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Reference Materials for the Textbook "Integrated Chinese"

YANGYANG CHENG

Lesson 1 Greetings     |     Lesson 2 Family    |    Lesson 3 Dates & Times 
Lesson 4 Hobbies      |    Lesson 5 Visiting Friends
Lesson 6 Making Appointments    |    Lesson 7 Studying Chinese 
Lesson 8 School Life    |    Lesson 9 Shopping
Lesson 10 Transportation    |    Lesson 11 Talking about the Weather
Lesson 12 Dining    |    Lesson 13 Asking Directions
Lesson 14 Birthday Party    |    Lesson 15 Seeing a Doctor
Lesson 16 Dating    |    Lesson 17 Renting an Apartment
Lesson 18 Sports    |    Lesson 19 Travel    |    Lesson 20 At the Airport


Lesson 1: Greetings

Grammar Points

 The Verb 姓 (xìng)
  -Video: 
ICC Unit 1 - Lesson 1: Asking About Names 

 Questions ending with 呢 (ne)
  -Video: 
BCC Unit 21 - Lesson 2: Using "What" in a Question
 

 The verb 叫 (jiao4)
  -Video: BCC Unit 21 - Lesson 2: Using "What" in a Question

 The verb 是 (shi4)
  -Ebook: 
Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #1: Assuming 'to be' Equals '是 (shì)'

 Questions ending with 吗 (ma)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Forming a Yes/No Question - Lesson 1: Asking a Yes or No Question in Chinese Using ma (吗)
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #4: Using 'ma' for Non-Yes-No Questions

 The negative adverb 不 (bù)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Negation Words - Lesson 1: Chinese Negation Word 不 (bù) 

 The adverb 也 (yě)
  -Video: BCC Unit 21 - Lesson 3: Nice to meet you


Listening Practice

-Video: BCC Unit 21 - Lesson 4: What’s your name? (COTS) 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog article: How Chinese people want to be greeted
-Yoyo Blog article: How to Make Great First Impressions with Any Chinese Speaker
-Yoyo Blog article: How to Choose Your Chinese Name
-Yoyo Blog article: How NOT to Choose a Chinese Name


Other Useful Materials:
 Most common Chinese greetings
  -Video: BCC Unit 4 - Lesson 3: Greetings in Chinese (Music Video)

Introduce oneself
  -Video: BCC Unit 4 - Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself
 



Lesson 2: Family

Grammar Points

• The Particle 的 (de) (I)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 17 Lesson 4: Using Possessive Forms
 

• Measure Words (I)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 20, Lesson 1: Measure Words - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 20, Lesson 2: Measure Words - Part 2
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #3: Ignoring Chinese Measure Words

• Question Pronouns
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 1: Chinese Word Order for Content Questions

• 有 (yǒu) in the sense of 'to Have' or 'to Possess'
  -Video:
BCC Unit 19, Lesson 1: Brothers and Sisters
 

• 有 (yǒu) in the sense of “to Exist”
  -Video:
ICC Unit 7, Lesson 1: Favorite Cities - Part 1
 

• The Usage of 二 (èr) and 两 (liǎng)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 14, Lesson 1: Something to Drink - Part 1
 

• The Adverb 都 (dōu)
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 37: Does 都 (dōu) equal all


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 20, Lesson 3: Asking About Siblings (COTS) 

-Video: BCC Unit 53, Lesson 2: Comparing People (COTS) 


Cultural Points
Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 48: How to Say Cousin in Chinese
-Yoyo Blog Article: 6 Details You Need to Know About Schools in China


Other Useful Materials:
• Use of Measure word 
   -Video: BCC Unit 14, Lesson 2 Something to Drink - Part 2 (Music Video)
 



Lesson 3: Dates & Times

Grammar Points 

 Numbers (0, 1–100)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 2, Lesson 1: Numbers 0-10 (Music Video)
  -Video: BCC Unit 2, Lesson 3: Numbers 11-99
  -Video: BCC Unit 16, Lesson 1: Numbers 100 and Above
 

 Dates and Time
  -Video:
BCC Unit 27, Lesson 1: Months and Weeks - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 2: Months and Weeks - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 3: Days and Years - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 4: Days and Years - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 29, Lesson 1: During the Day - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 29, Lesson 2: During the Day - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 30, Lesson 1: Telling time - Part 1

  -Video: BCC Unit 30, Lesson 2: Telling time - Part 2

  -Ebook: Yoyo Chinese The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Chinese Time Words 

 Pronouns as Modifiers and the Usage of the Particle 的 (de) (II)

  -Video: BCC Unit 17 Lesson 4: Using Possessive Forms  

 The Sentence Structure of 我请你吃饭 (Wǒ qǐng nǐ chī fàn)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 41, Lesson 2: Asking Someone Out
 

 Alternative Questions
  -Video:
BCC Unit 12, Lesson 2: Do You Want Coffee or Tea?
 

