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Beyond the Basics, 2nd Edition

Beyond the Basics, 2nd Edition

Communicative Chinese for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
Second
ISBN:
9780887276231
Description

Beyond the Basics takes intermediate and advanced-level students of Chinese to new heights of interpersonal communication. The updated second edition textbook with free audio downloads takes a communicative approach to contemporary and thought-provoking conversation topics such as childhood, vocation, crime, poverty, romance, politics, art, and the meaning of life. An emphasis on the spoken language encourages serious dialogue among students, while task-based activities require genuine, active communication and create a meaning-centered atmosphere.

Each of 15 chapters comprises a model dialogue, discussion questions, an indexed list of new words, text pattern explanations, and supplementary vocabulary.

This second edition of Beyond the Basics was field tested at Middlebury College, and features:

  • Newly revised content and vocabulary to reflect the contemporary field of Chinese language learning.
  • A greater variety of exercises and activities.
  • A Suggested Teaching Methodology Index and Vocabulary Index.
  • Both simplified and traditional characters, with pinyin for new vocabulary.
  • A new design that makes it easier for students of both simplified and traditional characters to follow the text and exercises.
  • Free access to online audio downloads.

An excerpt from Lesson 13: Political Election
第十三课: 选举
【课文】
老林:‧‧‧‧‧‧至少我们还有权利去选择自己喜欢的候选人,这是台湾人百年以来的梦想啊!即使是现在,在这个世界上仍然有许多人,连这样的权利都没有。从这个角度来看,你们家的争吵还是很有价值的。
老陈:一人一票的确符合了平等的精神。但是,并不是每个人都有足够的智慧去做判断,骗人的政客比比皆是,我们怎么能相信大家会选出最理想的总统呢?
老林:所以才需要教育啊!教育可以让一个国家的民主制度发展得更好。民主不简单,无法速成,也不仅是投票这一件事而已。‧‧‧‧‧‧
老林:以最近的选举狂热来看,这次的投票率可能会打破历史纪录。‧‧‧‧‧‧
老 陈:投票率太高不一定是好事,也可能是社会动乱的征兆。你想想看,如果一个国家的人民在重大的政治议题上有共识,无论哪个党执政,政策都不会有太大的改 变,人民投票的动机就不那么强了;反之,要是执政党跟在野党的目标完全不同,群众为了拥护和自己想法相同的人,就会积极参与选举,那么投票率自然会提高。 当投票率超过百分之八十,甚至到了百分之九十的时候,可能就离动乱不远了。‧‧‧‧‧‧

Find out more useful and popular topics in the book to master communicating in Chinese!

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2008
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
414pp
Illustrations: 
B/W illustr.
Table of Contents

Beyond the Basics

第一课    童年往事(CHILDHOOD)

培养学生的叙述能力

1

第二课    描述一个人(DESCRIBING A PERSON)

培养学生的叙述能力

19

第三课    推销高手(MASTER SALESPERSON)

培养学生的描述能力及争辩能力

38

第四课    各行各业(EVERY FIELD OF WORK)

培养学生的描述能力

58

第五课    难题几则(PROBLEM SOLVING)

培养学生的解释能力

80

第六课    午餐(DINING OUT)

培养学生的叙述能力

100

第七课    音乐(MUSIC)

培养学生表达抽象概念的能力

123

第八课    犯罪(CRIME)

培养学生表达抽象概念的能力

142

第九课    爱情(LOVE AND ROMANCE)

培养学生表达抽象概念及争的辩能力

161

第十课    贫穷问题(POVERTY PROBLEM)

培养学生表达抽象概念及争辩的能力

181

第十一   课 文化(CULTURE DISCUSSION)

培养学生表达抽象概念及争辩的能力

205

第十二   课 快乐(HAPPINESS)

培养学生表达抽象概念及争辩的能力

225

第十三   课 选举(POLITICAL ELECTION)

培养学生参与讨论及争辩的能力

247

第十四   课 漫谈电影(MOVIES)

培养学生表达抽象概念的能力

269

第十五   课 即席演讲(PRESENTING YOUR OWN SPEECH)

培养学生临场应变及演讲的能力

291

生词索引 (VOCABULARY INDEX)

295

教学方法索引 (TEACHING METHODOLOGY INDEX)

320

Reviews

[Beyond the Basics] fosters awareness of contextual meanings and nuances, training students to describe, narrate, and express opinions.

— Yanfang Tang, The College of William & Mary
About the Series

Combining thought-provoking conversation topics with a communicative approach, this textbook and accompanying audio recordings emphasize the spoken language by encouraging serious dialogue among students.

Task-based activities encourage genuine, active communication and create a meaning-centered atmosphere for intermediate and advanced learners. Through discussing subjects related to their upbringing, politics, music, and the meaning of life, students learn to express themselves descriptively, quizzically, philosophically, and opinionatedly. While eliciting spontaneous responses, this course contextualizes linguistic patterns and makes suggestions for active engagement in the classroom.

Beyond the Basics also features a special Teaching Methodology Index, which provides teachers with objectives, teaching procedures and techniques specific to each lesson, and additional activity ideas.

In simplified and traditional characters and pinyin. The new, second edition includes free access to audio downloads.