Designed for those with no prior knowledge of Chinese, Startup Business Chinese: An Introductory Course for Professionals escorts readers through daily business and social situations encountered by executives doing business in and with China.
Level 1's storyline is centered on a foreign executive's business trip to China, and deals with visiting a factory, dining out, making appointments, thanking hosts, and more.
Level 2 continues the storyline as the executive relocates to China to live and work, and deals with travel plans, setting up an office, communicating with colleagues, accessing the Internet and other publications, finding an apartment and international school, and seeing the doctor.
The Startup Business Chinese series currently includes textbooks with audio CD, and workbooks with audio CD.
Level 1 is in simplified characters only. Level 2 includes traditional characters in the textbooks' vocabulary lists, and presents traditional character versions of the dialogues in addition to simplified character versions.
This workbook to accompany Level 1 of Startup Business Chinese contains exercises for improving students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in business-related situations.
Units 1-6 begin with listening practice, and present a range of exercises testing students’ mastery of the vocabulary, phrases, and situations introduced in the textbook. Units 7-12 continue with exercises that boost students’ conversation and translation skills, and reinforce proper use of the vocabulary and sentence patterns in the textbook. A separate “Listening Comprehension” section at the back of the workbook presents at least two additional spoken dialogues related to the topics in the textbook units 2-12, followed by questions to test students’ understanding of the conversations.
This workbook includes an audio CD containing over 110 minutes of recordings in Windows Media Player (WMA) format to accompany the listening exercises in Units 1-6 and the conversations in the “Listening Conversations” section. All the recordings are spoken by native Chinese speakers in standard Mandarin Chinese.
Exercises are in simplified Chinese characters with pinyin romanization and English throughout, so students can choose to complete the exercises using either Chinese characters or pinyin.
Please note: These audio CDs are in
format, playable on your computer
Unit 1.1 Exchanging Names
Unit 1.2 Exchanging Greetings
Unit 2.1 Meeting the Company Manager
Unit 2.2 Getting to Know the Company Staff
Unit 3.1 Marital Status and Family
Unit 3.2 Family Members and Relatives
Unit 4.1 Company Type
Unit 4.2 Company Size
Unit 5.1 Inquiring about Someone's Whereabouts
Unit 5.2 Inquiring after Someone's Profession
Unit 6.1 Setting up an Appointment
Unit 6.2 Rescheduling an Appointment
Unit 7.1 Visiting a Company for the First Time 7
Unit 7.2 Introducing Products and Plants
Unit 8.1 Dining Invitations
Unit 8.2 Dining Etiquette
Unit 9.1 Nightlife
Unit 9.2 Cultural Events
Unit 10.1 Asking Directions from Taxi Drivers
Unit 10.2 Asking Directions from Pedestrians
Unit 11.1 P laces for Purchasing Gifts
Unit 11.2 Gifts for Others
Unit 12.1 Showing Gratitude
Unit 12.2 Good-byes and Future Plans
Listening Comprehension for Units 2-12