Practice Chinese Listening and Speaking – 周末做什么?

Practicing Chinese listening and speaking doesn’t have to be boring or tedious. So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or maybe even milk tea, and join us for a coffee break where we can chat over a Cup of Chinese. 😏 Not only will you hear a natural Chinese conversation, but you will also have the chance to complete listening comprehension exercises to help you understand the conversation, answer interactive questions for you to practice your Chinese speaking skills, and review a list of words to help you solidify them in your long-term memory.

☕️ Here is our game plan

Step 1 – Listen to a natural conversation in Chinese
Step 2 – Complete the listening comprehension exercises to better understand the details of the conversation and practice your listening skills
Step 3 – Get ready because now it’s YOUR TURN to talk about the same topic! 😎
Step 4 – Review the keywords in the video to solidify them in your long-term memory.

🧋 Ready? Let’s Chat over a Cup of Chinese.
Today’s Topic: 周末做什么?What do you do the weekends?
Difficulty Level: HSK 3, HSK 4, Intermediate Chinese

The questions that appeared in the Chinese listening comprehension exercises and their solutions:

  1. Amy,你一般周末的时候会做些什么呢?
  1. 谁喜欢周末的时候去爬山?是Amy还是Lusia?
  1. Amy 为什么佩服周末去运动的人呢?
  1. Luisa, 你周末会赖床吗?
  1. 听写下面这段话,把空格里缺少的单词补全。

Expand Your Chinese Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for “What Do You Do on the Weekends?” with Example Sentences

  1. 周末 – weekend
    你一般周末都会做些什么呢? What do you usually do on the weekends?
  1. 出门 – go out
    你好像在周末从不出门呀? It seems like you don’t go out at all on the weekends?
  1. 宅 – stay at home
    一直宅在家吗? Do you stay at home all day?
    我也有像你这样比较宅的朋友. I also have friends like you who like to stay at home all day.
  1. 逛街 – shopping
    我有的时候会去逛街。 Sometimes I will go shopping.
  1. 户外活动 – outdoor activities
    我也喜欢去做些户外活动。 I also enjoy outdoor activities.
  1. 爬山 – hiking
    我周末也去爬过一次山。 I went hiking once on a weekend.
  1. 酒吧 – bar
    有的朋友比较喜欢去酒吧。 Some friends like to go to bars.

  2. 夜店 – club; nightclub
    周末晚上去夜店喝酒跳舞。 They go to the club to drink and dance at night on the weekends.
  1. 赖床 – stay in bed
    你周末会赖床吗? Do you stay in bed on the weekends?

  2. 电脑游戏 – computer games
    他周末就是玩电脑游戏。 He spends his weekends playing computer games.

  3. 做运动 – exercise; workout
    我很佩服周末做运动的人。 I really admire people who work out on the weekends.

  4. 打网球 – play tennis
    他们周末就会去打网球。 They play tennis on the weekends.

  5. 健身房 – gym
    他周末去健身房。 He goes to the gym on the weekends.

  6. 躺平 – literally: lying flat
    A buzzword that literally means “lying flat” (as in relaxing and doing nothing). It refers to a popular phenomenon among Chinese youth: They don’t want to do anything. They don’t want to work, make no effort whatsoever, and they even don’t want to go out to socialize.