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  • Date: 16-03-2015, 21:43
16-03-2015, 21:43

National Public Speaking Competition 2015

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On Thursday, 12 March, 2015 the event started with the greetings from the Rector of KSPU Oleg Semenyuk and the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Oleksandr Bilous, who welcomed the participants and congratulated them on proceeding to the Semi-Final. Every semi-finalist made great efforts to come to that stage of the competition.

The Semi-Final started with debate games. The participants were divided into 2 groups. Each group consisted of 6 people: 3 representatives of proposition, 3- of opposition. Five possible topics for debates were announced in advance for participants to have time for thorough preparation. But the actual topic for the game was chosen from five possible just at the Semi-Final. The first group were to speak on the theme “This House believes that the European Union and the USA should have done more to stop war in Ukraine”. The second group debated “This House believes that to be healthy you should go vegetarian”. The audience was completely involved in the debate games. While debate the speakers were asked many questions from the question team, judges and the audience.

After debating students had a chance to present their impromptu speeches. Every participant chose a different topic and had 10 minutes for the preparation. The participants were aimed to speak not more than 3 minutes. During the Semi-Final most of the participants demonstrated excellent skills of debating and public speaking, therefore it was rather difficult for the adjudicators to choose the finalists.

On Friday, 13 March the names of 8 finalists were announced. They were: Bezzadina Dariia, Ilchenko Kateryna, Leonovetz Lyubov, Maiba Diana, Rybchenko Dariia, Scorohod Yuliia, Shevchuk Dariia and Volkova Olesya. At the Final the participants delivered their prepared speeches, inspired by the general theme“Culture is Not a Luxury, But a Necessity”.Speakers interpreted the theme in various ways for 5 minutes.

Dariia Bezzadina, a student of Foreign Languages Department of KSPU, with her speech “Hunger Games” won the National Public Speaking Competition 2015. She was also chosen the best speaker by the audience. In May 2015 Dariia Bezzadina will represent Ukraine in the International Public Speaking Competition in London, Great Britain. The runner-up is Kateryna Illchenko, a student from Kyiv Mohyla Academy. The winner and the runner-up were given prizes from the Rector of KSPU and the ESU Ukraine. Another finalist Dariia Shevchuk got a special award for her commitment to public speaking from a Kirovograd businessman Andriy Tabalov.

Two days of the competition were full of sharing, commitment and inspiration and that made NPSC a very successful event!

 

Volodymyr Shelar, a student of KSPU

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Date: 3-03-2015, 21:32
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THE NATIONAL ENGLISH ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION 2015

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THE NATIONAL ENGLISH ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION 2015

 

The English-Speaking Union Ukraine has great pleasure in announcing the National Essay Writing Competition 2015 “My Magna Carta”.

Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. Although nearly a third of the text was deleted or substantially rewritten within ten years, and almost all the clauses have been repealed in modern times, Magna Carta remains a cornerstone of the British constitution. There remain four copies of the original Magna Carta; one of which is located in Lincoln cathedral, one is in Salisbury Cathedral, and two are in the British Library in London. Magna Carta has provided a source of inspiration and debate for centuries now, and is still highly symbolic of the rights of the individuals and the limits on the power of those who rule.

 

The competition is open to Ukrainian school and university students (aged 16-18) in full-time education at the time of the competition.

Each competitor should create their own Magna Carta fit for the 21st Century, in other words,

to write a document that has the potential to provide the rights that we need for the next 800 years.

It can relate to your specific region, a particular group of people or the entire world.

 

To apply for “Magna Carta” competition the student must fill in a registration form (take the form on the Website:http://www.esu-ua.org.ua).

The essay and a filled in form must be sent by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

The Deadline for submitting “My Magna Carta” essay is 15 April 2015. The results of the National Essay Writing Competition “My Magna Carta” will be announced up to the 1st of May 2015 on the website http://www.esu-ua.org.ua.

The essay winnersof the National Essay Writing Competitionwill be sent to London to take part in the International Magna Carta Competition. The winners of the International Competition will be invited to London and will be required to present their Magna Carta orally, and participate in a question and answer session with the audience.