 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (I)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 57, Lesson 2: Another Way to Ask a Yes or No Question
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Forming a Yes/No Question - Lesson 2: Forming a Yes or No Chinese Question with the 'Verb-not-verb' Structure
 

 The Adverb 还 (hái)
  
-Video: ICC Unit 6, Lesson 1: Except and Besides - Part 1
  
-Video: ICC Unit 10, Lesson 1: Are you Married?


Listening Practice

-Video: BCC Unit 2, Lesson 2: Counting 1-10(COTS)
-Video: BCC 28, Lesson 2: Talking About Dates - Part 2 (COTS)
-Video: BCC 28, Lesson 4: When is Your Birthday? (COTS)
-Video: BCC 32, Lesson 3: Days in a Year (COTS)
-Video: BCC 30, Lesson 3: What Time Is It? (COTS)
-Video: BCC 31, Lesson 2: When Do You Wake Up? (COTS)

Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Chinese Dining Etiquette Survival Guide

-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Essential Chinese New Year Dishes 



Lesson 4: Hobbies

Grammar Points

 Word Order in Chinese
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 1: Chinese Word Order (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 2: Chinese Word Order (Part 2)
  -
Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 3: Chinese Word Order (Part 3)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 1: Chinese Word Order for Content Questions

  -
Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #10: Putting Time and Location at the Wrong Place

 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (II)
  -Video: BCC Unit 57, Lesson 2: Another Way to Ask a Yes or No Question

  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Forming a Yes/No Question - Lesson 2: Forming a Yes or No Chinese Question with the 'Verb-not-verb' Structure

 The Conjuction 那(么)(nà{me})

 去 (qù) + Action
  -Video: BCC Unit 23,
Lesson 5: I want to Go to China
  -Video: Google Hangout, Lesson 1: How to Say "chu", "qu", "ren" and "yan" Correctly
 

 Questions with 好吗 (hǎo ma)

 The Modal Verb 想 (xiǎng)
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 16: How to say 'I want to' in Chinese

 Verb+Object as a Detachable Compound
  -Video: BCC Unit 41,
Lesson 3: Singing and Dancing
  -
Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #7: Confusion About "Verb + Default Object" Verbs
 


Cultural Points

-Video: ICC Unit 49, Lesson 1: Splitting the Bill - Part 1
-Video: ICC Unit 49, Lesson 2: Splitting the Bill - Part 2
-Yoyo Blog Article: Chinese Dining Etiquette Survival Guide
-Yoyo Blog Article: Why is Basketball so Popular in China?
-Yoyo Blog Article: Why Chinese People Love Western TV Shows
-Yoyo Blog Article: Korean Dramas and Chinese Soft Power
 



Lesson 5: Visiting Friends

Grammar Points

 一下 (yí xià) and (一)点儿({yì} diǎnr) Moderating the tone of Voice
  -Video: BCC Unit 34, Lesson 1: I don't care
  -Video: BCC Unit 41, Lesson 4: Asking Someone For Help
  -Video: BCC Unit 54, Lesson 1: Expressing Ability with Nénɡ
  -Video: BCC Unit 56, Lesson 1: Expressing 'Have to'
 

 Adjectives as Predicates
  -Video: BCC Unit 17, Lesson 1: I'm good
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Adjectives - Lesson 1: Chinese Adjectives (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 4: Chinese adjectives
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #1: Assuming 'to be' Equals '是 (shì)'

 The Preposition 在 (zài)
  -Video: BCC Unit 18, Lesson 1: Asking Where
  -Video: BCC Unit 18, Lesson 2: Where is the Restroom

 The Particle 吧 (ba)
  -Video: BCC Unit 24, Lesson 2: Essential Chinese Phrases - Part 2
 

