Assignments

Lesson 16 Assignments
1. Speaking:

Record the following:

帕蘭卡問媽媽:“你用不用車?”媽媽說:“不用。你去哪兒?”帕蘭卡告訴媽媽,王老師給他們兩張京劇票,她和古波晚上去看京劇。

晚上,他們從帕蘭卡那兒去劇場。帕蘭卡穿一件新襯衫和一條新裙子,襯衫是白的,裙子是綠的。古波穿一件黑上衣,他的上衣也是新的。

這個劇場很大。帕蘭卡問古波:”我們的座位在哪兒?“古波說:“那兩個座位是我們的。你看,王老師在那兒。那兒還有兩個中國留學生。”

The recording function is currently not available. Make sure you are familiar with the vocabulary and skills covered by in this activity. In lieu of submitting an audio recording you will be required to present all, or portions of this assignment in class.

(0 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 14th
2. Writing:
Use the calligraphy practice sheet 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 16.
(20 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 7th
3. Exercises:
  1. Homework 16-1: Complete homework handout home16-1.pdf OR home16-1s.pdf
    (20 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 7th
  2. Homework 16-2: Complete homework handout home16-2.pdf OR home16-2s.pdf
    (20 pts) due: Monday, Sep 12th
  3. Homework 16-3: Complete homework handout home16-3.pdf OR home16-3s.pdf
    (20 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 14th
  4. Stroke Order Activity: In a small group write the correct stroke sequence and direction for several of the new characters introduced in this lesson. When your group is finished share your findings with your classmates in other groups. (in class)
    (10 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 7th
4. Cultural Questions
The following questions relate to the cultural section of this lesson. Generally you will be able to find the answers by reading your textbook. You can write the answers on the back of your calligraphy, or other homework sheet.
  1. What are the characteristics of Beijing Opera 京劇?
  2. How long have Chinese people been enjoying this pastime?
  3. Check out this modern rendition of the classic opera 霸王別姬 [Bàwáng Bié Jī] Farewell My Concubine.
(2 pts) due: Wednesday, Sep 14th
5. Classroom Activities:
  1. Frog 青蛙 [qīngwā] Counting Game - Everyone stands up and one-by-one say a line from the counting game:
    一個青蛙 [qīngwā: frog]
    一張嘴 [zuǐ: mouth],
    兩個眼睛 [yǎnjīng]
    四條腿 [tuǐ],
    All together 撲通撲通 [pūtōng pūtōng: sound of splashing] 跳 [tiào: jump] 下水 [shuǐ: water]。

    兩個青蛙
    兩張嘴,
    四個眼睛
    八條腿,
    All together 撲通撲通 [pūtōng pūtōng: sound of splashing] 跳 [tiào: jump] 下水 [shuǐ: water]。

    三個青蛙
    三張嘴,
    六個眼睛
    十二條腿,
    All together 撲通撲通 [pūtōng pūtōng: sound of splashing] 跳 [tiào: jump] 下水 [shuǐ: water]。

    四個青蛙...

    Once someone makes a mistake they sit down. The last person standing is the winner.
    This game is used as a drinking game.
    date: Wednesday, Sep 7th
  2. Using Demonstrative + Measure Word - Make a sentence using a demonstrative (這 那 or 哪) and a measure word. For example: 哪張地圖是中國地圖? or 這本漢語書是我的,那本是他的。
    date: Wednesday, Sep 7th
  3. 看京劇 - Watch a portion of an opera. What is different from other stage presentations you may have seen?
    date: Wednesday, Sep 7th
  4. Asking Categorical Questions - Ask and answer at least one categorical question. For example:

    Q: 你的襯衫是綠的嗎?
    A: 我的襯衫不是綠的,是白的。

    Q: 你的裙子是不是新的?
    A: 我的裙子不是新的,是舊的。

    date: Monday, Sep 12th
  5. What are you wearing? - Ask and answer at least one clothing related question. For example:

    Q: 你穿什麼?
    A: 我穿一件綠襯衫和一條新褲子。

    Q: 你穿什麼?
    A: 我穿一件白襯衫和一條藍裙子。

    date: Wednesday, Sep 14th
  6. Mid-Autumn Festival - Share something about Mid-Autumn Festival with the class.
    date: Monday, Sep 19th
6. Tests and Quizzes:
  1. Small Group Dialogue - Partner up with one or two of your classmates and create a short dialogue using vocabulary from Chinese 101. You can use dialogues from your textbook as a guide. Get up to ten extra-credit test points.
    date: Wednesday, Sep 7th
  2. Test (L16) -
    date: Wednesday, Sep 14th