5th City Cup English Public Speaking Competition



5th City Cup English Public Speaking Competition
 

Have you ever tried English Public Speaking? Are you interested in it? Now you have the chance to showcase your skills!

 

The General Education Department of City University of Macau is going to host the City Cup English Speaking Competition again, and this will be our fifth year. 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) of 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:                  Macau Matters

 

Interested students can apply online through the website:

https://wj.qq.com/s2/7781452/8069/

Or scan QR code: 

IMPORTANT DATES:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:         26 February 2022 (SATURDAY)

PRELIMINARY SELECTION:      9 March 2022  (WEDNESDAY) - WLG301/302

FINAL COMPETITION:             23 April 2022   (SATURDAY)

EVENT VENUE:       HG-02

ELIGIBILITY:            All City University full-time undergraduate students

 

PRIZES

Champion                                      GIFT of MOP 1,800 + Trophy + Certificate

1st Runner-up                                GIFT of MOP 1,500 + Trophy + Certificate

2nd Runner-up                               GIFT of MOP 1,200 + Trophy + Certificate

Best Manner                                 GIFT of MOP 800 + Certificate

Most Popular Speaker                 GIFT of MOP 800 + Certificate

 

Finalists without prizes will all be given a merit award of a gift of MOP 500.

EVENT TIMELINE

  1. Application

Interested students can apply by filling in your personal information using https://wj.qq.com/s2/7781452/8069/ above by 26 February 2022. Time for the preliminary selection will be announced by 1 March 2022 via SMS and email.

 

  1. 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. 10 applicants are selected to enter the final. List of finalists will be announced by 13 March 2022.

 

  1. 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 photos and final scripts to GED office before 8 April 2022.

 

  1. Final:

The Final, which will be on 23 April 2022 (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.



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