B1 Dialog #64 Talking about China

Today we are going to talk about China. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

How to work with the dialog?

  1. Listen to the dialog and read the PDF transcript. Turn on subtitles if necessary.
  2. Listen to the dialog again, repeating the questions and answers aloud (!!!).
  3. Come up with your own answers to the questions. Use PDF vocabulary if needed.
  4. Listen to the questions and answer them aloud (!!!), with a correct intonation, pronunciation and rhythm.
  5. Go back to the video from time to time and repeat the exercise.

Talking about China

(1) How do you feel about China?

It’s a very interesting question. I’ve never thought about it before. I feel good about China. 

(2) What do you think China is most famous for?

China is the most famous for the Great Wall of China.

(3) Would you like to go to China?

Yes, I would. It would be a great idea. But when I have an opportunity I will go to Italy first.

(4) What do you think of products with the “Made in China” label?

Now most of the products are made in China. It’s not a surprise, but the quality of products can be different, so it depends.

(5) Do you think China will become the strongest country in the world?

Yes, I do and I hope that our country will be the same.

(6) Does the power of China make you worried in any way?

I don’t think so. Russia is friendly with China and I hope that our friendship will bring great results.

(7) What do you most admire about China?

I admire Jackie Chan. He is one of my favourite actors and I think he is a good guy in real life!

(8) What do you consider to be China’s biggest problems?

Ecological problems and overpopulation are the biggest problems I think.

(9) Do you think that one day the world will be learning Chinese rather than English?

I don’t think so. English remains the most popular language. That’s for sure!

(10) What are relations like between China and your country?

I think our relations are good. As far as I know we don’t have big problems with China.

Anya —-> Rinat

(1) Do you like Chinese food?

I like asian food. I am not sure if I ever tried Chinese food or not. But I think it’s similar to Thai or Vietnamese food. A lot of spices and a wonderful rise. 

(2) How is China perceived by the media in your country?

China is perceived in a good way by the Russian media. Like any kind of propaganda, they try to show that China is our friend. I don’t think that it’s true.

(3) What do you know about China’s leaders and politics?

Not much. I know that it’s a communist country and Mr. Xi Jinping has been the leader for almost ten years already. 

(4) What is your image of life in China?

I think it’s hectic and loud. Very unusual for European people. 

(5) What springs to mind when you hear the country China?

Now China is associated with the Coronavirus of course. I also think about Chinese goods that are getting better and better each year. I respect China, they have developed dramatically in the past 30 years.

(6) What aspects of Chinese culture are there in your country?

I don’t think that we have any aspects of Chinese culture in our country.

(7) Do you think China should get more involved in resolving problems in the world’s trouble spots?

No, I don’t think so. China is too far from the world’s trouble spots. They are not interested in it. At least for now.

(8) What can other countries learn from China?

China has set a great example of how to build a strong economy. 30 years ago it was a weak country with about 800 million people living below the poverty line. Now they make perfect cars, fly to space and live much better. I am sure they still have a lot of internal problems, but anyway they succeeded a lot. 

(9) What are your views on China and its politics towards Tibet and Taiwan?

I know nothing about it. Maybe our Chinese listeners can share something with us.

(10) What do you know about China’s history?

Not much. In 1911 they had a revolution. China has been a socialist country for more than 100 years now.