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Level 3 Lesson 31.3 – 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 31.1 and Lesson 31.2. There are two separate conversational practice:

  1. CONVERSATION → 《面试完了吗?》
  2. STORY TELLING →《一次面试》


  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


Miànshì Wán Le Ma?
(Did) (The) Interview End?

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Ān Jīnglǐ duì jīntiān lái miànshì de rén mǎnyì ma?
    (Is) Manager An satisfied with (the) people (who) came for (the) interview today?
  2. Xiǎo Gāo huídá wèntí huídá de zěnmeyàng?
    (How well did) Little Gao answer (the) questions?
  3. Xìng Zhōu de nà ge rén zěnmeyàng?
    (How about) that “ge” (of person whose) last-name-is Zhou? 


❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén


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

段经理 Manager Duan 安经理 Manager An

段经理:(Did the) interview end?

安经理:(At) 4:45 (it) ended.

段经理:Today how many “ge” (of) people (did) you interview?

安经理:(It) “reached the evaluation of” several “ge” (of people), but “whoever” all (are) not very making-people-satisfied.

段经理:How come “whoever” all (are) not-okay?

安经理:The fist “ge” (of) boy-student Little Zhang, today was (the) interview, but he arrived-late. This type (of) people certainly does-not-have-the-potential-to-be-able-to do (the) work well.

段经理:(How about) the second “ge” (of person)?

安经理:The second “ge” (of person) was girl-student Little Gao. (We) asked her several “ge” (of) questions, she (-) whichever “ge” (of) questions (-) all answered very well.

安经理:I think she (is) pretty smart, but (the) work (that) she did (in the) past (does) not have “a little bit” (of) relationship with (what) we want.

段经理:That day (did)n’t you said (that)(in the) time (that was) after reading (the) resumes (you) found one “ge” (of person whose) last-name-is Zhou (and he or she is) “acceptably” not-bad? He or she (did)not come to do-interview today?

安经理:(Admitting the fact that he) came, he (-) “whatever” aspect (is) all good, but he thinks (that the) money we give (is) too little, (he) definitely “wants to have” some more.

段经理:It’s fine. Manager Lee today for us introduced one “ge” (of) person.

段经理:He already (-) “ba”{indicating the handling of} (the) resume) sent to us, you turn on (the) computer to read “really quick”. We tomorrow can invite him then come over to interview and see “really quick” (how he is).

安经理:Okay. I immediately will go.

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Yí Cì Miànshì
One “Time” (Of) Interview

❖  QUESTIONS 问题 Wèntí

  1. Wèishénme wǒ qǐchuáng qǐ de hěn zǎo?
    Why (do) I get up very early?
  2. Wǒ shì zài shénme guójiā zhǎngdà de?
    In what country (did) I grow up?
  3. Sān wèi lǎoshī duì wǒ mǎnyì ma?
    (Are) the three “wei” (of) teachers satisfied “to” me?


❖  TEXT 课文 Kèwén


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

One “Time” (Of) Interview

This year September I attended college-4th-grade, (and) started to look-for (a) job (already). (What) I learn in (the) college is English. Last week I to one “suo” (of) school sent (my) resume, yesterday they to me made-phone-call, made me Friday morning 8:30 to arrive their office to do-interview. I (in the) morning got up very early, because I was afraid to arrive-late (for the) interview. After eating breakfast I 7:30 from school to went-out to hire-taxi, (and) (at) 8:15 arrived.

(There) existed three “wei” (of) teachers (that) came to do-interview for me. I first to them introduced (my)self, I said (that) I very like children, (and) very-much want to be (an) English teacher. (At) the-same-time, I also told them (that) I from college-1st-grade all was doing-(part time)-jobs while attending school, (the) jobs (that I) did also all were teaching English at schools, furthermore, I (in the) time (when I was) little, (it was) in (an) English-(speaking) country (that) I grew up. Finished-listening-to my introduction, (the) three “wei” (of) teachers asked me several “ge” (of) questions. (In the) time (that was) after I answered, they all smiled, I thought, certainly (it) “was because” (that) I asked (the questions) “acceptably” pretty not-bad.

After-that, they made me come-arriving (the) classroom (that was by the) side (of) the office. (In the) classroom (there were) 10-something “ge” (of) students sitting. (The) three “wei” (of) teachers gave me one “ben” (of) book, made me prepared (for) 15 minutes (and in the) time (that was) after (that) to give-class to (the) children Lesson 10 (of the) book-inside. They said (that I) didn’t need to finish-giving one “period” (of) class, only give-class (for) 15 minutes, because they “mainly” “was because” (that they) wanted to see “really quick” how-(well) I give-class. I opened (the) book (and) looked-at (it) “really quick”, (and) found-out (that) this “ben” (of) book (-) I (in the) past (have) taught. I prepared “really quick”, (and) then started to give-class (for) (the) kids, I (my)self thought (that) I gave-class “acceptably” okay.

(In) the-end, three “wei” (of) teachers brought me to go-back that “jian” (of) office (of the) beginning, they said (that they were) pretty satisfied “to” me, (and) asked me to first go-back, (and) (in the) time (that is) before next Friday they certainly will use mail to tell me (the) result.

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