Participation
in Speaking Challenge, December 2017



15 minutes
0.25h

Chinese Word of the Day 24.12.17 Practice saying
小型摩托车 - scooter
在希腊,我们租了小摩托骑去镇上玩。In Greece, we rented scooters and drove around town.
那个女的在骑一辆黄色的小摩托车。The woman is riding a yellow scooter.
电动小摩托车 - electric scooter
黄色小摩托车 - yellow scooter

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0.25h

Your Chinese word of the day 23.12.17 is: 高速公路
高速公路 - highway
今天早上高速公路上的交通状况正常。Traffic conditions on the highway are normal this morning.
一旦上了高速,我们就能开得更快了。We will be able to drive faster once we get on the highway.
高速公路是指两个城镇之间或城市之间的主路。 A highway is a main road between two towns or cities.
行驶在高速公路上的卡车 - truck driving on a highway
高速公路交通 - highway traffic
主道 - main highway

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0.5h

Using Memrise app

15 minutes
0.25h

Your Chinese word of the day is: 孩子
孩子們 - children
孩子们喜欢玩。Children love to play.
孩子在笑。The child is smiling.
当你有了孩子之后所有的事情都变了。Everything changes when you have a child.
小孩儿正举着他的手。The child is raising his hand.
小的孩子 - young child

20 minutes
0.33h

Had my Chinese test today, had also speaking and reading part in it.

15 minutes
0.25h

Yesterday before work had some time for memrise app.

28 minutes
0.47h

Reading and sending voice messages to a friend. To check fluency and pronunciation.
A 如果到时候下雨怎么办?
B 如果下雨,咱们就不爬山了,就去看展览
A 明天天气怎么样?
B 明天天气很好。
A 周末天气特别好,我们约同学们一起去郊游怎么样?
B 好主意

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Reading out loud
A: 春天快到了
B: 是的,你有什么计划吗?
A:我想和你一起出去郊游。
B:好吧,咱们去哪儿呢?
A 快考试了,咱们别去玩儿了,还是在家复习吧。
B 虽然时间挺紧张的,可是现在天不冷也不热,正适合出去玩呢。

30 minutes
0.5h

Learning words
越来越 more and more
一起 together
不冷也不热 neither cold or hot
正适合 just be fine. /just suits well.
挺紧张的 kind of nervous
别 don't
复习 review
努力 hardworking
应该 should
谁想去 who want to go
好主意 good idea
通知 notify/notification
贴 post
风景 the beauty
空气 air
和我们联系 contact us
愿意 would like to
集合时间 assembling time
联系人 contact (person)
集合地点 assembling place

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Going over the pronunciation and practice fluency.
A:你好!天天快递公司。
B:你好!我想发几本书。
A:我们可以上门取快递,能不能告诉我你的地址?
B:花园小区,806号
A:能告诉我你的联系方式吗?
B:我的手机,18607235497
A:我们马上派人过去。
B:大概多长时间能过来?
A:大约三十分钟吧。
B:好的。

90 minutes
1.5h

Developing Chinese Elementary Speaking Course, Chapter 7
Doing the dialogue
A:你好!天天快递公司。
B:你好!我想发几本书。
A:我们可以上门取快递,能不能告诉我你的地址?
B:花园小区,806号
A:能告诉我你的联系方式吗?
B:我的手机,18607235497
A:我们马上派人过去。
B:大概多长时间能过来?
A:大约三十分钟吧。
B:好的。
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A:家里有人吗?
B:有人。
A:请问你发本市还是发外地。
B:本市,就送到经贸大学。多长时间能送到?
A:大概一天就能送到。
B:好的。
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A:你快递给我的书,收到了。
B:收到了就好。
A:快递怎么样?
B:速度还挺快的。
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A:我能快递酒吗?
B:酒啊,当然可以?
A:会不会路上瓶子摔坏了呢?
B:我们会小心包装易碎物品,不会摔坏的。
A:要是快递酒到上海多少钱?
B:快递酒肯定价格会高一点,一公斤15块。
A:多久能送到?
B:一两天吧。
A:到上海的时间比较长吧。
B:时间越短越好,要是不出意外的话,一两天就能收到了。

20 minutes
0.33h

Use Memrise app.

200 minutes
3.33h

Developing Chinese Elementary Speaking Course (II), studying for my oral exam.
Chapter 9
Learning and repeating words 脸色 , 夜里,楼上,邻居,唱,挑,怎么,着,一,天哪,睡懒觉
About 15 minutes after the recording.
Making a dialogue. At first writing and translating. Then reading out loud and rehearsing.
A: 感觉你脸色不太好。
B:可能是因为昨天夜里没睡好吧。
A:你身体不舒服吗?
B: 我的身体很好,是我邻居的原因。
A:你邻居怎么了?
B: 我邻居昨晚弹钢琴弹到很晚。
A: 他昨晚弹到几点?
B: 好像3点多结束的, 我快4点才睡。
A: 天哪,太晚了!今天回去好好儿休息。
B: 好的。
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A:昨天休息得怎么样?
B:休息得不好,想睡懒觉,结果一大早邻居又开始弹钢琴了。
A:那你去找他们, 让他们晚点儿弹。
B: 虽然我去找过他们了,但是他们说最近孩子要参加钢琴表演,得好好准备,实在不好意思.
A: 这样你白天没法睡懒觉了,只好晚上早点休息了。
B: 我也这么想的,可是没想到晚上还是没法早睡。
A: 他们又开始弹钢琴了?
B: 不是,楼下邻居家的狗晚上叫个不停,吵得我睡不着。
A: 今天还有考试呢,你这种状态参加考试能行吗?
B: 肯定一会儿就睡着了。
A: 那你怎么办啊?
B: 我又困又累,恐怕考试过不了了。

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0.33h

helloChinese app learning 件,条,

25 minutes
0.42h

Learn Chinese in 24 Hours with ChineseClass101 TV,pronouncing word

去年
喝水
四十


汉语, 我正在学习汉语。
知道


辞职
你住在哪儿?
你叫什么名字?
你在哪工作?
你多大了?
你来自哪儿?
你说什么?
洗手间在哪儿?
你的生日是什么的时候?

