Simplified Form - Novice
Signs: Road Signs
This text provides some signs seen on the road to and from Beijing Airport in China.
This text introduces the learner to common warnings that they will encounter on signs and other written notices.
Songs: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
This is the Chinese version of the American children's song "Old McDonald Had a Farm".
Songs: Song Lyrics Dedicated to a Friend
These are the lyrics to a children’s song dedicated to a friend. The audio recording has someone singing the song.
Sports and Recreation: NBA Draft Results
This report on draft picks for the NBA includes some useful sports-related terminology.
Talking About Time
This dialogue includes time expressions in Chinese, such as time on a clock, days of the week, and months. It also introduces selected Chinese cultural facts related to birthdays.
Travel: One-Day Trip Plan
This is a flyer for a one-day excursion tour.
Travel: Tourist Sites in Beijing
This text introduces names of popular tourist sites in Beijing.
Zodiac: Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
This provides a list of the Chinese zodiac signs and their corresponding birth years.
Zodiac: Western Zodiac
The text presents the Chinese names of the 12 signs of the Western zodiac as they would appear in a Chinese newspaper.