing generation 校花 否则 钻牛角尖 代 ` ¯ xiaohu a fˇ ouz´ e ˇ an ¯ niuji ¯ zuan ´ aoji ` dai Supplementary Vocabulary 失恋 心碎 摆脱 一根筋 男儿有泪 不轻弹 ` sh¯ ılian x¯ ınsu` ı ˇ o ¯ baitu ¯ ın y¯ ıgenj¯ ´ er ´ yˇ ` b` nan’ oulei u ´ q¯ ıng tan to lose one’s love to be heart-broken to become free from stubborn.

¯ guan ¯ nˇ ¯ wo W` ei. Z` ıjˇ ı shuˇ ıp´ ıng chou ` y` ´ guai ` qˇ ´ en ´ lai ´ le? Buhu` ´ ¯ jiu hai ı bier uy` ao chulai ` ı kai ` b` ¯ diur ¯ en. With you following me so close. wo enme dao¯ che? It’s you who can’t drive. ` Can you drive a car or not? You’ve been backing up for half the day and still can’t get in.Intermediate . Gen ¯ de zheme Nˇ ı cai uhu` ı kai jˇ ın. and you start blaming other people? If you can’t drive then you shouldn’t come out and embarrass yourself. I’ll drive my car.Parking Lot Rage A: (C0506) 你会不会开车?倒了半天都进不去。 ` le banti ` an ¯ e? ¯ Dao ¯ dou ¯ j` Nˇ ı hu` ı bu hu` ı kaich ın bu qu. wo ı p` ısh` ı! Hey. Your own skills stink. 1 . B: 喂,我开我的车,关你屁事! ˇ kai ˇ de che. Isn’t that hilarious? You don’t own the road. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). You mind your own business! A: 你浪费我的时间,当然关我的事。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. how can I back up? A: 滑稽不滑稽?马路又不是你的。自己水平臭还 怪起别人来了?不会开就不要出来丢人。 ´ b` ´ Mal ˇu ` Huaji u huaji? ou b` u sh` ı nˇ ı de. B: 你才不会开呢。跟得这么紧,我怎么倒车? ´ b` ` ˇ zˇ ` ¯ ne.

Everyone knows your name is Wang. : [打架的声音] ˇ a ` de shengy¯ ¯ Daji ın] [sound of a fight] Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 .` ei wo ˇ de sh´ ´ guan ˇ de sh` ¯ dangr ¯ ¯ wo Nˇ ı langf` ıjian. or my name isn’t Wang. B: 你算老几?有什么重要的事?赶着去投胎? ` laojˇ ˇ ı? Yˇ ´ ` ˇ zhe Nˇ ı suan ou shenme zhongy` ao de sh` ı? Gan ´ ai? ¯ qu ` tout Who do you think you are? What do you have to do that’s so important? In a big hurry to be reincarnated? A: 好 , 老 子 看 你 今 天 是 来 找打 的 。 今 天 不 教 训 你 我就不姓王。 ˇ laozi ˇ ` nˇ ´ zhao ˇ da ˇ de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` b` All right pal. J¯ ¯ sh` ¯ b` Hao. kan ı j¯ ıntian ı lai ıntian u ` ˇ jiu jiaoxun nˇ ı wo u x` ıng W´ ang. If you waste my time. w´ angba de W´ ang. I’ll teach you a lesson today. Wang the jerk. I see today you’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’. of course it’s my business. an ı. B: 谁不知道你姓王,王八的王。 ´ b` ` nˇ Shei u zh¯ ıdao ı x` ıng W´ ang.

to scold to argue Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). to lose face mind your own business to waste who do you think you are to be reincarnated to teach a lesson. lame. a long time to back up a car funny. amusing stinking. inferior to embarrass. bad. to lecture jerk ´ diur ¯ en ¯ nˇ guan ı p` ısh` ı ` ei langf` ` laojˇ ˇ ı suan ´ ai ¯ tout ` jiaoxun w´ angba Supplementary Vocabulary 骂人 吵架 ` en ´ mar ˇ a ` chaoji to curse (at people).半天 倒车 滑稽 臭 丢人 关你屁事 浪费 算老几 投胎 教训 王八 ` an ¯ banti ` ¯ daoch e ´ huaji ` chou half of the day. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 3 . foul.

打架 找茬 惹事 算帐 评理 讲道理 ˇ a ` daji ˇ ´ zhaoch a ˇ ı resh` ` ` suanzh ang p´ ınglˇ ı ˇ ` jiang daoli to fight to pick a fight to cause trouble to get even with somebody to have it out to speak reasonably Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

y` ao jian ı y¯ ı mian Lili. Du` ı le. it’s so hard to get together with you! B: 算了吧。你才是大忙人呢!每天不是上电视就 是上报纸,像我们这样的平凡人哪敢主动联系 你啊。 ` le ba. It’s you who is the busy one! Every day if you’re not on the TV then you’re in the newspaper. ı f¯ a duanx` ı zˇ enme dou u ´ yˇ ´ nˇ ˇ ` wo ˇ ne. A: 你 跟 别 人 可 不一 样 。 我 再 忙 , 都 要 挤 出 时 间 来 见你。对了,上次我们在咖啡馆碰见之后,我 给 你 发 短 信 , 你 怎 么 都 不 回 啊 ? 我 还 以为 你 不 想见我呢。 ´ en ´ kˇ ` mang. ´ ¯ bier ¯ y` Nˇ ı gen e b` u y¯ ıy` ang. Wˇ o zai dou ao jˇ ı chu ¯ ´ jian ` nˇ ` ˇ ` kaf¯ ˇ ¯ lai ¯ eiguan sh´ ıjian ı. shangc` ı women zai ` ` zh¯ ` wo ˇ gei ˇ nˇ ˇ ın. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ Wˇ hu´ ı a? o hai ıwei ı b` u xiang jian Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate .Seeking Comfort A: (C0510) 丽丽,要见你一面真难啊! ` nˇ ` zhen ´ a! ¯ nan ¯ L` ıli. xiang women zhe` ı shang ´ na ˇ gan ˇ zhud ` ´ ı nˇ ¯ y` ang de p´ ıngf´ an ren lianx` ı a. 1 . Nˇ ´ sh` ` angr ´ ´ ne! Meiti ˇ an ¯ b` Suan ı cai ı dam en u sh` ı ` ` ` ` ` ˇ ` shang diansh` ı jiush` baozhˇ ı. ˇ ong That’s enough. nˇ ¯ b` pengji an ıhou. An ordinary person like me–how could I dare to take the initiative to get in touch with you.

B: 没有。不过,前段时间我心情不太好。 ´ ou. ¯ dou ¯ yˇ yuan ı kaix¯ meiti ou xiaobuw´ an de sh` ı. Bugu ` qiandu ´ ` sh´ ˇ x¯ ` hao. No. A: 丽丽,你到底怎么了? ` ı zˇ L` ıli. ˇ ¯ wo Meiyˇ an ıjian ınq´ ıng b` utai ` o. you are always a ”pistachio. What’s wrong? That’s not like you. how come you never responded? I was thinking you didn’t want to see me. In our eyes. ¯ Really? Except now I can’t even crack a smile. I still would squeeze in the time to come and see you. B: 是吗?可我现在怎么也笑不出来。 ˇ xianz ` ai ` zˇ ` b` Sh` ı ma? Kˇ e wo enme yˇ e xiao u chulai. last time after we met in the coffee shop I sent you a text message. Oh.It’s different with you than with other people. But in the last little while my mood hasn’t been that great. nˇ ı daodˇ enme le? Lili. not at all. A: 怎 么了 ? 这 可 不 像 你 。 在 我 们 眼 里 你 永 远 都 是 开心果,好像每天都有笑不完的事。 ˇ ` kˇ ` nˇ ` women ˇ Zenme le? Zhe e b` u xiang ı. what really is the matter with you? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 2 . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. If I were even busier.” as if every day you have so much to laugh about. Zai yˇ an lˇ ı nˇ ı yˇ ongˇ dou ˇ haoxi ˇ ang ` ˇ an ` ¯ sh` ¯ ınguo.

Huh? I’m sorry. ¯ Wˇ o he Liang f¯ enshou I broke up with Zhang Liang. He’s the one that doesn’t understand how to cherish you. A: 你能这么想就对了。是他不懂得珍惜你。丽 丽 , 你 知 道 你 有 多好 吗 ? 我 想 能 照 顾 你 的 男 人 肯定是这世界上最幸福的男人。 ´ ` ˇ ˇ ¯ b` ¯ ı Nˇ ı neng zheme xiang jiu ı le.B: 我和张亮分手了。 ´ Zhang ` ˇ le. do you know how good you are? I think the man that gets to take care of you is definitely the luckiest man in the world. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ zhende b` u hesh` Forget about it. I’m over it now. Probably he and I aren’t right for each other. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Lili. 3 . A: 啊?对不起。 ¯ Du` A? ıbuqˇ ı. B: 算了,我现在也想通了。可能我和他真的不合 适。 ` le. ´ x` ıngfu ´ de nanr It’s good that you can think of it that way. nˇ ı zh¯ ıdao ı yˇ ou duo o xiang neng ` ´ en ´ kˇ ` sh` ` shang ` zhaogu nˇ ı de nanr end` ıng sh` ı zhe ıjie zu` ı ´ en. wo ˇ xianz ` ai ` yˇ ˇ ´ ˇ he ´ ta ¯ ¯ Suan e xiang tong le. Sh` ı ta u dongde zhenx¯ ` du` ` nˇ ˇ ma? Wˇ ˇ ´ ¯ hao nˇ ı. Kˇ eneng wo ´ ı. L` ıli.

But now it’s OK–heaven has given me another chance to make it up to you. because I lost you. Really. Am I that good? Could it be that you are fooling me? But I still thank you for your consolation. I’m fine now. 4 .B: 我有那么好?不会是骗我的吧?不过我还是谢 谢你的安慰。好了,我现在没事了。真的。 ` ˇ ` wo ˇ de ba? Bugu ` wo ˇ Wˇ o yˇ ou name hao? Buhu` ı pian ` ı sh` ` o ´ sh` ` e ` nˇ ` Hao ˇ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. And don’t worry. ` ai ` cai ´ f¯ ` wo ˇ sh` ` zu` ¯ z` ıjˇ ı hen xianz axian. ¯ ei. Q´ ısh´ ı wo ıqian ızh´ ı juede ` f` ˇ congming. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Actually. I will always be here. ı sh` ıshang ı ` de ren. If you are OK then I can set my mind at rest. wo ongyuan ` zai. ´ y¯ ` wo ˇ sh¯ ` xianz ` ai ` hao ˇ le. wo ou kˇ eyˇ ı zai ı ´ e ´ nˇ ˇ nˇ ˇ yˇ ˇ dou ¯ an ¯ pei ¯ shenbi ı le. I can again be by your side to accompany you. Erqi ı f` angx¯ ın. Bugu ` le nˇ ` o ˇ an ˇ le wo ˇ m´ ˇ y` ` nˇ ¯ y` laoti ou gei ıbˇ u de j¯ ıhu` ı. A: 你没事我就放心了。其实我以前一直觉得自己 很 聪 明 , 现 在 才 发 现 , 我 是 世上 最 笨 的 人 , 因 为我失去了你。不过现在好了,老天又给了我 弥 补 的 机 会 , 我 又可 以 在 你 身 边 陪 你 了 。 而 且 你放心,我永远都在。 ´ ı wo ˇ jiu ˇ yˇ ´ y¯ ´ Nˇ ı meish` angx¯ ın le. Only now do I realize that I am the stupidest person in the world. wo ˇ xianz ` ai ` meish` ´ ı le. ben ınwei ıqu ı. All right. before I always thought that I was so smart. hai ı xiexi ı de anw ¯ Zhende.

B: 你真的会吗? ¯ de hu` Nˇ ı zhen ı ma? Will you really? A: 相信我,这么多年了,我心里一直只有你一 个。 ˇ zheme ` ´ le. Key Vocabulary 平凡 联系 碰见 心情 开心果 分手 合适 珍惜 p´ ıngf´ an ´ ı lianx` ` ` pengji an x¯ ınq´ ıng ˇ ¯ ınguo kaix¯ ˇ f¯ enshou ´ ı hesh` ¯ ı zhenx¯ commonplace to contact to run into mood pistachio to split up. to break up to be suitable to cherish. Trust me. 5 . wo ˇ x¯ ¯ ¯ nian Xiangx` ın wo. to treasure c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). it’s only been you in my heart. all these years. duo ınlˇ ı y¯ ızh´ ı zhˇ ıyˇ ou nˇ ı y¯ ı ge.

6 .安慰 弥补 ` ¯ ei anw m´ ıbˇ u to comfort. to console to make up for Supplementary Vocabulary 后悔 恢复 遗忘 缘分 振作 一蹶不振 愁眉苦脸 ` houhuˇ ı hu¯ ıfu ` y´ ıw` ang ´ en yuanf` ` ` zhenzu o ´ uzhen ` y¯ ıjueb` ´ ´ uli ˇ choum eik ˇ an to regret to recover to forget fate to exert oneself collapse due to one setback have a worried look Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Chinese Wedding Customs A: (C0516) 我刚收到一张结婚请帖。 ` y¯ ´ un ˇ ¯ ¯ ao ¯ Wˇ o gang shoud ı zhang jieh ıngtie. ´ ´ ` ai ` f` ` menkˇ ´ ou ¯ x¯ Shouxi ınlang. I haven’t. 1 . so I’m especially excited. What are wedding receptions in China like? B: 首先,新郎、新娘会站在饭店门口迎接客人。 ˇ an. Suoyˇ ˇ ı wo ˇ tebi ` e ´ x¯ ` ı de xˇ ´ Meiyˇ ıngf` en. A: 啊 ? 他们 是 那 天 的 男 女 主 角 。 怎 么 能 站 在 门 口 呢? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 是吗?你在中国喝过喜酒吗? ` Zhonggu ´ he ¯ ¯ guo xˇ Sh` ı ma? Nˇ ı zai o ıjiu ˇ ma? Really? Have you attended a wedding reception in China before? A: 没 有 。 所 以 我 特 别 兴 奋 。 这 里 的 喜 酒 是 什么 样 子的? ´ ou. Zhelˇ ıjiu ı shenˇ sh` me y` angzi de? No.Intermediate . ¯ qˇ I just received a wedding invitation. x¯ ınniang hu` ı zhanz andian ¯ k` y´ ıngjie eren. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). First the groom and the bride will stand at the entrance of the restaurant to receive their guests.

´ T¯ ˇ ` an ´ u ´ Zenme ˇ ´ ¯ de nann A? amen sh` ı nati neng ¨ zhuju ˇ e. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ao he ˇ Na Oh. suoyˇ ınren ıd` ıng y` ao zai ˇ sh` ¯ zhaohu k` eren. 2 . You don’t understand. that’s why. A: 哦,是这样。怪不得新郎新娘要给每一桌敬 酒。那要喝多少啊? ` ang. So the newlyweds definitely have to greet their guests at the door. Guaibude ` ´ ´ ˇ mei ˇ O. If it’s like that. ´ ` ang ´ ` ` Zhe ı banl banni de renwu. ` ai ` menkˇ ´ ou ne? zhanz Huh? They have the lead role that day. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). How can they stand at the entrance? B: 这 你 就 不 懂 了 。 中 国 人 觉 得 客 人 来 喝喜 酒 是 给 你面子,所以新人一定要在门口招呼客人。 ` nˇ ˇ le. No wonder the groom and bride have to propose a toast at each table. Chinese people feel that the guest coming to attend their wedding reception gives them face. how much do they have to drink? B: 这 主 要 是 伴 郎 、 伴 娘 的 任 务 。 不 过 现 在 客 人也 不太会逼着他们喝。 ` zhuy` ` ang. sh` ı zhey` x¯ ınlang x¯ ınniang y` ao gei ` y` ˇ a? ¯ j` ¯ duosh ¯ ao y¯ ı zhuo ıngjiu. Bugu ˇ ao sh` ` o ` ai ` k` ` hu` ¯ ¯ xianz eren yˇ e b` utai ı b¯ ı zhe tamen he. Zhonggu ´ en ´ juede ´ k` ´ he ¯ ¯ xˇ Zhe ı jiu u dong or eren lai ı` b` ˇ nˇ ` ˇ ı x¯ ´ y¯ ` menkˇ ´ ou jiu ı gei ı mianzi.

how much money should we give in the red envelope? B: 那 要 看 你 和 新 郎 新 娘 的 关 系 。 不 过 三五 百 一 定 要的。 ` y` ` nˇ ´ x¯ ´ x¯ ´ de guanxi. Hunlˇ ınggai ıng. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. The wedding should be joyful. ´ ˇ ¯ y` ¯ duosh ¯ ao? shou.That’s mainly the job of the best man and bridesmaid. Hey. ˇ bai That depends on your relationship to the groom and bride. But at least three to five hundred. Bugu ıhou nˇ ı kˇ eyˇ ı jiej¯ ` o ˇ ¯ zhengzheng tamen. ao ao bao Yeah. But nowadays the guests won’t really force them to drink. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). hezu` ¯ ı y¯ ¯ hongb ` Ai. ` san¯ ¯ Na ao kan ı he ınlang ınniang Bugu ` o ˇ y¯ wu ıd` ıng y` ao de. 3 . getting drunk is really unpleasant. A: 是啊。婚礼应该高高兴兴,喝醉了多难受。 哎,红包要包多少? ´ ¯ gaog ¯ aox` ¯ ıngx` ¯ ı le duo ¯ nanSh` ı a. A: 这么多? ` ¯ Zheme duo? That much? B: 是 啊 。 不 过 在 闹 洞 房 的 时 候 你 可 以 借 机 整整 他 们。 ` zai ` nao ` dongf´ ` ang de sh´ `ı Sh` ı a.

` ı zhu ` tamen ”Live to a ripe old age in marital bliss.” It means you wish them love until they are old. A: 白头偕老. 白头偕老。 记住了。 ´ ouxi ´ el ´ ao. ˇ J` Bait ızhu le. ”Live to a ripe old age in marital bliss. ` e Good plan. Hey. wedding feast face ` mianzi Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). how should I congratulate them? B: 白头偕老。就是祝他们相爱到老的意思。 ´ ouxi ´ el ´ ao.Yeah. But when they are hazing the groom and bride you can take the opportunity to make them suffer. Live to a ripe old age in marital bliss. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ Jiush` ` dao ` lao ˇ de y` ¯ ¯ Bait xiang ai ısi. A: 好主意。哎,我该怎样祝贺他们? ¯ wo ˇ zhuyi. 4 .” I’ve got it. ˇ bait ´ ouxi ´ el ´ ao. ˇ gai ` tamen? ¯ zˇ ¯ Hao eny` ang zhuh ˇ Ai. Key Vocabulary 请帖 喜酒 面子 ˇ qˇ ıngtie xˇ ıjiu ˇ written invitation wedding reception.

to make fun of live to a ripe old age in marital bliss ´ ouxi ´ el ´ ao ˇ bait Supplementary Vocabulary 喜糖 嫁妆 礼金 早生贵子 永结同心 百年好合 ´ xˇ ıtang sweets presented at a wedding dowry cash gift give birth to a son soon always be of one mind a long-lasting harmonious union c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.敬酒 逼 闹洞房 借机 整 白头偕老 j` ıngjiu ˇ b¯ ı ` dongf´ ` ang nao `ı jiej¯ ˇ zheng to propose a toast to force to haze newlyweds to seize the opportunity to cause trouble for someone. ` jiazhuang lˇ ıj¯ ın ˇ ¯ zaosh enggu` ızˇ ı ´ ongx¯ ´ yˇ ongjiet ın ˇ anh ´ aoh ˇ e ´ baini Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 5 . to tease.

度蜜月 ` du ıyue ` m` to go on a honeymoon Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 6 .

Haoxi ˇ ang ` ´ man ´ haoy` ˇ ong de. 3 gigs.My New MP3 Player A: (C0524) 你买新的MP3了?挺好看的嘛! ˇ x¯ ˇ an ` de ma! ¯ le? Tˇ Nˇ ı mai ın de MPsan ıng haok Did you buy a new MP3 player? It’s pretty nice looking! B: 昨天刚买的。好像还蛮好用的。 ´ an ˇ de. A: 可以听播客吗? ¯ e ma? Kˇ eyˇ ı t¯ ıng bok` Can you listen to podcasts? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). It seems like it’s pretty easy to use. I was told that it can hold several hundred songs. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. T¯ ıngshuo eyˇ ı cun ı bai e kˇ eyˇ ı ´ hao ` ´ y` ¯ dang y´ ıdong y` ıngpan ong. 1 . A: 真的?容量多大啊? ´ ` ` a? ¯ ¯ da Zhende? Rongli ang duo Really? What’s the capacity? B: 3G。 听 说 可 以 存 好 几 百 首 歌 。 也 可 以 当 移 动 硬 盘用。 ˇ jˇ ˇ shou ˇ ge. It can also be used as a portable hard drive. ¯ gang ¯ Zuoti mai hai I just bought it yesterday.Intermediate . ¯ ¯ kˇ ¯ Yˇ SanG .

Before. Where is it made? B: 国产的。之前我看了好几个牌子,最后还是觉 得这个最好。 ´ an ˇ de. Zh¯ ´ wo ˇ kan ` le haojˇ ˇ ı ge paizi. A: 不 过 , 我 一 直 觉 得MP3质 量 不 高 。 以 前 我 也 有 一个,结果才用了几个月就坏了。 ` wo ˇ y¯ ´ MPsan ` b` ´ wo ˇ ¯ zh` ¯ Yˇ Bugu ızh´ ı juede ıliang u gao. kˇ eyˇ ı t¯ ıng guangb o Of course. In the end. A: 不错嘛。哪里出的呀? ` ma. Before. I had one too–I only used it for a few months and it broke. you can also listen to the radio. It’s domestic. jiegu ong le jˇ ı ge yue ` huai But. yˇ e yˇ ou y¯ ı ge. ´ o ˇ cai ´ y` ` jiu ` le. I felt that this one was the best. I looked at quite a few brands. I’ve already downloaded quite a few.B: 当 然 咯 。 我 已 经 下 载 了 好 几 个了 。 对 了 , 还 可 以听广播呢。 ´ lo. ıqian ` o. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Oh right. ´ ` Guoch ıqian zu` ıhou ´ ´ ` ˇ haishi juede zhege zu` ı hao. hai ˇ ¯ ne. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Nali ˇ chu Bucu ` o ¯ de ya? Not bad. 2 . Wˇ ` ai ˇ le haojˇ ˇ ı ge le. I have always felt that the quality of MP3 players is not that good. Du` ´ ¯ Dangr an o yˇ ıj¯ ıng xiaz ı le.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo u hu` ı zai Anyway. ¯ b` y¯ ınggai uhu` ı zhey` It was probably because it was a bad brand. A more famous brand shouldn’t be like that. ˇ Fˇ anzheng. Da ` y¯ ˇ de paizi ´ Dag ı nˇ ı mai u hao ıdian ` ang.B: 大概是你买的牌子不好吧。大一点的牌子应该 不会这样。 ` ai ` sh` ˇ de paizi ´ b` ˇ ba. I won’t buy one again. Key Vocabulary MP3 蛮 容量 存 移动硬盘 下载 国产 ¯ MPsan ´ man ´ ` rongli ang cun ´ ` ´ y´ ıdong y` ıngpan ` ai ˇ xiaz ´ an ˇ guoch MP3 player quite. 3 . very capacity to save portable hard drive to download domestically produced Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 反正,我不会再买。 ` ˇ b` ` mai.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.牌子 播客 广播 ´ paizi ¯ e bok` ˇ ¯ guangb o brand podcast broadcast Supplementary Vocabulary 格式 音质 歌词 随身听 播放 暂停 播放器 音量 ´ ı gesh` y¯ ınzh` ı ¯ ı gec´ ¯ ıng su´ ıshent¯ ¯ ang bof` ` ıng zant´ ¯ angq` bof` ı ` y¯ ınliang format tone quality song lyrics Walkman play pause player volume Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 4 .

Uncomfortable Encounter in a Bar (C0529) A: 张 亮 , 有 个 特 棒 的 酒 吧 刚 开张 。 去 不 去 ? 我 请 客! ` ` bang ` ¯ gang ¯ ¯ ang.Intermediate . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Whatever you want to drink. huh? A lot of stars like coming here. ¯ ¯ Zhang Liang. yˇ ou ge te de jiub kaizh Qu ˇ a ` bu qu? o qˇ ıngk` e! ` Wˇ Zhang Liang. Wˇ o zˇ enme ´ ` o ` ne? neng cuogu Ah. there’s a totally cool bar that just opened. Wanna go? My treat! B: 啊哟,你这个铁公鸡总算请客了。我怎么能错过 呢? ¯ o. the more expensive the better! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). su´ ıbian It’s not bad. so the scrooge is finally treating! How could I pass that up? A: 这 里 不 错 吧 ? 好多 明星 都 爱 来 。 你 想 喝 什么 , 随 便点! ` ı b` ` ba? Hao ˇ duo ` lai. ´ Nˇ ˇ ¯ m´ ¯ ai ¯ Zhelˇ ucuo ıngx¯ ıng dou ı xiang he ´ ` dian! ˇ shenme. nˇ ` ˇ ongj¯ ` qˇ ¯ ı zˇ Ay¯ ı zhege tieg ongsuan ıngk` e le. just order it! B: 当然是越贵越好了! ´ sh` ` gu` ` hao ˇ le! ¯ Dangr an ı yue ı yue Well then of course. .

ı hao ˇ b` Zhang Liang. Nˇ ı ne? All right. hao u jian. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. long time no see. this is Liu Xiang. Pretty good. zhe ` sh` ´ Tˇ ıng hao ı Liu ´ Xiang. ` b` ´ Liu ´ ¯ Mei u sh` ı L` ıli he ma? Zhensh` ı ´ Xiang ˇ ¯ al ¯ uzh yuanji ` ai. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). How are you? B: 还行。你呢? ´ x´ Hai ıng. Oh. . B: 啊?怎么这么倒霉?! ´ Zenme ˇ ` ˇ ´ A? zheme daom ei?! What? Just our luck! C: 张亮,好久不见。你好吗? ` ˇ jiu ` Nˇ ˇ ma? ¯ Zhang Liang. O.A: 没 问 题 ! 哎 , 那 不 是 丽丽 和 刘 翔 吗 ? 真 是 冤 家 路 窄。 ¯ na ´ went´ ` ı! Ai. Not a problem! Hey. isn’t that Lili and Liu Xiang? We just can’t escape that snake. D: 你好!很高兴认识你。 ˇ Hen ˇ gaox` ` ¯ ıng renshi Nˇ ıhao! nˇ ı. How about you? C: 挺好的。哦,这是刘翔。 ˇ de.

´ ¯ dou ¯ sh` ¯ ¯ shenHai. Zhang Liang. . let’s go! D: 算了,我也不想认识你这种没素质的人。 ` le. ¯ ¯ b` gongs¯ ı zuo ucuo Hi. Liang.Hi! I’m pleased to meet you. wo ˇ yˇ ˇ ` ` ong ˇ ´ suzh` Suan e b` u xiang renshi nˇ ı zhezh mei ` ı de ´ ren. ı meitˇ an ımen y` ao he ` wei ` zˇ ¯ me? Wˇ o qˇ ıngk` e. zhe enme chenghu? Ah. o b` u xiang renshi nˇ ı zhezh xiao¯ ao zh¯ ´ Zhang ` ˇ ¯ ren. du` ı le. Your company is doing really well. I often see you in the news. Nˇ ı de ` de zhen ` a. by the way. I don’t want to know a petty guy like you. that’s just media publicity. D: 咳 , 都 是 媒 体 宣 传 的 。 哎 , 你 们 要 喝 什么 ? 我 请 客。哦,对了,这位怎么称呼? ¯ nˇ ´ ı xuanchu ´ de. Wˇ o j¯ ıngchang zai ı. Oh. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). what would you all like to drink? My treat. women zˇ ou! You don’t need to know. B: 你好。我经常在媒体上见到你。你的公司做得真 不错啊。 ˇ ´ ` meitˇ ´ ı shang jiand ` ao ` nˇ Nˇ ıhao. Oh. what should I call your friend? A: 你 不 需 要 知 道 。 我 不 想 认识 你 这 种 小 人 。 张 亮 , 我们走! ` Wˇ ˇ ` ` ong ˇ ˇ Nˇ ı b` u xuy` ıdao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. O. Ai.

ı zˇ ong` shuo ` q¯ ` ao ` le ba! Zhey` ` ang yˇ ˇ nˇ ˇ suan ınyˇ an kand e hao. so you can hurry up and give up on her. ı kˇ eyˇ ı zao ˇ sˇ dian ıx¯ ın. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). what are you doing? Let’s go! A: 你怎么这么没用?是他抢走了你女朋友!你除了 自 己 生 闷 气 , 还 会 什么 ? 我 早 就 说 他们两个 关 系 不一 般 。 现 在 你 总 算 亲 眼看 到 了 吧 ! 这 样 也 好 , 你可以早点死心。 ˇ eng` ´ ong? Sh` ´ ¯ qiangzˇ ¯ Nˇ ı zˇ enme zheme meiy` ı ta ou le nˇ ı nup u ¨ ` ı. B: 你烦不烦?别说了。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . I don’t want to know such an uneducated person as you.Forget it. A: 什么?你再说一遍!说啊! ´ ` shuo ` Shuo ¯ y¯ ¯ a! ¯ Shenme? Nˇ ı zai ı bian! What? Say that again! Say it! B: 振华,你干什么?我们走! ` ´ nˇ ` shenme? ´ Zhenhu a. hai ´ hu` ´ ˇ ¯ you! Nˇ ı chule ıjˇ ı sheng menq` ı shenme? Wˇ o zao ´ z` ˇ ` ai ` nˇ ¯ tamen ¯ ¯ ¯ Xianz jiu liang ge guanxi b` u y¯ ıban. How can you be so useless? He’s the guy that stole your girlfriend from you! Can’t you do anything other than brood? I told you long ago that there was something between them. ı gan Wˇ omen zˇ ou! Zhenhua. Now you’ve finally seen it with your own eyes! But this is also good.

. Key Vocabulary 开张 铁公鸡 错过 冤家路窄 倒霉 媒体 宣传 小人 素质 生闷气 死心 ¯ ang ¯ kaizh ˇ ongj¯ ¯ ı tieg ` o ` cuogu ˇ ¯ al ¯ uzh yuanji ` ai to open for business stingy person to miss enemies often cross paths bad luck media to publicize bad person social graces to brood to lose hope ˇ ´ daom ei ´ ı meitˇ ´ ¯ xuanchu an ˇ en ´ xiaor suzh` ` ı ` ı ¯ sheng menq` sˇ ıx¯ ın Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Nˇ ı f´ an bu f´ an? Bie Can you be any more annoying? Just don’t.´ shuo ¯ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.变心 情敌 尴尬 不期而遇 打抱不平 ` ın bianx¯ to have a change of heart rival in love awkward to meet by chance incensed by an injustice q´ ıngd´ ı ` ¯ a gang ´ u b` uq¯ ıery ` ˇ aob` ` up´ dab ıng Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

ma? Lucky Travel Agency. returning on the 13th. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 什么日期? ´ Shenme r` ıq¯ ı? What dates? B: 这个月十号去,十三号回来。 ` ge yue ` sh´ ` qu. what can I help you with? B: 你好,我想订从上海到温州的往返票。商务舱。 ˇ ˇ xiang ˇ ´ ` ˇ dao ` W¯ ¯ de Nˇ ıhao.Booking a Plane Ticket A: (C0533) 吉祥旅行社,请问有什么可以帮您的吗? ˇ ´ ` qˇ ` yˇ ´ ¯ J´ ıxiang Lux´ u ıng wen ou shenme kˇ eyˇ ı bang n´ ın de ¨ ıngshe. Business class. Hello. ` hu´ ¯ hao Zhe ı hao ı san ılai. A: 您要东航的还是国航的? ´ ´ ´ ang ´ ¯ N´ ın y` ao Dongh ang de haishi Guoh de? Do you want to go on China Eastern or Air China? B: 东航的。给我靠走廊的座位。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . uc ` ang. wo d` ıng cong Shangh ai enzhou ` Shangw ¯ ¯ wˇ angfˇ an piao. I want to book a return ticket from Shanghai to Wenzhou. . ` sh´ Leaving on the 10th of this month.

OK. . ˇ x` ın gei All right. I am going there to tour a local factory. ` ¯ Dongh ang de. wo ` cangu de. B: 好。 ˇ Hao. xuy` ın anp ıngcheng ma? ¯ ao wo Sure. do you need me to arrange any travel itinerary for you? B: 不用了,我是去参观当地的一个工厂的。 ˇ sh` ˇ ¯ ¯ dangd` ¯ ¯ Buy` ı qu an ı de y¯ ı ge gongch ang ` ong le. Give me the aisle seat. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Please send me a text message with your full name and passport number. Mafan ´ ˇ x` ´ huzh ` haom ` ˇ f¯ ˇ Hao n´ ın ba ıngm´ ıng he a a duan` ao ˇ wo. No. A: 好的。麻烦您把姓名和护照号码发短信给我。 ˇ de.´ ˇ wo ˇ kao ` zˇ ´ ` ei. Gei oulang de zuow China Eastern. Xiansheng. Sir. A: 可以。先生,需要我为您安排行程吗? ˇ wei ` n´ ´ x´ ´ ¯ ¯ ai Kˇ eyˇ ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

uhaoy` ao gai ıxia ıq¯ ı. Because the plane ticket you bought was a discounted ticket. B: 啊?为什么? ´ W` ´ A? eishenme? Oh? Why? A: 因为您买的是打折机票。 ` n´ ˇ de sh` ˇ e ´ j¯ ` Y¯ ınwei ın mai ı dazh ıpiao. Dansh` ı. I have to change my dates. ¯ Nˇ ıhao. . Mr. wo ˇ y` ˇ y¯ ` r` ¯ b` Nˇ ıhao. sh´ ı s` ı hao ılai. B: 你好,真不好意思,我要改一下日期,可以吗? ˇ zhen ˇ ısi. n´ ın b` ıxu ai ` liangb ` ei. kˇ eyˇ ı ma? Hello. B: 好吧。我改到十二号走,十四号回来。 ˇ ba. but you have to pay a service fee of 200RMB. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I’m very sorry.A: 你好,Peter先生。 ˇ Peter xiansheng. Peter. Hello. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Is that all right? A: 可以。但是,您必须付两百元手续费。 ` ˇ ˇ yuan ´ shoux ˇ uf` Kˇ eyˇ ı. Wˇ ˇ ao ` sh´ ` hao ` zˇ ` hu´ Hao o gaid ı er ou. ¯ fu Yes.

