CHIN101-05 FALL 2014
Assignments Practical Chinese Reader - 實用漢語
PCR Lesson 12 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 12 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 12.
1. 哥哥的朋友常

2. 外語學院的學生

3. 他們都

4. 我們都是

5. The character 看 literally means 'look', but can also be used for 'read', 'watch', or 'visit'.
6. Which is the best translation for "我們常用英漢詞典"?

(5 pts) due: Wednesday, Oct 22nd
2. Writing:
Use the calligraphy practice sheet to practice writing the characters introduced in this lesson. Take your time. Write carefully. Use the blank columns on the second page to practice characters you have difficulty writing.
As an alternative you may write one complete Chinese sentence in pinyin or characters for each character introduced in lesson 12.
(10 pts) due: Monday, Oct 27th
3. Exercises:
  1. Complete the homework practice sheet (plain text), and (answers)
    (10 pts) due: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  2. Print out the review exercise lessons 1 to 12 and familiarize yourself with the grammar and vocabulary on the sheet (plain text).
    (2 pts) due: Monday, Nov 3rd
4. Classroom Activities:
  1. 靜夜思 [Jìng Yè Sī] Poem - Introduction to Tang dynasty poetry and Li Bai, one of the most well-known Chinese poets
    date: Wednesday, Oct 22nd
  2. 再問電話號(diànhuà hào) - Ask three classmates their telephone number.
    date: Wednesday, Oct 22nd
  3. A Day at the Improv - Students in small groups improv situations given by the instructor. Sample situations are:
    • Going to a friend's home to visit.
    • Meeting a classmate for the first time.
    • Going to a teacher's office hours.
    • Looking for a friend in the dorms.
    • Borrowing and item.
    date: Monday, Oct 27th
  4. 你認識Gǔbō和Pàlánkǎ嗎? - Answer/Ask several questions about the students in our textbook Gǔbō and Pàlánkǎ.
    date: Monday, Oct 27th
  5. L1-12 Review -

    Each student will use the clues to answer one of the items in the Crossword Puzzle. Then share your answer with at least two of your classmates.

    You may want to use: 你的是多少號? 你的四號是什麼?

    date: Monday, Oct 27th
  6. Dialog Questions - Get together with two or three of your classmates make five questions related to the lesson 12 dialog section. For example the dialog reads, "Pàlánkǎ是Gǔbō的女朋友。" You group can use the question, "Gǔbō的女朋友是誰?"
    date: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  7. Answering 認識 Questions - Answer 認識 question in the following format: 你認識不認識name? or 你認識name嗎?
    date: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  8. Impromptu Conversation - With a group of two or three of your classmates assemble a short dialog covering one of the following situations:
    • Borrow and return an item
    • Asking about a third person
    • Welcoming guests into your home
    • Introducing a friend
    • First meeting
    date: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  9. Memrise Practice - Review vocabulary from the last few lessons using the online vocabulary building tools at
    date: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  10. Situational Dialog - Conduct a dialog with a partner based on the situation provided by your instructor. Each participant will have a sheet explaining their particular situation, and a task to accomplish.
    date: Monday, Nov 3rd
  11. Vocabulary Review - Group characters learned thus far by similar tone, sound or radical.
    date: Monday, Nov 3rd
5. Extra-Credit:
  1. You can try the Crossword Review for Lessons 1-12 for extra-credit if you like. (20 pts) (answers)
    due: Wednesday, Oct 29th
  2. Get 5 points extra credit by participating in an impromptu dialog in class.
    due: Monday, Nov 3rd
  3. Get the telephone number of one of your classmates "你的diànhuà號是多少?" Give them a call after class sometime and ask them three questions about the dialog for lesson 12. Turn in a sheet of paper with your classmates name along with the questions you asked them for 20 pts homework extra credit.
    due: Monday, Nov 3rd
  4. Using the grammar and vocabulary review sheet as a guide write 10 sentences using as many of the vocabulary words as you can. You should include at least one sentence for each grammatical structure. Extra-credit 10 pts
    due: Monday, Nov 3rd