Introducing the Book 1. Target readers: beginners in senior high school or junior high school. 2. Duration: one semester, suitable for the schools with less Chinese learning hours. 3. The texts come in both traditional and simplified Chinese. Pinyin is also included. A glossary is attached at the end of the book. 4. Chinese characters: 768 different Chinese characters are included. 5. Vocabulary: 472 words (meaning units) are included. 6. Sentence patterns: 59 sentence patterns are included.