The 4th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition final--Adults' Group
Voice: Good evening. Thank you for watching the Fourth Star of Outlook English Talent Competition. The final of the adult group is coming soon. Let's welcome the host and hostess on the stage.
Host: Good evening. Welcome to today's adult's final. Many agree that young people are the most energetic and active minds. They have plenty of time of life to think, to learn and to try. Yes. They have a lot of questions and ideas in their minds. Some of the questions they are mostly likely to ask themselves are what do I need most? Do I need wealth, romance, or power, or something else? And which is more important? Capability or opportunity? How to deal with cooperation and competition? As to today's the finalists of the competition, one of the most concerned questions might be can I go through the competition and stand out as number one? Yes. So to find out the answer, stay with us in today's competition. And the nine finalists will answer all these questions. And to start with, we will introduce you the judges. Mr. Rick Oshea, Professor Chen Jianlin, Mr. Walter Gregg, Mr. Xu Xiongxiong, Professor Gu Yueguo, also chairman of this panel of judges, Professor Feng Zhilin, Professor Gordon Coffman, And professor Lou Yun. Welcome back to CCTV's Fourth Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition. And now you are watching adults' final. In today's competition, we have totally four rounds: speech, listening, translation and debate. And now we will start the very first round - speech. Now let's welcome the contestant of this part, contestant No. 14, Wang Qian, from Jiangsu. Say stop.
Wang Qian: Stop.
Host : It's letter B. Let's see what letter B stand for. We have a word behind that letter. It's romance. Ok, listen carefully to our topic. What young people need most now is romance. That's your topic. Now you have 15 seconds to think about that and then 45 seconds to complete your speech. Let's start. Are you ready?
Wang Qian: Ok. With development of our society, now the young people in China will have more and more pressure. For example, they have to study and work very hard to survive our society. So they are really in lack of romance. Romance will bring our life a lot of happiness. Maybe it will also bring you a very exciting experience. Only if you can enjoy the romance in your life you will feel that your life is so beautiful. So I think the young people now, they have to find some time and enjoy themselves and really enjoy the romance in our life. That's all. Thank you.
Host: Now let's welcome the next contestant, contestant No. 1, Cao Yijun from Shanghai. Welcome back. Please look at the screen and say stop when the letters are flashing.
Cao Yijun: Stop.
Host: C. Letter C of the word power. So the topic became what young people need most now is power. You've got 15 seconds to think about that. Now you can start your 45-second speech.
Cao Yijun: I think the most important thing for our young students to have is power. But besides power, I think ambition and dream are very necessary, because lots of students have power, but I think they should have ambition because with dreams they can pursue their dreams and ? They can do a lot of work, they can do a lot of jobs. That's all.
Host: The next one is contestant No. 13, Pan Yu, from Jilin. Welcome. Our topic is what young people need most now is, we have a blank. Please select a letter.
Pan Yu: Stop.
Host: Ok, what young people need most now is romance. The same topic as contestant No. 14. That's your topic. What young people need most now is romance. And you've got 15 seconds. It's time for you to give us the speech.
Pan Yu: A very interesting topic. Young people need most now is romance. Do you agree? I think so, because nowadays as we are campus university students, most people will fall in love with each other. But I think that romance does not only mean that, because our study and knowledge also need romance. As in some western cultures, some people, such as Italian people, is famous for that. And French people are also good at that. So if you want to learn a foreign language, we also get some of their personality, that is romance. That is our study romance. Another is love romance. But love romance is not only for girls, and also boys like that. And we don't forget our parents. Our parents also need our romance to them, though we have generation gap. That's all. We all love romance. Thank you!
Host: The first three contestants finished their speeches. And now one of the judges will give some comment on their performances. Professor Gu.
Professor Gu: Ok. We are lucky . The two contestants have chosen what young people need most now is romance. And I think it's quite right. Nowadays, in the competitive world, everything is commercialized. And time is very limited for romance. So I think what is really needed most is really romance. So I quite agree with the two contestants. They are lucky to choose this topic. However, if I were one of the contestants, I would argue more for the need of romance, particularly in terms of say the commercialization, when everything is commercialized. Even people they had romance before, now because of commercialization they lost the romance for example. Some of the issues the contestants didn't mention. If I were the contestant, I would do that. Thanks.
