Initals and finals are the most important elements of chinese pinyin. Nearly every single word in mandarin is composed of a initial followed by a final. Because some initial have deceivingly simlar sounds, it is important that you practice as much as you can on how distinguish their sounds.
Pinyin is the most commonly used Romanization system for Standard Mandarin. Literally, it means to spell sound. It was designed to look up unknown Chinese characters in dictionaries, as well as teaching Chinese learners the standard pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese. Once you’ve learnt Pinyin, you will be able to pronounce any of the words in Mandarin using a Chinese dictionary.
The aim of this test is to examine your knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin. The exercise set includes 15 questions, and each one contains a Pinyin sound with one relevant Pinyin character. Please listen to the sound and select the most appropriate answer from A, B, C and D. Repeat the exercise as much as you can. It will help you to learn how to distinguish the different pinyin tones.