Topic 1: Identifying yourself, your family, and others 1. Hello 2. What Country Are You From? 3. What is Your Name? 4. This is My Family 5. How Many People Are in Your Family? Topic 2: Shopping for everyday items 6. Shopping 7. How Much is it Altogether? Topic 3: Talking about every day activities 8. Happy Birthday 9. What Are You Doing Right Now? 10. What Did You Think of Yesterday's Test? Topic 4: Talking about location and directions 11. Come to My House for Dinner 12. How Do I Get to Your House From My Dorm? 13. My Home is Easy to Find 14. There is a Very Pretty Park Behind My House Topic 5: Entertaining guests and talking about future plans 15. Entertaining Guests 16. Talking About Summer Plans
Claudia Ross is Professor of Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, USA. Her publications include Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide, co-authored with Jing-heng Sheng Ma; Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook, co-authored with Jing-heng Sheng Ma and Baozhang He (2006, 2014); Outline of Chinese Grammar (2004); and Traditional Chinese Tales: A Course in Intermediate Chinese (2001). Baozhang He is Associate Professor of Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, USA. His publications include Difficult Grammar Knots Unravelled (2015), co-authored with Nansong Huang and Wenzi Hu; Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (2006, 2014), co-authored with Claudia Ross, Jing-heng Sheng Ma, and Pei-Chia Chen; and Elementary Chinese (2006), co-authored with Pei-Chia Chen. Pei-Chia Chen is Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Chinese program at UC San Diego, USA. Her publications include Elementary Chinese (2006), co-authored with Baozhang He; and Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook, co-authored with Claudia Ross, Jing-heng Sheng Ma, and Baozhang He (2014). Meng Yeh is Teaching Professor in the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University, USA. Her publications include Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese (2010) and Communicating in Chinese: An Interactive Approach to Beginning Chinese, Student Lab Workbook (1999).