一、 our school
hello! my name is li yue.im a girl. im a student in grade four.now let me talk about our school.
our school is shengli primary school.there is a big building in our school.there are many teachers and students in our school.our school has many teachers offices and many classrooms.our school has a playground,a library and a canteen.look! our classroom is on the second floor, our teachers office is on the first floor. the canteen is at the school gate,
our school has a big playground. we often run ,play football and do morning exercises on the playground. in the garden, there are many beautiful flowers.they are colourful. i love these flowers.
our school has a library.there are many books in our school library. we can go to the library and read story-books. i like to read story-books.
our school has a canteen.i often eat lunch in the canteen.
our school is beautiful. we love our shool.thats all.thank you.bye!
hello! my name is li yue.im a girl. im a student in grade four.now let me talk about the time.
i get up at 6:30.i go to school at 7:05. i go home at 4:35.i go to bed at 9:00. classes begin at 8:30.its time for music class.its 9:45.its time for math class.its 2:50.its time for chinese class.its 11:05.its time for english class.its 4:20.its time for p.e. class.look, i can do:time for breakfast.drink some milk;time for lunch. have some chicken;time for dinner.eat some rice;time for p.e. jump and run;time for english.read and write;time for music.sing and dance! thank you!
hello! my name is li yue.im a girl. im a student in grade four.now let me talk about clothes. how many clothes do you know? well,i know.they are jacket,sweater,skirt,shirt , dress,jeans,pants and shorts.what colour do you like? well,i like brown jacket,white sweater,green skirt,red shirt and blue dress.i like the white sweater with the green skirt.i like the blue dress.look,i can do:
put on your t-shirt.hang up your skirt.take off your jacket. fold your dress.wash your shirt.put away your sweater. thank you!
hello! my name is li yue.im a girl. im a student in grade four.now let me talk about the farm.
what animals are on the farm?do you know?well,i know.at the farm,there are many animals.they are sheep,horses,hens,cows,lambs and goats.
what can we do at the farm?at the farm,we can feed the hens,ride a horse,milk a cow,sheer a sheep,hold a lamb.
at the farm,you can see tomatoes,cucumbers,potatoes,onions and carrots.they are fresh.and the potatoes are very big. thats all.thank you!
Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen,
By the time we are born onto this land, our own Chinese story begins. Only when we put our stories together, can we discover something new.
My mom was among the first generation in China to pick up a dual major, trade together with English. Her mom, my grandma, was a professor at the same college. And now, I am following my family’s footsteps, at the same university. I want to accomplish a dream that has been passed on for three generations.
When grandma entered college, she was in the age of prime, but education wasn’t. It was an age when China had a literacy of merely over 50 percent; it was an age when one out of eight got enrolled by a university or college; it was an age when even the top-class universities in China were not recognized by the world. It was with the aspiration of changing education for the better that my grandma became a teacher, in pursuit of teaching students at home and learning more about the abroad.
When my mother crossed the threshold of higher education into college, she was experiencing the tides of the Reform and Opening-up. It was an age when China was ready to embrace the world. With the demand for English talents staying high, she brought her talents to the field of international trade, with the hope of broadening her horizon and telling her international clients a Chinese story.
30 years later, it is already a new era when I step into the classroom where my mom and my grandma studied. The ambience in the renovated classroom is urging me to embark on a new journey; yet on the bookshelf, the books passed on since my grandma’s age is reminding me of a dream that has never changed: becoming a language scholar with a global vision, and be a good narrator of the Chinese story.
I took out my grandma’s notebook, which was already old and gray, trying to learn something new from the past. On the frontpage, wrote one of the earliest Chinese stories, taken from the Great Learning: “If you can do something new, then let it happen every day. With perseverance, every day becomes a new day.”
It was the moment when I realized that there has been something unchanged in the new era: that is always equipping ourselves with the new ideas and keep in pace with the time which never waits. Only by bearing this virtue in our minds that has inherited by the Chinese people for 5,000 years, can we gain both the confidence and the competence in telling a good Chinese story to all.
Tell the Chinese story to the Chinese people, for a new China with cultural confidence; tell the Chinese story to every global citizen, and together we build a community of prosperity, peace, and a shared future. The story of my mom, my grandma and myself will always remind me of the mission of a language learner.
