12月19日下午，我校初中高端英语项目演讲决赛TED Talks Competition在国瑞厅隆重举行。本次比赛旨在提高我校学生英语演讲能力，营造浓厚英语学习氛围,激励更多的学生爱英语、爱表达。初一、初二、初三高端英语项目班级共计三百余名学生在外教课上进行了演讲比赛初选，最终有9名同学代表年级进入了本次决赛。我校党总支书记张继军、副校长杨磊和部分家长代表全程观摩了本次比赛。
本次比赛邀请了高端英语项目六位外籍教师Mr. Sean、Mr. Zucker、Mrs. Emily、Mr.Blake、Mr. Harris、Mr. Amar担任评委。选手们慷慨激昂的演讲和紧张的提问环节使得现场的气氛十分热烈。评委们依据选手的语言基本功、演讲激情和台风、演讲内容及回答问题等具体情况给予综合评价。经过激烈的角逐和严谨的评审，最终评委们颁布比赛结果。
初二9班 沈歆然、初二2班 张一涵 荣获二等奖。
初一2班 益安来、初一1班 周瑞、初二1班 刘祖铭荣获三等奖；
初一6班 刘铠瑞 荣获最佳PPT奖；初二3班 于惠泽荣获最佳表现奖；初一3班 王文兴荣获最具潜质奖。
外教Mr. Harris对选手们的表现进行总结发言。Mr.Harris让观众把掌声送给发表了精彩演讲的学生、送给辛苦指导的老师、送给今天的TED talks演讲展示舞台，并重点点评了学生话题的选择，使学生更明确了自己的责任意识、爱运动、爱地球、有梦想、有担当。他还鼓励更多的学生参与到这样的展示活动中来，同时也表示会在接下来的教学中，继续为学生创造更多的英语演讲展示机会，进一步提高同学们的演讲展示能力，期待同学们在今后会有更精彩的表现。
@ 初一2班 益安来
Yesterday, I had my first TED talk presentation. Other students and I have practiced hard for two weeks, just for a great show.
Although we practiced and prepared hard, I was still nervous before the competition. The light was on, it was so bright, I became more scared. My hands were shaking. But finally I made it. I became calm down since I practiced a lot under the guidance of my teachers. I heard the applause from my other students and teachers. I was so happy and proud at that time.
Last, I won the third price. From that, I knew how to be confident, and how to make a great speech. As the famous saying goes: Practice makes perfect!
Thank you for the opportunity that our school offered to us. The TED talks made me more confident than before and made me become interested in speaking. I really appreciate our teachers’ help and patience. During the rehearsals I gained more speaking skills and I gained the courage to stand in front of the classmates. Even though I just won the third prize, I believe that this will make a big difference in my school life.
@ 初三10班 苗乐祺
Today, I finished my final presentation and won the first price. I think the praises and award should belong to both of my Chinese and foreign teachers. Since we have been trained together by teachers for weeks and I won’t be able to do this alone.
At the very beginning, just a think of giving speech in front of hundreds of people made me feel nervous, there were many problems in my presentation too. The time was too long, the ppt didn’t work well, my script was full of grammar mistakes, I had no idea how to make gestures and eye contact…
However, My teachers trained me patiently, step by step. I came to my foreign teacher Miss Emily’s office during the breaks and lunchtime. We fixed my ppt and rewrote my script. I went to rehearsal every day，listened and learned from teachers advices. After that I talked to the mirror by myself when I was at home. I improved day by day, getting more and more familiar and confident to my presentation, and overcame the fear at last.
I did not only make rapid and brilliant progress in my presentation skills, but also inside, I became more confident and more composed. This will be an unforgettable experience for me！
At last I want to say thank you for Miss Emily, Cora, Ellen and all teachers who helped during the preparation stage.