 The Particle 了 (le) (I)
  -Video: BCC Unit 46, Lesson 1 Talking About the Past - Part 3
  -Video: BCC Unit 46, Lesson 2 Talking About the Past - Part 4
  -Video: BCC Unit 47, Lesson 1 Talking About the Past - Part 5
  -Video: BCC Unit 47, Lesson 2 Talking About the Past - Part 6
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #9: Using 'le (了)' to Indicate Past Tense for All Verbs

 The Adverb 才 (cái)
  -Video: ICC Unit 54, Lesson 2: The Tricky Word 'Cai'
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 47, Lesson 3: Last Weekend Activities (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 54, Lesson 2: Eating Spicy Foods (COTS)
 


Cultural points
-Yoyo Blog Article: What Makes Expats Stay in China?
-Yoyo Blog Article: How to Make Great First Impressions with Any Chinese Speaker
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Ways to Deflect a Compliment in Chinese
 



Lesson 6: Making Appointments

Grammar Points
 The Preposition 给 (gěi)
  -Video: ICC Unit 28, Lesson 2 What Would You Do With a Million Dollars - Part 1

 The Modal Verb 要 (yào) (I)
  -Video: BCC Unit 44, Lesson 1: Talking About the Future (Part 3)

 The Adverb 别 (bié)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Negation Words - Lesson 3: Chinese Negation Words 别 (bié) and 不要 (bú yào)
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 3: Don't Piss Me Off

 Time Expressions

  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 1: Months and Weeks - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 2: Months and Weeks - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 3: Days and Years - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 27, Lesson 4: Days and Years - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 29, Lesson 1: During the Day - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 29, Lesson 2: During the Day - Part 2
  -Video: BCC Unit 30, Lesson 1: Telling time - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 30, Lesson 2: Telling time - Part 2

  -Ebook: Yoyo Chinese The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Chinese Time Words

 The Modal Verb 得 (děi)
  -Video: BCC Unit 56, Lesson 1: Expressing 'Have to' 
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 2: The Difference Between "Have to" and "Don't Have to
" 

 Directional Complements (I)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 1: Complement of Direction (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 2: Complement of Direction (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 3: Complement of Direction (Part 3)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 4: Complement of Direction (Part 4)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 5: Complement of Direction (Part 5)
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 44, Lesson 2: Making Weekend Plans (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Video: BCC Unit 32, Lesson 2 What’s Your Number? (COTS)
-Yoyo Blog Article: What’s the difference between zhongwen, hanyu, putonghua, guoyu and huayu?
 



Lesson 7: Studying Chinese

Grammar Points
 Descriptive Complements (I)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 1: Complement of Degree (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 2: Complement of Degree (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 3: Complement of Degree (Part 3)
  -Video: BCC Unit 48, Lesson 2: Complimenting in Chinese

 The Adverbs 太 (tài) and 真 (zhēn)

 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (I)

 Double Objects 

Ordinal Number

  -Video: BCC Unit 39, Lesson 3: Past Experiences - Part 7

有(一)点儿 (yǒu {yì} diánr)

  -Video: BCC Unit 40, Lesson 5: What's the Matter

 怎么 (zěnme) in Questions
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 7: Asking a How Question in Chinese (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 22: The difference Between '怎么' and '为什么'
  -Video: BCC Unit 34, Lesson 3: Saying Things in Chinese
  -Video: BCC Unit 36, Lesson 1: How Do You Get to Work?

 The 的 (de) Structure (I)
 -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Adjectives - Lesson 2: Using Chinese Adjectives with 'de (的)'
  -Video: ICC Unit 30, Lesson 1: What's Your Type of Man? - Part 1
  -Video: ICC Unit 31, Lesson 1: What's Your Type of Woman? - Part 1
  -Video: ICC Unit 32, Lesson 1: Your Dream Man - Part 1
  -Video: ICC Unit 33, Lesson 1: Your Dream Girl - Part 1
  -Video: ICC Unit 34, Lesson 1: What Kinds of Men Do You Dislike? - Part 1
  -Video: ICC Unit 35, Lesson 1: What Kinds of Women Do You Dislike? - Part 1
 

 The Use of Nouns and Pronouns in Continuous Discourse 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 49, Lesson 2: Dancing Well (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 49, Lesson 3: Getting a Good Rest (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 36, Lesson 4: Can you drive? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 26, Lesson 2: Why Learn Chinese? (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese - Chinese Characters
 