I’m now crossing the threshold into a New Era, and now I fell I am ready to tell a new Chinese story to new audience. Thank you very much!
“Globalization is a conspiracy.” my South African friend, Nuhu, once told me. I was in a shock while he explained, “It’s a game that we’re forced to play by the rules set by the superior westerners.” And by learning about the drive of the original globalization, the primitive accumulation of capital, I’m convinced that enough is enough. The unequal, violent exchange should have been enough since a long time ago.
However, what we do see today is that China has risen up by selling our products around the globe and learning advanced technology from others. And Africa is also believed to be the next China, another economic hub in the near future. So, although this might be an unfair game to play like what Nuhu claims, what he fails to see is that globalization is the very ladder for nations, especially those at the bottom of the global hierarchy to climb up. This win-win globalization is not enough. We can have more of it.
But what is the backlash? We have been fearing that the tide of globalization, the outpouring of western values will undermine our own. So when the global stage is not hearing a lot from the Chinese culture and not to mention the African culture, I guess Nuhu is onto something. The globalization that amplifies some cultures while extinguishing the others should have been enough since the very beginning.
And yet that’s not the whole picture. We see that our traditional works like Sun Tzu’s Art of War being worshiped by businessmen around the globe makes us start to relook at it and appreciate it again. And the Nobel Prize awarding for Moyan’s literature leads us to reflect on the development of our villages. So in the past, only we, Chinese people protect and pass on Chinese culture; but now, the international scholars, professors or even just ordinary people all over the world who get interested in our culture are preserving it. The uniqueness not well-protected by us transforms into the diversity universally-respected by global citizens. It is because of globalization that China and its culture are truly on a global stage.
So globalization is actually an on-going process that keeps surprising us while startling those worries and fears. It’s a dynamic system that we should look for ways to utilize and enhance.
But with the Brexit and the success of Trumpism, it seems major countries are all shifting away from globalization. But just because they are slowing down, making turns and adjusting themselves instead of peddling up, it doesn’t mean they are going for anti-globalization.
We are at an unprecedented point where the world becomes ever so connected that we need to figure out the boundaries and balance between censorship and openness; sameness and differences; patriotism and global citizenship. It’s the best time that every nation should seek for a better role to play in the globalization where we should continue to make improvements on.
It’s very understandable for nations to panic and make changes but we should never quit for it’s clear to us all that globalization is the only way that we seek for co-prosperity.
Globalization is not a conspiracy planned already, but a beautifully unfinished song to be written by us all.
Enough is SO NOT enough.
someone said “we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of abook, whose pages are infinite”. i don’t know who wrote these words, but i’vealways liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want it tobe. we are all in the position of the farmers. if we plant a good seed ,we reapa good harvest. if we plant nothing at all, we harvest nothing at all.
we are young. “how to spend the youth?” it is a meaningful question. toanswer it, first i have to ask “what do you understand by the word youth?” youthis not a time of life, it’s a state of mind. it’s not a matter of rosy cheeks,red lips or supple knees. it’s the matter of the will. it’s the freshness of thedeep spring of life.
a poet said “to see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. severaldays ago, i had a chance to listen to a lecture. i learnt a lot there. i’d liketo share it with all of you. let’s show our right palms. we can see three linesthat show how our love.career and life is. i have a short line of life. whatabout yours? i wondered whether we could see our future in this way. well, let’smake a fist. where is our future? where is our love, career, and life? tellme.yeah, it is in our hands. it is held in ourselves.
we all want the future to be better than the past. but the future can gobetter itself. don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened. from thepast, we’ve learnt that the life is tough, but we are tougher. we’ve learnt thatwe can’t choose how we feel, but we can choose what about it. failure doesn’tmean you don’t have it, it does mean you should do it in a different way.failure doesn’t mean you should give up, it does mean you must try harder.
as what i said at the beginning, “we are reading the first verse of thefirst chapter of a book, whose pages are infinite”. the past has gone. nothingwe do will change it. but the future is in front of us. believe that what wegive to the world, the world will give to us. and from today on, let’s be theowners of ourselves, and speak out “we are the world, we are the future.”
I’m a happy Chinese girl, My name is WangSiwen. You can call me Alice. Nice to meet you! My English name is Alice. Today is my birthday, so I’m very happy. I’m nine years old. I have a round face and a small mouth. My eyes are not too big and not too small. And I have long black hair.