Host: Thank you! Let's continue the competition. And next one ? contestant No.8 Zhao Wei. Welcome back! ? Your letters flashing on the screen.
Zhao Wei: Stop!
Zhao Wei: Ok.
Host: So what young people need most now is wealth. That's challenging. You've got 15 seconds to think about it.
Zhao Wei: Yes, young people today most need wealth, because with money we can support ourselves and be independent from our parents. And in that way, we will no longer be a burden to our parents. We will be able to seek a higher purpose in life, because what young people now is wealth. With money and material support, we can finance our education and learn more things to prepare for the future. And in the future, what we need most perhaps is no longer wealth, but a higher purpose in life. We can live our dreams, because without money, without material help, we will not be able to live up our dreams. That's all. Thank you!
Host: And now it's turn for contestant No.10 Zhang Hanbing. Welcome back! All right, we have a topic for you and the topic is young people need most now is, we have a blank here. We'll have several letters flash here. Say stop.
Zhang Hanbing: Stop!
Host: It's F. So 15 seconds to think about it.
Zhang Hanbing: Thank you! What we talk about today is that we young people most need is health. Just two days before, I caught a cold. I was so scared about that because I take part in such an important competition today. So I took some medicines. I did all kinds of protections to protect myself. I take hot showers that kind of things. At that moment, I realized that old people say that the most important thing for people is health. As for our young people, I think we have a lot of dreams to wish them to come true. So how do we do that? Only we've got health is the key point to our plan to the future. Thank you!
Host: Thank you. Really a short period of time to demonstrate her own points on this issue. Anyway, she has done a good job. And now the judges will be working on her scores.
Host: Okay, the next one is contestant No. 5 Sun Jingjiao from Liaoning. Welcome back. Now is your turn to say stop as the letters are flashing on the screen, ok?
Sun Jingjiao: Stop.
Host: D, letter D. And the topic is what young people need most now is opportunity. 15 seconds to think about it.
Sun Jingjiao: Young people now face more and more opportunities. Since our nation has come through the WTO and we have come into the globalization era, so I think opportunities are really more and more. So as for our university students, we face the problem of getting into the society. And now we have so many choices, because of the so many opportunities, so we can study abroad, we can choose as many jobs as we want. I think it is the benefits that opportunities give us. So we should try our best to make good use of them.
Host: We are now in the first round speech. Six contestants have finished their speeches about the topic. And now we will welcome the next contestant, contestant No. 4 Xie Rui from Guangdong. Hello. So we've got a blank here. We need you to fill it in. And first please select a letter by saying stop.
Xie Rui: Ok, stop!
Host: It's letter E. And what's that? Responsibility. So listen carefully. You topic is what young people need most today is responsibility. 15 seconds.
Xie Rui: Well, in fact, nowadays responsibility contains many conceptions. However, for children or teenagers, they have to be responsible for themselves, because nowadays more and more children are (from) one child family. They lack the responsibility of caring others.
Host: Thank you. Ok, so now let's give the floor to the next speaker, contestant No. 9, Zheng Chenguang from Beijing. Welcome back. And here we've got a topic with a blank in it. And please, by saying stop, choose the letter.
Zheng Chenguang: Stop.
Host: It's F. we've known that F is health. So your topic is what young people need most today is health. You've got 15 seconds to get prepared.
Zheng Chenguang: Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I think we should ask ourselves one question: what is the foundation of everything, success and accomplishment in work? It is not money, it is not your knowledge, it's health. I think young people nowadays need most is health. Only they possess good health can they study well, can they continue to study well. We don't want to see the phenomenon that young people are sick and lying in hospital. I think they can no longer continue their studies. To me I think the health is the foundation of everything, especially to young students. Thank you.
Host: Thank you very much. Yes, you're correct. Health is really important. And I especially like the comparison that health is like one and everything else is like zero. And with the One digit, everything will become zero. Some will become zero. Please enter your score for contestant No. 9.
Host: The last one in this round come with the topic are? contestant No. 6 Cheng Lin. Welcome, the thirty-year-old contestant Cheng Lin from Chongqing. Please say stop and then decide which word.
Cheng Lin: Stop.
Host: Ok, letter D. Opportunity again. Your topic is what young people need most today is opportunity. You've got 15 seconds to think about that. Please give us your speech.
