Saturday, January 22, 2011

English Speech Contest & Olympiad 2011

If you are a junior high school student (SMP/MTs) and you wish to test your English skill, here's a piece of interesting information.

To celebrate the Indonesian Living-Environment day and the 1-million Trees Movement which falls on January 10th, SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo is planning to hold an English speech contest on January 26th and English olympiad on January 28th, 2011. The Adi-Wiyata award-winning school expects that these events will be attended by junior-high-school students in Probolinggo, Pasuruan, and Lumajang areas.

If you are interested in joining these events, here is some more information.

I. ENGLISH SPEECH CONTEST
Speech Contest is an individual competition in which every participant is required to deliver a speech in a convincing way to impress the Judges. The expected outcome of this competition is to improve participants’ self-confidence, in addition to develop their public-speaking skills and their ability in performing in English.
  1. Participants are registered SMP/MTs students.
  2. Registration can be done at the receptionist desk latest by 1:00 pm January 25th 2011.
  3. Registration fee is Rp.25,000.-, or Rp.35,000.- for both events.
  4. Participants are to submit 1 pc of the latest passport-sized photograph (3x4 cm) together with a copy of student's card/ID.
  5. Speech topics, which all will relate to environmental issues, will be decided by the committee.
  6. Participants will be quarantined and given a period of 1 hour for case building prior to delivering their speech.
  7. Speech should take not more than 10 (ten) minutes.
  8. Participants may not read any texts during speech, except a key note which addresses important points.
  9. Scoring will be based on 3 (three) aspects; Accuracy (relevance and weight of content), Fluency (in speaking), and Performance (body language and attitude).
  10. Winners will be decided by the total score of all aspects.
  11. Juries' decisions are final and irrevocable.

II. ENGLISH OLYMPIAD
English olympiad is an individual competition in which every participant is required to do a proficiency test of English. The outcome of this competition is to improve participants’ knowledge, in addition to develop their experience and their English skills.
  1. Participants are registered SMP/MTs students.
  2. Registration can be done at the receptionist desk latest by 1:00 pm January 25th 2011.
  3. Registration fee is Rp.25,000.-, or Rp.35,000.- for both events.
  4. Participants are to submit 1 pc of the latest passport-sized photograph (3x4 cm) together with a copy of student's card/ID.
  5. Test items will be based on SMP’s Curriculum and focused on environmental issues.
  6. Participants will be given 120 minutes to do a 75-item test.
  7. Participants must prepare a pencil and an eraser.
  8. Participants may not bring dictionaries, mobile phones, calculators, and/or books into the test room.
  9. Participants may not cooperate with other participants during the test.
  10. Participants must wear school uniform.
  11. Participants who fail to comply with the rules will be disqualified.
Scoring criteria:
  • Correct answers will score 2 (two) points.
  • -1 (minus one) score penalty will be applied to wrong answers.
  • Unanswered question(s) will score 0 (zero).

If you wish to join both or one of the above events, feel free to contact the committee at 0335-421121.
Contact person: Prastowo Ismanto.

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