My story for today is tadpoles mummy .
Spring comes. Tadpoles are missing their mummy. They want to look for her.
A duck is coming. The tadpoles says: “mummy, mummy!” the duck say:“sorry, I’m not your mummy. Your mummy has a white belly ”the tadpoles says:“Thank you, Good-- Bye ”.
A fish is coming. The tadpoles says: “mummy, mummy!” the fish say:“sorry, I’m not your mummy. Your mummy has two big eyes ”the tadpoles says:“Thanks, Bye ”.
A turle is coming. The tadpoles says: “mummy, mummy!” the turle say:“sorry, I’m not your mummy. Your mummy has a white belly ”the tadpoles says:“Thanks a lot, See--you”.
Just then, the forg is coming, The tadpoles says: “mummy, mummy!” the forg say:“How are you, my babies ,I love you so much!”
first, i would like to know, what does your destiny offer you? happiness, wisdom, a strong body or something else. if i had asked this question to president nixon, he would probably had said,”our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.” needless to say, one of the biggest opportunities given to china is the olympic games. till now, we have used two sevenths of the preparation time. how much changes have you seen? new roads, new subway lines, public-exercising equipments with beautiful colors, large blocks of grass fields, and also lots of modern gyms which are under construction. other than those, there are even more good effects brought to us by the olympic games that cannot be seen directly. for example, more and more people will get to know china. i’m sure the mysterious chinese culture will attract them strongly. and the games will also do good to the economy and environment, for it is gaining the attention of foreign investors and the awareness of environmental protection is being strengthened. what is more, olympic games give a unique opportunity to inspire and educate a new generation of chinese youth with the olympic values and the olympic spirit. now that we have seen so many advances, could you even imagine us losing the holding rights? i’ve already said a lot about the olympics and china. but i think everyone should use some time to think of this question, ”does the olympic games have any special meaning to you?” for us, i mean the chinese youth, olympic games is a tremendous gift. because what we are waiting for is to do something significant as repaying the love given to us .the society is just like a ship, and in our dreams the captain is waving his hand and saying ”hey! come here and take the helm! ”how charming his voice is, but we have never heard of it in our true life. this morning, however, when we wake up, we will see the olympi ic games waving its hand. after chewing, most of us will have at least one plan about what to do for the olympic games. and mine is to be a “comforter” ----that is someone who will give comfort to others. at the end of my speech, i hope all the preparation will go well, and everyone will show their ability to the world. let us seize opportunities and give a big smile to challenges.
Long long ago, in a land far away, there lived a beautiful young girl.
She was very sad. Because her mother had died and her father had married again. His new wife had two ugly daughters, Esmerelda and Griselda
Soon after, her father also died and life immediately（立即） changed for the girl.
"You will be our servant（仆人）, "said her stepmother（继母）. "You will do everything we say."
"You must sleep in the kitchens." said the stepsisters.
There she had to do hard work from morning until evening, get up before daybreak（黎明）, carry water, make the fires, cook, and wash. Besides（除了） this, the sisters did everything imaginable（可以想象） to hurt her. They made fun of her. In the evening when she had worked herself weary（厌倦）, there was no bed for her. Instead she had to sleep by the hearth in the ashes（灰）. And because she always looked dusty（尘土飞扬） and dirty, they called her Cinderella.
"There are cinders（煤渣） all over your clothes!" exclaimed（喊叫） the stepmother. " Cinderella. Thats your new name. Clear these things away, Cinderella."
"Cinderella! Cinderella!" Esmerelda and Griselda said. "Oh, how clever you are, Mama!"
One day, an invitation（邀请） arrived from the palace.
"Girls, listen to this," said the stepmother. Cinderella was serving（准备） the breakfast. She listened as her stepmother read the invitation.
"The King is having a ball," she said excitedly（兴奋）. "He is looking for a wife for the Prince! Oh, my dears, this is wonderful. He will probably choose one of you, but it will be such a hard choice to make.
"Am I invited too, stepmother?" asked Cinderella.
"You! Certainly（当然） not!" exclaimed（惊呼） her stepmother. "The thought of such a thing. A scruffy servant（破旧的仆人） going to a ball, when only beautiful ladies are invited!"
