Assignments

The first two weeks of the course are referred to as "Transition." During these weeks the students review what they learned in 21F.102. Below is detailed information about what is covered during Transition.

Also see the daily homework assigned for the course.

Transition

In order to effect a smooth transition from first to second year, and from one type of materials to another, excerpts from the beginning course (complete with exercises) will be made available on the Stellar site for review and elaboration. Although it covers (mostly) familiar territory (words, grammar, usage), and even though it is labeled with what sound like very early lesson numbers (as low as 3, in fact) the material which you will be working with is almost all novel (beginning with the dialogues) - even for students who took 101/102 last year. You can of course, skim right through the lessons (and do a complete review of each with flashcube), but you are only being asked to focus on the following parts.

Notes:

These lessons are numbered consecutively, so that each page is unique.

FlashCube allows dialogue material to be downloaded separately.

Exercises are for your own use – do them and note difficulties.

In the lists below, sections skipped are intentionally skipped (because we judge them to be already familiar to you – but you may want to skim them to be sure).

Unit I:

Lesson 3 (PDF)

Section B: Dialogue, pages 65-6

Section C: Analysis section 5 (location, with exercise); 6 (scores, with ex.)

Unit II:

Lesson 4 (PDF)

Section A: Transitions, pages 89-92: section 1 (adverbs with ex.); 2 (years and age with ex.)

Section B: Dialogue, page 95-7 (biographical questions)

Section C: Analysis, pages 98-107: sections 2 (xiang vs xiang); 3 (position of zai-phrases); 4 (the shi…de pattern, with ex.); 5 (Verb+guo, with ex.); 7 (shang and xia); 8 (wanr, with ex.)

Unit III:

Lesson 5 (PDF)

Section A: Transitions, pages 122-26: section 1 (connecting sentences with ex.); 2 (Counting); 3 (How many?); 4 (time words); 5 (when); 7 (must and ought)

Section B: Dialogue on weather and seasons, pages 128-9

Section C: Analysis, pages 130-7: section 1 (you dianr SV); 2 (the seasons); 3 (you…you); 4 (bijiao); 5 (weather); 6 (future events); 7 (more on DE); 8 (when in doubt)

UNIT IV:

Lesson 6

Section A: Transitions, pages 145-55: section a (clock time); 2 (money revisited); 4 (remembering and forgetting)

Section B: Dialogues pages 158-64: 1 (some do, some don’t); 2 (what’ll you have); 3 (Chinese regional languages)

Analysis page 175-77: section 7 only (DE revisited, with ex.)

UNIT V:

Lesson 7

Section A: Transitions, pages 183-5 and 187-8: section 1 (time periods as M or N); 2 (Question words); 4 (negative questions); 5 (inclusion, with ex); 6 (or, with ex.)

Section B: Dialogues, pages 191-4: 1 (family); 2 (interviewing teacher)

Section C: Analysis, pages 194-200: section 1 (duration); 2 (more functions of le); 3 (age); 4 (duo and ji); 5 (more on shi…de); 6 (chule…yiwai); 7 (dui…you xingqu)

Section D: Narrative, pages 201-4 (regional languages; the new and the traditional)

 

Daily Homework 

SES # HOMEWORK
1

First level Chinese review

2

First level Chinese review

3

First level Chinese review

4

First level Chinese review

5

Preview L.1, Paragraph 1-2 on p.2
Read Note on p.2
Study 語言結構 on p.6
L1 Structure (PDF)

6

Review L.1, paragraph 1-2
Preview L.1, paragraph 3-end
Study 詞匯用法 on p.7
L.1 Structure (PDF)

7

Study NOTES on p.4
Study P. 8-9 and complete the sentences
Read p.10
Do p.13, I-II

8

Study posted dialogue
Do p.14, III-IV
Study the correct way of writing the six characters

9

Listen to and do exercises on p.11-12
Written work on p.17 談出國

10

Read p.15 and do exercises
Review L.1
Study the correct way of writing the six characters
L.1 Structure (PDF)

11

No homework

12

Review Lesson 1

13

Listen to L.2
Study L.2, Paragraph 1-2
Study notes on p.20
Study p.25-26
L.2 Structure (PDF)

14

Study p.22-23
Study notes on p.22
Study p.27
Read p.30-31

15

Study p.25-26
Study p.28-29 and complete the sentences
Do p.32-33

16

Study posted dialogue
Do p.34 I, II and III

17

Do p.35 IV and V
Read p.36

18

Practice p.34-35 I, II, III and IV
Written work: p.39
All homework will be due

19

Review L.1.
L.1 Structure (PDF)

20

Preview p.42 and p.44 the first 12 lines.
Listen to L.3.
Read p.54.
L.3 Structure (PDF)

21

Listen to L.3
Study the rest of L.3
Study notes on p.45-46
Study p.48-49
Study p.50-51
L.3 Structure (PDF)

22

Study p.52-53, and complete the sentences
Listen to p.55-56

23

Study posted dialogue
Do p.57, I and II

24

Do p.58, III and IV
P.61, exercise 2, describe the pictures in characters
L.3 homework is due tomorrow

25

Study the six characters
Read the posted messages under the topic 请你介绍一下中国年轻人找对象的方法 and try to understand them
Review L.3
L.3 Structure (PDF)

26

Preview L.4, p.64
Study p.64, notes
Study p.68
L.4 Structure (PDF)

27

Preview p.66
Study p.66, notes
Study p.69

28

Listen to p.75-76
Study p.70-71
Study p.73

29

Do p.77, I and p.78, II

30

Study P. 70-72 and do its exercises.
Read P. 73-74.
Do P. 77-79 I, II, III, and IV.

31

Study the posted dialogue

32

Review L.4
Do p.82 and 83
L.4 Structure (PDF)

33

Portfolio is due (L.1-4)
Preview p.86, 1st paragraph
Study p.86, note

34

Preview p.86, 2nd paragraph and p.88
Study p.88-89, notes
Study p.91

35

Review L.5
Study p.92
Study p.95-97
Study posted dialogue
Review from Lesson 1 to 4
L.5 Structure (PDF)

36

Review from Lesson 1 to 4 for midterm.

37

Review L.5
Study p.93-94, and do its exercises
Study p.73
Do P. 100 I, II A-B
L.5 Structure (PDF)

38

Do p.98–99
Do p.101, (C), (D) and III

39

Review L.5 for quiz
L.5 Structure (PDF)

40

Preview L.6, p.110
Study p.110, notes
Study p.115 and 119
L.6 Structure (PDF)

41

Preview p.112–113
Study p.112–113 notes
Study p.116

42

Study and do p.117–118
Study dialogue

43

Do p.122–123
Do p.120-121

44

Do p.122–123
Do p.120-121

45

Read p.123, and do exercise on p.124
Practice p.126, IV and V

46

Do p.126, composition
Review L.6
L.6 Structure (PDF)

47

Preview p.128
Study p.128, notes
Study p.132

48

Preview p.130
Study p.133
Study p.137

49

Study and do p.134–136
Study dialogue
Do p.140 I and II

50

Read p.142
Do p.141 III and IV