To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. —Victor Hugo
After two weeks of preparation, the first English Recitation Contest of Aiton International Academy was successfully held recently. The purpose of this English reading contest is to provide students with more opportunities to enjoy beautiful English articles and improve their ability of English appreciation.
There are two parts in this reciting competition. The first part is for the contestants to read prepared English passage for about three minutes, and the second part is to draw lots for English impromptu reading. The judges score the contestants' fluency, pronunciation and intonation, on-the-spot presentation according to the performance of each segment. After the heated competition, three students won the 3rd Prize, two got the 2nd prize and one student awarded the champion.
Hanna and Khan, both as hosts and contestants devoted a lot for the competition. In addition to polishing their own reading manuscript, they also modified and rehearsed the MC script for many times. Zhao Ruohan and Gu Jiaheng did their best at the scene of the competition, which contributed greatly for this wonderful competition.
As the first contestant, Crystal performed well and was very calm, and conveyed the feelings of the article through language rendering and eye contact with the audience. At the end of the reading, the judges affirmed Crystal reading and made further suggestions.
Eleven contestants came on stage one after another, presenting their reading.
It is worth mentioning that the contestant Burn insisted on coming to the competition site and finished the reading excellently even though his foot was still under treatment.
At the end of the first round of competition, senior international class and senior art class gave us wonderful dances, which fully demonstrated the overall spirit of the International Academy and won the unanimous praise of the students and teachers present.
During the scoring period, students of junior international class sang a therapeutic Japanese song and passionate dance.
Finally, there was the exciting award ceremony.
Flora, Kiki and Stacy won the Third Prize.
Hanna and Herman won the Second Prize.
Burn won the championship of the reading contest.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In the reciting competition our students experienced something new and enjoyed the exciting competition. There will be more activities like this inside and out of the campus for AIA students to enhance self-confidence, build a global perspective and promote comprehensive ability in all aspects.