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Lesson 4-2 Study Guide
Would You Like to Play Ball?

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: 小高,好久不见,你好吗?
: 我很好。你怎么样?
: 我也不错。这个周末你想做什么?想不想去打球?
: 打球?我不喜欢打球。
  • Form complex affirmative-negative questions.
  • List common hobbies and favorite pastimes.
  • Compose sentences containing time, place and manner adverbials in correct sequence.
  • Create complex queries of invite using culturally appropriate replies of acceptance or rejection.
  • Form sentences explaining cause and effect using 因为…所以….
  • Compose descriptive phrases using detachable verb-object compounds.
  • Express the desire of lack of desire to perform some action.
  • Correctly write the characters introduced in this lesson.
  • Describe some traditional Chinese games.
  • Compare and contrast Chinese and Western customs of entertaining guests at a restaurant.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 12 characters introduced in lesson 4-2.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 4-2. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 xiǎng to want to; would like to; to think 
觉得 juéde to feel; to think 
有意思 yǒu yìsi interesting 
意思 yìsi meaning 
 zhǐ only 
睡觉 shuì jiào to sleep 
 shuì to sleep 
 jiào sleep 
算了 suàn le forget it; never mind 
 zhǎo to look for 
别人 biérén other people; another person 
别的 bié (de) other 
 xiǎo small; little 
好久 hǎo jiǔ a long time 
 hǎo very 
 jiǔ long (of time) 
不错 búcuò pretty good; not bad 
 cuò wrong