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- December 20, 2019
- Posted by: Malcolm Harrison
- Category: Uncategorized
全国中学生演讲与辩论联赛始于2012年,诞生于全美辩论联赛，由NSDA（National Speech and Debate Association全美演讲与辩论联盟）授权创办，联赛分为区域赛和总决赛。区域赛成绩名列前茅者将被选拔进入全国总决赛，并有机会获得NSDA总部的特邀，参加每年在美国举行的NSDA全美总决赛，比赛包含公共论坛式辩论和原创演讲等。
The National Speech and Debate League Matches for middle school students started in 2012. It is authorized by NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) and is divided into regional competition and final. The top scorers in the regional competition will be selected to enter the national final and have the opportunity to be invited by NSDA headquarters to participate in the national final of NSDA held annually in the United States, including public forum debates, original speeches, etc
Three CP8 students won 5th place (Liu Zhenxi), 6th place (Hong wenle) and 9th place (Liu Jinyi) respectively in the finals of NSDA Hangzhou competition. Deng Yuanyuan and Liu Yunhong from G12 won the top 16 debaters, among which Liu Yunhong won the title of “excellent debater”, which is known as the harvester of American Ivy League colleges. The venue of this competition is Hangzhou, which belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. This is the region with the most fierce competition among various international schools and the highest average level of contestants. The students from JKFZ CIS fought against the pressure of the competition and conscientiously prepared to compete with the experts from other regions. JKFZ is the only school from Jiangxi Province in this competition.
Please enjoy the students’ feeling about the competition——
CP8 Linda 洪文乐
This time, the result of attending NSDA is really unexpected. I never thought that I would enter the finals or even get awarding of the 6th place, which cannot dispense with the help from teachers and my own efforts. However, it is not sufficient to rely only on hard work, we must have a good mentality. One of the easiest parts to lose points in a speech is your stage performance (facial expressions, eye contact, gestures, volume, and intonation), It’s easy to be nervous on stage, then it’s hard to make linguistic expression more natural and graceful, resulting people to feel that we’re reciting the script. In fact, I am also apprehensive of the scene, because every contestant is formidable, even the primary school students can compete with us! Their pronunciation was particularly standard, the speed of speech was very fast, and had nice stage manners. So we force our minds not to get stage fright, but to be confident enough to put our best face forward! I hope I can participate in NSDA again next time, and enter the top five or even the top three of the finals in the next speech contest.
G12 BM Providence Liu 刘芸宏
短短两天的比赛仍浮现于眼前，令我和搭档都感到惊讶的是，我们成功地进入了决赛并获得了第10名的好成绩！坦白说，我觉得我们应该拿到比第10名更好的成绩，因为我们在第一天的比赛中战胜了之前的冠军。比赛中，我和搭档全身心投入，积极调整状态迎接下一场比赛。Only two-day competition still appears in my eyesight. To our (me and my partner) great surprise, we successfully entered playoffs and got 10th grade. To be frank, I believe we could get better achievements than 10th since we actually beat the champion during the first day of the round race. I and my partner definitely devoted all ourselves to take these challenges and adjust our motions in an instant to prepare for the next opponents. During two days, I not only got the curious point that never say no in the arena but also the usage of logic and evidence. Looking forward to next time.