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Level 3 Lesson 3.3 – Conversation & Story

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HSK 3 + Listening Practice

In this part of the lesson, we will be practicing the vocabulary and grammar that we've learned in Lesson 3.1 and Lesson 3.2. There are two separate listening practice materials:

  1. CONVERSATION → 《小戴和小方在打电话》
  2. STORYTELLING →《衣服和生活习惯》


  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


Xiǎo Dài Hé Xiǎo Fāng Zài Dǎ Diànhuà
Little Dai Is Making A Phone Call With Little Fang

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Xiǎo Dài qù guo Běijīng jǐ cì?
    How many times has Little Dai been to Beijing?
  2. Xiǎo Fāng hé qīzi qùnián huí le jǐ cì Běijīng?
    How many times did Little Fang and his wife go back to Beijing last year?
  3. Nǎinai měitiān hé yéye chūqu zuò shénme yùndòng?
    What exercise does grandma and grandpa go out to do?


❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén


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

小戴 Little Dai  小方 Little Fang

小戴:(I) hear (that the) company next month “yao”(/plans to) arrive Beijing to travel, is (it) real?

小方:Correct, (the) manager says (that) everyone this one year’s work (is) done especially well, (so he) wants to make everyone happy for a little bit. Little Dai, (have) you gone to Beijing before?

小戴:(Yes, I) have gone (there before), I went to Beijing (for) one time when I was little. How about you, have you gone (there) before?

小方:My wife is “jiu”(/exactly) (a) Beijinger, we every year all “yao”(/need to) go back (there for) one time. Last year her grandma got sick, we returned (for) two times Beijing, to arrive (at the) hospital to see grandma (for) a few times. Because (she) got sick, grandma(,) compared with before(,) got skinnier (by) very much.

小戴:Grandma’s body (health) now how is?

小方:Last year (she) was resting at home (for) a few months, when (it) arrived August grandma’s sickness (was) already well. (The) doctor let her much do exercise for a little bit, now she every day all with grandpa go out to walk (for) a little bit, (and) to dance (for) a little bit, (so her) body (health) has become more and more well. But (her) eyes (are) not as good as before, now (she) “yao”(/needs to) wear glasses while reading books (and) reading newspapers.



Yīfu Hé Shēnghuó Xíguàn
Clothes And Life Habits

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Wǒ bú shàngbān de shíhou chuān shénme?
    What do I wear when I'm not at work?
  2. Wèi shénme wǒ méi zài bànggōngshì de shíhou xǐhuan dài màozi?
    Why do I like wearing hat when I am not in the office?
  3. Wǒ qīzi měitiān xǐhuan chuān shénme?
    What does my wife like wearing every day?


❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén


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

Clothes And Life Habits

Looking at (the) clothes one person wears, (we) can know his/her life habits. I(,) when not working(,) wear sportswear. Though I not am (the-)every-day-all-exercise(-type), neither am (I an) athlete, but I feel (that)  sportswear (is) especially comfortable. Sportswear might not be as handsome as dress shirts, but after going to work (for) a day, I (am) already very tired, (what) I think about is how to let (my)self (be) comfortable. (When) not in office I also like wearing hats, because (I do) not need to do (my) hair.

My wife with me very not the same, she(,) going-to-work with not-going-to-work(,) both the same, every day (she) all wears dresses/skirts, some (dresses/skirts) are red, some are black, additionally some are white. She feels (that) pants are not as good-looking as dresses/skirts, (even) more (it is) not as pretty as dresses/skirts. She every day all “yao”(/need to) use one “ge” (of) hour’s time to wash (her) hair (and) do (her) hair. She is one “ge” (of) person (who) very loves (being) pretty. She(,) wearing pretty clothes, (her)self feels happy, I(,) looking at her (being) pretty (and) happy, I also feel happy.

We like wearing not the same clothes, because our life habits are not the same.

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Gregory LevinePremium Student April 5, 2021 at 7:29 am

老师: 可不可以用“都”: 我想的都是怎么让自己舒服 意思是: All I think about is how to make myself comfortable. 可以吗? 谢谢您!

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