“枫叶杯“英语演讲比赛决赛之夜2016-2017 Maple Leaf Cup Speech Contest Finale
They thought the sunset marked the end of excitement for this day, and they were wrong.
For what they experienced in the next few hours left them with more intensified feelings, except for the fact that they were cheering for their friends in a mental wrestling, our traditional and annual Maple Leaf Cup Speech Contest.
With 15 contestants competing for that top one crystal trophy through presenting their original ideas followed by a live 1-minute long Q&A session. With Mr. Austen, Mr. Karamati, Ms. Woo, Ms. Madik, Mr. French, and Mr. Wickson being the judges, this finale became the highlight of the day. What else ends the day better than this? Hardly any. Once again, the whole auditorium were dead quiet from 6:30 to 8:30 because everyone else were afraid that any move or whispering may cost them their chances of listening to every single word from the contestants. Their attentions, again, left them for other adventures brought by the contestants. They were more intense as if they were delivering the addresses.
本次决赛有高中三个年级共计14名选手参加，每位选手展示3分钟以内的原创演讲，随后评委现场提问并在1分钟之内回答，分数由演讲和回答两部分组，从内容，音量，肢体语言，语法和现场发挥各方面考察，满分25分。加方校长Mr. Austen,加方副校长Mr. Karamati，英语中心吴文飞主任，高中组组长Ms. Madik，高三英语老师Mr. French，科学老师Mr. Wickson担任评委。现场气氛跌宕起伏，掌声不断。更有中场的绕口令环节，孩子们不仅聆听了幸运观众的展示，更是在座位上跃跃欲试。更有王金英校长，易凤枝校长和李莉主任的光临让演讲现场增色不少。
At 8:30, the finalist was crown and outstanding performers were recognized. With that, the audience left the auditorium, thinking what a great day to see both physical and mental contests today and deciding to frequent daily exercised and academic language usage.