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Conversation-选修课 (xuǎnxiūkè) Elective Courses

Apr. 1, 2015
话题:返校(huàtí: fǎnxiào) Topic: Back to School

选修课(xuǎnxiūkè) Elective Courses


Beginner Level/初级 chūjí

Hai, Bèidì, háo jiŭ bú jiàn!
A: 嗨,贝蒂,好  久  不 见!
Hi, Betty, long time no see!

Hai, Lùxī! Shíjiān guò de zhēn kuài, shŭjià hái méi wán gòu ne, yòu kāixué le!
B: 嗨,露西!时间   过   得   真     快,暑假   还   没    玩   够  呢,又   开学 了!
Hi, Lucy! How time flies! We have to go back to school now, but I’m not ready. I don’t feel like I played enough.

Shì a, zhè xuéqī zēngjiā le xuǎnxiūkè, yào kāishĭ máng lo!
A: 是 啊,这 学期     增加  了  选修 课, 要    开始   忙   咯!
Right, we have to take elective courses this semester and will get very busy.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

开学(kāixué): n beginning of a semester

学期(xuéqī): n semester; term

选修课(xuǎnxiūkè): n elective course


Intermediate Level/中级 zhōngjí

Nĭ kàn guò wŏmen zhè xuéqī de kèbiǎo ma?
A: 你  看   过    我们     这   学期  的   课表   吗?
Have you seen our class schedule for the semester?

Kàn guò, kè hěn shǎo.
B: 看   过, 课  很    少。
Yeah, I saw it. We don’t have that many classes.

Èn, shì de, suŏyĭ wŏ xiǎng xué yì mén xuǎnxiūkè.
A: 嗯,是 的,所以  我  想   学   一 门   选修 课,
Nĭ zhīdào nǎlĭ  yŏu xué zhōngwén de xuǎnxiūkè ma?
你   知道  哪里  有  学      中文      的  选修 课   吗?
Well, right. So I want to take an elective course. Do you know where I can take one?

Nĭ hái zhēn shì wèn duì rén le, eChineseLearning    zuìjìn gānggāng tuīchū fǎnxiào xuǎnxiūkè cùxiāo,
B: 你  还   真   是   问   对  人  了,eChineseLearning 最近       刚刚    推出     返校     选修课    促销,
xiànzài     bàomíng, hěn shíhuì ne!
现在        报名,     很   实惠   呢!
You’re talking to the right person. eChineseLearning has just launched a back-to-school promotion for Chinese     elective courses recently. It’s quite beneficial if you sign up now.

Shì ma? Nà kuài gàosu wŏ bàomíng fāngshì, wŏ yŏu diǎn pòbùjídài le!
A: 是  吗? 那   快    告诉   我     报名     方式, 我   有   点  迫不及待 了!
Really? Please tell me how to sign up right away. I can’t wait.

Nĭ dēnglù tāmen de guānfāng wǎngzhàn www.eChineseLearning.com jiù zhīdào le!
B: 你    登录   他们   的       官方         网站 www.eChineseLearning.com 就 知道 了!
Log on their official website: www.eChineseLearning.com, you’ll know what to do.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

课表(kèbiǎo): n school timetable; class schedule

促销(cùxiāo): n sales promotion

报名(bàomíng): n/v sign up

实惠(shíhuì): adj beneficial


Advanced level/高级 gāojí

Yìzhuǎnyǎn jiù kāixué le,   jiàqī shíjiān guò de zŏng shì hěn kuài!
A: 一转眼        就  开学  了,假期  时间   过  得   总    是  很   快!
Vacation time always goes so quickly; a new semester begins in an instant.

Shì a,  xīn xuéqī yòu kāishĭ le.   Nĭ zhīdào ma? Zhè xuéqī wŏmen yŏu zhōngwén xuǎnxiūkè le.
B: 是 啊,新  学期  又  开始  了。你   知道   吗? 这   学期   我们   有      中文       选修课     了。
Yes, you are right. Did you know that we have a

Shì ma? Dōu yŏu xiē shénme nèiróng?
A: 是 吗?  都    有  些    什么     内容?
Really? What topics will that include?

Yŏu hěnduō zhŏng kèchéng,  lìrú tīnggē xué zhōngwén, kàn diànyĭng xué zhōngwén, zhōngguó
B: 有    很多      种       课程,   例如  听歌   学      中文,    看     电影     学      中文,     中国
liúxíng cíyŭ,zhōngguó gōngfu, tàijí děngděng.Wŏmen kěyĭ gēnjù zìjĭ bùtóng de xìngqù qù xuǎnzé.
流行    词语,   中国     功夫, 太极     等等。 我们    可以 根据 自己  不同  的    兴趣  去   选择。
There are many different courses to choose from, such as Chinese songs, learning Chinese through movies,     popular Chinese words, Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi etc., which we can select based on our different interests.

Tīng qĭ lái mán yŏu  yìsi  de,  wŏ yào hǎohao kǎolǜ yíxià,    zài juédìng cānjiā nǎ  yì mén xuǎnxiūkè.
A: 听   起 来  蛮    有   意思 的,我  要   好好   考虑   一下, 再   决定    参加  哪  一  门   选修课。
It sounds really interesting. I’ll think it over and decide which one to choose.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

一转眼(yìzhuányǎn): adv in an instant

蛮(mán): adv very, quite

根据(gēnjù): n basis, evidence; prep according to (here it is a preposition)

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