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Level 3 Lesson 12.3 – Conversation & Story

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HSK 3+ Conversational Practice

In this part of the lesson, we will be practicing the vocabulary and grammar that we've learned in Lesson 12.1 and Lesson 12.2. There are two separate conversational practice:

  1. CONVERSATION → 《别太累了》
  2. STORY TELLING →《不是学生差,是老师不好》

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Learn
    1. Listen and repeat along with the video
  2. Practice daily - the most important part for achieving fluency
    1. Spend 10-30 minutes per day reading the lesson materials aloud (with or without the video)
    2. Practice conversations and stories from previous lessons too

1. CONVERSATION

Bié Tài Lèi Le
《别太累了》
(Do) Not (Be) Too Tired

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Qīzi zěnme le?
    妻子怎么了?
    What happens to (the) wife?
  2. Zhàngfu juéde qīzi de shēntǐ wèi shénme huì chū wèntí?
    丈夫觉得妻子的身体为什么会出问题?
    (According to how) the husband believes(,) why would (the) wife's body has problems?
  3. Qīzi xiǎng hē diǎn shénme?
    妻子想喝点什么?
    What (does the) wife wants to drink?

 

❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén

ENGLISH

*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.

丈夫 husband 妻子 wife

丈夫:What’s wrong? (Have you) got sick? Where(/what aspect) (are you) not  comfortable?

妻子:(My) head “reaches the evaluation of” “a little bit” painful. It’s fine, I (have) eaten “(a) little bit” (of) medicine.

丈夫:You (being like this) “are not because (of)” getting sick, “is because” (your) work (is) too painstaking, so (the) body appeared (a) problem (already). You (do) not (be) too tired, (you) need to learn to know how to rest.

妻子:(I) know (now), my body (is) not that bad. I today (did) not go to attend work, (in the) afternoon (I) at home slept “really quick”, now (my) head already (is) not that painful.

丈夫:(Do) you want to eat “(a) little bit” (of) stuff? (Let) me make for you!

妻子:Banana cake, I additionally want to drink “a little bit” (of) hot coffee. (Is it) okay?

丈夫:No problem! Hot coffee, put-in “(a) little bit” (of) sugar. I now “soon will” go to make (it).

妻子:Thanks, I love you!

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2. STORYTELLING

Bú Shì Xuésheng Chà, Shì Lǎoshī Bù Hǎo
《不是学生差,是老师不好》
(It) Is Not Because (That The) Student (Is) Bad, (It) Is Because (That The) Teacher (Is) Not Good

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Yè Lǎoshī jiāo shùxué jiāo de zěnmeyàng?
    叶老师教数学教得怎么样?
    How (well does) Teacher Ye teaches math?
  2. Wǒ shì cóng shénme shíhou kāishǐ duì shùxué gǎn xìngqù de?
    我是从什么时候开始对数学感兴趣的?
    When was (it that) I started to feel interest for math?
  3. Wǒ xiāngxìn "Bú shì xuésheng chà, shì lǎoshī bù hǎo." zhè jù huà ma?
    我相信“不是学生差,是老师不好。” 这句话吗?
    (Do) I believe this sentence "(It) Is Not Because (That The) Student (Is) Bad, (It) Is Because (That The) Teacher (Is) Not Good"?

 

❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén

ENGLISH

*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.

 

(It) Is Not Because (That The) Student (Is) Bad, (It) Is Because (That The) Teacher (Is) Not Good

 

My math teacher “(-) family name is” Ye, he this year (is) 50 something years old. Teacher Ye (has been) teaching(, for) a few 10s years(,) math (already), (he) teaches especially well. I (in the) past (did) not feel interest for math, so (I) studied not hard, (my) score also “reached the evaluation of” “a little bit” bad. But (what I) was not able to think of was (that), last year (in the) time (that is) after (I) attended Teacher Ye’s classes, I started to have some interest for math. Arriving now, Teacher Ye (has been) teaching our class (for) one year (already), my math score (is) more and more good, plus, I too more and more am fond of math. (There) exists people (- and those people) say, “(It) ‘is not because’ (that) (the) student (is) bad, (it) ‘is because’ (that the) teacher (is) not good.” I (in the) past (did) not believe (it), now “to the extent of” “(a) little bit” (I) believe (it) (already).

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