The goal of the book is to help users prepare for TOCFL (The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language) Band B Level 4; therefore, the editorial team used the list of Band B, Level 4 from the 8000 Chinese words, provided by The Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency-Huayu (SC-TOP), as reference to write this book. We also used the “Categories of Tasks and Fields from TOCFL” as well as the Basic Scenarios of Vocabulary List from the book, “Basic Wordlist for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Version 1.0” (Crane, 2010) and compile and make into ten main themes. Each theme is composed of three units, 30 units in total.
Each mock test in this book is written according to the test types in TOCFL. All the exercises in the units are presented in five parts: 1. Dialogue listening comprehension, 2. Sentence completion, 3. Blank-filling, 4. Material reading, 5. Short essays. A list of key vocabulary items (thematic expressions, useful expressions) is also provided to help the learners review the vocabulary items. The book is designed for self-study, and hence, answer keys and listening texts are attached at the end of the book. The key vocabulary items in the multiple choices are also provided with detailed explanations and sample sentences as further illustrations.
This book is suitable for: learners of Chinese whose native language is non-Chinese, learners of Chinese whose study hours in Taiwan reach 360-960 hours, or learners of Chinese who are overseas with study hours of 720-1920, and also learners whose vocabulary bank is around 2500-5000 items. It is also ideal for test-takers of Band B Level 3, TOCFL. This book is also a perfect reference material for Chinese teachers to use in their classes.
With this book at hand, the learners of Chinese will definitely master the vocabulary items and enhance their Chinese proficiency, and meanwhile pass TOCFL successfully.
Editorial Team at MTC, NTNU