Cheng Lin: Ok. Young people should get as many opportunities as possible. This is my point. And why? Because I think young people are the glorious future of our country, young people are the glorious future of the world. And also some young people are really very talented, in coping with problem, in dealing with relationships with people. But some people really don't want to give them opportunities. And here I want to say, if you want to give our country a glorious future, give the whole world a glorious future, opportunities should be given to them. Thank you very much.
Host: Thank you. Ok, let's listen to the judges' comments on these contestants' speeches. So Mr. Gregg.
Mr. Gregg: I think for these people to come out in front of these audience and speak the second language of theirs in the manner of which they did, so concise, so clear, and such a short brief time to prepare, 15 seconds. Very very impressively done. Obviously from what I heard yesterday, this is the queen of the crown of China. As a native speaking American, I don't think I've ever been as impressed with people knowing the English language as I have with these guys here, with the ladies and gentlemen here. I gave full points to many of them, because that's what I thought in my heart. The passion they showed, the talents they showed, the determination, the perseverance, I think they deserve every point they got. Thank you.
Host: Just now the nine contestants have finished the first part speech. And now let's enter in the second round listening. Hello again, this is the second round. What do you want to say to yourself?
Wang Qian: I just wish myself good luck.
Host: Good luck to yourself.
Wang Qian: Thank you.
Host: Ok, please select a number from the ten numbers on the big screen.
Wang Qian: Number three.
Host: Ok, and now let's watch video clip three.(U571) So please get ready for the three questions I have for you. For the first question, why were these nine men posing as Germans.
Wang Qian: Because the Second World War happened and there were just caught and posed to be Germans.
Host: Ok, this is your answer to question No. 1, ok? Let's move on to question No. 2. What did these men have to depend on if they want to complete the mission? Please name two points.
Wang Qian: They have to, don't get afraid of this war. And they have to be instinct? I guess that's the two reasons I can point.
Host: Ok. The third question is what are the horrific conditions these ordinary men faced?
Wang Qian: They are facing extraordinary conditions, as the director mentioned.
Host: Would you like to elaborate a little bit more on that?
Wang Qian: In such an extraordinary they are facing extraordinary conditions.
Host: Ok, that's it?
Wang Qian: Yeah.
Host: All right, now contestant No. 14 have answered all the three questions. Is she correct and how much can she get in this round? Let's listen to two of our judges.
Judge: Contestant No. 14, you were supposed to answer three questions. And you've got the second one correct, which was they had to battle against their fears, and they had to rely on their instinct. So we give you 6 points for that answer. But for questions 1 and 3, I'm afraid you didn't give us the right answer. For question No. 1, you should have said they were looking for a mysterious machine, U-571, or just mention that they were looking for that machine. And for question No. 3, you could have mentioned it was under water and somebody was trying to blow them up. So, six points.
Wang Qian: Thank you.
Host: The next one is Cao Yijun from Shanghai. And welcome back contestant No. 1. Welcome back. Now you are ready? Would you need some time to warm yourself up?
Cao Yijun: No, no, no.
Host: It's not necessary. Let's go directly to numbers. Which is your choice?
Cao Yijun: I choose No. 4.
Host: No. 4?
Cao Yijun: Yeah.
Host: Ok, so video clip No. 4.(Rushmore) Question No. 1. Listen carefully please. Mount Rushmore is a shrine, to what?
Cao Yijun: Especially it got four American greatest presidents in history.
Host: ok, question No. 2. What made the sculptor decide to sculpt the American Presidents?
Cao Yijun: Because he has lots of dreams, especially the sculpture dreams in America.
Host: And question No. 3, what was Teddy Roosevelt's success?
Cao Yijun: He carried out sort of a constitution to promote American economy. And he did a great job in the World War Two.
Host: So this is your answer to question No. 3?
Cao Yijun: The last but not least, I just want to add is that Teddy Roosevelt, he was the president for America for three times.
Host: Was it mentioned in the movie? Actually, to answer this question you just need to have some general knowledge about this president. But that actually doesn't need to watch this video clip. Anyway, contestant No. 1 has answered all the three questions and now let's leave it back to the two judges.