B: 是 吗 ? 太好 了 ! 十 二 号 走 , 十 四 号 回 来 , 没 错 吧? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Peter. n´ ın de j¯ ıpiao ıj¯ ıng quer Mr. your plane ticket is confirmed. There are no seats available on the 12th. Thank you. I want to change it to depart on the 12th. As soon as a seat comes available I will notify you. ¯ Peter xiansheng. Xiexie! ` Hao All right. ¯ n´ ¯ ıng houbˇ Sh´ ı er o bang ın shenqˇ ` mash ˇ ang ` ¯ Yˇ ou weizi tongzh¯ ı n´ ın. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 好的。谢谢! ˇ de. A: Peter 先生,您的机票已经确认了。 ` yˇ ` en ` le. . Wˇ ` u. A: 十二号没有座位了。我帮您申请候补。有位子马 上通知您。 ` hao ` meiyˇ ´ ou zuow ` ei ` le. I can put you on the waiting list. and return on the 14th.OK.

n´ ın zˇ enme fuqi ` an? Yes. . I can. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. and coming back on the 14th. meicu ba? It is? That’s great! Leaving on the 12th. Kˇ eyˇ ı ba ıpiao guolai Yes. sh´ ı s` ı hao ılai. How will you be paying? B: 付现金给送票的人。 ` ın gei ˇ song ` ` de ren. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ Fu piao ` xianj¯ I will pay cash to the delivery person. ` N´ ` ma? ¯ chupi Meicu ın y` ao j¯ ıntian ¯ ao That’s right.ˇ le! sh´ ` hao ` zˇ ` hu´ ´ o ` Sh` ı ma? T` ai hao ı er ou. A: 好的。 ˇ de. Hao OK. Do you want to issue the ticket today? B: 要。可以把机票送过来吗? ˇ j¯ ` song ` ` ma? Y` ao. Can you deliver the ticket to me? A: 可以。您怎么付钱? ´ Kˇ eyˇ ı. is that right? A: 没错。您要今天出票吗? ´ o.

. alternate to confirm to issue a ticket Supplementary Vocabulary 经济舱 头等舱 外地 开支票 网上支付 ¯ j¯ ıngj` ıcang ´ engc ˇ ¯ toud ang w` aid` ı economy class first class a location outside of where one currently is to write a cheque to pay online c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.往返 行程 参观 当地 改 申请 候补 确认 出票 wˇ angfˇ an ´ x´ ıngcheng ¯ ¯ cangu an ¯ dangd` ı ˇ gai ¯ ıng shenqˇ ` u houbˇ ` en ` quer ` chupi ¯ ao roundtrip. return itinerary to tour local to change to apply waiting list. ` ¯ zh¯ kai ıpiao ` zh¯ wˇ angshang ıfu ` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

汇款 ˇ hu` ıkuan to remit money Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

` maid (Sigh.) Today was really tedious. ıntian le y¯ ı tian. wo ˇ tur ´ f¯ ` yuanl ´ ai ´ z` ¯ re Wˇ o yˇ e sh` ı. 是啊,真得要减肥了。我至少要瘦10斤。 ˇ y` ˇ ei le. ex¯ ı y¯ ı jian ` xia. Yeah. Yeah.Going on a Diet (C0539) 哎,今天真没劲。逛了一天,什么也没买到。 ¯ j¯ ´ ın. Same goes for me. 是呀,好看的衣服那么多,可惜一件都穿不下。 ˇ an ` de y¯ ` ` dou ¯ kˇ ¯ chuanbu¯ Sh` ı y¯ a. Xianz axian ıjˇ ı ¯ an ` ` zheme pang. Shopping all day. 我也是。现在天热了,我突然发现原来自己这么 胖。 ` ai ` tian ` le.Intermediate . zhen ao jianf´ o zh` ıshao ao shou ı j¯ ın. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I really need to lose weight. haok ıfu name duo. I’ve suddenly discovered that I’ve gotten really fat. I want to lose at least 5 kilograms. yˇ e mei ˇ ao. Guang ` ´ ´ ¯ zhen ¯ meij` ¯ shenme Ai. It’s such a shame that nothing fits me. . Now that the weather is hot. Wˇ ˇ y` ` sh´ ¯ dei Sh` ı a. 我也是。特别是腰,你看,我现在都有救生圈 了! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). and haven’t bought a thing. There are so many nice clothes.

啊?我可忍不住。好吃的东西太多了! ´ Wˇ ˇ ˇ ` duo ¯ ¯ le! A? o kˇ e renbuzh u.´ sh` ` wo ˇ xianz ` ai ` dou ¯ yˇ Wˇ o yˇ e sh` ı. ou jiu` ¯ ¯ le! shengqu an Me too. I have a spare tire now! 要 不 我 们今 天 就 开 始 节 食 吧 ! 光 吃 蔬 菜 水 果 , 肯 定很快就能瘦下去。 ˇ ´ ı ba! Guang ` ¯ jiu ¯ ı jiesh´ ¯ Y` aobu women j¯ ıntian ch¯ ı shuc ` kaishˇ ¯ ai ˇ kˇ ˇ kuai ` jiu ´ ` xiaqu. . Ai. There are just too many delicious things to eat! 那你说怎么办? ` nˇ ` ¯ zˇ Na ı shuo enme ban? So. we will definitely be able to get thinner very quickly. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.) If we could just go back to the Tang Dynasty everything would be fine. hu´ ıdao angchao ´ o ` hao (Sigh. T` ebie ı y¯ ao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). what do you think we should do? 哎,如果能回到唐朝就好了。 ¯ rugu ˇ neng ´ ` T´ ´ jiu ˇ le. end` ıng hen shou ` neng Why don’t we go on a diet starting today then? If we only eat vegetables and fruit. ı de dongxi tai ` Haoch¯ Huh? I definitely won’t be able to stand it. ` shuˇ ıguo. nˇ ı kan. Especially around my waist. Look.

.Key Vocabulary 没劲 穿不下 减肥 至少 瘦 救生圈 节食 瘦下去 忍不住 唐朝 ´ ın meij` ` ¯ chuanbuxi a ˇ ei jianf´ ˇ zh` ıshao ` shou ¯ ¯ jiush an ` engqu ´ ı jiesh´ ` xiaqu ` shou ˇ renbuzh u ` ´ T´ angchao tedious to not fit into to lose weight at least thin life preserver to go on a diet to get thinner to be unable to stand it Tang dynasty Supplementary Vocabulary 瘦身 健身 脂肪 减肥药 ` ¯ shoush en ` ¯ jiansh en zh¯ ıf´ ang ˇ ei y` jianf´ ao to lose weight to keep fit fat weight-loss pill c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.啤酒肚 备胎 双下巴 p´ ıjiud ˇ u ` ` tai ¯ bei ` ¯ shuangxi aba beer belly spare tire double chin Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

Uh-huh. Before I thought this kind of thing only happened in novels. A: 人生真是有意思。我们第一次见面,就是在这 儿,也是喝摩卡。可现在,你我都变了。 ´ ` ` jiush` ¯ zhensh` ¯ Rensh eng ı yˇ ou y` ısi. ıjˇ ı yˇ e q¯ ınshen ıngl` ı le y¯ ı c` ı. ` ı ` zher. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ mok ¯ bian zai e sh` ı he e xianz ıwo Life is really interesting.It’s Over A: (C0544) 丽丽,还是喝摩卡吗? ´ ´ a ˇ ma? ¯ mok L` ıli. Wˇ omen d` ı y¯ ı c` ı jianmi an. and we drank mocha. . Yeah. ˇ Kˇ ` ai. But now. do you still drink mocha? B: 嗯。 Ng. Meixi ao. ` nˇ ˇ dou ` le. The first time we met was right here. you and I have both changed.Intermediate . A: 我当时真的很冲动。你能原谅我吗? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 是 啊 。 以 前 觉 得 这 种 事 情 只发 生 在 小 说 里 。 没 想 到,自己也亲身经历了一次。 ´ juede ´ ` ong ˇ ` xiaoˇ ¯ Sh` ı a. haishi he Lili. Yˇ ıqian zhezh sh` ıqing zhˇ ı f¯ asheng zai ´ angd ˇ ` z` ¯ lˇ ¯ j¯ shuo ı. ` yˇ ´ a. I never imagined I would experience it myself.

. ¯ xiab ¯ Mei Wˇ o haishi laoy` an. How about you? A: 我 还 是 老 样 子 。 每 天 上 班 、 加 班 、 下 班 。 没 什么 意思,可能一辈子都要这样了。 ´ ˇ angzi.. ´ ¯ shangb ¯ jiab ¯ an. How have you been lately? B: 嗯 , 生 活 突 然 改 变 了 好多 , 都 有 点 接 受 不 过 来 。 你呢? ´ tur ´ gaibi ˇ an ` le hao ˇ duo. ˇ jiesh ` ¯ ¯ dou ¯ yˇ ¯ ou Ng. Nˇ ı ne? Ummm. Meiti ˇ an ` ` an. ´ ´ ` dou ` ang le. my life has changed a lot. Nˇ ı neng ma? At the time I was really impulsive... I wasn’t really any better. zu` Sh` ı a. It’s even a little hard to accept. Haishi shuo ıj` ın hai ma? Yeah.. ¯ y` shenme y` ısi. A: 是啊……。还是说点高兴的吧,最近还好吗? ´ ˇ gaox` ´ hao ˇ ¯ dian ¯ ıng de ba.. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. shenghu o oudian ¯ an ` bu guolai. .ˇ chongd ` ´ yuanli ´ ang ` wo ˇ ¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o dangsh´ ı zhende hen ong.. kˇ eneng y¯ ıbeizi ao zhey` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Then we were both too irrational. Can you forgive me? B: 我也好不了多少。那时候我们都太不理智了。 ˇ ˇ duosh ˇ ` sh´ ˇ ` b` ¯ ao.. ¯ tai Wˇ o yˇ e haobuli ao Na ıhou women dou u lˇ ızh` ı le. Let’s talk about something happier..

wo y` ao chugu ¯ o But we can still be friends. B: 可 是 我 们 现 在 还 能 做 朋 友 , 还 能 坐在 一 起 喝 咖 啡、聊天,能这样我就知足了。对了,我马上要 出国了。 ˇ ` ai ` hai ´ neng ´ ` pengyou. I’m content with things this way. It’s meaningless. . ´ ´ neng ´ ` Kˇ esh` ı women xianz zuo hai zuo ` y¯ ´ an. and maybe my whole life will be this way. B: 怎么这么悲观?我们都这么年轻,一定会有好的 未来的! ˇ ` ` ´ ıng. then go home. We’ll have a good future for sure! A: 哎 , 别 人 老 说 “ 有 缘 无 分 ” , 现 在 我 总 算 体会 到 了。 ¯ bier ´ en ´ lao ˇ shuo ´ uf` ` ai ` wo ˇ zˇ ` ¯ ” yˇ Ai. ouyuanw ongsuan ´ en ”.Same as always. Du` ˇ mash ˇ ang ` ´ le. le. Every day I go to work. xianz ` le. by the way. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. work overtime.” and now I’ve finally experienced it. we can still sit together and drink coffee and chat. liaoti ¯ neng zai ıqˇ ı he ızu ı ` zh¯ ´ le. tˇ ıhu` ı dao (sigh) Other people always talk about being ”destined to meet but not meant to be. Oh. I’m about to leave the country. ´ zhey` ` ang wo ˇ jiu ¯ kaf¯ ¯ ei. y¯ ¯ an? ¯ ¯ zheme Zenme zheme beigu Wˇ omen dou nianq¯ ıˇ de weil ` ai ´ de! d` ıng hu` ı yˇ ou hao How can you be so pessimistic? We’re both so young.

sh` ı y´ ım´ ın. Key Vocabulary c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 是 啊 。 不 过 总 有机 会 再 见 的 。 这 里 有 我 的 家 人 , 我肯定会回来的。 ` zˇ ` jian ` de. ˇ ei ` Aod No. Yeah. My family is here.. We’re immigrating to Australia. Wˇ o he d` ınghun omen ´ Xiang ` sh` ¯ le.. I’m emigrating. Wˇ ` al` ` y´ ` ıy` zhunb ım´ ın qu a. Liu Xiang and I are engaged. I’ll definitely come back... Gongxˇ ı nˇ ımen! Kanlai. congratulations! It looks like this time I really have to say goodbye. jiar end` ıng hu` ı hu´ ılai de. zaiji Oh. But there’s always a chance of meeting again.. Bugu ong yˇ ou j¯ ıhu` ı zai ou wo ` o ´ wo ˇ kˇ ¯ en.A: 是去留学吗?去哪儿? ´ ma? Qu ˇ Sh` ı qu ` liuxu ´ e ` nar? To study abroad? Where will you go? B: 不是,是移民。我和刘翔订婚了。我们准备移民 去澳大利亚。 ´ Liu ´ Bu ı. zhec` y` ao gen ı shuo ` an ` le.. . Zhelˇ ` ı yˇ ˇ de Sh` ı a. A: 噢 …… 恭 喜 你 们 ! 看 来 , 这 次 真 的 要 跟 你 说 再 见 了。 ` ` ı zhende ¯ ¯ ¯ nˇ ¯ O.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

first-hand to experience impulsive to forgive rational the same as ever for a lifetime pessimistic destined to meet but not meant to be to understand having gone through experience content to immigrate ` tˇ ıhu` ı dao 知足 移民 zh¯ ızu ´ y´ ım´ ın Supplementary Vocabulary c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.发生 亲身 经历 冲动 原谅 理智 老样子 一辈子 悲观 有缘无分 体会到 ¯ f¯ asheng ¯ q¯ ınshen j¯ ıngl` ı ` ¯ chongd ong ´ ang ` yuanli lˇ ızh` ı ˇ angzi laoy` ` y¯ ıbeizi ¯ an ¯ beigu ´ uf` yˇ ouyuanw ´ en to happen personally. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. farewell ending. .告别 结局 有缘 无缘 乐观 知足常乐 ` e ´ gaobi say goodbye. outcome be fated not destined to optimistic bid ´u jiej ´ ´ yˇ ouyuan ´ wuyu ´ an ` an ¯ legu ´ e ` zh¯ ızuch ´ angl be content with one’s lot Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

ıng bang wo ongj¯ ınglˇ ı bang ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A couple days ago I made an appointment with Mr. . (C0552) B: 你好。请帮我转总经理办公室。 ˇ qˇ ˇ zhuan ˇ zˇ ` ongsh` ¯ ¯ nˇ ıhao. ` W´ ` ` kaihu` ¯ ı. but Mr. f¯ eichang baoqi ang zˇ ong zhengz ai I’m very sorry. Hi. Hello.Intermediate . Wang. qian tian ımen ˇ yue ˇ le. b` ` ta ` ai ` f¯ ` tong¯ hao ¯ xianz ¯ W´ ang Zong u zh¯ ıdao angbian ` ma? hua I’m from Five Star Incorporated. C: 这里是总经理办公室,请问您哪位? ` ı sh` ` ongsh` ` n´ ˇ wei? ` ¯ zhelˇ ı zˇ ongj¯ ınglˇ ı bang ı. qˇ ıng wen ın na General manager’s office. may I ask who’s calling? B: 我是五星公司的。前两天我跟你们王总约好了。 不知道他现在方便通话吗? ˇ sh` ´ liang ˇ ˇ gen ¯ ¯ wo ¯ nˇ wo ı Wˇ ux¯ ıng gongs¯ ı de. B: 他什么时候能开完? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Wang is in a meeting now. ei ı.Transferring a Call A: 你好,真美公司。 ˇ Zhenm ˇ Gongs¯ ¯ ¯ nˇ ıhao. Is he available to talk now? C: 非常抱歉,王总正在开会。 ´ ` an. Please transfer me to the general manager’s office. Truly Beautiful Incorporated.

Key Vocabulary 转 约好了 方便 通话 开会 ˇ zhuan ˇ le ¯ hao yue ` f¯ angbian ` ¯ tonghu a to transfer to have arranged convenient to speak on the telephone to attend a meeting ¯ ı kaihu` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 好的,那我一个小时以后再打来。 ˇ de.´ ´ ¯ shenme ¯ w´ ta sh´ ıhou neng kai an? When will the meeting conclude? C: 大概一个小时吧。 ` ai ` y¯ ˇ dag ı ge xiaosh´ ı ba. na ` wo ˇ y¯ ˇ ` zai ` da ˇ lai. ´ hao ı ge xiaosh´ ı yˇ ıhou OK. In about an hour. then I’ll call back in an hour. .

.大概 以后 ` ai ` dag roughly. operator telephone extension to leave a message to return a phone call to make an appointment Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. approximately. probably after ` yˇ ıhou Supplementary Vocabulary 总机 分机 留言 回电话 预约 zˇ ongj¯ ı f¯ enj¯ ı liuy´ ´ an ` ` hu´ ı dianhu a ¯ yuyu ` e switchboard.

O. yuanl ı qu ` xiep¯ Oh. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Intermediate . Her hands were full of bags. Where did you see her? A: 商店里。她从头到脚都是名牌,手里还拎着大包 小包呢。 ` lˇ ´ ´ aoji ` ao ˇ dou ´ shoulˇ ˇ ı ¯ ¯ sh` Shangdi an ı. no wonder she was with an old guy–it’s because she went on a shopping spree. T¯ a congt oud ı m´ ıngpai. B: 噢,怪不得和老男人在一起,原来是去血拼。 ` ´ lao ˇ nanr ´ en ´ zai ` y¯ ´ ai ´ sh` ˇ ın.She’s Easy A: (C0557) 我 昨 天 看 到 依依 了 。 她 的 男 朋 友 是 不 是 年 纪 挺 大 的? ´ an ` ao ` Y¯ ´ engyou ´ ¯ kand Wˇ o zuoti ıyi le. She was wearing brand-name clothing from head to toe. isn’t he? B: 你 说 哪 一个 呀 ? 她 男 朋 友 多 了 , 什么 年 纪 的 都 有。你在哪里看到她的? ˇ ıge y¯ ´ engyou ´ ´ ´ ı ¯ le. hai ın zhe dab In a shop. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Her boyfriend is quite elderly. . guaibude he ıqˇ ı. one of every age. T¯ a de nanp sh` ıbush` ı ´ ı tˇ ` de? nianj` ıng da I saw Yiyi yesterday. Nˇ ı zai Which one are you talking about? She has so many boyfriends. shenme ¯ nay¯ Nˇ ı shuo a? T¯ a nanp duo nianj` ` nali ˇ kand ` ao ` ta ¯ yˇ ¯ de? de dou ou. ´ l¯ ` aoxi ˇ ao ¯ aob ¯ ne.

. good-looking guy.A: 她好 像 很 随 便 。 前 几 天 在 酒 吧 , 我 还 看 到 她 和 一 个小白脸在一起。 ˇ ang ` ˇ su´ ` ´ ıtian ` jiub ˇ hai ´ kan` ¯ zai ¯ wo T¯ a haoxi hen ıbian. ˇ ¯ zhao tongxu e. ıngtian I knew her back in university. Basically. she’ll go after that kind of guy. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). the next day a boss. Shenbi ´ en ´ y¯ ` y¯ ¯ an ¯ de nanr ¯ huan T¯ a jiush` ı tian ı ge. How long have you know her? B: 大 学 就 认识 。 她 那 时 候 就 是 这 样 , 今 天 找 同 学 , 明天找老板。 ` e ´ jiu ` ` ıshou jiush` ` ang. what ever whim she has. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ı zhey` ˇ ´ ˇ shenmey` ´ ¯ yˇ Zongzh¯ ı ta ou shenme xuqi ı zhao ang de ´ jiu ` hu` ¯ u. Nˇ ı renshi ta ¨ en ˇ le? That kind of woman is really scary. B: 她 就 是 这 样 。 身 边 的 男 人一 天 换 一个 。 总 之 她 有 什么需求,就会找什么样的男人。 ` ang. ´ nanr That’s so like her. ´ en. Qianjˇ ˇ a. She was like that then – today she was chasing a student. ` ı zhey` ´ ´ m´ ˇ laob ˇ an. It’s seems like she’s pretty easy. A: 这种女人真恐怖。你认识她多久了? ˇ ` ong ˇ ´ zhen ` ¯ kˇ ¯ duoji ¯ u Zhezh nur u ongb` u. ` ta ´ y¯ ˇ aili ´ an ˇ zai ` y¯ ¯ he dao ı ge xiaob ıqˇ ı. A few days ago at the bar I also saw her with a young. j¯ ˇ ¯ zhao Daxu T¯ a nash´ ıntian ` renshi. She changes her men by the day.

. Key Vocabulary 从头到脚 名牌 拎 怪不得 血拼 随便 小白脸 总之 需求 ´ ´ aoji ` ao ˇ congt oud ´ m´ ıngpai l¯ ın ` guaibude ˇ ın xiep¯ ` su´ ıbian ˇ aili ´ an ˇ xiaob zˇ ongzh¯ ı xuqi ´ ¯ u from head to foot brandname to carry no wonder shopping spree easy. she has people to pay her way. does she work? B: 她才不需要呢。反正有人养。 ´ b` ` ´ yˇ T¯ a cai u xuy` anzheng yˇ ouren ang. requirement c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. promiscuous male golddigger basically demand. Anyway.A: 哎,她有工作吗? ¯ ta ` ma? ¯ yˇ ¯ Ai. ou gongzu o Wow. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ ao ne. Fˇ She doesn’t need to.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.恐怖 反正 养 kˇ ongb` u ` fˇ anzheng yˇ ang terrifying anyway to support Supplementary Vocabulary 伴大款 吃软饭 拜金 轻浮 正经 鬼混 ` daku ` an ˇ ban ˇ an ch¯ ı ruanf` ` ın baij¯ q¯ ıngfu ´ ` zhengjing guˇ ıhun ` to be with a rich man to live off of a woman to worship money frivolous honorable to fool around Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Wˇ ` lei ` sˇ ¯ kuai Aiy¯ o dou ı le. I’m about to die of exhaustion. suoyˇ ˇ ı tˇ ` tebi ` e ´ da. I breast-feed. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). mama hen ˇ b` Long time no see. ˇ ¯ sh` Kˇ esh` ı yˇ ou hao ıqing hai ıjˇ ı lai a. don’t bring it up.Baby Care A: (C0563) 好久不见。当妈妈很开心吧? ˇ u ` Dang ˇ kaix¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ın ba? Haoji ujian.Intermediate . ı laog bang nˇ ı ma? Yeah. . For example. A: 是啊。你老公帮你吗? ˇ ong ¯ Nˇ ¯ ¯ Sh` ı a. so it really consumes a lot of energy. Oh. ` ¯ ao y¯ ınwei ı mur ıl` ı xiaoh ˇ u ˇ weiyˇ But there are a lot of things I still have to do myself. A: 你妈妈不是在帮你带孩子吗? ` bang ` haizi ´ ma? ¯ ¯ Nˇ ı mama b` u sh` ı zai nˇ ı dai Isn’t your mom helping you with the child? B: 可 是 有 好多 事 情 还 得 我 自 己 来 呀 。 比 如 喂 奶 , 因 为我是母乳喂养,所以体力消耗特别大。 ˇ duo ´ dei ˇ wo ˇ z` ´ y¯ ` ai. biet´ ´ ı le. Are you happy to be a mom? B: 哎哟,别提了。我都快累死了。 ¯ ou. Does your husband help you? B: 当然咯。他负责换尿布、哄孩子睡觉。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. nursing. Bˇ ıru ´ wein ` wo ˇ sh` ` ang.

we have to go over and take a look. He’s in charge of changing diapers and rocking the baby to sleep. Ummm. ı zh¯ ıdao zu` ı ` de sh` ´ lei ı shenme ma? Of course. ` e huan Of course. A: 你会唱歌给宝宝听吗? ` ˇ baobao ˇ ¯ gei Nˇ ı hu` ı changg e t¯ ıng ma? Do you sing for the baby? B: 当然咯。他特别喜欢呢!哎,你知道我觉得最累 的是什么吗? ¯ nˇ ´ lo. ` dei ¯ women I can’t sleep well at night because as soon as the child cries.´ lo. Key Vocabulary 别提了 ´ ı le biet´ to not mention c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). T¯ ` niaob` ` u. b` u zh¯ ıdao.. do you know what I find most tiring? A: 嗯,不知道。 ` Ng.. He especially likes that! Hey. ı ku. B: 是夜里睡不好,孩子一哭,我们就得起来看看。 ˇ haizi ´ y¯ ˇ ˇ qˇ ` Sh` ı y` eli shu` ıbuhao. jiu ılai kankan. T¯ ` e ´ xˇ ` wo ˇ juede ´ ¯ Dangr an a tebi ıhuan ne! Ai. no. . hong ˇ ´ shu` ` ¯ Dangr an a fuz´ haizi ıjiao.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.带孩子 喂奶 喂养 体力 消耗 负责 换尿布 哄 ` haizi ´ dai ` ai ˇ wein ` ang weiyˇ tˇ ıl` ı ` ¯ ao xiaoh fuz´ ` e ` niaob` ` u huan ˇ hong to take care of a child to nurse to feed physical strength to consume to be in charge of to change a diaper to soothe Supplementary Vocabulary 照顾 抱 奶粉 奶瓶 ` zhaogu ` bao ˇ en naifˇ ˇ ıng naip´ to take care of to hug powdered milk nursing bottle Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

omen hen o eng le. welcome to our factory for a tour. I will definitely do it the best. Li. The factory buildings are very imposing! A: 不错吧!这是我们去年投资八千万造的。 ` ba! Zhe ` sh` ˇ ´ touz¯ ´ ı baqi ` de.Intermediate . B: 你们的设备在国外也不多见。 ` ei ` zai ` guow` ´ ai yˇ ` ¯ an. B: 李总,谢谢你的招待。厂房真气派啊! ˇ ` ` Changf´ ˇ ang zhen ` a! ¯ ai. ¯ q` Lˇ ı Zong. xiexie nˇ ı de zhaod ıpai Mr.Touring a Factory A: Peter (C0566) ,欢迎参观我们工厂! ˇ ˇ ¯ ıng cangu ¯ ¯ women ¯ Peter.000 in last year to build. ` tonggu I can do something or not–but if I’m going to do something. huany´ an gongch ang! Peter. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ao zuo ıd` ıng y` ao zuod ` y¯ ˇ Wˇ ˇ zao ˇ jiu ` ISO renzh ` ` ¯ zu` ıhao. hey! This is what we invested 80. ¯ anw` ¯ an zao Bucu ı women quni ` o ` an Not bad. A: 我 做 事 要 么不 做 , 要 做 就 一 定 要 做 到 最 好 。 我 们 很早就通过ISO认证了。 ` ı y` ` y` ` jiu ` ao ` Wˇ o zuosh` aome b` u zuo. . thank you for your reception. We’ve had ISO certification for a long time now. Nˇ ımen de sheb e b` u duoji Even overseas you don’t often see facilities like yours.000. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Zai ¯ ad ¯ ¯ ai Sanb ımen Jian ang e yˇ angb` uqˇ ı ` ´ ¯ ren. In your country. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Now. How many employees do you have? A: 三 百 多 个 。 在 你 们 加 拿 大 , 工 厂可 养 不 起 那 么 多 人。 ˇ duo ` nˇ ´ a. . Over ten years ago. Gang ´ xianz ` ai ` women ˇ ¯ ¯ ı zhˇ ¯ an Sh´ ıduoni kaishˇ ıyˇ ou jˇ ıge ren. ` gongch ˇ kˇ ¯ ge. when was this factory established? A: 十 多 年 了 。 刚 开 始 只 有 几 个人 , 现 在 我 们 可 是 国 内规模最大的工具生产商之一。 ´ le.B: 李总,你们这个厂是什么时候创办的? ˇ ` ˇ ´ ` chuang` Lˇ ı Zong. Nˇ ımen yˇ ou duoshao yuang Really amazing. Canada. we are one of the largest tool manufacturers in the country. nˇ ımen zhege chang sh` ı shenme sh´ ıhou ` de? ban Mr. B: 真厉害。你们有多少员工? ´ ong? ¯ l` ¯ ¯ Zhen ıhai. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ ei ` gu¯ ´ zu` ` de gongj ˇ ¯ u ¯ ¯ kˇ esh` ı guon ımo ıda ansh ang zh¯ ı` shengch y¯ ı. In the beginning there were only a few people. Li. name duo Over 300. however. a factory definitely would not be able to support that many people.

` Bugu ` wo ˇ t¯ ` ai ` p` ´ ¯ xianz ¯ Meicu ıngshuo ıny` ong Zhonggu o ` o. ` lˇ ` x´ Yeah! That’s all because of the labor benefits stipulated by the government. But. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).B: 没错。不过,我听说现在聘用中国员工的成本也 高了。 ´ o. B: 不会有问题吗? ` ı ma? Buhu` ou went´ ` ı yˇ Won’t that cause problems? A: 那我怎么办?按他们说的做,我早就关门了。 ` tamen ` wo ˇ zˇ ` ` wo ˇ zaoji ˇ u ¯ ¯ de zuo. b` uguo ı guoji ıd` ıng de yuang ´ ı. men Well. what can I do? If I did things according to how they say I should. . B: 啊? ˇ A? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ ong ´ ˇ yˇ ¯ ¯ le. ¯ jiu Bu ı ta ıng le. I’ve heard that the cost of employing laborers in China is high now too. I would have closed down a long time ago. ¯ enme ban? An shuo Na ` guan´ le. You just ignore them and then it’s fine. yuang de chengb en e gao You’re right. A: 是啊,不过那些都是国家规定的员工福利。不理 它就行了。 ` naxi ` e ´ a ´ ong ¯ dou ¯ sh` ¯ gu¯ ¯ ful` Sh` ı a.

certification to found to be unable to support financially to employ cost to stipulate benefits. welfare ` ` chuangb an yˇ angb` uqˇ ı p` ıny` ong ´ ˇ chengb en gu¯ ıd` ıng ful` ´ı Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Huh? Key Vocabulary 厂房 气派 投资 设备 多见 认证 创办 养不起 聘用 成本 规定 福利 ˇ ang changf´ ` q` ıpai ´ ı touz¯ ` ei ` sheb ` ¯ an duoji ` ` renzh eng factory building imposing to invest facilities. equipment see often authentication.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .车间 技术 管理 扩建 引进 更新 ¯ an ¯ cheji j` ıshu ` ˇ ı guanlˇ ` an ` kuoji yˇ ınj` ın workshop technology to manage to expand to introduce from elsewhere to renew. to replace ¯ gengx¯ ın Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Intermediate . I’ve been sent by Big Head. I know that you’ve got everything. ´ y´ ´ an O. Zh¯ ` nˇ ´ ¯ Meish` ı Dat ıdao ı shenme dou ˇ ı ted` ` ı guolai ` qiao ´ qiao. ı xiangy` ao shenme? Wˇ o zher aotouw´ ` ¯ b` dou ucuo. Oh. yˇ ou. you’re one of us. . z` ıjˇ ıren. B: 噢 , 自 己 人 。 你 想 要 什么 ? 我 这 儿 大 麻 、 摇 头 丸 都不错。 ´ Nˇ ˇ ´ ` dam ` a. wo ˇ sh` ` ou ´ jiesh ` ao ` lai ´ de. so I came over just to see. What do you want? My marijuana and ecstacy are both good. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 这种东西都玩腻了。给我点有劲儿的。 ` ong ˇ ˇ wo ˇ dian ˇ yˇ ¯ ¯ w´ Zhezh dongxi dou an n` ı le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). suoyˇ Nothing.The Drug Dealer A: (C0573) 有货吗? ` ma? Yˇ ou huo Do you have the goods? B: 你说什么? ´ ¯ shenme? Nˇ ı shuo What are you talking about? A: 没 事 儿 , 我 是 大头 介 绍 来 的 。 知 道 你 什么 都 有 , 所以特地过来瞧瞧。 ´ ır. Gei ouj` ınr de.

B: 你 挺 内 行 的 , 经 常 买 吧 。 以 后 找我 , 货 又 多 又 新,而且价钱公道。 ` ang ´ ´ ˇ ba. wo ıxia angpˇ ın. and the price is decent. You’re quite the expert.Those things aren’t fun anymore. hailu ˇ oy¯ ` ın y` ˇ duo ´ xianz ` ai ` ¯ ren Kˇ ekay¯ u haoj` ao ma? Hao ` ¯ x¯ dou ı zhege. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). OK. . Give me something with a little punch. ˇ huo ` Nˇ ı tˇ ıng neih de. sh` ı b` ucuo. b¯ ıngdu ao ma? Zu` ıj` ın zhexi eng le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: K 粉、冰毒要吗?最近这些卖疯了。 ` e ` f¯ ¯ mai K fˇ en. A: 嗯,是不错。白粉怎么卖? ` Baifˇ ´ en zˇ ` Ng. Yˇ ` zhao ˇ wo. A: 好,让我看一下样品。 ˇ rang ` ˇ kan ` y¯ ` y` Hao. I’ve got a lot of new stuff. ´ y` Want K or Ice? They’ve been selling like hotcakes lately. How do you sell cocaine? B: 可卡 因 不 好 进 , 海洛 因 要 吗 ? 好多 人 现 在 都 吸 这 个。 ˇ ın b` ˇ ın. Come buy often. It’s not bad. and look for me. enme mai? Oh. j¯ ıngchang mai ıhou ´ e ˇ jiaqian ` ¯ y` ¯ y` ou duo ou x¯ ın. Let me see the goods. erqi gongdao.

A: 不怕警察抓? ` jˇ ´ zhua? ¯ Bu ıngcha ` pa Aren’t you afraid of being caught by the cops? B: 市场经济,关他们屁事? ˇ ¯ tamen ¯ Sh` ıchang j¯ ıngj` ı. they always want to get a little something to take so they can enjoy themselves to the full. T¯ ıng Dat ı shengyi zuo ` ın ´ ¯ sh` d´ ıt¯ ıng dou ı nˇ ı de d` ıpan. B: 还行吧。现在的人出来玩,一定要搞点东西吃才 过瘾。有需求,就有市场。 ´ x´ ` ai ` de ren ´ chulai ˇ dian ˇ Hai ıng ba. All right. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` fuj` ¯ nˇ ¯ Yˇ e x´ ıng. Xianz an. and that all the nearby discos are your turf. . Where there’s demand.It’s hard to bring cocaine into the country. what does it have to do with them? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). there’s a market. Big Head says that your business hasn’t been bad lately. A: 也 行 。 听 大头 说 你 生 意 做 得很 大 , 附 近迪 厅 都 是 你的地盘。 ` ou ´ shuo ` de hen ˇ da. y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao gao ¯ w´ ´ guoyˇ ` ın. guan p` ısh` ı? It’s a market economy. When people go out these days. what about heroin? A lot of people are into herion now. Yˇ ˇ ¯ dongxi ch¯ ı cai ou xuqi ou sh` ıchang. ´ jiu ` yˇ ¯ u. It’s OK.

. expressly one of us marijuana ecstacy to be tired of exciting expert fair. Key Vocabulary 特地 自己人 大麻 摇头丸 腻 有劲儿 内行 公道 冰毒 粉 ` ı ted` ´ z` ıjˇ ıren ` a ´ dam ´ an y´ aotouw´ n` ı yˇ ouj` ınr ` ang ´ neih ¯ gongdao b¯ ıngdu ´ specially. metham- K K fˇ en ˇ ın kˇ ekay¯ 可卡因 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Oh yeah? Today I’ll show you how we deal with people like you.A: 是吗?今天我就让你看看我们怎么管你。 ˇ jiu ` nˇ ` kan women ˇ ˇ ¯ wo Sh` ı ma? J¯ ıntian ı kan zˇ enme guan ` rang nˇ ı. reasonable crystal phetamine ketamine cocaine c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

海洛因 迪厅 地盘 过瘾 ˇ oy¯ ` ın hailu d´ ıt¯ ıng ´ d` ıpan ` ın guoyˇ heroin disco turf to enjoy oneself to the fullest Supplementary Vocabulary 毒品 禁毒 贩毒 毒贩子 迪斯科 蹦迪 上瘾 dupˇ ´ ın j` ındu ´ f` andu ´ du anzi ´ f` d´ ıs¯ ık¯ e ` bengd´ ı ` shangyˇ ın narcotic. drug to ban a narcotic to traffic in narcotics drug dealer disco club addicted Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

` ao.Intermediate . ` de. and especially good. When it comes to snacks. A: 你爱吃的鸭脖子、鸡爪子也好不到哪儿去。 ` ch¯ ´ j¯ ˇ yˇ ˇ b` ` nar ˇ qu. ızhuazi e hao udao ` Those duck necks and chicken feet you like to eat aren’t so great for you either. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Naxi ı laj¯ ıpˇ ın. reli hen Those are junk food. You want a piece? A: 不要。零食我还是喜欢薯片和巧克力。 ˇ haishi ´ ` he ´ qiaok` ˇ el` Buy` ıngsh´ ı wo xˇ ıhuan shupi ı. Nˇ ı yˇ e lai ı kuai? ´ oug Beef jerky. tebi ` e ´ haoch¯ ˇ ´ y¯ ` ¯ Xiangl ¯ a Niur ı. It’s spicy. . B: 哎 , 这 你 就 不 懂 了 。 这 些东 西 可 有 营 养 了 。 还 有 瓜子、话梅,都是又好吃、 又健康的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. L´ ˇ an No. Nˇ ı ai ı de y¯ abozi.Snacks A: (C0579) 你在吃什么? ` ch¯ ´ Nˇ ı zai ı shenme? What are you eating? B: 牛肉干。香辣的,特别好吃。你也来一块? ` an. I like potato chips and chocolate. They’re high in calories. B: 那些都是垃圾食品,热量很高的。 ` e ` ang ` ˇ gao ¯ dou ¯ sh` ¯ ı sh´ ¯ de.

