The Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Workbook contains exercises to
accompany the material introduced in the Level 1 Part 2 Textbook and audio
CDs. This acclaimed, best-selling series is successful because it
"integrates" all four language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and
writing. Integrated Chinese helps you understand how the Chinese language
works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life—how to understand
it on the street, speak it on the telephone, read it in the newspaper, or
write it in a report. The materials within Integrated Chinese’s set of
textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, and audio CDs are divided into
sections of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Two types of exercises
are used: traditional exercises (fill-in-the-blank, sentence completion,
translation) to help learners build a solid grammatical foundation, and
communication-oriented exercises (speaking drills, discussion topics, etc.)
to prepare them to function in a Chinese language environment. Frequently,
authentic materials written for native Chinese speakers and realia
(newspaper clippings, signs, tickets, etc.) are used. Notes on language use
and Chinese culture are found throughout the textbooks. Textbooks and
workbooks are available in simplified or traditional characters.
- Publisher: Cheng & Tsui; Workbook edition (January 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 0887272711
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.0 ounces.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 3 reviews.
A Great Text Book, March 9, 2006
As it's name indicated this set is "integrated". It is well structured,
provids constant reviewing. In addition, because it's a college text book,
there are many resources you can use to help you study.
The contents are every day Chinese that you can apply in your daily life.
Some students of mine using this book can write Chinese notes after
learning just a few lessons.
Don't buy it!!, January 13, 2006
The workbook is very boring and not useful at all. I would hihgly
recommend the new integrated multimedia course that just came out, called
Chinese Odyssey. My sister, roommate, and I have all been using it -- and
it's a wonderful integrated approach to Chinese learning that makes
language learning both fun and informative! Try the Chinese Odyssey!
You'll love it!
|6 of 6 people found the following review
Excellent Supplemental Material for IC Users., November 15, 2003
On Integrated Chinese in General:
Integrated Chinese is one of two programs commonly used in U.S.
University and College Chinese programs, and is, in my opinion, the best
program for English speakers to learn Chinese that I've ever seen. [The
other program, the Practical Chinese Reader series, is also reasonably
good, but doesn't introduce the key grammar, writing and pronounciation
rules from the beginning, doesn't focus as heavily on radicals early on as
it should, and the sequence of lessons isn't as useful.]
Unlike so many other programs, IC doesn't just focus on speaking the
language, but incorporates all areas that make learning a language
complete (listening, speaking, reading and writing). But, what makes this
program excellent isn't merely the integrated approach, but its sequence
and methodology that lay a solid foundation to build upon, making learning
the language much easier and faster.
On this workbook in particular:
This workbook is a very useful companion to the Integrated Chinese text
book, giving you additional hands on, practical experience in listening to
and speaking the Chinese language. NOTE: It primarily focuses on listening
comprehension and reading exercises, which requires the workbook audio
(cassette or CD). Reading comprehension, writing and grammar are covered
to a lesser extent.