Here we will learn to understand questions and answers about one’s background information. Typically, the questions will revolve around a person’s original place of residence, work background, family, study and the like.
Upon successful completion of the module, you should be able to:
- Pronounce correctly any word from the lessons, properly distinguishing sounds and tones, using the proper stress and neutral tones, and making the necessary tone changes.
- Pronounce correctly any sentence from the lessons, with proper pauses and intonation, that is, without obscuring the tones with English intonation.
- Use polite formulas in asking and answering questions about identity (name), health, age, and other basic information.
- Reply to questions with the Chinese equivalents of “yes” and “no.”
- Ask and answer questions about families, including who the members are, how old they are, and where they are.
- Ask and answer questions about a stay in China, including the date of arrival, location-purpose-duration of stay, previous visits, traveling companions, and date of departure.
- Ask and answer questions about work or study—identification of occupation, the location, and the duration.
- Give the English equivalent for any Chinese sentence in the lessons.
- Be able to say any Chinese sentence in the lessons when cued with its English equivalent.
- Take part in a short Chinese conversation, using expressions included in the lessons.