不知你童年诗画中的江南记忆
是否也如影似梦般占据着心灵的一隅
If you have been to Jiangnan region
if you have seen the beauty like picture
悠扬舒缓的昆曲、宛转清丽的评弹
if you have heard the Kunqu Opera 
and Pingtan like the waves on the lake


 
名手竞秀的苏绣 古拙清新的画作
if you have seen the amazing Suzhou embroidery
and the  traditional paintings with long history
还有早已被列入世界遗产名录的
苏州古典园林
and beautiful Suzhou Gardens 
 
时隔千年,如今的苏州,高楼林立、日新月异,但是历史沉淀下来的文化遗产,依然是苏州最最柔美、最令人着迷的地方。
Nowadays, Suzhou has changed a lot and has been a modern city. However, the heritages of Suzhou are always the most beautiful and attractive part of Suzhou.

苏州领科海外教育学校作为苏州老牌的国际学校,始终坚持培养学生的中国情怀、国际视野。国学馆、茶艺课、民乐队、中国新年周、中文话剧社……为同学们搭建了体验母语和传统文化的平台。
Ulink College of SIP is an old international school in Suzhou, but we always focus on educating students to have Chinese Mood and International Eyesight. Many clubs and lessons make a platform for students to know more about Chinese traditional culture. 

 
 
恰逢此次“学在独墅湖”、联合国教科文组织亚太地区世界遗产保护与培训中心(苏州)、苏州市青少年校外教育指导中心举办“世界遗产在苏州(My World, My City )”英语演讲大赛,苏州领科作为初赛的园区承办单位,见证了参赛者们在演讲中充分展示对苏州文化以及博大精深的中国文化的体悟。
This time, we cooperate with “Study @ Dushu Lake”, UNESCO World Heritage Conservation and training center in the Asia Pacific Region in Suzhou and Suzhou Youth After-school education guidance center to hold the English speaking contest with the topic “The Heritages of Suzhou——My World, My City” and saw that the competitors had shown their understanding of Suzhou’s culture and Chinese culture.

 
 
高规格的赛程
在正式的比赛前,来自“学在独墅湖”的老师向大家公布了比赛的规则和详情,并由Coach Mata和Gina为大家做了简短介绍后,比赛拉开了帷幕。
Before the contest began, the teacher from “Study @ Dushu Lake”  had introduced the rules to the studentsattending the contest. Coach Mata and Gina gave a short speech. Then the contest began.

 
这次在Ulink的演讲比赛共有五个比赛会场。初中组一个会场,高中组四个会场。在Ulink老师、学生会以及志愿者们的引导下,来自各个组别的同学们有序地进入自己的比赛场地。
There are five contest room. One is for Middle School students and four are for High School students. With the guiding of Ulink teachers, Student Union and volunteers, the students from different groups entered their contest room in a good order.
 
 
紧张有序的比赛
初赛赛制详情
环节:5人一组,首先自我介绍30秒,之后进行1分钟主题演讲,以此类推5人结束后下一组进行。
主题: 世界遗产在苏州 My World, My City。
主题阐述:对苏州世界遗产的认识,世界遗产保护及传播方面的看法及建议。 
入围人数:三赛场共计入围初中生50人,高中生50人。
注意:初赛不用制作PPT或其他辅助材料。在不超时原则下,可在演讲中进行才艺展示。
本次在Ulink的比赛主评委为全外教评审,可以确保比赛的专业和公正。
The teachers and students worked very hard to make sure that the contest would be held successfully.


赛前的准备和自信
Before the competition

由于赛场的严格管理,抓拍几张现场图奉上供一饱眼福。
 

据了解,本次大赛拟通过在苏州大市范围4个分赛区(园区、姑苏区、新区、吴中区)进行初赛,分别选拔出50人(初中组),50人(高中组)入围半决赛,选拔出10人(初中组),10人(高中组)入围决赛,决赛将最终选出1名初中学生,1名高中学生获得一等奖。获胜选手将作为“世界遗产保护青年小使者”,参与由联合国教科文组织亚太地区世界遗产保护与培训中心(苏州)举办的苏州申遗20周年系列活动,向世界展示自己。
It is understood that there are four  competition terrains firstly and pick 50 for each from both Middle School group and High School group to attend semifinal. 10 from each group will be in the final and 1 from each will get the first prize. The first prize winner will be the Young Messenger of World Heritage Protection and attend the activities to celebrate Suzhou World Heritage for 20 years held by UNESCO World Heritage Conservation and training center in the Asia Pacific Region in Suzhou and show him/herself to the world.

Ulink Focus专访
 
Pre C 李彦 Ryan
参加这次比赛很激动。我这次讲的是中国最著名的园林——拙政园。因为我曾经去过一次拙政园,并且我喜欢里面的建筑风格,让我感觉到非常自在。这次的比赛也可以让我对苏州的世界遗产有更深刻的了解。世界遗产是需要我们保护的,我们要把它们发扬光大。
I’m really excited to take part in this contest. I talked about Humble Administrator Garden because I went there once and I enjoyed the architectural style of it. It made feel realized. I can learn more about the heritages of Suzhou by preparing the speech.Those heritages need to be protected, carried on and broadened by us.
 
