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Lesson 8-1 Study Guide
A Typical School Day

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  • Describe the routine of a student's life on campus.
  • Write a simple diary entry.
  • Write a brief letter using the proper format.
  • Express your modesty in terms of your foreign language ability.
  • Invite friends to go on an outing.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 23 characters introduced in lesson 8-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 8-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 piān (measure word for essays, articles, etc.) 
日记 rìjì diary 
 lèi tired 
起床 qǐ chuáng to get up (from bed) 
 chuáng bed 
洗澡 xǐ zǎo to take a bath; to take a shower 
早饭 zǎofàn breakfast 
一边 yìbiān simultaneously; at the same time 
教室 jiàoshì classroom 
发音 fāyīn pronunciation 
 xīn new 
电脑 diànnǎo computer 
 nǎo brain 
中午 zhōngwǔ noon 
餐厅 cāntīng dining room; cafeteria 
午饭 wǔfàn lunch; midday meal 
上网 shàng wǎng to go online; to surf the Internet 
宿舍 sùshè dormitory 
那儿 nàr there 
正在 zhèngzài in the middle of (doing something) 
以前 yǐqián before 
知道 zhīdao to know 
告诉 gàosu to tell 
已经 yǐjīng already