Coffman: This was a difficult question. Mount Rushmore is the monument or tribute to four American presidents. And you correctly answered the first question that it was four American presidents. But what made Borglum decide to sculpt the American presidents; you said it was his dream. It was more than that. It was his love for American history and the American dream. It was the American dream, not his dream that he was trying to portray in the sculpture. And the third question, what was Teddy Roosevelt's success? Unfortunately, there were two presidents of the United States with the same last name. The president that you were mentioning was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who did serve three terms during the Second World War. This was Teddy Roosevelt and the movie clip clearly showed that he was famous because it was during his time that they built the Panama Canal, which allowed traffic from the east to the west. So the total number of points that we allotted to you is nine.
Host: Nine points, to contestant No. 1. Thank you. So contestant No. 14 has got six points and contestant No. 1 nine points. And now how much contestant No. 13, the next one, will get. So now let's welcome contestant No. 13, Pan Yu, from Jilin. All right, this is round two.
Pan Yu: Yeah.
Host: As I have mentioned, this is an elimination round, because after this round only six of you will stay with us for the following rounds. Anything want to say?
Pan Yu: I'm confident in myself now.
Host: So good luck to you.
Pan Yu: Ok, thank you.
Host: We have eight numbers left on the big screen. Which will be your choice?
Pan Yu: I choose No. 2.
Host: No. 2.(Library) Ok, here are the three questions. Are you ready?
Pan Yu: Yeah.
Host: Question No. 1, what is the initial notion of a library?
Pan Yu: First it means, in the library you can touch the books by yourself. The original notion is that you can touch it at first and by your own hands. That's all.
Host: That's it? Ok, question No. 2. What technology is used in British Library?
Pan Yu: The computer technology. You can touch the screen, and it turns out, and then you touch it the second time, it unfolds the whole book. Some of them use the digital technology, and so you can search on it.
Host: It's very interesting because this kind of technology to help you read so many books. Now listen to question No. 3, is the whole British Library digitized? Why or why not?
Pan Yu: Not all of them are digitized, because only small portions, small part of it, are digitized. The woman said only half of them will search on internet. Not all of them will on the internet, because only small portion of it will be on the internet. Thank you.
Host: These are the responses she has given to all the three questions, so professor Feng and professor Coffman are having a short discussion on her responses. So now let's listen to their judgments.
Judge: All right. First of all, we would like to let you know the score, the average score between us, that would be 11.5. For the first question, you gave the wrong answer, because the initial notion of a library is that all the stuff is put in one place at one time so that people would come to use it there. The second question, you answered very well. You mentioned that the idea was digital. And the third question, was the whole British Library digitized? The answer was obviously no. But then you probably added a few things that were not accurate. However, we didn't take of any points from that. Maybe a little. So the average score you get for your three answers would be 11.5.
Host: 11.5. Congratulations. Actually you should have answer question No. 1 correctly. You captured all the words from the video clip.
Pan Yu: Yeah. But suddenly I forgot a lot of them. It's a pity.
Host: Anyway, you are the highest among the first three contestants. Congratulations.
Pan Yu: Thank you.
Host: Thank you. Ok, the first three contestants have finished their question and answer in the second round. Zhu Hua will be back with the next three, so stay with us. Hi, everyone, welcome back. And now sitting on the stage is contestant No. 8, Zhao Wei, from Hubei.
Zhao Wei: Hello everyone. Glad to see you again.
Host: From the performances of the first three contestants in the second round, it seems that this part is a little bit difficult, so do you feel nervous now?
Zhao Wei: Actually, I've got a lot of butterflies in my stomach right now. But I guess when the video clip is on, I'll be a little bit more relaxed.
Host: Ok, so take a breath and now let's choose a number.
Zhao Wei: I'm taking a breath. I'll choose No. 8.
Host: No. 8.(Japanese Crane)
Zhao Wei: I'm ready.
Host: Question No. 1, why does the man need to dress as a bird?
Zhao Wei: Because he had to feed the young bird. The dress-up prevents the young bird recognize him as the bird mother.
Host: Ok, that's your answer for the first question.
Zhao Wei: Yeah.
Host: Question 2, why does the Japanese crane need to be protected? Please give us two reasons at least.
Zhao Wei: First there are very limited number of birds on this planet in Japan. And second is that it is feared that disease will wipe them out of this planet.
Host: Question 3, how does a baby bird recognize or find its mother?
Zhao Wei: Well, when a baby crane opens its eyes, it just recognizes the first thing it sees as its mother.
Host: Ok, great. And that's her answers to the three questions. Now professor Feng and professor Coffman will tell you whether they accept your answers as correct ones.
