This book consists of the test papers of an official Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK Basic-Intermediate), the analysis reports and related data released for the first time by the Center of Chinese Proficiency Test of Beijing Language and Culture University Press (BLCU). The set of test papers was used in the HSK test administered in China and Korea on December 11, 2005, taken by a total of 31,648 candidates. The statistics show that the test papers are of high quality. This book is intended to help HSK candidates, Chinese language teachers and other people who are concerned about HSK home and abroad to get a real understanding of this standardized Chinese Proficiency Test.
Both prospective HSK test takers and candidates who have taken the test will benefit from this book. The former may work on the test papers within the given time following the directions before taking the official test and then figure out the score for each part of the test according to the answer key and reference scale of scores provided. To get the total score of the test, candidates can take the test using accompanying CD-ROM of the book. The latter can find out their positions among over 30ĺ000 test takers and their strength and weakness in terms of their language skills if they happened to have taken the test in December, 2005, and get to know how to improve their linguistic competence.
Chinese language teachers and people working in the field of language testing can get the information and materials needed from the question items, analysis reports and various data to gain an understanding of the test contents, principles, methods and relevant technical standards of HSK.