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New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Workbook) (Paperback)

New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Workbook) (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Liu Xun
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Reader, Chinese Textbook
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Note: In Simplified Chinese Characters
List Price: $12.95

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Book Description
Workbook to accompany the Revised edition of the popular PCR, with all new and interesting dialogues. The New PCR teaches the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking contemporary Mandarin Chinese, with additional material on Chinese culture and society. This is the first of a projected six-volume set, with textbook and teachers manual also available.

Product Details
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ Pr; Workbook edition (August 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 7561910428
  • Average Customer Review: based on 4 reviews.

Customer Reviews

Chinese methods, February 24, 2006
Reviewer: Bixente Alava "langasst" (Albuquerque, NM USA)

New Practical Chinese Reader is an excellent textbook for beginners in Chinese. The materials are presented in a simple though explicit way, helped visually, which makes it easier to understand and memorize the contents.


New practical chinese reader, January 17, 2006
Reviewer: Junghwa Kim "Jkim" (Westlafayette, IN USA)

I am a person who order the new practical chineses reader workbook, but I ordered wrong one. I should order "New Practical Chineses Reader Textbook" instead of "workbook."
The reason I ordered this book from you is you are living in indiana.
If you live around lafayette or west lafayette. please call me my number(765-714-3310) and leave a message if I dont pick up the phone. I will pay rest of money for the textbook. If I can pick it up I will do that. Thank you.


Great Addition to the Textbook, January 5, 2006
Reviewer: Sarah "bookworm" (Houston, TX)

The Workbook is an excellent addition to the Chinese Reader Textbook; it helps you memorize words and practice pronunciation as well as develop basic writing skills. No question, you are not going to write like a native Chinese just by using the Workbook but it will certainly put you on the road to a better understanding of the characters and how they are combined to form complex words.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Think twice before buying workbooks, December 26, 2005

Reviewer: Dennis M. Southwood

I recently purchased textbook 1, textbook 1 audio CDs, and workbook 1 for this series. Although the quality of the textbook lessons seems excellent, and the audio CDs for the textbook are very clear, I wish I had not purchased the workbook.

The workbook has various exercises such as matching the pinyin to the sound, matching the characters to the pinyin, writing the characters, completing sentences, and such like. The first puzzlement came when I listened to the audio CDs I bought with the textbook; there is nothing on them that resembles the "match the pinyin to the sound" exercises. The second puzzlement came when I tried to find the answer key in the workbook. After more research on Amazon and elsewhere, I was able to piece together what you would need to make a complete set just for book one:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1, $19.95
New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1 Audio CDs, $29.95
New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1, $12.95
New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 Audio CDs, $16.95
New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 Instructor's Manual, $14.95 (Amazon has it, but it's hard to find)
New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 Instructor's Manual Audio Tape, $9.95 (Amazon doesn't have this; I found it at www.chinabooks.com)

I have nothing negative to say about the quality of the lessons, but I wish I had known how many things I needed to buy to make the workbook usable.

It would be good if Amazon would disclose this somewhere in its editorial descriptions of the books.


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