Zhao Wei: Thank you.
Coffman: You did a very good job in viewing this of the Japanese crane. The man dressed up as a bird and for several reasons. First, to play the role of the mother. Second, to raise the chicks. And third, because the birds are in danger of extinction. So there were three parts to that question and you answered correctly really just one. So we give you a lesser number of points for that question. Why does the Japanese crane need to be protected? Give two reasons. The first is that there are only 700 cranes in existence and the disease could wipe them out. But remember the second part of that was that they only lay two eggs each year. So you were given half the points for that question. And how does the baby crane find its mother? You said they recognize as their mother the first thing when they open their eyes. And that was correct. So we gave you a total of 10.5 points.
Host: So 10.5 points for contestant No. 8. The fifth one who will take the listening part is contestant No. 10, Zhang Hanbing, from Sichuan. What do you think you will take this part?
Zhang Hanbing: I'm a little bit nervous, because we all think that it almost feels the most difficult part in this competition. I'll just try my best. It's ok.
Host: Ok, good luck. And then tell me you number.
Zhang Hanbing: I would like to choose No. 9.
Host: No. 9. Let's see what No. 9 is.
(Outdoor Development Training)
Host: Ok, are you ready now for the three questions?
Zhang Hanbing: Yes.
Host: Question No. 1, what does the insider say about outdoor development training?
Zhang Hanbing: The outdoor development training is a new kind of training system. It will use the program to change people's behaviors. It depends on the attitude and personality.
Host: Ok, that's your answer to question No. 1. Let's listen to question No. 2. What did the guest speaker say the training changes?
Zhang Hanbing: The program changes first he mentioned the life changes. It changes the basic ways of train people to be individual, to help people to be more individual in outdoors.
Host: Ok. For Q 3, how can we decide if the training program is successful?
Zhang Hanbing: I think the program is to help people to be more individual in the society. To be successful, I think it will overcome your difficulties, face your problems, and change your personality when you are facing difficulties. I think, to encourage people, and to be more activity.
Host: Ok, let's listen to the judges.
Judge: First of all, we will give you a total of 10 points, I mean, average 10 points for your answers to the three questions. Question 1, you started very well, but there's one word that you missed, optimize. So, optimize people's attitude and personality and change people's behavior. For question 2, it changes the basic way you look at things. And our MC reminded you to say more but still you didn't give us exactly what we wanted. And for question 3, you mentioned a number of things. But the initial thing should be to make people's attitude change from individual to teamwork.
Host: And thank you for this part. And next one will be contestant No. 5, Sun Jingjiao, from Liaoning. Take pen and paper with you for some notes?
Sun Jingjiao: Yes.
Host: Do you feel it's difficult for the previous contestants to do this part?
Sun Jingjiao: Yes, I feel it's very difficult for them, but they all did their best. I think they are very good.
Host: Ok, so get ready. The number you would like to choose is?
Sun Jingjiao: I'd like to choose No. 5.
Host: No. 5. Ok.(Ronan) Question 1, what are the four parts of Ronan's career?
Sun Jingjiao: First he's an excellent songwriter, and then he's a singer, he has a passionate voice. And then he's the leading role boyzone. Fourth he is the agent for band of westlife.
Host: That's your answer. You gave us the four parts. And later we will tell you whether they are right. The second question, why did the music on his album tie together so well?
Sun Jingjiao: The symbol of his music is that although he has very passionate voice and you can sense nothing of the contrast.
Host: Ok, that's your answer for question 2. And the last question, what's the significance of the song "When you say nothing at all?"
Sun Jingjiao: That's the last song, maybe. Well, that's my answer. Thank you.
Host: Judges, how about her answers?
Coffman: We scored a total of five points for your answer. You did very well on the first question. The four parts of Ronan's career were as a singer, a songwriter, a leading role in Boyzone, and an agent to the band of Westlife. But on the second question, why did the music on his album tie together so well? The reason was he used the same musicians and producers that he had used before. And the third question, what's the significance of the song "When you say nothing at all?" You remember it was a song that was in the soundtrack of Nottinghill. And marked the first success of his solo career. And it was also the most popular love song of 1999.
Host: So maybe next time you will have a good try? Thank you. Ok, these are the six contestants that are in the second part. Welcome back. The first six contestants have finished their second round. But so far no one has got a full mark. What do you think?
