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SYSU student Chen Jiewei awarded second prize in national English speaking competition

Last updated :2016-04-07

Source: School of Foreign Languages
Written by: Chen Jiewei
Translated by: Yan Jiayu
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

On March 20, 2016, the 21st China Daily “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition (National Grand Final) was held in Beijing Foreign Studies University. Chen Jiewei, a junior student from School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), was awarded second prize in recognition of her excellent performance in the competition.
 


SYSU student Chen Jiewei at the grand final of the competition


This year saw over one hundred thousand students joining the competition. After rounds of regional finals, 67 stood out and won the access to Beijing. On topics of “Two cheers for made in China” and “The world is too much with us”, contestants competed over three aspects: a prepared speech, an impromptu speech and a question-and-answer session. SYSU student Chen Jiewei, the champion of Guangdong Regional, won second prize in the fierce competition.

The “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition was set up by China Daily in 1996. It has been an arena of international reputation for China's most elite English speakers, many of whom later became the country's top interpreters and renowned anchorpersons.