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Startup Business Chinese, Level 1, Workbook

Startup Business Chinese, Level 1, Workbook

An Introductory Course for Professionals
ISBN:
9780887276613
$39.99
Description

This workbook to accompany Level 1 of Startup Business Chinese contains exercises for improving students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in business-related situations.

Units 1-6 begin with listening practice, and present a range of exercises testing students’ mastery of the vocabulary, phrases, and situations introduced in the textbook. Units 7-12 continue with exercises that boost students’ conversation and translation skills, and reinforce proper use of the vocabulary and sentence patterns in the textbook. A separate “Listening Comprehension” section at the back of the workbook presents at least two additional spoken dialogues related to the topics in the textbook units 2-12, followed by questions to test students’ understanding of the conversations.

This workbook includes audio containing over 110 minutes of recordings in Windows Media Player (WMA) format to accompany the listening exercises in Units 1-6 and the conversations in the “Listening Conversations” section. All the recordings are spoken by native Chinese speakers in standard Mandarin Chinese.

Exercises are in simplified Chinese characters with pinyin romanization and English throughout, so students can choose to complete the exercises using either Chinese characters or pinyin.

Please note: These audio are in WMA format, playable on your computer. To learn more about WMA files, click here.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2005
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
240pp
Table of Contents

Startup Business Chinese Workbook

Unit 1.1 Exchanging Names

1

Unit 1.2 Exchanging Greetings

5

Unit 2.1 Meeting the Company Manager

11

Unit 2.2 Getting to Know the Company Staff

17

Unit 3.1 Marital Status and Family

23

Unit 3.2 Family Members and Relatives

31

Unit 4.1 Company Type

35

Unit 4.2 Company Size

41

Unit 5.1 Inquiring about Someone's Whereabouts

47

Unit 5.2 Inquiring after Someone's Profession

53

Unit 6.1 Setting up an Appointment

61

Unit 6.2 Rescheduling an Appointment

69

Unit 7.1 Visiting a Company for the First Time 7

7

Unit 7.2 Introducing Products and Plants

83

Unit 8.1 Dining Invitations

89

Unit 8.2 Dining Etiquette

95

Unit 9.1 Nightlife

101

Unit 9.2 Cultural Events

107

Unit 10.1 Asking Directions from Taxi Drivers

113

Unit 10.2 Asking Directions from Pedestrians

119

Unit 11.1 P laces for Purchasing Gifts

125

Unit 11.2 Gifts for Others

131

Unit 12.1 Showing Gratitude

139

Unit 12.2 Good-byes and Future Plans

145

Listening Comprehension for Units 2-12

151

About the Series

Designed for those with no prior knowledge of Chinese, Startup Business Chinese: An Introductory Course for Professionals escorts readers through daily business and social situations encountered by executives doing business in and with China.

  • Level 1's storyline is centered on a foreign executive's business trip to China, and deals with visiting a factory, dining out, making appointments, thanking hosts, and more.
  • Level 2 continues the storyline as the executive relocates to China to live and work, and deals with travel plans, setting up an office, communicating with colleagues, accessing the Internet and other publications, finding an apartment and international school, and seeing the doctor.
  • Level 3 picks up where Level 2 leaves off. It focuses on day-to-day professional social interactions such as dining out, gift giving, and celebratory banquets, and on business processes, including job interviews and employee benefits, quality control, negotiating prices, packaging, and sales distribution.

The Startup Business Chinese series includes a Level 1 textbook with audio CD, and a workbook with audio CD. Level 1 is the introductory level, for students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Level 1 is typically covered in one semester of study at the college level, for classes that meet five days a week. It can also be used for summer or short-term intensive introductory courses in Chinese. Level 2 and Level 3 expand learning to the intermediate level.

Level 1 is in simplified characters only. Levels 2 and 3 include traditional characters in the textbooks' vocabulary lists.