At the Post Office: 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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I want to send a parcel by sea


Leo has purchased many gifts at the Silk Market, and now wants to send them home. Dani and Leo both go to the post office to buy a shipping box and to send the parcel to Leo's family. Leo learns Mandarin Chinese words and sentences to request to ship his box internationally. Leo learns the Chinese for saying whether he wants to post it by airplane or by ship. The clerk at the post office weighs the box and calculates the price to ship based on how much kilograms it weighs.

You should bring your parcel to the post office unsealed. You will be required to list the contents on the form, and the staff may request to inspect it. You may not be allowed to ship anything that is potentially counterfeit, such as CDs or DVDs. If in doubt, try to bring the original cases for any such items, and receipts if possible. In general, sending a parcel from China is not too expensive and the delivery times are very good.

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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