Ah.¯ zhe ` nˇ ˇ ` e ¯ dongxi ¯ Ai. It’s better to eat less of them. ı jiu u dong le. Zhexi kˇ e yˇ ou y´ ıngyˇ ang ` b` ´ ou guazˇ ` ei. Wˇ ¯ dang Zhe uy` ong nˇ ı caox¯ o b` uhu` ı ba f` an ch¯ ı ` b` ˇ ai ´ jiush` ´ de sh´ de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Haishi shao ˇ hao. l´ ıngsh´ ı benl ıhou ch¯ ı de ma. B: 这就不用你操心了。我不会把它当饭吃的,零食 本来就是闲的时候吃的嘛。 ` jiu ˇ ta ` ¯ ın le. They’re all delicious and healthy too. Also melon seeds and pickled plums. ` ı xian You don’t need to worry about that. A: 那我怎么看你一天到晚都在吃? ` wo ˇ zˇ ` nˇ ` an dou ` ch¯ ¯ aowˇ ¯ zai Na enme kan ı y¯ ıtiand ı? So how come I see you eating them all day long? B: 哎呀 , 现 在 零 食 的 广 告和 包 装 都那 么 诱 人 , 我 看 了 就 馋 。 每次 去 超 市 , 本来 不 想 买 的 , 可 是 最 后 还是买了一大堆。买了当然要吃咯。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . Haiyˇ ı y` ou haoch¯ ı. ˇ ch¯ ı dian Healthy? Eating snacks is not going to be healthy. I won’t make a meal out of them. Those things are quite nutritious. you just don’t understand. ´ dou ˇ ` ang ¯ ı. Snacks are for munching on when you’re bored. y` ou jiank de. huam ¯ sh` ¯ le. A: 健康?吃零食才不会健康呢。还是少吃点好。 ` ang? ´ b` ` ang ´ ˇ ¯ ¯ Jiank Ch¯ ı l´ ıngsh´ ı cai uhu` ı jiank ne.

kˇ ` haishi ´ ˇ le y¯ ` ı. as soon as I see them I get the munchies. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` chaosh` ˇ ˇ de. even though I’m not planning to buy them. Key Vocabulary 香辣 零食 垃圾食品 热量 营养 健康 操心 ` ¯ a xiangl l´ ıngsh´ ı ¯ ı sh´ laj¯ ıpˇ ın ` ang ` reli y´ ıngyˇ ang ` ang ¯ jiank ¯ ın caox¯ spicy snack junk food calories nutrition healthy to worry about c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. And if I buy them of course I’m going to eat them. benl ` chan. Every time I go to the grocery store. . xianz ` ai ` l´ ˇ ` he ´ baozhu ` ¯ ¯ ¯ naAiy¯ ıngsh´ ı de guangg ao ang dou ´ wo ˇ kan ` le jiu ´ ˇ ı qu ˇ ai ´ ¯ me y` ouren. ¯ Nˇ ı zhensh` ı tou ¯ You’re such a pig. Meic` ı. A: 你真是头猪。 ´ zhu. I still end up with a whole pile of them. Mai ˇ le b` u xiang mai esh` ı zu` ıhou mai ıdadu¯ ´ y` ¯ dangr an ao ch¯ ı lo. Geez.¯ a. these days snack ads and packaging are so enticing.

当 本来 一天到晚 包装 诱人 馋 一大堆 ` dang ˇ ai ´ benl ` an ¯ aowˇ y¯ ıtiand ¯ ¯ baozhu ang ´ y` ouren ´ chan ` ı y¯ ıdadu¯ to regard as originally all day long packaging enticing gluttonous a big pile Supplementary Vocabulary 主食 爆米花 果脯 饼干 加工 有害 zhush´ ˇ ı ` ¯ baomˇ ıhua ˇ u guop ˇ ¯ bˇ ınggan ¯ ong ¯ jiag ` yˇ ouhai staple food popcorn candied fruit biscuit. cookie to process harmful Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

shenme sh` ı nˇ ı kuai Forget about it. I’m really sorry about last time in the bar. T¯ a b` u kˇ eneng zhen´ Xiang. A: 我觉得我们分手都是误会。我们和好吧! ´ ˇ ˇ dou ´ ao ˇ ¯ sh` Wˇ o juede women f¯ enshou ı wuhu` omen heh ` ı. Let’s make up! B: 张亮,我们还是做朋友好。 ` ˇ ´ ` pengyou ´ ˇ ¯ Zhang Liang. shangc` ı zai ızai ˇ a Lili. I didn’t think it was a big deal. Zhang Liang. Yˇ ou ´ ` shuo ¯ ba. I think we should just be friends. Wˇ ba! I think our break-up was all a misunderstanding. If you want to say something. It’s so minor. . women haishi zuo hao. ` ¯ sh´ L` ıli. Y¯ ıdian ı. wo ang zai ınshang. just go ahead and say it. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).It’s Over (Again) A: (C0585) 丽丽,上次在酒吧实在抱歉。 ` ` jiub ` baoqi ` an. A: 是 刘 翔 对 吗 ? 他不 适 合 你 。 他不 可 能 真 心 爱 你 的。 ´ ´ nˇ ´ ¯ Sh` ı Liu du` ı ma? T¯ a b` u sh` ıhe ı. B: 算 了 。 一 点 小 事 , 我 没 放 在 心 上 。 有 什么事 你 快 说吧。 ` ˇ xiaosh` ˇ ˇ mei ´ f` ` x¯ ` Suanle. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` nˇ x¯ ın ai ı de.Intermediate .

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). He can’t possibly truly love you. Sh` ˇ ¯ Wˇ omen shenme sh` ı yˇ e meiyˇ ı nˇ ı guy` wo! ` ı yuanwang ` zhey` ` ang nˇ ` ou gen ˇ f¯ ˇ qu ˇ ¯ wo Y¯ ınwei ı jiu ou jiekˇ enshou. . ´ yˇ ouqianr Nothing happened between us. B: 你和菲菲的事你自己知道。 ´ F¯ ` Nˇ ı he eifei de sh` ı nˇ ı z` ıjˇ ı zh¯ ıdao. ` yˇ ` zhao ´ en. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. You know what happened between you and Feifei. And what am I like? Come out and say it. A: 我 们什么事也 没 有 。 是 你 故 意 冤 枉 我 ! 因 为 这 样 你就有借口跟我分手,去找有钱人。 ´ ´ ou. B: 你 有 什么 权 力 这 么 说 ? 你 以为 所 有 男 人 都 和 你 一 样吗? ´ ´ ı zheme ` ´ suoyˇ ˇ ou nan´ ¯ Nˇ Nˇ ı yˇ ou shenme quanl` shuo? ı yˇ ıwei ´ dou ´ nˇ ¯ he ren ı y¯ ıy` ang ma? What right do you have to say that? You think all men are like you? A: 我怎么了?你今天把话说清楚。 ˇ hua ` shuo ¯ ba ¯ q¯ Wˇ o zˇ enme le? Nˇ ı j¯ ıntian ıngchu. You’re purposely wrongfully accusing me! This way you have an excuse to break up and get with the rich guy.Is it Liu Xiang? He’s not right for you.

Key Vocabulary 误会 wuhu` ` ı misunderstanding c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.B: 刘 翔 就 是 比 你 有本 事 、 有 钱 。 你 除 了 会 妒 忌 , 还 会什么? ´ jiush` ˇ ´ Nˇ Liu ı nˇ ı yˇ ou benshi. besides being jealous? A: 行了,我受够了!我对你全心全意,你却一直在 玩弄我的感情。我今天总算看清你了。我们彻底 分手! ˇ shoug ` ou ` le! Wˇ ´ ınquany` ´ ı. Wˇ ` ¯ zˇ y¯ ızh´ ı zai annong wo o j¯ ıntian ongsuan ` ıng nˇ ` ı f¯ ˇ kanq¯ ı le. . I can finally see it clearly. We are really through. yˇ ouqian. and richer. I’ve had enough! I was totally devoted to you. ´ hu` ´ hai ı shenme? Liu Xiang is more accomplished than you. What are you good at. B: 我们已经分手了!请你以后别再来找我! ˇ le! Qˇ ` bie ´ zai ` lai ´ zhao ˇ wo! ˇ Wˇ omen yˇ ıj¯ ıng f¯ enshou ıng nˇ ı yˇ ıhou We already broke up! Please don’t contact me again. nˇ ` X´ ıng le. wo o du` ı nˇ ı quanx¯ ı que ` w´ ` ˇ de ganq´ ˇ ıng. ı chule ı duj` ´ Xiang ` ı bˇ ´ hu` ` ı. Wˇ omen chedˇ enshou! All right. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). but you just toy with my emotions.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . to reconcile to wrong excuse ability jealous wholeheartedly to toy thoroughly ¯ yuanwang ` ou jiekˇ ˇ benshi duj` `ı ´ ınquany` ´ ı quanx¯ ` w´ annong ` ı chedˇ Supplementary Vocabulary 猜疑 虚荣 责怪 自卑 求 ¯ ı caiy´ ´ xur ¯ ong ` z´ eguai ¯ z` ıbei qiu ´ to suspect vain to blame to feel inferior to beg Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).和好 冤枉 借口 本事 妒忌 全心全意 玩弄 彻底 ´ ao ˇ heh to make up.

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ao huxi zhaogu o! ` ai ` ang Oh. ıngting. Tingting. But. B: 阿 姨好 。 啊 , 你 们 家 真 漂 亮 ! 不 过还 是 阿 姨 您 最 漂亮! ` nˇ ¯ ı hao. Wˇ omen sh` ı y¯ ı ge qˇ ınsh` ı de. zhe ı wo e. hello. ` ` haishi ´ ¯ zhen ¯ piaoliang! ¯ ı n´ Ay´ ımen jia Bugu ay´ ın ` o ` zu` ı piaoliang! Auntie. .Intermediate . nevertheless. Nini often speaks of you. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Wow. ou sh` ı Dudu ba. Mom. T´ ıngting zhen ı shuohu omen N¯ ıni j¯ ıngchang t´ ıqˇ ı ` y¯ ` ¯ y` ¯ nˇ ı. You stay in the same room–you must take care of each other! B: 那 是 一 定 的 。 哎 , 这 位 小 朋 友 是 嘟嘟 吧 。 你 表 姐 天天跟我说你又聪明又可爱! ¯ zhe ` sh` ` wei ` xiaop ˇ engyˇ ´ Na ı y¯ ıd` ıng de. Nˇ ımen zhuz ı ge f´ angjian.Introducing Oneself to the Family (C0589) A: 妈妈,这是我同学,婷婷。我们是一个寝室的。 ` sh` ˇ tongxu ´ ´ T´ ¯ Mama. ˇ A. C: 哟 , 婷婷 真 会 说话 。 我 们 妮妮 经 常 提 起 你 。 你 们 住在一个房间,要互相照顾噢! ` Wˇ ´ ¯ hu` ¯ a. Auntie. Nˇ ı ¯ ˇ e ˇ tianti ˇ shuo ` ¯ an ¯ gen ¯ wo ¯ nˇ ¯ biaoji ı y` ou congming y` ou kˇ e’ai! c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. We are in the same dorm room. your home is really beautiful. Y¯ o. Tingting. you are more beautiful. you are a real sweet talker. this is my classmate. Ai.

Your cousin tells me every day how smart and cute you are. Oh. this little friend must be Dudu.That’s for sure. Wˇ o y` ao ch¯ ı tang. b` uy` ao lˇ ı ta. Thank you. . why don’t you hurry and greet our guest. Grandpa. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. come and meet my grandpa. this is Tingting. ıngting. Y´ eye. ` erqi ´ e ˇ diann ` ao ˇ hai ´ w´ ¯ n´ ¯ dou ¯ duanli N¯ ıni shuo ın meiti an ˇ hao ˇ ne! de hen Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 嘟嘟,还不赶快叫人,再好好谢谢姐姐。 ´ b` ˇ ` jiaor ` en. ¯ b` Y´ eye hao! N´ ın j¯ ıngshen zhen ıdian u xianl ˇ an ` an. A: 你 怎 么 这 么 馋 。 婷婷 , 不 要 理 他 , 来 见见 我 爷爷 吧。爷爷,这是婷婷。 ` ´ T´ ´ jianjian ` ˇ ¯ lai Nˇ ı zˇ enme zheme chan. B: 爷爷 好 ! 您 精 神 真 好 , 一 点 都 不 显 老 。 妮妮 说 您 每天都锻炼,而且电脑还玩得很好呢! ˇ ˇ y¯ ˇ dou ˇ ao. I want a candy. How can you be so greedy? Tingting. ˇ Xiexie ` ˇ ´ Jiejie jiejie. hai u ganku ai jiejie. Hello big sister. ¯ Dudu. and thank big sister? D: 姐姐好。谢谢姐姐。我要吃糖。 ˇ hao. ´ zai ` haoh ˇ ao ` ˇ ¯ xiexie Dudu. wo ` sh` y´ eye ba. ˇ ¯ hao. zhe ı T´ ıngting. big sister. don’t pay any attention to him.

Hah-hah. nowadays it’s definitely you young people’s world. You’re so full of vitality–you don’t show your age at all. and that you are good at playing on the computer.Hello grandpa. ¯ a zai esh` ı nˇ ımen nianq¯ ˇ ` zuo ` y¯ ganku ai a. E: 哈哈 , 人 老 了一 定 要 找 点 事 做 。 不 过 现 在 可 是 你 们年轻人的天下了。别老站着,赶快坐呀。 ´ lao ˇ le y¯ ˇ dian ˇ sh` ` Bugu ` xian` ¯ a. B: 好的,谢谢爷爷。 ˇ de. OK. thank you grandpa. ¯ ren Hah ıd` ıng y` ao zhao ı zuo. . Key Vocabulary 寝室 互相 叫人 馋 精神 qˇ ınsh` ı ¯ huxi ` ang ` en ´ jiaor ´ chan j¯ ıngshen dormitory each other to greet people greedy vigor Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Don’t just stand there. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. here. When you get old you have to find some things to keep busy. xiexie ` Hao y´ eye. ` o ` kˇ ´ ıngren ´ de tianxi ` le. Bie ´ lao ˇ zhan ` zhe. Nini says that you exercise every day. have a seat. But.

.显老 锻炼 天下 老 ˇ ao ˇ xianl ` an ` duanli ` ¯ a tianxi ˇ lao to appear old to exercise world always Supplementary Vocabulary 懂礼貌 懂事 夸 拜访 做客 ˇ ` dong lˇ ımao ˇ dongsh` ı ¯ kua ` ang baifˇ ` e zuok` well-mannered sensible to brag to pay a visit to be a guest Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Relax completely. shenme jiu ` shuo I’ll say a word. ı zhˇ ıy` ao gaosu wo dao ˇ nˇ ´ ´ f` ˇ ` ¯ shenme jiu ıng le. Just say whatever comes to mind. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . . Xiangd ao ` x´ ´ ´ ¯ shenme. and you just tell me what you associate it with. ˇ ¯ wo J¯ ıntian nˇ ı de z` ıy´ ou lianxi Today I’m going to test your free associations. Hao OK. Y` ao w´ anquan angsong. B: 什么? ´ Shenme? What? A: 我 会 说 一些 词语 , 你 只 要 告 诉 我 联 想 到 什么 就 行 了。要完全放松。想到什么就说什么。 ` ˇ lianxi ´ ang ˇ ` ¯ y¯ ¯ c´ Wˇ o hu` ı shuo ıxie ıyu. A: 准备好了吗? ` hao ˇ le ma? Zhunb ˇ ei Are you ready? B: 好了。我们开始吧。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Free Association A: (C0593) 今天我来考考你的自由联想。 ˇ lai ´ kaokao ˇ ´ ang. B: 好的。 ˇ de.

A: 我们再试一个。庙。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.ˇ le. A: 包子。 ¯ Baozi. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Dad would buy a meat bun to reward me. Wˇ o baba danw ıtang de rou zu` ı haoch¯ ı ˇ ` wo ˇ zhˇ ˇ ´ ı hao. Xiaosh´ ıhou. A: 你经常吃吗? ´ Nˇ ı j¯ ıngchang ch¯ ı ma? Did you eat them often? B: 不是,我成绩不好。 ˇ chengj` ´ ı b` ˇ Bu ı. Hao omen kaishˇ Yes. Let’s start. if I got a good test score. ıy` ao kaosh` ı chengj` jiu ı ` hu` ˇ rou ` baozi ˇ ı wo. Wˇ ¯ ı ba. . ˇ ¯ mai jiangl` Cafeteria. Bun. The meat buns at my dad’s work unit cafeteria were the best. my grades weren’t good. When I was little. B: 食 堂 。 我 爸爸 单 位 食 堂 的 肉 包 子 最 好 吃 了 。 小 时 候 , 我 只 要 考 试 成 绩 好 , 爸爸 就 会 买 肉 包 子 奖 励 我。 ´ ` ` sh´ ´ ` baozi ˇ ¯ ei ¯ Sh´ ıtang. ˇ baba ` le. ` sh` No. wo u hao.

¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o zhˇ ı xiangx` ın kanded ao ao bˇ ıru ´ baozi. Temple. I only believe in what I can see and touch. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . B: 难 闻 。 我 最 怕 烧 香 的 味 道 了 。 真 搞 不 懂 为什么 有 那么多人要去求神拜佛。 ´ en. ´ Wˇ ` shaoxi ` ˇ ¯ ang ¯ ¯ gaobuNanw o zu` ı pa de weidao le. The smell of burning incense is the worst. Let’s try another one. ´ qian. like buns and money. A: 钱会让你想到什么? ´ hu` ` ˇ ` shenme? ´ Qian ı rang nˇ ı xiangd ao What does money make you think of? B: 快乐、悲伤。虽说钱不是万能的,但没有钱是万 万不能的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 你不相信宗教? ` ¯ Nˇ ı b` u xiangx` ın z¯ ongjiao? You don’t believe in religion? B: 我只相信看得到摸得到的东西,比如包子、钱。 ` ` moded ` de dongxi. I just don’t get why so many people pray to Buddha for help. Miao. ¯ ren dong weish yˇ ou name duo ao qu ` qiush ´ en Bad-smelling. Zhen ˇ ` enme ´ ` ´ y` ´ baif´ ` o.` sh` ` Wˇ omen zai ı y¯ ı ge.

women ˇ ` zher.` e. let’s just stop here today. ¯ ¯ qian Kuail Su¯ ıshuo u sh` ı w` anneng de. A: 红色呢?会让你想到什么? ´ ` ne? Hu` ` ˇ ` shenme? ´ Hongs e ı rang nˇ ı xiangd ao How about red? What does that make you think of? B: 鞭炮。 ` ¯ ao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ Bugu ` wo ˇ b` ˇ Lans u xˇ ıhuan hai. Happiness and sorrow. ` o Blue? The ocean. . without it you can’t do anything. But I don’t like the ocean. Bianp Firecrackers. Although money can’t do everything. A: 好了,我们今天就到这儿。 ˇ le. A: 蓝色呢? ´ e ` ne? Lans And blue? B: 蓝色?海。不过我不喜欢海。 ´ e? ` Hai. ` beish ´ b` ´ ` ¯ ang. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). dan ´ ou qian ´ sh` ´ meiyˇ ı w` anw` an b` uneng de. ` ¯ jiu Hao j¯ ıntian ` dao OK.

It’s over? Just when I was getting into it. How about this: next time it’s my turn to test you.B: 完了?我刚进入状态呢。这样吧,下次轮到我来 考你。 ` ` ne. Zhey` ` ang ba. Key Vocabulary 自由联想 放松 食堂 奖励 庙 烧香 求神拜佛 悲伤 万能 万万 状态 ´ ang ˇ z` ıy´ ou lianxi ¯ f` angsong ´ sh´ ıtang ˇ ı jiangl` ` miao ¯ ang ¯ shaoxi ´ baif´ ` o qiush ´ en free association to relax cafeteria to reward temple to burn incense to appeal to Buddha for help sad all-powerful absolutely state. xiac` ` ı lun ¯ j` W´ an le? Wˇ o gang ınru ai ` zhuangt ´ ` wo ˇ lai ´ kao ˇ nˇ dao ı. condition c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . ¯ ang ¯ beish ´ w` anneng w` anw` an ` ` zhuangt ai Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .Supplementary Vocabulary 心理 心理医生 心理测试 分析 x¯ ınlˇ ı ¯ x¯ ınlˇ ı y¯ ısheng ` ı x¯ ınlˇ ı cesh` f¯ enx¯ ı psychology psychologist psychological test to analyze Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Hong Kong. Hangu ´ ´ ¯ dou ¯ sh` ¯ Zhexi ı x¯ ın de. What do you like to watch? A: 都可以。哪些卖得比较好? ˇ e ` de bˇ ` hao? ˇ ¯ kˇ ¯ mai Dou eyˇ ı. Nˇ ı xˇ ıhuan kan These are all new ones.The DVD Vendor A: (C0600) 最近有什么新碟? ´ ´ Zu` ıj` ın yˇ ou shenme x¯ ın die? What new DVDs have you gotten in recently? B: 这些都是新的。好莱坞的、香港的、韩国的、国 产的,都有。你喜欢看什么? ` e ˇ aiw ´ u ˇ de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). They all have big movie stars in them. These few here are all pretty good. dou ` shenme? ´ ¯ yˇ de.Intermediate . A: 质量怎么样? ` Zh` ıliang zˇ enmey` ang? How about the quality? B: 肯定清楚。你也不看看这是什么货,全是D9的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . guoch ou. Naxi ıjiao Anything is fine. Hollywood. ı da ıngx¯ ıng yˇ an de. Haol ang o ` de. Xiangg ´ an ˇ de. Which ones do you sell a lot of? B: 这几部不错,全是大明星演的。 ` jˇ ` quan ´ sh` ` m´ Zhe ı b` u b` ucuo. local ones–I’ve got them all. Korean.

do you want to buy it or not? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Nˇ ı yˇ e b` u kan ı shenme huo. plus they’re all pretty new... You also have a lot of television series here.. ı mai Huh? Um. Hey. er.. Are they the compressed versions? B: 是啊。全是最新季的。 ´ sh` Sh` ı a. A: 你的碟比别人都多,而且还挺新的。是从哪里进 货的? ´ bˇ ´ en ´ dou ´ e ˇ hai ´ tˇ ´ ¯ duo. Quan ı zu` ı x¯ ın j` ı de. A: 噢。你这里电视剧也很多。是压缩碟吗? ` ı diansh` ` ˇ duo. Where do you get your stock from? B: 啊?这个……哎,你买不买? ˇ Zhege.` kan sh` ´ ` quan ´ Kˇ end` ıng q¯ ıngchu. Yeah.. sh` ı D jiu ˇ de. ´ ma? ¯ Sh` ¯ die O. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nˇ ı zhelˇ ıju e hen ı y¯ asuo ` yˇ Oh.... They’re definitely clear.. Didn’t you see what kind of goods these are? They are all DVD nines. ¯ nˇ ` ˇ bu mai? ˇ A? Ai. Sh` ı cong ˇ j` ` de? nali ınhuo You have more DVDs than other people do. They are all the latest seasons. ¯ erqi Nˇ ı de die ı bier ıng x¯ ın de. .

` e ´ ´ ¯ Naxi ¯ sh` Nˇ ı bie ı ma. A: 让你拿来就拿来。小心我到公安局告你,把你 这 些 碟 都 没 收 了 。 别 以为 我 不 知 道 你 卖 的 是 盗 版 碟。 ` nˇ ´ ai ´ jiu ´ ai. ´ de sh` ı daob If I want you to bring them over. Don’t think I don’t know that what you’re selling is all pirated. ¯ y¯ Dou ıy` ang. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. None of them are any good. gei Don’t rush me. let me take my time and look. rang wo an ı shenme? Na ˇ wo ˇ kan ` kan. mei haok They’re all the same. ´ Xiaox¯ ˇ ın wo ˇ dao ` gong’ ` nˇ ˇ ¯ anj ¯ u Rang ı nal ı. and they’ll confiscate all your DVDs. Bie nˇ ı zhexi ıwei u zh¯ ıdao ı mai ` an ˇ die. just bring them over. . ba ` nal ´ gao ` e ´ dou ` ou ´ yˇ ´ wo ˇ b` ` nˇ ` ¯ die ¯ mosh ¯ le.A: 你 别 急 嘛 , 让 我 慢慢 挑 。 那 些 是 什么 ? 拿 给 我 看 看。 ´ j´ ` ˇ manm ` ` tiao. Be careful or I’ll go report you to the police. ` ganm ` ´ zhˇ ˇ ¯ dou ¯ zai ¯ wo? Xiaohu a! a ı zhua What a joke! Everyone is selling the same thing. B: 都一样,没什么好看的。 ´ shenme ´ ˇ an ` de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). as if they would just arrest me. B: 笑话!大家都在卖,干吗只抓我? ` ` Daji ` a ` mai. What are those? Give them to me to have a look at.

. A: 这还差不多。 ` hai ´ chabudu ` ¯ Zhe o. ¯ wo ¯ bie. . I’ll give them to you. Key Vocabulary 碟 国产 演 电视剧 压缩 季 ´ die ´ an ˇ guoch yˇ an ` diansh` ıju ` ¯ y¯ asuo j` ı DVD domestically produced to act television drama to compress season c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ bie.. ˇ song` ¯ an bie. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). don’t. ın y` ao naxi Ai. Whatever you want. Hey. you think? B: 哎,大哥,别,别,别,千万别。您要哪些,我 送给您。 ¯ dag ` e. ´ bie. don’t. by all means. brother.. don’t. That’s more like it.A: 还说? ´ shuo? ¯ Hai Oh. ´ qianw` ´ N´ ˇ e.. don’t. ˇ n´ gei ın.

进货 挑 告 没收 以为 盗版 干吗 千万 ` j` ınhuo ¯ tiao ` gao ` ou ¯ mosh ´ yˇ ıwei ` an ˇ daob ` ´ ganm a ¯ an qianw` to stock to choose to report to confiscate to think mistakenly pirated whatever for absolutely Supplementary Vocabulary 小贩 小摊 正版 多管闲事 讨价还价 ˇ an xiaof` ˇ an ¯ xiaot ` ˇ zhengb an ˇ xiansh` ´ ¯ guan duo ı ˇ ahu ` anji ´ a ` taoji vendor vendor’s stall legal to meddle to bargain Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Post-Graduation Plans A: (C0608) 叔叔,你来啦! ´ la! Shushu. y` ou b` u xiang le. Zhen ou chuxi! ¯ Yep! You graduated before I knew it. a student’s life is the happiest. . it wasn’t easy to graduate. so it’s time to use them.Intermediate . B: 那 是 , 做 学 生 是 最 开心 的 。 不 过 工 作 也 很 好 啊 ! 你学了那么多本事,是时候用了。 ` ` xuesheng ´ ` gongzu ` yˇ ¯ ın de. ıy` e le. But working is good too! You learned so many things. A: 现 在 有本 事 的 人 太多 了 。 名 牌 大 学 毕 业 的 都 找 不 到好工作,我这种普通大学毕业的就更没戏了。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). When I was studying I wanted to work. nˇ ı lai ¯ Uncle. zuo sh` ı zu` ı kaix¯ o e ` o ˇ hao ˇ a! Nˇ ´ le name ` ˇ ¯ benshi. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. hen ı xue duo sh` ı sh´ ıhou y` ong le. Bugu ¯ Nashi. Yeah. I don’t want to. Your future is bright! A: 哎,好不容易才毕业。上学的时候想工作。现在 毕业了,又不想了。 ¯ haob` ˇ urongy` ´ ´ b` ` ´ de sh´ ˇ ¯ ı cai ıy` e. Oh. Now that I’ve graduated. Shangxu e ıhou xiang gongAi. you came! B: 是啊!一转眼你都大学毕业了。真有出息! ˇ an nˇ ` e ´ b` ¯ daxu ¯ yˇ Sh` ı a! Y¯ ızhuanyˇ ı dou ıy` e le. ` Xianz ` ai ` b` ˇ zuo.

The pay was too low. a graduate of an average university. erqi e b` utai ıhuan. Gongz¯ ` d¯ ´ e ˇ wo ˇ yˇ ` xˇ ¯ Wˇ o b` u xiang ı tai ı. Shushu gaosu nˇ ı. Nˇ ` jia ¯ ¯ de sh` ı gongzu o ush` ı wenp´ ı sh´ ıx´ ı de na ˇ ` ma? ¯ gongs¯ ı zˇ enmey` ang? Xiang j` ıxu ` zuo Young people should have confidence. Zhey` ux´ ıng. How was the company you interned at? Do you want to keep doing it? A: 我不想干了。工资太低,而且我也不太喜欢。 ˇ gan ` le. not a diploma.` ai ` yˇ ˇ ´ tai ` duo ´ daxu ` e ´ b` ¯ le. M´ Xianz ou benshi de ren ıngpai ıy` e de ˇ ` hao ˇ gongzu ` wo ˇ zhezh ` ong ˇ ` e ´ ¯ zhaobud ¯ ¯ dou ao o. yˇ anguang b` uneng tai That’s no good. b` ıy` e de jiu meix` ` geng Nowadays there are too many people with an education. Someone like me. Graduates from top universities can’t even find jobs. I’m through with that. has even less hope. I’m telling you. b` ´ ıng. I didn’t like it much. what we’re talking about here is work ability. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 这样不行,眼光不能太高了。 ` ang b` ´ ` gao ¯ ¯ le. B: 年 轻 人 要 有 自 信 。 叔叔 告 诉 你 , 现 在 讲 的 是 工 作 能力,不是文凭。你实习的那家公司怎么样?想 继续做吗? ´ ıngren ´ y` ` ` ai ` jiang ˇ Nianq¯ ao yˇ ou z` ıx` ın. xianz ¯ ` nengl` ´ ı. Your expectations can’t be too high. . put daxu ˇ ong ` ´ ı le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). and besides.

I’ll help you look. The pay is low. Don’t worry. Ai. ` f¯ ´ sh¯ ¯ ¯ f´ zhen an! Thank you. ˇ erqi ´ e ˇ xuebud ´ ` dongxi. Oh. ıy` e dengy u ıy` e.A: 我 的 要 求 已 经 很 低 了 。 现 在 好多 公 司 都 欺 负 大 学 生,钱少,而且学不到东西。 ˇ d¯ ` ai ` hao ˇ duo ¯ gongs¯ ¯ ¯ Wˇ o de y¯ aoqiu ıj¯ ıng hen ı le. Send me your resume. Nˇ ı ba agei You can’t go with one of those companies. shushu bang ı zhao ` Nˇ ¯ ˇ jianl` ˇ ı f¯ ˇ wo. How stressful! Key Vocabulary 一转眼 毕业 ˇ an y¯ ızhuanyˇ b` ıy` e in the blink of an eye to graduate c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Xianz ı dou ´ yˇ ` esheng. ¯ q¯ ıfu daxu qian ao My demands are already really small. B: 那 种 公 司 不 能 去 。 你 别 急 , 叔叔 帮 你 找找 。 你 把 简历发给我。 ` ong ˇ gongs¯ ´ qu. ´ j´ ˇ ¯ ¯ nˇ Nazh ı b` uneng ı bie ı. Nowadays so many companies bully university students. A: 谢谢 叔叔 ! 我 马 上 就 发 。 哎 , 毕 业 等 于 失 业 , 真 烦! ¯ b` ` ˇ ang ` ˇ Xiexie shushu! Wˇ o mash jiu a. ´ ´ shao. uncle! I’ll send it to you right away. and you can’t learn anything. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). graduation just means unemployment. . ˇ zhao.

vision to bully resumé unemployed Supplementary Vocabulary 三流大学 有戏 ` e ´ ¯ u sanli ´ daxu yˇ oux` ı second-rate university hopeful Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).出息 好不容易 本事 名牌大学 没戏 自信 文凭 实习 眼光 欺负 简历 失业 chuxi ¯ ˇ urongy` ´ haob` ı ˇ benshi ´ daxu ` e ´ m´ ıngpai ´ ı meix` z` ıx` ın ´ ıng wenp´ sh´ ıx´ ı ¯ yˇ anguang q¯ ıfu ˇ ı jianl` sh¯ ıy` e bright prospects with great difficulty ability famous university hopeless confidence diploma to intern expectation. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

intern to expect major (in university) work experience Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.实习生 期望 专业 工作经验 ¯ sh´ ıx´ ısheng q¯ ıw` ang ¯ e zhuany` ` j¯ ¯ gongzu o ıngy` an trainee. .

. B: 哦!怎么了? ˇ O! Zenme le? Oh! What is it? A: 榔头的价格不对,比你当时的报价高。 ´ ` e ´ b` ` a ` gao. wo ı Peter. nˇ ı yˇ e zh¯ ıdao ıj` ın meij¯ ı le. you know that recently the American dollar has depreciated. Suoyˇ ´ ˇ ` e. It’s higher than the quote you gave me. ¯ ¯ Langtou de jiag u du` ı. B: Peter ,你也知道最近美金贬值了,所以我们公司 调整了价格。 ` zu` ˇ ın bianzh´ ˇ ˇ ı women ˇ Peter.Negotiating Price and Payment Terms (C0613) A: 李经理,我是Peter。 ˇ sh` Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. Nˇ ´ ˇ ¯ ao Kˇ esh` ı jiag yˇ ıj¯ ıng shuoh ı b` uneng b` u jiang x` ıny` ong. this is Peter. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Mr. A: 可是价格我们已经说好了。你不能不讲信用。 ` e ´ women ˇ ˇ le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Li. We’ve had to revise our prices. bˇ ı nˇ ı dangsh´ ı de baoji The hammer price isn’t right.Intermediate . ´ ¯ gongs¯ ı tiaozh eng le jiag Peter.

´ women ˇ ˇ ¯ Shenme? Meiyˇ zˇ enme shengch an? What? Without money. B: 我也没办法啊。 ´ banfˇ ` a a. Peter. how can we manufacture? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). shu ` ¯ qian Well.But we already agreed on the price. B: Peter. The entire payment will be made prior to shipping. ` uku ` an ` Suoyˇ ` ´ fu. . I’m not paying the cash advance. u fu. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 那我们没法合作了。 ` women ˇ ´ a hezu ´ o ` le. Na meifˇ Then I’m afraid we can’t work together. heq` ai. 和气生财。我们可以商量。 ´ ıshengc ´ Wˇ ¯ ¯ Peter. You can’t be untrustworthy. A: 好,现金预付款我不付。所有的货款运输前付。 ˇ xianj¯ ` ın yuf ˇ wo ˇ b` ˇ ou de huoku ` an ˇ yunHao. We can discuss it. Wˇ o yˇ e mei There’s nothing I can do either. B: 什么?没有钱,我们怎么生产? ´ ´ ou qian. amiability will get you rich. omen kˇ eyˇ ı shangliang.

