Asking for Directions: Practice Listening

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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Sound 1 « Select as Answer

Sound 2 « Select as Answer

Sound 3 « Select as Answer

Sound 4 « Select as Answer

The restaurant is on the second floor


It's not unusual to need to ask for directions when visiting any foreign country. If you can't find someone who speaks English, it can help to know some relevant Chinese words and phrases. People in Chinese will usually be keen to help you find your way, but you may need to meet them halfway!

Try to arm yourself with a good map and directions before you step outside your hotel door in China. Receptionist staff are a great source of good information and directions. They may often make a phone call to confirm details they are unsure of. Ask them to write the name and address of where you want to go in Chinese characters. By using this to ask to strangers, it may be easier to find your way to where you want to go.

About our Listening Exercises

Learn Chinese pronunciation by selecting the correct Chinese sound that represents the word or sentence shown. This will be an important tool to help you learn Chinese by improving your listening skills and helping you to engage in conversation. You will find that you can understand a large amount of sentences based on different combinations of the words you have learned up to now! Our Listening exercises are designed to help you practice and learn Chinese online without the need to use separate CDs, cassettes or podcasts. You can start to practice and learn Chinese free by availing of our first 10 free chapters.

Usability Tips

The below shortcuts allow you to use your keyboard in completing this exercise:

Press 1: Selects option number 1
Press 2: Selects option number 2
Press 3: Selects option number 3
Press 4: Selects option number 4

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