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Concentration Counting and Multiplication Colors 专心游戏 计算、乘法 颜色、英语
Family Tree Talking Maps Poetry 系谱 说话的地图 听英文歌曲
Listen to Chinese Stories  听 英 文 故 事


Return to TopConcentration

专 心

Learn to recognize differences between the characters and tones, recognize different voices.

You must be able to play .mp3 sound files to play the games with sound. The concentration games are designed to use the internal sound players from Netscape and IE. Certain external plug-ins, such as QuickTime (TM) will take you to a new page to play each sound. Either change the association for .wav files in your browser, or temporarily uninstall QuickTime or other sound player.

  • Character to Character

  • Match the characters to increase your recognition.  Great for beginners.  There is no sound on this game.
  • Character to Character

  • Match the characters to increase your recognition.  Listen to the sounds as you match the characters.
    No Sounds -- For those of you who can't play sounds!
  • Character to Character

  • Match the characters to see the English. Great for beginners.
  • Character to Character

  • Match the characters to see the pinyin. Great for beginners.
    These have sounds.
  • English to Pinyin

  • Match the English to the pinyin. Listen to the spoken Chinese.
  • Character to English

  • Match the English to the characters. Listen to the spoken Chinese.
    Jiao, Fang, Da
  • Character to English

  • Match characters to English. Listen for the tones.
  • Pinyin to Spoken Chinese

  • Match the pinyin to spoken Chinese. This should be pretty easy.
  • English to Spoken Chinese

  • Match English to spoken Chinese. This is pretty difficult.
    Qi, Chu, Ji
  • Character to English

  • Match characters to English. Listen for the tones.
  • Character to Spoken Chinese

  • Match characters to spoken Chinese. This should be moderately difficult.
  • Spoken Chinese to Spoken Chinese

  • Match spoken Chinese to spoken Chinese...for those who like a real challenge.

    Return to TopNumbers

    数 字


  • Numbers

  • Learning the numbers is easy, using numbers in a foreign language is harder.  You have to relearn your math. Don't translate. Learn to say the number when you see it!
  • Speed Numbers - a Game

  • Say the number, click for the next, say it, then click again. Watch your time. When you can say the numbers in your new language about as fast as you can in your native language -- you are ready for longer numbers!
  • About Money

  • Now here is a practical use for numbers! Learn the different names for the denominations...click to hear the pronunciation.
  • Cartoons in Flash help you associate the sounds with the numbers. Different movies for each of the times tables, counting to one hundred, and a special movie to show the number system up to a quadrillion!

    Counting and Multiplication -- English
    计 算 、 乘 法 、 英 语

  • 你 需 要 用 FLASH6 看 这 些 卡 通 。

  • Counting and Multiplication -- Chinese
    计 算 、 乘 法 、 中 文

  • You'll need FLASH6 to view these FLASH movies!



    Return to TopColors

    颜 色
    Colors -- Chinese 颜 色 、 中 文
    Colors -- English 颜 色 、 英 语
    Requires Flash 6. Click on a color to hear and see English or Chinese.
    你 需 要 用 Flash 6

    Return to TopFamily Relationships

    Family Tree -- Chinese 家 谱 、 中 文
    Family Tree -- English 家 谱 、 英 语
    Requires Flash 6. Nephew, niece, grandmother, grandfather -- How do you address them and what are the formal names? By coincidence, the Peters and Zhang families are almost identical so you can compare them for translation if you get lost in the tree.

    Return to TopTalking Maps

    说 话 的 地 图
  • Maps

  • Hold your mouse over a State or Province to see the name. Click on a State or Province to get more information and hear the name.

    Return to TopEnglish Songs

    英 文 歌 曲


    Ten Little Indian Boys 十 个 小 印 地 安 的 男 孩
    Skip to My Lou 跳 跳 歌
    Old McDonald Had a Farm 农 场 歌
    Pop Goes the Weasel 猴 子 歌
    Three Little Fishies 三 条 小 鱼
    Greensleeves 录 袖 子
    This Old Man 这 个 老 人



    用 英 文 唱 歌 是 一 个 非 常 好 的 手 段 来 练 习 和 提 高 遣 词 造 句 的 能 力 。 这 儿 有 一 些 适 合 各 年 龄 段 的 传 统 老 歌 。 有 的 是 用 来 教 讲 英 语 的 孩 子 练 习 如 何 准 确 发 元 音 和 辅 音 , 有 的 是 大 家 都 熟 知 的 经 典 歌 曲 。 你 可 以 参 照 下 面 的 歌 谱 来 重 复 歌 曲 的 某 一 小 节 。 而 且 你 需 要 用 Flash6 来 播 放 这 些 歌 。 点 击 右 键 , 可 以 打 印 歌 词 。

    Singing songs in English is a great way to play and improve your ability to put words together in a sentence. Here's a collection of traditional songs for all ages. Some are used to teach English speaking children to pronounce the consonants and vowels correctly...some are classics known to most people. You can use the musical notes at the bottom to repeat a section of the song. You will need Flash 6 to hear the songs. If you right click in the Flash box you can print the lyrics.

