Open Class HSK test -

Unit 3

Which way is closer? 从哪边走近?

Learning Objective 

Chinese Grammar

The Chinese grammar section explains the main grammatical structures you need to know in order to make your own sentences.  There are example sentences to show how the language is used. 


Watch our videos to help you understand grammar and listen our audios to help you pronounce the language in an interactive, clear and simple way.

In this unit, learn to:

  1. Use a grammatical structure of '从 ... 到 ... (':

    • a) to show from one time or one place to another

    • b) to express a process of an event

      The structure is

      从+ Time1 / Place 1 + 到 + Time2 / Place 2

      It takes five hours to get home from school.


  2.  Use '要' to express ‘want to’ or ‘would like to’ using a grammatical structure of 'Subject + 要 + Verb':

    e.g. 我要去参加派对。I want to go to the party.

    Use '不想' to express the negative form of ‘don’t want to’ or ‘would not like to’ using a grammatical structure of 'Subject + 不想 + Verb':

    e.g 我不想去参加派对。 I don’t want to go to the party.


  3. Use '几' and '多' to express ‘a few ’ or ‘more than a number’ to indicate approximate numbers

    我想买几本书。I want to buy some books. 
    三个多星期。Three more weeks.

Chinese Vocabulary and Writing

The Chinese vocabulary and writing section introduces new Chinese vocabulary you need to know in order to understand the language.  For each new vocabulary, you learn what it means, how to pronounce and write it. 

Having a good vocabulary will help you improve your language level and become a more confident speaker of Mandarin.  Practising Chinese writing is often one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary.


Chinese character copybooks available online or in printed format enable you to practise your Chinese writing in a stroke by stroke manner.  


In this unit, learn how to pronounce and write new vocabulary below:

  • 报纸 [ bào zhǐ ] Newspaper

  • 从 [ cóng ] From

  • 公司 [ gōng sī ] Company, firm

  • 近 [ jìn ] Near, close

  • 上班  [ shàng bān ] To work

  • 完 [ wán ] To finish, to complete

  • 小时 [ xiǎo shí ] Hour

  • 要 [ yào ] To want to, would like to

  • 运动 [ yùn dònɡ ] Sport, to take physical exercise

  • 早上 [ zǎo shɑnɡ ] Morning

  • 丈夫 [ zhànɡ fu ] Husband

  • 走 [ zǒu ] To walk

Supplementary Notes