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Intermediate Conversational

Intermediate Conversational

  • Strengthen your Chinese communications skills and expand your vocabulary
  • Engage in deeper, more meaningful conversations with your friends and colleagues 
  • Learn through authentic Chinese dialogue with detailed explanations
Lesson 01-10
Lesson 11-20
Lesson 21-30
Lesson 31-40
Lesson 41-50
  • Our host asks Chinese people "What's your name?"
  • Learn a special Chinese ways of talking about last name/family names
  • Hear answers like "Call me John will do."
  • Our host asks people on the street questions like "Do you speak English?"
  • Hear different answers to this question other than "Yes" or "No".
  • Learn how to make sentences like "I can speak some, but not so well."
  • Our host asks Chinese people "Where are you from?"
  • She also asks questions like "What do you think of Shenyang?"
  • Learn how to make sentence like "My impression of China is very good". 
  • Our host asks people "Besides Shenyang, what other cities have you been to?"
  • Learn how to make sentences like "Beside swimming, what other sports do you like?"
  • Learn some useful word pattern of "this" and "that"
  • Our host asks people "What's your favorite city in China?" and "Why?"
  • Hear how to answer the reason with different discriptions of places
  • Learn to make sentences like "The scenery there is really, really great."
  • Our host asks people "Have you ever eatern Western food?" and "Are you used to it?"
  • Review on how to use verb-not-verb structure and learn a different way
  • Learn to make sentences like "I wouldn't consider myself to be too used to it yet."
  • Our host asks people "Are you married?"
  • Learn how to answer related questions.
  • Learn to make sentences like "I am an only child."
  • Our host spends time with just one guest for a more extended conversation
  • Learn a bunch of great language points from their interaction
  • Learn to make sentences like "This name is easy to remember."
  • Our host continues with the interview with Mr. Money
  • Review the "shì...de" structure and the usages of "le"
  • Learn to make sentences like "I've been learning Chinese for two years."
  • Our hosts gets rejected by interviewees on the street
  • hear some rejection words and excuses from our guest
  • learn how to make sentences like "I am in a hurry."
  • Our host asks people "What's your favorite holiday?" and "Why?"
  • Learn special holidays in China
  • Make sentences like "It is suitable for going out and traveling."
  • Our host asks people where do they think they will be in five/ten years
  • learn different ways of saying "probably"
  • Make sentences like "Probably I'll be in Shanghai five years later."
  • Our host asks people what they usually do on weekends
  • learn different ways of saying "usually"
  • Make sentences like "I only have Sunday off. I still have to work on Saturday."
  • Our host asks people "Is the airport far from here?"
  • Learn useful patterns like A is far/close to B
  • Make sentences like how long it will take to do something
  • Our host continue to ask people how to get to the airport
  • Learn useful structures of descriptive phrases
  • Make sentences like "I estimate a little over 40 minutes."
  • Our host continue to ask people "Is there a subway nearby?"
  • Learn different ways of saying "approximately" or "about"
  • Make sentences like "Keep going straight ahead and you can't missit."
  • Our host asks a young guest "Why do you like ice-skating?"
  • Review "The shì(是)…de(的) structure"
  • Make sentences like "Not difficult at all."
  • Our host asks our guest "Did you come alone or with friends?"
  • Learn phrases like "as long as...then..."
  • Make sentences like "Ice-skating is fun, it's like dancing."
  • Our host asks our guest "About how long have you been ice-skating?"
  • Review the uses of the "de 得" structure and "le 了"
  • Make sentences like "You ice skate pretty well."
  • Our host asks our guest "Who taught you to ice-skate?"
  • Learn how to form questions like "Who said that?"
  • Make sentences like "Yangyang taught me Chinese."
  • Our host asks our guest "What would you do if you had a million?"
  • Learn different names of auto brands
  • Make sentences like "I will buy a house for my parent."
  • Our host asks our guest "How do you plan to celebrate Valentine's Day?"
  • Learn phrases like "to do something with somebody"
  • Make sentences like "I plan to watch a movie with friends."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of boys do you like?"
  • Learn how to describe a guy's appearance
  • Make sentences like "I like guys both tall and handsome."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of girls do you like?"
  • Learn how to describe a girl's appearance
  • Make sentences like "I like girls who are both tall and skinny."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of guy do you hope to find?"
  • Learn how to describe a guy's character and personality
  • Make sentences like "I want to find a person who is kind, and has a sympathetic heart."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of girl do you hope to find?"
