Arrival and Departure

2.4 Arrival and Departure

The following drills cover the material presented in Unit 2.4 Arrival and Departure. Practice asking question about arrivals and departures as well as replying to them.


A.Transformation Drill

1 Speaker: Nǐ àiren lái ma?Is your spouse coming? You: Nǐ àiren lái le ma?Has your spouse come?
2 Nǐ fùmǔ zǒu ma? Nǐ fùmǔ zǒu le ma?
3 Nǐ péngyou zǒu ma? Nǐ péngyou zǒu le ma?
4 Nǐ gēge zǒu ma? Nǐ gēge zǒu le ma?
5 Nǐ jiějie lái ma? Nǐ jiějie lái le ma?
6 Nǐ mèimei lái ma? Nǐ mèimei lái le ma?
7 Nǐ dìdi zǒu ma? Nǐ dìdi zǒu le ma?

B.Transformation Drill

1 Speaker: Tā lái le ma?Has he/she come? You: Tā yǐjīng lái le ma?Has he/she already come?
2 Máo Tóngzhì dào le ma? Máo Tóngzhì yǐjīng dào le ma?
3 Lǐ Tóngzhì dào le ma? Lǐ Tóngzhì yǐjīng dào le ma?
4 Mǎ Tóngzhì zǒu le ma? Mǎ Tóngzhì yǐjīng zǒu le ma?
5 Zhāng Tǒngzhì zǒu le ma? Zhāng Tǒngzhì yǐjīng zǒu le ma?
6 Huáng Tóngzhì dào le ma? Huáng Tóngzhì yǐjīng dào le ma?
7 Sūn Tóngzhì zǒu le ma? Sūn Tóngzhì yǐjīng zǒu le ma?

C.Response Drill

1 Speaker: Tā lái le ma?Has he/she come? You: Tā hái méi lái.He/she hasn’t come yet.
2 Wáng TóngZhì zǒu le ma? Tā hái méi zǒu.
3 Lǐ Tóngzhì dào le ma? Tā hái méi dào.
4 Hé Tóngzhì lái le ma? Tā hái méi lái.
5 Zhào Tóngzhì lái le ma? Tā hái méi lái.
6 Liú Tóngzhì zǒu le ma? Tā hái méi zǒu.
7 Sūn Tóngzhì lái le ma? Tā hái méi lái.

D.Response Drill

1 Speaker: Tā zǒu le ma?Has he/she left? Tā àiren ne?And his/her spouse? You: Zǒu le, tā yǐjīng zǒu le.Yes, he/she has already left. Tā àiren yě yǐjīng zǒu le.His/her spouse has already left too.
2 Tā lái le ma? Tā àiren ne? Lái le, tā yǐjīng lái le. Tā àiren yě yǐjīng lái le.
3 Tā dào le ma? Tā àiren ne? Dào le, tā yǐjīng dào le. Tā àiren yě yǐjīng dào le.
4 Lǐ Tōngzhì zǒu le ma? Tā gēge ne? Zǒu le, tā yǐjīng zǒu le. Tā gēge yě yǐjīng zǒu le.
5 Wáng Tóngzhì lái le ma? Tā àiren ne? Lái le, tā yǐjīng lái le. Tā àiren yě yǐjīng lái le.
6 Zhào Xiānsheng dào le ma? Tā dìdi ne? Dào le, tā yǐjīng dào le. Tā dìdi yě yǐjīng dào le.
7 Zhāng Tóngzhì zǒu le ma? Chén Tóngzhì ne? Zǒu le, tā yǐjīng zǒu le. Chén Tóngzhì yě yǐjīng zǒu le.

E.Response Drill

1 Speaker: Tā lái le ma?Has he/she come? Tā àiren ne?And his/her spouse? You: Tā hái méi lái.He/she hasn’t come yet. Tā áiren yě hái méi lái.His/her spouse hasn’t come yet either.
2 “Tā zǒu le ma?” “Tā Tā àiren ne? hái méi zǒu.” Tā àiren yě hái méi zǒu.
3 Tā dào le ma? Tā àiren ne? Tā hái méi dào. Tā àiren yě hái méi dào.
4 Fāng Nǚshì lái le ma? Tā dìdi ne? Fāng Nǚshì hái méi lái. Tā dìdi yě hái méi lái.
5 Lǐ Xiānsheng dào le ma? Tā fùmǔ ne? Lǐ Xiānsheng hái méi dào. Tā fùmǔ yě hái méi dào.
6 Chén Tóngzhì zǒu le ma? Jiāng Tóngzhì ne? Chén Tóngzhì hái méi zǒu. Jiāng Tóngzhì yě hái méi zǒu.
7 Tā mǔqin dào le ma? Tā jiějie ne? Tā mǔqin hái méi dào. Tā jiějie yě hái méi dào.

