1. Speak Daily: You know the old saying, "practice makes perfect." Well, it's pretty close to the truth.2. Read Out Loud: Use your course materials that are in Chinese and read it aloud as part of your daily speaking practice.
3. Imitate A Native Speaker: Any good Chinese learning course should have audio material spoken by a native. Repeat what they say.
4. Practice with a Native Speaker: If you are in a large city you are likely to have a diverse population, including ethnic Chinese. So take the chance to speak with native speakers.
In additional: As for tips to prepare for SAT, you may also focus on vocabulary and listening.
Vocabulary: Knowing the basic vocabulary in SAT Chinese is not enough, and it is quite critical to understand some proper nouns, such as words related to Chinese culture, history, people, and tourist hot spots and so on.
Listening: The listening section plays an important role in SAT Chinese test; this part evaluates Chinese learners' reading skills and ability to understand spoken Chinese. Questions in the SAT Chinese test paper are shown in four types: pinyin, phonetic symbols, simplified and traditional Chinese characters, all of which are relevant to the daily life usage. To do well on the SAT Chinese test, one should focus on studying these primary sections during his or her preparation for the SAT Chinese test.