HSK 1 Storybook Vol. 2 (2nd Edition): Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 150 Word Vocabulary Level

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HSK 1 Storybook Vol. 2 consists of 12 short stories written in Simplified Chinese, with Pinyin and English translation. The purpose of this book is to provide readers with reading materials to practice their reading skills as well as an introduction to more extended sentence structure and longer articles compared to HSK 1 Storybook. The stories here are of course different compared to the stories in the first book.

HSK 1 Storybook Vol. 2 has all the vocabularies in HSK 1. If you finish the book, you would have practiced your reading skill on all the vocabularies in HSK 1. I have tried to restrict the vocabularies used in this book to HSK 1 as far as possible. Where it is not possible, I have introduced limited new words in the story. If you have learned all the HSK 1 Vocabulary and completed the Standard Course Book for HSK 1 by Jiang Liping, you would be able to read around 85% of this book (and if you have learnt the new words in HSK 1 Storybook, you would be able to read around 95% of this book) without learning any new words. I consider the HSK 1 Vocabulary together with the new words introduced in Standard Course Book as Extended HSK 1 Vocabulary and I will refer to it as such from now on.

The stories in this book are individual stories. A reader may choose to read this book in any particular order. To help you decide which story to read first, you may take a look at the Statistics before you begin. The difficulty level for each story varies.

Text to speech function has been enabled for the e-book version. You may also download the audio files for free with the link and password provided on the last page.

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Statistics for Story 1
1 My Daughter is in Beijing
Pinyin and Translation 1
Statistics for Story 2
2 Son is in the Hospital
Statistics for Story 3
3 To Buy or Not to Buy
Pinyin and Translation 7
Statistics for Story 8
8 Have a Good Flight
Pinyin and Translation 8
Statistics for Story 9
9 Use Money to Meet Girlfriend
Pinyin and Translation 9
Statistics for Story 10

Pinyin and Translation 3
Statistics for Story 4
4 Keep Your Things Properly
Pinyin and Translation 4
Statistics for Story 5
5 Which Restaurant ?
Pinyin and Translation 5
Statistics for Story 6
6 To the United States or China?
Pinyin and Translation 6
Statistics for Story 7
7 Will it be Difficult to Learn Chinese?
10 Learn How to Use A Computer
Pinyin and Translation 10
Statistics for Story 11
11 Cats and Dogs Are Not Best Friends
Pinyin and Translation 11
Statistics for Story 12
12 I am a Doctor
Pinyin and Translation 12
Appendix A HSK 1 Vocabulary
Appendix B New Words in HSK 1 Standard Course Book

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