B: 这样吧,没有预付款可以,但你要开信用证。 ` ang ba. A: 可以。李经理,我希望你们能包括标签。 ˇ x¯ ´ ` biaoqi ¯ ¯ an. Looks like there’s no more room for negotiation. Lˇ ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. B: 行!就算交个朋友吧。 ` jiao ´ ¯ ge pengyou X´ ıng! Jiu ba. A: 是啊,有钱大家赚。 ´ daji ` a ` ¯ zhuan. ¯ Kˇ eyˇ ı. ı de qian Oh. But you have to provide a letter of credit. your money is not easy to earn! c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I hope you can include labels for each box. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). wo ıw` ang nˇ ımen neng baoku o OK. Li. How about this: No cash advance is all right. ` suan Can do! Consider it a new friendship. Mr. there’s money for us all to make. . B: 哎,你的钱难赚啊! ¯ nˇ ´ nan ´ zhuan ` a! Ai. yˇ ou qian Yes. meiyˇ ´ ou yuf ˇ kˇ ` nˇ ¯ x` Zhey` eyˇ ı. dan ı y` ao kai ıny` ong` uku ` an ` zheng. Sh` ı a.A: 看来我们没法谈下去了。 ` ˇ ´ a tan ´ xiaqu ` Kanlai women meifˇ le.

Key Vocabulary 榔头 当时 报价 贬值 调整 说好 讲信用 合作 和气生财 商量 预付款 货款 运输 谈下去 ´ langtou ¯ dangsh´ ı ` a ` baoji ˇ bianzh´ ı ´ ˇ tiaozh eng ˇ ¯ ao shuoh ˇ jiang x` ıny` ong ´ o ` hezu ´ ıshengc ´ ¯ heq` ai hammer at that time price quote to depreciate to adjust to agree on trustworthy to work together amiability you rich to discuss advance payment payment for goods shipping to go on discussing will make ¯ shangliang ˇ yuf ` uku ` an ` an ˇ huoku yunsh u ` ¯ ´ xiaqu ` tan Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .开 信用证 标签 ¯ kai ` x` ıny` ongzheng ¯ an ¯ biaoqi to issue letter of credit label Supplementary Vocabulary 锤子 涨价 升值 反悔 违约 亏本 chu´ ızi ˇ ` zhangji a ¯ shengzh´ ı fˇ anhuˇ ı hammer to rise in price to appreciate to go back on one’s word to break a contract to lose money in business ´ e ¯ weiyu ˇ ku¯ ıben Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

a sh` ı Zheji Anhu¯ ı. B: 这么厉害!你们那儿有多少人口? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nˇ Hen ı ne? Nanyang. How about you? A: 浙江衢州。南阳在河南的南面吗? ` ang ´ ang zai ` Hen ´ an ´ de nanmi ´ ` ma? ¯ ¯ Nany´ Zheji Quzh an ´ ou. Anhui. ´ ou It’s in the southwest. . ´ ¯ ¯ ¯ Zai de x¯ ımian. It’s where the four provinces of Zhejiang. Jiangx¯ ı he ` s` ˇ ` ¯ e. and Fujian come together. Fuji ı ge sheng de jiaoji ´ an It’s in western Zhejiang. Jiangxi. Zhejiang. Henan.City Stats A: (C0617) 你老家在哪儿? ˇ a ` nar? ˇ ¯ zai Nˇ ı laoji Where are you originally from? B: 河南南阳。你呢? ´ an ´ Nany´ ´ ang. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . Is Nanyang in southern Henan? B: 在西南。衢州呢? ` x¯ ´ Quzh ¯ ne? Zai ınan. How about Quzhou? A: 在浙江的西面。它是浙江、安徽、江西和福建四 个省的交界。 ¯ ` Zheji ` ang ` T¯ ` ang. Quzhou.

000 RMB. duo? ıngj` ı zˇ enmey` ang? F¯ ada ´ un ¯ Renj ı duoshao? ¯ GDP sh` Wow. . yˇ ou y¯ ıqian an. Quzh ¯ sh` j` ıbuq¯ ıng le. but it’s at about 10. Is Quzhou’s a lot higher? I hear Zhejiang is quite well-off. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 啊,这么多?南阳的经济怎么样?发达吗?人 均GDP是多少? ˇ zheme ` ´ ang de j¯ ´ ma? ¯ Nany´ A. How about Nanyang? B: 南阳是个大城市,有一千多万。 ´ ang sh` ` engsh` ´ ¯ duo ¯ w` Nany´ ı ge dach ı. What’s the population there? A: 好像两百多万人吧。你们南阳呢? ˇ ang ` ˇ ˇ duo ´ ba. Nanyang is a big city. really? How is Nanyang’s economy? Is it developed? What’s the average GDP? B: 你 怎 么 问 这 么专业 的 问 题 ? 具 体 的 数 字 我 记 不 清 了 , 大 概 一万 块 左 右 吧 。 衢 州 是 不 是 高 多 了 ? 听 说浙江很富的。 ` zheme ` ` ı? J` ˇ ¯ e de went´ Nˇ ı zˇ enme wen zhuany` utˇ ı de shuz` ` ı wo ` ai ` y¯ ` zuoy` ˇ ou ba.` ` yˇ ´ ou? ¯ Zheme l` ıhai! Nˇ ımen nar ou duoshao renkˇ Wow. Nˇ ´ ang ne? ¯ w` Haoxi liangb ai an ren ımen Nany´ I think it’s over 2 million people. What’s with all the specialized questions? I don’t remember the specific numbers. It has over 10 million. dag ıw` an kuai ı bu sh` ı ´ ou ` ang ˇ fu ¯ duo ¯ le? T¯ ¯ Zheji ¯ gao ıngshuo hen ` de.

A: 浙江那么大,富的有,穷的也有嘛。衢州算比较 穷的。南阳有什么特产? ` ang ` ` fu ´ ¯ ¯ Zheji name da. qiong de yˇ e yˇ ou ma. Mai ˇ ¯ ¯ le. . Quzh ` de yˇ ´ ou ` bˇ ` qiong ´ ´ ang yˇ ´ ` an? ˇ suan ıjiao de. Nany´ ou shenme tech Zhejiang is so big. You must be able to get good jade for cheap. ou. women de jiu duo ` put ˇ ong Jade? You’re really fortunate. A: 玉?真幸福啊。买玉肯定又便宜又好。哎,我们 的就普通多了。 ¯ ˇ yu ´ ˇ Ai. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Is Nanyang an ancient city? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Quzhou is one of the poorer ones. B: 是什么? ´ Sh` ı shenme? What is it? A: 茶叶和桔子。南阳是古城吧? ´ e he ´ juzi. ` Our local specialty is jade. (Sigh) Ours is a lot more ordinary. There are rich and poor cities. ` kˇ ´ a. ¯ x` Y` u? Zhen ıngfu end` ıng y` ou pianyi y` ou hao. What are Nanyang’s specialties? B: 我们的特产是玉。 ` an ˇ sh` Wˇ omen de tech ı yu. ´ ang sh` ´ Chay` ı guch ba? ´ Nany´ ˇ eng Tea and tangerines.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Yˇ ouk` ong nˇ ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao ´ w´ lai an. it’s a deal. . If you have time you have to come for a visit. Is yours a water town? A: 是啊。真的是好山好水。有空你一定要来玩。 ˇ ˇ ¯ ¯ haoshuˇ Sh` ı a. y¯ ´ ıng. Key Vocabulary 老家 河南 浙江 安徽 江西 福建 ˇ a ¯ laoji ´ an ´ Hen ` ang ¯ Zheji ¯ Anhu¯ ı ¯ Jiangx¯ ı ` Fuji ´ an native place Henan Zhejiang Anhui Jiangxi Fujian c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Yep.B: 没错。你们那儿是水乡吗? ´ o. It really has great mountains and waters. Hao ıy´ anweid` OK. ` Nˇ ` sh` ¯ Meicu ımen nar ı shuˇ ıxiang ma? That’s right. B: 好的,一言为定。 ˇ de. Zhende sh` ı haosh an ı.

. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).交界 人口 发达 人均 具体 特产 玉 幸福 古城 水乡 好山好水 一言为定 ` ¯ e jiaoji ´ ou renkˇ ´ f¯ ada ´ un renj ¯ jutˇ `ı ` an ˇ tech yu ` x` ıngfu ´ ´ guch ˇ eng ¯ shuˇ ıxiang ˇ ¯ haosh an shuˇ ı ˇ hao- to border population developed per capita specific specialty jade fortunate ancient city water town beautiful mountains and bodies of water it’s a deal ´ ıng y¯ ıy´ anweid` Supplementary Vocabulary 祖先 当真 ¯ zuxi ˇ an ` ¯ dangzh en ancestor to take seriously c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.好客 老乡 ` e haok` ˇ ang ¯ laoxi hospitable fellow villager Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .. you’re looking energetic today! B: 是吗?我觉得和平时差不多嘛。 ´ ´ p´ ` ¯ ma. Our company’s results are also looking good. n´ ın j¯ ıntian ıse Good morning. Wˇ ¯ P´ ıngsh´ ı jiu ucuo. ıj` ın sh` ı yuel omen gong` b` ` y¯ ˇ le. boss! Wow. A: 平时就不错,最近是越来越好了。我们公司的业 绩也跟您的气色一样,一天比一天好了。 ` zu` ` aiyu ´ e ` hao ˇ le. ¯ n´ ¯ bˇ ¯ hao s¯ ı de y` ej` ı yˇ e gen ın de q` ıse ıy` ang. B: 这要多谢大家的努力啊。 ` y` ` daji ` a ¯ e ¯ de nul` Zhe ao duoxi ˇ ı a. ˇ n´ ´ de zhen ˇ Xianz ` ai ` nayˇ ˇ ou xiang ` ` ¯ zao. you’re always pretty good. but you’ve been looking better and better lately.Intermediate . Laob ın lai n´ ın zhe` ˇ an! ˇ ¯ de laob y` ang renzh en Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version)..Flattery in the Office A: (C0623) 老板早!哟,您今天气色真好! ˇ an ˇ zao! ˇ Y¯ ` zhen ˇ ¯ q` ¯ hao! Laob o. Well. we have everyone’s hard work to thank for that. y¯ ı tian ı y¯ ı tian Well. and getting better every day. C: 老板,您来得真早。现在哪有像您这样认真的老 板! ˇ an. Sh` ı ma? Wˇ o juede he ıngsh´ ı chabudu o Really? I feel the same as always.

gongs¯ ı cai ı j` ınb` u a. B: 应该的。你们有进步,公司才会进步啊。 ´ hu` ¯ de. But you do it yourself. kˇ Sh` ıqing duo end` ıng y` ao zao There’s a lot to do. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. We’ve learned a lot from you these past few years. zˇ enme zuo. I’ve got to come early.Boss. . and teach us how to do it. ` N´ ¯ x¯ ¯ ¯ haok ¯ Laob ın chuan ızhuang zhen ın shen´ baoch´ ˇ ` ˇ kˇ ´ ` ´ cai ı de zheme hao. C: 现 在 好多 老 板 都 把 工 作 推 给 员 工 。 而 您 都 是 自 己 做 , 还 教 我 们 怎 么 做 。 这 几 年 我 们从 您 那 儿 学 了 不少东西。 ` ai ` hao ˇ duo ˇ an ˇ dou ˇ gongzu ` tu¯ ˇ yuang ´ ong. ¯ nian cong n´ ın nar ushao Nowadays a lot of bosses push their work onto their employees. These days a boss as dedicated as you is hard to come by! B: 事情多嘛,肯定要早点来。 ˇ dian ˇ lai. D: 老板早!您穿西装真好看。您身材保持得这么 好,肯定有什么窍门吧? ˇ an ˇ zao! ˇ N´ ˇ an. ı ´ women ˇ ´ ` xue ´ le b` ˇ dongxi. you’re here early. ´ ¯ ma. ¯ laob ¯ ba ¯ ¯ Xianz o ıgei ´ n´ ` hai ´ jiao ˇ ` Zhe ` jˇ ¯ sh` ¯ women Er ın dou ı z` ıjˇ ı zuo. end` ıng yˇ ou shenme qiaom en ba? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). That’s my job. Nˇ ¯ Y¯ ınggai ımen yˇ ou j` ınb` u. Only when you all make progress does the company make progress.

Key Vocabulary 气色 业绩 认真 ` q` ıse y` ej` ı ` ¯ renzh en complexion accomplishment diligent Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). That’s just showing your success. ¯ j¯ ¯ sh` ¯ dou ¯ kua ¯ wo. enme neng jiao ` zheme How can you call a belly this big ”staying in shape?” D: 您这是福相。别人想要都没有呢。 ` sh` ` ´ en ´ xiang ˇ ´ ou ne. You’ve really stayed in shape. du` ¯ e. Heh ıntian ı shenme r` ızi? Daji ı le! ˇ y` ´ ıng shei ´ shengzh´ ¯ wo ¯ J¯ ıntian ao jued` ı. that’s right! Today I have to decide who gets promoted. Heh heh. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Oh. ¯ meiyˇ N´ ın zhe ı fuxi Bier y` ao dou ´ ang. Some people who want that can’t get it. You must have some secret technique? B: 我肚子这么大,怎么能叫好呢? ` ` zˇ ´ ` hao ˇ ne? Wˇ o duzi da. B: 呵呵 , 今 天 是 什么 日 子 ? 大 家 都 夸 我 。 噢 , 对 了!今天我要决定谁升职。 ´ ` a ˇ O... . What day is today? Everyone is complimenting me.Good morning boss! You look good in a suit.

推给 进步 身材 保持 窍门 福相 夸 升职 ˇ tu¯ ıgei j` ınb` u ´ ¯ ai shenc ˇ baoch´ ı ` ´ qiaom en ` fuxi ´ ang ¯ kua ¯ shengzh´ ı to pass off progress figure to maintain key showing good fortune to praise to promote Supplementary Vocabulary 拍马屁 说好话 精神 退步 ˇ ı ¯ map` pai ˇ ` ¯ haohu shuo a j¯ ıngshen tu` ıb` u to suck up to speak favorably of vigor to regress Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

Intermediate .Beauty Pageant for Bloggers A: (C0628) 佳佳,我们有个好消息要告诉你! ˇ ˇ xiaoxi ` ¯ ¯ Jiajia. we have some good news for you! B: 什么消息?不用考试了? ´ ˇ ¯ Shenme xiaoxi? Buy` ı le? ` ong kaosh` What news? We don’t have to take the exam? C: 比这个还好。有个选美比赛快要开始了。你一定 要去参加! ` ´ hao. who qualifies? C: 佳佳 , 你 这 么 漂 亮 , 而 且 博 客 也 写 得 这 么 好 , 不 去太可惜了。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. stop joking around! How would I qualify? A: 你不够格,谁够格? ` e. You totally have to be in it! B: 哎哟,别开玩笑了!我怎么够格? ¯ o. ´ shei ´ goug ` e? ´ Nˇ ı b` u goug If you don’t qualify. ˇ Yˇ ˇ ˇ bˇ ` kuai ` y` ¯ ı le. bie ´ kai ` le! Wˇ ` e? ´ ¯ w´ Aiy¯ anxiao o zˇ enme goug Oh. . women yˇ ou ge hao y` ao gaosu nˇ ı! Jiajia. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Bˇ ı zhege hai ou ge xuanm ei ısai ao kaishˇ ¯ a! ¯ Nˇ ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao qu ` canji Even better. There’s a beauty pageant that’s going to start soon.

It would be such a shame not to do it. ` kˇ b` u qu ex¯ ı le. Participants must have their own blogs. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. C: 博客小姐。参加的人一定要有自己的博客。 ´ e xiaojie. plus you’re such a good blogger. A: 是啊。我如果有你一半漂亮,肯定马上就去。 ˇ yˇ ` piaoliang. ¯ a ¯ de ren Bok` Canji ıd` ıng y` ao yˇ ou z` ıjˇ ı de bok` Miss Blogger. ` tai Jiajia. B: 那你们先说说是什么比赛? ` nˇ ´ ` ¯ shuoshuo ¯ Na ımen xian sh` ı shenme bˇ ısai? OK. Wˇ o rugu ou nˇ ı y¯ ıban kˇ end` ıng mash ´ o jiu ` qu. erqi e xie hao. ` Yeah. ` ˇ ang ` Sh` ı a. you’re so pretty.` ` ´ e ˇ bok` ´ e yˇ ˇ de zheme ` ˇ ¯ Jiajia. ˇ ´ y¯ ´ e. . If I were half as pretty as you. B: 选美和博客有什么关系? ˇ ˇ he ´ bok` ´ e yˇ ´ ¯ Xuanm ei ou shenme guanxi? What does beauty have to do with blogs? C: 这个比赛不只是比谁漂亮,最重要的是比头脑。 你既有外表,又有内涵。博客小姐肯定是你! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). first tell me something about the competition. nˇ ı zheme piaoliang. I’d do it right away.

nˇ Sh` ı a. de bok` The most important thing is getting everyone to know you. Baom´ ıng yˇ ıj¯ ıng kaishˇ ı ganku ai ` ba! Yeah. Hurry over there! B: 需要穿比基尼吗?那样的话,打死我也不去。 ` ang dehua. ` ¯ ao chuan Do I need to wear a bikini? If it’s like that. The contest is about brains. The important thing is who’s got brains. C: 不需要。这个比赛比的是头脑。 ` ` bˇ ´ ao. ` dasˇ ˇ ı wo ˇ yˇ ¯ bˇ Xuy` ıj¯ ın´ ı ma? Nay` e b` u qu. du ı ´ nˇ ´ e. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ Bok` ´ e xiaojie ˇ bˇ ı toun ı j` ı yˇ ou w` aibiao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 最重要的是,可以让大家都知道你,读你的博 客。 ` ` ` a ` nˇ ¯ dou ¯ zh¯ Zu` ı zhongy` ao de sh` ı.` bˇ ` b` ´ piaoliang. . and to read your blog. Zhege You don’t need to. sh` ı a. ` ` Zhege ısai u zhˇ ısh` ı bˇ ı shei zu` ı zhongy` ao de sh` ı ´ ao. Registration has already started. Miss Blogger is so you! A: 是啊、是啊。报名已经开始了,你赶快去吧! ` ˇ ` qu ¯ ı le. even torture won’t get me to do it. ˇ Nˇ ˇ y` ` an. yeah. ˇ Bu bˇ ısai ı de sh` ı toun ` xuy` ¯ ao. You’ve got both the looks and the smarts. ou yˇ ou neih kˇ end` ıng sh` ı nˇ ı! The competition is not just about who’s the prettiest. kˇ eyˇ ı rang daji ıdao ı.

OK. OK. AC: 耶!佳佳要出名了! ¯ y` Y¯ e! Jiajia ao chum´ ¯ ıng le! Yay! Jiajia is going to be famous! Key Vocabulary 比 选美 参加 够格 可惜 一半 博客 关系 头脑 bˇ ı ˇ ˇ xuanm ei ¯ a ¯ canji ` e ´ goug kˇ ex¯ ı ` y¯ ıban ´ e bok` ¯ guanxi ´ ao ˇ toun to compare beauty pageant to participate in qualified a pity half blog relation brain Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).B: 好了、好了。那我试试吧。 ˇ le. . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Na ` wo ˇ sh` Hao ıshi ba. hao ˇ le. I’ll give it a try.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.外表 内涵 报名 比基尼 出名 ˇ w` aibiao ` an ´ neih ` baom´ ıng bˇ ıj¯ ın´ ı chum´ ¯ ıng outward appearance substance to register bikini famous Supplementary Vocabulary 身材 性感 模特 名模 美貌 智慧 选手 ´ ¯ ai shenc ˇ x` ınggan ´e ` mot ´ m´ ıngmo ˇ ao ` meim zh` ıhu` ı ˇ ˇ xuansh ou figure sexy model supermodel beauty intelligence contestant Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

我 一 定 要 好好 教 训 他 ! 喂 , 要 你 帮 个 忙 。 有 个 加 拿 大 人 , 我 不 想 再 看 到 他了 。 明 白 吗? ` ˇ y¯ ˇ ao ` ¯ jiaoxun ¯ W` Zhege Peter. y` ao nˇ ı ´ ´ a ` ren. Peter. Hello? I need your help. You get my drift? B: 明白了。我们忍者办事,你放心。 ˇ ˇ bansh` ` M´ ıngbai le. Time passes A: 喂,Peter。 W` ei. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.. ´ wo ˇ b` ˇ zai ` kand ` ao ` ¯ ge mang.Intermediate . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). We ninjas will take care of it. I get it. I really have to teach him a lesson. Relax.Death by Ninja A: (C0636) 这 个Peter. ¯ ad bang Yˇ ou ge Jian u xiang ¯ le. Hello. M´ ta ıngbai ma? That Peter. Peter. . There’s a Canadian I don’t ever want to see again. nˇ ı f` angx¯ ın. Wˇ omen Renzh e ı.. ¯ Na nˇ ı de hao Then I’ll wait for the good news. A: 那我等你的好消息。 ` wo ˇ deng ˇ ˇ xiaoxi. wo ıd` ıng y` ao haoh ta! ei.

Too bad you won’t be around to see it. nˇ ı b` u dong gu¯ ıju. you don’t understand the rules. qˇ ıng nˇ ı kuai ıdian. Oh. huo a chulai ¯ le ma? Ah. . ı kˇ ex¯ ı nˇ ı kanbud ao I can be fast.C: 哎,李经理,货发出来了吗? ¯ Lˇ ` f¯ Ai. C: 哦,请你快一点。 ` y¯ ˇ O. Nˇ ı z` ıjˇ ı juede ne? Peter. 你不懂规矩。你自己觉得呢? ˇ ´ Peter. Wˇ o kˇ eyˇ ı kuai. Li. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Mr. ` f¯ We’ll ship next week. A: 我可以快。只可惜你看不到了。 ` Zhˇ ` ` le. ı j¯ ınglˇ ı. C: 为什么?你什么意思? ´ ´ W` eishenme? Nˇ ı shenme y` ısi? Why not? What’s that supposed to mean? A: Peter. Have you shipped yet? A: 下星期就发。 ` ıngq¯ Xiax¯ ı jiu a. Don’t you think so? C: 我不明白你的意思。我没有做错什么啊。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. please be a little faster.

Hello? Augh! Ninjas! A: 哈、哈、哈……。 ¯ ha. ¯ ha. ¯ Ha. Ah. Ha ha ha. you still don’t get it. Wˇ o meiyˇ a... do you? You’re going to regret that. carefully to teach a lesson ninja to handle things a pity to understand c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I don’t know what you mean..´ ou zuocu ` o ` shenme ´ Wˇ o b` u m´ ıngbai nˇ ı de y` ısi.. C: 我才不怕你。喂?啊!忍者! ` Renzh ´ b` ` nˇ ˇ ˇ Wˇ o cai u pa ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).. Key Vocabulary 好好 教训 忍者 办事 可惜 懂 ˇ ao ¯ haoh ` jiaoxun ˇ ˇ Renzh e ` bansh` ı kˇ ex¯ ı ˇ dong thoroughly... . A: 哎,你怎么还是不懂呢?你会后悔的。 ¯ nˇ ´ ˇ ` Ai. ı zˇ enme haishi b` u dong ne? Nˇ ı hu` ı houhuˇ ı de.. W` ei? A! e! I’m not afraid of you. I didn’t do anything wrong.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .规矩 后悔 gu¯ ıju ` houhuˇ ı rule to regret Supplementary Vocabulary 杀手 黑社会 得罪 恐吓 警告 ˇ ¯ ou shash ` ı ¯ ehu` heish ´ ı dezu` ` kˇ onghe ` jˇ ınggao hit-man. killer criminal underworld to offend to threaten to warn Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

All right! . Zai Yes. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. and with a decent figure. How about chatting with her? C: 好 啊 !. ı kan. That girl is quite pretty... nuh u ıng piaoliang de. C: 哎,你看,那个女孩儿挺漂亮的。 ¯ nˇ ˇ ` nage ` ´ tˇ ` Ai. Line up over there.Intermediate . tˇ ıng yˇ ou q` ızh` ı de.. is this the Miss Blogger sign up? B: 对。在那里排队。 ` nalˇ ` ı paidu` ´ ı. Baom´ ` ´ zhen ˇ ˇ ¯ duo. look.... shenc e b` ucuo. We’ve been waiting for over an hour already.. There are a lot of people signing up.. 报 名 的 人 真 多 , 我 们 都 等 了一个 多 小 时了。 ˇ a!. . ¨ air Hey. omen gen ´ liaoliao zˇ enmey` ang? Yeah.. D: 是 啊 , 挺 有 气 质 的 , 身 材 也不 错 。 我 们 跟 她 聊聊 怎么样? ´ yˇ ` Wˇ ¯ ai ¯ ta ¯ Sh` ı a. ¯ women ¯ deng Hao ıng de ren dou le ˇ ¯ xiaosh´ y¯ ı ge duo ı le. rather refined.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version)... Du` ı.Beauty Pageant Registration A: (C0641) 请问博客小姐在这里报名吗? ` bok` ´ e xiaojie ˇ ` zhelˇ ` ı baom´ ` Qˇ ıng wen zai ıng ma? Excuse me.

A: 你们也是学生吗? ´ Nˇ ımen yˇ e sh` ı xuesheng ma? Are you students too? D: 对,我们两个都是学表演的。你是什么专业的? ˇ ˇ ´ biaoyˇ ˇ an de. we both study theater. Yeah. What major are you? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Jessica. My name is Liu Jia. This is my friend. women liang ge dou ı xue ı sh` ı shen¯ e de? me zhuany` Yeah. . Zhe ` sh` ˇ pengyou. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Nˇ ´ ¯ sh` Du` ı. C: 我叫Monica。这是我朋友,Jessica。 ` Monica. ¯ eng. Sh` ı ma? Na e y` ao ch´ ıdao Really? Then I’m going to be late for class. ´ Wˇ o jiao ı wo Jessica. a graduate student. y´ anjiush Wˇ o jiao ´ Jia. D: 你还是学生? ´ sh` ´ Nˇ ı hai ı xuesheng? You’re still a student? A: 嗯,研究生。我叫刘佳。 ` Liu ¯ ¯ Ng.A: 是吗?那我上课要迟到了。 ` wo ˇ shangk` ` ` le. I’m Monica.

angy` ang ˇ y` ´ Zhengh ` ˇ kˇ ` xuanm ˇ ˇ de sh´ ¯ y` dou ao xue. Plus we have to study performing. We study acting. Erqi e. ` mei Yeah. Chinese. dancing. C: 那你怎么会来参加选美? ` nˇ ´ canji ˇ ˇ ¯ a ¯ xuanm Na ı z´ enme hu` ı lai ei? So why would you participate in a beauty pageant? D: 是 啊 。 我 们 学 表 演 的 , 学 校 会 教 我 们 怎 么 打扮 。 而 且 表 演 、 唱 歌 、 跳 舞 、 样样 都 要 学 。 正 好 可 以 在选美的时候用。学中文好像就没什么用了。 ´ biaoyˇ ˇ an de. Wˇ omen xue ı jiao ´ e ˇ ˇ biaoyˇ ˇ an. singing. and the school even teaches us how to put on make-up. It seems that learning Chinese just isn’t of any use.A: 中文。 ´ ¯ Zhongw en. ao eyˇ ı zai ei ıhou y` ong. It comes in handy for a beauty pageant. and all that. A: 我以前也这么觉得。可没想到博客小姐最重要 的是博客的内容。我写的都是二十多岁女生的感 想,连男生都喜欢看。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ´ Zhongw ´ haoxi ˇ ang ` ´ shenme ´ ¯ Xue en jiu y` ong le. ¯ tiaow zˇ enme daban. . xuexi ´ ao ` hu` ˇ ¯ women Sh` ı a. changg ` ` u.

Kˇ e meixi ao ` ´ e de neir ` ong. Wˇ ¯ daji ¯ zˇ Wˇ o de bok` e hen o jiao enme ` ¯ ¯ y¯ huazhu ang. the same goes for my blog. ´ ˇ de dou ¯ sh` zu` ı zhongy` ao de sh` ı bok` Wˇ o xie ı ˇ ` ˇ ang. . Last month we both won new blogger awards. I teach how to apply make-up. But I never imagined that for Miss Blogger the most important thing is the blog content.´ yˇ ` ´ ´ angd ˇ ` bok` ´ e xiaojie ˇ Wˇ o yˇ ıqian e zheme juede. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I used to think that way. ˇ ´ nansh ´ ¯ su` ¯ ¯ ¯ xˇ ersh´ ı duo ı nush u de ganxi lian eng dou ı¨ eng ` huan kan. Everything I write is about the thoughts of a twenty-something girl. Wˇ omen shang ge yue ınren ˇ ` ` nˇ ¯ a ¯ le ma? jiang ne. C: 我的博客也很受欢迎。我教大家怎么化妆、怎么 穿衣服! ´ e yˇ ˇ shou ` huany´ ` a ¯ ıng. Nage bˇ ısai ı canji Me too. Were you in that competition? A: 没 有 。 我 的 博 客 已 经 写 了两 年 多 了 , 所 以不 算 新 人 。 不 过这 次 是 选 美 加 博 客 , 我 应 该 算 是 新 人 吧 。 你 们两 位 一 定 很 有 经 验 了 , 我 要 多 向 你 们 学 习啊。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. and how to dress! D: 我 的 也 是 。 我 们上个 月 都 得 了 博 客 新 人 奖 呢 。 那 个比赛你参加了吗? ` ` dou ´ le bok` ´ e x¯ ´ ¯ de Wˇ o de yˇ e sh` ı. Even boys like to read it. zˇ enme chuan ıfu! Same with my blog.

´ ou. the way a person has about them figure graduate student performance major to get dressed up every sort thoughts. 身材 研究生 表演 专业 打扮 样样 感想 ´ ¯ ai shenc ¯ y´ anjiush ¯ eng ˇ an biaoyˇ ¯ e zhuany` ˇ daban y` angy` ang ˇ ang ˇ ganxi Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). so I’m not a newcomer. ı xuanm ei ınggai ` o ` sh` ´ ba. wo ao duo nˇ ımen xuex´ No. impressions c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. so maybe I am a newcomer there. I’ve had my blog for over two years. You two must have a lot of experience. But this time it’s a beauty pageant plus blogging. ¯ xiang le. suoyˇ Meiyˇ o de bok` ıj¯ ıng xie u ` x¯ ´ Bugu ` zhec` ` ı sh` ˇ ˇ jia ´ e. I have to learn a lot from you. Key Vocabulary 报名 气质 ` baom´ ıng q` ızh` ı to enroll refinement. . Wˇ ´ e yˇ ˇ le liang ˇ nian ´ duo ˇ ı b` ¯ le. Nˇ ˇ wei ` y¯ ˇ yˇ suan ı x¯ ınren ımen liang ıd` ıng hen ou j¯ ıngy` an ˇ y` ` ´ ı a. wo ˇ y¯ ¯ bok` ¯ suan ınren.

受欢迎 化妆 新人 算 ` huany´ ¯ ıng shou ` ¯ huazhu ang ´ x¯ ınren ` suan popular to apply makeup newcomer to be considered Supplementary Vocabulary 三个 女 人 一台戏 忌妒 做作 瞧不起 讽刺 炫耀 ˇ ´ y¯ ¯ ge nur san u ı ¨ en ´ x` tai ı j` ıdu ` zuozuo ´ qiaobuqˇ ı fˇ engc` ı ` ao xuany` three women make enough for a drama jealous fake. affected to look down on to mock to show off Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

with terrifying strength. this is a breaking news report. and eating anyone he sees. ıliang j¯ ıng´ ren. ` ch¯ He is now downtown. . xianz ı tuf¯ ıjian ¯ a sh` Ladies and gentlemen. jian ` ren ´ ¯ T¯ a xianz ai ı zhongx¯ ın.Godzilla in Shanghai (C0645) 各位观众,现在是突发事件报道。 ` ei ` guanzh ` ` ai ` sh` ` baod ` ao. ´ R` ˇ ¯ ¯ shoud ¯ ao ¯ ¯ ıla ¯ gang ¯ cong Ben ang Ges¯ ıben ´ ao ` Shangh ` ˇ ¯ ıng laid Dongj¯ ai. 他经过的地方都被破坏了。 ` de d` ` pohu ` ai ` le. 他现在正在市中心,摧毁楼房、见人就吃。 ` ai ` zhengz ` ` sh` ´ ang. 据本台记者了解,哥斯拉非常庞大,力量惊人。 ˇ tai ´ j` ˇ liaoji ˇ e. ˇ Ges¯ ´ ´ ` l` ¯ ıla ¯ f¯ J` u ben ızhe eichang pangd a. Our reporter tells us that Godzilla is huge. ` ¯ Gew ong. cu¯ ıhuˇ ı louf´ jiu ı. Our station just received news that Godzilla has just arrived in Shanghai from Japan. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ bei T¯ a j¯ ıngguo ıfang dou Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 本 台 刚刚 收 到 消 息 , 哥 斯 拉 刚 从 日 本 东京 来 到 上 海。 ˇ tai ´ gangg ` xiaoxi. destroying buildings.Intermediate .

如果你看到哥斯拉,请马上逃跑。 ˇ nˇ ` ao ` Ges¯ ˇ ang ` ´ ao.The places he has passed through have been destroyed. 现在全市非常混乱。 ` ai ` quansh` ´ ´ ` Xianz ı f¯ eichang hunlu ` an. ˇ ¯ ıla. please run away as fast as you can. ˇ yˇ ¯ jundu` ¯ The government has already dispatched the military. The whole city is in chaos. Ah. ¯ qˇ Rugu ı kand ıng mash taop ´ o If you see Godzilla. Godzilla! Key Vocabulary 突发事件 报道 哥斯拉 摧毁 ` tuf¯ ıjian ¯ a sh` ` ao ` baod ¯ ıla ¯ Ges¯ cu¯ ıhuˇ ı sudden incident to report Godzilla to destroy c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 啊,哥斯拉! ¯ Ges¯ ¯ ıla! ¯ A. . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 政府已经派出军队。 ` ` u Zhengf u ıj¯ ıng paich ı.

据 了解 庞大 力量 惊人 经过 破坏 混乱 政府 派出 军队 逃跑 ju ` ˇ e ˇ liaoji ´ ` pangd a l` ıliang ´ j¯ ıngren ` j¯ ıngguo ` ai ` pohu ` hunlu ` an ` zhengf u ˇ ` u paich ¯ jundu` ı ¯ ´ ao ˇ taop according to understanding huge strength astonishing to pass through destroyed chaotic government to dispatch armed troops to flee Supplementary Vocabulary 怪物 听众 ` guaiwu ` t¯ ıngzhong monster audience Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .新闻 咀嚼 吞 灾难 ´ x¯ ınwen ´ juju ˇ e tun ¯ ` ¯ an zain news to chew to swallow disaster Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Intermediate . OK. ˇ gen ` ao ` ` ¯ nˇ ¯ ¯ ¯ zhengc Xiao ı shuoshuo gongs¯ ı de baoxi e. ` ` ao ¯ ne? Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao zˇ enme baoxi I see. ¨ ei. So. ebie ao zhuy` un apiao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. zhaod ` de f` Basically all work expenses can be reimbursed. Mr. ¯ ei dou ¯ kˇ ¯ Bˇ ¯ ¯ J¯ gongzu o eyˇ ı baoxi ıru ıbenshang ´ chaiˇ ` k` ˇ ˇ ¯ ai luf` u ehu eiyong dengd eng. For example. business trip expenses. A: 基本上工作的花费都可以报销。比如差旅费、招 待客户的费用等等。 ˇ ` de huaf` ` ao. B: 我知道了。那么,怎么报销呢? ` le. what is the reimbursement process like? A: 提供发票。特别要注意拿标准发票。小票不可以 报。 ` T` ´ y` ´ biaozh ` Xiaoˇ ¯ ¯ T´ ıgong f¯ apiao. let me tell you a bit about the company reimbursement policy. ´ wo Xiao Xu. etc. Wang. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). W´ Hao ang j¯ ınglˇ ı. client expenses. B: 好的,王经理。 ˇ de.Getting Reimbursed A: (C0651) 小徐,我跟你说说公司的报销政策。 ˇ Xu. Name. ` ı na ˇ f¯ ` b` ` piao u kˇ eyˇ ı bao. .