"Hah! Hah!" laughed the stepsisters. "Beautiful! That doesnt include you, Cinderella!"
"You may help my two lovely girls to get ready," said her stepmother.
"Oh," said Cinderella
"We shall all have new dresses, girls, and we shall go shopping today. Clear away these things, Cinderella."
Oh, I wish I could go to the ball, thought（认为） Cinderella.
The day of the ball arrived and the whole day was spent preparing Esmerelda and Griselda. Cinderella did her best to make the sisters look pretty, but it was an impossible task.
Finally, the coach arrived to collect the girls and their mother.
Cinderella was very tired and she wandered back to the kitchens.
"Oh, I did so want to go," she sighed（叹气） as she sat down by the fire.
"Whats to stop you?" asked a voice（声音）.
"Whos that?" asked Cinderella, looking around.
"Im here by the door." A strange woman walked up to Cinderella. "I heard you the other day, wishing you could go to the ball. Well, the ball is this evening, and youre going."
"But how?" asked Cinderella. "What can you do?"
"Anything I want to," said the woman. "Im your fairy（仙女） godmother, and Im here to send you to the ball.
She sat down.
"Come now," she said. "Dry those tears（擦干眼泪）. We have work to do. I need a large pumpkin（南瓜）, two mice（老鼠） and a frog. Can you find these?"
"Yes," said Cinderella, mystified（迷惑） by the request（请求）.
"Off you go, then."
When Cinderella found all the things, her fairy godmother took them all outside.
"Now for the magic," she said. She waved（挥舞） her hands and the air began to twinkle（闪烁） and sparkle（闪光）. The pumpkin began to grow and change, until standing there was a coach.
The mice changed into two fine footmen（步兵）, the frog into the driver, and the rats（老鼠） into two beautiful horses to pull the coach.
Cinderella clapped（拍） her hands. "Its beautiful!" she cried.
"In you get," said her fairy godmother.
"But I cant go like this," said Cinderella.
"Like what?" asked the fairy godmother. "You look lovely to me."
Cinderella looked at herself. While the magic had been working on the pumpkin, it had also been working on her. Instead of her ragged（破烂） dress she wore a beautiful ball gown（晚礼服）, with glass slippers（玻璃鞋） on her feet.
"Oh, fairy godmother," said Cinderella. "Its lovely. How can I thank you?"
"By going to the ball," said the fairy godmother. "Off you go, but remember, the magic stops working at midnight（午夜）. Everything will change back then. Now go and enjoy yourself."
"Good-bye, fairy godmother," called Cinderella, as the coach swept off.
Cinderella arrived at the palace（皇宫） and walked into the ballroom. Everyone stopped and stared（看着）.
"Who is she?" people asked, including her stepmother and stepsisters.
The Prince saw her, and had eyes for no one else for the rest of the evening. Cinderella danced only with the Prince（王子）, and as the evening passed, he fell in love with her.
A clock chiming（报时） reminded Cinderella of her fairy godmothers warning（警告）. It must be eleven oclock, she thought（告知）, but she asked the Prince. "What time is it?"
"Almost midnight," he answered.
"Oh, no!" cried Cinderella. "I must go!"
"You cant. Not now," said the Prince.
"I must." And Cinderella swept out of the room, and ran out of the palace. As she ran, the clock finished chiming. Cinderellas clothes changed back into rags（破布）, and the coach and horses were nowhere to be seen.
The Prince tried to follow, but he couldnt catch up. When he reached（走到） the door, all he found was one glass slipper. He ran to the main door.
"Was a beautiful girl just driven（赶） out of here?" he asked the guard（士兵）.
"No, your Highness. Ive only seen a scruffy servant（邋遢的仆人） girl," the guard answered.
"Ive lost her," said the Prince, and he returned sadly to the palace.
The next morning, Cinderellas stepmother and stepsisters were talking about the ball.
The Prince meanwhile（同时） decided to look for the mysterious（神秘） girl he had fallen in love with. He issued（发表） a proclamation（公告）. "Whoever the glass shoe fits（合适）, shall be wife to the Prince."
The Prince and his footman（仆人） went from house to house of all the ladies invited to the ball.
He finally arrived at the stepmothers house.
