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					Co-organizers             :                                                            Sole Sponsor     :
                  THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION
                          HONG KONG
                           薈英社




                   THE STANDARD CHARTERED
         HONG KONG ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2007
                    2007 渣打香港英語演講比賽


   Patron
   Sir T. L. YANG, GBM, JP
   Prof. The Hon. Arthur Kwok-cheung LI, GBS, JP                          Secretary for Education and
   Manpower, HKSARG


   Introduction
   English is the global language and fluency is a key to success in today’s world. Young
   people who need to compete and excel on a global stage must learn how to communicate in
   English with confidence. As their fluency increases, so will their opportunities.


   Therefore, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups [HKFYG] has joined hands again
   with The English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong) [ESU(HK)] to organize The Standard
   Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2007 with sole sponsorship from the
   Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. The contest aims to improve English
   public speaking in young people and build their self-confidence.


   The Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest was introduced by HKFYG and ESU(HK)
   in 2004. The first three contests were a great success with over 600 students from 100
   secondary schools and 8 universities taking part in 2004, 837 students from 129 secondary
   schools and 10 tertiary institutions taking part in 2005, and 911 students from 123 secondary
   schools and 10 tertiary institutions taking part in 2006. This indicates the eagerness of
   young people in Hong Kong to perfect their English, a trend which should be nurtured and
   encouraged.


   Duration
   January to March 2007


   Eligibility
   Junior Form Division: Form 1 to Form 3 students in full-time education in Hong Kong
   Senior Form Division: Form 4 to Form 7 students in full-time education in Hong Kong




               Secretariat : The Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2007
                            c/o Leadership 21, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups,
                             Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
            Tel: (852) 2169 0255 Fax: (852) 2169 0603 Email: leadership21@hkfyg.org.hk
                                      Website: www.u21.org.hk    www.leadership21.org
               THE STANDARD CHARTERED
     HONG KONG ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2007
                2007 渣打香港英語演講比賽

Junior Form Division


Training and Briefing Session
Date: 26 January 2007 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Run Run Shaw Hall, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
        99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Format/content: training session in public speaking and briefing in contest rules

Preliminary Round
Date: 3 February 2007 (Saturday) to 12 February 2007 (Monday)
Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership 21
      Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Format/content: participants deliver a 3-minute prepared speech on a self-selected topic

Semi-Final
Date: 3 March 2007 (Saturday)
Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership 21
        Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Format/content: semi-finalists present a 3-minute prepared speech on self-selected topic
                  and take part in a 1-minute question and answer session

Grand Final and Award Ceremony
Date: 16 March 2007 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
        99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Format/content: finalists make a 3-minute prepared speech on a given theme and take part
                 in a 2-minute question and answer session with 2 adjudicators/question
                 masters. The first will ask a question related to the prepared speech and
                 the second will ask an unrelated question


Award
Grand Champion: book voucher of HK$1,500, trophy and certificate
1st Runner-up: book voucher of HK$1,000, trophy and certificate
2nd Runner-up: book voucher of HK$500, trophy and certificate


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               THE STANDARD CHARTERED
     HONG KONG ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2007
                2007 渣打香港英語演講比賽
2 Merit Awards: trophy and certificate
Senior Form Division


Training and Briefing Session
Date: 27 January 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Run Run Shaw Hall, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
        99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Format/content: training session in public speaking and briefing in contest rules


Preliminary Round
Date: 3 February 2007 (Saturday) to 12 February 2007 (Monday)
Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership 21
       Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Format/content: participants deliver a 3-minute prepared speech on a self-selected topic


Semi-Final
Date: 3 March 2007 (Saturday)
Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership 21
        Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Format/content: semi-finalists present a 3-minute impromptu speech on a designated topic


Grand Final and Award Ceremony
Date: 16 March 2007 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
        99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Format/content: finalists make a 5-minute prepared speech on a given theme and take part
                 in a 2-minute question and answer session with 2 adjudicators/question
                 masters. The first will ask a question related to the prepared speech and
                 the second will ask an unrelated question


Award
Grand Champion: book voucher of HK$1,500, trophy and certificate
1st Runner-up: book voucher of HK$1,000, trophy and certificate
2nd Runner-up: book voucher of HK$500, trophy and certificate


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               THE STANDARD CHARTERED
     HONG KONG ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2007
                2007 渣打香港英語演講比賽
2 Merit Awards: trophy and certificate
The Champion of the Senior Form Division will have the opportunity to represent Hong
Kong at The English-Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition 2007 to
be held in London in mid-May when students from all over the world may learn from one
another. (The representative must be a HKSAR passport holder. Grand Final adjudicators
will make the final decision on the Hong Kong representative.)


Application
Application is on a first-come, first-served basis. Application may be submitted in person,
by fax or by post to the Secretariat of The Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public
Speaking Contest 2007


Deadline
6 pm, 24 January 2007 (Wednesday)


Enquiry
Secretariat of The Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2007
Address: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Leadership 21
           Unit 6, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2169 0255        Fax: (852) 2169 0603
Email: leadership21@hkfyg.org.hk
Website: www.u21.org.hk          www.leadership21.org




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