Specially designed for low-intermediate level teenage-adult level learners, Discover China Student Book 3 + Audio CD 3 is part of a four-level Mandarin Chinese course which utilizes a communicative and truly integrated approach to Chinese language learning. Emphasis is placed on communication in real contexts through pair work, group work and a variety of activities which help students become confident Chinese language speakers. This course features a solid and carefully constructed syllabus, an abundance of motivating and effective learning activities, student-centered inductive grammar sections, meaningful and integrated character writing practice, insights into Chinese culture, as well as an outstanding design with large full-color photos of modern and exciting China. Student Book 3 of the series follows a storyline of five young students who live in Beijing and are learning Chinese. Book 3 takes a deeper look at China's diverse culture, as the characters spend time in different parts of China for work and study reasons. Students develop language skills for specific purposes through guided writing and authentic-like texts. Students who study up to Student Book 3 will have a strong grasp of the most common 1500 Chinese words, will be able to recognize the most frequently used 1350 characters and will be able to write 180 common characters. The Audio-CD bundled with the book provides additional listening practice for students outside the classroom and contains recordings of all the dialogues, passages and pronunciation sections contained in the Student Book. The course contains a Student Book + Audio CD, Workbook + Audio CD for additional reading, listening, writing and language practice, and the Online Resource Bank www.mydiscoverchina.com which contains unit quizzes, assessment tasks, a free downloadable Teachers Book and more.