Open Class HSK test -

Unit 5

How many birds are there? 到底有几只鸟?

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 the adverb of degree '最'  to express ‘the most’.

    My most favourite sport is basketball.


  2.  Use the word ‘第’ to express the ordinal numbers. 

    第一 the first,  
    第二 the second
    第二个房间  the second room


  3.  Use  interrogative pronoun '怎么' and put it:

  • a)  in front of verbs to ask the manner of an action

  • b)  before verbs or adjectives to ask the reason

    The structure is Subject + 怎么+ Verb/ Adjective.

    Why are you still sleeping?

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:

  • 帮 [ bānɡ ] To help, to assist

  • 错 [ cuò ] Wrong, incorrect

  • 第 [ dì ] First

  • 懂 [ dǒnɡ ] To understand, to know

  • 哥哥  [ ɡē ɡe ] Elder brother

  • 欢迎 [ huān yínɡ ] To welcome

  • 回答 [ huí dá ] To answer, to reply

  • 觉得 [ jué de ] To think, to feel

  • 题 [ tí ] Question, problem

  • 问题 [ wèn tí ] Question, problem

  • 问 [ wèn ] To ask

  • 意思 [ yì si ] Meaning

  • 最 [ zuì ] Most, to the greatest extent

  • 知道 [ zhī dào ] To know

Supplementary Notes