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第202回例会(英語)

2020_06_07.JPGToday, we have marked the 202th regular meeting. We'd like to thank current members, old members, guests and all the people supporting our club.
The state of emergency declaration has been lifted, but we still have to be on alert for the coronavirus, so today's meeting was also held online. Today we had two guests from overseas. Yesterday, it rained heavily in Tokyo and we had a great time talking about the weather. The weather is a good topic for communicating with people from abroad.

■Today's word
At the beginning of the meeting, one of participants announces "today's word". Speakers can build up practical vocabulary by trying to use today's word in their speeches.
The word of the day was Energetic.

■ Prepared speech session
A prepared speech is made based on the speech manual written by toast masters international. Speakers have to make a speech along purposes in the manual such as "logical speech" and "effective way of speech". The manual gives us specific advices. Achieving the purposes step by step allows you to improve your speaking skill.
Normally, there would be three speakers, but today, one person was suddenly absent and two people gave speeches.

(TM S-san) Title : What we learned from staying at home.
S-san learned three important things during his homestay. And he introduced them.
・Society is supported by many different jobs.
・Normal day is priceless.
・My wife's support
S-san's speech was concise and easy to understand, and was based on his own experience.

(TM T-san) Title : Do you know Phonics ?.
Phonics is one of the ways to make the regularity between spelling and pronunciation explicit and to facilitate the learning of correct reading in English. T-san, who used Phonics to teach English to children, introduced us to Phonics with the help of illustration cards and actual pronunciation.

■Table Topics session
Table Topics is impromptu speech. A facilitator for Table Topics gives a title of speeches and assigns a speaker. The speaker have to organize his/her idea and make a two-minute-speech on the spot. Quick response ability can be improved through the Table Topics speech.
Title
1 Please tell us your energetic experiences in your life.
2 Please tell us your relationship with your wife during the homestay.
3 Please tell us what your tips for giving an energetic speech.
4 Please tell us your energetic experiences in your life.
5 Please tell us your big change of environment in your life.

■Evaluation session
In the evaluation session, evaluators previously assigned describe good points and area for an improvement and encourage speakers to make more effective speeches. Evaluators have to listen to the speech carefully and are qualified the ability to analyze good points and area for an improvement quickly. Even if you are not evaluator, evaluator-like- listening is a good training to be a good speaker.

■Award session
The best speaker of each session, prepared speech, table topics and evaluation, is chosen by all participants voting and is awarded for his/her best speak. Congratulations!