Here is a text taken from a science magazine named Small Newton. It is aimed towards older children/teenagers and is packed with lots of useful vocabulary and scientific terms. I was torn between putting this in the beginner section but decided against it as even though it is quite short and the sentences are very simplistic, a lot of the characters are fairly unique and animal-specific. Let me know what you think.
In the key words today then let’s look at some of the characters that might be unknown to you in this text.
小牛顿 – The name of the magazine that wrote this article.
防御 – To defend
掠食者 – 掠食 is to prey upon. Adding a 者 to the end turns it into a predator.
天敌 – Natural enemies, mainly used as a term in biology.
Danger on the Ground
(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)
What did you think?
How much could you read without peeking at the pinyin? I think this is a nicely balanced article that is great for reinforcing simple sentences structures while using some complicated characters.