1.Nán: Jīntiān yǒu hànyǔ kè ma?
男： 今天 有 汉语 课 吗？
Boy: Do you have Chinese class today?
Nǚ: Yǒu, xiàwǔ yǒu.
女： 有， 下午 有。
Girl: Yes, there is in the afternoon.
Topic analysis: The answer is C. This tests students’ mastery of nouns. With the fixed structure of “topic + lesson” here, A and B do not fit, so we can pick C.
2.Nán: Nín mǎi shénme?
男：您 买 什么？
Boy: What are you buying?
Nǚ: Wǒ xiǎng mǎi xiē shuǐguǒ.
女：我 想 买 些 水果。
Girl: I want to buy some fruit.
Topic analysis: The word “岁 (suì), years old” is a measure word for age, and “只 (zhǐ), only” is a measure word for small animals. Both of which do not fit the question. We’ll choose the only remaining option.
3.Nán: Qǐng jìn, nín zhǎo shuí?
男： 请 进， 您 找 谁？
Boy: Please enter, who are you looking for?
Nǚ: Wǒ zhǎo liú lǎoshī, tā zài zhè’ér ma?
女：我 找 刘 老师, 她 在 这儿 吗？
Girl: I’m looking for Ms. Liu, is she here?
Topic analysis: This tests students’ mastery of verbs. B and C are not appropriate to complete the question, so we’ll choose A.
4.Nán: Nǐ zhīdào zhè gè zì zěnme dú ma?
男： 你 知道 这 个 字 怎么 读 吗？
Boy: Do you know how to read this word?
Nǚ: Nǐ wèn wǒ? wǒ yě bù zhīdào.
女：你 问 我？ 我 也 不 知道。
Girl: You’re asking me? I don’t know either.
Topic analysis: This tests students’ mastery of verbs. The question is asking if someone knows how to do something with a Chinese character, so we can eliminate A and C, and choose B.
5.Nán: Nǐmen xuéxiào yǒu duōshǎo gè xuéshēng?
男：你们 学校 有 多少 个 学生？
Boy: How many students are there in your school?
Nǚ: Yī qiānwǔbǎi duō gè.
女：一千五百 多 个。
Girl: More than one thousand five hundred.
Topic analysis: The correct order when communicating numbers is “tens of thousands, thousands, hundreds, and tens”. If we know that, then we know that “hundreds” are preceded by “thousands”, allowing us to exclude B and C and choose A.
6.Nán: Nǐmen méi qù pǎobù?
男： 你们 没 去 跑步？
Boy: You didn’t go running?
Nǚ: Yīnwèi tiānqì bùhǎo, suǒyǐ wǒmen dōu méi qù.
女：因为 天气 不好， 所以 我们 都 没 去。
Girl: We didn’t go because the weather was bad.
Topic analysis: The answer is C. We can see that the adjective “bad” lacks a subject to modify, meaning that the missing word should be a noun. A and B are both adjectives and so do not fit the meaning of the question. Thus, we can choose C.