3rd Grade Presentation Contest Final Speeches

英語科

3月14日、第7回中学校3年生プレゼンテーションコンテスト決勝大会を行いました。

 

各英語グループコンテストで同級生に選ばれた生徒15名が、これから3年間の高校生活で一生懸命に頑張ることについて自作スライドを見せながら語りました。

 

英語科の教師と他教科学年の教師が審査をし、特別賞2名と1〜3位3名合わせて5名が入賞しました。

 

 

どのスピーカーも大変よく準備しており、堂々としたプレゼンテーションでした。

 

 

観客の温かい応援を受けて、会場はとても良いムードに包まれました。達成感に満ちた大会になったことを、誇らしく思います。

 

ファイナリストのスピーチ原稿は下の通り(入賞した生徒の次に他のファイナリストはアルファベット順);

 

Ayu Nishi (1st Prize)

When I’m in high school, I want to try to raise my sea urchins which we used for experiments in science classes.

I raise sea urchins from when they are fertilized eggs. Teachers help me, but it is very difficult because I don’t have any dedicated equipment for raising the sea urchins. Of course, the first reason is that I like to raise creatures and I like to see the process of creatures growing. Second, I was influenced by one teacher’s words. He said it is important to try something even if it is said to be impossible. From this, I think raising sea urchins may lead to something wonderful.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. When I enter a university, an experience that others have not had may give me confidence, even after I enter university, too.

This is why I really want to try to raise sea urchins.

 

 

Mikuna Hirao (2nd Prize)

I really want to go to university and participate in Open Campuses during the summer vacation when I’m a high school student. I have three reasons.

First, I went to two universities and joined their Open Campuses during last summer vacation. And I had a very nice experience there. So, I want to go there again! Second, I could imagine my future. Before I went to the Open Campus, I was wondering about my future career for a long time, but now my future is clearly decided. Third, it became a motivation for my study. When I met some college students, I longed to be a college student too because their faces where shining with smiles.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I will decide on the university that I want to go to. It is also useful when I think about the job that I want to do in the future. I think that it is good to expand my vision by going to various universities.

This is why I really want to go to many universities and join the Open Campuses during the summer vacation.

 

 

Sakina Imai (3rd Prize)

I really want to take part in volunteer work when I’m in high school. I have two reasons.

First, I have had a lot of chances to do volunteer work in junior high school so I want to join the volunteer work which I haven’t joined in junior high school. I really want to try it. I want to do new things in high school.  Second, the day before joining volunteer work, I always felt like, “Oh! Tomorrow is the day of the volunteer work. Why did I join it?” But at the end of the work, I am so happy, because I could learn a lot of things, so I want to learn something through volunteer work in high school, too.

Probably I will work after university. I think I will meet a lot of people when I’m working. Volunteer work allows me to meet a lot of people, too, such as people who donate money or elderly people, so the experience is going to help me in my life after high school.

This is why I really want to join the volunteer work.

 

 

Ai Izumiyama (Special Mention)

I really want to take part in Let’s Enjoy English and some volunteer activities actively whn I’m in high school. I have three reasons.

First, I enjoy doing LEE because I like children of elementary school age. That is why, although I am not good at English, I think I will join. Second, I want to actively participate in fund-raising activities because I want to help people in need. Third, I want to be more active when I do greetings. It is easy, but it is also very important. That’s why I want to keep this in mind.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I want to be a nurse in the future. So I think that thinking about people and doing something will be very helpful for the future.

That is why I want to take part in LEE and some volunteer activities.

 

 

Kokoro Mitsuhashi (Special Mention)

I really want to do my best in club activities in the chorus club when I’m in high school. I have three reasons.

First, I love music. I love chorus. I want to do my best for my favorite things. Second, I can only do club activities when I’m a student. I don’t want to regret not having done them, so I want to do them as well as I can. Third, I love club activities and my club activity friends very much, so I want to make good memories and get good results.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. It will give me a good hobby, good memories, good experiences and good friends.

This is why I really want to do my best in club activities.

 

 

Sae Fujita

I really want to go to the softball inter-high school competition with my friends and my seniors when I’m in high school. I have four reasons.

First, I think participating in the inter-high school competition is a dream for whoever plays softball in high school. Second, Mr. Furuichi often says that we can participate in the inter-high school competition and it will be our great memory. Third, I also think we should make better results than our seniors did. Fourth, during our practice we have to support each other so we can get better friendship.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. We can learn how important it is to help each other. If we practice hard and can go to the inter-high school competition, we can be mentally strong.

This is why I really want to go to the softball inter-high school competition with my friends and my seniors.

 

Ohka Ishida

I really want to participate in violin music competitions when I’m in high school. I have four reasons.

First, I want to be a better violinist, and I want to know my skill level. After the music competition we usually can receive some advice from the judging committee. Second, my new violin teacher said that I have to participate in them if I am really interested in music. Third, I have never participated in a competition. They are quite high level for me and I’m scared of them. Also, the judging committees are very strict. Fourth, I actually have stage fright, so I’m very nervous about it, but I want to be stronger.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. If I win a prize, I can write about it in my profile, so music teachers can know my skill level. It will be easier to decide my university because I will also be able to know my skill level.