Other Useful Materials:
-Video: Chinese Character Course Unit 1, Lesson 1: Introduction to Learning Chinese Characters
-Video: Chinese Character Course Unit 1, Lesson 2: How Many Chinese Characters Should You Learn?
-Video: Chinese Character Course Unit 1, Lesson 3: Lesson 3 How are Chinese Characters Formed?
-Video: Chinese Character Course Unit 1, Lesson 4: How do Chinese People Type Chinese Characters?
-Video: Chinese Character Course Unit 1, Lesson 5: How You'll Achieve Basic Chinese Literacy with Yoyo Chinese
 



Lesson 8: School life

Grammar Points

 The Position of Time-When Expressions
-Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 1: Chinese Word Order (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 2: Chinese Word Order (Part 2)
  -
Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Word Order - Lesson 3: Chinese Word Order (Part 3)

  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 1: Chinese Word Order for Content Questions

  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #10: Putting Time and Location at the Wrong Place

 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (II)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 57, Lesson 1: Conditional Statements With 'If'
 

 一边…一边… (yìbiān...yìbiān...)

 Series of Verbs/Verb Phrases

 The Particle 了 (le) (II)
  -Video: BCC Unit 46, Lesson 1 Talking About the Past - Part 3
  -Video: BCC Unit 46, Lesson 2 Talking About the Past - Part 4
  -Video: BCC Unit 47, Lesson 1 Talking About the Past - Part 5
  -Video: BCC Unit 47, Lesson 2 Talking About the Past - Part 6
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #9: Using 'le (了)' to Indicate Past Tense for All Verbs

 The Particle 的 (de) (III): To “de” or not to “de”
   -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Adjectives - Lesson 2: Using Chinese Adjectives with 'de (的)'

• The Adverb 正在 (zhèngzài)

• 除了…以外, 还…(chúle...yǐwài, hái…)
  -Video: ICC Unit 6, Lesson 1: Except and Besides - Part 1

 能 (néng) and 会 (huì) (I) Compared
  -Video: BCC Unit 54, Lesson 1: Expressing Ability with Nénɡ

 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (III) 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 24, Lesson 3: Can You Speak English? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 42, Lesson 3: Making Guesses (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 49, Lesson 2: Dancing Well (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Ways to Deflect a Compliment in Chinese
-Yoyo Blog Article: 6 Details You Need to Know About Schools in China
 



Lesson 9: Shopping

Grammar Points
 The Modal Verb 要 (yào) (II)
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 16: How to say 'I want to' in Chinese

 Measure Words (II)
  -Video: BCC Unit 20, Lesson 1: Measure Words - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 20, Lesson 2: Measure Words - Part 2
  -Ebook: Top 10 Mistakes, Mistake #3: Ignoring Chinese Measure Words

• The 的 (de) structure (II)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Adjectives - Lesson 2: Using Chinese Adjectives with 'de (的)'

 多 (duō) Used Interrogatively
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 7: Asking a "How Much" Question in Chinese

  -Video: BCC Unit 37, Lesson 1: Asking About Age - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 37, Lesson 3 How Long Will You Stay?
 

 Amounts of Money
  -Video:
BCC Unit 32, Lesson 4: Asking How Much

 跟/和…(不)一样 (gēn/hé... {bù} yíyàng)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 51, Lesson 2 Describing Similarities
 

 虽然…,可是/但是…(suīrán..., kěshì/dànshì...)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 40, Lesson 3: Expressing 'Although'
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 32, Lesson 5: How Much Is This? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 37, Lesson 2: Asking About Age II (COTS)
 


Cultural Points 
-Yoyo Blog Article: Using Credit Cards in China: Do's and Don'ts

-Yoyo Blog Article: 8 Things to Know About Chinese Shopping Culture 



Lesson 10: Transportation

Grammar Points
 Topic-Comment Sentences
  -Yoyo Blog Article: Yoyo Blog a Common Chinese Sentence Pattern Explained

 或者 (huòzhě) and 还是 (háishi)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Chinese Content Questions -WH- Questions, Lesson 12: How to Say "Or" in Chinese - hái shì (还是) / huò zhě (或者)

  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 8: How to Say "Or" in Chinese
 

 先 (xiān)…再 (zài)…
  -Video:
ICC Unit 38, Lesson 3: Future Plans - Part 3
 

 还是 (háishi)…(吧) (ba)

