Shopping in ChinatownOn a recent visit to San Francisco, Shawn asked that they engage in a minimum of two conversations to accompany lesson #19 in Discovering Chinese Pro. They were given the option of working individually or to collaborate with one another.
Dialogue #1Go to a store in Chinatown that you might like and shop there. Make sure that the owner speaks Mandarin Chinese. Make a purchase there.
Dialogue #2Go to another store in Chinatown. Make sure that the owner speaks Mandarin Chinese and show your interest in shopping there, but decline the purchase in the end. The goal is that you will be able to carry out a conversation in Chinese. In these conversations, you may use the following ideas for the conversation: