Speaking Challenge, December 2017

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Recent activities

35 minutes

Worked on sentences 5 & 6 of insurance text: 我们家有五个人。哪来那么多钱啊?There are already five people in our family. Where will we get that kind of money? 我也 没有啊。但可以尽早准备。Me neither. But we can start as early ...

Saturday, Dec 09
Display avatarRaymond Moy
70 minutes

Trying to Mimic the sounds and rhythm from Chinese Comedy randomly found on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ATpUBZdpt4

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarJames Lester
49 minutes

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 ...

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarGätlin

James Lester joined the challenge!

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarJames Lester

Jane boothman joined the challenge!

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarJane boothman
125 minutes

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...

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarGätlin
35 minutes

4th sentence: 一个人要两百多万 One person costs 2 million. Consolidated speaking of sentences 1-3, and got fluent in sentence 4.

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

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...

Friday, Dec 08
Display avatarGätlin

Théophile Brouze joined the challenge!

Thursday, Dec 07
Display avatarThéophile Brouze
40 minutes

Exercised in traffic yesterday and today, used Mark Frobose Sentence magic.

Thursday, Dec 07
Display avatarKatharine Meeding
30 minutes

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?

Wednesday, Dec 06
Display avatarGätlin
45 minutes

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”。

Wednesday, Dec 06
Display avatarGätlin
35 minutes

Practice repeating 3rd line for 20 minutes while running. Finally got to say it fluently and without hesitation. Spent 15 minutes learning and mimicking 4th line of dialogue: 你知道我们一辈子要花多少医疗费用吗?"...

Wednesday, Dec 06
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

3rd line of AIA video: 不会啊。我们可以帮助你用更简单的方式得到保障。"It doesn't have to be a hassle - we can help you find a simpler way to reach your coverage goals." This was easier than line 2 and I can say it fair...

Tuesday, Dec 05
Display avatarRaymond Moy

henry joined the challenge!

Tuesday, Dec 05
Display avatarhenry
35 minutes

Excercises while stuck in traffic.

Tuesday, Dec 05
Display avatarKatharine Meeding

Eileen joined the challenge!

Tuesday, Dec 05
Display avatarEileen
240 minutes

跟老师和朋友聊天,教中文,大声地阅读

Tuesday, Dec 05
Display avatarMajiya
45 minutes

AIA Insurance video - second line is "Recently, I've been thinking of getting more coverage for my family, but buying insurance is such a hassle." I am finally able to say this line from memory wi...

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Luigi Pelosi joined the challenge!

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarLuigi Pelosi

Julie Rodrigue joined the challenge!

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarJulie Rodrigue
30 minutes

Making progress on the second line of the AIA video. Can mimic while reading transcript, but still practicing to do it without. To be continued.

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Started a new video. An insurance ad for AIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=elm_BgTXHxg. This is more difficult than the Fedex ad. I was able to mimic the first line of the ad ve...

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Still on the Fedex ad. Am able to repeat the dialogue without looking at the text.

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

For 30 days, I will be mimicking the dialogues of Mandarin language youtube clips. For today, it is a Fedex ad on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=krFW4kDiDKk. I start with...

Monday, Dec 04
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy19.84132%
2.Thumb avatarGätlin18.9463%
3.Thumb avatarJoe8.585%
4.Thumb avatarKatharine Meeding5.4836%
5.Thumb avatarMajiya4.020%
6.Thumb avatarManuela3.5535%
7.Thumb avatarChris Webster2.7555%
8.Thumb avatarJeremy2.1321%
9.Thumb avatarJames Lester 1.9513%
10.Thumb avatarTrisha 1.010%
11.Thumb avatarHector Catrilef0.516%
12.Thumb avatarmostafa0.080%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Participants45
Hours reported68.72
DurationDecember 01, 2017 to
December 31, 2017 (31 days)