This is just a personal way of practicing Chinese oral English, and you can improve it according to your personality and learning environment.
Describe something in Chinese
Tools: no preparation
We have a lot of things around us. Just looking at the room, there’s a lot of stuff. TV, computers, calendars, posters, etc. We can use these as exercises. For example, “hang a calendar on the wall” and “keep a computer on your desk” etc.
It’s just that these things are finite. So, let’s get to the point. For example, “the TV is in the corner of the room, it’s under the DVD”, “now video” and so on.
This exercise can also be done outdoors. It may not be so good to practise in a crowd, so let’s practice silently in our hearts.
I personally prefer to depict people. It’s a great way to practice your imagination while describing the characters you see. For example, if you see a tired middle-aged man, he will feel sorry for him, and the beautiful girl will think, “where is she from?” The more you use your imagination, the more topics you will have.
Photo album review
Tools: past albums
Take a look at the past photo albums and do this exercise: where is this picture taken with whom? What we were doing at that time. Of course, time and place can be said right away. Let’s talk about how we feel at that time. The picture of the person in the picture can also be described together.
Use TV, DVD, etc
Tools: movies, TV series, DVDS, etc
Movies and TV series are often used in Chinese teaching. It is used as a listening teaching material. In fact, movies and TV series are also valuable as dialogue materials. Because it’s conversational practice, you have to talk. It just doesn’t work. So, how do we talk?
1. Play the role
We can play the part we want to play. Pause the picture when he speaks and we can say what we want to say. The important thing is to talk, so the content doesn’t really matter.
2. Assume that you’re in the room for a conversation
This exercise is not to play a role, but to pretend to be there and talk to the characters.
3. Evaluate the lines or the plot
This exercise is similar to the second one. As a third party, we can objectively evaluate the lines or the plot. Assume that you have someone on the other side and let “him” listen to your feelings.
Translate your mother tongue into Chinese. This exercise is very good for DVD. Set the DVD’s voice to your mother tongue, the subtitles in Chinese, then block the subtitles with paper and other things to do translation exercises.
As a Chinese, I am very happy. It’s a great honor to be able to share with everyone. I hope that one of the people above can also practice Chinese oral English to help more foreign friends who learn Chinese!