Speech Contest 課題文(8.31一部修正しました）
11月28日(日)本選実施「KGPS English Speech Contest」の課題文を公開しました。
■課題文PDFは↓↓↓ ※8/31 小3の部を一部修正しました
Kindergarten ① “The Frog Prince”
A frog heard a princess crying. He said, “Why are you crying?” She said, “I dropped my golden ball into the pond.” The frog said, “If I get your ball for you, will you be my friend?” The girl promised him, and suddenly he turned into a handsome prince! The two became good friends and lived happily ever after.
( 59 words )
Kindergarten ② “The Fox and The Grapes”
One hot summer day a Fox was walking in an orchard and he found a bunch of Grapes on a vine. “Just the thing to satisfy my thirst.” He ran and jumped but missed the bunch. Again and again he tried but he couldn’t get it. At last he had to give up, and walked away saying, “I’m sure they are sour.”
( 67 words )
1st Grade ① “King Midas and the Golden Touch”
Midas was a king in a faraway country. He wanted to be very rich, so he made a wish. He wished that whatever he touched would turn to gold. His wish was granted and King Midas began to touch everything he could see. He touched rocks, flowers, and even animals! There was gold everywhere! However, when he tried to eat, his food and drink turned to gold, too!
Midas was very sad, so his daughter tried to comfort him. When he touched her, however, she turned to gold, too! Midas began to cry and wished that he could be normal again. His new wish was granted. Now Midas was truly happy.
( 111 words )
1st Grade ② “The Gingerbread Man”
One day, an old woman made a gingerbread man and baked him in the oven. But suddenly, the gingerbread man jumped out of the oven and ran away shouting, “Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” As he ran he passed a horse, a pig, and a cow too, but they couldn’t catch him.
Soon he came to a river. A sly fox said to him, “I can take you across.” The Gingerbread Man rode across the river on the fox’s back. However, when they got to the other side, the fox tossed him into the air and gobbled him all up.
( 110 words )
2nd Grade ① “Jack and the Beanstalk”
Once upon a time, a boy lived with his mother. Their only possession was the mother’s golden ring.
His mother said, “Go sell this ring at the marketplace.”
Jack went. On the way, however, he met a strange man who offered to give Jack magic beans for the ring. Jack agreed.
When Jack got home, his mother was furious and threw the beans outside. Jack went to bed sad.
The next morning, the beans had grown into a huge beanstalk! Jack climbed it and saw a castle. He sneaked in and found a magic hen that laid golden eggs. Jack grabbed the hen and began to go back to the beanstalk, but suddenly he heard a loud voice.
“FEE FI FO FUM!!! THERE IS A STRANGER IN MY CASTLE!” A giant! Jack ran, but the giant chased him.
Down the beanstalk Jack went. When he reached the ground, he grabbed his axe from the house and began chopping at the beanstalk. Chop! Chop! Chop! Jack chopped through the beanstalk and it toppled over with the giant. Jack and his mother lived happily ever-after with the magic hen.
( 191 words )
2nd Grade ② “The Three Pigs”
One day, three pigs decided to move into the forest.
In the forest, they each made a house. The Little Pig used straw, the Medium Pig, sticks, and the Big Pig, bricks.
However, in the forest there was a terrible and greedy wolf. One day, the wolf found the Little Pig in the straw house! He knocked on the door.
“Mr. Pig, can I come in?” he said. The scared little pig, said, “No, you can’t!” The wolf said, “Then I’ll blow your house down!” And he did, and ate the Little Pig.
Soon the wolf found the house of sticks. He knocked and said, “Mr. Pig, can I come in?” But the Medium Pig said, “No, you can’t!” The wolf blew down the house and ate him too.
Next, the wolf found the house of brick. He knocked on the door and said, “Mr. Pig, can I come in?” But the Big Pig said, “No, you can’t!” The wolf smiled and said, “Then I’ll blow your house down!” He tried and tried to blow the house down, but he couldn’t because the bricks were too strong.
The wolf gave up, and the Big Pig lived happily in the forest.
( 203 words )
3rd Grade ① “Severn Suzuki Speech”
I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak for the starving children and countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to go.
In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see. Did you have to worry about these little things when you were my age?
All this is happening before our eyes but we act as if we have all the time we want and all the answers. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the answers, but neither do you! You don’t know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream or how to bring back an animal now extinct and you can’t bring back the forest that once grew where there is now a desert. If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!
I’m only a child but I know we are all part of a family and we all share the same air, water and soil – borders and governments will never change that. I’m only a child but I know we are all in this together and should act as one world towards one goal. If all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and helping the environment, what a wonderful place this earth would be!
You teach us to respect others, to share and to not be greedy. Then why do you do the things you tell us not to do? You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in. I challenge you, please make your actions reflect your words.
( 297 words )
3rd Grade ② “Malala Speech” ※8/31 下線部を修正しました
Dear brothers and sisters, Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy, and every girl who has raised their voice for their rights. I am here to speak up for the right of education for every child.
Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword” was true.
Today, we call upon the world leaders to change their policies in favor of peace.
We call upon the world leaders to protect women and children’s rights.
We call upon all governments to ensure free education for every child.
We call upon all communities to be tolerant.
We must not forget that millions of people are suffering from poverty, injustice and ignorance. We must not forget that millions of children are out of school. We must not forget that our sisters and brothers are waiting for a bright, peaceful future.
Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child’s bright future and we will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education for everyone. No one can stop us. We will speak for our rights and we will bring change through our voice. We must believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the world.
So, let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education First.
( 300 words )