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ y` ao tianxi For special circumstances you have to write out the reason. ˇ Yes. F¯ apiao ˇ b` ´ j¯ ¯ ei jiaog umen ınglˇ ı p¯ ızhun. . What then? A: 特殊情况要写清楚原因。报销之前要填写报销 单。 ` y` ˇ q¯ ´ ın. B: 报销单分不同的种类吗? ` ao ´ ˇ ei ` ma? ¯ dan ¯ f¯ Baoxi en b` utong de zhongl Are there different kinds of reimbursement forms? A: 对 。 这 个一 定 要 搞 清 楚 。 发 票 和 报 销 单 交 给 部 门 经理批准。 ` y¯ ˇ q¯ ` he ´ baoxi ` ao ¯ dan ¯ Du` ı. You really have to be sure to get an official receipt. B: 可是有些地方只有小票,怎么办? ˇ ao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Zhege ıd` ıng y` ao gao ıngchu.Provide a receipt. You give the receipt and the reimbursement form to the department manager for approval. Before getting reimbursed you have to fill out a reimbursement form. Baoxi ` ao ´ ¯ zh¯ T` eshu ıngkuang ao xie ıngchu yuany¯ ıqian ¯ q´ ´ e ˇ baoxi ` ao ¯ dan. You can’t get reimbursed for a regular receipt. ` zˇ ` ¯ d` Kˇ esh` ı yˇ ouxie ıfang zhˇ ıyˇ ou xiaopi enme ban? But some places only have regular receipts. This you really have to keep straight.

Got it. . that’s it. T` ` ` Hai´ ¯ ai. How long does it usually take to receive the money? A: 一个 月 左 右 吧 。 特 殊 情 况 可 以 加 快 。 还 有 , 超 过 一个月的发票不可以报。好了,就这些。 ` zuoy` ˇ ou ba. Dag ` ai ` y` ´ ´ ao ` qian? ´ ¯ u Hao ao duoji nad ˇ neng OK. jiu ¯ yˇ ou. Xiexie ` Zh¯ ıdao W´ ang j¯ ınglˇ ı. OK. chaogu o ı ge yue apiao u kˇ eyˇ ı bao. For special circumstances it can be sped up.B: 好的。大概要多久能拿到钱? ˇ de. ` ` e. Also. Y¯ eshu ıngkuang kˇ eyˇ ı jiaku ı ge yue ¯ q´ ` y¯ ` de f¯ ` b` ` Hao ˇ le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Thanks. Mr. receipts that are over a month old can’t be reimbursed. ¯ zhexi About a month. Wang. B: 知道了。谢谢王经理。 ` le. Key Vocabulary 报销 政策 基本上 花费 ` ao ¯ baoxi to submit expense for reimbursement policy basically expenditure ` ` zhengc e ˇ j¯ ıbenshang ¯ ei huaf` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

.差旅费 招待 费用 提供 发票 标准 小票 特殊 情况 填写 交给 批准 加快 超过 ˇ ¯ uf` chail u ¨ ei business pense travel ex- ` ¯ ai zhaod f` eiyong ¯ t´ ıgong ` f¯ apiao ¯ biaozh un ˇ ˇ ao ` xiaopi ` u tesh ¯ ` q´ ıngkuang ´ e ˇ tianxi ˇ ¯ ei jiaog p¯ ızhun ˇ ` ¯ ai jiaku ` ¯ chaogu o to entertain (guests) expense to provide receipt standard regular receipt special circumstance to fill in to hand over to to approve to speed up to exceed Supplementary Vocabulary c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

人事 财务 出差 签字 ´ rensh` ı ´ u caiw ` ¯ chuch ¯ ai ¯ ı qianz` human resources finance to go on a business trip to sign one’s name Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

. Hey. B: 啊?比赛允许整容吗? ˇ Bˇ ` yunx ˇ ´ A? ısai ong ma? ˇ u ˇ zhengr c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo ıwei uy` ong chuan ongzhuang. Liu Jia. ta u w´ anquan ı p´ ıng de. her chest was totally flat. C: 这是选美比赛,当然要穿咯! ` sh` ˇ ˇ bˇ ` dangr ´ y` ¯ ¯ lo! Zhe ı xuanm ei ısai.. Nˇ ¯ mei Y¯ o.. ımen kan nu end` ıng qu ong le. ˇ yuanl ´ ai ´ yˇ ´ b` ¯ yˇ ¯ Monica. Monica. an ao chuan It’s a beauty pageant. Liu ıjian ı ganku ai ıfu ba! ´ Jia.. look at that girl. She definitely had a boob job... C: 对呀!报名的时候,她的胸部完全是平的。 ` ´ sh` ¯ de xiongb` ¯ Du` ı y¯ a! Baom´ ıng de sh´ ıhou. Hurry up and change clothes! B: Monica... Yeah! When we signed up.. ¨ de....Intermediate . 我原来以为不用穿泳装. . Of course we have to wear them! A: 哎,你们看那个女的,肯定去隆胸了。 ¯ nˇ ˇ ` nage ` ´ ¯ Ai. there’s no time. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Of Beauty Pageants and Plastic Surgery (C0656) A: 哟,刘佳,没时间了。你赶快换衣服吧! ´ sh´ ˇ ` huan ` y¯ ¯ le. I thought we didn’t need to wear swimsuits. kˇ ` longxi Ah.

Nowadays the surgery is really advanced. ˇ kan ` bu chulai. You can’t tell by looking. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ sh` Zhelˇ u dab` ı renz ¨ aizi. most are artificial. ¯ en genb ¯ Liu Jia. . ` ai ` de zhengr ˇ ´ j` ˇ f¯ ´ ¯ nˇ ¯ laot Liu ı zhen ong ıshu ada. Of the girls here. B: 不会吧?我看挺自然的。 ` tˇ Buhu` o kan ıng z` ıran de. ˇ Xianz ` hen ´ Jia. Zhˇ ıy` ao sh` ı mein ıng. as long as the girls are beautiful. it’s fine. ¨ jiu ` x´ Yeah. you’re really not with it. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` ı ba? Wˇ What? They look natural to me. A: 这里的女孩子,大部分都是人造的。 ˇ ` ı de nuh ´ ` ufen dou ´ ao ` de. C: 刘佳,你真老土。现在的整容技术很发达,根本 看不出来。 ˇ u.Huh? The pageant allows cosmetic surgery? A: 他们才不管呢! ´ b` ˇ ne! T¯ amen cai u guan They don’t pay any attention to that! C: 是啊。只要是美女就行。 ˇ ˇ u Sh` ı a.

longxi ong. ˇ ¯ Kanlai zhege bˇ ısai b` u sh` ıhe Looks like this pageant is really not for me. Kˇ eyˇ ı zheme shuo You could say that. Besides. B: 那是不是不整容就没希望了? ` sh` ˇ ´ ´ x¯ Na ı bu sh` ı b` u zhengr ong jiu ıw` ang le? ` mei You mean if you don’t have surgery you have no hope? A: 可以这么说吧。 ` ¯ ba. . ei ıdao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). They’re the most basic requisites for a beauty pageant. ge anp´ ı dou ı ˇ ˇ ˇ ˇ de ren ´ dou ` ¯ a ¯ xuanm ¯ zh¯ xiaosh oush u. ` Canji Right. C: 是 啊 , 人人 都 这 么 完 美 。 不 整 容 , 怎 么 比 得 过 她 们? ´ en ´ dou ` ˇ Bu ˇ ´ ¯ zheme Sh` ı a. zˇ enme ` zhengr ` tamen? ¯ bˇ ıdeguo Yeah. boob jobs. renr w´ anmei. how can you out-compete them? B: 看来这个比赛真的不适合我。 ` ` ` zhende ´ wo. Erqi ı. If you don’t have surgery. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ong. nose jobs.A: 对啊。而且隆鼻、隆胸、割双眼皮都是小手术。 参加选美的人都知道。 ´ e ˇ longb´ ´ ´ ¯ ¯ shuangyˇ ¯ ¯ sh` Du` ı a. and eye jobs are all minor surgery. everyone is so perfect.

.Key Vocabulary 以为 泳装 隆胸 平 允许 整容 管 人造 自然 老土 技术 发达 看不出来 隆鼻 割 ´ yˇ ıwei ¯ yˇ ongzhuang ´ ¯ longxi ong p´ ıng yunx ˇ u ˇ ˇ ´ zhengr ong ˇ guan ´ ao ` renz z` ıran ˇ u laot ˇ j` ıshu ` ´ f¯ ada ` bu chulai kan ¯ ´ longb´ ı ¯ ge to think mistakenly swimsuit boob job flat to permit cosmetic surgery to pay attention to artificial natural out of it technique developed to be unable to tell nose job to cut c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

双眼皮 小手术 比得过 ¯ shuangyˇ anp´ ı ˇ ˇ xiaosh oush u ` ` bˇ ıdeguo double eyelid minor operation to be able to compare with Supplementary Vocabulary 整形 整形医生 吸脂 性感 ˇ zhengx´ ıng ˇ zhengx´ ıng ¯ sheng x¯ ızh¯ ı ˇ x` ınggan y¯ ı- plastic surgery plastic surgeon liposuction sexy Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

Ah. B: 我也吃撑了。哎,我去一下洗手间。 ¯ wo ˇ qu ` xˇ ˇ an.Fighting over the Bill A: (C0664) 啊!吃得真饱。今天的菜真不错。 ¯ Ch¯ ˇ J¯ ` zhen ` ¯ bao. ı dou ı c` ı le! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ de cai ¯ b` A! ı de zhen ıntian ucuo. ¯ Hu´ ılai. I’m so full. Nayˇ eren maid lˇ ı? But this time I invited you. . hu´ ılai! Wˇ o zh¯ ıdao ı kˇ end` ıng y` ou sh` ı qu ` maid ´ ı b` ` ˇ wo ˇ mai ˇ de. I’m going to the restroom. A: 回来,回来!我知道你肯定又是去买单。绝对不 行!上次说好我买的。 ` nˇ ˇ an. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ıxia ıshouji ` y¯ I’m stuffed too.Intermediate . Absolutely no way! Last time we agreed that I would pay. B: 可是这次是我约你的。哪有客人买单的道理? ` ı sh` ˇ yue ˇ ou k` ˇ an ` ¯ nˇ ¯ de daoKˇ esh` ı zhec` ı wo ı de. Um. ¯ ¯ Wˇ o yˇ e ch¯ ıcheng le. ¯ ao Juedu` ux´ ıng! Shangc` ı shuoh Get back here! I know you’ve gotta be going to pay the bill again. Ai. Today’s meal was good. How could a guest pay the bill? A: 我们俩谁跟谁啊!再说,你都买了好几次了! ˇ shei ´ gen ´ a! Zaishu ` ˇ le hao ˇ jˇ ¯ shei ¯ nˇ ¯ mai Wˇ omen lia o.

wo e b` u he ı y¯ ıqˇ ı ` ıng. ˇ yˇ ou zhelˇ What does it matter? Being happy is the most important thing. I have a discount card here. I’ll never eat with you again! Waiter. I’m definitely buying this time. but who needs the bill? Two hundred eighty RMB. A: 账单给我!刷卡。 ` ˇ wo! ˇ Shuak ˇ ¯ gei ¯ a. ` yˇ ´ ` ˇ wo ˇ ¯ ıng zu` Zhe ou shenme? Gaox` ı zhongy` ao ma! Erqi ` ı de dazh ˇ e ´ ka. Otherwise. A: 不 行 , 这 次 我 买 定 了 。 否 则 , 我 再 也不 和 你 一 起 吃饭了!服务员,这里买单! ` ı wo ˇ maid` ˇ ıng le. I’ll put it on my card. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . Plus. Qˇ ıng wen Liangb ai Excuse me. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. bill please! C: 请问哪位买单?两百八十块。 ` na ˇ wei ` maid ˇ an? ˇ ˇ bash´ ` ¯ ¯ ı kuai. Fˇ ˇ zai ` yˇ ´ nˇ Bux´ ouz´ e.Just who am I to you? Besides. zhec` ´ zhelˇ ` ı maid ˇ an! ¯ ch¯ ıf` an le! Fuw ´ uyu ` an. Zhangd an Give me the bill. No. you’ve paid quite a few times already! B: 这 有 什么 ? 高 兴 最 重 要 嘛 ! 而 且 , 我 有 这 里 的 打 折卡。 ´ e.

.B: 哎,我有现金。你别刷卡了。 ¯ wo ˇ yˇ ` ın. ` wo That’s why you shouldn’t be arguing with me. why would old friends quibble over such a tiny bit of money? Some friend. A: 所 以 啊 , 你 就 别 再 和 我 争了 。 否 则 真 是 不 给 我 面 子。 ˇ ı a. A: 别 听 他 的 。 拿我 的 卡 。 行 啦 , 你 别 和 我 争了 。 我 们出来,一直都是你付钱,弄得我特不好意思。 ´ t¯ ´ wo ˇ de ka. Na ¯ Bie ıng ta ıng la. Hey. y¯ ızh´ ı dou ı nˇ ı fuqi de wo ` an. When we go out. Fˇ ¯ Suoyˇ ı jiu ouz´ e zhensh` ı b` u gei ` bie ˇ mianzi. Take my card. b` uhaoy` Don’t listen to him. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Aw. I have cash. stop arguing with me. nˇ ´ zai ` he ´ wo ˇ zheng ˇ ¯ le. nˇ ı bie ´ nong ` ˇ te ` ¯ sh` le. Nˇ ´ shuak ˇ le. it’s always you paying. Wˇ omen chulai. I feel bad about it. Otherwise you’re really denying me face. ¯ ˇ ısi. women ˇ ˇ engyˇ ´ ` zheme ` ˇ qian ´ ganm ` ´ T` Ay¯ laop ou j` ıjiao dian a? ai ` pengyou ´ b` u gou le. Don’t use a card. ¯ a ou xianj¯ ı bie Ai. B: 啊 呀 , 我 们 老 朋 友 计 较这 么 点 钱 干 吗 ? 太 不 够 朋 友了。 ¯ a. ˇ X´ ´ he ´ wo ˇ zheng ¯ de. That’s enough.

OK. haoba. but your card isn’t working. Sir. You get this one. Key Vocabulary 吃撑 买单 道理 打折 刷卡 账单 争 计较 够朋友 ¯ ch¯ ıcheng ˇ an ¯ maid stuffed to get the restaurant bill reasoning discount to pay by credit or debit card bill to struggle to quibble a true friend c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` ı daolˇ ˇ e ´ dazh ˇ ¯ a shuak ` ¯ zhangd an ¯ zheng ` j` ıjiao ` pengyou ´ gou Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). OK. . b` uhaoy` ı de ka ¯ ai. nˇ ˇ shua ´ ¯ ¯ bu chul Xiansheng.B: 好吧,好吧。这次你买。 ˇ ˇ ` ı nˇ ˇ Haoba. I’m sorry. C: 先生,不好意思,你的卡刷不出来。 ˇ ısi. Zhec` ı mai.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. intimate to threaten awkward Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).给面子 ˇ mianzi ` gei to give face Supplementary Vocabulary 抢 主人 规矩 亲密 威胁 尴尬 ˇ qiang ´ zhur ˇ en gu¯ ıju q¯ ınm` ı ´ ¯ e weixi ` ¯ a gang to snatch host custom close.

Nˇ ¯ an No way! What made me happiest about having graduated was not having to read or memorize a single ancient poem ever again. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). And then you go make a hobby out of it. ı wo ao ´ gush¯ ˇ ı sh` I like it. Reading ancient poetry is a hobby of mine since childhood. Yeah! Such beautiful language–how could it not invoke emotion in you? Reciting poetry is just such a pleasure. ` ¯ y¯ ¯ dangzu kan. ` ¯ Du Wˇ o xˇ ıhuan a.Opinions on Poetry A: (C0669) 你怎么在看《唐诗三百首》? ` kan ` T´ ˇ shou ˇ ? ¯ ai Nˇ ı zˇ enme zai angsh¯ ı sanb What are you doing reading ”300 Tang Poems?” B: 我喜欢啊。读古诗是我从小的爱好。 ˇ congxi ´ ˇ de aih ` ao. nˇ ˇ ` ˇ ˇ ˇ ` ¯ jianzh´ Langs ong sh¯ ıge ı sh` ı y¯ ı zhong xiangsh ou.Intermediate . B: 是啊!这么美的语言,你怎么会没感觉呢?朗诵 诗歌简直是一种享受。 ` ˇ ı de yuy´ ´ ganju ˇ e ´ ne? Sh` ı a! Zheme meil` ı z´ enme hu` ı mei ˇ an. . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 不 会 吧 ? 我 毕 业以 后 最 高 兴 的 就 是 不 用 再 看 、 再 背一首古诗了。你居然把它当做爱好。 ` zu` ` ¯ ıng de jiush` Buhu` o b` ıy` e yˇ ıhou ı gaox` uy` ong zai ` ı ba? Wˇ ` ı b` ` zai ` bei ˇ gush¯ ´ ba ˇ ta ` ` aih ` ao. ı shou ı jur o ˇ ı le.

. ¯ Sh` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). So tell me how I’m going to fall in love with poetry.. Wˇ o gang hu` ı shuohu ıhou. After starting school. uzhˇ ı y` ao bei. ˇ Songch de zu` ı xˇ ıhuan Su ı. wo ao ıhuan sh¯ ıge.A: 我 看 是 受 罪 。 我 刚 会 说话 的 时 候 , 我 爸 妈 就 逼 我 背唐诗。上学以后,不只要背,还要写。不准错 一个字。你说我怎么可能会爱上诗歌? ` sh` ` ` de sh´ ˇ ¯ ¯ a Wˇ o kan ı shouzu` ı. I wasn’t allowed to get a single character wrong. my parents forced me to memorize Tang poetry. ` b¯ ´ ao xie. A: 那你最喜欢哪一个诗人? ` nˇ ˇ y¯ ´ Na ı zu` ı xˇ ıhuan na ı ge sh¯ ıren? So what poets do you like? B: 太多 了 ! 唐 朝 的 我 喜 欢 李 白 、 杜 甫 。 宋 朝 的 最 喜 欢苏轼。 ´ de wo ˇ xˇ ´ Du ` ´ ¯ le! T´ T` ai duo angchao ıhuan Lˇ ı Bai. wo ` a ˇ bei ´ ` ´ yˇ ` b` ¯ jiu ¯ tangsh¯ ¯ bam ı wo ı. Just after learning to talk. ao ` Fu. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Shangxu e ıhou. and especially ancient poetry. I’m not like you. ˇ Buzh ` y¯ ˇ zˇ ´ ¯ wo haiy` ı ge z` ı. I’ve liked poetry since I was little. I also had to write it. ı ` xˇ gush¯ ˇ ı. not only did I have to memorize it.. Nˇ ı shuo enme kˇ eneng ` un ˇ cuo ` ang ` ¯ hu` ı aish sh¯ ıge? To me it’s torture. B: 我 跟 你 不一 样 , 我 从 小就 喜 欢 诗 歌 , 特 别 是 古 诗。 ˇ congxi ´ ˇ jiu ` e ´ sh` ¯ nˇ ¯ tebi Wˇ o gen ı b` uy¯ ıy` ang.

ı zhen a. Key Vocabulary 诗 诗歌 古诗 唐诗 从小 爱好 居然 当做 sh¯ ı ¯ sh¯ ıge gush¯ ˇ ı ´ tangsh¯ ı ´ ˇ congxi ao ` ao ` aih ´ jur ¯ an ` ` dangzu o poem. I like Li Bai and Du Fu. I just hate poetry. poetry ancient poem Tang poem since childhood hobby unexpectedly to consider. A: 总之我就是讨厌诗。 ˇ ˇ jiush` ˇ an sh¯ Zongzh¯ ı wo ı.So many! From Tang Dynasty. you’re really so uneducated. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . Ah. poetry poem. ` ı taoy` Anyway. I like Su Shi. B: 哎,你真没文化。 ¯ nˇ ´ wenhu ´ ` ¯ mei Ai. From Song Dynasty. to regard as c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

朗诵 简直 享受 受罪 逼 背 不准 诗人 唐朝 李白 杜甫 宋朝 苏轼 总之 没文化 ˇ ` langs ong ˇ jianzh´ ı ˇ ` xiangsh ou ` shouzu` ı b¯ ı ¯ bei b` uzhun ˇ ´ sh¯ ıren ´ T´ angchao ´ Lˇ ı Bai Du ` Fu ˇ ` ´ Songch ao Su ı ¯ Sh` zˇ ongzh¯ ı ´ wenhu ´ ` mei a to read aloud simply enjoyment torture to force to memorize to not permit poet Tang dynasty Li Bai Du Fu Song dynasty Su Shi anyway uneducated Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.有文化 现代诗 情诗 押韵 ´ ` yˇ ou wenhu a ` aish¯ ` ı xiand q´ ıngsh¯ ı y¯ ayun ` well-educated modern poetry love poem rhyme Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

60. Meigu Hen ou ıben ¯ yˇ dou ou. R` ˇ de. A: 瓶装的啤酒有哪些? ˇ e? ¯ ¯ P´ ıngzhuang de p´ ıjiu ou naxi ˇ yˇ What bottled beer do you have? B: 很多啊。欧洲的、美国的、日本的、国产的都 有。 ¯ ˇ duo ˇ o ´ de. Do you want to try it? A: 多少钱一杯? ´ y¯ ¯ ¯ Duoshao qian ı bei? How much for a glass? B: 六十。 Liush´ ` ı.Intermediate . .Pricey Beer A: (C0673) 你们这儿有什么啤酒? ` yˇ ´ Nˇ ımen zher ou shenme p´ ıjiu? ˇ What beer do you have here? B: 我们有生啤。你要试试吗? ¯ Wˇ omen yˇ ou shengp´ ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Ouzh ¯ de. guoch ´ an ˇ de ¯ a. Nˇ ı y` ao sh` ıshi ma? We have draft beer fresh off the tap. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

American. Oh. We’ve got European. A: 怎么这么贵? ˇ ` Zenme zheme gu` ı? How come they’re so expensive? B: 哦,这些都是进口的。 ` e ¯ dou ¯ sh` O. and Chinese beers.A lot. Nˇ ı y` ao lai ı p´ ıng ma? ˇ meiyˇ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Hao Sure. A: 有促销吗? ¯ ma? Yˇ ou cuxi ` ao Are there any promotions? B: 啤酒没有。威士忌有。你要来一瓶吗? ´ ou. Japanese. these are all imports. A: 让我看一下酒单,好吗? ` ˇ kan ` y¯ ` jiud ˇ ma? ¯ hao Rang wo ıxia ˇ an. Could you let me have a look at the drink list? B: 好的。 ˇ de. W¯ ´ y¯ P´ ıjiu eish` ıj` ı yˇ ou. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . zhexi ı j` ınkˇ ou de.

You guys are robbing me here. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Q¯ ıngdao ao b¯ ıng y¯ ıdian It’s just me. A: 啊?四十块就这么小一瓶? ˇ S` ` jiu ` ˇ y¯ A? ısh´ ı kuai xiao ı p´ ıng? ` zheme Huh? 40 RMB for this small of a bottle? B: 对啊。酒吧都是这样的。 ` ang de. ¯ dou ¯ sh` Du` ı a. Gei ı p´ ıng ˇ ba. ao ı p´ ıng weish` ı. I can’t drink a whole bottle of whiskey. . B: 没问题。给你。 ´ ent´ ` ı. Cold. No problem. Here you go. Jiub ı zhey` ˇ a Right. There are for whiskey.None for beer. Just give me a bottle of Tsingtao. Bars all carry this size. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). You want a bottle? A: 我才 一个人 。 喝 不了一 瓶 威 士 忌 。 给 我 一 瓶 青 岛 吧。要冰一点的。 ´ y¯ ´ Hebuli ˇ y¯ ˇ wo ˇ y¯ ¯ ¯ ıj` Wˇ o cai ı ge ren. Gei ˇ nˇ Meiw ı. Y` ˇ de. A: 你们真是抢钱。 ˇ ´ ¯ Nˇ ımen zhensh` ı qiangqi an.

.啤酒 生啤 瓶装 国产 酒单 进口 促销 威士忌 喝不了 抢钱 p´ ıjiu ˇ ¯ shengp´ ı ¯ p´ ıngzhuang ´ an ˇ guoch ¯ jiud ˇ an j` ınkˇ ou ¯ cuxi ` ao ¯ ıj` weish` ı ˇ ¯ hebuli ao ˇ ´ qiangqi an beer draft beer bottled domestically produced drink list imported promotion whiskey to be unable to drink to rob Supplementary Vocabulary 包装 促进 销售 喝得了 ¯ ¯ baozhu ang cuj` ` ın ` ¯ xiaosh ou ˇ ¯ hedeli ao packaging to promote to sell. to market to be able to drink Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .吃不了 吃得了 ˇ ch¯ ıbuliao ˇ ch¯ ıdeliao to be unable to eat to be able to eat Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

That graduate student looks so average. nage y´ anjiush zhang de zheme y¯ ıban. B: 我觉得她肯定是和评委或者赞助商有关系。 ˇ juede ´ ´ p´ ˇ huozh ` e ˇ zanzh ` ¯ kˇ ¯ wo ta end` ıng sh` ı he ıngwei ush ` ang ¯ yˇ ou guanxi.Intermediate . ran ın le d` ı er ´ It’s not fair. and yet she made it to the second round. A: 对 啊 。 我 怎 么 没 想 到 呢 ? 怪 不 得 评 委 总 是 色 眯眯 地看着她,给她那么高的分。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. How could she compare with you? A: 就是呀。评委都是瞎子! ˇ dou ¯ sh` ¯ jiush` a. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Getting to Know the Beauty Pageant Judges (C0677) A: 不 公 平 , 那 个 研 究 生 长 得 这 么一 般 , 居 然 进 了 第 二轮。 ` ˇ ` ¯ ¯ ¯ jub` u gongp´ ıng. ¯ eng ¯ ´ j` ` lun. Her figure is terrible. B: 是呀。她身材那么差。怎么和你比? ´ name ` ` zˇ ´ nˇ ¯ shenc ¯ ai sh` ı y¯ a. p´ ıngwei ı xiazi! ` ı y¯ Exactly. I think she must have connections to the judges or sponsors. The judges are all blind. enme he ı bˇ ı? Yeah. ta cha. .

Now why didn’t I think of that? No wonder the judges are always looking at her lustily. A: 进了下一轮比赛,很高兴吧。 ` y¯ ` hen ˇ gaox` ¯ ıng ba. ` ı. ´ bˇ You must be happy to make it into the next round of the competition. B: 我还以为她很单纯呢。真看不出她是这种人。 ˇ hai ´ yˇ ´ ta ˇ danch ` ` ¯ hen ¯ ¯ kanbuch ¯ sh` wo ıwei un u ı zhe ´ ne. zhen Totally. . here she comes. Oh. Yeah. C: 你们好。我叫刘佳。 ˇ wo ˇ jiao ` Liu ¯ nˇ ımen hao. wo anquan ao ıjˇ ı neng j` ın. And I thought she was so innocent. wo enme meixi ao p´ ıngwei ong` ım¯ ` zhe ta. A: 就是,真恶心。哎,她过来了。 ˇ ` le. ˇ ta ` ¯ gei ¯ name ¯ de f¯ sh` ı sem¯ ı de kan gao en. You really can’t tell she’s that kind of person. C: 是啊,我完全没想到自己能进。 ˇ w´ ´ meixi ´ angd ˇ ` z` ´ sh` ı a. zhen ¯ ta ˇ ´ zhong ren. ´ Jia. I’m Liu Jia. ¯ ta ¯ guolai jiush` ai. It’s disgusting.ˇ zˇ ´ angd ˇ ` ne? guaibude ` ˇ zˇ du` ı a. j` ın le xia ı lun ısai. Hi. ¯ exin. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). giving her such high scores.

next time help us out and put in a good word for us too. ¯ du` ıbuqˇ ı. You’re so tight with the judges. I’m sorry. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. meigu zanzh ush yˇ e kˇ eyˇ ı. I don’t understand what you’re talking about. C: 对不起,我不明白你们在说什么。我先走了。 ˇ b` ` shuo ´ ˇ xian ¯ shenme. B: 啊 呀 , 这 么 急 干 吗 ? 我 还 想 问问 你 , 评 委 喜 欢 什 么样的女孩子呢! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). wo u m´ ıngbai nˇ ımen zai wo zˇ ou le. B: 我 们也 没 想 到 , 你 和 评 委 的 关 系 那 么 好 , 下 次 帮 我们也说说好话吧! ˇ ´ angd ˇ ` ´ p´ ˇ de guanxi ` ¯ women yˇ e meixi ao. I’m leaving now. the sponsors are fine too.Yeah. women yˇ e shuoshuo haohu a We never imagined it either. ` ang Oh. nˇ ı he ıngwei name ˇ xiac` ` ı bang ˇ ˇ ` ba! ¯ ¯ hao. I totally never imagined I would make it. C: 什么?我不认识评委。 ´ ˇ b` ` ˇ shenme? wo u renshi p´ ıngwei. . A: 哦。没关系。赞助商也可以。 ´ anxi. What? I don’t know the judges. It’s OK. ` ¯ ¯ o.

what’s your hurry? I still want to ask you what kind of girl the judges like! Key Vocabulary 公平 研究生 一般 居然 第二轮 评委 瞎子 赞助商 怪不得 色眯眯 ¯ gongp´ ıng ¯ y´ anjiush ¯ eng ¯ y¯ ıban ´ jur ¯ an ` lun d` ı er ´ ˇ p´ ıngwei ¯ xiazi ` ¯ zanzh ush ` ang ` guaibude ` ım¯ sem¯ ı fair graduate student average surprisingly the second round judge blind person sponsor no wonder to look at lustfully c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. p´ ıngwei ˇ ´ ´ ne! xˇ ıhuan shenmey` ang de nuh u ¨ aizi Hey. . zheme ay¯ j´ ı ganm a? wenwen nˇ ı.` ` ´ wo ˇ hai ´ xiang ˇ ` ˇ ¯ a. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

单纯 看不出 恶心 下一轮 说好话 ¯ danch un ´ ` kanbuch u ¯ ˇ exin ` y¯ xia ı lun ´ ˇ ` ¯ haohu shuo a innocent. naive to be unable to tell disgusting the next round to put in a good word Supplementary Vocabulary 背后 盲人 笑眯眯 取笑 裁判 ` ou ` beih ´ ´ mangr en ` xiaom¯ ım¯ ı ` quxi ˇ ao ´ an ` caip behind one’s back blind person smilingly to make fun of judge Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

B: 可是,奶奶,我热死了。 ˇ ˇ resˇ ` ı le.Intermediate . eating cold things makes you more likely to catch a cold. Besides. ¯ ıng y¯ Na e b` ux´ ıng.Cold Will Kill You A: (C0684) 阿宝,不可以喝冰水。 ¯ ao. B: 那好吧。我不吃了。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo But Grandma. Erqi ´ ˇ ` rongy` ı ganm ao. Be still and you won’t be hot. Ab A-Bao. Nˇ ı anj` ıdian u re ` b` Still not OK. Nˇ ı hu` ı la ı b¯ ıng de dongxi ` de. you can’t drink ice water. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 那我可以吃冰激凌吗? ` wo ˇ kˇ Na eyˇ ı ch¯ ı b¯ ıngj¯ ıl´ ıng ma? Then can I eat some ice cream? A: 更 不 行 了 。 你会 拉 肚 子 的 。 而 且 吃 冰 的 东 西 容 易 感冒。 ´ e ` ˇ ch¯ ¯ duzi ¯ Geng b` ux´ ıng le. Kˇ esh` ı. ˇ b` ¯ b¯ u kˇ eyˇ ı he ıngshuˇ ı. nainai. . A: 那也不行。你安静一点就不热了。 ` yˇ ˇ jiu ` le. I’m so hot. You’ll get diarrhea. Certainly not.

¯ b` A-Bao. Hu` ı chu¯ ıchu ıng de. What do little kids know? Sitting in front of the air conditioner is the surest way to catch a cold. how can you sit in front of the air conditioner? You can’t let the air conditioner blow directly on you. Bˇ ı ch¯ ı b¯ ıng de dongxi hai ıhai. . Grandma. A: 小 孩子 懂 什么 ? 吹 空 调 最 容 易 感 冒 了 。 比 吃 冰 的 东西还厉害。 ˇ aizi ´ dong ˇ ´ ´ zu` ´ ˇ ` Xiaoh shenme? Chu¯ ı k¯ ongtiao ı rongy` ı ganm ao ´ l` ¯ le. Even more serious than eating frozen things. I won’t eat it. no it won’t. b` uhu` ı de. y` ¯ Nainai. ganm ao ou shenme guanxi? Zhˇ ısh` ı xiaob` ou ¯ b` u sh` ı f¯ ashao! Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 阿 宝 , 你 怎 么 坐在 空 调 前 面 ? 空 调 不 可 以 对 着 人 吹。会吹出病的。 ¯ ao. Fine. ˇ Na Wˇ o b` u ch¯ ı le. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 奶奶 , 感 冒 有 什么 关 系 ? 只 是 小 病 , 又 不 是 发 烧! ˇ ˇ ` yˇ ´ ˇ ıng.` haoba. ˇ nˇ ` zai ` k¯ ´ qianmian? ´ ´ b` ı zˇ enme zuo ongtiao K¯ ongtiao u Ab ´ chu¯ kˇ eyˇ ı du` ı zhe ren ı. B: 奶奶,不会的。 ˇ Nainai. It’ll make you sick.

Grandma. uy` ao ch¯ ı ´ chu¯ ¯ b¯ ıng de dongxi. and don’t sit in front of the air conditioner. O. don’t eat frozen things. wo ıdao Oh. . So you have to listen to me. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. not like a fever or anything. and if you don’t deal with them right you could die. yˇ e b` uy` ao du` ı zhe k¯ ongtiao ı. B: 哦,我知道了。 ˇ zh¯ ` le. Suoyˇ ˇ ı nˇ ` b` yˇ ouren ao ıdiao ı y` ao t¯ ınghua. B: 真的会死吗? ¯ Zhende hu` ı sˇ ı ma? You could really die? A: 奶奶 怎 么 会 骗 你 ? 奶奶 小 时 候 就 看 到 有 人 感 冒 死 掉 了 。 所 以 你 要 听 话 , 不 要 吃 冰 的 东 西 、 也不 要 对着空调吹。 ˇ ` nˇ ˇ ˇ ` ao ` Nainai zˇ enme hu` ı pian ı? Nainai xiaosh´ ıhou jiu ` kand ´ ganm ˇ ` sˇ ` le. A: 什么小病?感冒很严重的,弄不好会死掉的。 ´ ˇ ıng? Ganm ˇ ` hen ˇ y´ ` ` ˇ Shenme xiaob` ao anzhong de. what does a cold matter? It’s just a minor illness. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). hu` ı sˇ ıdiao Minor illness? Colds are serious. Would Grandma lie to you? When I was little I saw someone die of a cold. I got it. nongbuh ao ` de.

