12月19日下午，我校初中高端英語項目演講決賽TED Talks Competition在國瑞廳隆重舉行。本次比賽旨在提高我校學生英語演講能力，營造濃厚英語學習氛圍,激勵更多的學生愛英語、愛表達。初一、初二、初三高端英語項目班級共計三百余名學生在外教課上進行了演講比賽初選，最終有9名同學代表年級進入了本次決賽。我校黨總支書記張繼軍、副校長楊磊和部分家長代表全程觀摩了本次比賽。
本次比賽邀請了高端英語項目六位外籍教師Mr. Sean、Mr. Zucker、Mrs. Emily、Mr.Blake、Mr. Harris、Mr. Amar擔任評委。選手們慷慨激昂的演講和緊張的提問環節使得現場的氣氛十分熱烈。評委們依據選手的語言基本功、演講激情和臺風、演講內容及回答問題等具體情況給予綜合評價。經過激烈的角逐和嚴謹的評審，最終評委們頒布比賽結果。
初二9班 沈歆然、初二2班 張一涵 榮獲二等獎。
初一2班 益安來、初一1班 周瑞、初二1班 劉祖銘榮獲三等獎；
初一6班 劉鎧瑞 榮獲最佳PPT獎；初二3班 于惠澤榮獲最佳表現獎；初一3班 王文興榮獲最具潛質獎。
外教Mr. Harris對選手們的表現進行總結發言。Mr.Harris讓觀眾把掌聲送給發表了精彩演講的學生、送給辛苦指導的老師、送給今天的TED talks演講展示舞臺，并重點點評了學生話題的選擇，使學生更明確了自己的責任意識、愛運動、愛地球、有夢想、有擔當。他還鼓勵更多的學生參與到這樣的展示活動中來，同時也表示會在接下來的教學中，繼續為學生創造更多的英語演講展示機會，進一步提高同學們的演講展示能力，期待同學們在今后會有更精彩的表現。
@ 初一2班 益安來
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 苗樂祺
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.