 每 (měi)…都 (dōu)
  -Video: ICC Unit 47, Lesson 2: Celebrating Birthdays - Part 2
 

 要 (yào)…了 (le) 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Navigating Shanghai
-Yoyo Blog Article: Learn Chinese New Year Vocabulary with Our Latest Google Hangout
-Yoyo Blog Article: How to Survive a Crazy Chinese Taxi Ride
-Yoyo Blog Article: Buying Train Tickets in China – Chinese Phrases You Should Know
-Yoyo Blog Article: Chinese New Year is Nuts!
-Yoyo Blog Article: How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Essential Chinese New Year Dishes
 


Other Useful Materials
-Video: ICC Unit 21, Lesson 1: Distances From A to B
-Video: ICC Unit 22, Lesson 1: Distance and Time
 



Lesson 11: Talking about the Weather

Grammar Points
• Comparative Sentences with 比 (bǐ) (I)
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 1: Making Comparisons
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 2: Comparing Age
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 3: Comparing Arrival Times
  -Video: BCC Unit 52, Lesson 1: Practicing Comparisons - Part 1
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 26: How to Compare People in Chinese

 The Particle 了 (le) (III)
  -Video: ICC Unit 28, Lesson 2 What Would You Do With a Million Dollars - Part 1

  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 40: Use 了 in Different Situations

 The Modal Verb 会 (huì, will) (II)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 43, Lesson 1: Talking About the Future - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 43, Lesson 3: Talking About the Future - Part 2

• Adj+(一)点儿 ({yì} diǎnr)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 32, Lesson 3: Your Dream Man - Part 3

• The Adverb 又 (yòu, again)
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 25: Correct Word for 'Again' in Chinese

• Adj/ V + 是 (shì) + Adj / V, + 可是/但是… (kěshì/dànshì…)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 49, Lesson 2 Splitting the Bill - Part 2
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 32: When to Use the Word 是
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 43, Lesson 2: Plans in the Future (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 43, Lesson 4: Weather in the Future (COTS)?
-Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 4: Who is Better? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 51, Lesson 4: Who’s Prettier? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 52, Lesson 3: Practicing Comparisons III (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 52, Lesson 2: Practicing Comparisons II (COTS)

Cultural Points
 
-Yoyo Blog Article: 9 Clever Chinese Translations for Foreign Names
-Yoyo Blog Article: Top 5 Gaming Culture Phenomenons in China and Its Impact on Chinese Society
 


Other Useful Materials
-Video: ICC Unit 39, Lesson 1: Summer Is My Favorite
-Video: ICC Unit 40, Lesson 1: More on Seasons
-Video: ICC Unit 41, Lesson 1: Discussing Weather - Rain
-Video: ICC Unit 44, Lesson 1: Discussing Weather - Sunshine
 



Lesson 12: Dining

Grammar Points
 一…也/都…不/没… (yì...yě/dōu...bù/méi)
  
-Video: ICC Unit 57, Lesson 2: Talking About Music - Jazz & Country

 Adverb 多/少 (duō/shǎo) + V
  -Video:
BCC Unit 56, Lesson 2: Expressing 'Should

 刚 (gāng) vs 刚才 (gāngcái)
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 23: How to Use 刚才 and 刚
 

 Resultative Complements (I)
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, Complement of Result, Lesson 1: Complement of Result (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Result, Lesson 2: Complement of Result (Part 2)

 好 (hǎo) as a Resultative Complement
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Result, Lesson 3: Complement of Result (Part 3)

 Reduplication of Adjectives
  -Video:
ICC Unit 43, Lesson 1: Discussing Weather - Wind
 

 The Verb 来 (lái) 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 56, Lesson 3: What Do You Do When You're Sick? (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 56, Lesson 5: English Learning Tips (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 12, Lesson 3: Do You Like Chinese Food? (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Top 10 Authentic Chinese Dishes
-Yoyo Blog Article: Authentic Chinese Recipe: Egg Drop Soup
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Essential Chinese New Year Dishes
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Weird Chinese Dishes to Avoid (or Enjoy)
-Yoyo Blog Article: Top 5 Chinese Food Related Slang
-Yoyo Blog Article: 6 Awesome Authentic Chinese Foods You Need to Know About
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Funky Chinese Snacks You'll Want to Try for Yourself
-Yoyo Blog Article: What Does 'Western Food' Mean in China?
-Yoyo Blog Article: 6 Crazy Chinese Versions of American Fast Food
 



