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Third Plain English Speaking Contest 2013/2014 第三屆英語演講比賽 2013-2014

posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:51 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Jul 25, 2014, 2:52 AM ]

Encouraged by the success of the First and Second Plain English Speaking Contests, the English Department of our school organised the Third Plain English Speaking Contest 2013/2014 on 16 May 2014. The Third Plain English Speaking Contest is a public speaking contest for all Junior form students from schools in the New Territories (West) and other government schools; and is supported by the English Speaking Union, Hong Kong, and the NET Section, Education Bureau.

Conducted over 3 months, the Third Plain English Speaking Contest provided an avenue for students to sharpen their speaking skills and build confidence in public presentation, in addition to promoting the personal development of students through the use of clear and effective spoken English. 26 student contestants, representing all Junior form classes, attended a series of 3 training sessions conducted by our school’s NET. Through the training, the contestants learnt both speech writing and delivery techniques. The contestants subsequently put their oratorical skills to the test at the intra-school competition on 3 April 2014.

The Final of the Third Plain English Speaking Contest 2013/2014 was held successfully on the afternoon of 16 May 2014 at Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School. This year, we were privileged to have a very distinguished panel of adjudicators from the English Speaking Union, Hong Kong, and the NET Section, EDB. The panel was presided over by Dr. Verner Bickley, MBE, Chairman of the English Speaking Union, Hong Kong. 14 finalists from 7 schools were locked in an intense neck and neck competition. They delivered rousing speeches that earned the adjudicators’ commendation for the sheer quality and confident delivery of their speeches.

Yuen Wing Yu from South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School won the coveted Championship of the contest; whilst N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School and Homantin Government Secondary School earned the First and Second-Runner up prizes respectively. Notwithstanding, all finalists were winners in their own right that afternoon - for their spunky performance in the presence of a huge audience, a very distinguished panel of adjudicators; and in English Language to boot.

繼第一、二屆成功舉辦英語演講比賽後,本校今年繼續主辦第三屆英語演講比賽。這次比賽獲教育局外籍教師組支持,為新界西中學和其他官校的初中同學提供了一個公開演說英語的機會。

第三屆英語演講比賽籌備及進行超過三個月,為同學提供了一個增進公開演說技巧和自信的機會。我們希望學生透過運用簡潔的英語進行演說,從而促進個人發展。在比賽前,本校26名初中同學代表參加了共三節由本校外籍教師任教的公開演說技巧培訓班,並在其後四月三日校內比賽中發揮所學。經過一輪比試後,2A林逸晴和1A黃婉婷成功晉級,代表本校參加決賽。

第三屆英語演講比賽決賽已於五月十六日假本校順利舉行。十四位來自七間中學的參賽者在台上發揮所長。當日,賽況激烈,評判對同學精彩和自信的演說高度讚賞。最後,南屯門官立中學阮泳瑜同學奪得冠軍,亞軍和季軍則分別由新界鄉議局元朗區中學和何文田官立中學兩名代表獲得。


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