This is the blurb from a story that was written for Chinese learners. Chinese Breeze have written many stories and graded them for beginners to advanced readers. Read the blurb below which is from one of their beginner level books and see how you do.

As you can read below, the writing style has a lot of repetition to it which is why the stories are so suitable to beginners. Here are some of the key words you will find.

Key Words

雁 – This means Goose or Geese if used as a plural.

头 – Can be put before most nouns to designate a leader of a team.

鹰 – An eagle or similar bird of prey. This character can be found in many different birds of prey such as 猫头鹰.

Our Geese Have Gone

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二十五年前,村里的人们还不知道大雁是应该保护的动物。爷爷最会打雁,打了大雁拿到城里,卖了钱给我上学。

可是,有一天,爷爷没有打到雁,因为雁队有了一只很聪明的头雁。灶头雁带着雁队要飞走的时候,一只鹰飞了过来,飞向一只小雁!

鹰太大了,头雁和鹰打了一会儿,伤得很重。爷爷帮助头雁,打走了鹰,让头雁住在家里。头雁的女朋友也来找它了。最会打雁的爷爷有了两个大雁朋友…

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