As an old saying goes, “Words can make a nation prosper, and also lead to its demise.”The power of words is inestimable, especially when they are delivered with passion in public speaking which is a very important skill that Maple Leaf emphasizes. Further more, English speech is a key feature of Maple Leaf education that every Mapleleafer is capable of. A total of 40 outstanding competitors from Grade 10 and Grade 11who entered the semi-finalround of“Maple Leaf Cup” English Speech Competition of Maple Leaf International School-Wuhan presented a wonderful speech show in high school multimedia room.
In the semi-final, competitors were equally divided into two sessions according to the grades they are in and each session consists of 20 students.Each of them randomlydrew one from 20 different topics and the judges for the two sessions were the same, which guaranteed the justice and equity of the competition. Competitorswere required to give an impromptu three-to-four-minute speech based on the topic they drewand answer one or two follow-up questions asked by the judges. However, under the huge pressure, they all exhibited great flexibility and strong influence. And thetopics are all in the context of thetheme, such as “Growing pains”,“My role model”,“On low-carbon lifestyle”, which helped to inspire their concern for the development of China and motivation for striving for educational excellence.
The exciting semi-final result came out immediately afterwards, let’s have a look who entered the Hubei final round! Wish them a more remarkable performance then!