Reader specific: designed for international travellers and sightseers of elementary Chinese level
Practical: 25 common situational scenes, 21 appendices for useful information
Small size: easy to carry and convenient for reference
Professional: published by the world largest press for teaching Chinese as a foreign language
„Chinese for Tourism“ is a handbook to provide practical and necessary Chinese language assistance for those who come to China for sightseeing or for short-term work.
This book is designed for those who have some Chinese learning experience, as it will help them to improve their spoken Chinese and expand their daily vocabulary and expressions. It can be regarded as a textbook for intensive spoken Chinese training or as a reference handbook for international tourists travelling in China.
This book strives to highlight the following features:
1. Practicability in content. The lessons in this book include dialogues of everyday spoken Chinese, and cover topics related to daily life, travel and culture. This book will satisfy the practical needs of student’s Chinese study and help them to express themselves in particular situations.
2. Each lesson in this book is simple and functional. The chosen sentences and expressions are easy to understand and are easily reproducible. This book integrates essential linguistic knowledge with dialogues, making the lessons easier for students to learn.
3. This book balances learning and practicing Chinese, and unites useful spoken dialogues and a reference handbook into one. The text is enriched by appendixes, which include relevant words and phrases that users may find helpful.
4. All of the Chinese text is matched with Pinyin and English to help the student’s comprehension, especially those who are studying on their own without the assistance of a teacher.
There are 25 topics in this book, covering both everyday and travel situations. Each topic consists of five key sentences and two to three dialogues. There are 21 appendixes containing useful words and phrases related to each topic. This book is accompanied with a MP3 containing audio recording of all of the vocabulary and dialogues using standard Chinese pronunciation.
Topic 1: Meeting – Welcome to visit China.
Topic 2: Introduction – This is my business card.
Topic 3: Nationality – What nationality are you?
Topic 4: Asking about a place – Where is the washroom, please?
Topic 5: Asking the way – How can I get to the stadium?
Topic 6: Travelling 1 – Take a taxi or bus?
Topic 7: Dining – What do you want to eat?
Topic 8: Make a phone call – What’s your telephone number?
Topic 9: Expressions of date – When are you leaving for Yunnan?
Topic 10: Expressions of time – When shall we meet?
Topic 11: Shopping 1 – I want to buy a T-shirt.
Topic 12: At the bank – I want to exchange 1000 US dollars.
Topic 13: Weather – The weather today is very suitable for travel.
Topic 14: At a hotel – I’d like to book a room in advance.
Topic 15: Seeing a doctor – What’s wrong with you?
Topic 16: Plan – I plan to visit Xinjiang.
Topic 17: City touring – There are many historical relics in Beijing.
Topic 18: Sightseeing
Topic 19: Taking pictures – Would you please take a picture for us?
Topic 20: At the post office – I’d like to send an EMS.
Topic 21: Ticket booking – I want an airline ticket.
Topic 22: Travelling 2 – Taking an airplane
Topic 23: Shopping 2
Topic 24: At a banquet – Let’s drink to our friendship.
Topic 25: Farewell – I wish you a pleasant journey.
Index of appendices:
1. Traffic in Beijing
2. Food, Meat Dish, Vegetable, Beverage, Tea and Fruit
3. Menu of Chinese Dishes
4. Traditional Chinese Snacks
5. Restaurants in Beijing
6. Useful Phone Numbers in Beijing
7. Months & Weeks
9. Shopping Centres in Beijing
10. Some Foreign Currencies
13. Some Hotels in Beijing
14. Hospitals and Clinics
15. Major Spots for Sightseeing
16. Some International Travel Services
17. Theatres and Museums in Beijing
18. Airline Companies
19. Markets for Craft Works
20. Wine and Liquor
21. Some of China’s World Cultural Heritage Sights
Order No.: 41.0223