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Preliminary Selection timetable



  1. Application

Interested students can submit an application form by scanning the QR code below by 29 March 2018.


List of candidates for the preliminary selection will be announced by 3 April 2018.


  1. Selecting finalists:

All candidates will need to give a prepared speech on the given topic and be interviewed by a panel of judges (teachers of FLERC) who evaluate the applicants’ performance. 10 applicants are selected to enter the final. List of finalists will be announced by 13 April 2018.


  1. Training sessions:

Selected finalists will be given a training session before the final competition, which helps them further improve their speeches and their public speaking techniques.


  1. Final:

The Final, which will be on 25 April 2018, will be conducted in the following way.


The first part is the prepared speech session. Each of the finalists has to give a 3-minute prepared speech on a particular topic. No visual aids or props may be used. A timekeeper gives signals at 2 minutes and 30 seconds (to indicate that 30 seconds remain) and at 3 minutes (to indicate that the participant’s time is up and the participant must conclude the speech). Contestants who speak for fewer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds or more than 3 minutes 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 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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