Xie Rui: But they have already done a good job.
Host: How much do you think you can achieve in this round?
Xie Rui: Well, as more as I can.
Host: Ok, so please select a number first on the big screen. And we have four numbers left.
Xie Rui: I would like to choose No. 7.
Host: No. 7. Luck seven.
Xie Rui: Thank you.
Host:(Three gorges) Listen carefully to question No. 1. As we all know, there were many relics in the Three Gorges area. What did the excavators do with the relics?
Xie Rui: Well, the excavators they just wanted to move the historical places, for example the temple, to a safer place to save the historical sites. That's my answer.
Host: To question No. 1 of course. Now let's move on to question No. 2. What was the archaeologist team's purpose in November 2001?
Xie Rui: In November 2001, they want to remove the 77 sites, excavated sites. That's my answer.
Host：Question No.3. What is the largest relic-removal project in the dam area.
Xie Rui：That is the last month about one thousand temples article. They back from the two century. That is the largest area remove to ChongQing. That is my answer.
Host：Ok, here are her answers to all the three questions. Let `s leave it to our two judges.
Judge：We both reach the agreement. We should give you 13.5 points. I would like to comment on the three answers you given. The first you really did a good job, but second question you did not did too well, because you say lots of word from question No.1. Thank you.
Host：The next one is contestant No.9. Zheng Chengguang from Beijing . welcome back. Hello again. Ok, now, it is really test your listening. Please select number from three numbers left on the big screen.
Host：How did the Jeff describe animals?
Zheng Chengguang：They are nice, bright, easy trying, he is happiest with animals and oceans.
Host：Question No.2. How did the Jeff become a animal trainer?
Zheng Chengguang：According to my listening, I think firstly, he is the guy who share his happiness with the ocean. He loves animals because he think the animals are easy-going. Firstly he fall in love with animals. He thought he want to take the job as an animal trainer. I think it is really interesting to drive he to taking the job. That is it. Thank you.
Host：Did you hear the story from the video clip?
Zheng Chengguang：I am not sure that.
Host：Let` s leave the questions to the judges.
Judge：How do the animal trainer get the animals to trust them?
Zheng Chengguang：It is so simple. Just touch them, so the animals will trust you, in very short time. That is very easy.
Host：These are his answers to the questions. Let` s hear the two judges.
Judge：I think you are going to misses the questions. Your first answer was perfect, but the next question if you remember his said he has gone to a party, for one of the other trainers are realized that was the job opening, he went back the next day, and got the job. That one you are complete missed. You ideas are creative, but not according to the video, you were right, you said touch them. So it is touching and rewarded. You got 11.5 points.
Host：Let' s welcome the contestant No.6. Which one would you like choose?
Host：To what does the musical "cats" owe its success?
Chen Lin：Promote here and also introduce the American to Shanghai.
Host：What are the daily rituals for these wigs?
Chen Lin：They try to put the things to keep the shape. To dry up the things. And also to the cultural and way of performance this kind of things.
Host：How will the shanghai Greed Theater mange to maintain the wigs and costumes?
Chen Lin：They try to employ some stuff and make some kind of trains. And keep the way of thing in shanghai. This is very fictive to keep the way of thing in shanghai.
Host：Let 's listen to the judges.
Judge：We give you 7 points, it is really difficulty question for you to watch. I think "cats" owe its success, to the hairpieces and costumes, and also the characters feline. We do not think you got that question. I think you can simply , you did not get that quite right. Thank you.
Host: Now listen carefully for the topic you will have, do we need to be more aggressive or do we need to be more modest. The topic for today's competition is "In the competitive Society, one needs to be more aggressive rather than modest." Do you aggressive or disagree. For the proside you should say
I agree that we should be aggressive rather than modest. For the conside you should say "No, I don't agree with this topic ." We give each side one minute to have a discussion to decide that .Who will be the first, second and the third to speak. Ready? Start. Ladies and gentlemen, today's topic for debate is "In the competitive Society, one needs to be more aggressive rather than modest." Do you aggressive or disagree. For the proside you should say,"
I agree that we should be aggressive rather than modest. "And the conside holds the opinion that it is not necessary .True that one needs to be aggressive rather than modest. Let's first listen to the first speaker of the pros.
Proside :Ladies and gentlemen, honorable judges. Our side's point of view is that we think in the competitive Society we should be more aggressive. That is because we should cherish the opportunity the society Offered to us.
