长江师范学院2020年大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛通知
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    为推进我校大学英语课程教学改革,提高学生的英语演讲、写作和阅读能力,激发学生学习英语的热情和兴趣,充分展示当代大学生的精神风采,决定举办长江师范学院2020年大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛,同时决定将前述赛事比赛和重庆市第30届大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛暨2020外研社·国才全国英语演讲、写作、阅读大赛重庆赛区比赛选拔赛院校选拔赛合并举行。现将有关事宜通知如下:

一、组织机构

(一)主办单位:教务处

(二)承办单位:大学外语教学科研部

二、比赛评委

成立2020年大学生英语演讲、写作和阅读比赛评委会,成员由英语教师和外籍教师担任,负责本次比赛各环节的评分工作。

三、参赛对象

2017级、2018级和2019非外语类专业全日制本科学生均可报名参赛。

四、比赛程序

本次比赛分初赛、复赛和决赛三个阶段。

1.初赛(20209月上旬)

初赛由大学英语任课教师在所任教学生中选拔,选拔方式可以是朗诵、演讲、答问、写作等,以检测学生英语演讲、写作和阅读能力为主要目的,方式由任课教师自行确定。

2.复赛(20209月中旬)

演讲比赛复赛分为两个阶段。第一阶段:学生在给定材料中随机抽选篇目进行朗诵(附后)。朗诵时间不超过3分钟。第二阶段:学生以2020外研社·国才杯全国英语演讲题目“Challenge to all”为题撰写演讲稿,并据此做定题演讲,演讲时间不超过3分钟。获得教师推荐参加演讲比赛复赛的学生请加入QQ235761212获知比赛安排。

写作比赛复赛将在批改网开展,教师获得教师推荐参加写作比赛复赛的学生请加入QQ959021080(沈黎老师负责)获知比赛安排。

阅读比赛复赛将在学习通平台开展,获得教师推荐参加阅读比赛复赛的学生请加入QQ877019057(吴非老师负责)获知比赛安排。

3.决赛(20209月下旬)

演讲比赛决赛分为两部分。一是定题演讲;二是即兴演讲或者看图说话。

写作、阅读比赛决赛方式同上。

五、比赛材料

1.指定篇目:大外部提供10个篇章组成指定篇目(限时3分钟),请广大参赛学生熟读记牢。

2.定题演讲:Challenge to allhttp://uchallenge.unipus.cn/2018/news/465100.shtml。(限时3分钟)

3.即兴演讲:选手根据抽到的话题进行演讲(限时2分钟)。

六、比赛时间地点

三个比赛初赛、复赛及决赛时间为20209月上中下旬,各阶段具体地点和方式另行通知。

七、比赛结果

三个比赛均设置一、二、三等奖。

三个比赛优胜者经过指导培训,各组择优一人代表我校参加重庆市第30届大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛暨2020外研社·国才全国英语演讲、写作、阅读大赛重庆赛区比赛以及其它赛事。

八、报名及截止时间

从即日起,2018级和2019级学生均可向2020年春期大学英语课程任课教师报名,2017级学生可且仅可向原一位大学英语任课教师报名。大学英语教师根据报名情况组织初赛,并于913日前将参加演讲比赛复赛学生名单报送胡蓉老师(QQ945668708)处,将参加写作比赛复赛学生名单报送沈黎老师(QQ378941465)处,将参加阅读比赛复赛名单报吴非老师(QQ574450457)处,上报复赛名额另行通知。

九、未尽事宜,另行通知。

 

 

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附件12020年大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛复赛报名表

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2.学生姓名、学号、和手机号码务必准确填写。

3.比赛类别填写演讲、写作或阅读。演讲比赛表格发给胡蓉、写作比赛表格发给沈黎、阅读比赛表格发个吴非,请勿弄混。


附件22020年大学生英语演讲比赛复赛指定朗诵篇目(共10篇)

 

Passage 1

The farmer nodded in a neighborly way. I was filled with pride. “James Williams’ son.” Those three words had opened a door to an adult’s respect and trust.

  As I heaved the heavy freight into the bed of the truck, I did so with ease, feeling like a stronger man than the one that left the farm that morning. I had discovered that a good name could furnish a capital of good will of great value. Everyone knew what to expect from a Williams: a decent person who kept his word and respected himself too much to do wrong. My great grandfather may have been sold as a slave at auction, but this was not an excuse to do wrong to others. Instead my father believed the only way to honor him was through hard work and respect for all men.