  • Learn how to describe a girl's character and personality
  • Make sentences like "I would like to find someone who really lives her life, and who is also very independent."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of guys do you hate the most?"
  • Learn how to describe the type of guys we don't like
  • Make sentences like "The type who think so highly of themselves and like to play around."
  • Our host asks our guest "What kind of guys do you hate the most?"
  • Learn how to describe the type of guys we don't like
  • Make sentences like "The type who think so highly of themselves and like to play around."
  • Our host asks our guest "What do you do?"
  • Learn the names of different types of occupation
  • Make sentences like "I like to do things that are challenging."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What do you do?"
  • Learn more types of occupation
  • Make sentences like "I was placed into library work by my parents."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What are your plans for after you graduate?"
  • Learn phrases like to pursue advanced studies and study abroad
  • Make sentences like "First, I plan to marry my boyfriend, and then find a job."
  • Our host ask our guest "What's your favorite season?"
  • Learn extended clothing-related vocabulary
  • Make sentences like "Because I can wear skirts in the summer ."
  • Our host ask our guest "What's your favorite season?"
  • Learn extended vocabulary on color names
  • Make sentences like "Even though winter is super cold, when it snows, it’s super beautiful."
  • Our host ask our guest "What kind of weather do you hate the most?"
  • Learn different types of weather
  • Make sentences like "If it's a rainy day, I don't want to go anywhere."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What kind of weather do you hate the most?"
  • Learn phrases like "how heavy the fog is"
  • Make sentences like "I hate hot weather, and also, the sun will make me tanned."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What do you say when arriving late for a date?"
  • Learn how to politely excuse yourself for showing up late
  • Make sentences like "Extremely sorry, something came up that took some time."
  • Our host asks our guest "What do you think of your friend?"
  • Learn new ways to describe someone's character
  • Make sentences like "She's an emotional person."
  • Our host asks our guest "How do you celebrate your birthday?"
  • Learn phrases like do something for somebody
  • Make sentences like "Get a few friends together and go out to eat and sing karaoke."
  • Our host asks our guest "How was your vacation?"
  • Learn phrases like "originally wanted to"
  • Make sentences like "We wanted to, but there was not enough time."
  • Our host ask our guest "Would you choose to split the bill?"
  • Learn phrases like "not only ..., but ..."
  • Make sentences like "Sure, splitting the bill is okay and all, but it doesn’t really work for Chinese culture."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "Would you choose to split the bill?"
  • Learn phrases like "it depends"
  • Make sentences like "Splitting the bill have a negative impact on their friendship."
  • Our host asks our guest "What do you think America is like?"
  • Learn phrases like "compare to ____"
  • Make sentences like "Compared to China, (America) is very different, I don’t think I can say it all in just a few sentences."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What do you think America is like?"
  • Learn phrases like "the America that you understand"
  • Make sentences like "I think it should be free, open, equal, and also there’s Hollywood."
  • Our host ask our guest "What did you do for Mid-Autumn's festival"
  • Learn vocabularies like "reunion meal", "moon cake"
  • Make sentences like "I mainly only eat them for the holiday."
  • Our host continue to ask our guest "What did you do for Mid-Autumn's festival"
  • Learn vocabularies like "filling/stuffing"
  • Make sentences like "Mid-Autumn Festival is a holiday for getting the whole family together."
  • Our host ask our guest "What type of music do you like to listen to?"
  • Learn vocabularies like "pop music, classical music, melody, song lyrics"
  • Make sentences like "Because I think her songs not only have beautiful melodies, but also the lyrics are really well-written."
  • Our host  continue to ask our guest "What type of music do you like to listen to?"
  • Learn phrases like "for one thing ... for another thing"
  • Make sentences like "I think compared to other types of music, Rock and Roll is more real, more free."
  • Our host asks our guests, "If you got sick, would you go to see a Chinese medicine doctor or a Western medicine doctor?"
  • Learn phrases like "even though...but"
  • Make sentences like "Even though Chinese medicine is slow to take effect, the illness is cured thoroughly."
  • Our host  asks our guest If you were married, will you be willing to live with your spouse’s parents?"
  • Learn phrases like live together, it would be best if, personal privacy
  • Make sentences like "The living habits and mentality and stuff, are all different!"
  • Our host  continues to ask our guest If you were married, will you be willing to live with your spouse’s parents?"
  • Learn phrases like living habits, a little closer, understand each other
  • Make sentences like "I don’t think there’s anything bad about it. "