古语云：穷则变、变则通。当今时代是一个充满变化与创新的时代。青少年们应该如何做准备，逐梦未来呢？在近日举办的英特第十五届外语节TED外文演讲比赛中，初三组的选手们围绕“A past to remember, a present to celebrate, a future to generate”这个主题侃侃而谈，各抒己见。学生们以不同话题、不同角度诠释了对于古、今、未来的理解。有的选手借亲人之爱，展现家人的陪伴如何支持自我成长，有的选手以历史为鉴，描绘充满希望与光明的未来。尽管演讲内容不同，每一位选手的演讲都能展现出英特学子缜密的思维，丰沛的感情，和深厚的家国情怀。
When my English teacher first suggested that I do this speech, my initial reaction was to tell her, "No way I'm doing that! It's way too nerve-racking!" Because standing on stage and facing so many people, including teachers, I was sure that no matter how long I practiced, my words would come out all jumbled. But deep inside, I knew that was no excuse. I also knew that I needed to step outside my comfort zone for once. So, I said yes instead.The work it took was actually easier than I anticipated, though the actual speech is just as hard. Many people tell me that if I'm nervous on stage, I should imagine I'm telling it to a close friend. Sometimes it works, but most of the time, I'm too nervous to even imagine things. So when that happens, I find the best way is to just face the situation: you're standing alone on the stage, there are hundreds of people watching you. So what's the worst thing that can happen? You don't say a word and you leave. What's the best that can happen? Everything goes without a hitch, and everyone enjoys themselves.As the old saying goes, "Leap and the net will appear." Sometimes we don't actually take the leap, and that's why things go wrong. Sometimes we think of ourselves too much (like how it might be so embarrassing) and forget why we actually do it in the first place: to tell people important things they need to know or to make them smile.Remember it, and you'll be fine.
I am incredibly honored to receive this award, and I would like to thank the organizers and examiners for recognizing my efforts. This recognition means a lot to me, and it serves as a reminder that hard work and dedication do pay off.I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported me along the way, especially my English teacher Jessica who has believed in me and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Without her support, I would not have such an award today.When I first started writing my text, I never imagined I would be rewarded. I firmly believe that passion, perseverance, and hard work can lead to extraordinary results. I will cherish the award and use it as motivation to encourage myself and continue my English learning.
I am extremely honored and grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. This recognition is not just a personal accomplishment, but a tribute to the unwavering support and encouragement of all those who have been a part of my journey.I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt appreciation to them, especially to Miss Yu and Miss Li. And I look forward to continuing to participate in this competition in the future.