3rd City Cup English Public Speaking Competition



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3rd City Cup English Public Speaking Competition

 

The Third City Cup English Public Speaking Competition is going to be held in the first semester of this school year! The Foreign Languages Education and Research Centre (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 Languages Education and Research Centre (FLERC), City University of Macau

TOPIC:                    Global Challenges in Macau

 

Interested students can apply online through the website: https://www.wjx.top/jq/45628590.aspx

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IMPORTANT DATES:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        18 October 2019    (FRIDAY)

PRELIMINARY SELECTION:      23 October 2019     (WEDNESDAY)

FINAL COMPETITION:             13 November 2019 (WEDNESDAY)

 

EVENT VENUE:       HG-03

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                                 

Most Popular Speaker               

(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/45628590.aspx by 18 October 2019. List of candidates for the preliminary selection will be announced by 21 October 2019.

 

  1. Selecting finalists (Preliminary Selection)

In the preliminary selection on 23 October 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 28 October 2019. All the finalists will have to submit their final draft to our Center before 6 November 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  13 November 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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