Chinese Express---Talk Chinese is designed for English speakers studying Chinese at beginner's level. This is essential book for those determined to learn enough Chinese to not only survive, but also enjoy interaction with native speakers. Practical: English, Pinyin and Chinese characters are used in parallel, making learners more at ease. It is designed for use in the classroom or at home. It is includes practice for everyday situations, grammar explanations, exercises and cultural insights. Communication approach: The emphasis is on learning communication skills. 188 key sentences covering most useful situations in everyday life. Learning through doing, different types of exercises to help learners grasp the language in an enjoyable way. Straightforward: Grammar items are explained in simple English. And in a logical step by step order so as to be easy to understand and learn. Concise and direct topics and sentences are prefect for practical use.