Student won the second prize in the English Speech Contest
On November 21, 2020, the 2020 "Foreign Research Institute·Guocai Cup" National English Speech Contest (Shanghai Division Semi-final) was successfully held in the first teaching building of the Minhang campus of East China Normal University. Zhang Zeyuan, a sophomore student from the English Department of the International Education College, participated in the competition on behalf of our school and won the second prize. The instructor Qian Jingjing won the second prize of the instructor.
The competition consists of two sessions, a 3-minute fixed-topic speech, and a 3-minute impromptu speech. In the topical speech session, the contestants focused on the question: How do you think we should strengthen ourselves to confront world-changing challenges and to ensure a better future for mankind, expounding the unity of mankind in the face of disasters from many different perspectives. And this year's impromptu speech also closely follows the ideological and political education, which has unique characteristics of the times. The content of the topics is selected from the important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping, and the contestants also need to express their opinions on the issues of persisting in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics, advancing economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, and ecological civilization construction.
Under the premise of stable performance of the fixed-topic speech, Zhang Zeyuan took his time in the impromptu speech session, facing the analysis of The people are the creators of the history; they are the fundamental force that determines our Party and the country's future. After fully affirming the people-oriented thinking, it briefly explained the relationship between the struggle of the people of all ages and the history of the country and the future. In the end, after being fully recognized by the judges, Zhang Zeyuan won the second prize in this competition with his outstanding performance.