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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?
      您贵姓?你贵姓?你姓什么?
       
    2. Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?
      你叫什么名字?
       
    3. Nǐ shì xuéshēng ma?
      你是学生吗?
       
    4. Nǐ shì nǎguó rén?
      你是哪国人?
       
    5. Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén, nǐ ne?
      我是中国人,你呢?
       
    6. Wǒ shì Měiguó rén, nǐ ne?
      我是美国人,你呢?
       
    7. Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐkǒu rén?
      你家有几口人?
       
    8. Nǐ yǒuméiyǒu xiōngdì jiěmèi?
      你有没有兄弟姐妹?
       
    9. Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò?
      你爸爸做什么工作?
       
    10. Nǐ māma zuò shénme gōng zuò?
      你妈妈做什么工作?
       
    11. Nǐ bàba zài nǎr gōngzuò?
      你爸爸在哪儿工作?
       
    12. Nǐ jīnnián duō dà?
      你今年多大?

    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.