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CFAU Students Win Championship and First Prize in Beijing Final of “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition

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The Beijing final of the 23rd China Daily “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition was held at the Central University of Finance and Economics on December 9th, 2017. Delegates from China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Ding Qingjun, a freshman, and Xiao Xiaoxiao, a sophomore, from the Department of English and International Studies, competed with 31 other contestants from 20 plus colleges and universities in Beijing. In the end, Ding Qingjun won the championship and made it to the national final in 2018, and Xiao Xiaoxiao ranked 5th,,winning the first prize. 


The competition was divided into three rounds; a three-minute prepared speech on a given topic, a two-minute impromptu speech and a two-minute question-and-answer session. The two delegates from CFAU did an excellent job during the competition. Xiao Xiaoxiao impressed the judges and audience with her vivid and fluent speeches in the first two sessions and her excellent responses in the third session. Ding Qingjun gained approval from all judges due to her impressive prepared speech, distinctive impromptu speech, quick responses, and her composed manner.   


Co-hosted by China Daily and Coca-Cola Greater China, and organized by 21st Century English Newspaper, China Daily “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition has become one of the most prestigious events of its kind in China with its great participation since its creation in 1996,. Despite the fact that the final in Beijing sees the fiercest competition among all regional contests, students from the Department of English and International Studies, CFAU, brought honor to our university with their brilliant performance.  

Congratulations go to Ding Qingjun and Xiao Xiaoxiao! Special thanks go to the speech team for their innovative practices, the Department of English and International Studies training center for their pre-competition guidance and training, as well as other departments of CFAU for their strong support!  





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