Lesson 13: Asking Directions

Grammar Points
 Direction and Location Words
  -Video: BCC Unit 59, Lesson 1: Indicating Location
  -Video: BCC Unit 60, Lesson 1: Giving Directions to a Taxi Driver

• Comparative Sentences with 没(有) (méi{yǒu})
  -Video:
BCC Unit 51, Lesson 1: Making Negative Comparisons
 

 那么 (nàme) Indicating Degree
  -Video:
ICC Unit 39, Lesson 2: Fall is Cooler Than Summer
  -Video: ICC Unit 45, Lesson 2: Sorry For Being Late! - Part 2
 

 到 (dào) + Place + 去 (qù) + Action
  -
Video: ICC Unit 47, Lesson 3: Celebrating Birthdays - Part 3
 

 The Dynamic Particle 过 (guo)
  -Video:
BCC Unit 38, Lesson 1: Past Experiences - Part 1
  -Video: BCC Unit 38, Lesson 3: Past Experiences - Part 3
  -Video: BCC Unit 39, Lesson 1: Past Experiences - Part 5
 

• Reduplication of Verbs
  -Video:
BCC Unit 34, Lesson 1: I Don't Care

 Resultative Complements (II)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Result, Lesson 4: Complement of Result (Part 4)

  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Result, Lesson 5: Complement of Result (Part 5)

 一…就… (yī...jiù..., as soon as...then...) 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 59, Lesson 2: Locating Objects in a Picture (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 39, Lesson 2: Past Experiences - Part 6 (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 38, Lesson 2: Past Experiences - Part 2 (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 38, Lesson 4: Part Experiences - Part 4 (COTS)
-Video: BCC Unit 60, Lesson 2: More on Directions (COTS)
-Video: ICC Unit 23, Lesson 1: Asking Directions
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: How Chinese People Want to Be Greeted
-Yoyo Blog Article: How to Address a Stranger in Chinese
-Yoyo Blog Article: What’s the difference between zhongwen, hanyu, putonghua, guoyu and huayu?
-Yoyo Blog Article: Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese - What is Mandarin?
 



Lesson 14: Birthday Party

Grammar Points
 呢 (ne) Indicating an Action in Progress

 Verbal Phrases and Subject-Predicate Phrases Used as Attributives
  
-Video: ICC Unit 30, Lesson 1: What's Your Type of Man? - Part 1

 Time Duration
  -Video:
ICC Unit 13, Lesson 2: A Conversation With Mr. Money - Part 4
 

 Sentences with 是…的 (shì...de)
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, The "shi...de" Structure, Lesson 1: Chinese "shì (是) … de (的)" Sentence Structure (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The "shi...de" Structure, Lesson 1: Chinese "shì (是) … de (的)" Sentence Structure (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 33: Difference between '了' and '的'
  -Video: ICC Unit 13, Lesson 2: A Conversation With Mr. Money - Part 4 

 还 (hái, still)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 10, Lesson 1: Are you married?
  -Video: ICC Unit 28, Lesson 4: What Would You Do With a Million Dollars - Part 2
  -Video: ICC Unit 31, Lesson 3: What's Your Type of Woman? - Part 3

  -Video: ICC Unit 51, Lesson 1: Thoughts on America - Part 1 

• 又…又… (yòu...yòu..., both...and...)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 30, Lesson 2: What's Your Type of Man - Part 2
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Learn Chinese New Year Vocabulary with Our Latest Google Hangout
-Yoyo Blog Article: 4 Tips to Survive Your First Chinese Business Dinner
-Yoyo Blog Article: A Song to Wow Your Chinese Friends
-Yoyo Blog Article: Another Chinese Song You Need to Learn
-Yoyo Blog Article: A Song Guaranteed to Impress Any Chinese Person You Meet 

-Yoyo Blog Article: What You Should Know About Gift Giving in China 


Other Useful Materials
-Video: ICC Unit 47, Lesson 1: Celebrating Birthdays - Part 1
 



