At 7:00 p.m. on November 10th, 2017, the first English recital contest of School of General Engineering (SGE) was held in Room D1120, New Main Building. The English recital contest was organized by Student Union of SGE. Wen Dongsheng, Dean of SGE, Wang Zhihong, lecturer of Advanced English, Sebastian Wandelt, lecturer of computer programming and design, Sun Xiaoqian, Growth Mentor, served as judges. Zhao Haiyun, Vice Dean of SGE, Zhao Qiudi from Office of General Affairs, Zhou Siqi, counselor, attended this contest. All freshmen of SGE watched the competition.
There were 11 contestants in the English recital contest. They showed distinctive personalities through different and brilliant contents and styles. Their abundant contents ranging from English version of traditional Chinese poem Guanju with rich culture knowledge, excerpts of the childlike "The Little Prince", declaration of an ambitious engineer to improvising speech on “Magic”, along with iambic tones, harmonious gestures, gave audience a visual, auditory, sensory feast. After fierce competition, Li Tianhao won the first prize, Zhang Jingzhi, Zhang Jingwen and Zhang Hexuan, the second prize, Han Shaohang, Gao Rui and Zheng Jia, the third prize. Finally, this competition ended with thunderous applause.
Wen Dongsheng, Dean of SGE, warmly congratulated all the students who participated in the competition. He pointed out that the progress made by all students had been very gratifying, and he was very surprised and excited. He also encouraged the students to participate in various activities more actively to continue polishing up themselves and display excellent performance to all people.
This English recital contest improved students' confidence and the competence of oral expression, and helped students to know some basic skills of English recitation. We sincerely hope that they can keep working hard in the future and put the philosophy of SGE – studying both Chinese and Western knowledge and keeping in line with international standards – into practice.