Traditional Form - Intermediate
Emails, Blogs, and Diaries: Where I Would Live
Personal statements made online about what would constitute the ideal place to live.
Emails, Blogs, and Diaries: Whom I Would Love
Chinese teens, like teens everywhere, are beginning to think of romance and love, and write about what their ideal mates might be like.
Family: Extended Family: Grandfather's Birthday Party
The source text shows a family coming together for a birthday party and how each relative takes a role in making the party a success.
Family: Extended Family: One-Month-Old Baby Celebration
The text depicts one of the first celebrations that a newborn child traditionally receives in Chinese culture: a party to celebrate being one month old. A genealogical tree is also included to help the learner study words for various members on the mother's side of the family.
Film and Film Stars: Actress Gong Li
This text is a short biographic sketch on the Chinese film star Gong Li.
Film and Film Stars: Becoming Jackie Chan
This text is a short biographical sketch on the international film star Jackie Chan.
Film and Film Stars: Director Chen Kaige
This text introduces Chinese film director Chen Kaige and his films.
Film and Film Stars: Director Zhang Yimou
This text is a short biographical sketch of the famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou.
Film and Film Stars: Jet Li, Action Hero
This lesson provides a short biographical sketch on the action film hero and martial artist Jet Li.
Film and Film Stars: Michelle Yeoh, James Bond Girl and Action Hero
This text is a short biographical sketch on the Chinese film star Michelle Yeoh.