The 6th City Cup English Public Speaking Competition
Do you want to try English Public Speaking? Well, now you have the chance to showcase your English skills!
The General Education Department at City University of Macau is going to host the 6th City Cup English Speaking Competition. This event aims to promote the use of English and build up a more positive English learning environment on campus. Finalists will be invited to join a training session prior to the competition, and the winners of the competition will receive sumptuous prizes! The General Education Department (GED) at City University of Macau looks forward to seeing all the talented speakers in our school joining this year’s big event!
ORGANISER: General Education Department (GED), City University of Macau
TOPIC: Best day of my life
Interested students can apply online through the website:
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24 February 2023 (FRIDAY)
PRELIMINARY SELECTION: 1 March 2023 (WEDNESDAY)
FINAL COMPETITION: 22 April 2023 (SATURDAY)
EVENT VENUE: HG-02
ELIGIBILITY: All City University full-time undergraduate students
Champion GIFT of MOP 3000 + Trophy + Certificate
1st Runner-up GIFT of MOP 2500 + Trophy + Certificate
2nd Runner-up GIFT of MOP 2000 + Trophy + Certificate
Best Manner GIFT of MOP 1500 + Certificate
Most Popular Speaker GIFT of MOP 1500 + Certificate
Finalists without prizes will all be given a merit award of a gift of MOP 500-800
Interested students can apply by filling in your personal information using https://wj.qq.com/s2/7781452/8069/ above by 24 February 2023. Time for the preliminary selection will be announced by 27 February 2023 via SMS and email.
- Preliminary Selection:
All candidates will need to give a prepared speech on the given topic and be interviewed by a panel of judges (teachers of GED) who evaluate the applicants’ performance. 12 applicants are selected to enter the final. List of finalists will be announced by 13 March 2023.
- Training sessions:
Selected finalists will be given training session(s) before the final competition (depending on the availability of possible guest speakers or trainers), which helps them further improve their speeches and their public speaking techniques. The training session(s) may be scheduled in the 2-3 weeks before the final competition.
At the same time, the finalists are expected to submit their profile photos and final scripts to GED office before 7 April 2023.
The speech context, which will be on 22 April 2023 (Saturday) afternoon, will be conducted in the following way:
-The first part is the prepared speech session. Each of the finalists has to give a 4-minute prepared speech on a particular topic. No visual aids or props may be used. A timekeeper gives signals at 3 minutes and 30 seconds (to indicate that 30 seconds remain) and at 4 minutes (to indicate that the participant’s time is up and the participant must conclude the speech). Contestants who speak for fewer than 3 minutes and 30 seconds or more than 4 minutes and 30 seconds may be penalized by the judges.
-Upon finishing the speech, the contestant has 1 minute and 30 seconds to answer a question from the question master(s), which will be related to the speech. Timekeeper gives a signal at 1 minute and 30 seconds to indicate that the contestant has to stop.
-In the second part, which is the impromptu speech session, the contestants will be given an unseen topic and expected to give a 2-minute impromptu speech (Time: 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds) on that topic. At the end there will be a question-and-answer session where the question master(s) can ask the contestant 1 question about the given speeches.
The judge panel for the final may comprise English teachers / experts, reputable scholars in the field and representatives of respectable education providers.