As time goes by, we could see that the society is full of opportunity.
If you want to be modest, how could you……
Host: Time is up. Later you will get the chance to say more.
Conside :I think modesty is not when you can do something .You say "No, I cannot." Modesty is that you know your limitation and your shortcomings, and know that even you are good at something, you still have some places you need to improve. That is true modesty. Modesty is really important for today's society. It is because that we have a lot of information and we have to be modest, to be willing to learn to be willing to improve ourselves, to be willing to always go ahead. Thank you.
Host: It's the second speaker's turn. First contestant No. 13.
Conside :In Chinese traditional culture modesty is one of the best quality
Of people. Nowadays I think it is still useful in our competitive
World. Because modesty doesn't mean you don't accept anything or show yourself, but to be more confidence of yourself, and to know what is shortcoming and what is your advantages. That is very important,
because if you are modest, you will be more careful and people will know
You will. It didn't mean you will give up every opportunity but to cherish
Every opportunity to show yourself. Thank you.
Host: That's for the proside again. Contestant No.4. It's time for you to attack and defend.
Proside : Our point of view is that we should be more aggressive in stead of modest
in this competitive society. Because the development of the society becomes more and more aggressive. And we need people to be more competitive. If we cannot be more competitive, why are we stand here and join this competition? This is an evidence to show that the fierce competition needs us to be more aggressive. Thank you.
Host : Both sides have stated their opinion very clearly. Now let's start the free debate. Totally you have five minute for that. Ladies and gentlemen, let's start.
Proside: I have a question for all the competitors there. If all the people are modest, no one is willing to show the true ourselves to others. How can we see the shortage for them.
Conside: I think I have to define "modest". In German it means you know yourself very well, and in Chinese it also means you have open mind for things. Be modest does not mean you are showing you are very good, it means you know your shortcomings. Take myself for example, I am a modest girl, but it doesn't mean I don't take the chance to come here. Our debate fellow made a very important mistake that is modesty doesn't mean you don't have opportunity. If you are very arrogant, when facing the managers or something else, probably, the manager will consider you are not very polite. You do not know the way, the behavior, the general acceptable behavior in our society. I think to be modest is a virtue every one must possess.
Proside: Something we must keep in mind, in our society, it is the companies the enterprises that could see the talents. We can see that a lot of people in the talent market, they are seeking working opportunities. But as for the enterprises and companies, they are insufficient. I think only the aggressive ones can demonstrate what they have, what their capacity is, so that they can be implored.
Conside: Modesty does not mean you do not show yourself. I think being modesty means showing yourself to others. Just now you mentioned that you are modest so you are confident. Can you say that confidence equals Modest?
Proside: I am standing, I am confident, but I am not modest.
Conside: But can you say Being aggressive equals to confidence? It can also equals to you don't your self but you. Do you think that only you know yourself is enough?
Proside : I don't think so. I think that aggressive doesn't mean you are impolite.
Conside: But know oneself is very important. To be modest. You know your advantages and your disadvantages. If you know your disadvantages you will try to improve it. Improve your situation, improve your character. And then you can reach a higher level.
Proside: To know yourself is very good, however to show your self is more important.
Conside: But modesty doesn't mean you don't want to show yourself. I have a question for the other side. In today's society, we focus a lot on team work. Do you think a group of aggressive people can really work together? We need the modest to unite the group. I think you three are pretty aggressive. Don't you think you have a good team work. We are more modest than aggressive. We have good team work, we have good cooperation. Don't you think you are aggressive? I'm more modest.
Proside: I think to show yourself in front of others is very important, especially teamwork. I want others to know my shortages and maybe others will overcome my shortages. So our teamwork will be perfect.
Conside: But before you show yourself you have to know yourself. And Know yourself you have to be modest.
Proside: We didn't say we did't know ourselves well here. Show oneself needs modesty. When you are trying to show yourself, it also possess modesty. That's the typical thought we have in China. In America when you say "oh, you are beautiful". I will say "thank you". Not like Chinese saying "oh, I am not beautiful, I am ugly" or something like that.
Conside: That's a kind of different modesty I suppose.
Proside: Being aggressive doesn't mean that you don't know what you have. On the contrary it means you know what you have. You know what your capacity is, you know what your ability is. That's a reason why you are aggressive. I mentioned again and again. To show oneself doesn't mean he/she is aggressive.
