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2014 Anecdote Telling Contest

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Active Date: 2014-05-26 - 2014-05-26

Data Source: 人文社會學院\外語教學中心 (2014-04-21)


I. Description
Tell a story about yourself that shows something about your character, or a lesson learned. This story should be something that happened to you or something that you did at some point in your life. Your story should be about one incident that occurred. For example, instead of just saying, “I’m a very honest person,” tell us about an incident from your own life where your honesty was tested, (you were tempted to lie or cheat), but you rose above the temptation and chose to be honest. [ Download the “Model Anecdote and Analysis.pdf” from the Language Center website at http://www.fculc.fcu.edu.tw/ ]

II. TIME AND PLACE
Date: May 26, 2014
Time to report: 3:00 p.m. / Time for the contest: 3:30 p.m.
Place: First Round-IEE Building, 1F, EZ CAFÉ
Final Round-IEE Building, 1F, EZ CAFÉ (Preparation room-Classroom 109)

III. QUALIFICATION
All FCU non-English major students who have neither lived in any English-speaking country for more than one year after the age of six nor studied in an English language curriculum school for more than three years qualify for the contest. (Short-term exchange students and students of Overseas Youth Vocational Training School are not eligible for the contest.)

IV. REGISTRATION
For registration, please contact Lancy (Ext. 5882) or go to the front desk of the Language Center on the 1st floor of the IEE Building by May 21, 2014.

V. Contest Regulations
Before the contest, all participants are to prepare an anecdote that illustrates a character trait of their own choosing. The time limit for first round speeches is 3 minutes. While presenting one’s speech, participants are not allowed to use notes of any kind. Based on their first round performance, 10 students will be selected for the final round. These 10 students will draw one topic at random for their second anecdote speech. Each participant has 10 minutes to prepare (dictionaries are allowed). Time limit for second round speeches is two minutes. Students may use notes for their final round speech.

VI. TWO-ROUND CONTEST
First Round: prepared speech (time limit: 3 minutes)
Final Round: impromptu speech (time limit: 2 minutes)

VII. GRADING POLICY
Content: 40%
Comprehensibility: 40%(Pronunciation/Grammar)
Naturalness: 20%(Fluency/Body Language)

VIII. PRIZES
1st Place: NT$3,000 2nd Place: NT$2,000 3rd Place: NT$1,000