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Public Speaking 公共演讲

What does it take to become a competent public speaker?

Learners from China

We are often asked to give some ways of improving spoken English, such as the following:

收听与下载

How can I improve my oral English without going abroad?

How can I speak English with confidence?

In Question and Answer of the Week Yang Li interviews Jin Lu, the first prize winner of the 21st Century Lenovo Cup National English Speaking Competition 2009.

(21世纪报举办的全国英语演讲比赛的冠军)

Yang Li and Jin Lu in the BBC studio

How did Jin Lu become such a good public speaker?

How did she overcome fear to become a competent English speaker in front of a large audience?

Sincerity, confidence and a sense of achievement all helped her on the way to success but what else do you need to reach excellence in public speaking?

Listen to the programme to find out more.

Don’t forget, if you have a question about English, email it to questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk. We may answer it in this programme.

Glossary 词汇

spoken English 英语口语

going abroad 出国

first prize winner 一等奖获得者

overcome fear 克服恐惧

competent 有能力的

large audience 很多观众

sincerity 真诚

confidence 信心

a sense of achievement 成就感

excellence 出色