Paperback, Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters, Pinyin, Zhuyin and English, 80 pages, 11"x8.25", 1 Audio CD/1 CD-ROM(MP3)/1 DVD
Characteristics of the Book: 本书特色：
** Simplified and Traditional Chinese ** 简繁体左右页对照学习
** Step-by-step Curriculum ** 循序渐进的的螺旋式教材结构
** Everyday Chinese ** 基础实用的中文
** Situational Learning ** 应用情境式学习法
** Video Lessons ** 提供真人影片学习
** Glimpses into Chinese Culture ** 融合中华文化
** Fully Interactive CD-ROMs ** 搭配功能丰富的互动光盘
** Multi-stage DVD Series ** 搭配多元延伸DVD 影片
** Chinese Proficiency Test. ** 内含中文能力测验考试
1. Hot Topics
What topics do Chinese businesspeople talk about in meetings? This issue will introduce you to four of the most popular topics.
In this unit, you will know how to talk about commonly used illustrations and charts.
Two sets of sentences will be introduced in this unit: 1) in meetings—stating your topic, opening up a new topic for discussion, giving further explanations, expressing and exchanging opinions tactfully; and 2) when briefing—stating the topic, using charts, solving problems, and making conclusions.
4. Sentence Patterns
Here, you will be introduced to sentence patterns used to talk about “topics in meetings” and “introducing the key points of a briefing” to help you get straight to the point the minute you get up on stage.
Once a meeting has begun, one often needs to explain one’s point of view, exchange ideas with others, or express agreement or disagreement. In this unit, vocabulary and dialogue to do with the aforementioned situations will be introduced, as well as the sentence patterns 根據 / 根據…… (when looking at data), A 比 B + SV…(when making comparisons), and 針對 / 針對…..(to talk about a certain topic).
Fang Renjie, a sales representative, must present his case to a client, explain his marketing strategies using charts, and state the key points to complete his briefing. Let’s take a look at his word usage, and learn from it how to make a briefing both objective and persuasive.
In the business world, nothing is official unless it’s on paper. In this issue, an e-mail notifying employees of an upcoming meeting is used as an example to help you understand written notifications.
8.Wisdom & Idioms
Jack Ma, China’s most outspoken entrepreneur, founded China’s largest electronics business group. How did he get to where he is now from humble beginnings as an English teacher? Are his sayings as humorous as the way he runs his business? And what do the idiom先下手為強 and proverb 有天下無難事，只怕有心人have to do with Ma’s past experience? Let’s read to find out!
When briefing a client in person, there are five points that you must mention: your company’s history, the founder of the company, where your company is located, where your branch offices are located, and the type of products you sell/produce. You will learn all this in this unit.
10.Practice Makes Perfect
In this unit, you will learn from Joey’s mistakes. After reading through the unit, it will be easier for you to speak Chinese. Details that might be useful to know when having a meeting with Chinese people are also added.