Because I am a car fan, here is a story about the car industry. Listen to the sentences and fill in the missing words. The missing words might be new to you but try to guess the word(s) and how to spell them. This is very good practice to help you deal with new words.
China’s Chery Quantam auto has _____1______ the design of its first car which it hopes will ______2_______ in Europe.
The model, Qoros, is the result of a _______3_______ between China’s biggest car manufacturer and investment firm Israel Corp.
The makers aim to ________4________ and export Chinese cars to Western Europe.
It will ________5__________ markets by late 2013.
The answers are listed below.
Now, use these sentences to practice your intonation.
- Make sure that you say the words correctly and stress the words in the same place as the speaker does. (pronunciation and word intonation)
- Try to stress the same words as the speaker in each sentence. (sentence intonation)
- Try to break the speech in the same places as the speaker in the video does.
- Now, try to match the speed of the speaker.
This is the best way to improve your speaking so don’t give up until you are happy with it and if you need some advice, contact one of our teachers.
- break new ground
- joint venture
- reverse a trend
- hit European and Chinese