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FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 Through public speaking competitions, it is hoped that awareness is created among pupils or students on the importance of the English language. Public speaking is an essential part of most jobs and at some point, all of us will have to give a speech in public to inform, to persuade or to inspire others.

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AIM 2.1 To encourage the development of oral communication skills among pupils or students To promote the use of the English language To promote better understanding amongst young people

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ELIGIBILITY 3.1 This competition is divided into 2 categories: 3.2 primary school secondary school

This competition is open to pupils of government-aided schools from Year 4 to Year 6 only. Year 3 pupils are allowed to participate if they are from under enrolled schools. This competition is open to all students of government-aided schools from Form 1 to Form 5 only.

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PRIZES 4.1 4.2 Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winners. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participants.
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COMPETITION RULES 5.1 The competition is divided into two sections, as follows: Section 1 Section 2 5.2 : : Prepared Speech Impromptu Speech any topic

For Section 1 (Prepared Speech), contestants are to observe the following rules: 5.2.1 Primary school contestants will deliver a prepared speech on a topic of their choice for 4 to 6 minutes. 5.2.2 Secondary school contestants will deliver a prepared speech on a topic of their choice for 6 minutes. 5.2.3 A warning bell will be sounded at the 5th minute and a final bell at the 6th minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

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For Section 2 (Impromptu Speech), contestants are to observe the following rules: 5.3.1 Contestants are given a topic four minutes before they are due to present the speech. 5.3.2 All contestants speak on the same topic. 5.3.3 The time allocated for the impromptu speech is three minutes. 5.3.4 A warning bell will be sounded at the 2nd minute and a final bell at the 3rd minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

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The topic for the Impromptu Speech will be prepared and provided by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.

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ADJUDICATION 6.1 A panel of at least 3 or 5 judges will be appointed for all the rounds at all levels. The competition at the national level will be judged by a panel of 5 judges, appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education. Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet. Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote. The decision of the judges is final.
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Individual marks will not be disclosed. The judging criteria for both the Prepared Speech and the Impromptu Speech are on two aspects as follows: 6.6.1 Subject Matter 6.6.1.1 Is the subject matter of the speech suitable and substantial? Is the speech original and intelligent in its exploration of the subject? Does the speaker develop the argument and the line of thought logically and effectively? Is there a satisfactory conclusion which lends a sense of finality to the speech? Does the speech carry a worthwhile and convincing message?

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6.6.2 Use of Language 6.6.2.1 Is the message or point of view conveyed in clear, correct, comprehensible and appropriate language? Are tone, pace, pauses and projection effective? Does the speaker avoid distractions? Is the speakers style confident, fluent and natural? Does the speaker: .. use ineffectual repetitions e.g. Ladies and Gentlemen? .. use pompous and condescending language? .. overdramatize? .. make awkward pauses? .. over depend on notes, reading, shuffling palm cards? .. use inappropriate quotations?
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.. make jokes that are irrelevant or inappropriate? 6.6.3 Additional judging criteria for the Impromptu Speech include the following: 6.6.3.1 Does the speaker demonstrate the ability to think clearly and creatively? Does the speaker express his views with conviction and / or humour? Are the speakers remarks accurate, relevant, interesting and lucid? Does the speaker use clear, correct, simple and fluent speech? Does the speakers impromptu speech vary greatly from the prepared speech?

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Note: The winners from the previous year may participate in the current year but the prepared text must not be an exact replica. This concept paper is valid until further notification or revision from the Ministry of Education and can be used at all levels for competitions organized by the Ministry.

Division of Co-curriculum and Arts Ministry of Education, Malaysia

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ADJUDICATION FORMS

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

SCORESHEET

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION (PRIMARY/SECONDARY) NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______


C O N T E S T A N T Prepared Speech TOPIC Prepared Speech 60 marks (6 mins) Subject Use of Matter Language (30 m) (30 m)
Originality, dev. of ideas, continuity, depth of knowledge, within time allocation Clear, correct, simple and fluent speech, language easy to hear and understand (overdramatic gestures discouraged)

Impromptu Speech 40 marks (3 mins) Subject Use of Matter Language (20 m) (20 m)
Wide knowledge of global affairs, sincerity, credibility, spoken with conviction, accurate, relevant, interesting, lucid remarks Marks Time Clear, correct, simple and fluent speech

PENALTY (max. 5 marks)

Marks

Time

sensitive issues touched, below or above stipulated time, stipulated exclusions under competition guidelines infringed

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RESULTS

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

RESULT
PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION PRIMARY / SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______

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