On the evening of Dec. 20th, the Eighth English Speech Contest of Postgraduates of NPU was held successfully in the No.5 Conference Room. Since the preliminary competing, over a hundred competitors signed in and only ten contestants got into the final.
On the ceremony, some distinguished guests and leaders were invited to be present and watch the contest. Yin Xiaohuang, the dean of the School of Foreign Studies and Ning Xin, the vice dean of the Graduate School both addressed for the opening of the speech contest.
The contest was inclusive of three sections: the speech titled “Hard Work and Happiness”, the impromptu speech, and answering questions. With excellent English proficiency and appealing charisma, all contestants won the hearts of more than three hundred audience. Eventually, Zhang Mingzhu from the School of Foreign Studies and Su Guanlong from the School of Mechanical Engineering won the top prizes. On behalf of NPU, the two winners will compete in the Shaanxi Provincial English Speech Contest of Postgraduates in the spring of next year. Li Lin and Xue Hongguo, two teachers from the School of Foreign Studies were awarded as the best coaches.
The English Speech Contest of Postgraduates of NPU is hosted by the Graduate School and co-hosted by the School of Foreign Studies. Since 2004, the contest has been successfully held for eight times. As the only English speech contest targeting postgraduates, it attracted more than hundreds of students every other year and has been reputed as a prestigious competition of our university. The contest was also considered as an incentive for raising students’ interest to study English.
(Zhang Fang, School of Foreign Studies)