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By Jui-Nien Liu, Irene Liu, Hsiao-Chi Li

ISBN-10: 0887273122

ISBN-13: 9780887273124

This set of 2 60-minute audio cassettes for a brand new textual content for contemporary China (an up-to-date and revised model of A chinese language textual content for a altering China) includes essays and vocabulary lists recorded via local audio system of chinese language. during this third-year direction for school and grownup novices of chinese language as a moment language, parts of a language guide booklet and an up to date cultural reader are mixed into an cutting edge complete. all the 5 devices within the textbook starts with an unique essay on issues suitable to way of life and modern matters in China. every one essay is observed via 3 comparable newspaper or journal articles from chinese language guides. The studying fabric is through lists of recent vocabulary, inventory words, grammatical factors and routines to augment language studying. fabric is in conventional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar factors are in English.

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Then I was hopping mad. I stood on the bed, brandished my fists and shouted in my best Midlands accent: ‘Bugger off, you dirty devil. ’ He stopped short and looked surprised. ‘Gee whiz, ’mam, I truly am sorry. ’ He backed out and softly shut the door. I pushed the bed against it and sat there listening to the giggles, the beds creaking and the occasional door slam as each satisfied customer left on either side of the wall. I was tempted to poke a hole in the paper just to satisfy my curiosity but caution prevailed.

She spoiled and petted me, making me into a bad-tempered angry little girl whom no one could handle except her. I can remember kicking her in a fury, because she refused to buy me a live crocodile I saw in the market. On me she poured all the loving care that should have belonged to her starved twin daughters. In effect this illiterate peasant woman became my mother and laid the foundation, so important in early childhood, which was to influence me for the rest of my life and build up the urge during my years in England to return to the land of my birth.

Over his bed was a piece of rope with his flannel and a pair of socks, neatly patched with cotton cloth, hanging out to dry. ‘I’m in charge of you,’ he said. ’ He hawked and spat on the bare parquet floor and I wrinkled my nose in disgust as I realized what caused the silvery streaks all over the floor: he rubbed the gobbet of phlegm away with his foot. Yet it was no more disgusting than the gobbets of phlegm that Uncle used to spit out all around the outside lavatory which I would have to scrub and scrape each week.

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