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Huanying, Volume 2, Textbook

Huanying, Volume 2, Textbook

An Invitation to Chinese
ISBN:
9780887277245
$69.99
Description

The Huanying, Volume 2 textbook covers the second full year of study at the secondary school level. Like Volume 1, the textbook includes 6 units and covers the topics of Transportation, Food and Drink, Weather and Travel, Window Shopping, Do you Need Help?, and Summer Plans. Each unit includes Learning Goals, 5 lessons plus one unit review, and a Self-Assessment checklist. Within each lesson there are two dialogues or texts, a New Words section introducing vocabulary in both simplified and traditional characters- as well as pinyin and English, Language Notes that discuss grammar and usage structures through explanation and example, Extend Your Knowledge supplementary vocabulary, A Glimpse into Chinese Culture, and a Do You Know? section that offers even more cultural information.

While the core of the textbook is written in simplified characters, vocabulary is also presented in traditional characters in  the main body of the text and the Chinese-English, English-Chinese, and proper noun indices at the back of the book. Dialogues are also presented in traditional characters in a special index at the end of the textbook to facilitate dual-character learning.

How is Volume 2 different than Volume 1?

  • Higher level vocabulary, grammar, and language structures
  • Less pinyin to encourage students to memorize pronunciation
       - Volume 1 texts and dialogues included pinyin; Volume 2 and subsequent volumes' texts/dialogues do not
       - Vocabulary tables, cultural content, and indexes still have pinyin
       -
    Pronunciation Practice section was present in Volume 1 only
  • Story Behind, a new subsection of Glimpse into Chinese Culture, explains one idiom in greater detail
  • Expand Your Word Power appears in each Unit Review and helps students learn new words based on what they've just learned
  • New English-Chinese vocabulary index
  • Covers approximately 500 essential characters, plus about 280 supplemental terms

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2009
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
411pp
Table of Contents

Huanying 2: An Invitation to Chinese

Preface

   

vii

List of Abbreviations

   

xii

UNIT 1  

交通 Transportation

 

1.1

坐飞机还是坐火车? By Air or By Train?

2

1.2

接大卫 Meeting David

10

1.3

去机场 Going to the Airport

19

1.4

大卫到了 David Has Arrived

27

1.5

你认识路吗? Do You Know the Way?

35

1.6

第一单元复习  Review of Unit 1

44

UNIT 2

饮食  Food and Drink

 

2.1

中秋节要到了 The Mid-Autumn Festival Is Coming

50

2.2

在超市 In a Supermarket

61

2.3

你想吃什么?  What Do You Want to Eat?

71

2.4

在饭店  In a Restaurant

79

2.5

饮食和健康 Diet and Health

87

2.6

第二单元复习  Review of Unit 2

95

UNIT 3

天气和旅行  Weather and Travel

 

3.1

下雨了 It's Raining

100

3.2

春夏秋冬 The Four Seasons

109

3.3

中国的高山和大河 High Mountains and Big Rivers in China

118

3.4

我们去哪儿过寒假? Where Shall We Spend the Winter Break?

128

3.5

安排旅游 Making Travel Plans

136

3.6

第三单元复习 Review of Unit 3

146

UNIT 4

逛街  Window Shopping

 

4.1

购物中心 Shopping Center

152

4.2

买衣服 Shopping for Clothes

162

4.3

我给你们买了很多衣服 I Bought You a Lot of Clothing

172

4.4

在书店 At a Bookstore

180

4.5

春节和年货 Special Purchases for the Spring Festival

189

4.6

第四单元复习 Review of Unit 4

198

UNIT 5

你需要帮助吗?  Do You Need Help?

 

5.1

去医院 Going to the Hospital

204

5.2

你哪儿不舒服? What Are Your Symptoms?

213

5.3

你受伤了吗? Are You Injured?

220

5.4

你能帮助我吗? Can You Help Me?

227

5.5

警察来了 The Police Are Here

236

5.6

第五单元复习 Review of Unit 5

243

UNIT 6

暑假计划  Summer Plans

 

6.1

夏令营 Summer Camp

248

6.2

暑期学校 Summer School

256

6.3

暑假去打工 A Summer Job

264

6.4

暑期实习 Summer Internships

272

6.5

做义工 Volunteering

279

6.6

第六单元复习 Review of Unit 6

286

Appendix

  Dialogues and Texts in Traditional Characters

291

Index 1

  Vocabulary Index (Chinese-English)  

335

Index 2

  Vocabulary Index (English-Chinese)

364

Index 3

   Proper Nouns Index  

392

Index 4

  Language Notes Index  

395

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.