Eric Wang 是海淀国图英语沙龙第5期活动主持人，他之前曾持续参加BXQ分场英语沙龙近一年。本期话题：The Pros and Cons of Holiday
“Hi, good evening, everyone! Nice to meet you, I am the host today and my name is Eric...” This was my opening remarks on last Thursday. Although I prepared a script and it was my second time being a host, I still felt nervous. My heart were beating very fast like that there was a little rabbit running in it. Wearing a green cotton T-shirt, I felt like I was a stupid green wood standing before about 20 audiences.
Luckily, my voice did not sound too weird and the friends around were smiling. Their smile made me relax and I began to enjoy the night after several minutes. Then , we had a nice topic and a little game.
We talked about holidays. There are seven legal holidays in china:New Year' s Day, Spring Festival , Tomb-Sweeping Day, International Labor Day, Dragon-Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival , National Day. We discussed the two sides of holidays. On one hand, holidays can be boring once you think of the heavy traffic jam, mountain people mountain sea and the risk of losing wallet. On the other hand, We all like holidays which mean we can do anything freely such as traveling to other countries and cites and having fun. There are also romantic things during the holidays like proposal, getting marriage. A contented mind is perpetual feast, and we agree that, basically, holidays are happy days.
After the topic, we had a tongue twisters game. Four players went though to the finals after a short preliminary contest. They choose and competed to their opponents by drawing lots. At last, we had a champion who won a lot of chocolate and candies. We all laughed very loudly that night.
It is a small game , and those tongue twisters are not too complex, for example:
1.She sells seashells on the seashore. the seashells she sells are seashore seashells.
2.Betty and bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
3.Give me the gift of a grip top sock: a drip-drape, ship-shape, and tip-top sock.
4.A big black bug bit a big black bear and made the big black bear bleed blood.
5.Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,a peck of pickled peppers peter piper picked.
A little is better than none. I advise you to speak simple tongue twisters if you have never tried before. It is of great help to practice speaking tongue twisters in order to make our oral English better. And, what is important, it is short, interesting and you could do it anytime you like.
Hope this small tip could help you~ Thanks for reading, see you next week!