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ID: 2397 Upper Intermediate
One of the best ways to engage in language immersion is to live abroad with a host family. However, adapting to a new culture on such an intimate level can sometimes be a difficult thing. In this lesson, we hear about some of the challenges that can come when living with a host family in China.
Tue Mar 11 2014 | Greg, Vera
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|撤||chè||to withdraw, leave|
|体验||tǐyàn||to personally experience|
zài máng shénme ne ？dōu zuòzài diànnǎo qián yī gè shàngwǔ le ，yě bù qǐlái huódòng huódòng 。
What are you doing? You've been sitting in front of the computer all morning and haven't gotten up to move around.
ài ！wǒ qián duàn shíjiān hǎobùróngyì bāng yī gè wàiguó péngyou zài Shànghǎi zhǎo le gè jìsù jiātíng ，jiéguǒ cái zhù le bàn gè yuè ，jiù xiǎng chè le 。
Man! I had a tough time before helping my foreign friend find a host family in Shanghai. As a result, he stayed for half a month and then wanted to leave.
ó ？wǒ yǐqián zhī tīngshuō guo Zhōngguórén dào guówài qù zhǎo wàiguó jìsù jiātíng 。méixiǎngdào yě yǒu lǎowài xiǎng zhùzài Zhōngguórén jiālǐ ā 。
Huh? I only ever heard about Chinese people going abroad looking for a host family. I had no idea that foreigners also wanted to live in Chinese people's homes!
nà dāngrán ！zhèxiē lǎowài yībān dōu duì Zhōngguó yǔyán hé wénhuà yǒu nónghòu de xìngqù 。tāmen xiǎng zhēnzhèng tǐyàn Zhōngguórén de rìcháng shēnghuó ，liǎojiě Zhōngguó 。zuì zhǔyào de shì yǒu yǔyán huánjìng ，kěyǐ kuàisù tígāo Zhōngwén shuǐpíng 。tígōng jìsù de Zhōngguó jiātíng bùjǐn kěyǐ zhuàn diǎnr fèiyòng ，hái kěyǐ shùnbiàn liànxí Yīngwén 。hélèérbùwéi ne ？
Of course! These foreigners usually have a deep interest in Chinese language and culture. They want to really experience Chinese people's everyday life and understand China. The most important thing is to have a language environment where they can quickly improve their level of Chinese. Chinese families providing lodging not only can make a bit of money, they can also easily practice a bit of English. So why not do it?
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