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FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

RULES AND GUIDELINES

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • 1.1 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.

    • 1.2 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.

  • 2.0 AIM

    • 2.1 To encourage the development of oral communication skills among pupils or students

    • 2.2 To promote the use of the English language

    • 2.3 To promote better understanding amongst young people

  • 3.0 ELIGIBILITY

    • 3.1 This competition is divided into 2 categories:

  • primary school

    secondary school

    • 3.2 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.

    • 3.3 This competition is open to all students of government-aided schools from Form 1 to Form 5 only.

    • 4.0 PRIZES

      • 4.1 Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winners.

      • 4.2 Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participants.

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    5.1

    The competition is divided into two sections, as follows:

    Section 1

    :

    Prepared Speech

    -

    any topic

    Section 2

    :

    Impromptu Speech

    • 5.2 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 5 th minute and a final bell at the 6 th minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

  • 5.3 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 2 nd minute and a final bell at the 3 rd minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

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

  • 6.0

    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.

    • 6.2 Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet.

    • 6.3 Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote.

    • 6.4 The decision of the judges is final.

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    6.6

    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 the

    Is

    subject

    matter

    of

    the

    speech

    suitable and

    substantial?

     
    • 6.6.1.2 Is the speech original and intelligent in its exploration of the subject?

    • 6.6.1.3 Does the speaker develop the argument and the line of thought logically and effectively?

    • 6.6.1.4 Is there a satisfactory conclusion which lends a sense of finality to the speech?

    • 6.6.1.5 the

    Does

    speech

    carry a worthwhile and convincing

    message?

    • 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?

      • 6.6.2.2 Are tone, pace, pauses and projection effective?

      • 6.6.2.3 Does the speaker avoid distractions?

      • 6.6.2.4 Is the speaker’s style confident, fluent and natural?

      • 6.6.2.5 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?

    • 6.6.3.2 Does the speaker express his views with conviction and / or humour?

    • 6.6.3.3 Are the speaker’s remarks accurate, relevant, interesting and lucid?

    • 6.6.3.4 Does the speaker use clear, correct, simple and fluent speech?

    • 6.6.3.5 Does the speaker’s impromptu speech vary greatly from the prepared speech?

    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

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    FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS ADJUDICATION FORMS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA 5 SCORESHEET PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

    FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

    ADJUDICATION FORMS

    FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS ADJUDICATION FORMS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA 5 SCORESHEET PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

    MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

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    SCORESHEET

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

       

    Prepared Speech

    Impromptu Speech

    PENALTY

       

    Prepared

    60 marks

    40 marks

    (max.

    5 marks)

    C

    Speech

    (6 mins)

    (3 mins)

    O

    Subject

    Use of

    Subject

    Use of

    sensitive

    N

    Matter

    Language

    Matter

    Languag

    issues

    T

    TOPIC

    (30 m)

    (30 m)

    (20 m)

    e

    touched,

    E

    (20 m)

    below or

    TOTAL

    PLACIN

    S

    Originality, dev. of

    Clear, correct,

    Wide knowledge of

    above

    T

    ideas, continuity,

    simple and fluent

    global affairs,

    Clear, correct,

    stipulated

    A

    N

    depth of knowledge, within time allocation

    speech, language easy to hear and understand (over-

    sincerity, credibility, spoken with conviction, accurate,

    simple and

    fluent speech

    time,

    stipulated

    exclusions

    T

    dramatic gestures

    relevant, interesting,

    under

    discouraged)

    lucid remarks

    competition

    Marks Time Mark Time s 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
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    Mark
    Time
    s
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    10.
    11.
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    13.
    14.
    15.
    16.
    Judge’s Name :
    Signature :
    Date :
    FREQUENCY COUNT

    PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION PRIMARY / SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______

     

    JUDGE

    FINAL

    PLACING

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    PLACING

     

    CONTESTANT NO.

     

    1

               

    2

               
    3 4 5 6 7 8
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8

    Position

    Name

    Signature

    Judge 1

    Judge 2

    Judge 3

    Judge 4

    Judge 5

    Date

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    RESULTS

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    RESULT

    PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION PRIMARY / SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______

    PLACING

    CONTESTANT NO.

    STATE / SCHOOL

    FIRST

       

    SECOND

       

    THIRD

       

    Position

    Name

    Signature

    Chief Judge

       

    Judge 1

       

    Judge 2

       

    Judge 3

       

    Judge 4

       

    Date

       

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