Titel: 太阳的远近 How Far Away Is the Sun? and Other Essays - Readings in Chinese Culture Series Vol. 2 (both Simplified and Traditional Characters) - 太阳的远近 How Far Away Is the Sun? and Other Essays - Readings in Chinese Culture Series Vol. 2 (繁体字简体字对照)
Author / Editor: Weijia Huang 黄伟嘉, Qun Ao 敖群
ISBN: 978-0-88727-535-7, 9780887275357
Series: Readings in Chinese Culture Series
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2007
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.8 cm
"How far away is the sun?" is a philosophical conundrum most Chinese children can readily explain. With this reader, non-native learners of Chinese will understand this Confucian query as well as other challenging cultural questions, while solidifying their Chinese language skills.
How Far Away Is the Sun? satisfies the need for fun and interesting supplementary reading material for Chinese language learners. The second in a five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in their first semester of second-year Chinese, or at the "Intermediate Mid" level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
•Each essay of approximately 500 characters is presented in both simplified and traditional characters, on facing pages.
•Essay topics cover a range of cultural issues, from the perils of Internet dating, to appreciating traditional Chinese painting, to social effects of the one-child policy.
•A vocabulary list, related words and expressions, and an optional exercise section accompany each lesson.
•For students who prefer to read pinyin along with Chinese characters, an appendix including each essay with pinyin is included.
Used as a supplement to any intermediate Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, How Far Away Is The Sun? will reinforce students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and will strengthen students' understanding of Chinese culture. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this as a valuable resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
About the Readings in Chinese Culture Series
How Far Away Is the Sun? is the second in a five-volume series of supplemental reading material that corresponds to five different levels of Chinese proficiency from beginning through advanced. Volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 are forthcoming
About the Series
Used as a supplement to any Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, books from the Readings in Chinese Culture Series will reinforce students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and will strengthen students' understanding of Chinese culture. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this as a valuable resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
对於任何中文课程，Readings in Chinese Culture Series 都是最佳的课外补充，亦是中文自学者的优良阅读素材，能增进学生掌握中文字汇的能力、辅助强化文法的概念，并深入了解中国文化。AP 和其他语言能力测验之纲要逐渐强调文化的重要性，这套辅助教材系列，紧密结合了语言学习、古代及当代之文化发展，广泛拓展了教师的教学资源。
Table of Contents
How Far Away is the Sun? and other Essays
英文编写说明 / 英文編寫說明
中文编写说明 / 中文編寫說明
词类简称表 / 詞類簡稱表
Abbreviations of Parts of Speech
1. 小霞的网恋 / 小霞的網戀
Xiǎo Xiá’s Internet Romance
2. 小丽想跟谁结婚？ / 小麗想跟誰結婚？
Whom Should Xiǎo Lì Marry?
3. 不听话的太阳 / 不聽話的太陽
The Naughty Sun
4. 月宫里的嫦娥 / 月宮裡的嫦娥
The Moon Palace’s Cháng’é
5. 喜欢吃中国菜 / 喜歡吃中國菜
Enjoying Chinese Food
6. 中国画儿里有意思 / 中國畫兒裡有意思
Chinese Paintings and Their Meanings
7. 太阳的远近 / 太陽的遠近
How Far Away is the Sun?
8. 自以为聪明的人 / 自以為聰明的人
People Who Think They’re Smart
9. 有礼貌地称呼人 / 有禮貌地稱呼人
Addressing People Politely
10. 独生子女长大了 / 獨生子女長大了
China’s Only Children Grow Up
附录一 拼音课文 / 拼音課文
Appendix 1 Texts with Pinyin
附录二 练习答案 / 練習答案
Appendix 2 Answer Key
生词索引 / 生詞索引
Vocabulary Index (Alphabetical by Pinyin)
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