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Reference:Integrated Chinese: Level 2 (2nd ed)

Integrated Chinese: Level 2, by Cheng & Tsui, is one of the leading intermediate-level (B1) textbooks in the United States. It is not available for purchase in mainland China. This textbook was later expanded into two books in more recent editions: Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1 and Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 2.

Grammar Points by Chapter

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  1. Lesson One
    • The Dynamic Particle 了
    • The "是...的" Construction
    • 除了... 以外,还…
    • 再说…
    • 有的... ,有的...
    • 觉得 (与"认为"比较) (觉得VS.认为) (feel)
    • 不见得 (not necessarily)
    • 对... 有好处 (good for... )
  2. Lesson Two
    • Word Order in Chinese (I)
    • Existential Sentences
    • 比较
    • (方便) 得很
    • 那 (么)
    • 恐怕 (I'm afraid)
    • 一般 (generally speaking)
    • 差不多 (about; roughly)
    • 听说 (hear; hear of)
    • 不怎么样 (not that great; just so so)
  3. Lesson Three
    • About "topics"
    • Adverbial and "地"
    • 一 + V
    • 原来
    • 极了
    • 又...又…
    • 多/少 + V (+ NU + M + N)
    • 特别是 (especially)
    • 并 (not really)
    • 总的来说 (generally speaking)
    • 这(就) 要看... (了) (It depends on... )
    • 其实 (actually)
    • (要) 不然 (otherwise)
  4. Lesson Four
    • the Position of Time Phrases
    • 无论... 都…
    • 于是
    • Adj/V + 是 + Adj/V, 可是/但是
    • 难道
    • Reduplication of Verbs
    • 另外 (besides)
    • ... 什么的 (... etc.)
    • 大小、厚道... (size, thickness, etc.)
    • 打折 (discount)
    • 要不然 (otherwise)
    • 非... 不可 (insist on)
  5. Lesson Five
    • 只是/就是 (it's just that)
    • 对他来说 (to him)
    • 至于
    • 要么... 要么… (either... or)
    • 另外 (another; other)
    • Resultative Complements (I)
    • 再, 又, 还 Compared
    • 反复 (repeatedly)
    • 肯定 (definitely)
    • 跟... 打交道 (deal with)
    • 这样 (in this way)
    • 但是 (but)
  6. Lesson Six
    • Descriptive Complements with 得
    • ... 以后 Compared with... 的时候
    • ... 的话
    • 最... 不过了
    • Directional Complements (I)
    • Chinese Numeric Series
    • 一直 (all along; continuously)
    • 或 (者) (or: only in declarative sentences)
    • 差不多 (almost)
    • 最好 (had better; it's best that... )
    • 稍微... 点儿 (slightly)
  7. Lesson Seven
    • … , 才
    • (先... ) 再…
    • ... 上
    • V来V去
    • Directional Complements (II): Indicating Result
    • V + 出 (来) (indicating result)
    • ... 以后 and ... 以来 compared
    • 听起来好像 (sound as if)
    • 电视里 (on television)
    • 跟... 一样 (the same as... )
    • 越来越 (more and more)
    • 难怪 (no wonder)
    • 见面 (meet)
  8. Lesson Eight
    • Distinguishing among 的, 地, 得
    • 一边… , 一边…
    • 就是… 也… (even if… still… )
    • 反而
    • 难免
    • 反问句 (rhetorical questions)
    • 几乎 (almost [more formal than 差不多] )
    • 偶尔 (occasionally)
    • 多半 (lit. "more than half") (used before verbs)
    • 引起... 反对/火灾/兴趣/争论
    • Adverb "老" (colloq. "always")
    • 还是 (had better)
  9. Lesson Nine
    • 过 (indicating experience)
    • 过 (indicating completion)
    • 除非
    • 哪儿... 哪儿…
    • 既然... 就
    • 然后
    • Word Order in Chinese (II)
    • 从来不/没 (never)
    • 曾 (经) (indicating past action)
    • 就要... 了 (almost) (indicating an imminent action or state)
