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Huanying, Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook

Huanying, Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook

An Invitation to Chinese
ISBN:
9780887276163
Description

The Huanying, Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook contains a variety of activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises to accompany the Huanying, Volume 1 Textbook in the first semester of study. Communicative activities for pairs and small groups are introduced via student worksheets with clear instructions, requiring minimal teacher preparation time.

In Volume 1, students practice interviewing their host families in Beijing, plan a weekend schedule together, look for a misplaced backpack at a lost and found center, and more. Activities progress from structured vocabulary matching and activities like “how do you say it in Chinese?” to open-ended pair and group interviews. The variety of tasks encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Games such as vocabulary contests, bingo and crossword puzzles provide fun and meaningful learning activities. Finally, character-writing exercises provide step-by-step guidance on how to write Chinese characters.

This book is in simplified characters, with English and pinyin.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2008
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
240pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations
Table of Contents

Huanying: An Invitation to Chinese Workbook, Vol. 1, Part 1

Unit 1

同学们和我

My Classmates and I

 

1.1

汉语拼音简介

A Brief Introduction to Chinese Pinyin

1

1.2

丁老师

Our Teacher

11

1.3

大卫

David

23

1.4

自我介绍

Introducing Myself

37

1.5

电话和电子邮件

Telephone and Email

55

1.6

第一单元复习

Review of Unit 1

67

Unit 2

我的家

My Family

 

2.1

我家有五个人

There Are Five People in My Family

75

2.2

爸爸妈妈

Dad and Mom

90

2.3

兄弟姐妹

Siblings

103

2.4

家庭地址

Home Address

119

2.5

你是哪国人?

What Is Your Nationality?

132

2.6

第二单元复习

Review of Unit 2

148

Unit 3

时间、日期

Times and Dates

 

3.1

我的生日

My Birthday

153

3.2

现在几点?

What Time Is It?

165

3.3

我的一天

My Daily Routine

181

3.4

我的课

My Classes

196

3.5

我的周末

My Weekend

210

3.6

第三单元复习

Review of Unit 3

224

 

About the Series

Huanying, Cheng & Tsui’s Chinese curriculum designed for secondary schools, was developed in accordance with ACTFL National Standards to meet the growing need for high-school materials. Set in an international school in Shanghai, Huanying's storyline follows the lives of a diverse group of students, both at school and at home to embed extensive language practice in a meaningful context. Huanying engages students in interactive and integrated language practice through fun and meaningful activities, contemporary topics that appeal to secondary school students, a full-color textbook design, and additional resources that will reduce teacher preparation time and allow teachers to focus on teaching.  The four-volume series covers four years of instruction at the secondary school level, and is perfect for pre-AP* and AP* Preparation.

Huanying is organized around topics that are essential to everyday communication, such as greetings, family, common items, dates and times, transportation, food and drink, and school. Volumes 1 and 2 each contain six units; Volumes 3 and 4 have four units. Each unit has five new lessons and one review lesson. Volumes 1 and 2 introduce approximately 500 essential vocabulary terms each, while Volume 3 introduces over 400 words. In addition, Volume 1 includes about 150 supplementary words and Volume 2 includes about 300 supplementary words. Volumes 3 and 4 have around 200 supplementary words each. Huanying’s simple, yet systematic, language notes introduce students to accurate and natural use of the language. Activities in the corresponding Huanying workbooks are skill-integrated, meaning nearly all exercises involve two or more language skills; this structure mirrors real-life usage and helps improve students’ overall language proficiency.

 Huanying contains the perfect mix of ingredients to ensure that the students’ learning experience is continuously intertwined with the “5-Cs” of foreign language learning—communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities—as established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The Huanying series contains a wealth of cultural information, exposing students to modern Chinese life while giving them an important grounding in Chinese idioms, legends, and traditions. By starting with a communicative approach and combining it with carefully crafted activities that embed repetitive language practice in a meaningful context, the authors of Huanying have created a practical and fun learner-centered experience for secondary school students.