  We children—eight brothers and two sisters—could enjoy our good name, unearned, unless and until we did something to lose it. We had an interest in how one another behaved and our own actions as well, lest we destroy the name my father had created. Our good name was and still is the glue that holds our family tight together.

 

Passage 2

   Not long after Christmas last year, Suzanne came to inspect my apartment and saw some new posters pasted on the wall. “Where’d you get the money for those? ” she wanted to know.
  “Friends and family.”
  “Well, you’d better have a receipt for it, by God. You have to report any donations or gifts.”
   This was my cue to beg. Instead, I talked back. “I got a cigarette from somebody on the street the other day. Do I have to report that? ”

“Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t make the rules, Mr. Callahan.”

 Suzanne tries to lecture me about repairs to my wheelchair, which is always breaking down because welfare won’t spend money maintaining it properly. You know, Mr. Callahan, I’ve heard that you put a lot more miles on that wheelchair than average.”

  Of course I do. I’m an active worker, not a vegetable. I live near downtown, so I can get around in a wheelchair. I wonder what she’d think if she suddenly broke her hip and had to crawl to work.

 

Passage 3

   Behind me someone switched on a light, and I could see his thick silvery hair and strong, square jaw. His eyes seemed to contain a white mist. “Could I please sit beside you at the dinner? ” he asked. “And I’d love it if you’d describe a little of what you see.”

  “I’d be happy to, ” I replied.

   My guest walked ahead toward the restaurant with newly found friends. The blind man and I followed. My hand held his elbow to steer him, but he stepped forward with no sign of hesitation or stoop, his shoulders squared, his head high, as though he were guiding me.

   We found a table close to the stage. He ordered half a liter of beer and I ordered a grape soda. As we waited for our drinks, the blind man said, The music seems out of tune to our Western ears, but it has charm. Please describe the musicians.”

I hadn’t noticed the five men performing at the side of the stage as an introduction to the show. “They’re seated cross-legged on a rug, dressed in loose white cotton shirts and large black trousers, with fabric around their waists that has been dyed bright red. Three are young lads, one is middle-aged and one is elderly. One beats a small drum, another plays a wooden stringed instrument, and the other three have smaller, violin-like pieces they play with a bow.”

 

Passage 4

The American high priest of solitude was Thoreau. We admire him, not for his self-reliance, but because he was all by himself out there at Walden Pond, and he wanted to be — all alone in the woods.

Actually, he lived a mile, or 20 minutes’ walk, from his nearest neighbor; half a mile from the railroad; three hundred yards from a busy road. He had company in and out of the hut all day, asking him how he could possibly be so noble. Apparently the main point of his nobility was that he had neither wife nor servants, used his own axe to chop his own wood, and washed his own cups and saucers. I don’t know who did his laundry; he doesn’t say, but he certainly doesn’t mention doing his own, either. Listen to him: “I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

Thoreau had his own self-importance for company. Perhaps there’s a message here: The larger the ego, the less the need for other egos around. The more modest and humble we feel, the more we suffer from solitude, feeling ourselves inadequate company.

 

Passage 5

I do not always feel colored. Even now I often achieve the unconscious Zora of that small village, Eatonville. For instance, I can sit in a restaurant with a white person. We enter chatting about any little things that we have in common and the white man would sit calmly in his seat, listening to me with interest.

At certain times I have no race, I am me. But in the main, I feel like a brown bag of mixed items propped up against a wall—against a wall in company with other bags, white, red and yellow. Pour out the contents, and there is discovered a pile of small things both valuable and worthless. Bits of broken glass, lengths of string, a key to a door long since decayed away, a rusty knife-blade, old shoes saved for a road that never was and never will be, a nail bent under the weight of things too heavy for any nail, a dried flower or two still with a little fragrance. In your hand is the brown bag. On the ground before you is the pile it held—so much like the piles in the other bags, could they be emptied, that all might be combined and mixed in a single heap and the bags refilled without altering the content of any greatly. A bit of colored glass more or less would not matter. Perhaps that is how the Great Stuffer of Bags filled them in the first place—who knows?

Passage 6

Jefferson’s courage and idealism were based on knowledge. He probably knew more than any other man of his age. He was an expert in agriculture, archeology, and medicine. He practiced crop rotation and soil conservation a century before these became standard practice, and he invented a plow superior to any other in existence. He influenced architecture throughout America and he was constantly producing devices for making the tasks of ordinary life easier to perform.