    Teachers of English might want to assign different verses to different groups in a class, while the chorus would be sung by all. Younger children may just call out missing words in a song as you sing it. Singing encourages blending between words. To transfer that to normal speaking, have the students say the words after they have learned to sing them. Quicken the pace to keep the voice active between words.

    Return to Top Stories

    英 文 故 事

    Snow White    白 雪 公 主
      Snow White in Flash6.  Three English readers, three Chinese readers. Click on individual phrases to hear the story. Move your mouse over the blue circles to instantly check your comprehension. Linked to a vocabulary list keyed to the Ting Chinese English Dictionary.
      在 这 个 故 事 中, 你 可 以 点 击 句 子 来 聆 听
      故 事 的 朗 诵 。 注 意 你 的 鼠 标, 当 它 变 成 手 时,
      你 就 可 以 进 行 点 击 来 听 句 子 了。 点 击 “ 词 汇 按 键 , 会 打 开 一 个 包 含 本 章 故 事
      词 汇 的 新 窗 口 。
  • 白 雪 公 主 - 大 地 - 中 文

    Snow White - Da Di - Chinese

  • 白 雪 公 主 - 刘 秋 霞 - 中 文

    Snow White - Liu Qiuxia - Chinese

  • 白 雪 公 主 - 王 勇 - 中 文

    Snow White - Wang Yong - Chinese

  • 白 雪 公 主 - 弗 雷 德 里 克 - 英 文

    Snow White - Fred Brittain - English

  • 白 雪 公 主 - 克 伦 - 英 文

    Snow White - Karen Hinkley - English

  • 白 雪 公 主 - 卡 蒂 - 英 文

    Snow White - Kate Hall - English

  • 白 雪 公 主 的 生 词 - 英 中

    Vocabulary for Snow White - Chinese and English

  • Xinxin and Xiaowen Index   欣 欣 和 小 文 主 页

      欣 欣 和 小 文 住 在 北 京 。 他 们 是 姐 姐 和 弟 弟 。
      在 这 个 故 事 中 , 你 也 可 以 点 击 句 子 来 聆 听 故 事
      的 朗 诵 。 点 击 “ 词 汇 ” 按 键 , 会 打 开 一 个 包 含 本 章
      故 事 词 汇 的 新 窗 口 。
      Xinxin and Xiaowen live in Beijing. They are brother and sister. You can also click on the sentences to hear the story and use the handy vocabulary pages.

    Return to Top Stories in Chinese

    中 文 故 事

    San Zi Jing 三字经

    Return to Top Stories in English

    英 文 故 事

    Audio Books
      Stories read by English speakers. Collection of stories and plays including Little Women 《小妇人》, African Queen 《非洲皇后》, and Rebecca 《蝴蝶梦/丽贝卡》. Starring 贝蒂?戴维丝 , 汉弗莱?博加特 , 劳伦斯?奥利弗 , 詹姆斯?斯图尔特 . You can read as you listen. Click on a page number to begin listening at the top of the page, pause and restart the sound whenever you like. A dictionary is provided to help you with some words and idioms.
  • Audio Books and Plays
    Complete index of English stories.

  • Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

      Stories read by English speakers.  Either click on individual phrases and sentences or on sections to listen to the stories. English glossaries explain unusual terms. Listen to the story while looking at the dictionary, see if you can pick out the words as they are read.
  • The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
    Highest quality sound, slower loading

    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
    Good quality sound, faster loading

  • The Adventure of the Dancing Men
    Highest quality sound, slower loading

    The Adventure of the Dancing Men
    Good quality sound, faster loading


    Return to Top The Poetry of Bei Dao -- Chinese and English

    Bei Dao reads a selection of his poetry.   Includes an introduction by John Rosenwald.  You will need to use the Flash Player (version 6 or higher) and/or RealMovie Player. In Flash, you can print the Characters, pinyin, and English for further study. Vocabulary is provided for some of the poems.  
    The Poetry of Bei Dao
    北 岛 的 诗

    March 7, 1996, at the
    University of Maine at Farmington. 

    一 九 九 六 三 月 七 号 ,
    在 缅 因 大 学 在 法 明 顿

    China and Chinese

  • Ting -- Chinese English Menu
    Ting means listen in Chinese.  It is a place to study Chinese and English. You can focus on a topic and learn related vocabulary, use the review pages to study pinyin, characters, English, or test your ability to listen and comprehend.
  • Topics or Topics-Text Index

  • Computers, weather, money, sports, tongue twisters, expression to impress your teacher -- Choose a topic to focus on related words which have strong associations.
  • China Experience or China Experience-Text Index

  • Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an -- the Great Wall, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City.  Lots of pictures and brief histories.
  • Bibliographies

  • Bibliographies of Chinese history, economics, science, women in history, and others.

    Information on How To Use Ting

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • A general introduction to using Ting as a learning tool. Instructions for downloading Chinese readers and fonts for PC, Linux, and Mac.  How to see Chinese characters, hear the sound files, use the search pages, and some basics about pinyin and such.

    Last update: June, 2005
    © Marilyn Shea 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005