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Transitions: Developing Chinese Fluency: Intermediate Chinese 1st Edition

Phyllis Zhang

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Phyllis Zhang, George Washington University

Dr. Phyllis Zhang is Associate Professor and Director of the Chinese Language Program at George Washington University. A native Chinese speaker, Dr. Zhang received a Doctorate of Education in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University in New York. She is the author of DAVID AND HELEN IN CHINA: AN INTERMEDIATE COURSE IN MODERN CHINESE (Yale University Press 1999, 2003) and DEVELOPING CHINESE FLUENCY (intermediate to advanced; Cengage Learning Asia 2010), and NI WO TA/ DEVELOPING CHINESE FLUENCY: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE (Cengage Learning, 2015). She also is a certified tester of Chinese language proficiency by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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Transitions: Developing Chinese Fluency: Intermediate Chinese

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PreU. 欢迎参加我们的活动 Introducing yourself and activities.
U1. 看上去是什么样子? Describing visual properties.
U2. 这个房间怎么样? Describing a living space.
U3. 这个东西有什么特点? Describing attributes of things.
U4. 你哪儿不舒服? Describing an illness and symptoms.
U5. 那个人是什么样子? Describing a person's appearance.
U6. 这个人有什么特点? Describing personal traits and qualities.
U7. 你想干哪一行? Talking about one's aspirations.
U8. 你有什么学历和工作经验? Presenting one's background and experience.
Concluding Unit. 你有什么计划? Talking about one's future plans.

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