Key Vocabulary 热死 安静 拉肚子 容易 感冒 吹 对着 小病 发烧 严重 弄不好 死掉 怎么会 骗 ` ı resˇ ¯ ıng anj` ¯ duzi la ` ´ rongy` ı ˇ ` ganm ao chu¯ ı ˇ du` ızhe ˇ ıng xiaob` ¯ f¯ ashao ` y´ anzhong ` ˇ nongbuh ao ` sˇ ıdiao zˇ enme hu` ı ` pian unbearably hot calm diarrhea easy to catch cold to blow towards minor illness fever serious to not handle properly to die how could it be to deceive Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

.电风扇 绝症 危险 看病 吃药 打针 ` engshan ` dianf¯ ´ eng ` juezh ˇ ¯ an weixi ` ıng kanb` ch¯ ıy` ao ˇ en ¯ dazh electric fan fatal disease dangerous to see a doctor to take medicine to have an injection Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

zˇ ¯ shuz` ¯ y` ou zai enme zheme duo ` ı? haiyˇ ` sh` ´ ma? ¯ hua. hen ˇ duo ´ ın. Why so many numbers? And what’s this crazy language? Is it Chinese? B: 爷爷 , 这 都 是 网 络 语 言 。 现 在 大 家 在 网 上 都 用 这 些。 ` dou ` yuy´ ` ai ` daji ` a ` wˇ ¯ sh` ¯ zai y´ eye. n´ ın ` wo ˇ zhelˇ ` ı xie ˇ de”ou3 x¯ kan. this is all internet slang. ¯ y` ¯ shang dou ong zhexi Grandpa. A: 是你们自己瞎编的吧? ¯ an ¯ de ba? sh` ı nˇ ımen z` ıjˇ ı xiabi Did you all randomly concoct it yourselves? B: 不是,这些都是有道理的。很多是谐音,比如 说“偶”是“我”的意思,“稀饭”就是“喜欢 ”。您看,我这里写的“偶稀饭”就是“我喜欢 ”。 ` e ` ı de. Nowadays everyone uses it online. . bˇ ¯ dou ¯ sh` ¯ sh` b` u sh` ı. ”xi1f` an”jiu4sh` ı”xi3huan”. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). xianz ` ` e.Intermediate . zhexi ı yˇ ou daolˇ ı xiey¯ ıru ´ ¯ shuo”ou3”shi4”wo3”de5 y` ısi. zhe ı wˇ angluo angˇ an.Internet Slang A: (C0692) 又在聊天啊。怎么这么多数字?还有这些话,是 中文吗? ` liaoti ´ an ` ´ ou zhexi ` e ¯ a. ı Zhongw en You’re chatting again. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ıf` an”jiu4sh` ı”wo3 xˇ ıhuan”.

Besides these. xiey¯ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). there are also some numerical approximations. .” Look. ` ı hai ´ yˇ ¯ zhelˇ ¯ zhey` eye. Oh. A: 我看不懂。谁平时说话用这些? ˇ kanbud ` ˇ ´ p´ ` y` ` e? ¯ a ¯ wo ong. na. then threw it up. like ”ou” meaning ”wo. ou y¯ ıxie ´ zhexi ´ ın. I thought it meant you ate congee but didn’t digest it. is that what it means.” Grandpa. like 886 and 94. So what’s this ”jiangzi?” B: “ 这 样 子 ” 。 爷爷 , 您 看 , 除 了 这 些 , 这 里 还 有 一些是数字谐音,比如886,94。 ` angzi”. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. where it says ”ou xifan” right here means ”wo xihuan. wo ıwei ı nˇ ı ch¯ ı x¯ ıf` an b` u xiaohu a. shei ıngsh´ ı shuohu ong zhexi I don’t understand them.No. A lot of it is similar pronunciation. y´ ` chule ` e.” and ”xifan” for ”xihuan. ”Zheyangzi. it all makes sense. bˇ ¯ ali ¯ u. ˇ chulai ` zhege”jiang4 ` ´ ou zˇ ı”shi4 shenme? ¯ le. de y` ısi.” A: 哦 , 是 这 个 意 思 。 我 还 以为 是 你 吃 稀 饭 不 消 化 , 呕出来了。那,这个“酱紫”是什么? ` ˇ hai ´ yˇ ´ sh` ` ¯ o. sh` ı zhege y` ısi. sh` ı shuz` ıru ` ı xiey¯ ´ bab ` jius` ˇ ı. look. n´ ın kan. ´ Y¯ ıngwen de ´ ın. Who uses that when they talk? B: “886”是再见的意思,英文的谐音。“94”是“ 就是”。 ` an ` ¯ ali ¯ u”shi4 bab zaiji ` ”jiu3s` ı”shi4”jiu4sh` ı”.

” ”94” means A: 哟,这里还有英文字母呢!“MM”. ´ zhege”PMP”shi4”pai1m ` ˇ ¯ zhˇ ban ı de jiush` u a` ı nuh ¨ air. B: 这是我们年轻人的东西。您不懂。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. This ”PMP” means ”pai ma pi. b` uguo. If you have something to say. ”precisely.“GG”是什 么?还有“PMP”。 ` ı hai ´ yˇ ´ z` ´ y¯ o.”886” means ”bye-bye. Oh.” A: 网上真是什么奇怪的东西都有。有话直说嘛。 ` zhensh` ´ ` de dongxi ¯ ¯ ¯ yˇ wˇ angshang ı shenme q´ ıguai dou ou. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ”ge1ge”. That’s ”meimei” and ”gege.”GG”shi4 shen´ yˇ me? hai ou”PMP”. hua ıshuo There are really all sorts of crazy things online. zhexi ıny¯ ın. just say it. and here there are even English letters! What are ”MM” and ”GG?” And this ”PMP?” B: 是 “ 妹妹 ” 、 “ 哥哥 ” 。 这 些 都 来 自 拼 音 。 不 过 , 一 般 指 的 就 是 女 孩 、 男 孩 。 这 个 “PMP” 是 “拍马屁”。 ` e ´ ı p¯ ` y¯ ¯ dou ¯ laiz` sh` ı”mei4mei”. .” mimicking English. p` ı”.” They come from the pinyin. zhelˇ ou Y¯ ıngwen ımu ˇ ne! ”MM”. ıˇ ´ nanh ´ air. But they just refer to girls and boys. yˇ ou ` zh´ ¯ ma.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Key Vocabulary 聊天 网络 瞎编 谐音 ´ an ¯ liaoti ` wˇ angluo ¯ an ¯ xiabi ´ ın xiey¯ to chat internet to fabricate homophone Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ˇ ¯ zhe ı women nianq¯ n´ ın b` u dong. Oh. ¯ nˇ ¯ wo sh` ı b` u dong. . ai. someone said ”520” to you. ouren ı shuo”wu3 er` sh` ´ l´ ıng”. look. What does that mean? B: 没什么意思。 ´ shenme ´ mei y` ısi. This belongs to us young people. You don’t understand.` sh` ˇ ´ ıngren ´ de dongxi. A: 我真的是不懂。哎,看,有人跟你说“520”,这 是什么意思? ˇ zhende ˇ ` yˇ ´ gen ` ¯ ¯ kan. Nothing. zhe ı shenme y` ısi? I really don’t understand.

消化 呕 拍马屁 直说 ` ¯ xiaohu a ˇ ou ˇ ı ¯ ap` paim ¯ zh´ ıshuo to digest to vomit to suck up to to speak frankly Supplementary Vocabulary 流行 liux´ ´ ıng popular 缩写 ˇ ¯ e suoxi abbreviation 表情符号 ˇ ıng fuh ` biaoq´ ´ ao emoticon 胡编乱造 ` ao ` ¯ anz hubi ´ anlu make up a story Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

you are doing better and better. B: 我绝对没有那个意思。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Mr. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). It makes me sound old. Zhou.Romance in the Beauty Pageant (C0697) A: 刘小姐,你的表现越来越好了。 ˇ ˇ an ` yuel ` aiyu ´ e ` hao ˇ le.Intermediate . wo Ah. A: 哎,别这样叫我。好像我很老。 ´ zhey` ` ang jiao ` wo. . B: 谢谢周先生。 ` ¯ xiansheng. don’t call me that. Miss Liu. Liu nˇ ı de biaoxi ´ xiaojie. ¯ xiexie Zhou Thank you. wo ı sh` ı zhec` ısai ˇ hen ˇ kanh ` ao ˇ nˇ ¯ zhush wo ı. B: 谢谢!请问您贵姓? ` ` n´ xiexie! qˇ ıng wen ın gu` ıx` ıng? Thank you! May I ask your last name? A: 我 叫 周 鹏 。 我 的 公 司 是 这 次比 赛 的 赞 助 商 。 我 很 看好你。 ˇ jiao ` Zhou ˇ de gongs¯ ` ı bˇ ` de zan` ¯ P´ ¯ wo eng. ˇ ¯ bie ai. My company is the sponsor for this competition. ` ang. I’m Zhou Peng. ˇ haoxi ˇ ang ` ˇ hen ˇ lao. I’m impressed by you.

ısai ı zhongy` ao de haish` ei. sh` ı bok` It was mostly to promote my blog. A: 你为什么来参加选美? ` enme ´ ´ canji ˇ ˇ ¯ a ¯ xuanm nˇ ı weish lai ei? Why did you decide to be in the beauty pageant? B: 我主要是想宣传我的博客。可是没想到,这个比 赛最重要的还是选美,不是博客。 ˇ zhuy` ˇ ´ wo ˇ de bok` ´ e. yˇ ˇ danch ´ q´ ´ b` ¯ ¯ nuh nˇ ı hen ou xiangfˇ e hen un. A: 你很有想法,也很单纯。和其他女孩子不一样。 ˇ ˇ yˇ ˇ a. You’re not like the other girls. and you’re very naive. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). But it’s hard to survive as I am. he ıta u u ´ ¨ aizi y¯ ıy` ang. B: 可是这样很难生存下去。 ` ang hen ˇ nan ´ shengc ` ¯ kˇ esh` ı zhey` un ´ xiaqu.ˇ juedu` ´ ı meiyˇ ´ ou nage ` wo y` ısi. kˇ ´ ¯ wo ı xiang xuanchu an esh` ı meiˇ ao sh` ˇ ` zhege ` bˇ ` zu` ` ´ ı xuanm ˇ ˇ b` xiangd ao. But I never imagined that the main thing in this pageant is beauty. That was totally not what I meant. not blogs. u´ e. You have your opinions. A: 谁说的?做自己最重要。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

A: 你 别 怕 , 我 不 是 花花 公 子 。 我 觉 得 我 们 很 谈 得 来。而且我想多了解你的博客。 ´ pa. B: 好吧。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 唔. wo women hen ´ ´ erqi ´ e ˇ wo ˇ xiang ˇ ˇ e ˇ nˇ ´ e. I’m not a playboy. B: 谢谢你的鼓励。很久没有听到这样的话了。  ` ˇ jiu ´ ou t¯ ` zhey` ` ang de hua ` le... Liu Jia.... A: 刘佳,你明天晚上有空吗?我们一起吃饭吧。 ˇ ¯ nˇ ¯ wˇ Liu ı m´ ıngtian anshang yˇ ouk` ong ma? women y¯ ıqˇ ı ´ Jia. ` wo ˇ b` ˇ juede ´ ˇ ˇ ¯ ag ¯ ongzˇ ¯ nˇ ı bie u sh` ı huahu ı. are you free tomorrow night? Let’s have dinner together.... ng. Ummm. . ch¯ ıf` an ba... xiexie nˇ ı de gul` ıngdao ˇ ı. ¯ liaoji tandel ai. Plus I want to know more about your blog. I think we get along well.. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Says who? Being yourself is what’s most important. I haven’t heard that kind of talk in a while.. duo ı de bok` Don’t be afraid. hen ˇ meiyˇ Thank you for your encouragement.´ shuo ` z` ` ¯ de? zuo shei ıjˇ ı zu` ı zhongy` ao.

Key Vocabulary 表现 ˇ an ` biaoxi performance 看好 ` ao ˇ kanh impressed with 绝对 ´ ı juedu` totally 宣传 ´ ¯ xuanchu an to promote 想法 ˇ a xiangfˇ opinion 单纯 ¯ danch un ´ naive c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). OK.ˇ haoba. Well.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .生存 ¯ shengc un ´ to survive 鼓励 gul` ˇı encouragement 花花公子 ¯ ag ¯ ongzˇ ¯ huahu ı playboy 谈得来 ´ ´ tandel ai to get along well 了解 ˇ e ˇ liaoji to understand Supplementary Vocabulary 罗曼蒂克 ´ and` ` ık` luom e romantic 浪漫 ` ` langm an romantic Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

.与众不同 ` ´ yuzh utong ˇ ongb` an original. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. from others different Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 局部地区雨量较大,并且有少许降温。 ` ` a. 下面请看未来三天的具体天气预报: ` an ` qˇ ` weil ` ai ´ san ` ¯ tian ¯ de jutˇ ¯ ı yub xiami ıng kan ` ı tianq` ` ao: Now please take a look at the specific forecasts for the next three days: 20日:阴,有时有雨,雨量中到大。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ´ u d` ˇ ang ˇ jiangw ¯ yuli Some areas will see quite heavy rainfall. and there will also be a slight temperature drop. (C0701) Welcome to today’s weather forecast. ` ¯ tian. ¯ tianq` ¯ ı bianhu weil a In the next three days. ¯ yˇ ¯ ı weizh qianli an ı y¯ ınyu ˇ tianq` ˇ The first two days will see mainly cloudy skies and rain. . 未来三天,天气变化较大。 ` ai ´ san ` ` jiaod ` a. 前两天以阴雨天气为主。 ´ angti ˇ ´ u.Intermediate . ` b` ˇ yˇ ˇ u ` ¯ jub` ıqu jiaod ıngqie ou shaox en.Weather Forecast 欢迎收看天气预报。 ` tianq` ` ¯ ıng shouk ¯ an ¯ ı yub huany´ ` ao. there will be rather significant weather changes.

high of 22 degrees. high of 23 degrees. zu` ı d¯ ı wend ıba ı gao ısan ` sh´ ` zu` ` Low of 18 degrees Celsius. medium to heavy rainfall. 最低温度18摄氏度,最高23度。 ` ıdu.` ` ` da. 最低温度18摄氏度,最高22度。 ` ıdu. high of 20 degrees. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 21日:有雨,局部地区暴雨。 ` ` u. 22日:多云转晴。 ` ` r` ˇ ıng. scattered showers. ıqu ˇ jub` ´ u d` ˇ ¯ baoy The 21st: Rain with storms in some areas. 最低温度15摄氏度,最高20度。 ` ıdu. yˇ oush´ ı yˇ ou yu. ` ¯ u ¯ ersh´ zu` ı d¯ ı wend ıwu ı gao ı du. ersh´ ıy¯ ı r` ı: yˇ ou yu. then sunny. ` ¯ ersh´ ı r` ı: y¯ ın. 今天的预报就到这儿,我们下次再见。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . ` ` du. ¯ un ersh´ ıer ı: duoy ´ zhuanq´ The 22nd: Cloudy. ` ¯ u ¯ shesh` ¯ ersh´ ¯ du. zhong dao ˇ yuli ˇ ang The 20th: Cloudy. ` sh´ ˇ shesh` ` zu` ` Low of 15 degrees Celsius. ¯ u ¯ shesh` ¯ ersh´ zu` ı d¯ ı wend ıba ı gao ıer ` sh´ ` zu` ` Low of 18 degrees Celsius.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. See you next time.. . ` women ˇ ` ı zaiji ` an.为 主 局部 雨量 少许 降温 温度 摄氏度 ` ¯ an shouk ` ¯ ı yub tianq` ` ao y¯ ınyu ˇ ´ u yˇ ı ... ` ¯ de yub j¯ ıntian xiac` ` ao ` dao That’s it for today’s forecast.` jiu ` zher. weizh ˇ to tune into weather forecast cloudy and rainy mainly jub` ´ u ` yuli ˇ ang ˇ u shaox ˇ ` ¯ jiangw en ¯ u wend ` ` ıdu shesh` ` area rainfall a little to cool off temperature degrees Celcius Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).. Key Vocabulary 收看 天气预报 阴雨 以....

arid fog hail thunder shower thunder windy typhoon force of the wind cold front sandstorm Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).暴雨 多云 转晴 ` u baoy ˇ ¯ un duoy ´ ˇ ıng zhuanq´ torrential rain cloudy to clear up (of weather) Supplementary Vocabulary 潮湿 干燥 雾 冰雹 雷阵雨 打雷 刮风 台风 风力 冷空气 沙尘暴 ´ chaosh¯ ı ` ¯ ao ganz wu ` ´ b¯ ıngbao ´ eny ` u leizh ˇ ˇ ei ´ dal ¯ eng guaf¯ ´ eng taif¯ f¯ engl` ı ˇ lengk¯ ongq` ı ´ ao ` ¯ enb shach damp dry. . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

X¯ ˇ hao ˇ ba? zheme hao ın´ ı k¯ ongq` ı hen That’s so great. 这么好啊。悉尼空气很好吧? ` ˇ a. kaol ˇ a ` dongw ` ´ kand ` ao ` ¯ sh` ¯ dangr an ı zai uyu ` an ` u ` women ˇ ´ ao ` de shul´ de. There were kangaroos in the forest right outside our school. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I saw koalas in the zoo. . Australia 你去过悉尼啊? nˇ ı qu ın´ ı a? ` guo X¯ Have you been to Sydney? (C0705) 是啊,我以前在那儿上大学。现在真怀念那里。 ˇ yˇ ´ zai ` nar ` shang ` daxu ` e. daish xuexi ı jiu ou. ´ xianz ` ai ` zhen ´ an ` ¯ huaini sh` ı a.Intermediate . ı kand ˇ kaol Hey.Sydney. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 哎,你看到过袋鼠、考拉吗? ` ao ` guo daish ` u. I used to go to university there. ˇ zai ` ın lˇ ` yˇ Of course I saw them. Yeah. ˇ a ¯ nˇ ¯ ma? ai. I really cherish the memories I have from there now. wo ıqian ` nali. The air quality in Sydney must be good. did you see any kangaroos or koalas? 当然看到过。考拉是在动物园看到的。袋鼠在我 们学校的树林里就有。 ´ kand ` ao ` guo.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Here people would think there was something wrong with you. ` de ren No wonder everyone who goes there gets fat. ta ı y¯ ı ge duoyu ´ ` de chengsh` ´ ´ ` an ` b` ´ ´ a ´ ¯ de ren. It’s a multicultural city. b` ¯ guang. . Walking down the street. and you can find very authentic cuisine. neng kanji utong guoji ´ neng ´ ` zu` ` ˇ ı. erqi e hao. and the weather is good too. so the people of Sydney have especially sunny dispositions. zˇ ou zai u renshi de ren e hu` ı huxi ` ang ˇ zhaohu. ın´ ı ren ang` daji ` e ` ´ yˇ ¯ ¯ shang.是的,而且天气也好。所以悉尼人都特别阳光。 走在大街上,不认识的人也会互相打招呼。 ´ e ˇ tianq` ˇ suoyˇ ˇ ı X¯ ´ dou ` e ´ y´ ¯ ı yˇ ¯ tebi sh` ı de. 难怪到那儿去的人都会胖。 ´ ` dao ` nar ` qu ´ dou ` ¯ hu` nangu ai ı pang. ¯ da Yes. you can see people from all different countries. wenhu a ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). even people who don’t know each other will say hello. 在 悉 尼 这 是 很 正 常 的 。 它 是 一个 多 元 文 化 的 城 市,能看见不同国家的人,还能吃到最正宗的美 食。 ` X¯ ` sh` ˇ zhengch ` ´ ´ ¯ sh` ¯ an zai ın´ ı zhe ı hen ang de. 在我们这儿别人肯定觉得你有病。 ` women ˇ ` bier ´ en ´ kˇ ´ zai zher end` ıng juede nˇ ı yˇ oub` ıng. hai ch¯ ıdao ı zhengz¯ ong de meish´ In Sydney it’s really normal.

tamen tebi ´ ong. but you just have to get used to it. ¯ ı x¯ ˇ an. But a lot of people say it’s really boring there. But people from Sydney place a lot of importance on health. 可是好多人都说那里很无聊。 ˇ duo ´ dou ` hen ˇ wuli ´ ¯ ren ¯ shuo ¯ nali kˇ esh` ı hao ´ ao.不 过 悉 尼 人 都 挺 重 视 健 康 的 。 他们 特 别 喜 欢 户 外 活动,这是他们生活的一部分。 ` x¯ ´ dou ` ` ang ` e ´ ¯ tˇ ¯ ¯ b` uguo ın´ ı ren ıng zhongsh` ı jiank de. and it’s fine. erqi ´ e ˇ meiˇ ¯ b` d´ ıque ıjiao uguo ıguan ` hao ´ ˇ ` y´ ¯ neng ¯ de k¯ ¯ tian hux¯ ınxian ongq` ı. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . ` ` sh` ´ de y¯ ¯ ¯ xˇ ıhuan huw` zhe ı tamen shenghu o ıb` u` ai huod f` en.. xiangsh ou angguang. ` x´ ` le jiu ˇ le. it’s so comfortable! 真是退休生活的天堂。 ´ de tiant ´ ¯ ¯ ¯ ang. ¯ duo ¯ shufu hait ¯ a! Certainly it’s a simpler place.. Plus every day you can breathe fresh air. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 的确比较简单,不过习惯了就好了。而且每天能 呼吸新鲜的空气,享受阳光、海滩,多舒服啊! ` bˇ ` jiand ˇ an. They particularly like outdoor activities–they are a part of their lives. zhensh` ı tu` ıxiu o ¯ shenghu It’s really a retirement heaven. enjoy the sun and beach.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .悉尼 怀念 袋鼠 考拉 树林 阳光 互相 打招呼 有病 正常 多元文化 正宗 重视 健康 X¯ ın´ ı ´ an ` huaini Sydney to cherish the memory of kangaroo koala bear forest sunshine each other to greet crazy normal multicultural ` u daish ˇ ˇ a ¯ kaol shul´ ` ın ¯ y´ angguang ¯ huxi ` ang ˇ zhaohu ¯ da yˇ oub` ıng ` ´ zhengch ang ´ ¯ an duoyu ` hua ` zhengz¯ ong ` zhongsh` ı ` ang ¯ jiank ´ wen- genuine to regard as important health Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

户外 简单 习惯 享受 退休 天堂 huw` ` ai ˇ an ¯ jiand ` x´ ıguan outdoor simple to become tomed to enjoy to retire heaven accus- ˇ ` xiangsh ou tu` ıxiu ¯ ´ ¯ ang tiant Supplementary Vocabulary 澳大利亚 悉尼歌剧 院 悉尼港桥 墨尔本 布里斯班 室内 ` al` ` ıy` Aod a ` ¯ uyu X¯ ın´ ı Gej ` an Australia Sydney Opera House ˇ ´ X¯ ın´ ı Gangqi ao ` erb ˇ en ˇ Mo ¯ Bulˇ ıban ` ıs¯ ` sh` ınei Sydney Harbor Bridge Melbourne Brisbane indoor Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

wˇ anshang q¯ ı ˇ dao ` jiu ˇ kˇ dian eyˇ ı ma? ˇ dian. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.Interviewing an Ayi A: 你是陈阿姨吧?你好! ´ ay´ ˇ ¯ ı ba? nˇ nˇ ı sh` ı Chen ıhao! You must be Auntie Chen? Hello! (C0710) B: 你好。 ˇ nˇ ıhao. Well. meiˇ ¯ na ıng f¯ angbian zhao an ´ san ˇ ı liang ˇ ˇ ¯ c` ge x¯ ıngq¯ ı lai ı. that’s quite convenient. Hello.Intermediate . A: 那 还 挺 方 便 的 。 我 想 找 钟 点 的 , 每 个 星 期来 三 次,每次两个小时。晚上七点到九点。可以吗? ` hai ´ tˇ ` de. ıche ı. half an hour by bike. each time for two hours. Could you do that? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 你住的地方离这里远吗? ` ı yuan ˇ ma? nˇ ı zhu ıfang l´ ı zhelˇ ` de d` Do you live far from here? B: 不远,骑车半个小时。 ˇ q´ ` ge xiaosh´ ˇ ¯ ban b` u yuan. three times a week. meic` ge xiaosh´ ı. I would like it done by the hour. wo ˇ xiang ˇ ˇ zhongdi ˇ de. Not far. from 7 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the evening. .

ı zhe angzi b` u xiao. A: 你做菜的口味怎么样? ` ai ` de kˇ ` zˇ nˇ ı zuoc ouwei enmey` ang? What’s the food you make like? B: 我 按 你 的 要 求 做 。 要 吃 什么 我 都 会 做 。 要 我 买 菜 也行。等你吃完,我再把碗洗掉。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).B: 可以。你是要光打扫还是要烧饭? ˇ ao ˇ haishi ´ ¯ ¯ an? kˇ eyˇ ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . or do you want me to cook too? A: 打扫加烧饭。 ˇ ao ˇ jia ¯ shao ¯ f` das an. Your house isn’t small– the cleaning will take over an hour. B: 那 两个 小 时 不 够 。 你 这 房 子 不 小 , 搞 卫 生 就 要 一 个 多 小 时 。 如 果 你 要 打扫 加 烧 饭 , 最 好 是 三个 小 时。 ` liang ˇ ˇ ` nˇ ` f´ ˇ gao ˇ wei` na ge xiaosh´ ı b` ugou. zu` ¯ ge xiaosh´ shaof` ıhao ı san ı. rugu ı y` ao das ` y` ´ o ˇ sh` ˇ ¯ an. nˇ ı sh` ı y` ao guang das y` ao shaof` Yes. ˇ ˇ nˇ ˇ ao ˇ jia ¯ ¯ xiaosh´ ¯ sheng jiu ao y¯ ı ge duo ı. Do you just want cleaning done. Cleaning and cooking. you had better get me for three hours. Then two hours won’t be enough. If you want cleaning and cooking.

ˇ an ` nˇ ` y` ´ ˇ dou ` ¯ hu` wo ı de y¯ aoqiu ao ch¯ ı shenme wo ı zuo. nˇ ˇ ´ ¯ tai ı y¯ ı xiaosh´ ı duoshao qian? Great. If you want me to buy the ingredients I can do that too. it can be a little cheaper. I can then wash up the dishes. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 这里好像都是八块。 ` ı haoxi ˇ ang ` ` ¯ sh` ¯ kuai. 10 RMB. I can make. . How much per hour? B: 十块。 ` sh´ ı kuai. I can do it how you like it. A: 这 样 也 行 。 要 么 你 每 天 来 两个 小 时 , 每 小 时 八 块,怎么样? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. zhelˇ dou ı ba It seems to me that around here it’s usually 8 RMB. ´ o If I come every day. B: 如果每天来,可以便宜一点。 ˇ meiti ˇ an ´ kˇ ´ ˇ ¯ lai. ´ zuo. A: 太好了。你一小时多少钱? ` hao ˇ le. rugu eyˇ ı pianyi y¯ ıdian. deng nˇ ı ch¯ ıw´ an. Whatever you want to eat. Once you’ve finished eating. ˇ mai ˇ cai ` yˇ ˇ ˇ zai ` ba ˇ wˇ y` ao wo e x´ ıng. wo an ` xˇ ıdiao.

I can. Key Vocabulary 阿姨 离 骑车 方便 钟点 ¯ ı ay´ l´ ı ¯ q´ ıche ` f¯ angbian ˇ ¯ zhongdi an auntie from to ride a bicycle convenient hourly c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ay´ ¯ ı. meiti ouren Sure. How is that? B: 行。每天都有人打扫好,干净! ˇ an ´ das ˇ ao ˇ hao. Shall we say every day you come for two hours. mei ˇ ` zˇ ¯ kuai.` ang yˇ ˇ an ´ liang ˇ ge xiaosh´ ˇ ˇ ¯ lai zhey` e x´ ıng. Yes. y` aome nˇ ı meiti ı. xiaosh´ ı ba enmey` ang? That would be good too. can you start today? B: 可以啊。 kˇ eyˇ ı a. 8 RMB per hour. . Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Having someone clean every day is good–very clean! A: 那就这么说定了。阿姨,你今天能开始吗? ` jiu ` ´ ¯ ıng le. Auntie. ˇ ganj` ¯ dou ¯ yˇ ¯ ıng! x´ ıng. nˇ ¯ neng ¯ ı ma? na shuod` ı j¯ ıntian kaishˇ ` zheme So then let’s settle on that.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.光 打扫 烧饭 加 搞卫生 做菜 口味 按 要求 说定 要么 ¯ guang ˇ ao ˇ das ¯ an shaof` ¯ jia ˇ weish ` eng ¯ gao ` ai ` zuoc ` kˇ ouwei ` an y¯ aoqiu ´ ¯ ıng shuod` y` aome only to clean to cook plus to do cleaning to make food flavor according to request to agree on shall Supplementary Vocabulary 保姆 住家 钟点工 ˇ u baom ˇ ¯ zhuji ` a ˇ ong ¯ ¯ zhongdi ang maid residence hourly work Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

做家务 ` jiaw ¯ u zuo ` to do housework Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Intermediate . wo ınei ` sh` ` an ` qu ` le sh` ˇ ang. . ˇ ´ mei ´ banfˇ ` a gen ˇ an ` haish` ´ ı tˇ ¯ xuesh ¯ bˇ xuech su¯ ıran ı. What is so good about that? It is freezing. zˇ ¯ mei hao ı nian enme w´ an? It has not snowed in so many years. dan ıng ` ınr de. What is fun about that? A: 可以去室内场地啊 。我去年就去了室内滑雪场, 虽然没办法跟雪山比,但还是挺带劲儿的。 ` changd` ˇ ˇ quni ´ jiu ` hua´ kˇ eyˇ ı qu ınei ı a. gan dou u f¯ angbian. A: 怎么会呢?冬天能做的事可多了!滑雪、溜冰, 多好玩儿! ´ zuo ` de sh` ´ e. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. daij` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). all so much fun! B: 好几年都没下雪了,怎么玩? ˇ jˇ ´ dou ´ xiaxu ` e ˇ le. ˇ ¯ ¯ neng ¯ le! huaxu z´ enme hu` ı ne? dongti an ı kˇ e duo ˇ anr! ¯ haow´ liub¯ ¯ ıng. ice skating. awesome! B: 有什么好?冷死了,干什么都不方便。 ´ ˇ ˇ ` shenme ´ ` ¯ b` yˇ ou shenme hao? leng sˇ ı le.Winter Fun A: 冬天要到了,太好了! (C0714) ` le. Doing anything is a chore. tai ` hao ˇ le! ¯ ¯ y` dongti an ao dao Winter has arrived. There is so much to do during the winter! Skiing. duo No way.

The streets are natural ice rinks. How can you count that as skiing? A: 你知足吧。在南方,有人造的雪场已经很不错 了。不过有机会一定要去北方感受一下冬天。 ` nanf¯ ´ ang. . yˇ ´ ao ` de xuech ˇ ang ˇ nˇ ı zh¯ ızu ou renz yˇ ıj¯ ıng ´ ba. However. Last year I went and snow skied indoors. if given the chance. B: 我也去过。几乎全是平地,这算什么滑雪? ˇ yˇ ´ sh` ` suan ` shenme ´ ´ wo e qu ıhu ı p´ ıngd` ı. shuang sˇ ı le.You can do stuff indoors. daji ` e ´ de liub¯ ¯ ¯ jiush` ¯ an na ı b¯ ıngtianxu ed` ` ı tianr ¯ ıngˇ ˇ chang. j¯ ¯ quan ˇ xue? I have been there before too. zhe hua` guo. having artificial snow is pretty good. b` ` yˇ ˇ ang ganˇ hen ucuo uguo ou j¯ ıhu` ı y¯ ıd` ıng y` ao qu ` beif¯ ` y¯ ` dongti ¯ ¯ shou ıxia an. In the south. It was nearly flat. You should be happy with that. B: 那绝对是冰天雪地啊。大街就是天然的溜冰场, 爽死了。 ` juedu` ´ ı sh` ˇ ı a. There the snow goes on forever. it was quite exciting. one should go up north and experience winter at least once. It is so invigorating. Although it doesn’t compare with skiing in the mountains. A: 也没那么夸张。不过那里的冰雪运动真的很多。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. zai ˇ b` ` le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

you know me too well. B: 说了这么多冬天的运动,最好的只有一样。 ` ` ˇ de zhˇ ¯ le zheme ¯ dongti ¯ ¯ de yund shuo duo an zu` ıhao ıyˇ ou ` ong.´ name ` ` nali ` b¯ ˇ yund ` zhen¯ ang. ¯ de hen It’s not all that great. . Key Vocabulary 方便 滑雪 溜冰 室内 ` f¯ angbian ´ e ˇ huaxu liub¯ ¯ ıng ` sh` ınei convenient skiing ice skating indoor c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. there is one that is the best. ¯ du` ch¯ ı huogu ı ba? Eating hot pot. right? B: 哎呀,你太了解我了! ` liaoji ˇ e ˇ wo ˇ le! ¯ a. ¯ ¯ yˇ e mei kuazh b` uguo ıngxue ` ong ˇ duo. Speaking of all these winter sports. A: 吃火锅,对吧? ˇ o. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). nˇ aiy¯ ı tai Oh yeah. But there are plenty of winter activities there. y¯ ıy` ang.

滑雪场 雪山 带劲儿 几乎 人造 感受 天然 溜冰场 冰天雪地 爽 夸张 火锅 ´ ech ˇ ang ˇ huaxu ˇ an ¯ xuesh ski hill snow capped mountain interesting almost man made to experience natural skating rink a world of ice and snow invigorating to exaggerate hot pot ` ınr daij` j¯ ıhu ¯ ´ ao ` renz ˇ ` gansh ou ´ ¯ an tianr ˇ liub¯ ¯ ıngchang ˇ ı ¯ b¯ ıngtianxu ed` ˇ shuang ¯ ang ¯ kuazh ˇ o ¯ huogu Supplementary Vocabulary 户外 huw` ` ai outdoor Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

.冬泳 ¯ dongyˇ ong winter outdoor swimming skis sled to play hockey ice sculpture figure skating 滑雪板 雪橇 打冰球 冰雕 花样滑冰 ´ eb ˇ an ˇ huaxu ˇ ao ¯ xueqi ˇ b¯ da ıngqiu ´ ¯ b¯ ıngdiao ´ ıng ¯ anghuab¯ huay` Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Today we are going talk about your contract. B: 哦。学校有住的地方吗? ´ ao ` yˇ o.Intermediate . xuexi ou zhu ıfang ma? ` de d` Oh. B: 好的。这个没问题。 ˇ de. The term of the contract is for one year. and it is free. . hetong q¯ ıxian ı y¯ ı ´ nian. zhege ` ´ ent´ ` ı. B: 那我的签证怎么办? ` wo ˇ de qianzh ` ` ¯ na eng zˇ enme ban? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ` sh` The school provides accommodation. Compensation for teachers is 7. Is there a place to live at the school? A: 学校提供住宿,是免费的。 ´ ao ` t´ ˇ ei de. ¯ xuexi ıgong zhus ı mianf` ` u.Teacher Salary and Perks A: (C0720) 我们今天来谈谈你的合同。合同期限是一年。 ˇ ´ tantan ´ ´ ´ ` sh` ¯ lai women j¯ ıntian nˇ ı de hetong. A: 老师的工资是每个月七千。 ˇ ˇ ` q¯ ¯ ¯ laosh¯ ı de gongz¯ ı sh` ı meige yue ı qian. That is no problem.000 per month. hao meiw OK. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

wo ı zˇ eny` ang de? Oh.Now what do I do about my visa? A: 学校会给你办工作签证。这个你不用担心。还有 什么问题吗? ´ ao ` hu` ˇ nˇ ` gongzu ` qianzh ` ` ¯ ¯ xuexi ı gei ı ban o eng. B: 哦。我的假期是怎样的? ˇ de jiaq¯ ` ı sh` o. hai y` ong danx¯ ou shenme went´ The school will arrange a work visa for you. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. zhege nˇ ı b` u´ yˇ ´ ` ı ma? ¯ ın. What kind of vacation time do I get? A: 所有中国的假期你都有。而且你还可以在这里免 费学习中文。不错吧? ˇ ou Zhonggu ´ de jiaq¯ ` ı nˇ ´ e ˇ nˇ ´ kˇ ` ¯ ¯ yˇ suoyˇ o ı dou ou. ¯ gongzu Yes. dansh` ı nˇ ı b` ıxu o ı nian. but you must work for a full year. You don’t have to worry about that. ucuo Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). erqi ı hai eyˇ ı zai ` ı mianf` ˇ ei xuex´ ´ ı Zhongw ´ b` ` ba? ¯ zhelˇ en. Do you have any other questions? B: 学校可以报销我的往返机票吗? ´ ao ` kˇ ` ao ˇ de wˇ ` ma? ¯ wo xuexi eyˇ ı baoxi angfˇ an j¯ ıpiao Can the school reimburse me for my return plane ticket? A: 可以,但是你必须工作满一年。 ` ` man ˇ y¯ ´ ¯ kˇ eyˇ ı. .

