Format: Book + MP3-CD
ISBN-10: 7-301-15673-1, 7301156731
ISBN-13: 978-7-301-15673-5, 9787301156735
English Title: Chinese Breeze: Mother and Son
Level: Chinese Breeze - Graded Reader Series Level 2 (500 word level)
Chinese Title: 汉语风 - 中文分级系列读物 - 第2级 (500词级): 妈妈和儿子
Shipping Weight: 170g
Size: 130mm x 198mm
Language: simplified Chinese, vocabulary additionally in pinyin and English
Year of Publication: 2009
Publisher: Peking University Press
Mother and Son, Chinese Title: 妈妈和儿子 (mama he erzi) from Chinese Breeze - Graded Reader Series Level 2 (500 Word Level). Including 1 MP3-CD.
To check if a reader of this series is at your reading level, try to read the following introduction of the story. If the introduction is comprehensible, you will have the ability to understand the full story of this book. Otherwise check other volumes of Chinese Breeze at a different level.
A teenage boy left home because he thought he was unhappy. Nobody knew where he went. His mother was looking for him all around, but she did not find him. To wait for her son's coming back, she never went out with friends, never ate out, and never traveled away. She did not accept a great offer for relocating her home, or even changing her home phone number. She just stayed at home and waited for her son. She waited and waited for years.
One day, the son came back, missing his mother. However the mother was not home anymore...
About Chinese Breeze (Hànyǔ Fēng)
Chinese Breeze (Hànyǔ Fēng) is a large and innovative Chinese graded reader series which offers over 60 titles of enjoyable stories at eight language levels. It is designed for college and secondary school Chinese language learners from beginning to advanced levels (including AP Chinese students), offering them a new opportunity to read for pleasure and simultaneously developing real fluency, building confidence, and increasing motivation for Chinese learning.
Hànyǔ Fēng has the following main features:
- Eight carefully graded levels increasing from 8,000 to 30,000 characters in length;
- Wide choice of topics, including detective, adventure, romance, fantasy, science fiction, society, biography, legend etc. to meet the diverse interests of adult and young learners;
- Careful selection of most useful vocabulary for actual communication in modern standard Chinese;
- Carefully controlled distribution of vocabulary, highly recycled base words in various contexts;
- Easy to understand, low new word density, and convenient new word glosses and indexes. In lower level readers, new word density is limited to 1.5 - 2%. All new words are conveniently glossed with footnotes upon first apperance;
- Mostly original stories crafted by professional writers teamed with pedagogical experts;
- Attractive plots;
- Authentic and engaging language;
- Fully illustrated texts with appealing layouts;
- A variety of activities with answer keys;
- Accompanying audio CDs in MP3 format with two (normal and slow) speed choices.