HSK 2 Storybook Vol 1: Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 300 Word Vocabulary Level
HSK 2 Storybook Vol. 1 consists of 10 short stories written in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin with free audio files. 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.
HSK 2 Storybook Vol. 1 has all the vocabularies in HSK 2. If you finish the book, you would have practised your reading skill on all the vocabularies in HSK 2. This book focuses on HSK 2 vocabularies. If you need to practise HSK 1 vocabularies, please consider reading HSK 1 Storybook.
I have tried to restrict the vocabularies used in this book to HSK 2 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 2 Vocabulary and completed the Standard Course Book for HSK 2 by Jiang Liping, you would be able to read about 85% of this book without learning new words.
Text to speech for this book has been enabled. You may also download the free audio files with the link and password provided on the last page.
I consider the HSK 2 Vocabulary together with the new words introduced in Standard Course Book as Extended HSK 2 Vocabulary and I will refer to it as such from now on.
The structure of this book is as follows:
•Statistics – this will provide the reader with an analysis of the words used in the story and the level of difficulty. It will set out new words along with Pinyin and explanation. The new words set out here are not cumulative. New words are set out here as long as the words used are not in the Extended HSK 2 Vocabulary.
•Story – this section is the story in Simplified Chinese without Pinyin and the English translation. To test level of reading skills, you should attempt to read this section first before going to the next.
•Pinyin and Translation – this will be the section for Pinyin and English translation.
•Appendix – for the benefit of those who need assistance on the HSK 2 and HSK 2 Standard Course vocabularies, I have included them in this section for your reference.
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.