AP Chinese Prep Readers

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This section is specially tailored to accommodate AP Chinese test preparation programs. It contains more than 200 readers at AP-required, intermediate through advanced-low proficiency levels and aligned to six essential AP themes and supporting subtopics. The readers are authored by experienced AP program teachers and repeatedly tested and practiced in classroom teaching.

These standard-based, content-based, and thematic readers help students thoroughly explore the six AP themes. Learners increase their confidence and success on tests. The readers may be used independently for an AP Chinese prep course or as supplementary materials in existing AP Chinese programs.

AP Chinese Essential Reader Series
—Brought to You by AP Content Experts!

How to develop students’ Chinese proficiency to achieve the AP level? It is said that the best method to train professionals to identify fake money is to familiarize them with all the characteristics of genuine money every day. In the same vein, iChineseReader has systematically developed a book series to accommodate AP Chinese programs.

Fully covering all six major themes of AP Chinese courses!

These standard-aligned and content-based thematic readers help students thoroughly explore the six AP themes. Learners will be exposed to real-world situations, be encouraged to make connections to other disciplines, and learn to compare aspects of Chinese culture to their own; therefore, they will eventually build confidence and increase their success on the exam.

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Perfect for a comprehensive preparation for the AP exam!

This book series contains more than 200 readers at AP-required, intermediate through advanced-low proficiency levels and aligned to six essential AP themes and supporting subtopics. By extensively reading through this book series, students will accumulate substantial knowledge and understanding of various aspects of Chinese culture and modern life, and therefore be well-prepared for the free-response questions on the AP exam. Needless to mention, students will improve their Chinese reading capabilities not only by reading these books per se, but also by taking the quizzes that trains a full set of reading comprehension skills that come at the end of every book.

Authored by experienced AP Chinese teachers and experts!

These books are authored by experienced AP Chinese teachers and content experts, including examination setters and graders. These books are adapted from content materials that they have repeatedly tested and practiced in classroom teaching. The usefulness and relevance of these books are guaranteed.

The readers may be used independently for an AP Chinese course or as supplementary materials in any existing Chinese programs.

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AP中文推荐书目 (部分)
These are only partial lists of each topic

纸到哪里去
纸从哪里来
齐天大圣(一)猴王出世
齐天大圣(二)龙宫借宝
齐天大圣(三)悟空做官
齐天大圣(四)偷食仙丹
齐天大圣(五)大战众神
齐天大圣(六)五指压身
哪吒(一)哪吒出世
哪吒(二)哪吒寻师
哪吒(三)哪吒三问
哪吒(四)哪吒拜师
哪吒(五)哪吒闹海
哪吒(六)哪吒重生
花木兰(一)木兰出征
花木兰(二)万里行军
花木兰(三)沙场征
花木兰(四)荣归故里
十二生肖(民族民俗)
岳飞的故事
丝绸之路
清新 “裸妆”新时尚
and more.....

厦门鼓浪屿
扁鹊见蔡桓公
中秋节的传说:嫦娥奔月
愤怒的夏天
西游记
望子成龙
端午节龙舟比赛
屈原的故事
以茶会友
给兰兰买生日礼物—马克给小明的一封信
给美国朋友做中国菜—给安大伟 的一封信
天坛
住在城里还是住在郊区
买房子
太极拳
孔子
世外桃源
名医李时珍
诗人李白
高考的记忆
and more.....

这个味道太奇怪了
长乐的日记:暑假游北京
参观四合院——给玛丽的一封信
春节到
故宫
春节的习俗
四合院
感恩节
春节的由来
游学中国:习俗的不同
中国新年吃饺子
星星儿童夏令营招募志愿者
保护环境
中国情人节的神话故事
中国家常菜“拍黄瓜”走俏纽约
珍珠鸟(缩写改编)
一张充满爱心的罚单
一屋不扫,何以扫天下
为什么越来越多的美国学生到中国留学
北方白犀牛
社区(定义)
and more.....

为什么要多做社区服务
久居中国的“老外”看中国
怎么保护学生视力
学生使用社交媒体要注意安全
旅行的意义
公路之旅
奇妙的地下花园
一碗面的故事
上海经典一日游
汉堡包的故事
快乐的农民
两姐弟
美欣的生日礼物
伊丽莎白·斯坦顿和女权运动
玛丽不高兴
中国人最喜欢什么数字
长城
中国人的姓名和称呼

逛庙会
我家的年夜饭
低碳生活很环保很时尚
寒假和春节
and more.....

