How many of you still keep your Chinese or Mother Tongue textbook of more than 35 years ago? I still have mine and it’s still in rather good condition – no “dog-ear”!
This is the front cover of the 3 textbooks (A,B and C). Note that the first Chinese character (Red box) of the word Singapore then – there were 2 ways of writing it!
See the other way of writing it (Red circled – the publisher printed on the same book at the back page);
One was written as “New” and the other was “Star”. Now we use the character “New”.
Now let’s take a look at the content page;
Well, quite a lot of Chapters to cover as there were 3 books altogether. Maybe we should take a look at one of the chapters inside as well. See if it’s more difficult than now?
One of the Chapters shown below;
Not too simple right? Also they were not in Simplified Chinese character then. Note also that Hanyu Pinyin was not used at that time yet.
Now let’s take a look at the back cover;
Recognise that Lion structure? Haha, by now most of us will know….