Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd Ed., Textbook

Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd Ed., Textbook

3rd Edition

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Integrated Chinese is the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. The Level 1 Part 1 Textbook meets the needs of today’s students with communicative and interactive exercises, a full-color design, up-to-date vocabulary, extensive cultural coverage, a diverse cast of characters, and a realistic storyline linking all the dialogues and readings. 

The Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Textbook covers the first semester of study at the college level. It systematically introduces over 150 essential vocabulary words. Key grammatical structures are presented through clear and jargon-free explanations. Interactive activities for practicing interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive language skills are incorporated throughout. Learners build real-life communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics and learn useful sentence structure. A wealth of realia and authentic materials build proficiency in using the Chinese language in real-life situations. Two review lessons are included for cumulative practice. 



Cheng & Tsui
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Table of Contents

Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1 Textbook

Preface to the Third Edition  xiv
Preface to the Second Edition xix
Scope and Sequence xxiv
Cast of Characters xxx
Abbreviations of Grammatical Terms xxxii



Chinese Language and Dialects 1
Syllabic Structure and Pronunciation of Modern Standard Chinese 1
The Chinese Writing System 11
Useful Expressions 16

Lesson 1: Greetings


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Exchanging Greetings 20
Language Notes 20
Vocabulary 21
Grammar 22
1 The Verb 姓 (xìng)  
2 Questions Ending with 呢 (ne)  
3 The Verb 叫 (jiào)  
Language Practice 25
Dialogue II: Asking about Someone's Nationality 27
Language Notes 27
Vocabulary 28
Grammar 29
4 The Verb 是 (shì)  
5 Questions Ending with 嗎 (ma)  
6 The Negative Adverb 不 (bù)  
7 The Adverb 也 (yě)  
Language Practice 32
How About You? 35
Culture Highlights 36
Pronunciation Exercises 38
English Text 40
Progress Checklist 40

Lesson 2: Family


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Looking at a Family Photo 42
Language Notes 42
Vocabulary      43
Grammar 45
1 The Particle 的 (de) (I)  
2 Measure Words (I)  
3 Question Pronouns  
4 有 (yǒu) in the Sense of "to Have" or "to Possess"  
Language Practice 48
Dialogue II: Asking About Someone's Family 50
Language Notes 50
Vocabulary 51
Grammar 53
5 有 (yǒu) in the Sense of "to Exist"  
6 The Usage of 二 (èr) and 兩 (liǎng)  
7 The Adverb 都 (dōu, both; all)  
Language Practice    55
How About You? 59
Culture Highlights 60
Pronunciation Exercises 62
English Text 63
Progress Checklist 63

Lesson 3: Dates and Time


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Taking Someone Out to Eat on His/Her Birthday 66
Language Notes 66
Vocabulary 68
Grammar 70
1 Numbers (0, 1-100)  
2 Dates and Time  
3 Pronouns as Modifiers and the Usage of the Particle 的 (de) (II)  
4 The Sentence Structure of 我請你吃飯 (Wǒ qǐng nǐ chī fàn)  
5 Alternative Questions  
Language Practice 78
Dialogue II: Inviting Someone to Dinner 83
Language Notes 83
Vocabulary  85
Grammar 86
6 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (I)  
7 The Adverb 還 (hái, also, in addition)  
Language Practice 87
How About You? 90
Culture Highlights 91
Pronunciation Exercises 93
English Text 94
Progress Checklist 95

Lesson 4: Hobbies


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Talking about Hobbies      98
Language Notes 98
Vocabulary 100
Grammar 102
1 Word Order in Chinese  
2 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (II)  
3 The Conjunction 那(麼) (nà{me}, then, in that case)  
4 去 (qù, to go) + Action  
5 Questions with 好嗎 (hǎo ma)  
Language Practice             107
Dialogue II: Would You Like to Play Ball? 110
Language Notes 110
Vocabulary    111
Grammar 112
6 The Modal Verb 想 (xiǎng, want to; would like to)  
7 Verb+Object as a detachable compound  
Language Practice 114
How About You? 116
Culture Highlights 117
English Text 120
Progress Checklist 120

Lesson 5: Visiting Friends


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Visiting a Friend's Home 122
Language Notes 123
Vocabulary 124
Grammar 126
1 一下 (yí xià) and (一)點兒 ({yì} diǎnr) Moderating the Tone of Voice  
2 Adjectives as Predicates  
3 The Preposition 在 (zài, at; in; on)  
4 The Particle吧 (ba)  
Language Practice     129
Narrative: At a Friend's House 135
Language Notes 135
Vocabulary       136
Grammar 137
5 The Particle 了 (le) (I)  
6 The Adverb 才 (cái, not until)  
Language Practice 140
How About You?       141
Culture Highlights 142
English Text 144
Progress Checklist 144
That's How the Chinese Say It! (Lesson 1-Lesson 5) 145

