Upper Intermediate - Focus and Specialisation - Poddies collaboration

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December 28, 2011, 07:17 AM

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John: This is an Upper Intermediate lesson on Chinesepod. I'm John.

Jenny: 大家好,我是Jenny

Greg: Hey everybody, I'm Greg

John: So, today is another special lesson

Jenny: 我们金三角golden triangle

John: Alright. That's not actually the topic though

Jenny: 啊,不是不是我们今天其实还是要说的,啊,是有一个特别的节目也是自己分享一些【chao me】一些tips怎么样做一个中文真的很好的Upper Intermediate learner对不对

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December 28, 2011, 07:18 AM

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John: Yeah and what does it mean to be Upper Intermediate?

Jenny: John你给我们解释一下吧因为这是级别这是level都是你发明出来的

John: Well, you know, they're based on other levels that are out there

Jenny: 嗯

John: But, um, for Intermediate I think you've come to the level where you can, uh, express pretty much whatever you want to express in your daily life and, uh, you'll frequently come across words you don't know and you can learn them but, um, a lot of times a bit higher level discussion becomes difficult just because it's slightly more complex.....

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December 28, 2011, 07:19 AM

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John: ....Whereas when you get to Upper Intermediate, that type of stuff isn't too difficult anymore, but you start to realise that you don't talk like a chinese person still

Greg: Holding yourself to a higher standard

John: Right, exactly

Jenny: 对,所以这个时候我觉得你们要就不满足做一个外国人要想我想做一个中国人就是linguistically中国人

John: And like, at the Intermediate level like maybe you can do everyday communications with your, uh, co-workers in chinese

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December 28, 2011, 07:35 AM

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Jenny: 嗯

John: But for your specialised work you would probably still have to do it in english

Greg/Jenny: 嗯

John: Whereas at Upper Intermediate you're learning that specialised vocabulary to do your full job in chinese

Jenny: 对,所以到了这个级别其实很多人已经有一个自己的方向有一个比较专注specialised方向对不对

Greg: 嗯

John: Yeah, I think specialisation is really important at the Upper Intermediate level

Jenny: 嗯,然后Intermediate呢我觉得你在dating around就是你在explore很多...

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December 28, 2011, 07:45 AM

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Jenny: ...那你对是中国那方面比较感兴趣,你是想来中国工作或你已经在中国工作你想找中国女朋友你想【是自】做什么和中国有关的事情。Upper Intermediate你已经和中国结婚了

John: 嗯

Jenny: 我觉得你会有一个life time的这种affair

Greg: A life time affair

Jenny: 和中国有【一段】感情,一辈子【的】感情,对不对

John: 对啊,忠诚

Jenny: 要忠诚,要loyal

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December 28, 2011, 08:14 AM

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Jenny: 那John你觉得一个人他如果住在外国有没有可能达到Upper Intermediate级别

John: I think it's possible, but it's definitely not easy, like you could read enough and listen enough and, you know, study on your own to get to that level comprehension-wise, but in order to speak at this level you really have to practice a lot.

Jenny: 嗯

John: Uh, and I think it definitely helps to live in a chinese speaking region of the world or somehow just to get lots of exposure in your own country

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December 28, 2011, 08:15 AM

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Jenny: 嗯,在自己的国家你想【择】说就是【一个】有一些local college有一些大学他们会组织这种语言交换

John: hmm. I think for Intermediate maybe that can help get you there, but for Upper Intermediate you really have to have a lot of exposure. Greg, what do you think?

Greg: I, uh, I mean the occasional exposure like that in terms of language exchanges in the States is definitely not enough to really move past, you need to have a full-time, complete, uh, sort of chinese environment to immerse yourself in

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