CHIN101-05 FALL 2014
assignments
Assignments Practical Chinese Reader - 實用漢語
 
PCR Lesson 1 Assignments
 
1. Vocabulary & Grammar Survey:
After reading and reflecting on the information introduced in your textbook and in the Study Guide section for this lesson, answer the following questions:
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I have reviewed the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 1 using one or more of the following strategies:
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Answer the following questions based on your reading and review of your textbook and the Study Guide section for lesson 1.
1. How many tones in Mandarin?




2. Which tone starts mid pitch and rises to a high pitch (´)?




3. Which tone is high and level (¯)?




4. Romanization, or latinization in linguistics is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Latin alphabet. What is the romanized form of Mandarin Chinese that your textbook uses called?




5. A stative verb is a part of speech that describes a state of being; like an adjective and a verb all rolled into one, so sometimes is referred to as an adjectival predicate.
   
(5 pts) due: Monday, Aug 25th
2. Speaking:

Read the following:

be pe ge he ji ne a o i u ao an
nĭ pà gŭ lán bō kă hăo

nĭ hăo
Gŭbō
Pàlánkă

lǎoshī
xuésheng
kèběn
shū
běnzi
zuòyè
jiàoshì
zhuōzi
yǐzi

zhǐ
xiàngpí cá
Qǐngwèn
Qǐng zài shuō yìbiān
Qǐng gēn wǒ shuō
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(in class) (0 pts) due: Wednesday, Aug 27th
3. Writing:
Use the calligraphy practice sheet to practice writing the characters introduced in this lesson. Fill-in the empty columns with characters of your choosing.
As an alternative you may write one complete Chinese sentence in pinyin or characters for each character introduced in lesson 1.
(in class) (5 pts) due: Monday, Aug 25th
4. Cultural Questions:
The following questions relate to the cultural section of this lesson. Generally you will be able to find the answers by reading your textbook.
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1. What is the largest nationality in China?




2. The "common speech" is a term used in China for Mandarin, or the modern dialect used in Northern China, in and around Beijing.
   
(2 pts) due: Wednesday, Aug 27th
5. Classroom Activities:
  1. Greeting - Use 你好 to greet your classmates and teacher.
    date: Monday, Aug 25th
  2. Classroom Vocabulary - Practice saying the vocabulary from the list of classroom vocabulary during class.
    date: Monday, Aug 25th
  3. Using Classroom Vocabulary - Answer/ask questions from the list of classroom vocabulary like, "Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?", and "Book Hànyǔ zěnme shuō?".
    date: Wednesday, Aug 27th