小米在中国——北京
有机?无机?
家乡的味道
给流浪狗和猫讲故事一个特别的校外教学活动
香港两日游
安娜教朋友太极拳
安娜练太极拳
筷子里的中国传统
中文的姓和名
去首都机场接凯杰
带凯杰逛王府井
凯杰的摇滚梦
凯杰准备生日礼物
凯杰在全聚德当义工
凯杰爱上了微信
凯杰学用嘀嘀出行
凯杰扫码租共享单车
凯杰想集五福抢红包
凯杰网购云南咖啡
凯杰变身广场舞明星
凯杰帮同学复习英文
凯杰的功夫梦
and more.....

凯杰订高铁火车票
凯杰上少林学功夫
中国嘻哈美国男友(陆续上书中)
我哥哥的呢?
对猫比对姑姑好
奶奶不认得我了
爷爷该不该开车
球员的眼泪
再也没有穷人
半夜的小偷
美加边境的赌场
网购"高级会员"
给妈妈的电邮: 宿舍生活
给妈妈的电邮: 学习和工作的目的
给表姐的电邮: 大学生活
王大年的周末
中国书法与我
中国刺绣
网络的好处和坏处
特别的一天
集市上的购物文化:讨价还价
参加中国传统体育竞赛
学习中国传统乐器
and more.....

你参加什么课外活动?
我们办一个读书会
学校餐厅的午饭
我会做月饼了
王老师教我们包饺子
我们在社区中心过春节
吉吉的臺北之旅
好大的紫禁城
阿喜要申请大学了
阿喜的难题
我们去海滩清垃圾
乐乐历险记
地球生病了吗?
中国古代的医学
在大熊猫基地当志愿者
救助流浪动物
在中央公园和猕猴互动
少数民族文化采风
麻辣鲜香的川菜
不一样的中国西式快餐店
越来越流行的素食餐厅
红透中国的药膳
体验高速悬浮列车
and more.....

五月五:端午节
七月七:七夕节
中国友好家庭里愉快的一天
全球暖化
民主与选举
台北故宫博物院

清明上河图 上卷
清明上河图 下卷
郎朗
六书:造字的原则
秦始皇和兵马俑
女皇帝武则天
成吉思汗和大蒙古国
末代皇帝
诗仙李白
苏轼
古代长城
二十世纪的长城
陆上丝绸之路
海上丝绸之路
回首西安
前进西安
and more.....

山外青山楼外楼: 西湖的前世
水光潋滟晴方好: 西湖的今生
上有天堂,下有苏杭
斗蟋蟀
黄粱美梦
画皮
仙人岛
罗刹海市
种梨
崂山道士
倩女幽魂
宋定伯卖鬼
范进中举
赵氏孤儿
窦娥冤
白蛇传
孟姜女
孔雀东南飞
桃园结义
大闹天宫
逼上梁山
and more.....

Function Highlights

Audio narration trains students’ listening comprehension capabilities

In-book recording enables students to speak and interpret

Writing box enables students to write and respond

Key Features

Hanyu Pinyin

Simplified/traditional Chinese

Footnotes/Dictionary

Vivid Illustrations

Clear theme categories

AP精品系列

 凯杰在中国系列  作者: 宋丹
Jeff in China Series by Dan Song

Jeff, a high school student from the USA, came to Beijing as an exchange student for a year. What kind of encounters will he have when he is exposed to contemporary life in China in all sorts of ways? How will he figure out how to use Wechat, the App that majority of Chinese rely on daily for communication? And how will Jeff, a fan of street dance, feel about ‘Chinese-style square dance’, a popular work-out dance among the elderly?

This book series takes the reader on a journey to experience different aspects of life in contemporary China through the eyes of an American high school student. It seamlessly incorporates into the story the newest inventions that have become integral part of everyday life, such as online shopping, bike sharing, and high-speed rail. By reading this series, learners will be able to form a comprehensive understanding of everyday life in modern China. The high-quality illustrations and twists of stories will also make for an interesting reading experience.

 吉吉的高中生活系列  作者: 王瑞雪
Gigi’s High School Life Series by Rae Wang

This is Gigi’s senior year in high school. Being a senior is both challenging and rewarding in many ways for Gigi. Come to read Gigi’s story as she explores what she wants to do, and who she wants to be through volunteer activities, deciding major for college, etc. This book series does not only provide an insider look at high school life in the U.S.,but also touches upon many issues of modern life such as people’s reliance on cellphones, environmental pollution, and so on.

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 中国民间文学故事系列  作者: 刘明明
Stories from Chinese Folk Literature Series by Mingming Liu

Do you like to read stories of immortals, ghosts, rebels, unfulfilled love, to name a few? This series features many folk literature classics that are passed on from generation to generation in China, such as Dingbo the Ghost-seller, Painted Skin, The Daoist Priest of Laoshan, The Peacock Flies Southeast. These stories have been carefully adapted to meet the reading needs of AP-level students without losing the flavor of the original story. Indulge yourself in these eye-opening and mind-blowing stories by brilliant minds from hundreds of years ago, and have a taste of Chinese culture that you may otherwise never get to know.

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