Developing Skills in Chinese

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This book is to help learners who have already learned the Chinese language for at least half a year. Before you use this book, you've got to know some basic words and expressions of Chinese. Of course, you must also know English.
To help you develop your Chinese writing, reading and speaking skills, short passages and some audio will be necessary. This book provides proper passages chosen from Chinese magazines, newspapers and brochures to help you to improve your reading comprehension and writing ability.

How does this book help me?[edit]


Without any notes on the texts, the articles may not be available for you to understand. What this book does is making some notes on the text and to tell you how to use the word which is annotated.

Get started with the first article[edit]

Passage One:This is a humorous story between a husband and his wife.

经典笑话:妻子的埋怨

一对结婚四十年的老夫妻在谈话。

妻子埋怨说:“你没有以前对我好了,以前你总是紧挨着我坐。”

丈夫答:“这好办。”随即便移坐到她的身旁。

“可过去你总是紧搂着我。”

“这样好吗?”他搂住了妻子的脖子。

“你还记得以前怎样吻我的脖颈,咬我的耳朵吗?”

他忙跳起身,走出房门。

妻子忙问:“你去哪儿?”

丈夫答:“我得去取我的假牙。”