HSK Preparation Books with ANSWERSHi everyone!
I'm planning to take the HSK by the end of 2015 (before I turn 50) and I am looking for textbooks geared toward the HSK requirements that include the answers for the exercises. I have two nice sets of books that were given to me by my Chinese colleagues (in China) that are great except there are no answer keys, so I have no way to check if my responses are correct.
Can anyone recommend a book or series of books that are NOT sample tests (I have plenty of those) so I can be sure that I'm learning material that will help me pass the HSK?
Just so you know, I know that passing the HSK in and of itself does not mean I can really use the langauge, but I needed an objective and impartial metric so I could set an achievable and measurable goal, so I selected the HSK as that objective standard. I have opportunities to speak and use the langauge when I travel to China, so I can check my conversational abilities when I am there.
There are plenty of people here who claim to be Chinese language teachers. Surely some of you can recommend a textbook that has an answer key available to the general public for use in studying for the HSK. I am also thinking of doing HSK, before age 70 in my case. Foyles in London has HSK books but their web site does not give details. I am going there later in the week to look. What level do you want? Dave Daveofse3 Post time: 2015-1-6 18:11 static/image/common/back.gif
I am also thinking of doing HSK, before age 70 in my case. Foyles in London has HSK books but their ...
Thanks, mate, but I found some in China. :-) My request was from 2013. OK, anyone else looking, I just bought one of the "Simulated Tests of the New HSK" books. This is a series of 6 books, one for each level. book 1 is ISBN 978 756 192 8141. It describes the structure of the test in English and Chinese. It has 10 tests, with answers and a CD. I have not started using it yet but it looks really good. I have done the first couple of tests from Simulated Tests of the New HSK" and I am really glad I did rather than walking into the test blind. I should say, last time I took a language exam Chairman Mao was running China! The test papers include 'banana skins' that I was not expecting. For example, they use words in the questions that are NOT in the vocabulary list. The first time this happened I panicked but actually the clue to the answer lay elsewhere in the question. Practice, from the book, enabled me to overcome difficulties like this. The Simulated Tests of the New HSK" book also contains a very good description of the exam structure, timing etc. which is very useful when preparing for the real exam. Dave