Конкурс ораторского мастерства 2014
Цели и задачи конкурса:
Конкурс ораторского мастерства Московской ассоциации преподавателей английского языка (MELTA) ставит своей целью повышение общего уровня свободного владения английским языком среди московских школьников и студентов (прежде всего – в области ораторского искусства), развитие навыков и устной речи, умения слушать и понимать устную речь, повышение уровня духовного потенциала и эрудиции, поощрение личностного начала и внутренней свободы в ребенке и Человеке.
- Учащиеся школ 9 – 11-х классов.
- Студенты I – III курсов ВУЗов.
- Преподаватели школ и ВУЗов.
Life is a journey…and only you are the driver.
Ok, the focus of today’s speech is life and its different demonstrations
Life…Why is it so difficult to give the only and indisputable definition of it? I dare say that, for the great majority of people life appears in various its guises. The great minds of the world tried to answer this dead ender what life is.
Some of them thought that life is theatre; others believe that our life is only a huge leap in the dark from our birth to our death. Many people are convinced that life is a compromise between our ego, experience and the state of our nervous system. You know, there is something in it. The public in general tend to believe that life is an unpredictable and breathtaking sailing .Who knows? Let’s leave a question open.
“So, what is life for me? Another way of looking at this question is that life is a journey where we are the only drivers and only we are responsible for the happy outcome of case. Only we can control, change and direct this journey. I strongly believe that there are several integral interplays that can turn this journey either into successful parade full of various significant and progressive achievements or into complete nightmare. So my literary logic is concerned with 3 questions:
THE FIRST QUESTION: Where are you driving now? What are you aiming at? Indeed, if your aim is nothing, you’ll hit it.
Life demands you to know exactly your route and life goals. The main target of my journey is happiness and making my burning ambition true. So goes the world that only we are responsible for all our life choices. The opponents can call in question that the folks around us and mass-media influence our choices greatly. It’s true but you should be reasonable, well-aimed and strong-willing enough to struggle for your free and hardline choice.
THE SECOND QUESTION IS: What imaginary luggage must you take with you to make your journey safe, comfortable, pleasant and useful for you and your mansion? I found several irreplaceable and really useful things for my journey. I would take the whole bundle of knowledge in different fields of life and various skills. Everything we learn in our life will become the keystone of success of our travelling, learning foreign languages, creating computer programs, composing music and poems, writing novels and science fictions, and improving our communication skills through travelling around the world. As you will appreciate, nobody is perfect and there’s no limit to perfection.
THE LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST QUESTION IS: What fellow travellers should accompany you? As you may know, we are an integral part of our community and we need a good and suitable company. Do what you must during this journey by yourself and remember: every mistake is only your own mistake. You are the only master of your life journey. If you depend on your friends’ decisions you won’t be the owner of your life and lose your aim. You will live in fear before unexplored life and become a real marionette. Didn’t you dream about such a miserable trip?
I’d like to sum up by saying that:
· Nothing is more interesting and mysterious than an unpredictable and unbelievable journey called our life!
· Our life can’t be compared to a zebra with interleaved white and black stripes. Life is like a chessboard where everything depends on your ability to move the right piece and rely on your permanent fellow companions in the right place at the right time.
· You should be perfectly ready for all freaks of your life and paddle your own canoe!
· Don’t be afraid of this journey. You should scare only your own fears. I wish you a good, pleasant journey!The last remark from the bottom of my unbaked soul: I am crazy of music because only it can run the gamut of the emotions and keep it real. I lined up several songs which provemy speech. It’s up to you accept or not my point of view.