Lesson 6: Making Appointments


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Calling One's Teacher 150
Language Notes 150
Vocabulary 152
Grammar 154
1 The Preposition 給 (gěi)  
2 The Modal Verb 要 (yào, will; be going to) (I)  
3 The Adverb 別 (bié, don't)  
Language Practice 156
Dialogue II: Calling a Friend for Help    160
Language Notes 160
Vocabulary 162
Grammar 163
4 Time Expressions  
5 The Modal Verb 得 (děi, must)  
6 Directional Complements (I)  
Language Practice 166
How About You? 169
Culture Highlights 170
English Text 172
Progress Checklist 173

Lesson 7: Studying Chinese


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: How Did You Do on the Exam? 176
Language Notes 176
Vocabulary 178
Grammar 179
1 Descriptive Complements (I)  
2 The Adverbs 太 ) and 真 (zhēn, really)  
3 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (I)(tài, too  
4 Double Objects  
5 Ordinal Numbers  
6 有(一)點兒 (yǒu{yì}diǎnr, somewhat, rather; a little bit)  
Language Practice 185
Dialogue II: Preparing for a Chinese Class 188
Language Notes 188
Vocabulary 190
Grammar 191
7 怎麼 (zěnme, how come) in Questions  
8 The 的 (de) Structure (I)  
9 The Use of Nouns and Pronouns in Continuous Discourse  
Language Practice 193
How About You? 196
Culture Highlights 197
English Text 199
Progress Checklist 200

Lesson 8: School Life


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
A Diary: A Typical School Day 202
Language Notes 202
Vocabulary  203
Grammar 205
1 The Position of Time-When Expressions  
2 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (II)  
3 一邊...一邊(yibiān... yibiān)  
4 Series of Verbs/Verb Phrases  
5 The Particle 了(le) (II)  
6 The Particle 的 (de) (III)  
7 The Adverb 正在 (zhèngzài, be doing...)  
Language Practice     211
A Letter: Talking about Studying Chinese 215
Language Notes 217
Vocabulary 218
8 除了...以外,還... (chúle...yíwài, hái   , in addition to   , also   )  
9 能 (néng) and 會 (huì) (I) Compared  
10 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (III)  
Language Practice 221
How About You?  222
Culture Highlights 223
English Text 224
Progress Checklist 224

Lesson 9: Shopping


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue I: Shopping for Clothes 226
Language Notes 226
Vocabulary  229
Grammar 231
1 The Modal Verb 要 (yào, want to, desire to do something) (II)  
2 Measure Words (II)  
3 The 的 (de) Structure (II)  
4 多 (duō) Used Interrogatively  
5 Amounts of Money  
Language Practice 235
Dialogue II: Exchanging Shoes 239
Language Notes 239
Vocabulary 241
Grammar 242
6 跟/和...(不)一樣 (gēn/hé    {bù} yíyàng, {not the} same as    )  
7 雖然...,可是/但是...(suīran   , kěshi/dànshì    although..., yet   )  
Language Practice 244
How About You? 247
Culture Highlights 248
English Text 249
Progress Checklist 249

Lesson 10: Transportation


Learning Objectives  
Relate and Get Ready  
Dialogue: Going Home for the Winter Vacation 252
Language Notes 252
Vocabulary 254
Grammar 256
1 Topic-Comment Sentences  
2 或者(huòzhě, or) and 還是 (háishi, or)  
3 先...再... (xiān...zài   , fi rst..., then...)  
4 還是...(吧) (háishi...{ba}, had better)  
Language Practice 260
An Email: Thanking Someone for a Ride    264
Language Notes   264
Vocabulary 266
Grammar 267
5 每...都 (měi...dōu..., every)  
6 要...了 (yào...le, soon)  
Language Practice 268
How About You? 269
Culture Highlights 270
English Text 272
Progress Checklist 272
That's How the Chinese Say It! (Lesson 6-Lesson 10) 273
Indexes and Appendix 281
Vocabulary Index (Chinese-English) 281
Vocabulary Index (English-Chinese) 297
Vocabulary by Grammar Category and by Lesson 314
Appendix: Alternate Characters (Texts in Simplified Form) 320


About the Series

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With an emphasis on practicing a broad range of written and verbal communication skills and building cultural understanding, the series is ideally suited for students who want a comprehensive grounding in the Chinese language. Coordinated practice develops students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing and builds proficiency in using the Chinese language in a variety of real-life situations. Throughout the series, Integrated Chinese incorporates the three modes of communication—interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational—and ACTFL's "Five Cs' : Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.Integrated Chinese, the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world, offers comprehensive instruction and an array of print and digital options. With content organized into 10 engaging lessons per volume, Level 1 Parts 1 and 2 feature flexible pacing, communicative activities, up-to-date vocabulary, and extensive cultural notes. An exciting storyline links all dialogues and readings. Level 2, with 10 lessons in each volume, includes exercises in each lesson, and accommodates flexibility in teaching schedules.

The series is a two-year course that includes textbooks, eBooks, workbooks, character workbooks, online workbooks, audio CDs, and teacher's handbooks. Materials are available in both simplified and traditional character versions.


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