25 minutes
0.42h

helloChinese app
Adjectives and Adverbs, Lesson 2/4 好,差,渴, 饿,The "extremely"非常
Lesson 3/4 好吃,好看,好渴, 太+adjective+了
Lesson 4/4

30 minutes
0.5h

Used helloChinese app for fluency.

62 minutes
1.03h

Developing Chinese ch. 10 p. 104
1. A. 你用什么方法记汉子?What method do you use to remember Chinese characters?
B. 你把汉字 一个一个地写在卡片上,然后一个字一个字地记。You write the Chinese characters one by one on the card and then one by one remember the characters.
2. A. 学过的课文,每一篇你都复习了吗?
B. 学过的课文一篇一篇都复习了。I have reviewed all the texts I have studied.
3. A. 明天停电的事,你每家都告诉了吗?The power is out tomorrow, did you tell everyone? (Did you notify each family that the power would be out tomorrow?)
B. 明天停电的事一家一家都告诉了

15 minutes
0.25h

Developing Chinese Elementary Speaking Course (II), chapter 1. Listening and reading after the recording.

50 minutes
0.83h

Last part of chapter 10 text. Also, listen and repeated text after the recording. Read full text several times to get fluency while reading.
有人说:“人是最不容易满足的,人的心像大海一样填不满,有了电视机,电冰箱,洗衣机,空调,还想要汽车,房子。。。可是人的心有时侯又好像最容易满足:一句温柔地说,就会使我们高兴一阵子;一个可爱的微笑,就会使我们满足一回;一个善良的祝福,就会使我们回到快乐的童年。。。是啊,使自己快乐其实很简单。

49 minutes
0.82h

Continuing my text chapter 10 Chinese Developing Comprehensive Course (II). Reading and pronouncing word by word until fluency. Also, adding some grammar notes. This is also good for me to see how long it will take me to go through one chapter.
最忙的时候,要工作十个小时,整天忙得不得了。她要一张一张地打印文件,然后一份一份地送到别人手里。我觉得她的工作有麻烦又没有意思,可是她却说:“工作使我快乐。不让我工作,我可受不了。一个母亲不穿好的,不吃好的,每天辛辛苦苦。可是她却笑着回答我:" 全家平平安安就让我快乐。看着孩子们的生活一天比一天好,让我特别满足。
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孩子们的生活一天比一天好 is used to indicate that there´s change every day or every year. For examples,
1. 天气一天比一天冷了。Day by day the weather is getting colder.
2. 爷爷的身体一天比一天好了。2. Grandpa's body is better day by day.
3. 人们的生活水平一年比一年提高了。Year by year people's living standards are increasing.
4. 她读得一次比一次流利了。
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一个小女生说:“星期天早上能让我睡够了,就能使我快乐。” 你看,让自己快乐使多么简单的事。

125 minutes
2.08h

Chapter 10 from Developing Chinese Comprehensive Course (II) Word by word checking the pronunciation and the reading full sentences.
从前人们见面打招呼的时候说:“吃了吗?”后来见面打招呼改成了:“你好!” 现在越来越多的人见面时问:“过得快乐吗?" 快乐越来越重要了。可是怎样才能使自己快乐呢?我没问过男人们, 却问过许多女人,回答是各种各样的。一个爱美的女孩子,在公园的台阶上一级一级地往上走。
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一个爱美女孩子,在公园的台阶上一级一级地往上走。 is used to indicate that a movement or an action is repeated in a one by one manner. For example,
1. 大家一步一步地往山上爬。 Step by step everyone climbed up the mountain.
2. 这些书一本一本都查过了,里边没有那篇文章。These books have been checked one by one, there is no article inside.
3. 她一个字一个字地录入文件,再一张一张地打印, 还要一份一份地发给别人。 Word by word she entered the document, then printed one by one, also one by one distribute to others.
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她笑着说:“ 爬台阶能使我减肥。我可不喜欢自己变胖,看着自己一天比一天瘦,让我特别开心。” 我的一个朋友在办公室工作,每天上吧小时的班。

30 minutes
0.5h

With the helloChinese app, there is a training place. This time it offered fluency. Like a game. You have to press microphone button and tell given sentence and press it again to see if you said it correctly. I think it was really cool game for practicing fluency and speaking.

30 minutes
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Developing Chinese Elementary (II) chapter 2. Vocabulary and text. Repeated after recording and read aloud. 儿子毕业了, 要回家, 每亲却为了这个很担心。她的医生朋友不关心儿子的健康问题, 却总是问儿子宿舍的情况。。。这是为什么呢?

45 minutes
0.75h

Used Memrise app and also from Developing Chinese Elementary (II) listened and read after the recording. Vocabulary and text. 一个人到了亲的地方, 可能会遇到一些不习惯的事情, 怎么为呢? 最好的办法就是“入乡随俗”。

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0.5h
43 minutes
0.72h

I used some apps (Memrise and helloChinese) and send four sentences (voice record) to my friend.

20 minutes
0.33h

Repeated after the recording new words from my Developing Chinese Elementary book.




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:63.1%
Score18.94
Rank2nd
Hours reported18.94
Goal30h