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‘Mandarin Reading: Water, Vapour and Ice’
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Non-native speaker
Accent: English (Canadian)
Date: 4/25/2006

Description of what is on the sound file:
This is an excerpt from an intermediate-level Chinese reader that I'm using (A Series of Short Chinese Readings Vol.1, Lesson 14). I tried to speak both quickly and clearly, but there may still be parts that sound a little sloppy. I recorded each paragraph separately and then edited them together. Enjoy!

Transcript of sound file:




[from the book]

In winter, we all have the experience of playing with snow and ice. Take a piece of ice into a heated room and the ice soon melts. When we wash clothes and hang them near a stove, the wet clothes will give off vapour. A basin of water left outdoors in the winter will soon form a layer of ice on the surface. All these we know are caused by temperature.

It is the same with most substances. If we raise the temperature hot enough, a solid will become a liquid, and the liquid will turn into vapour. Vice versa, if we lower the temperature enough, vapour will turn into liquid, and liquid into solid. This is a physical change in which only the form not the nature of the matter is changed. It is different from the burning of wood because that is a chemical change.

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