I’m an early intermediate learner and my biggest problem is trying to find resources outside of ChinesePod to widen my reading, listening and comprehension. Whenever I try to look at websites, watch TV shows and dramas, or listen to radio, I’m only able to pick out one or two words in a sentence which doesn’t give enough context to understand what’s being said.
Any suggestions on where I can find some very easy (slower, more basic vocabulary) resources which might include things such as:
- Internet sites, blogs etc
- YouTube channels
- TV shows
- Internet radio stations etc
I went to a book store and bought a couple of children’s books but this turned out to be a disaster. Naturally it was all in characters so I spent hours with a dictionary which slowed down the learning, but the sorts of words in the children’s stories included things such as “well” (ie “she sat next to the well”), “thimble”, “sew” etc which are very low usage words.