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Pre-College English for Tibetan Speakers
This text is designed for Tibetan English speakers preparing to take the College Entrance Examination (gao kao) in China. It includes eight units, each containing a text, vocabulary, comprehension questions, grammar explanations, and extensive grammar exercises. Ten appendices consist of additional test practice materials, grammar explanations, and a complete vocabulary index.
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108 Tibetan Customs: An English Vocabulary Builder for Tibetans
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This book provides Tibetans with the necessary vocabulary to talk about Tibetan culture in English. This book cannot be used alone as an English textbook. It must be used with an introductory English textbook. There are 108 short texts in this book. Each text deals with a different topic and introduces several new words.
Losar in Mdo khams: An Advanced English Reader for Tibetan Students
This book contains eleven essays describing Lo sar (New Year) celebrations in eleven different villages in Mdo khams. Each essay is divided into two parts. Part one introduces the village. Part two describes Lo sar. All the essays were written by Tibetan students in English.
This book has three main purposes. Firstly, it is a general advanced English reader. Secondly, it will help the student develop academic English skills, particularly critical reading. Finally, it also helps Tibetan students develop their ability to talk about Tibetan cultural topics in English.
As the Sun Rose Over the Eastern Mountains: English Short Stories from the Tibetan Plateau
This book consists of 15 short stories written by Tibetan students in English. Each story is followed by grammar and comprehension activities. The stories have been simplified for English learners, and are based on the 1,000 most common words in English.