F.Response Drill

Give an affirmative response to the first question in each exchange, and include hái and méi in your response to second question.
1 Speaker: Tā zǒu le ma?Has he/she left? Tā àiren ne?And his/her spouse? You: Tā yǐjīng zǒu le.He/she has already left. Tā àiren hái méi zǒu.His/her spouse hasn’t left yet.
2 Tā lái le ma? Tā àiren ne? Tā yǐjīng lái le. Tā àiren hái méi lái.
3 Tā dào le ma? Tā àiren ne? Tā yǐjīng dào le. Tā àiren hái méi dào.
4 Wáng Xiānsheng zǒu le ma? Tā mǔqin ne? Wáng Xiānsheng yǐjīng zǒu le. Tā mǔqin hái méi zǒu.
5 Qián Tóngzhì lái le ma? Jiāng Tóngzhì ne? Qián Tóngzhì yǐjīng lái le. Jiāng Tóngzhì hái méi lái.
6 Máo Nǚshì dào le ma? Tā mèimei ne? Máo Nǚshì yǐjīng dào le. Tā mèimei hái méi dào.
7 Zēng Fūren zǒu le ma? Tā mǔqin ne? Zēng Fūren yǐjīng zǒu le. Tā mǔqin hái méi zǒu.

G.Response Drill

1 Speaker: Tā lái le ma?Has he/she come? Tā àiren ne?And his/her spouse? You: Tā hái méi lái.He/she hasn’t come yet. Tā àiren yǐjīng lái le.His/her spouse has already come.
2 Tā zǒu le ma? Tā àiren ne? Tā hái méi zǒu. Tā àiren yǐjīng zǒu le.
3 Tā dào le ma? Tā àiren ne? Tā hái méi dào. Tā àiren yǐjīng dào le.
4 Cáo Tóngzhì lái le ma? Sūn Tóngzhì ne? Cáo Tóngzhì hái méi lái. Sūn Tóngzhì yǐjīng lái le.
5 Zhāng Xiānsheng lái le ma? Tā dìdi ne? Zhāng Xiānsheng hái méi lái. Tā dìdi yǐjīng lái le.
6 Tā mǔqin dào le ma? Tā mèimei ne? Tā mǔqin hái méi dào. Tā mèimei yǐjīng dào le.
7 Wáng Nǚshì zǒu le ma? Zhāng Nǚshì ne? Wáng Nǚshì hái méi zǒu. Zhāng Nǚshì yǐjīng zǒu le.

H.Response Drill

Respond to each question with a completed-action answer or a yet-to-be-completed answer, depending on the cue.
1 Speaker: Tā zǒu le ma?cueHas he/she left? Tā àiren ne?cueAnd his/her spouse? You: Tā yǐjīng zǒu le.His/her spouse has already left. Tā àiren yě yǐjīng zǒu le.His/her spouse has already left too.
2 Tā lái le ma? míngtiān Tā àiren ne? míngtiān Tā hái méi lái. Tā àiren yě hái méi lái.
3 Tā dào le ma? zuótiān Tā àiren ne? míngtiān Tā yǐjīng dào le. Tā àiren hái méi dào.
4 Tā zǒu le ma? míngtiān Tā gēge ne? zuótiān Tā hái méi zǒu. Tā gēge yǐjīng zǒu le.
5 Zhào Tóngzhì dào le ma? zuótiān Wáng Táongzhì ne? míngtiān Zhào Tóngzhì yǐjǐng dào le. Wáng Tóngzhì yě yǐjīng dào le.
6 Tā fùmǔ zǒu le ma? míngtiān Tāmen háizi ne? zuótiān Tā fùmǔ hái méi zǒu. Tāmen háizi yǐjīng zǒu le.
7 Tā àiren lái le ma? Zuótiān Tāmen háizi ne? míngtiān Tā àiren yǐjīng lái le. Tāmen háizi hái méi lái.

I.Response Drill

1 Speaker: Tā shénme shíhou lái?cueWhen is he/she coming? You: Tā míngtiān lái.He/she is coming tomorrow.
2 Lǐ Xiānsheng shénme shíhou zǒu? jīntiān Tā jīntiān zǒu.
3 Hú Xiǎojiě shénme shíhou dào? hòutiān Tā hòutiān dào.
4 Huáng Tàitai shénme shíhou zǒu? míngtiān Tā míngtiān zǒu.
5 Zēng Xiānsheng shénme shíhou lái? hòutiān Tā hòutiān lái.
6 Wáng Xiǎojiě shénme shíhou dào? jīntiān Tā jīntiān dào.
7 Tā shénme shíhou zǒu? hòutiān Tā hòutiān zǒu.

J.Transformation Drill

For each item, ask “which day….”
1 Speaker: Tā lái.He/she is coming. You: Tā něitiān lái?Which day is he/she coming?
2 Wáng Xiānsheng zǒu. Wáng Xiānsheng něitiān zǒu?
3 Lǐ Tàitai dào. Lǐ Tàitai něitiān dào?
4 Hú Tàitai zǒu. Hú Tàitai něitiān zǒu?
5 Zhāng Xiānsheng dào. Zhāng Xiānsheng něitiān dào?
6 Huáng Tàitai lái. Huáng Tàitai něitiān lái?
7 Tā zǒu. Tā něitiān zǒu?