Lesson 15: Seeing a Doctor

Grammar Points
 死 (sǐ) Indicating an Extreme Degree

  Times of Actions
  -Video: BCC Unit 39, Lesson 3: Past Experiences - Part 7
  -Video: BCC Unit 21, Lesson 1: Say That Again
  -Video: ICC Unit 19, Lesson 1: Talking About the Future - Part 1
 

 起来 (qi lai) indicating the Beginning of an Action
  -
Video: Chinese Grammar, Complements and Their Extended Meanings - Lesson 12: Complements and Their Extended Meanings - 起来 (Part 1)

• 把 (bǎ) Construction (I)
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 1: Introduction to the Chinese '把' Structure
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 2: 1st Mandatory “bǎ (把)” Situation - Move Somewhere New (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 3: 1st Mandatory “bǎ (把)” Situation - Move Somewhere New (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 4: 1st Mandatory “bǎ (把)” Situation - Move Somewhere New (Part 3)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 5: 2nd Mandatory “bǎ (把)” situation - Treat A as B 
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 6: 3rd Mandatory “bǎ (把)” situation - Change A to B
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, The bǎ (把) Structure - Lesson 7: When You CANNOT Use the “bǎ (把)” Structure

• The Preposition 对 (duì)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 4, Lesson 3:What's Your Impression of Shenyang?
  -Video: ICC Unit 37, Lesson 3: Discussing Jobs - Airports
 

 越来越… (yuè lái yuè...)

 再说 (zàishuō)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 36, Lesson 4: Discussing Jobs - Company Employees
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Health Hacks Chinese People Believe In
-Yoyo Blog Article: Chinese Health Concepts You Should Know About
-Yoyo Blog Article: The Unique Way Chinese People Talk About Health Matters
 


Other Useful Materials
-Video: ICC Unit 58, Lesson 1: Chinese vs. Western Medicine - Part 1
 



That’s How the Chinese Say it

 在 (zài, to exist)

 Complimentary Expressions

 怎么了 (Zěnme le? What’s the matter? What’s wrong?)
  -
Video: BCC Unit 41, Lesson 1: How Have You Been? (COTS)
 

 糟糕 (zāogāo, [It’s] awful/What a mess)
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 28: How to Describe Someone in Chinese
 



Lesson 16: Dating

Grammar Points
 Descriptive Complements (II)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 1: Complement of Degree (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 2: Complement of Degree (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Degree, Lesson 3: Complement of Degree (Part 3)
  -Video: BCC Unit 48, Lesson 2: Complimenting in Chinese

 Potential Complements
  -Video: Chinese
Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 1: Potential Complement - Introduction to “Can” and “Cannot” in Chinese (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 2: Potential Complement - Introduction to “Can” and “Cannot” (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 3: Potential Complement - More Ways to Use Cannot (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 4: Potential Complement - More Ways to Use Cannot (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 5: Potential Complement - More Ways to Use Cannot (Part 3)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 6: Potential Complement - More Ways to Use Cannot (Part 4)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 7: Potential Complement - How to say 'Can' in Chinese
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 8: Potential Complement - How to Ask a 'Can' Question in Chinese
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Potential Complement, Lesson 9: Potential Complement - Review: Can & Cannot

 就 (jiù) - only

 Directional Complements (II)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 1: Complement of Direction (Part 1)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 2: Complement of Direction (Part 2)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 3: Complement of Direction (Part 3)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 4: Complement of Direction (Part 4)
  -Video: Chinese Grammar, Complement of Direction - Lesson 5: Complement of Direction (Part 5)
 


Listening Practice 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Useful Words that Describe the Dating Scene in China
-Yoyo Blog Article: What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy 
-Yoyo Blog Article: 5 Things Chinese Women Love About Western Men
-Yoyo Blog Article: How Dating is Done in China
-Yoyo Blog Article: Ultimate Vocabulary You Need to Survive (or Avoid) Valentine is Day in China


Other Useful Materials
-Video: ICC Unit 15, Lesson 1: Saying Excuse Me
-Video: ICC Unit 29, Lesson 1: Celebrating Valentine's Day - Part 1
 



Lesson 17: Renting an Apartment

Grammar Points
 Verb + 了 (le) + Numeral + Measure Word + Noun + 了 (le)
  
-Video: ICC Unit 26, Lesson 3: How Long Have You Been Ice Skating?
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 21: How to Say Have Not

 连…都/也 (lián...dōu/yě)