 Of all Jefferson’s many talents, one is central. He was above all a good and tireless writer. His complete works, now being published for the first time, will fill more than fifty volumes. His talent as an author was soon discovered, and when the time came to write the Declaration of Independence at Philadelphia in 1776, the task of writing it was his. Millions have thrilled to his words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ...”

When Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of American independence, he left his countrymen a rich legacy of ideas and examples. American education owes a great debt to Thomas Jefferson, who believed that only a nation of educated people could remain free.

 

Passage 7

Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit; we cannot flower and grow without it. And yet, while most of us are only too ready to apply to others the cold wind of criticism, we are somehow reluctant to give our fellows the warm sunshine of praise.

Why — when one word can bring such pleasure? A friend of mine who travels widely always tries to learn a little of the language of any place she visits. She’s not much of a linguist, but she does know how to say one word —  “beautiful” — in several languages. She can use it to a mother holding her baby, or to a lonely salesman fishing out pictures of his family. The ability has earned her friends all over the world.

It’s strange how chary we are about praising. Perhaps it’s because few of us know how to accept compliments gracefully. Instead, we are embarrassed and shrug off the words we are really so glad to hear. Because of this defensive reaction, direct compliments are surprisingly difficult to give. That is why some of the most valued pats on the back are those which come to us indirectly, in a letter or passed on by a friend. When one thinks of the speed with which spiteful remarks are conveyed, it seems a pity that there isn’t more effort to relay pleasing and flattering comments.

 

Passage 8

We frequently hear about “the good old days”, when Americans were better, happier, and more honest. But were they more honest? Maybe yes, a long time ago when life was very different from what it is today.

School children used to know the story of how Abraham Lincoln walked five miles to return a penny he’d overcharged a customer. It’s the kind of story we think of as myth. But in the case of Lincoln, the story is true ... unlike the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. Washington’s first biographer invented the tale of little George saying to his father, “I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my ax.” What is important in both stories, however, is that honesty was seen as an important part of the American character.

 And these are just two stories out of many. Students in the last century usually didn’t read “fun” stories. They read stories that taught moral values. Such stories pointed out quite clearly that children who lied, cheated, or stole came to bad ends.

Parents may have further reinforced those values. It’s difficult to know. We do know that children didn’t hear their parents talk of cheating the government on income taxes — there weren’t any.

 

Passage 9

The school was a red brick house with big windows. The front garden was a gravel square; four evergreen shrubs stood at each corner, where they struggled to survive the dust and fumes from a busy main road.

It was clearly the headmaster himself that opened the door. He was short and fat. He had a sandy-colored moustache, a wrinkled forehead and hardly any hair.

He looked at me with an air of surprised disapproval, as a colonel might look at a private whose bootlaces were undone. ‘Ah yes,’ he grunted. ‘You’d better come inside.’ The narrow, sunless hall smelled unpleasantly of stale cabbage; the walls were dirty with ink marks; it was all silent. His study, judging by the crumbs on the carpet, was also his dining-room. ‘You’d better sit down,’ he said, and proceeded to ask me a number of questions: what subjects I had taken in my General School Certificate; how old I was; what games I played; then fixing me suddenly with his bloodshot eyes, he asked me whether I thought games were a vital part of a boy’s education. I mumbled something about not attaching too much importance to them. He grunted. I had said the wrong thing. The headmaster and I obviously had very little in common.

 

Passage 10

My grandparents believed you were either honest or you weren't. There was no in-between. They had a simple motto hanging on their living-room wall: "Life is like a field of newly fallen snow; where I choose to walk every step will show." They didn't have to talk about it—they demonstrated the motto by the way they lived.

They understood instinctively that integrity means having a personal standard of morality and ethics that does not sell out to expediency and that is not relative to the situation at hand. Integrity is an inner standard for judging your behavior. Unfortunately, integrity is in short supply today—and getting scarcer. But it is the real bottom line in every area of society. And it is something we must demand of ourselves. A good test for this value is to look at what I call the Integrity Triad, which consists of three key principles:

 Stand firmly for your convictions in the face of personal pressure.

 Always give others credit that is rightfully theirs.

 Be honest and open about what you really are.

Integrity means you do what you do because it's right and not just fashionable or politically correct. A life of principle, of not succumbing to the seductive sirens of an easy morality, will always win the day. It will take you forward into the 21st century without having to check your tracks in a rearview mirror. My grandparents taught me that.