K.Transformation Drill

1 Speaker: Tā shénme shíhou lái?When is he/she coming? You: Tā shi shénme shíhou láide?When did he/she come?
2 Wáng Xiānsheng shénme shíhou dào? Wáng Xiānsheng shi shénme shíhou dàode?
3 Lǐ Tàitai shénme shíhou zǒu? Lǐ Tàitai shi shénme shíhou zǒude?
4 Hú Xiānsheng shénme shíhou lái? Hú Xiānsheng shi shénme shíhou láide?
5 Huáng Tàitai shénme shíhou dào? Huáng Tàitai shi shénme shíhou dàode?
6 Lín Tàitai shénme shíhou zǒu? Lín Tàitai shi shénme shíhou zǒude?
7 Tā shénme shíhou lái? Tā shi shénme shíhou láide?

L.Transformation Drill

Respond with a shi…de sentence when the cue makes it appropriate.
1 Speaker: Tā lái.cueHe/she is coming. OR Tā lái le.cueHe/she came. You: Tā míngtiān lái.He/she is coming tomorrow. Tā shi zuótiān láide.He/she came yesterday.
2 Wáng Tàitai zǒu. jīntiān Wáng Tàitai jīntiān zǒu.
3 Huáng Tàitai zǒu le. qiántiān Huáng Tàitai shi qiántiān zǒude.
4 Lǐ Xiānsheng lái. hòutiān Lǐ Xiānsheng hòutiān lái.
5 Lín Xiānsheng lái le. zuótiān Lín Xiānsheng shi zuótiān láide.
6 Mǎ Xiǎojiě dào le. qiántiān Mǎ Xiǎojiě shi qiántiān dàode.

M.Response Drill

Give affirmative responses to the questions.
1 Speaker: Tā shi zuótiān láide ma?Did he/she come yesterday? You: Shìde. Tā shi zuótiān láide.)Yes. He/she came yesterday.
2 “Wáng Xiānsheng shi jīntiān dàode ma?” “Shìde. Wáng Xiānsheng shi jīntiān dàode.”
3 Lǐ Tóngzhì shi qiántiān zǒude ma? Shìde. Lǐ Tóngzhì shi qiántiān zǒude.
4 Máo Fūren míngtiān lái ma? Shìde. Máo Fūren míngtiān lái.
5 Tāmen háizi hòutiān dào ma? Shìde. Tāmen háizi hòutiān dào.
6 Tā fùmǔ jīntiān zǒu ma? Shìde. Tā fùmǔ jīntiān zǒu.
7 Zhāng Nǚshì shi zuótiān láide ma? Shìde. Zhāng Nǚshì shi zuótiān láide.

N.Response Drill

Give negative responses to the shi…de questions.
1 Speaker: Tā shi zuótiān láide ma?Did he/she come yesterday? You: Bù. Tā bú shi zuótiān láide.No. He/she didn’t come yesterday.
2 Jiāng Xiānsheng shi jīntiān dàode ma? Bù. Jiāng Xiānsheng bú shi jīntiān dàode.
3 Zhāng Tóngzhì shi qiántiān zǒude ma? Bù. Zhāng Tóngzhì bú shi qiántiān zǒude.
4 Tāmen shi zuótiān láide ma? Bù. Tāmen bú shi zuótiān láide.
5 Tāmen shi qiántiān dàode ma? Bù. Tāmen bú shi qiántiān dàode.
6 Hé Tóngzhì shi jīntiān zǒude ma? Bù. Hé Tóngzhì bú shi jīntiān zǒude.
7 Tā àiren shi zuótiān láide ma? Bù. Tā àiren bú shi zuótiān láide.

O.Response Drill

According to the cues, give an affirmative or a negative response to each shi…de question.
1 Speaker: Tā shi zuótiān láide ma?cueDid he/she come yesterday? OR Tā shi zuótiān láide ma?cueDid he/she come yesterday? You: Shìde. Tā shi zuótiān láide.Yes. He/she came yesterday. Bù. Tā bú shi zuótiān láide.No. He/she didn’t come yesterday.
2 Wáng Tóngzhì shi qiántiān dàode ma? neg. Bù. Wáng Tóngzhì bú shi qiántiān dàode.
3 Tā gēge shi jīntiān láide ma? neg. Bù. Tā gēge bú shi jīntiān láide.
4 Lǐ Xiānsheng shi jīntiān zǒude ma? neg. Bù. Lǐ Xiānsheng bú shi jīntiān zǒude.
5 Zhào Fūren shi zuótiān dàode ma? aff. Shìde. Zhào Fūren shi zuótiān dàode.
6 Tāmen háizi shi qiántiān zǒude ma? neg. Bù. Tāmen háizi bú shi qiántiān zǒude.
7 Sūn Nǚshì shi zuótiān dàode ma? neg. Bù. Sūn Nǚshì bú shi zuótiān dàode.