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English corner activity to improve the level of English application
Recently, the staff of Yichang City Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital in the Three Gorges University language teaching experimental center carried out a unique English Corner activity.
In order to improve the practical application of the staff , an English corner activity was held in September, which was jointly held by the hospital and the Foreign Languages College of Three Gorges University. Before the event, both sides made a careful arrangement, developed a detailed programme and rich content of the activity. The leaders in charge of both units participated in the activity and put forward the requirements before the activity. All the people were divided into two groups, and each group was led by a foreign teacher. This English Corner activity mainly includes the following contents: foreign teachers and students introduce themselves in English, taking the BBC documentary The Truth about Obesity as the starting point, discussing and analyzing the topic of how to keep healthy, conducting listening and reading training, encouraging them to read English articles aloud, practice English tongue twisters to correct students' pronunciation，promote interactive communication between teachers and students. Six best students were selected according to their oral ability and their ability to participate in the activity. They are Wang Xiaodong, Zhu Junfeng, Cao Wei, Ouyang Ming, Liu Yan and Ding Qian.
Through this activity, the students fully realized the importance of oral English in social communication, work and in daily life, which laid a certain language foundation for overseas academic communication and further study in the future. The students indicated that they would further strengthen their listening and oral training, accumulate the vocabulary, and improve their ability of English expression and application, so as to meet the needs of the international development of our hospital in the future.