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4.5: Lesson 3 Speaking Practice and Review

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    As part of the oral section of the Midterm Exam, you will be asked to respond in Chinese to several questions that are asked in Chinese.  In order to get ready for this task, this week I'd like you to practice speaking by reading aloud the questions below, and translating them.

    1. Nín guì xìng? Nǐ guì xìng? Nǐ xìng shénme?
    2. Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?
    3. Nǐ shì xuéshēng ma?
    4. Nǐ shì nǎguó rén?
    5. Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén, nǐ ne?
    6. Wǒ shì Měiguó rén, nǐ ne?
    7. Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐkǒu rén?
    8. Nǐ yǒuméiyǒu xiōngdì jiěmèi?
    9. Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò?
    10. Nǐ māma zuò shénme gōng zuò?
    11. Nǐ bàba zài nǎr gōngzuò?
    12. Nǐ jīnnián duō dà?

    First, practice speaking aloud the questions above on your own time.  Repeat as necessary until you feel you're able to read them with acceptable speed, fluency and pronunciation.  If you are not yet in the habit of referring to it regularly, now might a good time to refer to this Mandarin Chinese pinyin chart with audio by opening it on a separate device or in a separate window so you can use it side-by-side as a reference guide when reading the words and sentences above.

    At this stage you are just doing self-assessment and practice for these sentences.  Once you feel comfortable reading the sentences aloud, then go to the Homework & Tests section of our Laulima site and complete the corresponding assignment there.

    This page titled 4.5: Lesson 3 Speaking Practice and Review is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Carl Polley (裴凯).