Past - 'have you ever' pattern 'Something different from, other than' pattern Only, about the same, the same as..., different then, next, last, few (various colloquial uses), Verbs (give, show, may, do, strike, make a telephone call, sit, go towards, fly, drive, tell, inform someone, be late, early, arrive, go fast, should, sell, understand via hearing or seeing, pay, to be free, gratis, be rich, to like something, seek, look 'It's a pity' (very commonly used in spoken Chinese - must know), Money - types of currency, ways of referring to currency (China, Taiwan, UK, USA, etc.) Asking how much: large and small quantities. Two patterns. Counting. From one to a million. The use of wan = 10, 000. The critical words that you must never confuse to express the number two. Dates: Names of days of week, months, year. How to use the word hao = number. Time: How to express time. AM, PM. Differences from English. One half. Children: various ways to refer to Additional adjectives How to address strangers Eating: public, private venues, terms, verbs, nouns (wine, beer etc.), ordering, types of food / drink. Foreign, local. Future. specific constructs. Travelling terminology. Aeroplane, car, train, passport, ticket General nouns (newspaper) Pattern: From point x, by means of some conveyance, to destination. Sentence -le pattern. Something changes. A unique Chinese way of expressing the past. Very common and essential to learn. Pattern: verb de dong Before, after. Unique Chinese uses. 'Otherwise' pattern. Lodging vocabulary: room, bed, chair, floor, etc. Outside / inside Very best (superlative) pattern Boss, person in charge. Everything, nothing, every specific thing, so on, etc. Two types of 'or'. Introducing huo zhe. Mei ban fa = there's nothing to be done (ie. It's hopeless) Very common Chinese expression. Ban fa = a method or process of doing something. Many uses. Already. Greeting a group vs. one or two people.