Reading China is designed for Chinese learners at different levels. They can be used both as extracurricular reading material and as graded Chinese reading textbooks. There are three versions: Chinese-English, Chinese-Japanese and Chinese-Korean. The whole set is divided into five levels with each level subdivided into volume A and B. The texts are written to suit the readers' language levels, providing suitable challenges while remaining understandable. Though short, they are pragmatic and cover a large range of interesting topics written in diverse styles. Each book has a CD so that readers can appreciate genuine Chinese both by reading and listening and improve their proficiency effectively. Readers could learn a text by reading, analyzing and doing exercises. The Lead-in aims to provoke reflection; the Side notes, Illustrations, Language Points and Cultural Tips can remove understanding obstacles for learners while the Exercises deepen their understanding of the essays. In short, we are committed to providing a relaxing, interesting and efficient way to learn Chinese.
Reading China (Korean Edition) Bicycle Kingdom (2B) is the 2nd volume of the 2nd level of Reading China book series. The stories chosen are simple and humorous, through which international students would know about Chinese culture, history and customs. Contents of this book include: guided reading, texts, thinking, language tips, practices and knowledge tips. The guided reading is aimed to generate students’ desires and interests to learn. The text is the key part, telling interesting things heard and happened around to show cultural differences and comparison. Thinking helps students understand reading massages. Language tips help review and consolidate the new contents learned through a practical and scientific way. Forms to practice included in this book are various to provide more accurate ways for students to evaluate the result of reading. And knowledge tips are interesting and contain all kinds of things about China.
1 盲人的灯笼 The Blindman’s Lantern
2 汉语的发音有点儿难 Pronouncing Chinese Is a Little Difficult
3 好 Good
4 穷和尚和富和尚 Poor Monk, Rich Monk
5 砍价 Bargaining
6 自行车王国 Bicycle Kingdom
7 看风景还是拍照片？ Sight-seeing or Photographing?
8 喝醉了 Drunk Talk
9 磨斧子 Whet the Axe
10 北京的出租车 Taxis in Beijing
11 中国人越来越“贵”？ Rich or Expensive?
12 黑猩猩戒烟 The Chimpanzee Quitted Smoking
13 一对好朋友：量词和名词 Close Companions: Measure Words and Nouns
14 十块钱的自行车 A Ten-Yuan Bike
15 聪明的男孩儿 A Clever Boy
16 哪里哪里 Where Where
17 三个小板凳 Three Little Stools
18 东方小巨人——姚明 Yao Ming, a New Asian Star
19 马的眼睛怎么了？ What Is the Matter with the Horse's Eyes?
20 有趣的心理测试 An Interesting Psychological Test
21 半夜电话 A Midnight Call
22 恋爱日记 A Diary of Her Love
23 伤心的故事 A Sad Story
24 最好的消息 The Best News
25 钱越多就越快乐吗？ More Money, More Happiness?
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