Conside: To show oneself in a very polite way in a very modest way, this can help to improve your situation when you try to find a job in a society. Even modest people can show modesty.
Proside: We also mentioned again and again. We want to show our aggressiveness, it doesn't mean we are not polite to others.
Conside: Modesty will help you more. In the interview, when you show your modesty, the boss will give you a good appreciation.
Host: That was really wonderful. A heated debating. It's time for the conclusion. First we'll start with the cons.
Conside: As our three have mentioned, being modest is to be polite. This is a good virtue of every people I think. Being aggressiveness means you are very arrogant, or impolite some times. You try to show yourself without considering others' feelings. I think this is not good to improve you situation. Second, if you want to learn something you have to know your disadvantages and advantages. Knowing your disadvantages can improve your situation.
Host: I am sorry. Time is up. The fighter. Contestant No.9, it's your turn. 30 seconds.
Proside: I'd like to conclude the points of our side. First I have to make it clear that being aggressive doesn't mean being rude. In today's society, competition is so fierce. Opportunities always goes to those with aggressive attitude, because these ones are willing to show what they have. Are willing to demonstrate to their judges in their interviews. They are competitive to do their work. That's all. Thank you.
Host: Thank you. The judges will have a short discussion about your performance in this part. They will be back in just a minute with the decision. Which side wins, let's wait and see. Your honors please take your time. I believe the judges have reached an agreement. Let's welcome them back. The full mark is 30points. Next our judges will make some comments on the six contestant demonstration in the debate part.
Judge: When I watch the debate, I like to watch the entertaining debate, I like to watch the intelligent debate, I like to watch the debate with passion.
I like to watch the debate that I could be convinced with their side and I could say since came about quite quickly, both teams seams to well prepared for a while. But actually it is a pretty quick decision. Whom you team mate would be and what your topic would be. As far as being impressed, I am very impressed by the liveliness, and the cooperation between the teams and between everybody who participated. So for me it was a very good debate. I wish it could be extended for another minute. It is very good. Thank you.
Host: The extra bona score is crucial for both sides. Let's leave it to the chairman of today's judge panel. Which side wins.
Judge: I don't have to say being impressed anymore. Since my fellow judges have say many nice points bout you already. I will say something a bit less praising. That is in our judge meeting, We feel the conside started to kick off very well, with clearly being defined notions of what being modest is and how to be modest, modesty is a virtue, etc. We felt in the first round the conside did very good job. The proside however, didn't kick off very well, probably because of the time pressure. They didn't define their notions in a clear term. When they started to debate, they didn't know what to debate on. They gave us an impression that what they are debate on is not quite clear. During the free exchanges, I felt the proside did a very good job. But the conside although they are promoting modesty, they are not modest. They are quite modestly aggressive. I think they also did an excellent job. Eventually on our judges meeting, we had a debate too. We didn't know which side to win. It is very close. Eventually we result to voting. Our voting results are two for pros and six for cons. Eventually the conside win.
Host: Congratulations. One bona point for contestant No.8, 13 and 6. It's time for us to take a last look at the scoreboard and we'll find out very soon who the ultimate winner is of this year's star of outlook English Talent Competition is. Just after this short break. It's time for the winner's statement.
Zhao Wei: I feel great to be a winner. This has been a really a difficult competition. Everyone of us is absolutely excellent, outstanding and overwhelming. They made me trembling with anxiety. I'd to thank you too for releasing my anxieties. I'd like to thank all the honorable judges. I'd like to thank honorable judges who have been very kind to me and also I'd like to thank my supporters in the audience seats who have given me very big hands. Thank you. I also like to say in front of the camera, thank you mother, thank you father, who have been giving me support all the way here. I also want to thank my friends and my teachers back in Wuda, who have been so kind and who has been so caring. They encourage me and they support me. Without them I could not be standing here today. Thank you.
Host: Thanks to everybody. And we owe our thanks to the other three contestants who have been eliminated after the first two rounds. Let's welcome them back and join us at the very end. Thank you all for coming. Congratulations. With that we'll rap off today's competition. We'll award all the award at the award ceremony. Being with us at the same time tomorrow. Everyone if you want to be the shining stars in English language learning, come and stand up for the next years' competition. See you. Bye-bye.