This book consists of 15 short stories written in Simplified Chinese and pinyin. The purpose of this book is to provide readers with reading materials to practice their reading skills as well as an introduction to more extended sentence structure and longer articles.
This book has all the vocabularies in HSK 1. If you finish the book, you would have practiced your reading skill on all the vocabularies in HSK 1.
I have tried to restrict the vocabularies used in this book to HSK 1 as far as possible. Where it is not possible, I have introduced limited new words in the story. If you have learned all the HSK 1 Vocabulary and completed the Standard Course Book for HSK 1 by Jiang Liping, you would be able to read about 90% of this book without learning new words.
The structure of this book is as follows:
•Story – this section is the story in Simplified Chinese without pinyin and the English translation. To test level of reading skills, you should attempt to read this section first before going to the next.
•Statistics – this will provide the reader with an analysis of the words used in the story and the level of difficulty. It will set out new words along with pinyin and explanation. The new words set out here are not cumulative. New words are set out here as long as the words used are not in the Extended HSK 1 Vocabulary.
•Pinyin and Translation – this will be the section for Pinyin and English translation.
•Appendix – for the benefit of those who need assistance on the HSK 1 and Extended HSK 1 vocabularies, I have included them in this section for your reference.
For the e-book version, I have also enabled text to speech function for this book.
You may also download the free audio files with the link and password provided on the last page of the book.
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