• Potential Complements with Verb + 不下 (bu xià)
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, Complements and Their Extended Meanings, Lesson 2: Complements and Their Extended Meanings - xià (下)

 多 (duō) Indicating an Approximate Number
  -Video: ICC Unit 22, Lesson 1: Distance and Time

 Question Pronouns with 都/也 (dōu/yě)
  -Video: BCC Unit 58, Lesson 1: Everything and Anything
  -Video: BCC Unit 58, Lesson 3: Everyone and Anyone 
  -Video: BCC Unit 58, Lesson 4: Everywhere and Anywhere
  -Video: BCC Unit 58, Lesson 5: Saying 'Anytime'
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 37, Lesson 4: Asking About Living Locations (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Apartment Hunting in China: Top Tips You Need to Know 



Lesson 18: Sports

Grammar Points
 Duration of Non-Action
  
-Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson: 21 How to Say Have Not

 好/难 (hǎo/nán) + V
  -Video:
ICC Unit 12, Lesson 1: A Conversation with Mr. Money - Part 1
 

 下去 (xia qu) Indicating Continuation
  -Video:
Chinese Grammar, Complements and Their Extended Meanings,  Lesson 5: Complements and Their Extended Meanings - xià qù (下去)

 Duration of Actions
  -Video:
Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 20: How to Use 了 at the End of a Sentence

 The Particle 着 (zhe)
  -Video:
ICC Unit 40, Lesson 2: Continuing Actions and Everywhere
  -Video: ICC Unit 57, Lesson 4: Talking About Music - Rap
 

 被/叫/让 (bèi/jiào/ràng) in Passive-Voice Sentences
  
-Video: ICC Unit 30, Lesson 1: What's Your Type of Man - Part 2
 


Listening Practice
-Video: BCC Unit 55, Lesson 3: Talking About Sports (COTS)
 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Why is Basketball so Popular in China?
-Yoyo Blog Article:
 How Modern Chinese Culture Ruins its National Soccer Team
 


Other Useful Materials
-Video: BCC Unit 55, Lesson 2: The Ever-Useful dǎ (打) - Part 2
 



Lesson 19: Travel

Grammar Points
• 不得了(bù déliǎo, extremely)

• Question Pronouns as Indefinite References (Whoever, Whatever, etc.)

• Numbers over One Thousand
  -Video:
ICC Unit 28, Lesson 1: Counting With Large Numbers
 

• Comparative Sentences with 比 (bǐ) (II)
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 1: Making Comparisons
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 2: Comparing Age
  -Video: BCC Unit 50, Lesson 3: Comparing Arrival Times
  -Video: BCC Unit 52, Lesson 1: Practicing Comparisons - Part 1
  -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 26: How to Compare People in Chinese
 


Listening Practice 


Cultural Points
-Yoyo Blog Article: Top 10 Chinese Historical Sights to See
-Yoyo Blog Article: Travelling in China? Don’t Miss Out on These 9 Spots
-Yoyo Blog Article: Essential Survival Tips for Traveling in China
-Yoyo Blog Article: How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year
-Yoyo Blog Article: Buying Train Tickets in China – Chinese Phrases You Should Know
-Yoyo Blog Article: 6 Lesser Known Places in Shanghai Worth Visiting
 



Lesson 20: At the Airport

Grammar Points
 的 (de), 得 (de), 地 (de) Compared

 …的时候 (...de shíhou) and …以后 (...yǐhòu) Compared
   -Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 12: Call Me When You Get Home

 还 (hái) + Positive Adjective
  - Video: ICC Unit 9, Lesson 1: Experience With Food - Part 1
  - Video: ICC Unit 54, Lesson 1: Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - Part 1
  - Video: ICC Unit 55, Lesson 3: Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - Part 5

 Kinship Terms
  - Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 48: How to Say Cousin in Chinese
  - Video: Chinese Learning Tips, Lesson 13: How to Say Son and Daughter
  - Video: BCC Unit 19, Lesson 1: Brothers and Sisters
 


Listening Practice 



That’s How the Chinese Say it

Grammar Points
 一言为定 (yì yán wéi dìng, it’s a deal; it’s decided)

 “Good,” “Very good,” “Excellent,” “Extraordinary”

• Greetings and Farewells

  -Yoyo Blog Article: How Chinese People Really Greet Each Other

  -Yoyo Blog Article: How Chinese People Actually Say Good Bye

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