    • 不是... , 就是... (if it's not A, it's B; either A or B)
    • 像... 一样 (like a... ; resembling)
    • 顺便 (in passing)
    • 赶快 (hurry up)
  10. Lesson Ten
    • V着V着
    • Resultative Complements (II)
    • 把 Structure
    • Attributives and 的
    • 一向 and 一直
    • 轮到 (it's someone's turn)
    • 趁 (take advantage of the fact that... )
    • 特地 (specially; for a special purpose)
    • 却 (however)
    • 万一 (in case)
  11. Lesson Eleven
    • 几天来
    • 才 and 就 Compared
    • 好不容易
    • 再三
    • the Prepositions 跟, 向, 对 Compared
    • 了 after a Verb and 了 at the end of a Sentence
    • 快... 了 (soon; before long)
    • 催 (urge)
    • 忍不住 (cannot help doing sth.)
    • 千万 (be sure)
  12. Lesson Twelve
    • Potential Complements
    • 戴着玩
    • The Indefinite Use of the Interrogative Pronoun 什么
    • Cohesion
    • 表面上 (on the surface)
    • 好像 (seem like; seem as if)
    • 跟... 有关系 (have to do with)
    • 各种各样 (of various kinds)
    • ... 之一 (one of the... )
    • 尽可能 (try one's best)
  13. Lesson Thirteen
    • 连... 也/都
    • 反正
    • (成千) 上 (万)
    • (有益) 于
    • Ways of Making Comparisons
    • Written Style
    • 本来 (originally; at first)
    • 倒也是 (That is true)
    • 这是... 的,就是... (... it's just)
    • 每当... 时/的时候,就... (whenever)
    • 所以... , 是因为...
  14. Lesson Fourteen
    • Directional Complements (III): (indicating state)
    • Potential Complement V + 不/得 + 了
    • 要 (应该)
    • 下来 (indicating result)
    • Topics (II)
    • 而 (a conjuction to show contrast between the 1st & 2nd clause)
    • 最好 (had better; it's best)
    • 要不是 (if it were not for)
    • 说不定 (probably)
    • 没想到 (didn't expect)
  15. Lesson Fifteen
    • 同样 and 一样
    • 随着…
    • 在... 方面
    • 甚至
    • Word Order in Chinese (III)
    • 反过来 (conversely)
    • 实际上 (in actual fact)
    • 就拿... 来说 (take somebody or something for example)
    • 明显 (appreciably; obviously)
    • Compare ...以后 and ...以来
  16. Lesson Sixteen
    • Multiple Attributives
    • 是 Indicating Emphasis or Confirmation
    • V + 不/得 + 起
    • Modal Verb 会
    • 毕竟 (到底, 究竟)
    • Using 不如 to Make Comparisons
    • Reduplication of Measure Words
    • 加上 (in addition)
    • 至少 (at least)
    • 毫无 (none whatsoever)
    • (没) 有 + N + 可 + V
    • 只有... , 才...
  17. Lesson Seventeen
    • 很不以为然
    • 简直
    • V + 坏 +了
    • 适合 and 合适 compared
    • 被 Structure
    • 从来
    • 自然 (naturally)
    • 不是... , 就是... (if not A, then B)
    • 害得 (make [used in a negative context] )
    • 的确 (truly)
    • 看来 (seem)
    • 即使... 也 (even if)
  18. Lesson Eighteen
    • 抢走了火...
    • the Adverb 正
    • the Conjunction 并
    • 等 (等)
    • 万一 (in case)
    • 只要 (so long as)
    • 难过 (introducing a rhetorical question: "Do you mean to say... ? " )
    • 通过 (through)
  19. Lesson Nineteen
    • 为了 and 因为
    • the Adverb 可 in 你可别后悔
    • (死) 于
    • 其中
    • 抗议 (protest)
    • 说好 (to come to an agreement)
    • 凭什么 (why on earth; on what basis do you)
    • 尽量 (as much as possible)
  20. Lesson Twenty
    • 怎么 and 为什么
    • (好) 多了 and (好) 得多
    • ... 吧, ... 吧…
    • 往往 and 常常
    • (竞争) 不过 (cannot compete with; be no match for)
    • 委托 (entrust; ask)
    • 原来如此 (so that's how it is; so that's why)
    • 不就是 (meaning "只是" or "只有" and introducing a rhetorical question)