This is why I really want to participate in violin music competitions.

 

Misaki Kido

I really want to be able to listen and understand a musical in English when I’m in high school. I have four reasons.

First, the songs sung in English are more beautiful, so I want to be able to listen to them in English. Second, it is clearer to listen to a song with the original words than the song translated into Japanese. Third, by listening to a song in English, I can understand the content of the story more. Fourth, I think that it will make a musical more fun when I can understand it in English.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I think that it is important to listen to SD repeaters and to listen to English. I think that it will be more useful not only to listen to English, but also to help myself to speak more.

This is why I really want to be able to listen to and understand a musical in English.

 

 

Asahi Koide

I really want to continue discussions on Skype with our sister college students. This picture is when we were doing a discussion. This is me and this is Celina. We have joined this project twice. We talked about ourselves and fast fashion. It was really fun.

I have three reasons why I want to continue this. First, I want to speak English much more fluently like a native speaker. I think my pronunciation has points to be improved. Second, I also want to improve my communication skills. I can’t talk positively now, so I want to improve communication skills. Third, we don’t have a lot of chances to discuss things with foreigners of the same generation. I want to treasure this chance.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I will be able to talk in English positively. Also, I will be able to understand different ways of thinking when we have problems.

This is why I really want to continue discussions on Skype with our sister school students.

 

 

Miyuki Kurata

I really want to decide my future career when I’m in high school. I have three reasons.

First, I haven’t decided my future career, but my friends have mostly decided their careers. So, I think that I am late. Second, I want to do a lot of professional observations. I want to try a lot of things and find my favorite things. Third, I want to find my motivation to study. I don’t like to study now. But I think I will like study when I decide my career.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I don’t want to have regrets in my life, and I don’t want to be puzzled about my job in my life after high school.

This is why I really want to decide my future career.

 

 

Yuria Matsuoka

I really want to pass the Eiken English Test at a minimum of Grade 2 when I’m in high school. I have three reasons.

First, I want to preferably get a high grade of Eiken. I think a high level grade is cooler. Second, if I have Eiken, it will be advantageous when I take university examinations because I am not good at English among the 5 subjects. Third, I want to check how much ability I have now. My Eiken result is connected to how well I can study on my own.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. First, it will lead to my confidence that I can speak English. Second, it can be used at university in class on overseas trips and more.

This is why I really want to pass a minimum of Grade 2.

 

 

Miku Nakajima

What are your goals for the future? I really want to participate in English speaking activities to improve my English more, like Tanaka Jiro, when I’m in high school. I have two reasons.

First, you may not know that, what do you think I’m thinking of becoming? I want to become famous on TV as an actress or a newscaster and to try working for overseas media. In order to do so, first I need to master English. I have to get a lot of English-speaking opportunities. Second, I’m interested in inter-cultural exchange. By doing so, it is possible to broaden my world. Also, learning about different cultures is not only interesting in itself but important for us to understand our own culture more deeply. So, in order to understand different cultures, it is necessary to interact with foreigners.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. My dream, to become famous on TV, may come true. Also, it is possible to chase the ideal self. And I may be confident in my English.

This is why I really want to participate in English-speaking activities to improve my English more, like Tanaka Jiro.

 

 

Chika Nakamura

I really want to balance club activities, baton and study well when I’m in high school. I have one reason.

I am always lazy, so I become impatient and end things without thinking deeply. I will be busy when I become a high school student and I have to finish things efficiently. I have to correct this bad habit for the future. I can’t leave it like this. I need to control myself systematically to do what I want to do and have to do.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. I will be able to tackle things without giving up and I can do what I want to do. My free time will increase and I will feel fulfilled.

This is why I really want to balance club activities, baton and study well.

 

Michiru Sawagishi

I really want to study English, pass the Eiken Grade 2 and I want to work hard for ballet when I’m in high school. I have four reasons.

First, I want to watch foreign movies without subtitles, so it’ll be easy for me to watch foreign movies, and I want to work hard for ballet, too. Second, I want to pass the Eiken Grade 2. Because my English skills will rise and it leads to more motivation. Third, I want to be able to speak smoothly with foreigners, so I will be able to help with foreign tourists when they ask for directions. Fourth, I want to work hard for ballet. Because I want to dance neatly like a ballet teacher.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. It will lead to an increase in my own confidence and I think that when I grow up, the cultural exchange will be more vibrant than it is now.

This is why I really want to enjoy my high school life by passing Eiken and work hard for ballet.

 

 

Mimi Yokoyama

I really want to pass the Eiken Second Grade test when I’m in high school. I have four reasons.

First, if I can use English, my future possibilities will grow. Second, I want to read books in English and watch foreign movies without subtitles. Third, I want to talk with a lot of foreign people. Fourth, by watching English news programs, I can realize what kind of things are happening in the world and I want to help people.

It is going to help me in my life after high school. When I study for Eiken, I can understand more words and sentences and I can practice listening a lot.

This is why I really want to pass the Eiken Second Grade when I’m a high school student by all means.

 

Good job, everyone!