HSK 4 Chinese
Learn the Chinese words required for passing the HSK Level 4 Exam.
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About the HSK 4 test
The HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì, 汉语水平考试) Level 4 Exam is designed for learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard.
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|1200||600||1064||447||45 questions||40 questions||15 items|
The HSK (Level IV) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing and contains a total of 100 test items.
|Section||Number of Items||Duration (Min)|
|I. Listening||Part I||10||45||About 30|
|Filling out the answer sheet (Mark your answers for listening comprehension on Answer Sheet)||5|
|II. Reading||Part I||10||40||40|
|III. Writing||Part I||10||15||25|
The HSK (Level IV) test will last for 105 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).
There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played only once. For each item, a short passage will read out, followed by an assertion which also appears on the test paper. The test taker should decide whether the assertion is true or false.
There are 15 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played only once. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons. A third person will then ask a question based on the dialogue. There will be four possible answers on the test paper, from which test takers can choose the right one based on what they hear.
There are 20 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played only once. This section consists of a 4-5 sentence dialogue or monologue followed by one or two questions. Four possible answers will be provided on the test paper, from which the test taker can choose the best one.
There are 10 items in Part I. One or two sentences will be provided for each item, in which one word/phrase is missing. The test taker should choose one of the suggested words/phrases to fill in the blank.
There are 10 items in Part II. Each item consists of three sentences that the test taker needs to arrange in the correct order.
There are 20 items in Part III. Each item consists of a short passage, and one or two questions will be asked about the passage. The test taker needs to select the best answer out of the four answers provided.
There are 10 items in Part I. Each item consists of several words. The test taker should construct a sentence using these words.
There are 5 items in Part II. Each item consists of a picture and a word. The test taker needs to write a sentence based on the picture and the word.
For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. The test taker must score at least 180 points to be considered passing.
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As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).