Workbook : Homework and Character Book. The Homework portion contains a homework assignment for each lesson in the main textbook. A typical assignment is around 5-6 pages in length, including space for students to write their responses. Homework activities include listening, character consolidation, grammar, media literacy (for lesson 11-20), and communicative tasks. The Character provides reference information for the new Chinese characters in the Core Vocabulary of every lesson. It shows the following for each character: 1. Character with its stroke order indicated by numbers. 2. Traditional form of the character. 3. Simplified form of the character. 4. Pinyin pronunciation, grammatical usage, and a sample sentence or phrase. 5. Stroke order illustrated by writing the character progressively. 6. Radical of the character with its Pinyin pronunciation and meaning. Traditional and Simplified characters.