CITY CUP ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2019



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City Cup English Public Speaking Competition 2019
 

The City Cup English Public Speaking Competition is going to be held again in 2019! The Foreign Language Education and Research Center (FLERC) of City University of Macau looks forward to seeing you talented speakers joining this year’s big event and sharing your ideas to help make this world a better place!

ORGANISER:  Foreign Language Education and Research Center (FLERC), City University of Macau

 

TOPIC:  How to change the world

 

Interested students can apply online through the website: https://www.wjx.top/jq/31907426.aspx

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IMPORTANT DATES:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:       28 February 2019    (THURSDAY)

PRELIMINARY SELECTION:      6 March 2019         (WEDNESDAY)

FINAL COMPETITION:             27 March 2019        (WEDNESDAY)

 

ELIGIBILITY:  All City University full-time undergraduate students who are non-native speakers of English and who have not studied in an English-speaking country for more than one year

 

PRIZES

Champion                                    

1st Runner-up                               

2nd Runner-up                              

Most Humorous Speaker           

Best Manner 

(Finalists without prizes will all be given a merit award.)

 

EVENT TIMELINE

  1. Application

Interested students can apply by submitting an application form to the Department of General Education Office online through the website https://www.wjx.top/jq/31907426.aspx by 28 February 2019. List of candidates for the preliminary selection will be announced by 4 March 2019.

 

  1. Selecting finalists (Preliminary Selection)

In the preliminary selection on 6 March 2019, 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 11 March 2019. All the finalists will have to submit their final draft to our Center before 20 March 2019.

 

  1. Training session(s):

Selected finalists may 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 on one / two of the Wednesdays before the final competition.

 

  1. Final:

The Final, which will be on 27 March 2019, 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 the given 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 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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