时间:2021-10-08 来源:美国威力塔斯学校 关注度:851
Spelling Bee 环节又从下午的困倦中唤醒了学生们的热情。拼写大赛由英语组的陈星子老师主持，学生们现场抽签分成四组。随着单词的由易到难，学生们的斗志也慢慢被点燃，场下的观众也按奈不住想要加入到比赛中来。以致比赛接近尾声，同学们还意犹未尽，更有很多同学表示：要背上一个学期单词再来参战。
In order to cultivate students' creativity, thinking ability, and enhance students' psychological quality and adaptability, our school held the first English Festival on the approach of Mid-Autumn Festival. The English Festival consists of two parts: the final of the English Speech Contest and the Spelling Bee Word Spelling Contest.
The speech contest is composed of three parts:speech, impromptu question and answer, and talent show, which will be counted into the final result in different proportions.
After a whole summer’s preparation, recording and uploading videos, and preliminarily selected by comprehensive evaluation, 29 contestants appeared one after another in the competition. There is no uniform standard for excellent performance. It can be impassioned, humorous, calm and composed, or talkative. It can even be that although there is a hint of tension, he still clenches a fist to cheer himself up.
The styles of the stage are different, but the excitement of the audience is always the same. The high-standard and high-profile referee bench composed of Chinese and foreign teachers burst into applause and cheers from time to time. Everyone not only pays attention to who has a higher language level, but also pays more attention to the unique perspectives and personality displayed through the use of English as a tool. This is also the benefit of an English speech brought to the students.
The 2-minute on-site question and answer session is a great test of the contestants' adaptability, and they can respond flexibly. In order to enhance interaction, questions in the Q&A session are collected in the audience before the game. The audience's thinking is also wild and unconstrained, and it is also a big challenge for our speakers. These questions include both whimsical ideas such as "If the sun disappears tomorrow, what will you do?", as well as philosophical questions such as "What is the meaning of life?" In this competition, five more students were selected for the "Most Creative Question" award.
The talent show session was even more exciting. The speakers invited non-participating companions to assist in the performance. There were English songs sung, English poem recitations with guzheng music, four-handed piano playing, and guitar accompaniment English poems by teachers and students. The wonderful presentations of the contestants' confident and contagious speeches were highly recognized by the judges and the audience, and the tacit cooperation with their peers enhanced the cohesion among the students.
The Spelling Bee session awakened the enthusiasm of the students from the sleepiness in the afternoon. The spelling contest was hosted by Ms.Xinzic Chen from the English Department. The students were divided into four groups by drawing lots on the spot. As the vocabulary went from easy to difficult, the students' fighting spirit was slowly ignited, and the audience off the court couldn't help but want to join the game. As the competition came to a close, the students still expressed their enthusiasm, and many students said that they would have to have a better preparation before next battle.
The one-day English Festival ended with the laughter of the students. The foreign principal, Mr. Derflinger, commented on the entire competition. He first fully affirmed the outstanding performance of the contestants. After that, I thanked the teachers in the English group for their careful preparation and provided a good platform for students to display. Every large-scale event in the school is the result of the joint efforts of teachers and students from all departments of the school. The students have gained growth, and the teachers have gained the gratification of witnessing the progress of the children in each period.
Language is a tool for us to understand the world. Through this English Festival, the Veritas English Department represents the school's hope for all students: make good use of tools, open up the world, and improve themselves. Enjoy learning English, enjoy learning in English, and enjoy every extraordinary moment spent in Veritas!