The following two videos are just samples of the CCTV English presentation programme which is held annually to test the English-speaking skill of China's university students.
The format is:
1. A debate between two opposing sides.
2. Delivering a speech from a topic selected by the panel of judges, and
3. Responding to questions posed by the judges comprising of both local and international English language experts. This is the part where contestants are also required to demonstrate their knowledge on current affairs both at home and abroad.
China is preparing the next generation to take on the world, but are we?
Is this the best our students can offer?