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First Plain English Speaking Contest 2012 第一屆英語演講比賽

posted May 13, 2012, 6:58 PM by Web Admin   [ updated May 13, 2012, 7:00 PM ]

Recognising the importance of public speaking in plain English as a crucial communication skill, the English Department organized the school’s first Plain English Speaking Contest. The contest, which enjoyed the support of English Speaking Union, Hong Kong, and the NET Section, Education Bureau, culminated in the Inter-School Final on 30 March 2012. Contestants from New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School, The Hong Kong Management Association K S Lo College, and Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School were locked in a neck and neck competition; which provided an ideal platform for these students to learn from one another, and the panel of adjudicators, comprising Mr. Simon Tham, Executive Committee Member and Director from the English Speaking Union, Hong Kong, Mr. Peter Broe, Project Officer of NET Section, EDB, and Ms. Joanna Moe, Regional NET Co-ordinator of NET Section, EDB.

Conducted over 2 months, the 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. 30 student contestants, representing all Junior form classes, attended a series of 3 training sessions conducted by the school’s NET. Through the training, the contestants learnt both speech writing and delivery techniques. The contestants subsequently put their skills to the test at two Preliminary rounds, which saw 14 contestants advancing to the Semi-Final round, before eight finalists were eventually selected for the Intra-School Final and Inter-School Final held on 30 March 2012.

The finalists delivered rousing speeches that earned the adjudicators’ commendation for the sheer quality and confident delivery of their speeches. All finalists were winners in their own right that afternoon - for their spunky performance in the presence of a huge audience, and in English Language to boot.

本校英文科於今年三月三十日首次舉辦英語演講比賽(初中組),並有幸獲得英文文化協會及教育局外籍英語教師組的支持,邀請了三位來自以上組織的人士擔任評判。參賽同學分別來自新界鄉議局元朗區中學、香港管理專業協會羅桂祥中學和本校。各參賽者實力旗鼓相當,在比拼場上,互相學習,並從三位評判身上裨益良多。

由初賽到準決賽,再由準決賽到總決賽,整個英語演講比賽歷時超過兩個月。今次比賽旨在加強學生的演講技巧及自信,希望透過應用清晰而準確的英文口語,推動學生個人發展。本校三十名初中參賽者在比賽前,需參加三節由本校外籍老師任教的英語溝通課程。在比賽場上,同學都能學以致用。最後,在三十名同學中,有八位獲挑選為代表,參加校內總決賽和聯校英語演講比賽。

比賽結束後,評判都讚賞參賽者精彩的演講和自信的表現。在今次比賽中,各同學都有所得著,他們不但得到一個公開演講的機會,還能從中提升英語能力。


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