Speak Mandarin well from the beginning

Mandarin Express Intro Level A & B

Practice makes perfect. The more students speak Mandarin, the better they get.

These videos are provided as interesting materials for students to practice making conversations or presenting information and also to have some fun!

Videos are made based on Mandarin Express Intro Level A Student’s Book and Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Where are you from?

Lesson 1 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Practice introducing people in Chinese, asking and answering questions, “where is he/she from?”, and “which city?”. Students are encouraged to write a script based on the video and later act it out in class.

It’s nice to meet you!

Lesson 2 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Practice speaking useful phrases in Chinese, such as, “it’s nice to meet you”. Write a conversation in Chinese based on this video, using useful phrases, questions and answers learned in Lesson 2. Students are encouraged to act it out in class.

What is your telephone number?

Lesson 3 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Write a dialogue script based on the video, practice asking and answering important information in Chinese, such as names, nationality, contact numbers, and etc. Students are encouraged to act the scripts out in class, and have a few laughs!

What time is it now in HK?

Lesson 4 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Describe the video, and practice asking time related questions in Chinese, such as, what time is it in HK? What day is it tomorrow? Students are encouraged to write a script based on the video.

He is at the train station!

Lesson 5 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Write a dialogue based on the video, practice asking and answering questions, such as “where is he?”, “is she at … ?” in Chinese. Students are encouraged to improvise with additional information.

She gets up at seven in the morning.

Lesson 6 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Describe the video, practice giving information about daily routines in Chinese, such as “she gets up at seven in the morning”. Students are encouraged to read out their scripts, and possibly act out as well, in class.

What did you do last weekend?

Lesson 7 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Based on the video, write a dialogue between the two major characters. Practice asking and answering “what did you do last weekend?” Students are encouraged to add more details and act out their scripts in class.

Counties, languages and cities

Lesson 8 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Based on the video, identify which country is shown in the video, and what language is used by the majorities in this country. Finally name a city in this country.

Follow up activity: practice asking and answering questions in Part 2 of the Mandarin Express Intro Level A Student’s Book.

Food, drinks and measure words

Lesson 9 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Watch the video and practice food, drinks and measure words in Chinese. 

Follow up activity: practice selling and buying food. Students are encouraged to come with different scripts and act out their scripts in class.

Checking in a hotel

Lesson 10 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level A

Watch the video and write two conversations in Chinese. One is about booking a hotel room. One is checking in the hotel. 

Follow up activity: write a conversation about checking out the hotel. Students are encouraged to improvise with details.

My Jobs

Lesson 11 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

Use this short video to review jobs and the character’s opinions on these jobs, lesson 11 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book. Students are encouraged to add more details and make it a nice story.

Family members and jobs

Lesson 11 & 12 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to review family members and jobs, lesson 11 and 12 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Clothes and colours

Lesson 13 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to review clothes and colours, lesson 13 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book. 

Describing people

Lesson 11, 13 & 14 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to practice jobs and describing people’s appearance in Chinese. Students are encouraged to supplement their opinions on the characters’ personalities.

Weather forecast

Lesson 15 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is for students to use Chinese to describe weather forecast in various cities in the world. Students can add one more city of their choice for further practice.

Rooms and furniture

Lesson 16 & 17 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to review rooms and furniture, lesson 16 and 17 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Furniture and positions

Lesson 17 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to practice describing positions in Chinese in the context of household furniture, lesson 17 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Sports and activities

Lesson 18 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used to practice describing sports and activities in Chinese and how to use the two structures to supplement additional information, lesson 18 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Going out with friends

Lesson 19 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used for students to tell a story in Chinese, making a phone call, scheduling and going out with friends, lesson 19 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book.

Circle of life

Lesson 20 Review - Mandarin Express Intro Level B

This short video is used for students to describe a person’s life in Chinese, from being born to leaving the world, lesson 20 in Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book. 


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