This week is Freshman Cup week!!!!!
由Victor Hsin和Miner Lin擔任今天的TME。兩位的好嗓音一開始就替Freshman Cup增添不少趣味，也活絡了現場的氣氛呢！
＊can’t wait to …… 迫不及待…….
例句：I can’t wait to listen. 我迫不及待要聽了！
例句：He is such a copycat. 他真是個抄襲人的傢伙！
＊raise/lower the key 升/降 key
例句：I can’t sing this, please lower the key. 這我唱不上去，麻煩降key。
Our first speaker is Minni ─ What I have learned from the movie：Maleficent
例句：A blinding flash of light filled the great hall, and before them stood the evil Maleficent. 眩目的閃電照亮了大廳，黑魔女出現在他們面前。
例句：The event will be telecast simultaneously to nearly 150 cities. 這個盛事將向近150個城市同時進行電視廣播。
Our second speaker is Steve ─ Trembling
例句：Her voice trembled with anger. 她的聲音因憤怒而顫抖。
例句：The old man died of apoplexy. 這位老人因中風死去。
Our third speaker is Shone ─ Comedian
例句：He was the first comedian I ever saw on the stage. 他是我在舞台上看到過的第一位喜劇演員。
＊break a leg 祝好運
例句：Allen, I’ve heard that you will have an interview. Break a leg! 艾倫，我聽說你有個面試要參加，祝好運！
Our forth speaker is Brownie ─ Who is she?
例句：The delicacies on the table make him mouth water. 桌上的美味佳肴饞得他直流口水。
＊animal shelters 動物庇護所
例句：The group operates animal shelters. 該組織經營動物庇護所。
Our fifth speaker is Ann ─ The Turning Point of My Life
＊butterflies in sb’s stomach 表示很緊張
例句：There are butterflies in my stomach. 我很緊張。
＊wear a smile 面帶微笑
例句：You look the best when you wear your smile. 你面帶微笑時看起來最棒。
Our sixth speaker is Vincent ─ An Unforgettable Event
＊Practice makes perfect 熟能生巧
例句：She practices the piano everyday, because she knows that practice makes perfect. 她每天練習彈鋼琴，因為她知道，熟能生巧。
例句：He hasn’t the willpower to stop eating so much. 他缺乏意志力，克制不住自己的貪吃。
Our seventh speaker is Elena ─ Traveling by myself
＊come in handy 派得上用場
例句：Don’t throw that plastic bag away. It may come in handy. 別把那個塑膠袋扔了，會用得著的。
＊hustle and bustle 熙來攘往
例句：In such a hustle and bustle city, everyone can hardly stop his pace. 在這個熙來攘往的城市裡，大家很難停下自己的腳步。
Our eighth speaker is Emma ─ To Convince Myself
＊poker face 撲克臉(一本正經的樣子)
例句：Steve always has a poker face on during business negotiations. 史帝夫在商業協商時總是擺著一副撲克臉。
例句：The wrestler tripped up his opponent. 那個摔角運動員把對手絆倒在地。
Today’s Educational Session, we are happy to have Samin and Rita introduce some useful words and phrases to us.
＊Selfie：It refers to a picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to the Internet.
＊Selfie stick：A selfie stick is a monopod used to take selfie photographs by positioning a smartphone or camera beyond the normal range of the arm.
＊Selfie king/queen：It refers to people who take a lot of selfies.
＊Usie：It means to take a photo of yourself and a bunch of friends.
＊Nocialize：It contradicts the word ‘socialize’ and it means to ignore your friends or family in public for smartphones.
＊YOLO：You Only Live Once. It implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks.
Our dear three judges ─ Bess Chen, Harry Hsu and Jessica Chen !!!!
★ Language Evaluator ─ Joey Chen
- Adapted “from” Sleeping Beauty.
- So many crowd –> A huge crowd; An enormous crowd
- Make a curse –> Swearing/Cursing; Put a curse on sb.
- Come in handy：Come in use
- Pretend a poker face –> Pretend to have a poker face; Have a poker face
- Release bad mood –> Get rid of bad mood
- Bring back my smiling –> Bring back my smile
Some great use：
— Break a leg：It is an idiom to wish performers good luck.
— There are butterflies in my stomach：It means I am very nervous.
— Heart been teared apart：It means heartbroken.
— Overcome desperation in life.
— Heart beat become fast, my lips dry, hands sweaty.
— Stage fright is not my enemy anymore. It gradually becomes my friend.
— I am no exception.
— ‘Mellow’ our characters：to become well-matured
— My confidence was built up.
— Fear fades as faith grows.
— The road to success comes through sweat, determination, and hard work.
★ General Evaluator ─ Mike Yang
- The purpose of C1 Speech is to let everyone know you better, which means you have to introduce yourself to someone who doesn’t know you.
- What is a good or touching speech?
A good speech needs to contain sincerity, power, and most important of all, “core value”. All of the speakers should deliver some messages in their speeches to the audience.
- How to use the stage?
Speakers can move around the stage to have interactions with the audience. What’s more, speakers can even ask the audience questions. Sometimes, humorous and touching stories can help catch the audience’s attention.
最後，恭喜Ann, Brownie and Vincent成為Freshman Cup第一天的前三名！