As promised, I am now publishing the materials for lesson 13. All the time I did study some words. Well, I could have been more effective. And I should have! But there’s no mercy when it comes to earning a living. How’s that? 🙂
Here is all that I use to master lesson 12 (apart from Skritter that I’ll never stop recommending, as long as you can afford a graphic tablet. Otherwise – don’t try it with your mouse. It just ended poorly for my right hand:/)
As soon as I get tired of learning new words I’ll try to write a line or two about the one child policy in China. It’s been criticized a lot in the last few years. So I am quite interested both in its history and origins, and in its possible future.
My word review (Chinese to pinyin and English) gave me 48 points out of 50.
The test sheet (English to pinyin and Chinese) was a little worse 40 out of 50 were entirely correct.
I’m getting excited because I’m getting closer and closer to my milestone – finishing book 1 of the New Practical Chinese Reader. What next? The big step! I am going to TALK!
I am very afraid. I suppose nobody would understand me. And as I intend to talk with people via Skype it won’t be any easier! Because those people are going to be English learners :)) I hope I’ll manage to find a person with quite good English to begin with. Otherwise it might get messy…
Of course I am going to continue with NPCR. I am already looking for volume 2 in the Warsaw bookshops. I hope I’ll find it soon.
To be honest, I can’t wait. It’s always sooo rewarding to go past your milestone and watch it disappear in the distance behind you. But, getticng back to reality, you can expect materials for lesson 12 tomorrow.
Hi there! Sorry for not writing for a while. I am in Krakow. Life is very interesting when you come to a new city. I practise every day on Skritter but I’ve had a little less time to prepare the printable sheet.
But here they are, with one change. The “vocabulary” sheets will not include sentences for a while. I can’t speak Chinese and it’s been too stressful. And I don’t want to copy the phrases form the book. If you’re using these resources, you do have the book, so you can always use the dialogues. I hope I’ll come back to the sentences when my Chinese get’s better (or when I get a private teacher) 🙂
After a short and unplanned holiday I’m back on my Chinese track. Right now I’m staying in Krakow, taking care of two beautiful and crazy cats. The place is wonderful, the cat’s drive ME crazy and I don’t have a printer. But I hope to find some printing shop tomorrow.
So now you can be ahead of me with practicing lesson 10.5 and reviewing all the vocabulary with the review sheets 🙂
Today I signed up at italki. It’s a great thing! People who learn languages can meet there – ask and answer questions, publish their texts in foreign languages and get them corrected by native speakers. There is “following” “messaging” and a chat (beta version). Everything is quite easy to grasp and there are hundreds of users so you get answers and corrections immediately. It’s great!
Sorry for the delay. The files were ready on my disk (and in my printer) but I didn’t manage to put them online (and to use them myself). My friends are getting married. They came to invite us and, well, I just couldn’t tell them – Yeah, it’s nice, you know, but I have to do my Chinese. Could you leave already? Huh, I wouldn’t even want to say such a thing. And I hope this won’t be taken for an excuse!
I started this morning (listening, listening, listening…) and I hope I’ll manage to do 2 parts toady.
I’ve completed the word review published in the previous post with a result of 58 correct answers out of 59. Not bad, huh?
But let’s not get all too optimistic! It’s always easier to read the Chinese sign and translate it into English than to put down the pinyin and Chinese next to an English word. I decided to try with this sheet (I called it the word test): NPCR 1.9 word test
My result was 37 correct answers out of 59. A bit worse, isn’t it 🙂
Today I am going to do some listening and later, in the evening, I hope my result will be better!
And now a bonus. It’s quite easy to learn 十 words a 天. But do you remember the words you mastered 三 天 ago? You can easily check it by this word list. Do you know how to pronounce them? Do you remember their meanings? Give it a try: NPCR 1.9 word review (changed) I am going to try it myself (tomorrow, as I am only starting with part 6 of lesson 9). I will let you know during the weekend 🙂