This book is split into two sections. The first section consists of thematic chapters covering topics such as accommodation, problems and emergencies and food and drink; each chapter contains lists of basic vocabulary followed by sentences the user will want to say or will hear. Practical information is also included, as are informal and slang expressions. The second section consists of a bilingual dictionary containing around 4,000 terms, so that the user can look up specific words. In addition, each phrasebook includes a grammar chapter, notes on the holidays and festivals of the relevant country, and a section on useful addresses and telephone numbers (tourist office, embassy etc). A fold-out colour map of Beijing makes this book ideal for holidays or business trips.