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Keelung Customs Holds English Speech Contest

461215493771.jpgIn order to improve Customs officers’ English communication and public speaking skills as well as to select representatives for the upcoming Golden Rudder Cup English Speech Contest marking the 60th Maritime Festival, Keelung Customs held the 2014 English Speech Contest at its head office on June 9, 2014.

Chaired by Deputy Director Judith Han, the speech contest was participated by a total of 18 officers from almost every Office, Division or Branch under Keelung Customs. Each contestant delivered a three-minute speech on one of following topics assigned by the organizer:

1. From global warming to environmental protection;

2. A word that has changed the world;

3. My vision for the future development of Keelung Port;

4. A person that influences me the most;

5. Happy moments in my life.

After intense competition, the speech contest wrapped up with a great success, and the top six place winners are: Ms. Keeley Lai from Import Division (First Place); Ms. Julia Ho from Legal and Seizure Affairs Division (Second Place); Ms. Annie Lo from Import Division (Third Place); Ms. Wonder Wang from Inspection Division (Fourth Place); Ms. Mindy Hsieh from Inspection Division (Fifth Place); Ms. Katy Tsai from Mobile Inspection and Audit Division (Sixth Place). All these winners will represent Keelung Customs to participate in the Golden Rudder Cup English Speech Contest to be held on June 30, 2014 and participated by representatives from CIQS (Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security) agencies and relevant associations in Keelung City.

The top three place winners were presented NT$3,000, NT$2,000 and NT$1,000 by Deputy Director Han on the spot respectively. Besides, all of the six winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition by Director Chiao-Shang Liao at the Customs’ next regular Meeting.

The three judges gave attendants valuable suggestions and useful tips for making speeches in public. They highly praised the participants’ fabulous performances, and encouraged them to practice more so as to excel in English public speaking.

In the closing remarks, Deputy Director Judith Han pointed out that holding this English speech contest is very meaningful as it can help bring Customs officers’ English proficiency into a new dimension. In the meantime, she also urged all of the customs officers present to study English persistently and encouraged them to attend the English class conducted by Keelung Customs’ International Customs Affairs Task Force so as to comprehensively improve their command of English language.

News Contact: Mr. Hsu
Tel: 02-24202951ext1101

  • Publish Date:2014-06-12
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