The Huanying, Volume 2 Part 1 student workbook accompanies the Volume 2 textbook in the first semester and contains a variety of engaging activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Communicative activities for pairs and small groups are provided as ready-to-use student worksheets with clear instructions, requiring minimal preparation time for teachers. Activities progress from structured (such as vocabulary matching and How do you say it in Chinese? ) to open-ended (such as pair or group interviews), building accuracy and fluency in a cultural context and encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
In Volume 2, students can create an invitation to a Moon Festival party, interview classmates about their cell phone usage, make travel suggestions to a pen pal who will visit from China, and more. Games such as bingo, crossword puzzles, and word searches provide fun and meaningful learning activities. Listening practice exercises are marked with an icon to indicate corresponding audio tracks available online (free with textbook purchase). Character-practice exercises, suitable for homework assignments, provide step-by-step guidance on how to write the new Chinese characters learned in each lesson. This workbook is in simplified characters, with English and pinyin.