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7-09-2013, 07:08

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION IN KIROVOGRAD

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The Conveners of the English-Speaking Union in Ukraine and All-Ukraine newspaper "English language and Culture” have great pleasure in announcing the beginning of the National Public Speaking Competition 2013-2014.

 

The competition will run from 31 October 2013 until 7 February 2014 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Kirovograd State Pedagogical University in Kirovograd, Ukraine.

 

The competition is open to students aged between 16 and 20 in full-time educational the time of the competition. Competitors must be passport holders of Ukraine and must have a valid foreign passport or travel document. 

 

The winner of the National Public Speaking Competition will represent Ukraine in the International Public Speaking Competition that will be held in May 2014 in London.

 

Round 1 31 October 2013

To apply for the competition student should:

  • send a filled in application form (in English and Ukrainian) by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

    Please, take the application form on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

Application form can be downloaded - HERE

  • send a video presentation (in English) on the topic ”Introduce yourself and describe the most memorable event in your life” by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

 

Requirements for the video presentation:

  • Participants may interpret the theme in any way they see it
  • The presentation should last for 2 minutes
  • Participants can be as creative and imaginative as they like

The Deadline for application forms and video presentations is 31 October 2013.

The results of Round 1 will be announced on 10 November 2013 and the semi-finalists will be invited to take part in Round 2 by email/mobile phone.

Round 2 Semi-Final   6 December2013

 

  • Debate game.
  • Presentation of impromptu speech

Debate and presentation of the speech will be held in one day.

Five possible topics for debates will be announced in advance for participants to have time for thorough preparation. They will be sent to the semi-finalists by email. The actual topic for debate will be chosen from five possible only on the day of the debate game

 

  • Participants will receive their topics 10 minutes in advance of giving their speech.
  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • Speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 3 minutes.
  • Each speech will be followed by the questions from the members of the audience and the judging panel.

Round 3 Final 7 February 2014

  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • In choosing their title, speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 5 minutes. Judges may penalize speakers who overrun. Marks will be deducted for speeches which vary more than 45 seconds either side of 5 minutes.
  • Each speech will be followed by the questions from members of the audience and the judging panel.

 

Please, feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:

Website:http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

Email:esu.ukraine@yahoo.com  Tel.:+380509179515,+380672546400

The ESU Ukraine, Room 706, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, 1, Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, 25006, Ukraine.

 

Contact details of newspaper English Language and Culture:

Email:english.1veresnya@gmail.comTel.: (044) 5373200

The Editorial staff of the paper English Language and culture weekly:

2, Tymiriazievska Street, Kyiv, 01014, Ukraine.

 

Key dates:

31 October 2013        Round 1 Deadline for a filled in application form and video presentation.

10 November 2013    The results of Round 1

6 December 2013      Round 2 Semi-Final.

7 February 2014       Round 3 Final.

 

 

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