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) Marvellous Chinese (2A) is the 1st 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 “安”的意思是什么？ What Does “安” Mean?
2 淘气的孩子 A Naughty Child
3 我很困！ I Am Sleepy!
4 盘子是这样打碎的 The Plate Was Broken into Pieces Like This
5 你会怎样选择？ How Would You Choose?
6 拥抱，不是中国人的习惯 hugging, Not a Chinese Custom
7 讲究卫生，人人有责 Everybody Should Pay Attention to Hygiene
8 福“倒”了 The Character “福” Is Upside Down
9 每天快走30分钟吧 Walk Fast for Thirty Minutes Every Day
10 奇妙的中文 Marvellous Chinese
11 狐假虎威 The Fox Borrows the Tiger’s Ferocity
12 等待红灯变绿灯 Wait for the Red Light to Turn Green
13 探险家的“训练” The “Training” of an Explorer
14 可爱的大熊猫 Lovely Pandas
15 我就知道你会这么做！ I Knew You Would Do It!
16 肯德基卖油条 KFC Sells Deep-fried Dough Sticks
17 善意的谎话 White Lies
18 冰岛人为什么长寿？ Why Icelanders Live Long Lives?
19 贼多 Zeiduo (Quite a Lot)
20 环保征文第一名 First Prize in a Writing Competition on Environmental Protection
21 上海给我的礼物 The Present Shanghai Gave Me
22 小幽默 Humors
23 中国人的姓：孟 A Chinese Family Name: Meng
24 齐白石画虾 Qi Baishi Draws Shrimps
25 一次性做客？ One Visit Is Enough
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