This set of two 60-minute audio cassettes for A New Text for Modern China (an updated and revised version of A Chinese Text for a Changing China) contains essays and vocabulary lists recorded by native speakers of Chinese. In this third-year course for college and adult learners of Chinese as a second language, elements of a language instruction book and an up-to-date cultural reader are combined into an innovative whole. Each of the five units in the textbook begins with an original essay on topics relevant to everyday life and contemporary issues in China. Each essay is accompanied by three related newspaper or magazine articles from Chinese publications. The reading material is followed by lists of new vocabulary, stock phrases, grammatical explanations and exercises to reinforce language learning. Material is in traditional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar explanations are in English.
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