Open Class HSK test -

Unit 13

Listen to mother’s word 听妈妈的话

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:

Use “一边…一边…” to indicate two actions that occur simultaneously

Use “一边…一边…” to express that two actions happen at the same time.

We use the phrase “一邊…一邊…” to express that two actions happens at the same time.

The grammatical structure is “Subj + 一邊 + action1 + 一邊 + action2”.



Mother is listening to music while cooking.


Dad is riding on the bus while using his mobile phone.

Conditional : 只有…才

Use a conditional structure “只有…才” to express the condition of one action being connected with another action

We use the conditional structure “只有…才…” to express that only upon fulfilling a condition of the first clause of an action, then the second clause of an action can start to take place. In other words, “只有” means "only if" and is connected with “才” to indicate that only satisfying the first course of an action will bring about the desired result of second course of an action.

The grammatical structure is “只有 + First Clause of Action + 才 + Second Clause of Action”



Only unremitting efforts will have good results.


Only rest can improve the condition.

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:

阿姨 [ ā yí ] (n) aunt

爱好 [ ài hào ] (n) hobby; interest

比赛 [ bǐ sài ] (n) match; competition

变化 [ biàn huà ] (v) to change

故事 [ ɡù shì ] (n) story

刮风 [ ɡuā fēnɡ ] (v) to be windy

花园 [ huā yuán ] (n) garden

句 [ jù ] (m) a measure word used for sentences

上网 [ shànɡ wǎnɡ ] (v) to surf the internet

叔叔 [ shū shu ] (n) uncle

同意 [ tónɡ yì ] (v) to agree

一边 [ yì biān ] (adv) indicating two actions taking place at the same time

一会儿 [ yí huìr ] (n) a moment

游戏 [ yóu xì ] (n) game

愿意 [ yuàn yì ] (v) would like to

月亮 [ yuè liɑnɡ ] (n) moon

只有…才 [ zhǐ yǒu …cái ] (conj) only...(that/can)

Supplementary Notes