This book is Volume One of "Read This Way" series. The 4 units provide topics such as "Chinese Character, Growing Up, Family Relationships, Names", etc. "Read This Way" is series of Chinese reading materials prepared for intermediate Chinese learners. It is suitable for those who have learned the basic grammar of modern Chinese, and have mastered about 2,000 common words. Altogether there are 28 units in 6 books. With four hours a week, 20 hours each semester, the whole series can be used for two semesters. This series has once been published with the title of Guide to Chinese Reading which has received warm welcome from the students. The revision maintains the formats of students' interest, while updates 80% of the contents to make them closely related with the contemporary situation in China. Due to years' use in teaching practice, the author is able to set detailed and scientific standards for reading speed, quality, etc. It is highly operational and effective for learners to improve their reading skills. In each unit, there are sections like intensive reading, extensive reading, skim/scan, look up in the dictionary, practice of characters, words and sentences, sentence comprehension, etc. Some of the units also provide culture notes explaining the culture phenomenon mentioned in the articles. The well designed combination of reading and exercises helps to train the students' reading ability comprehensively, and to enlarge their vocabulary effectively.
The accompanied free MP3 CD contains the recording of articles in Intensive Reading and Extensive Reading; and the Teacher's Manual provides answer keys to the exercises. Currently Volume 1 has been published; Volumes 2-4 will be published before the end of the year; and the other volumes are going to be published soon.