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重庆市第30届大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛暨2020外研社·国才

全国英语演讲、写作、阅读大赛重庆赛区比赛通知

 

各本科高校:

为深入贯彻党的十九大精神,贯彻落实习近平总书记在全国教育大会上的重要讲话精神,按照《国务院办公厅关于深化高等学校创新创业教育改革的实施意见》(国办发〔201536号)、《重庆市人民政府办公厅关于深化高等学校创新创业教育改革的通知》(渝府办发〔2015136号)有关要求,不断深化创新创业教育改革,推进创新创业教育与专业教育深度融合,市教委决定举办重庆市第30届大学生英语演讲、写作、阅读比赛暨2020年“外研社·国才杯”全国英语演讲、写作、阅读大赛重庆赛区比赛(以下简称“竞赛”)。现将有关事宜通知如下:

一、组织机构

(一)竞赛组委会

竞赛组委会由市教委、有关企业、院校领导、专家组成,负责竞赛组织领导、仲裁,制定竞赛评审与评奖办法,以及赛场巡视工作。

(二)竞赛组委会秘书处

竞赛组委会下设组委会秘书处,负责赛区日常事务工作,秘书处办公室设在重庆交通大学。

(三)竞赛专家库成员

竞赛专家库由有关院校专家和相关协会领导组成,负责竞赛评审和评奖工作。

二、参赛对象

参赛选手须为在渝普通高等学校在校本科学生、研究生(不包括在职研究生),35岁以下,中国国籍;曾获得往届“外研社杯全国英语演讲大赛”“外研社杯全国英语写作大赛”“外研社杯全国英语阅读大赛”“外研社杯全国英语辩论赛”出国及港澳交流奖项的选手不包括在内。

三、竞赛事宜

(一)竞赛内容

英语演讲大赛旨在推动英语演讲及口语教学,提高学生英语演讲及口语水平,引领高校外语演讲及口语教学的改革与发展。

英语写作大赛旨在推动英语写作教学,提高学生英语写作水平,引领高校外语写作教学的改革与发展。

英语阅读大赛旨在通过比赛的形式,激发大学生的英语学习热情,为他们提供阅读实践的机会和自我挑战的舞台。

英语演讲、写作与阅读能力是国家未来发展对高端人才的基本要求,也是高端人才外语能力、思辨能力、交际能力、创新能力和国际竞争力的综合体现。三项大赛的设置,将以“读”、“说”和“写”三大能力的提高为“驱动力”,全面提升学生的外语综合应用能力。赛题将以国际化人才要求为标准,融入思辨性、拓展性和创造性等关键要素,增强学生的跨文化交际意识,开拓其国际视野,提升其国际素养。

(二)竞赛方式

竞赛分初赛、复赛和决赛。初赛在各参赛高校举行,复赛、决赛在重庆交通大学统一进行。

(三)复赛参赛名额

演讲比赛:各院校按英语专业,大学英语、英语专业硕士研究生(不含在职研究生)、非英语专业硕士研究生(不含在职研究生)分类报名,每个类别限额1名报名。重庆大学、西南大学除英语专业硕士研究生类外,每个类别可报2名学生;四川外国语大学共5个名额(英语专业2名,大学英语1名,英语专业硕士研究生1名,非英语专业硕士研究生1名)。

写作及阅读比赛:各本科高校推选最多各4名(至少2名大学英语学生)选手参赛。

演讲大赛网络初赛名额:本科各高校最多上传3人定题演讲参赛视频。经过网络评审后,前20名获得参加重庆市复赛参赛资格。

(四)赛程安排

1.20201015日前,各高校完成本校参赛学生选拔和培训工作,向“组委会秘书处”报送本校的《参赛队员报名登记表》时间待后续通知;

2. 202010月下旬在重庆交通大学举行决赛(具体时间待后续通知)。

(五)决赛奖项设置

市级比赛各赛项分设特等奖、一、二、三等奖,以参赛选手总数为基数,获奖比例分别为10%20%30%40%(小数点后四舍五入),参赛队指导教师获优秀指导教师奖并颁发荣誉证书(每名参赛队员最多有一名指导教师,一名指导教师可指导多名参赛队员)。本科比赛前三名(其中每项比赛必须有一名大学英语选手)获奖选手将代表重庆市参加全国决赛。

四、其他事宜

(一)各高校高度重视,积极组织开展校级选拔赛。

(二)参赛选手和领队的交通费、食宿费等由参赛学校承担。

(三)其他未尽事宜请见竞赛组委会秘书处补充通知。

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