Plus you can study Chinese for free here. ¨ y¯ Pretty good. Key Vocabulary 合同 期限 工资 提供 住宿 免费 签证 报销 往返 假期 考虑 ´ hetong ` q¯ ıxian ¯ gongz¯ ı ¯ t´ ıgong zhus ` u ` ˇ ei mianf` ` ¯ qianzh eng ` ao ¯ baoxi wˇ angfˇ an ` ı jiaq¯ ` ˇ u kaol ¨ contract time limit. b` ` wo ˇ hai ´ y` ˇ u ` tˇ ıng b` ucuo uguo ao kaol ıxia. Not bad. deadline salary to provide accommodation free visa to reimburse to go and return vacation time to consider c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . But I still need to think it over for a while.All the Chinese holidays you will get off. hey? B: 挺不错的。不过我还要考虑一下。 ` ` de. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Supplementary Vocabulary 薪水 月薪 年薪 福利 到期 过期 签合同 x¯ ınshuˇ ı ` ın yuex¯ ´ ın nianx¯ ful` ´ı ` ı daoq¯ ` ı guoq¯ ´ ¯ hetong qian salary monthly salary annual salary benefits to expire overdue to sign a contract Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

. ` baoc ˇ un ` nˇ ¯ wenji hen angbian ı de ´ dao ˇ an ´ ¯ shang. meiti ewen ou PDF wenji baoku o ´ he ´ p¯ ¯ ZhongYing1 wen ıny¯ ın. jiu ¯ gengx¯ ¯ mp san eyˇ ı t¯ ıng meiti ın de k` echeng le. xiaz ` ai ˇ mp san ´ an. Each day’s lesson also has a PDF file that has the Chinese. Download the MP3 file.Intermediate . save it in your MP3 player. and then you can listen to the daily updated lessons. A: 还有什么功能? ´ yˇ ´ ´ ¯ hai ou shenme gongn eng? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 可以在线听吗? ` an ` t¯ kˇ eyˇ ı zaixi ıng ma? Can you listen online? B: 可 以 。 每 天 的 课 文 还 有PDF文 件 , 包 括 中 英 文 和 拼音。 ˇ an ´ hai ´ yˇ ´ an.Using ChinesePod A: 我怎么用ChinesePod啊? ˇ zˇ ¯ wo enme y` ong ChinesePod a? How do I use ChinesePod? (C0725) B: 很方便的。下载mp3文件,保存到你的mp3上,就 可以听每天更新的课程了。 ˇ f¯ ` de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Yes. ` ` ¯ de k` ¯ kˇ eyˇ ı. ` kˇ It’s very convenient. English and pinyin.

You can compile the vocabulary you have studied and regularly review it. ı kˇ eyˇ ı ba xue ı shouj´ ılai. ˇ ¯ ChinesePod de sheq sh` ı ma? wo ıngshuo e tebi ¯ yˇ Really? I’ve heard that ChinesePod’s community is also especially good. There are flashcards. ` hua.What other features are there? B: 有词汇卡。你可以把想学的词收集起来,经常复 习。 ˇ nˇ ˇ xiang ˇ ´ de c´ ¯ ı qˇ yˇ ou c´ ıhu` ı ka. A: 还有呢? ´ ou ne? haiyˇ What else is there? B: 你还可以听对话里的每句话、生词和例句。 ´ kˇ ` lˇ ˇ ju ` shengc´ ´ l` ¯ nˇ ı hai eyˇ ı t¯ ıng du` ıhua ı de mei ı he ıju. vocabulary and expansion sentences. ` You can also listen to the sentences from the dialogue. B: 是 啊 。 大 家 可 以 留 言 , 讨论课 程 , 还 可 以交 朋 友。对了,还有博客。还有很多我来不及说。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 是吗?我听说ChinesePod的社区也特别好。 ˇ t¯ ` u ` e ´ hao. . j¯ ıng´ chang fux´ ` ı.

hai ou bok` ou hen ı shuo. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 你是不是在那儿工作? ` nar ` gongzu ` ¯ nˇ ı sh` ı b` u sh` ı zai o? Do you work for them or something? B: 你怎么知道? ` nˇ ı zˇ enme zh¯ ıdao? How did you know? Key Vocabulary 下载 保存 更新 课程 在线 文件 功能 ` ai ˇ xiaz ˇ un baoc ´ ¯ gengx¯ ın ´ k` echeng ` an ` zaixi ´ an ` wenji ´ ¯ gongn eng download to save to refresh.` a ˇ un ´ ´ kˇ ´ ¯ kˇ ¯ pengsh` ı a. hai ´ yˇ ˇ duo ˇ laibuj´ ´ ¯ wo ¯ you. and there is also a blog. taol ` k` ´ yˇ ´ e. Oh. and can leave messages for each other. hai eyˇ ı jiao ´ an. Yeah. Plus a lot more I don’t have time to tell you about. Everyone can leave comments on the lessons. du` ı le. . to update curriculum online document function c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. daji eyˇ ı liuy´ echeng.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .词汇 收集 复习 生词 例句 社区 留言 讨论 博客 来不及 c´ ıhu` ı ¯ ı shouj´ fux´ ` ı ¯ shengc´ ı l` ıju ` ` u sheq ¯ liuy´ ´ an ˇ un taol ` ´ e bok` ´ laibuj´ ı vocabulary to collect to review new vocabulary example sentence community to leave a comment to discuss blog lacking enough time Supplementary Vocabulary 播客 登录 播放 复制 ¯ e bok` ¯ u dengl ` ¯ ang bof` fuzh` ` ı podcast sign-in to play to copy Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.链接 打开 关闭 删除 预习 ` e ¯ lianji ˇ ai ¯ dak ¯ ı guanb` ¯ shanch u ´ yux´ ` ı link to open to close to delete to prepare a lesson Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Please dial an extension number. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). thank you for calling our company. B: (拨电话声) ` ` sheng) ¯ dianhu ¯ (bo a (sound of dialing numbers) A: (忙音) 对不起,分机线路正忙。请稍候再拨。 请直拨分机号,人工转接请拨零。 ´ ` u ` ´ ` ¯ ou (mangy¯ ın) du` ıbuqˇ ı. ıng bo ıng. ´ ong ˇ e ¯ ¯ qˇ ¯ l´ reng zhuanji ıng bo ıng. (busy signal) I’m sorry. Please call again later. or press zero to speak with the operator. Please enter an extension number. ıdian ı. B: (拨电话声) ` ` sheng) ¯ dianhu ¯ (bo a (sound of dialing numbers) A: (电话空响)对不起,电话无人接听。请在提示 音后留言,或稍候再拨。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. qˇ ıng shaoh ` zheng ` bo. f¯ enj¯ ı xianl mang. ` ren ´ gong ˇ e ¯ qˇ ¯ f¯ ¯ zhuanji ¯ qˇ ¯ l´ zai ıng zh´ ı bo enj¯ ı hao. or press zero to speak with the operator.Intermediate .Automated Phone Recordings A: (C0731) 你好,欢迎致电本公司。请直拨分机号,人工转 接请拨零。 ˇ huany´ ` ben ˇ gongs¯ ` ¯ ıng zh` ¯ ¯ f¯ nˇ ıhao. Hello. qˇ ıng zh´ ı bo enj¯ ı hao. . this extension is busy.

. dianhu a ıng ´ en ` t´ ` liuy´ ` shaoh ` zai ` bo. I can’t come to the phone right now.` ` k¯ ˇ ` ` wur ´ jiet¯ ¯ ıng. or call again later. Please leave a message after the tone. I will get back to you as soon as possible. qˇ (dianhu a ong xiang) du` ıbuqˇ ı. huo (dead air) I’m sorry. wo ` yu ´ o. B: 怎么搞的?打手机吧。(拨电话声) ˇ de? da ˇ shouj¯ ˇ ı ba. ¯ ou ¯ zai ısh` ı y¯ ın hou ´ an. ` jˇ ınkuai ı lianlu ˇ nˇ (phone ringing–Chinese pop songs) Hello. (bo ` ` sheng) ¯ dianhu ¯ zˇ enme gao a Whats up with that? I’ll call the mobile number. ` nˇ Screw you. (sound of dialing numbers) C: ( 彩 铃 声 —— 中 文 流 行 歌 曲 ) 你 好 , 我 现 在 无 法接听电话。请在铃声后留言,我会尽快与你联 络。 ˇ ıng sheng—Zh ´ liux´ ˇ wo ˇ xianz ` ai ` ¯ ¯ ¯ u) (cail´ ongw en ıhao. ıng zai ıngsheng hou ı ´ a jiet¯ ´ an. ´ ıng geq ˇ nˇ ` ` qˇ ` l´ ` liuy´ ˇ hu` ¯ ıng dianhu ¯ wufˇ a. B: 去你的。 qu ı de. Please leave a message after the tone. there is no answer. Key Vocabulary 致电 ` zh` ıdian to call to Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.分机 人工 转接 拨 忙音 线路 稍候 无人 接听 提示 留言 彩铃 尽快 联络 f¯ enj¯ ı ´ ong ¯ reng ˇ e ¯ zhuanji ¯ bo ´ mangy¯ ın ` u xianl ` ` ¯ ou shaoh ´ wur ´ en ¯ ıng jiet¯ t´ ısh` ı liuy´ ´ an ˇ ıng cail´ ` jˇ ınkuai ´ o ` lianlu telephone extension manual labour to transfer a call to dial busy signal line to wait a moment no one to answer prompt to leave a message ringing tone as quickly as possible to contact Supplementary Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .总机 自动 接线员 查询 转告 回电 zˇ ongj¯ ı ` z` ıdong ` ´ ¯ anyu jiexi an ´ un chax ´ ˇ ao ` zhuang ` hu´ ıdian switchboard automatic switchboard operator to inquire about to pass on a message to return a phone call Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

tˇ ıng yˇ ou y` ısi de. Did you go to the bars cruising for girls? A: 呵呵,是啊。和一帮哥们儿一起去的。 ´ y¯ ¯ e. shu` ı de tai an. (C0734) B: 你怎么老打哈欠,起得太早? ˇ da ˇ haqi ` qˇ ` zao? ˇ ¯ an. y` ou w´ an tongxi ao. B: 你这个夜猫子,又玩通宵。去酒吧泡妞了吧? ` y` ` u ¯ ¯ ¯ qu ¯ paoni nˇ ı zhege emaozi. Hee-hee. sounds quite interesting. 4am. . partying through the night. ` jiub ˇ a ¯ le ba? You are quite the night owl. he ı bang gemenr y¯ ıqˇ ı qu ` de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Together with a group of buddies. s` ı dian ı. Yaaawn. ¯ sh` ¯ ¯ heh ı a.Night Cat A: 哈。(打哈欠声) ˇ haqi ` sheng) ¯ (da ¯ an ¯ ha. I went to bed super late. Nah. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Intermediate . nˇ ı zˇ enme lao ı de tai Why do you keep yawning? Did you get up early? A: 不是,睡得太晚。四点才睡。 ` wˇ ˇ cai ´ shu` b` u sh` ı. B: 哟,挺有意思的。 y¯ o. yeah. Oh.

daji ¯ dou ¯ hen ¯ ın. ¯ hen ¯ b` ut´ ıng de quanji ˇ suoyˇ No minimum charge. . sh` ı tˇ ıng yˇ ou y` ısi de. so I drank way too much. except I spent a ton of money. A: 一下子就喝多了。 ` jiu ¯ o ¯ le. I gave my wallet a hurting. ¯ x¯ ınteng wo Yes it was. B: 看你这么没精神,一定又喝醉了。 ` nˇ ` ´ j¯ ¯ ı le. ˇ ı hele ˇ duo. Everybody had a blast. B: 有最低消费吗? ¯ ei ma? yˇ ou zu` ıd¯ ı xiaof` Was there any minimum charge? A: 没 有最 低 消 费 。 大 家 都 很开心 , 又 有 美 女 不 停 地 劝酒,所以喝了很多。 ˇ ´ ou zu` ` a ˇ kaix¯ ˇ u ¯ ei. y` meiyˇ ıd¯ ı xiaof` ou yˇ ou mein ¨ ` u. kan ı zheme mei ıngshen. y¯ ıd` ıng y` ou hezu` You for sure got wasted again. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). jiush` yˇ oudianr ` ı hua ´ ˇ de qianb ´ ao. y¯ ıxiazi ` hedu Before I knew it I was drunk. You probably are still drunk.A: 是挺有意思的。就是花了很多钱。有点儿心疼我 的钱包。 ˇ duo ´ ˇ ¯ le hen ¯ qian. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. The girls kept urging me to drink.

B: 你怎么回家的?他们送你的? ` ¯ de? tamen ¯ nˇ ı zˇ enme hu´ ıjia song nˇ ı de? How did you get home? Did they bring you? A: 没有,大家都喝醉了。我自己打车的。在车上睡 着 了 , 司 机 好 不 容 易 才把我 叫 醒 。 哎哟 , 我 的 头 真疼! ´ ou. zai ¯ ang meiyˇ ıjˇ ı dach ´ le. . wo shu` ızhao ıj¯ ı haobur ongy` ı cai ´ zhen ´ ¯ teng! de tou Nope. I got a cab myself. Man. s¯ ˇ ´ ´ ba ˇ wo ˇ jiaoxˇ ` ıng. and the driver somehow woke me up. aiy¯ ˇ ¯ o. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I fell asleep. They were all hammered too. Key Vocabulary 打哈欠 夜猫子 通宵 泡妞 ˇ haqi ` ¯ an da ¯ y` emaozi ¯ ¯ tongxi ao ` u paoni ¯ to yawn night owl all night long to womanize c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 你呀,从来不懂得控制自己。 ´ aib` ´ u dongde ˇ nˇ ı y¯ a. congl k` ongzh` ı z` ıjˇ ı. wo ¯ de. Holy cow my head hurts. daji ` a ˇ z` ˇ e ` chesh ` ¯ dou ¯ hezu` ¯ ı le. you have no concept of self-control.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.哥们儿 心疼 最低 消费 不停 劝酒 一下子 好不容易 懂得 控制 ¯ gemenr ´ x¯ ınteng zu` ıd¯ ı ¯ ei xiaof` b` ut´ ıng ` u quanji ˇ ` y¯ ıxiazi ˇ ´ haobur ongy` ı ˇ dongde k` ongzh` ı buddies to hurt minimum charge nonstop to urge to drink all at once very difficult to understand to control Supplementary Vocabulary 猫头鹰 泡吧 夜生活 打瞌睡 ´ ıng ¯ ouy¯ maot ` a ¯ paob ´ ¯ y` eshenghu o ˇ k¯ da eshu` ı owl to hang out at bars night life to doze off Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .

打喷嚏 打嗝 ˇ pent` ¯ ı da ˇ e ´ dag to sneeze to burp Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Intermediate . (C0741) B: 哎,懒虫,醒醒!要迟到了! ˇ ´ ` le! ¯ lanch ai. wake up. lazybones. There’s a test today. we can’t be late... Hurry and get up. B: 行了,别赖床了。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ong. kun ı le! ` sˇ Hmm. wake up. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version)..Dorm Life: Late For Class A: 呼呼. ¯ Zzzz.. let me sleep a while longer.. You’re going to be late! A: 嗯,让我再睡一会儿。困死了! ` ˇ zai ` shu` ng... Let me sleep a while longer. b` uneng ch´ ıdao.. huh ¯ u.. A: 让我再睡一会儿。 ` ˇ zai ` shu` rang wo ı y¯ ıhu` ır. xˇ ıng xing! y` ao ch´ ıdao Hey.. j¯ ıntian ao kaosh` ı. I’m so sleepy! B: 谁 让 你 昨 天 打 游 戏打 到 天 亮 ? 快 起 来 吧 。 今 天 要 考试,不能迟到。 ´ rang ` ´ an ˇ y´ ˇ dao ` tian ` ` qˇ ¯ da ¯ liang? shei nˇ ı zuoti oux` ı da kuai ılai ˇ ´ ` ¯ y` ba. No one made you play games until dawn yesterday. . rang wo ı y¯ ıhu` ır...

bie ang le. ¯ Zzzz.. ¯ meiyˇ ng.... ¯ Zzzz..... B: 嗯,奇怪!宿舍里一个人都没有。 ` sush ` lˇ ` ren ´ dou ´ ou. huh ¯ u. huh ¯ u.. .´ laichu ` ´ x´ ıng le.. strange! There isn’t a single person around the dormitory. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). don’t laze around in bed. A: 呼呼.. q´ ıguai! ı y¯ ı ge ` e Hmm. C: 啊!你们怎么没去考试? ` nˇ ´ qu ˇ a! ımen zˇ enme mei ı? ` kaosh` Huh? How come you didn’t go to the test? B: 不是十点吗? ˇ ma? b` u sh` ı sh´ ı dian Isn’t it at 10 o’clock? C: 是九点。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd....... A: 呼呼.. OK.......

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 啊呀!我以为是十点! ˇ yˇ ´ sh` ˇ ¯ a! wo ay¯ ıwei ı sh´ ı dian! Oh no! I thought it was 10 o’clock! C: 你这个白痴! ` ´ ı! nˇ ı zhege baich¯ You idiot! Key Vocabulary 懒虫 醒 迟到 困 打游戏 考试 赖床 宿舍 ˇ ´ lanch ong xˇ ıng ` ch´ ıdao kun ` ˇ y´ da oux` ı ˇ kaosh` ı ` ´ laichu ang ` sush ` e lazy insect to wake up to arrive late sleepy to play a game to take a test to laze around in bed dormitory Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). It was at 9 o’clock. .ˇ sh` ı jiu ˇ dian.

以为 白痴 ´ yˇ ıwei ´ ı baich¯ to think mistakenly idiot Supplementary Vocabulary 起床 闹钟 睡懒觉 熊猫眼 室友 寝室 ´ qˇ ıchuang ` ¯ naozh ong ˇ ao ` shu` ı lanji ´ ¯ an xiongm aoyˇ to get out of bed alarm clock to sleep in to have dark circles under eyes roommate dormitory sh` ıyˇ ou qˇ ınsh` ı Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

Ordering Chinese Take-out A: 喂,你好,我要叫外卖。 ´ nˇ ˇ wo ˇ y` ` w` ` wei.Intermediate . nˇ ` de f` ` rous¯ ımen cai enliang zˇ enmey` ang? I’ll have an order of Kung Pao Chicken. Do you want it spicy? A: 多 放 一 点 辣 。 但 是 , 要 少 放 油 , 还 有 千 万不 要 放 味精。 ˇ la. an order of Spicy Tofu. w` an b` uy` ao f` ang weij¯ Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). nˇ ı y` ao ch¯ ı la They’re quite satisfying–definitely enough. (C0747) B: 你要吃什么? ´ nˇ ı y` ao ch¯ ı shenme? What do you want to eat? A: 给 我 一个 宫 保 鸡 丁 、 一个 麻 婆 豆 腐 、 一个 鱼 香 肉 丝。你们菜的分量怎么样? ˇ wo ˇ y¯ ˇ ıd¯ ´ od ´ oufu. ` dansh` ` ˇ f` ´ yˇ ¯ f` ¯ duo ang y¯ ıdian ı. ` ¯ ¯ gei ı ge gongb aoj¯ ıng. an order of Fish-flavored Shredded Pork. Hello. . y¯ ı ge map y¯ ı ge yuxi ´ ang ` ı. kˇ ` ` ma? tˇ ıng da end` ıng gouch¯ ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. What are the portions like? B: 挺大的,肯定够吃。你要吃辣吗? ` de. ao jiao aimai. y` ao shao ang y´ ou. ıhao. I want to order for delivery. hai ou qian` ıng.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Do you have dumplings? B: 有的,一份十个。你要什么馅儿的? ´ ` de? yˇ oude. ıgong sh` ı liush´ ` ı kuai. y¯ ı f` en sh´ ı ge. y` ao suc ` ai ˇ ı ma? All right. But. that’s it. I’ll just add it up. There are ten per order. nˇ ˇ chao ıngcai ımen yˇ ou jiaozi ma? Stir-fried greens. nˇ ı y` ao shenme xianr Yes. and absolutely do not add any MSG. jiu ` zhur f` en ba. . gei ˇ wo ˇ liang ˇ ˇ le.Please make it extra spicy. B: 好的。要素菜和主食吗? ˇ ` he ´ zhush´ haode. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Do you want any vegetable dishes or a starch dish? A: 炒青菜吧。你们有饺子吗? ˇ q¯ ` ba. please use less oil. What does that come to? B: 我算一下。一共是六十块。 ˇ suan ` y¯ ` y´ ` ` wo ıxia. All together it’s 60 RMB. Give me two orders. What filling would you like? A: 猪 肉 白 菜 馅 儿 的 。 给 我 两份 吧 。 好 了 , 就 这 些 。 一共多少钱? ` aic ´ ai ` xianr ` de. hao ` zhe¯ oub ` ´ ¯ y´ ¯ xie. All right. ıgong duoshao qian? Pork and cabbage.

. Please use less oil. banxi ` aosh´ ˇ ` songd ` ` zaiji ` an. ´ f` ` ıng. What is your address? A: 中华花园六号楼503。麻烦少放油,别放味精。 ´ ayu ´ liuh ` ou ´ wul´ ´ ˇ f` ¯ ¯ an ¯ Zhonghu ahu mafan shao ang ` aol ˇ ıngsan. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. 503. y´ ou. I know. Key Vocabulary 叫外卖 宫保鸡丁 麻婆豆腐 ` w` ` jiao aimai ˇ ıd¯ ¯ gongb aoj¯ ıng ´ od ´ oufu ` map to have food delivered spicy diced chicken tofu in spicy sauce Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Building 6. B: 知道了。半小时后送到。再见。 ` le.A: 大概多久能送到? ` ai ` duoji ´ ` ` ¯ u dag songd ao? ˇ neng How long until you can deliver it? B: 半个小时左右。你的地址是? ` ge xiaosh´ ˇ ˇ ou. nˇ ban ı zuoy` ı de d` ızhˇ ı sh` ı? Approximately half an hour. Goodbye. bie ang weij¯ China Gardens. ` zh¯ ıdao ı hou ao. and don’t add MSG. It will be delivered in half an hour.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .鱼香肉丝 分量 够吃 放 千万 味精 素菜 主食 馅儿 算 大概 麻烦 ` ı ¯ yuxi rous¯ ´ ang fish-flavored shredded meat portion enough to eat to put absolutely monosodium mate vegetable dish staple food filling to calculate roughly to trouble gluta- ` f` enliang ` gouch¯ ı f` ang ¯ an qianw` ` ıng weij¯ ` suc ` ai zhush´ ˇ ı ` xianr ` suan ` ai ` dag ´ mafan Supplementary Vocabulary 主菜 ` zhuc ˇ ai entree Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

冷菜 甜点 小区 外卖费 ˇ ` lengc ai ´ an ˇ tiandi ˇ u xiaoq ¯ ` ei w` aimaif` cold dish dessert residential complex delivery charge Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ˇ ¯ zh` ¯ yˇ t¯ ıngshuo ıan e tebi I’ve heard that personal security is also especially good. ˇ zhende ¯ ıng de b` ¯ ¯ b` zhen ucuo.Intermediate . A: 就是太小了。你觉得那里的生活无聊吗? ` xiao ˇ le. B: 嗯,估计它是世界上最安全的国家了。半夜走在 街上一点儿都不害怕。 ` shang ` ´ de guoji ´ a ` e ¯ sh` ¯ ¯ le. . The greenery is really amazing. ` ¯ shang ¯ b` zˇ ou zai y¯ ıdianr u haip Uh-huh. ¯ an ¯ sh` ı huayu It’s pretty good.Singapore A: (C0753) 怎么样,新加坡好玩吗? ˇ w´ ¯ o ¯ hao zˇ enmey` ang. It really is the ’garden country. I would say it’s the safest country in the world.’ A: 听说治安也特别好。 ` e ´ hao. You can walk around on the streets in the middle of the night and don’t feel afraid at all. bany` ng. u udeli ¨ ´ guoji ´ a. is Singapore fun? B: 真不错。绿化太棒了,干净得不得了。真的是花 园国家。 ` a ` luhu ` tai ` bang ` le. nˇ ´ ` de shenghu ´ wuli ´ ma? ¯ jiush` ı juede nali o ` ı tai ´ ao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ganj` ´ ao. guj` ı sh` ıjie zu` ı anqu an ¯ ı ta ` jie ` ˇ dou ` a. and it’s incredibly clean. X¯ ınjiap an ma? What do you think.

Plus. Malaysians. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 不过如果长期住在那儿,可能会有些无聊吧。对 了,很多人都说那里吃很有特色。 ` rugu ˇ changq¯ ´ ` nar. Do you think living there is boring? B: 虽然小,但因为是多民族社会,有华人、马来 人 、 印 度 人 、 还 有 好多 世 界 各 地 去 工 作 或 者 旅 游 的人,所以新加坡很有活力。 ´ xiao. there are people from all over the world there for work or tourism. ´ ¯ m´ su¯ ıran ınwei ı duo ınzu ou huar ´ shehu` ˇ ai ´ ren. ` gongˇ ` huozh ` e ˇ luy´ ´ suoyˇ ˇ ı X¯ ˇ yˇ ´ ı. B: 对,选择特别多。而且最好吃的都在路边的小 店,又便宜又好。 ˇ e tebi ` e ´ duo. ` y` ´ ˇ de xiaodi ou pianyi y` ou hao. it could get a little boring. ´ Y` ´ hai ´ yˇ ˇ duo ` ged` ` ı qu ¯ sh` ¯ Mal ındu ou hao ıjie ` ren. hen ı hen ou tes But if you live there for a long time. yˇ ´ en. there are a lot of ethnic groups. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ` kˇ ´ ´ ¯ wuli b` uguo ı zhuz eneng hu` ı yˇ ouxie ´ o ` ai ´ ao ˇ duo ´ dou ` ch¯ ˇ yˇ ` e. ` ¯ ren ¯ shuo ¯ nali ba. there are Chinese people. Indians. ˇ dan ` y¯ ` sh` ` ı. a lot of people say that the food there is really unique. du` ı le. Although it’s small. ´ e ˇ zu` ˇ ` lubi ¯ erqi ¯ zai ¯ du` ı. ¯ o ¯ hen zuo u ınjiap ou huol` ¨ ou de ren. xuanz´ ı haoch¯ ı de dou ` an ˇ an.The only thing is that it’s too small. . so Singapore is really vibrant. Oh yeah.

A: 肯定也很地道。你有没有吃海南鸡饭? ˇ d` ` nˇ ´ ou ch¯ ˇ anj¯ ´ ıf` kˇ end` ıng yˇ e hen ıdao. You can only get that flavor in Singapore. A: 好啊。 ˇ a. Did you eat Hainan Chicken Rice? B: 当 然 咯 ! 真 的 很 鲜 。 我 还 吃 了 黑 胡 椒 螃蟹 , 那 个 味道,只有在新加坡才吃得到。 ´ lo! zhende ˇ xian. ¯ qu yˇ oum´ ıng de jˇ ıngdian ı kan ` le. ˇ hai ´ ch¯ ´ ¯ ¯ ¯ wo ¯ uji ¯ pangdangr an hen ı le heih ´ ao ` nage ` ` ` X¯ ´ ch¯ ` ¯ o ¯ cai xie. where did you go for fun? B: 有名的景点都去了。我给你看照片吧。 ˇ dou ˇ gei ˇ nˇ ` zhaopi ` an ` ba. Plus. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 哎,你去哪儿玩了? ˇ w´ ¯ nˇ ai. there is so much to choose from. zhˇ ıyˇ ou zai ınjiap ıdedao. the best food is from the small shops on the side of the road. I’ll show you the pictures. Of course! It’s really delicious. weidao. . hao Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). wo We went to all the famous sites. ı yˇ oumeiyˇ ı hain an? It also must be really authentic.Yes. They are cheap and good. I also ate Black Pepper Crab. ı qu an le? ` nar Hey.

energy long-term characteristic c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Key Vocabulary 新加坡 绿化 干净 治安 估计 安全 半夜 民族 华人 马来人 印度人 活力 长期 特色 ¯ o ¯ X¯ ınjiap ` ` luhu u ¨ a ¯ ıng ganj` ¯ zh` ıan guj` ¯ı ´ ¯ anqu an ` e bany` m´ ınzu ´ ´ en ´ huar ˇ air ´ en ´ mal ´ y` ındur ` en ´ı huol` ´ changq¯ ı ` e ` tes Singapore green space clean public security to estimate safe midnight ethnic group Chinese people Malaysian people Indian people vigor. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Sure. .

路边 地道 只有 景点 ¯ lubi ` an ` d` ıdao zhˇ ıyˇ ou ˇ jˇ ıngdian roadside authentic only have scenic spot Supplementary Vocabulary 移民 留学 友好 短期 y´ ım´ ın ´ liuxu ´ e ˇ yˇ ouhao ˇ ı duanq¯ to emigrate to study abroad friendly short-term Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

enme b` ujian end` ıng sh` ı w` ang ` chuz ` ˇ zhen ´ naozi! ˇ ¯ shang ¯ mei zai le! wo ¯ uch ¯ e Ah! My phone. . Oh.Lost Cell Phone A: 谢谢师傅,不要发票了。 ` ` le. I don’t need a receipt. b` uy` ao f¯ apiao (C0757) Thanks driver.Intermediate . Take care. ` o. A: 哎 ! 手 机 呢 , 怎 么不 见 了 ? 糟 了 ! 肯 定 是 忘 在 出 租车上了!我真没脑子! ´ shouj¯ ˇ ı ne. C: 你确定吗?用我的手机打打看。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 再见。 ` an. C: 你来了。 ´ le. zˇ ` le? zao ¯ le! kˇ ai. ` zaiji Good bye. B: 哦。走好,再见。 ˇ zaiji ` an. good bye. nˇ ı lai You made it. xiexie sh¯ ıfu. How could it be gone? Oh no! I must have forgotten it in the taxi! I’ve really lost my mind. zˇ ouhao. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Call and find that taxi. ring. ring. ¯ meir No one is answering.` ıng ma? y` ˇ de shouj¯ ˇ ı dada ˇ ` nˇ ı qued` ong wo kan. Oh. Are you sure? Use my cell to call it and see. A: 哦。 o. Ring. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. find your receipt. Then quickly. . C: 怎么样? zˇ enmey` ang? What is it? A: 没人接。 ´ en ´ jie. C: 那你赶快把发票找出来,打电话找那辆车。 ` nˇ ˇ ` ba ˇ f¯ ` zhao ˇ chulai. l¯ ıngl¯ ıngl¯ ıng. Ring. D: 铃铃铃,铃铃铃。 l¯ ıngl¯ ıngl¯ ıng. ˇ dianhu ` ` zhao ˇ na ` na ı ganku ai apiao da a ¯ ` ¯ liang che. ring. ring.

C: 那你再打打看。 ` nˇ ` dada ˇ ` na ı zai kan.A: 你 说 得 对 。 啊 呀 , 我 没 拿 发 票 。 真 倒 霉 ! 我 每次 都拿的,就今天没拿。 ˇ mei ´ na ´ f¯ ` ˇ ´ wo ˇ ¯ de du` ¯ a. n´ ınhao. C: 关机了? ¯ ı le? guanj¯ It’s still switched off? A: 嗯。又要破财了! ` ai ´ le! ng. y` ou y` ao poc Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). What luck! I take it every time. Then try calling again. zhen ei! ˇ ı dou ´ de. it looks like it’s hopeless. Yikes. Ah. ¯ kany` ai. ın suo a ı guanj¯ Hello. today is the one time I didn’t take it. ´ ¯ na ¯ mei meic` ıntian ` j¯ You’re right. wo ¯ daom nˇ ı shuo ı. jiu ´ na. I didn’t take the receipt. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. . D: 您好。您所拨打的电话已关机。 ˇ n´ ˇ bod ˇ de dianhu ` ` yˇ ¯ a ¯ ı. The phone you are calling is switched off. A: 哎,看样子没戏了。  ` angzi meix` ´ ı le. ay¯ apiao.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Another financial setback! Key Vocabulary 师傅 发票 没脑子 确定 接 赶快 倒霉 拨打 关机 看样子 没戏 破财 sh¯ ıfu ` f¯ apiao ´ naozi ˇ mei ` ıng qued` ¯ jie ˇ ` ganku ai ˇ ´ daom ei ˇ ¯ a bod ¯ ı guanj¯ ` angzi kany` ´ ı meix` ` ai ´ poc driver receipt lost ones mind certain to answer at once unlucky to dial to turn off a machine to look as if hopeless financial setback Supplementary Vocabulary 有戏 yˇ oux` ı hopeful c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .Uh-huh.

记性 健忘 偷 报警 j` ıxing ` ang jianw` ¯ tou ` ıng baojˇ memory forgetful to steal to report an incident to police Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

what do you think? A: 你直发看起来没精神。其实你可以做一点挑染, 特别好看。 Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . B: 你觉得我烫直发怎么样? ´ ˇ tang ` nˇ ı juede wo zh´ ıf` a zˇ enmey` ang? How about perming it straight. it won’t look old-fashioned. It would really suit your shape of face. what would you like done to your hair? B: 我 想 换 个 发 型 。 你 说 我 烫 卷发 好 看 吗 ? 会 不 会 老 气? ˇ xiang ˇ ` ge f` ˇ tang ` ˇ a haok ˇ an ` ¯ wo wo huan ax´ ıng.Intermediate . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. nˇ ı shuo juanf` ˇ ı? ma? hu` ıbuhu` ı laoq` I want to change the style. ˇ hen ˇ sh` ´ nˇ ˇ wo nˇ ı kˇ eyˇ ı tang y¯ ı ge da ıhe ı de lianˇ ı de. b` uhu` ı laoq` I think you can get some loose curls. Do you think if I got a perm it would look good? Or would it look old-fashioned? A: 我 觉 得 你 可 以 烫 一个 大 卷 。 很 适 合 你 的 脸 型 , 不 会老气的。 ˇ juede ´ ` ` juan. x´ ıng. xiang zˇ enme nong? (C0761) Hello.Getting Your Hair Done A: 你好,头发想怎么弄? ˇ toufa ´ ˇ ` nˇ ıhao.

it didn’t seem to help. ¯ z´ enme hu` ı? kˇ end` ıng sh` ı tamen y` ong de chanpˇ ou went´ How could that be? It must have been a problem with the product they used. I have done that before. ` ran. you could get some highlights done. zuo ` ı jiu ` hao We can do a conditioning treatment and it will be fine. Actually.` ılai ´ mei ´ j¯ ` ıdian ˇ tiao¯ nˇ ı zh´ ıf` a kanqˇ ıngshen. B: 我上次就是在你们这里做的。 ˇ shangc` ` ` nˇ ` zuo ` de. q´ ısh´ ı nˇ ı kˇ eyˇ ı zuoy¯ ˇ tebi ` e ´ haok ˇ an. If you had straight hair you’d look too dull. . toufa ba? Getting both a perm and highlights–would it damage my hair too much? A: 做个护理就好了。 ` ge hulˇ ˇ le. ` haoxi ˇ ang ` ´ enme ´ wo ıqian meish y` ong. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. wo ı jiush` ımen zheli ` ı zai I got it done here at your shop last time. B: 我以前做过,好像没什么用。 ˇ yˇ ´ zuogu ` o. B: 又烫又染,很伤头发吧? ` ˇ hen ˇ shang ´ ¯ y` ou tang y` ou ran. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). A: 怎么会?肯定是他们用的产品有问题。 ˇ ın yˇ ` ı. it would look really nice.

