Good morning everyone! My name is Jie Lidi. Today, my topic is: “Confidence”. As we all know, failure is the mother of success. But What I want to say is that success is the child of confidence. Without confidence, things can become negative and uncomfortable. I remember, during an English class, I wanted to make a sentence using the word "listen". I should have said: "I listen to the Voice of America" but I was too nervous and said "I listen to the Noise of America". Everybody in the class laughed. Since then I wanted to train myself to be confident. Now, confidence makes me brave and courageous. Take this speech for example. I wanted to enter this competition, but I would feel very embarrassed if I made mistakes. Just then, I thought about my dream. My dream is to become a scientist when I grow up. If I am not confident, how can I overcome difficulties I face? If I am not confident, how can I succeed in developing myself in the future? I will do it! Today, I am making a speech in public and I feel proud and confident!
I am sure, in the future, with confidence, I will go forward-always forward. Confidence will make my dreams come true!
Last week was the 4th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition at CCTV. Many contestants, judges and audiences were present. Among the children group contestants, there was a boy. He was from Wuhan City, Hubei Province and wanted to be a scientist. Yeah, that is me, Jie li di. Now, I am going to tell you my feeling about this competition.
As you see, the scientist always expresses his ideal clearly. First, I want to say that it’s my pleasure to meet so many friends, such as “computer master”-Yu Li, “hard scoring goal”-Jing Yunan, “crazy guy”--Zhang Bo and so on. We were creative, humor, and enjoyable. We talked each other, congratulated each other, and cheered each other.
Then, as you know, I have learned a lot from the competition. For example, when I was standing on the stage, I was tense at beginning. I knew the best way is relaxation and confidence. I said to myself. Come on, brave fellow. It is a piece of cake, and gets it. Then I felt at home and did a good job. When you feel lost, you must believe yourself--hold on! That is my experience.
Last but not least, I want to thank for Outlook English Magazine give me this opportune to learn English, to make friends. Have wonderful time in the competition. I really enjoy it and cherish it. It is possible that I can’t describe all my feeling in this article. If you really want to know more about this contest, why don’t you come, too?