UM Public Speaking Team member won the second prize at the 28th “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition
Xiao Shuyao, a fourth-year student from Faculty of Social Sciences, Shiu Pong College and UM Public Speaking Team won the second prize at the Grand Final of 28th “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition held in Taicang, Jiangsu Province on 10 October 2023.
Founded by China Daily in 1996, the “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition is one of the most authoritative English speech contests in China. With the theme of “My Interpretation of Civilization”, the competition of this year lasted for six months, selecting 88 outstanding contestants from all over the country to compete in the grand final.
UM student Xiao Shuyao won the second prize in the grand final with her thought-provoking prepared speech and fluent impromptu speech. Additionally, she had the opportunity to be interviewed by China Daily as a representative of the contestants from Macao.
Founded in 2008, the UM Public Speaking Team has participated in the “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition in Macao and the grand final for many years, achieving excellent results. The team members will continue to strive and achieve outstanding performances for the University of Macau.
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