Chinese Mandarin Level 3 – Table of Contents
Our Level 3 classes are all about using the vocabulary learnt at Levels 1 and 2 into conversational practice, improving on speaking and listening skills. Most importantly, giving our students more confidence in using the Chinese language! The Level 3 learning material is based on a drama play called 'Our Man in Beijing'.
The play centres on the relationship between John Williams, an Australian businessman who is transferred to Beijing from Sydney. Upon arrival at Beijing one rainy Spring night, he happens to share a taxi with a very beautiful Chinese woman called Li Mei Ling. From the start, John finds himself very attracted to Mei Ling. However, the language difficulties and the cross-cultural problems they encounter create many interesting encounters. These encounters are materials for various scenes in the book.
Settling into Beijing
In a restaurant
At the office
Welcome to Melbourne
Arriving at the marital home
Meeting John's family
A bedroom dialogue
John and his mother discussing Mei Ling
John and Mei Ling having a birthday party
John and Mei Ling go house hunting
Mei Ling meets some friends