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Dialogue 1 and homework

How will you spend the new year holiday? Do you have a plan? Today we will talk about the plans for the new year holiday.

Dialogue 1

A:今天是12月20日,新年就要到了。Jīntiān shì shíèryuè èrshí rì, xīnnián jiù yào dàole.

Today is Decemeber 20th. The New Year is coming.

B:新年你准备做什么?Xīnnián nǐ zhǔnbèi zuò shénme ?

What plan do you have?

A:我想去北京旅游,北京很不错,我去过一次。 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù Běi jīnɡ lǚyóu ,Běijīnɡ hěn búcuò,wǒ qùɡuò yí cì。

I want to take a trip to Beijing. Beijing is a nice place. I’ve been there once.

B:你买票了吗?Nǐ mǎi piào le mɑ ?

Have you bought the ticket?

A:还没有呢,明天就去火车站买票。 Hái méiyǒu ne, mínɡtiān jiù qù huǒchēzhàn mǎi piào.

Not yet. I’ll go to the railway station to buy it tomorrow.

Let’s read it again without Pinyin.

A: 今天是12月20日,新年就要到了。

B: 新年你准备做什么?

A: 我想去北京旅游,北京很不错,我去过一次。

B: 你买票了吗?

A: 还没有呢,明天就去火车站买票。

If you were A, please retell the main idea of this dialogue using your own words.



Today we have learnt the sentence structure“要……了” which means something is going to happen.


If there is no adverbial of time, you can use “就要/快要/快/要……了”. But if there is an adverbial of time in the sentence, you can only use “就要……了” . For example:



After class, tell me how you will spend your new year holiday by starting with 新年就要到了……

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HSK Standard Course Level 2: 2.3

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