"Its my shoe!" cried Esmerelda, trying desperately（穿） to pull the shoe on.
"Please, miss!" said the footman. "Your foot is too big. you will break the slipper（玻璃鞋）."
Griselda tried the shoe, but her toes were far too long.
"Is there anyone else?" asked the Prince.
"Theres only Cinderella, the maid（女仆）," said the stepmother. "But she wasnt even at the ball."
"All the ladies in the kingdom（王国） must try the slipper," said the footman.
Cinderella was called from the kitchen. Esmerelda and Griselda laughed when they saw how dirty she was. But their laughter turned to tears when they saw Cinderellas foot slide easily into the slipper.
"Oh!" they cried. "It fits!"
The Prince looked at Cinderella and realised that she was the girl that he had fallen in love with.
Cinderella took the other slipper from her pocket（口袋） and put it on.
The Prince was happy to have found her, and on a bright sunny day, he and Cinderella were married. They lived happily ever after.
“灰姑娘！灰姑娘！” Esmerelda和Griselda说。 “哦，你真聪明，妈妈！”
一个时钟报时（报时）提醒她的仙女教母的警告（警告）灰姑娘。 这必须是十一时，她的思想（告知），但她问便知。 “现在是什么时候？”
Good morning, teachers! Today, I`m very happy to make a speech here. Now, let me introduce myself. My name is Fang
Zhuojian. I`m 12. I come from Class2 Grade 6 of HengXi Primary School. I`m an active boy. I like playing basketball. Because I think it`s very interesting. I`d like to eat potatoes. They`re tasty. My favourite colour is green. And I like math best. It`s fun. On weekend, I like reading books in my room. I have a happy family. My father is tall and strong. My mother is hard-working and tall, too. My brother is smart. And I`m a good student. My dream is to be a teacher, because I want to help the poor children in the future. Thank you for listening! Please remember me!
Good morning, teachers! My name is ZhangShengdong. I`m 12 now. I`m from Class2 Grade 6 of HengXi Primary School. My English teacher is Miss Qian. She`s quiet and kind. She`s short and young. My good friend is Fang Zhuojian. He`s 12. He is strong and super. We`re in the same class. We both like English very much. I like painting , listening to music, playing computer games and
reading books. My favourite food is chicken. It`s delicious.I often do my homework and read books on Saturdays. This is me. Please remember ZhangShengdong. Thank you very much!
Goodafternoon, teachers! My name is . I`m 12. I come from Class2Grade 6 of HengXi Primary School. There are 4 people in my family. My father is tall. My mother is pretty.My sister has a long hair. And I`m a good student. However, my home is near the school, I often get up early. Because I must work hard. after school, I like playing computer games and reading books. I`d like to eat apples. They are sweet and healthy. And I like Tuesday best. We have English, music, computer and P.E. on Tuesdays. My math teacher is Miss Huang. Her class is so much fun. So my favourite class is math. And I like Chinese and English, too. This is me. An active boy. Please remember . Thank you very much!
Hello, everyone! My name is Gaoyuan. I am thirteen years old. I was born in Yixing and I live with my parents in Yixing now.
My hometown -----Yixing is a beautiful city.There are a lot of famous[’feim?s] sceneries, such as the Shan Juan cave [keiv], the Mu Li Cave and so on .The scenery [’si:n?ri] is superb
[.sju:’ p?:b] in mountains. The most famous thing in Yixing is traditional teapots. They are very beautiful. And a teapot is a very good present to send to your good friends, I am sure your friend will like it very much. But that is a little expensive.
I am lively [’laivli].I work hard at all my lessons, so I am a top student in my class. I like reading very much. I have a lot of good books, such as,and so on. I like the writer of-----Margaret Mitchell best, the novel [’n Dv?l] is very interesting, and I think the dramatis personae[’dr?m?tis p?:’ s?unai] of the novel -----Katie Scarlett O'Hara is vixenish[’viks?ni ?] .
English is my favourite lesson. My English teacher often says that it is important to learn English well, English is useful. I go along with it very much. Chinese is our mother
tongue ,we should learn it very well ,but we should learn English more earnestly [’ ?:nistli].