G1B 施若妍 Kitty
在这次演讲中,我讲的是拙政园,但我并没有直接从拙政园开始。我小时候就喜欢读《红楼梦》,喜欢读里面黛玉、宝玉的故事,所以我就选择把《红楼梦》和拙政园联系在一起。这次比赛让我对苏州的世界遗产有了更加深层次的了解,也教会我要提炼演讲的内容,让内容更加精炼。
I talked about Humble Administrator Garden in the contest. However, I didn’t mention it directly. I’v loved reading < The Story of the Stone> since I was still a young kid. I immersed in the story of Lin Daiyu and Jia Baoyu, so I bound them together in my speech. I learned more about the heritages of Suzhou and the skills of speaking from the contest.
 
星海实验中学 初一年级 董坤朴
对我来说,苏州就是水乡。而苏州园林中,也有很大一部分和水有关。苏州园林可以非常好的体现出苏州的各种特点。在此之前,我去过很多次苏州博物馆,对于苏州的非物质文化遗产我也有所了解。这次比赛可以让我们更有兴趣了解苏州,也可以通过这次比赛让别人更加了解苏州。
In my opinion, Suzhou is a beautiful water city. Many things in Suzhou Gardens are about water. I think Suzhou Gardens represent Suzhou because they show many distinguishing features of Suzhou. I’ve been to Suzhou Museum for many times and know a little about the intangible cultural heritages of Suzhou. This contest can not only help us to be more interested in Suzhou, but also make other people who don’t live in Suzhou to know more about our culture.

评委访谈

Q: Do you think the students perform well and do you have some suggestions?
 
Christina: I think that most speeches that I saw today were very well-prepared and there was very good information that the students talked about. I think my favorite was hearing that Suzhou and Hangzhou heavens on the Earth. And my advice is when you prepare for speaking contests, make sure that you practice your presentation as well, not just prepare you’re going to say, but how you’re presenting. Don’t forget it is a presentation and a speech as well. Think about your audience and think about how you are presenting.

 
老师访谈

Q:As we know, the topic of the speaking contest is “The heritages of Suzhou——My World My City”. Do you think it is a good topic? Why do you think so?
 
 
Coach Mata
We are part of the city——None of us(Gina, Mata and the interviewers) are from Suzhou, but we hold our life in Suzhou. Suzhou gives us a opportunity to make a better life for us and for the world. We are  part of its development, its grow. This creates an opportunity for us and for school. 
Do a Suzhou Exploration——I think we need to plan a trip for all students to leave the school, go outside the classes and go see the special part of the city together and explore the city. We can come back and show what we did and then have some fun doing it.
 
Gina
It is a wonderful topic, I think. It is a good chance for you to know more about the city. We are so proud of the city.  I guarantee that even some local students, they won’t visit so many places because they think they are familiar with the city, but actually they aren’t. So we need some trips, to organize some activities, especially for IG students. That means Suzhou has not only gardens, but also has some adventures.

Q: The contest is held in Ulink College of SIP. Why do you think that they select Ulink to hold the contest?
 
Coach Mata
Good reputation——I think we actually have a good reputation. We have a nice campus, we are very convenient, we are in the middle of education center of the city and we have a very good reputation for good students. There are seven continents in the world. We have teachers from five of them. 
Gina
To know about our own traditional culture——I think Ulink is one of the best schools in Suzhou and also in China. We are special. We not only have the International culture, but also we’re really focus on our own traditional things including culture. We not focus on British culture or the system, we have teachers from all over the world. So we are mixture of the cultures and we respect all cultures from the world. And we want our students to know where are their roots. So I think it is very important by this contest and also more activities organized by us. We will have more time and opportunities to bring you out to know more about your culture, your root.
Q: What do you want to say to those students who take part in the contest?
 
Coach Mata
GOOD LUCK and believe what you are saying, and feel it in your heart, really make sure that it’s true to you. Don’t just sit there because of your speech just to win.
 
Gina
I think it’s not only a language contest. Also, through that activity, that contest, you can find your city and find yourself.

 
花絮

志愿者们早早布置好指示牌、安排参赛者签到,确保比赛的顺利开幕。

学生会的工作细致到位,指引每位参赛者顺利到达考场并确保比赛的展开。
The Student Union, Love The World Club and Ulink Focus newsroom serve for the contest during the whole period. The teachers and students worked very hard to make sure that the contest would be held successfully.

 
编辑部的成员们也全程跟踪,独家,全方位、深度而又温度报道是我们一贯的坚持。Ulink Focus记者们的专业素养也获得了Coach Mata和Gina的肯定!
The members of Ulink Focus newsroom are there to report the contest and interview the students and teachers.

是的,这就是Ulink!无论是开启新学期的宣讲招新,血脉喷张的体育赛事、精彩纷呈的活动交流,还是大咖云集的会议展览,永远少不了社团忙碌的身影。
You will not be surprised to that if you are familiar to Ulink. It is Ulink Style. The club fair of the new semester, the exciting sport games and different kinds of interesting activities or exhibitions, the students clubs are always there. 
 
初赛的园区赛程结束了,但是比赛唤起了大家对这座城市的情谊。苏州,正是这座洋溢着浓郁幸福感的城市,它的文化底蕴需要一代一代的渲染和传承,最后修炼成心。长廊走道,亭台楼阁,苏州的美,会通过这次演讲而向世界广为传扬。
The city is full of happiness. The beauty of Suzhou will be known by more people all over the world by the contest.