Chinese for Advanced Subsidiary Level is a textbook designed to meet the requirements of the 2017 reformed A Level exam. It is suitable for use by first-year students of the full A Level course, as well as those who study AS as a separate qualification. This book can also be used for the Pre-U, IB, and HSK exams, and as additional reading materials for students of Chinese at university level.
This book features:
★Thematic chapters in the first four Units each of which gives a background introduction of the sub-themes covered;
★All introductions are presented in both Chinese and English for ease of comprehension;
★Information about Chinese culture and society is incorporated into the chapters to provide additional reading material as well as to enrich the student’s knowledge of the Chinese-speaking world;
★Each chapter provides exercises in all four language skills, translation, and grammar;
★The specified films and literary texts are introduced in Units 1 – 4 early in the school term so as to familiarise the students with their contents, enabling them to establish a link with the sub-themes;
★The passages and listening exercises of each chapter are recorded in both Mandarin and Cantonese and are available to download online;
★Separate versions for simplified and traditional scripts.