If I get a perm. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. you must do a conditioning treatment. Plus after you perm your hair it will be very dry. I am saying it because it’s good for your hair. ¯ da haoba. give me a bit more of a discount. then this time we’ll use a better one. If you don’t want to do it. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). erqi ´ e ˇ tangw´ ` ` na ı huan ıdian an yˇ ıhou ´ ˇ gan. highlights and conditioning treatment. B: 好吧。烫、挑染、护理我都做,你给我多打点折 吧。 ˇ ` ˇ hulˇ ˇ dou ` nˇ ˇ wo ˇ duo ˇ dian ˇ ¯ an. ¯ zuo. Well. tiaor ı gei ` ı wo ´ ba. A: 小 姐 , 我 是 为了 你 的 头 发 好 。 如 果 你 不 想 做 , 也 没关系。 ˇ ˇ sh` ` nˇ ´ ˇ rugu ˇ nˇ ˇ zuo. ¯ yˇ e meigu Miss. B: 你当然这样说咯。 ´ zhey` ` ang shuo ¯ ¯ lo. ` xiaojie. wo ı weile ı de toufa hao. ` hulˇ ¯ y¯ toufa hen ıd` ıng y` ao zuo ` ı. nˇ ı dangr an Of course you would say that. ı b` u xiang ´ o ´ anxi. . zhe All right.A: 那这次给你换好一点的。而且烫完以后头发很 干,一定要做护理。 ` zhec` ` ı gei ˇ nˇ ` hao ˇ y¯ ˇ de. it’s fine too. tang.

Let’s first get your hair washed.A: 没问题。你先洗头吧。 ´ ent´ ` ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Key Vocabulary 弄 发型 烫 卷发 老气 适合 脸型 直发 精神 挑染 染 伤 ` nong f` ax´ ıng ` tang ˇ a juanf` ˇ ı laoq` to do hairstyle to perm curly hair to make one appear older to suit shape of face straight hair vigor to highlight hair to dye to harm ´ sh` ıhe ˇ ıng lianx´ zh´ ıf` a j¯ ıngshen ˇ ¯ an tiaor ˇ ran ¯ shang Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ xˇ meiw ı xian ı tou No problem. nˇ ´ ba. .

. for Supplementary Vocabulary 理发店 理发师 刘海 时髦 洗发水 染发剂 ` lˇ ıf` adian lˇ ıf` ash¯ ı ˇ liuh ´ ai ´ sh´ ımao xˇ ıf` ashuˇ ı ˇ aj` ranf` ı hair salon hairdresser bangs fashionable shampoo hair dye Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).护理 产品 干 为了 hulˇ `ı ˇ ın chanpˇ ¯ gan ` weile protective conditioner product dry because of. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Evading Nosy Questions A: 听说你现在在大公司工作啊。 ` ai ` zai ` da ` gongs¯ ` a. The salary must be very good. A: 那也不一样。待遇一定很好吧? ` yˇ ` u ˇ hao ˇ ba? na e b` u y¯ ıy` ang. ¯ mei Not much. (C0770) B: 我只是小职员。 ˇ zhˇ ˇ zh´ ´ wo ısh` ı xiao ıyuan. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. It’s average. A: 工资有多少? ¯ ¯ gongz¯ ou duoshao? ı yˇ How much do you make? B: 没多少。 ´ duoshao. I’m just a lowly staff member. . daiy ıd` ıng hen ` y¯ It’s not the same.Intermediate . no? B: 一般。 ¯ y¯ ıban. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ¯ nˇ ¯ ¯ t¯ ıngshuo ı xianz ı gongzu o I heard that you work at a big company now.

I still have decades left on it. A: 现在的房子多贵呀,只有你们有钱人买得起。 ` ai ` de f´ ´ ren ´ mai ˇ ¯ gu` xianz angzi duo ı ya.A: 不会吧。听说你最近搬家了。新房子多大呀? ` ya? ¯ nˇ ¯ a ¯ le. How big is your new house? B: 没多大。买不起大的。 ´ duo ` mai ˇ bu qˇ ` de. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. A: 至 少 你 有 房 子 。 哎 , 刚刚 看 你 从 停 车 场 走 出 来 , 买车了? ˇ nˇ ` nˇ ´ ¯ gangg ¯ ¯ ¯ zh` ıshao ı yˇ ou f´ angzi. B: 是贷款的,要还几十年呢。 ` an ˇ de. . ai. t¯ ıngshuo ı zu` ıj` ın banji ın f´ angzi duo That couldn’t be. ¯ da. Did you buy a car? Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). y` ´ jˇ ´ ne. mai ¯ At least you have a house. I can’t afford a big house. mei ı da Not that big. ang kan ı cong t´ ıngche ˇ ˇ che ¯ le? chang zˇ ou chulai. Nowadays houses are so expensive. only rich people like you can afford one. zhˇ ıyˇ ou nˇ ımen yˇ ouqian de qˇ ı. I just saw you come out of the parking lot. Oh. x¯ ¯ da b` uhu` ı ba. I heard that you moved lately. sh` ı daiku ao huan ısh´ ı nian It’s mortgaged.

I have to go. pengyou ´ ¯ meiyˇ de che. A: 哎,你女朋友呢?还是以前那个吗? ˇ ´ ´ ı yˇ ´ nage ` ¯ nˇ ai.B: 没有,朋友的车。 ´ ou. My friend is here. Uh-huh. Next time you have some free time we’ll go eat together. lai ou le. . c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. what about your girlfriend? Are you still with the same girl? B: 嗯。 ng. wo ˇ xian ` ı ¯ wo ¯ zˇ guo ıduan ıjian. it’s a friend’s car. xiac` yˇ ouk` ong chulai ıf` an. A: 好,别忘了啊。 ˇ bie ´ w` hao. A: 什么时候结婚? ´ ´ un? shenme sh´ ıhou jieh ¯ When are you going to get married? B: 过一段时间。我朋友来了,我先走了。下次有空 出来吃饭。 ` y¯ ` sh´ ˇ pengyou ´ ´ le. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). ang le a. No. ¯ ch¯ After a while. ı nu ne? haish` ıqian ma? ¨ pengyou Oh.

OK. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 真爱管闲事。 ` guan ˇ xiansh` ´ ¯ ai zhen ı. Key Vocabulary 职员 待遇 一般 工资 买不起 有钱 买得起 贷款 还 至少 刚刚 ´ zh´ ıyuan ` u daiy ` ¯ y¯ ıban ¯ gongz¯ ı ˇ bu qˇ mai ı ´ yˇ ouqian ˇ de qˇ mai ı ` an ˇ daiku ´ huan ˇ zh` ıshao ¯ ¯ gangg ang staff member remuneration average wages to be unable to afford rich to be able to afford loan to return at least just Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). don’t forget. So nosy. .

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´ ¯ wo ı mai die. B: 这个女主角真漂亮。 ˇ ` ´ zhen ` ¯ piaoliang. zhege nu ¨ zhuju ˇ e This female lead is really beautiful. kan z` ıjˇ ı ¯ tiao.The DVD Ploy A: (C0776) 我给你买了好几张碟。想看什么,自己挑。 ˇ gei ˇ nˇ ˇ le haojˇ ˇ ı zhang ´ xiang ˇ ` shenme. Oops. A: 没 你 漂 亮 。 我 们 喝啤 酒 吧 。 啊 呀 , 你 看 我 , 洒 在 衣服上了。 ´ nˇ ` ˇ ` wo. B: 我们看这张吧。 ˇ ` zhe ` zhang ¯ women kan ba.Intermediate . Let’s watch this one. ˇ sa ˇ zai ` ¯ p´ ¯ a. have some popcorn. A: 好。来,吃一点爆米花。 ˇ lai. Not as beautiful as you. ı y¯ ıdian ıhua. look. Here. ´ ch¯ ˇ baomˇ ` ¯ hao. nˇ mei ı piaoliang. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). Pick which one you want to watch. ay¯ ` y¯ ıfu shang le. women he ıjiu ı kan ˇ ba. I spilled on my clothes. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. I bought quite a few DVDs for you. OK. . Let’s drink beer.

B:

用纸擦一下吧。
` ba. ¯ y¯ y` ong zhˇ ı ca ıxia Use some paper and wipe it a bit.

A:

不行,我得脱掉。
ˇ dei ˇ tuodi ` ¯ ao. b` ux´ ıng, wo No, I had better take it off.

B:

你别脱。
´ tuo. ¯ nˇ ı bie Don’t take it off.

A:

太不舒服了。不脱不行。你看,我每天健身。我 的胸肌多好,你摸摸看。
` b` ` wo ˇ meiti ˇ an ` ¯ b` ¯ jiansh ¯ tai u shufu u tuo ux´ ıng. nˇ ı kan, en. ¯ le. b` ˇ de xiongj¯ ˇ nˇ ` ¯ ı duo ¯ hao, ¯ mo ¯ kan. wo ı mo This is so uncomfortable. I must take it off. Take a look, I work out every day. My chest is well built, you can have a touch.

B:

恶心!我走了!
ˇ ın! wo ˇ zˇ ex¯ ou le! Gross! Im leaving!

A:

别走!哎,怎么又失败了?
´ zˇ ` le? ¯ zˇ bie ou! ai, enme y` ou sh¯ ıbai

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Dont leave. Arg, how did that not work again? Key Vocabulary

碟 爆米花 女主角 洒 用 擦 得 脱掉 健身 胸肌 摸 恶心 失败

´ die ` ¯ baomˇ ıhua ˇ ´ nu ¨ zhuju ˇ e ˇ sa y` ong ¯ ca ˇ dei ` ¯ ao tuodi ` ¯ jiansh en ¯ ı xiongj¯ ¯ mo ˇ ın ex¯ ` sh¯ ıbai

DVD popcorn female lead to spill; to sprinkle to use to wipe to have to; should to take off to work out chest muscles to touch gross to fail

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主角 男主角 讨好 肌肉 成功

´ zhuju ˇ e ´ ´ nanzh uju ˇ e ˇ ao ˇ taoh ` j¯ ırou ´ ¯ chengg ong

lead role male lead to flatter muscle to succeed

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Intermediate - Chinese New Year Plans A: 妈,我们怎么过年?
ˇ ` an? ´ ¯ women ma, zˇ enme guoni

(C0783)

Mom, what are the plans for Chinese New Year?

B:

年三十去爷爷家,年初一去外公家。
´ sansh´ ´ chuy¯ ¯ ¯ nian ¯ ¯ nian ı qu eye jia, aigong jia. ` y´ ` w` ¯ ı qu On the day before Chinese New Year we’ll go to your paternal grandpa’s house, and on New Year’s Day we’ll go to your maternal grandpa’s house.

A:

又是老一套。
ˇ ıtao. ` y` ou sh` ı laoy¯ Same old thing again.

C:

这是传统。过年当然要一家团圆,一起吃年夜 饭。
` sh` ´ ong. ˇ ` an ´ dangr ´ y` ´ ´ ¯ ¯ tuanyu zhe ı chuant guoni an ao y¯ ı jia an, ´ ef` y¯ ıqˇ ı ch¯ ı niany` an. It’s a tradition. Of course the whole family has to get together for the New Year, to have the New Year’s Eve dinner together.

A:

每年都吃那些东西,真没意思。
ˇ an ´ dou ` e ´ y` ¯ ch¯ ¯ dongxi, ¯ ¯ mei meini ı naxi zhen ısi. We ate those same things every year. It’s so boring.

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C:

热闹嘛。你快点把寒假作业做完,过年就可以玩 了。
` ` dian ˇ ba ˇ hanji ´ a ` zuoy` ` e zuo ` w´ ` an ´ renao ma. nˇ ı kuai an, guoni jiu eyˇ ı w´ an le. ` kˇ It’s festive. Hurry up and finish your winter vacation homework so that you can have fun on the New Year.

A:

可是我们每天都出去拜年,我根本没时间玩。
ˇ ˇ an ` an, ´ wo ˇ genb ˇ mei ´ ¯ dou ¯ chuq ¯ en kˇ esh` ı women meiti ` baini ¯ u ¯ w´ sh´ ıjian an. But every day we go make New Year’s visits. I don’t have any time at all for fun.

B:

谁说的?你不是很喜欢放鞭炮吗?
´ shuo ˇ xˇ ` ma? ¯ de? nˇ ¯ ao shei ı b` u sh` ı hen ıhuan f` ang bianp Says who? Don’t you love setting off firecrackers?

A:

小时候喜欢,现在不喜欢了。我觉得过年真无 聊!
ˇ sh´ ` ai ` b` ˇ juede ´ guoni ` an ´ xiao ıhou xˇ ıhuan, xianz u xˇ ıhuan le. wo ´ ¯ wuli zhen ´ ao! I liked it when I was little, but now I don’t. I think Chinese New Year is so boring!

B:

既然无聊,那今年红包就不给你了。
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´ wuli ´ na ` j¯ ´ hongb ´ ˇ nˇ ¯ jiu j` ıran ınnian ao u gei ı le. ´ ao, ` b` Well, if it’s so boring, then this year we won’t be giving you your red envelope.

A:

你们从来都不给我,都拿去自己花了。
´ ai ´ dou ˇ wo, ˇ dou ´ u ¯ b` ¯ naq ¯ le. nˇ ımen congl u gei ıjˇ ı hua ` z` You never give it to me. You take it away and spend it yourselves.

C:

我们是帮你存钱。
ˇ ´ ¯ women sh` ı bang nˇ ı cunqi ´ an. We save it for you.

A:

哼!
¯ heng! Hmph.

Key Vocabulary

过年 年三十 年初一 爷爷

` an ´ guoni ´ sansh´ ¯ nian ı

Chinese New Year the day before New Year’s Day New Year’s Day paternal grandfather

´ chuy¯ nian ¯ ı y´ eye

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外公 老一套 传统 团圆 年夜饭 热闹 寒假 拜年 根本 鞭炮 既然 红包 存钱 花

¯ w` aigong ˇ ıtao ` laoy¯ ´ ong ˇ chuant ´ ´ tuanyu an ´ ef` niany` an

maternal grandfather same old thing tradition reunion New Year’s Eve family dinner lively winter vacation to pay a New Year’s visit simply firecrackers since red envelope containing money to save money to spend

` renao ´ a ` hanji ` an ´ baini

ˇ ¯ en genb ` ¯ ao bianp ´ j` ıran ´ ¯ hongb ao

´ cunqi ´ an ¯ hua

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大年夜 团圆饭 长辈 压岁钱 恭喜发财 万事如意 岁岁平安 年年有余

` any` ´ e dani ´ ´ an tuanyu anf` ˇ ` zhangb ei ´ y¯ asu` ıqian

New Year’s Eve reunion dinner older generation gift of money given to children at New Year’s wishing you happiness and prosperity wishing all your wishes come true wishing you happiness always wishing you an overabundance always

´ ¯ gongxˇ ıf¯ acai

w` ansh` ıruy` ´ ı

¯ su` ısu` ıp´ ıngan

´ anyˇ ´ ouyu nianni ´

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Intermediate - Iron Your Clothes A: 你干吗老看着我?
` ´ lao ˇ kan ` zhe wo? ˇ nˇ ı ganm a Why are you looking at me?

(C0787)

B:

你的衬衫真特别。
` ` e. ´ ¯ zhen ¯ tebi nˇ ı de chensh an Your shirt is very interesting.

A:

怎么了?
zˇ enme le? What’s the matter?

B:

这么皱。现在很流行吗?
` ` xianz ` ai ` hen ˇ liux´ zheme zhou. ´ ıng ma? Its so wrinkled. Is this what is popular now?

A:

不是,我没烫。我没买电熨斗。
ˇ mei ´ tang. ` ˇ mei ´ mai ˇ diany ` und ˇ b` u sh` ı, wo wo ` ou. No...I haven’t ironed it. I haven’t bought an iron.

B:

为什么不买?
` enme ´ ˇ weish b` u mai? Why don’t you buy one?

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A:

你想,买了以后,就要烫衣服,多麻烦!
ˇ ˇ le yˇ ` jiuy` ` ´ ¯ mafan! nˇ ı xiang, mai ıhou, y¯ ıfu, duo ` ao tang I was thinking that after I buy one, then I will have to iron my clothes. It’s such a pain!

B:

哎!真是服了你。
¯ zhensh` ¯ ai! ı fu ı. ´ le nˇ Yikes! I can’t believe you.

A:

不 过 那 天 老 板 也 说 我 的 衬衫 太 皱 了 。 看 来 我 应 该 买个电熨斗。大概多少钱?
` nati ` an ˇ an ˇ yˇ ˇ de chensh ` ` zhou ` le. ¯ laob ¯ wo ¯ tai b` uguo e shuo an ` ˇ y¯ ˇ ge diany ` und ˇ dag ` ai ` duoshao ´ ¯ mai ¯ kanlai wo ınggai qian? ` ou. Mind you, the other day the boss also said my shirt was too wrinkled. It looks like i need to buy an iron. How much do they cost, approximately?

B:

好的也才两三百。
ˇ de yˇ ´ liang ˇ ˇ ¯ bai. hao e cai san A decent one is only about two or three hundred RMB.

A:

这么便宜?那我下班就去买。
` ´ ` wo ˇ xiab ` an ˇ ¯ jiu zheme pianyi? na ` qu ` mai. That cheap? Then I’ll go and get one after work.

B:

别忘了买烫衣板。
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´ w` ˇ tangy¯ ` ˇ bie ang le mai ıban. Don’t forget to get an ironing board.

A:

什么东西?
´ ¯ shenme dongxi? What’s that?

B:

烫衣服的时候用的板。
` ˇ tang y¯ ıfu de sh´ ıhou y` ong de ban. You iron your clothes on it.

A:

还好你提醒我。否则我还以为要在床上烫呢。
´ ao ˇ nˇ ˇ fˇ ˇ hai ´ yˇ ´ y` ` chuang ´ haih ı t´ ıxˇ ıng wo. ouz´ e wo ıwei ao zai ` ` shang tang ne. Good thing you reminded me. Otherwise I would have thought I could just iron them on my bed.

B:

不会吧!
b` uhu` ı ba! No way!

Key Vocabulary

老 衬衫

ˇ lao ` ¯ chensh an

always shirt

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特别 皱 流行 烫 电熨斗 麻烦 那天 看来 大概 烫衣板 提醒 还好 否则

` e ´ tebi ` zhou liux´ ´ ıng ` tang ` und ˇ diany ` ou ´ mafan ` an ¯ nati ` kanlai ` ai ` dag ` ˇ tangy¯ ıban t´ ıxˇ ıng ´ ao ˇ haih fˇ ouz´ e

special wrinkled popular to iron iron trouble that day to look as if roughly ironing board to remind fortunately otherwise

Supplementary Vocabulary

p´ ıng

level

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Wenwen. I’m doing an exchange program at a high school in Vancouver. I’m going by myself. . wo ı ge engehu ı ge gaozh ong ` dao ` jiaohu ` sheng.Study Abroad A: 雯雯,我跟你说件事。 (C0790) ˇ gen ` sh` ¯ nˇ ¯ jian W´ enwen.Intermediate . I want to talk to you about something. ` W¯ ´ de y¯ ¯ a ¯ ¯ b` u sh` ı. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). B: 什么事这么神秘? ´ ` ´ shenme sh` ı zheme shenm` ı? What are you being so mysterious about? A: 我要去加拿大读书了。 ˇ y` ´ a ` dush ¯ ad wo ao qu ` Jian ´ u ¯ le. B: 啊?你们家要移民吗? ˇ nˇ ¯ y` a? ımen jia ao y´ ım´ ın ma? Huh? Your family is immigrating? A: 不 是 , 我 一个人 去 。 到 温 哥 华 的 一个 高 中 做 交 换 生。 ˇ y¯ ` ren ´ qu. wo ı shuo ı. I am going to Canada to study. ¯ ¯ zuo an No. B: 是吗?太好了!什么时候去? c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). I should be able to adapt very quickly. A little. are you scared? A: 有 点 儿 。 不 过 那 里 华 人 很 多 , 应 该 很快 就 能 适 应。 ˇ ` nali ` huar ´ en ´ hen ˇ duo.` hao ˇ le! shenme ´ ` qu? sh` ı ma? tai sh´ ıhou ` Really? Thats great! When are you going? A: 明年年初。 ´ nian ´ chu. ˇ kuai ` jiu ¯ y¯ ¯ hen yˇ oudianr. m´ ıngnian ¯ The beginning of next year. b` uguo ınggai ` ´ neng sh` ıy` ıng. B: 那么快?你一个人去那么远的地方,害怕吗? ` ` ` ren ´ qu ` ˇ de d` ` a ` name kuai? nˇ ı y¯ ı ge yuan ıfang. B: 对了,你要去多久?会在那里上大学吗? ` nali ` shang ` ` e ´ ma? ¯ jiu? du` ı le. nˇ ı y` ao qu ı zai daxu ` duo ˇ hu` Right. How long will you go for? Will you go to university there? A: 去一年。大学看情况吧,可能在那里上。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But there are a lot of Chinese people there. haip ` name ma? That soon? Going by yourself to such a distant place. .

kˇ ´ zai ` nali ` shang. ¯ u ¯ o. I’ll have to see about university. ıngkuang eneng ` y¯ I’ll go for one year. . ` qu ı nian.´ daxu ` e ´ kan ` q´ ` ba. tˇ ıng hao ` guow` ` x¯ Oh. wo e juede zhe ıhu` ı hen Yeah. it will be really good. I think this will be a great experience as well. I won’t. I might go there. Key Vocabulary 神秘 读书 ´ shenm` ı dush ´ u ¯ mystery to study Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). qu eyˇ ı jiech ın de dongxi. Going overseas you can experience a lot of new things. B: 别忘了我哦! ´ w` ˇ o! bie ang le wo Don’t forget about me. A: 不会的。 b` uhu` ı de. B: 哦。去国外可以接触新的东西,挺好的。 ´ ai kˇ ˇ de. ˇ sh` ı a. A: 是啊,我也觉得这个机会很好。 ˇ yˇ ´ ` ge j¯ ˇ hao. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

移民 温哥华 高中 交换 年初 害怕 适应 看情况 国外 接触 机会 y´ ım´ ın ´ ¯ a W¯ engehu ¯ ¯ gaozh ong ` ¯ jiaohu an ´ chu nian ¯ ` a ` haip sh` ıy` ıng ` q´ ` kan ıngkuang to immigrate Vancouver high school to exchange start of the year to be scared to suit depending on circumstances abroad to come into contact with this opportunity ´ ai guow` ¯ u jiech ` j¯ ıhu` ı Supplementary Vocabulary 出国 留学 ´ chugu ¯ o ´ liuxu ´ e go abroad study abroad Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

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` shang That Liu Jia. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).Behind the Scenes at the Beauty Pageant (C0797) A: 真是太不公平了! ` b` ¯ ¯ zhensh` ı tai u gongp´ ıng le! It’s really so unfair! B: 怎么了? zˇ enme le? What’s wrong? A: 那个刘佳,被赞助商包了。 ` ` zanzh ` ¯ bei ¯ ¯ le. All I know is that I’m definitely not wrong. . zˇ ` sh` nˇ ı bie ı zˇ enme zh¯ ıdao ongzh¯ ı zhe ı kˇ en´ o. nage Liu u bao ´ Jia.Intermediate . B: 没想到她为了拿冠军,什么事都做得出来。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. B: 啊?你是怎么知道的? ˇ nˇ ` de? a? ı sh` ı zˇ enme zh¯ ıdao Huh? How do you know? A: 你别管我是怎么知道的,总之这事肯定没错。 ´ guan ˇ wo ˇ sh` ` de. ` d` ıng meicu Don’t concern yourself with how I know. she’s involved with a sponsor.

B: 对!我们不能被她欺负。 ˇ ´ ` ta ¯ q¯ du` ı! women b` uneng bei ıfu. Yes! We can’t be trodden on by her. kˇ end` ıng mei ıw` ang le. ` shang If she has a supporter helping her. ` da I’m going to call a reporter right now. A: 我现在就打电话给记者。 ˇ xianz ` ai ` jiu ˇ dianhu ` ` gei ˇ j` ˇ wo a ızhe. ¯ I never thought that she would be willing to sell herself for the sake of winning the title. we definitely have no hope. ´ ` de ¯ weile ¯ zuo meixi ao sh` ı dou ¯ shenme chulai. . A: 不行!我一定要让大家知道内幕。 ˇ y¯ ` ` a ` neim ` u. B: 有赞助商帮她,我们肯定没希望了。 ` ˇ ´ x¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ women yˇ ou zanzh u bang ta.´ angd ˇ ` ta ` na ´ guanj ` un. A: 真不要脸! ˇ ¯ b` zhen uy` aolian! It’s really shameful. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. ¯ zh¯ b` ux´ ıng! wo ıd` ıng y` ao rang daji ıdao ` No way! I have to let everyone know what is going on behind the scenes.

we’ll see how things go for you! Key Vocabulary 公平 赞助商 包 管 总之 肯定 没想到 冠军 做得出来 不要脸 希望 内幕 ¯ gongp´ ıng ` ¯ zanzh u ` shang ¯ bao ˇ guan zˇ ongzh¯ ı kˇ end` ıng ´ angd ˇ ` meixi ao ` un guanj ¯ ` de chulai zuo ¯ ˇ b` uy` aolian x¯ ıw` ang ` u neim ` fair sponsor to support a mistress to be concerned with in a word certainly to not realize champion to be able to do to have no shame hope inside story c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . Hmph! Liu Jia.B: 哼!刘佳,咱们走着瞧吧。 ´ ´ ba. ¯ ¯ zanmen heng! Liu zˇ ou zhe qiao ´ Jia.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.欺负 记者 走着瞧 q¯ ıfu ˇ j` ızhe ´ zˇ ou zhe qiao to pick on reporter wait and see Supplementary Vocabulary 二奶 失望 做不出来 想不到 ` ai ˇ ern sh¯ ıw` ang ` bu chulai zuo ¯ ˇ ` xiang bu dao mistress disappointed to be unable to do to not realize Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

` enzh ˇ ´ haiyˇ ´ ou ¯ ¯ b` uhu` ı a. T` aiwush` ` ıhe. ¯ wo y¯ ıban. It’s so great! It’s both ancient and modern. Baij¯ Dab ong.. ` qu zai ı c` ı. Buckingham Palace. the Thames River. B: 不会啊。白金汉宫、大本钟、泰晤士河、还有好 多博物馆,我看都看不过来。一定要再去一次。 ´ ınhang ` ong. It’s the best city I’ve ever been to.. ˇ duo ´ ugu ˇ wo ˇ kan ` dou ` bu guol ` ai. ´ y¯ ¯ bow ¯ kan hao ıd` ıng y` ao ` an. ı chabudu o ` dou I think it’s just average.Intermediate . I have to go back again. A: 你说的那些都是好地方。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Big Ben.London A: 伦敦好玩吗? ˇ an ma? Lund ´ un ¯ haow´ Is London fun? (C0803) B: 太 棒 了 ! 又古 老 又 现 代 , 是 我 去 过 的 最 好 的 城 市。 ` bang ` le! y` ˇ y` ` ai. C: 我觉得一般,看来看去都是差不多的东西。 ˇ juede ´ ` aik ´ anq ` u ` ¯ kanl ¯ sh` ¯ de dongxi. ` sh` ˇ qu ˇ tai ou gul ou xiand ı wo ı hao ˇ ao ` guo de zu` ´ de chengsh` ı. There’s no way to see it all. Wherever you look everything is more or less the same. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). . plus there are lots of museums. ` y¯ No way.

Plus the admission tickets are really expensive. Those are all nice places. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). e jiu ang zhong de hao. A: 那么厉害! ` name l` ıhai! That much! B: 可是很值得。 ˇ zh´ ´ kˇ esh` ı hen ıde. erqi ` nay` ` e ´ gu` ´ ao ` jiu ` ¯ le jˇ ¯ kuai.` e ˇ d` ¯ de naxi ¯ dou ¯ sh` nˇ ı shuo ı hao ıfang. they’re just places. shenme dou ı nush` u ouxian. menpi ı qian ` hua Ah. . A: 那里的男人是不是很绅士? ` ı de nanr ´ en ´ sh` ˇ shensh` ¯ nalˇ ı bu sh` ı hen ı? Are the men very gentlemanly there? B: 对,什么都是女士优先,不像我老公。 ˇ ´ ` ˇ laog ˇ ong. not as good as I had imagined. they all let ladies go first. not like my husband. ¯ sh` ¯ b` ¯ du` ı. We spent a few thousand on tickets alone. C: 哎,也就那样,没有想象中的好。而且特别贵, 门票就花了几千块。 ` ang. u xiang wo ¨ ı y¯ Yes. meiyˇ ´ ou xiangxi ˇ ` ˇ ´ e ˇ ¯ yˇ ¯ ai. tebi ı. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. But it’s really worth it.

. Totally disgusting. A: 你们吃什么了? ´ nˇ ımen ch¯ ı shenme le? What did you eat? B: 炸鱼和薯条。 ´ u ´ shuti ´ zhay ´ he ˇ ao. Key Vocabulary Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). y` ou nanch¯ ı. And the food is awful. I really can’t get why you like London so much.C: 我 真 搞 不 懂 你 为什么 那 么 喜 欢 伦 敦 ? 天 气 又 差 , 东西又难吃。 ˇ zhen ˇ bu dong ˇ nˇ ` enme ´ ` ¯ gao wo ı weish name xˇ ıhuan Lund ´ un? ¯ ` dongxi ´ ¯ ı y` ¯ tianq` ou cha. The weather is terrible. B: 跟你旅游真没劲。 ˇ ´ ın. C: 难吃死了。 ´ nanch¯ ı sˇ ı le. ¯ nˇ ¯ meij` gen ı luy´ u ¨ ou zhen Traveling with you is so boring. Fish and chips. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.

伦敦 古老 现代 一般 看来看去 白金汉宫 大本钟 泰晤士河 博物馆 看不过来 门票 厉害 值得 绅士 优先 Lund ´ un ¯ ˇ gul ˇ ao ` ai ` xiand ¯ y¯ ıban ` aik ´ anq ` u kanl ` ´ ınhang ` ong ¯ Baij¯ ` enzh ˇ ¯ Dab ong ´ T` aiwush` ` ıhe ´ ugu ˇ bow ` an ` bu guol ` ai ´ kan London ancient modern average to look around Buckingham Palace Big Ben Thames River museum to be unable to see everything ticket amazing worth gentleman priority ´ ao ` menpi l` ıhai ´ zh´ ıde ¯ shensh` ı ¯ y¯ ouxian Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

搞不懂 炸鱼 薯条 没劲 ˇ bu dong ˇ gao ´ u zhay ´ ´ shuti ˇ ao ´ ın meij` to not get it deep fried fish french fries uninteresting Supplementary Vocabulary 伦敦塔 伦敦眼 伦敦桥 大英博物 馆 女王 ˇ Lund ´ unt ¯ a Lund ´ unyˇ ¯ an ´ Lund ´ unqi ¯ ao ` ıng Day¯ ˇ guan ˇ nuw´ u ¨ ang ´ ubow ` Tower of London London Eye London Bridge British Museum queen Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. .

but all the flowers died. shai ıf´ ei jiu ` x´ ıng le.Intermediate . nˇ ı yˇ ang le zheme duo Wow. and fertilize it’s enough. kˇ ¯ dou ¯ sˇ wo ıqian e sh` ı zhey` esh` ı hua ı le. ˇ zhˇ ˇ tamen ` taiy´ ` ang. I did that before. A: 我以前也是这样,可是花都死了。 ˇ yˇ ´ yˇ ` ang. you have so many flowers! They’re so beautiful! B: 等春天花都开的时候更漂亮! ˇ ` ` ¯ hua ¯ dou ¯ kai ¯ de sh´ deng chunti ıhou geng piaoliang! ¯ an Wait until the spring flowers bloom. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). as long as you water it. have sunlight. .Flowers and Bugs A: (C0813) 哇,你养了这么多花!真漂亮! ` ` ¯ hua! ¯ zhen ¯ piaoliang! w¯ a. B: 不会吧?养花挺简单的。 c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. sh¯ ¯ ¯ hai ıy` ao gei jiaoshuˇ ı. B: 还好,只要给它们浇水、晒太阳、施肥就行了。 ´ hao. and it will be even more beautiful! A: 养花一定很辛苦吧? ˇ x¯ ¯ y¯ yˇ ang hua ıd` ıng hen ınku ˇ ba? Keeping a garden must be a lot of hard work. It’s all right.

It’s so dirty! B: 我 的 花 园 很 干 净 , 没 有 虫 子 。 啊 ! 毛毛 虫 ! 踩 死 你!踩死你! ˇ de huayu ´ hen ˇ ganj` ´ ou chongzi. b` uhu` ı ba? yˇ ang hua ıng jiand No way? Growing flowers is quite easy. A: 我觉得有点儿麻烦,而且虫子特别多。脏死了! ˇ juede ´ ˇ mafan. ´ ´ ¯ an ¯ ıng. ´ ´ e ˇ chongzi ´ ` e ´ duo. ¯ zang ¯ wo yˇ oudianr erqi tebi sˇ ı le! I think it’s a bit of a pain.ˇ an ¯ tˇ ¯ de. . meiyˇ wo a! maomao´ ˇ sˇ ˇ sˇ chong! cai ı nˇ ı! cai ı nˇ ı! My garden is very clean. Ah! A caterpillar! Squish it! Squish it! Key Vocabulary 养 开 只要 浇水 晒太阳 施肥 yˇ ang ¯ kai zhˇ ıy` ao ¯ jiaoshuˇ ı ` taiy´ ` ang shai sh¯ ıf´ ei to raise to open so long as to add water to bask in the sun to fertilize c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd. Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). there are no bugs. Plus there are so many bugs.

. c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.简单 麻烦 虫子 特别 脏 干净 花园 毛毛虫 踩 ˇ an ¯ jiand ´ mafan ´ chongzi ` e ´ tebi ¯ zang ¯ ıng ganj` ´ ¯ an huayu ´ ´ maomaoch ong ˇ cai simple troublesome insect especially dirty clean flower garden caterpillar to step on Supplementary Vocabulary 植物 草 树 干 修剪 zh´ ıwu ` ˇ cao shu ` ¯ gan ˇ xiuji ¯ an plant grass tree stem to prune Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version).

c 2007 Praxis Language Ltd.照看 ` an ` zhaok to look after Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). .