This is me, a lively girl. Support [s?’p ?:t] me, please?
to me march 28th was a lucky day. it was on that particular evening that i found myself at central stage, in the spotlight. winning the 21st century·ericsson cup seventh national english speaking competition is a memory that i shall treasure and one that will surely stay. more important than winning the cup is the friendship that has been established and developed among the contestants, and the chance to communicate offstage in addition to competing onstage. also the competition helps boost public speaking in china, a skill hitherto undervalued. for me, though, the competition is a more personal experience. habitually shy, i had been reluctant to take part in any such activities. encouraged by my friends, however, i made a last-minute decision to give it a try. in the course of preparation i somehow rediscovered myself, a truer me.
i found that, after all, i like communicating with other people; that exchanging views can be so much fun—and so much rewarding, both emotionally and intellectually; that public speaking is most effective when you are least guarded; and that it is essential to success in every walk of life. at a more practical level, i realized knowing what you are going to say and how you are going to say it are equally important. to take the original ideas out of your head and transplant them, so to speak, to that of others, you need to have an organized mind. this ability improves with training. yet there should not be any loss or addition or distortion in the process. those ideas that finally find their way into another head need to be recognizably yours. language is a means to transmit information, not a means to obstruct communication. it should be lucid to be penetrating.
in china, certain public speaking skills have been unduly emphasized. will it really help, we are compelled to ask, to bang at the podium or yell at the top of your lungs, if you have come with a poorly organized speech, a muddled mind, and unwillingness to truly share your views?
above all, the single most important thing i learnt was that as a public speaker, you need to pay attention, first and foremost, to the content of your speech. and second, the structure of your speech: how one idea relates and progresses to another. only after these come delivery and non-verbal communication: speed control, platform manner, and so on. pronunciation is important, yet of greater importance is this: is your language competent enough to express your ideas exactly the way you intend them to be understood? i was informed afterwards that i was chosen to be the winner for my appropriately worded speech, excellent presence and quick-witted response. in so remarking, the judges clearly showed their preference: they come to listen for meaningful ideas, not for loose judgments, nor easy laughters.
some contestants failed to address their questions head on. some were able to, but did not know where to stop—the dragging on betrayed their lack of confidence. the root cause was that they did not listen attentively to the questions. or they were thinking of what they had prepared. as i said in my speech, it is vitally important that we young people do more serious thinking ... to take them [issues like obalization] on and give them honest thinking is the first step to be prepared for both opportunities and challenges coming our way. we need to respond honestly.
a competition like this draws talented students from all over the country. and of course, i learnt more things than just about public speaking. since in the final analysis, public speaking is all about effective communication. and this goes true for all communications, whatever their setting. and the following is the final version of my speech: globalization: opportunities and challenges for chinas younger generation thirty years ago, american president richard nixon made an epoch-making visit to china, a country still isolated at that time. premier zhou enlai said to him, your handshake came over the vastest ocean in the world—twenty-five years of no communication. thirty years since, china and america have exchanged many handshakes. the fundamental implication of this example is that the need to communicate across differences in culture and ideology is not only felt by the two countries but many other nations as well.
as we can see today, environmentalists from different countries are making joint efforts to address the issue of global warming, economists are seeking solutions to financial crises that rage in a particular region but nonetheless cripple the world economy, and politicians and diplomats are getting together to discuss the issue of combating terrorism. peace and prosperity has become a common goal that we are striving for all over the world. underlying this mighty trend of global communication is the echo of e. m. forsters words only connect!
