Lower Intermediate provides comprehensive intermediate Chinese texts. The students step into the intermediate stage in their Chinese study after learning this book.
This book integrates language knowledge, language skills and social culture. It uses the latest research achievements in the field of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) of the recent years, such as the studies on morphemes, paragraphs, pragmatics, so as to make the teaching contents and forms more complete, standard and innovative.
It consists of two volumes, each of which has 7 lessons. Every lesson contains five parts: "Introduction to the Text", "Text", "New words and Grammar", "Exercises and Extensive Reading". The lessons and new words are designed into folio formats to facilitate the students to find the pronunciation, meanings and usages of the new words as soon as possible when they study the texts. Two extensive readings are attached at the end of each text to provide the students with more Chinese language materials, expand the themes of the texts, enlarge the students’ vocabulary and develop their language sense.
This is the second volume of Lower Intermediate. Its contents involve many aspects, such as Clearing up the misunderstanding, Naming your son, What is “happiness”, Sports star—Yao Ming, Father–child relationship, Match-making, China’s economic prospect in the future 10 years etc. The students can learn over 500 new words, nearly 40 key words or grammar, 24 commonly-used morphemes and nearly 100 relevant words, 27 sets of synonym discriminations and over 30 idioms.
An accompanying CD includes the recording of the introductions to the texts, texts and new words.