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YCT coming Gr.4-5 ES2

YCT的考试就快到了, 最近我们正在复习, ES2四五年级的学生今年是参加YCT的二级考试,希望他们今年都能有好的表现.

YCT的考试是在二零一八年五月十二日, 早上八点半报到. 九点开始正式考试.


以下是YCT 2级 生字的复习,同学们好好利用取得好成绩


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ES1 YCT1&2 vocabulary words

YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency to assesses young students’ Chinese abilities. The test is consist of listening and writing test.

ES1 students will be taking either YCT 1 or YCT 2.

Attached files are the vocabulary words for YCT 1 and YCT 2.



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We are learning facilities about classroom.

Chinese characters: 教室   电视机   电脑   书架   桌子   椅子  小学生   老师  很多  前后左右

pinyin: ai  ei  ui  ao  ou  iu  ie  üe  er  in  un   ün  ang  eng  ing  ong

sentences:教室里有电视机。 教室里有很多小学生。



measure words:张    把     台    个

practice: We play game to practice these things. We will listen to instructions and do the action. For example, raise your left hands, use your right hands handshake with your partner. This is a way to practice, and can  let class become more interesting , enhance their friendship.

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Grade 1: I like to eat cake. (我喜欢吃蛋糕。)

For Grade 1, we are studying the topic about “My favorite food”. In this class, we are studying words about snacks and fruit. For example, cake, chocolate, donut and so on. And meanwhile, we also will study these new sentences:

我喜欢吃蛋糕。(I like to eat cake.)

我喜欢喝牛奶。(I like to drink milk.)

我不喜欢吃香蕉。(I don’t like to eat banana.)

我爱吃巧克力。(I love eating chocolate.)

我不爱喝苹果汁。(I don’t love drinking apple juice.)

我最喜欢吃糖果。(I like to eat candy most.)

We play game to practice these sentences. We will passing one sentence and the last one students will choice the character from whiteboard and draw the foods or animals. In this class, every one students can say sentences and practice their listening about the topic. Students are interested in the topic, so they study new words very fast.


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Nursery Mandarin



Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas


Nursery students focused on the topic “Colors” this month. We learned different words about colors such as, 红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to say their favorite color in class by using sentence patterns discussed in class.


Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this month. You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for future lessons and for upcoming assessments:


Topic Colors
Learning outcomes
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify colors
  • Answer the questions correctly
  • Recite sentences related to the topic
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:




Sentence pattern:

1. 我喜欢红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色

Review material



Teacher Mavi



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Grade 9/10 HS2

Grade 9/10 HS2 students continue with the topic Food and Drinks. The students prepared power point presentation on a Chinese dish and presented in class. The presentation includes food ingredients, procedure and picture of the Chinese dish.










In this task, they practiced their productive skills. Productive skills includes the pronunciation and intonation used to communicate and the grammatical structure of the sentences.




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Recently, we are learning facilities and subjects about school.
Chinese characters:科目:数学 中文 英语 生物 地理 物理 历史 化学 音乐 美术 有意思 考试 测验 为什么
设施:教学楼 图书馆 教室 体育馆 篮球场 足球场 游泳池。
这是我的学校,图书馆里有很多人,一些在…….,一些在…….。Furthermore, we wrote an essay to record our trip. IMG20180320131553[1]IMG20180320131615[1]IMG20180320131651[1]IMG20180320131744[1]

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Grade 4-5 ES1

Grade 4 and 5 ES1 students learned to write simple sentences. Following the pattern below, students shared his/her favorite subject/s in essay writing.

我 + 喜欢 + 上 ____________  课。I like to attend _______ class.

我 + 不喜欢 + 上 ____________  课。I don’t like to attend _______ class.

Grade 4.5 works

They also shared their favorite colors, nationalities of their classmates and basic information about themselves.







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Grade 3 students are learning the topic “I’m hungry”. At the same time, we are reviewing YCT words and Grammars. The new sentence structure is “sb + adj +了。”. Students use these sentences我饿了。(I’m hungry.),我渴了。(I’m thirsty)我饱了。(I am full)to express their feelings.

We review YCT words from Chinese number “一” to foods and animals. Many students forgot pinyin and tone of these words. We use some word cards and play game to review pinyin and tone of these words and sentence structures。