Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

Conversation on the phone A | 打 电 话 A


A is a British student in Beijing who looking for a Chinese family to stay

B is Mr or Mrs Huang who wants to let one of his or her rooms

Tasks for A, a British student

Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.

  1. You have seen an advertisement which says that the Huang family has a room to let. (See the advertisement 1.) Make a phone call to B, the Huang family for details of the room.
  2. Ask B if your mealtimes would be restricted (限制在 xiànzhì zài VC) to the family's eating times.
  3. Ask B if the family would mind if you came back late in the evenings.
  4. Ask B if you can have your friends round.
  5. Ask B how much the rent (房租 fánzū N) is.
  6. Agree to meet the family and see the room.