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Chinese Listening Skill

Chinese Listening Skill

Author: Chenyun Hu
Description:

In this packet, learners will be able to learn:

  • learning through listening -- Chinese fables
  • listening comprehension
  • Chinese conversations
  • learn Chinese by listening to Chinese online radio

Many learners do better in reading and writing than in listening and speaking. They have less and less difficulty in reading and writing after grasping more and more words, phrases and sentences, yet they can hardly use what they have learned to communicate each other. Why? They are lack of the practice of listening and speaking. Here is some experience which may give you some hints. We recommend you use two modes of listening.

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Tutorial

Chinese Fables -- Learing Through Listening

You will be able to learn Chinese proverbs and their origins through listening to the story.

 

Here's the link to the audio file: http://www.wellesley.edu/Chinese/Chinese_Fables/title/title_page.html

Chinese Listening Comprehension Test

This is a listening comprehension test. Below you will find possible answers to the question. Your task is to listen to each of the four audio files, and choose the one that matches the statement.

1
My Mandarin is not good.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
2
Yes, a little.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
3
Not very well.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
4
I can read Chinese characters, but I can't write them.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
5
My pronunciation is not very good.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
6
I speak a little Mandarin.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
7
Please repeat that.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
8
I only know a few words.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
9
Please speak more slowly.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D
10
I can't understand you very well.
  a) Audio A
  b) Audio B
  c) Audio C
  d) Audio D

 

Chinese Internet Radio and Online News Radio

Learners can improve their Chinese listening skill by listening to Chinese Internet radio and online news radio. It's a relaxing and easy way to gain listening ability, and learners can learn the news and enjoy the music.

Station City Genre Listen!
Beijing Public Service Radio Beijing News | Music 32 Kbps  WinMedia
CRI Chinese Beijing News | Talk 128 Kbps  WinMedia
Radio Guangdong 91.4 FM Guangzhou Talk 44 Kbps  WinMedia
Shanghai News Channel 990 AM Shanghai News | Talk 128 Kbps  WinMedia