with the it revolution, traditional boundaries of human society fall away. our culture, politics, society and commerce are being sloshed into one large melting pot of humanity. in this interlinked world, there are no outsiders, for a disturbance in one place is likely to impact other parts of the globe. we have begun to realize that a world divided cannot endure. china is now actively integrating into the world. our recent entry to the wto is a good example. for decades, we have taken pride in being self-reliant, but now we realize the importance of participating in and contributing to a broader economic order. from a precarious role in the world arena to our present wto membership, we have come a long way. but what does the way ahead look like? in some parts of the world people are demonstrating against globalization. are they justified, then, in criticizing the globalizing world? insteadof narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor, they say, globalization enables the developed nations to swallow the developing nations wealth in debts and interest. globalization, they argue, should be about a common interest in every other nations economic health. we are reminded by karl marx that capital goes beyond national borders and eludes control from any other entity. this has become a reality. multinational corporations are seeking the lowest cost, the largest market, and the most favourable policy. they are often powerful lobbyists in government decision-making, ruthless expansionists in the global market and a devastating presence to local businesses. for china, still more challenges exist. how are we going to ensure a smooth transition from the planned economy to a market-based one? how to construct a legal system that is sound enough and broad enough to respond to the needs of a dynamic society? how to maintain our cultural identity in an increasingly homogeneous world? and how to define greatness in our rise as a peace-loving nation? globalization entails questions that concern us all. like many young people my age in china, i want to see my country get prosperous and enjoy respect in the international community. but it seems to me that mere patriotism is not just enough. it is vitally important that we young people do more serious thinking and broaden our mind to bigger issues. there might never be easy answers to those issues such as globalization, but to take them on and give them honest thinking is the first step to be prepared for both opportunities and challenges coming our way. this is also one of the thoughts that came to me while preparing this speech.
The struggle of the youth is the most beautiful奋斗的青春最美丽
Friends, do you know what is meant by life? And what is meant by the"struggle of the youth"?朋友，你知道什么叫生命吗?你知道什么叫做奋斗的青春吗?
We know, there are many examples about the struggle of the youth appearingin the films we see, in the songs we listen, and in the friends we meet.我们知道，有许多关于青春奋斗的例子出现在我们看的电影中、我们听得歌曲中、我们遇到的朋友中。It is most startling to hear awatch or clock clicking away the seconds, each click indicating the shorteningof one's life by a littlebit.最令人触目惊心的一件事，是看着钟表上的秒针一下一下的移动，每移动一下就是表示我们的寿命已经缩短了一部分。Likewise, with each pagetorn off the wall calendar, one's life is shortened by anotherday.再看看墙上挂着的可以一张张撕下的日历，每天撕下一张就是表示我们的寿命又缩短了一天。Time, therefore, islife.因为时间即生命。Nevertheless, few people treasure their times as much as theirlife. 没有人不爱惜他的生命，但是很少人珍惜他的时间。Time must not be wasted if you want to do your bitin your remaining years or acquire some useful knowledge to improve yourself, sothat your life may turn out to be significant andfruitful.如果想在有生之年做一点什么事，学一点什么学问充实自己，使生命有意义，不虚此生，那么久不可浪费光阴。So, chose to work hardin your youth.所以，在你的年轻之际选择奋斗吧。
Friends, speak up your mind, and do what you want todo!朋友，喊出你心中所要喊出的声音吧，做出你心中所要做的事情吧!In short, hurry up to give full play to thelife bestowed on you by Nature, and hold aloft a torch to offer a little lightto the world, for, otherwise, your young limbs will begin to rot, your brilliantbrain will be dulled and your enthusiasm will cool off. It will be too late tomend总之一句，赶快表现出造物所给你的生命，在这个世界上举起一点光明的火花来，不然你的少年肢体要腐烂了，你的灵魂的头脑就要呆笨了,你的热情就要冷却了，那时什么都迟了，什么也来不及了。
Friends, bring your youthful vitality and life into full play right now andhere!朋友，在现在这一刻这一个地方，把你的青春的力，你的生命变现出来吧!
Once upon a time, there was a mouse father. He wanted to marry his daughter to the greatestperson in the world.
But, who was the greatest person in the world? Oh! The sun! He must be the greatest personin the world. The mouse father went to talk to the sun.
“Hello! Mr. Sun. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry mydaughter?”
“What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the cloud. If he comesout1, I’ll be covered.”
The mouse father went to talk to the cloud.
“Hello! Mr. Cloud. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry mydaughter?”
“What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the wind. If he comesout, I’ll be blown away2.”
The mouse father went to talk to the wind.
“Hello! Mr. Wind. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry mydaughter?”
“What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the wall. If he comesout, I’ll be stopped.”
The mouse father went to talk to the wall.
“Hello! Mr. Wall. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry mydaughter?”
“What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is YOU, the mouse.”
“The greatest person in the world is … mouse?”
“Yes, the greatest person in the world is mouse. See?3 If mouse comes out, I’ll be bit!”
The mouse father was very happy. He finally knew mouse was the greatest person in the world.He would marry his daughter to the handsome mouse next door.