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Chinese Speakers Amaze Judges At International Public Speaking Contest

Published Wed Jun 05 2019 By Chester
Chinese Speakers Amaze Judges At International Public Speaking Contest

Chinese speakers astonish judges at the finale of International Public Speaking Competition 2019 in London this Friday.

Two Chinese students made it to top six at the International Public Speaking Competition because of their incredibly skillful speaking talent. Chen Yixian, 19 years from Tsinghua University, and Fan Yuehang, 17 years old from Nanjiang Foreign Language School.

The competition was organized by English-Speaking Union and both of the talented Chinese speakers made it to the grand finale of the competition.

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According to the given information, there were 54 participants in the event from more than 52 countries and region. The event was held at the Royal Institution in central London.

Fan Yuehang, 17-year-old from China's Nanjiang Foreign Language School, delivers his speech at the final of the International Public Speaking Competition 2019 in London on Friday. 
SOURCE: China Daily

Though the pair lost to Spain's Ennio Campoli Patala, the winner of the competition, the judges were extremely impressed by the quality of their speaking and storytelling.

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The lead Judge of the finale even complimented them saying, "anybody who makes a presentation on that level, with that level of ability to propose an argument in a language that is not their own, is extremely competent and able, and I take my hat off to them".

'Given a different topic on a different day, it might've well worked out differently, purely because of the style and the level of performance'. Briggs shared that "They are every bit as capable as the others, but on the day, the style and content shown by two of the other competitors outshined the Chinese contestants."

International Public Speaking Competition 2019
SOURCE: Youth Opportunities

As a matter of fact, Chinese people prioritize their native language more than English. But in recent years the amount of English speaker in China has been gradually increasing.

Jane Easton, Director general of the English Speaking Union shared "It's lovely to see the Chinese students in the final and I think they've done superbly well," she said.

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Well, the two young representatives proved that China has developed a strong English communication skill and have shown their versatility to the world.