CHIN101-05 FALL 2014
Assignments Practical Chinese Reader - 實用漢語
PCR Lesson 6 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 6 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 6.
1. If the answer is "Tā shì wǒmen de lǎoshī." what is the question?

2. If the answer is "Tā shì Zhōngguó ren." what is the question?

3. If the answer is "那是我爸爸的車。" what is the question?

4. The characters 是 [shì] and 師 [shī] have the same pronunciation, but different tones. Which of the following English word sounds most like that pronunciation?

5. Hànyǔ and Zhōngguó rén both translate into English as Chinese. What's the difference between the two?

(5 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 17th
2. Speaking:

Read the following:

rén shéi nà nă guó hàn yŭ shī zhōng
Nà shì wŏmen Hànyŭ lăoshī.
Tā shì Zhōngguó rén.
Nà shì shéi?
Nà shì wŏ péngyou.
Tā shì Hànyŭ lăoshī ma?
Tā bù shì Hànyŭ lăoshī.
Tā shì wŏ de hăo péngyou.
Tā shì nă guó rén?
Tā shì Zhōngguó rén.
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(0 pts) due: Monday, Sep 22nd
3. Writing:
Use the calligraphy practice sheet (OR use the smaller font version) to practice writing the characters introduced in this lesson. Fill-in the empty columns with characters of your choosing.
As an alternative you may write one complete Chinese sentence in pinyin or characters for each character introduced in lesson 6.
(10 pts) due: Monday, Sep 22nd
4. Exercises:
  1. Print out the writing practice sheet and follow the instructions on the sheet (text only version), (answers)
    (10 pts) due: Monday, Sep 22nd
  2. Complete the L4-6 Grammar Review using 誰 or 哪 to ask questions. (answers)
    (5 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 24th
5. Classroom Activities:
  1. Asking 這/那是你的noun嗎? - Students ask at least three classmates questions using the format
    date: Wednesday, Sep 17th
  2. Asking Nationality - Students ask at least three of their classmates their nationality using the format:
    Q: 你是哪國人?
    A: 我是美(Mĕi)國人。/我是中(Zhōng)國人。
    date: Wednesday, Sep 17th
  3. Asking and Answering 誰 Questions - Hold a simple conversation with and get the Chinese names of at least three of your classmates.
    • Use 你是誰? for now to ask a name.
    • Use "zĕnme pīn" to get the pinyin spelling of a name.
    date: Monday, Sep 22nd
  4. Group Sentence Building Activity - See if your group can use all of the character vocabulary cards making Chinese sentences.
    date: Monday, Sep 22nd
  5. Group Dialog - Work together with a small group of your classmates to create a dialog using the vocabulary from lessons 1-6. Your dialog should have at least 10 sentences.
    date: Monday, Sep 22nd
6. Extra-Credit:
Print out the supplementary exercises for lesson 6 and follow the instructions on the sheet (plain text). You can receive up to 10 extra homework points. (answers)
due: Wednesday, Sep 24th