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J

This is a great speech. I really love this piece and your style, especially your style. Please write more. :-)

And this is also a good exercise. Two learners whom I asked to read this are now thinking of writing their own speeches in English. You're way more influential than I am. (They've read all of mine but never said things like that!) :-(

Did you find anything different in writing a speech? If so, how is it different from, say, writing essays and journals?

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22:20

Aya

Thank you for such a great compliment.
It's so honorable to receive such a comment from my favorite speech writer whose "Tea Drinker" and "Dear 990ers" I often practice reading aloud.

> Did you find anything different in writing a speech? If so, how is it different from, say, writing essays and journals?
Well, it felt different in a sense that I had to stay more focused on whom this speech will be addressed, i.e. the teacher who's leaving. But it also worked positively to obtain inspiration to organize my thoughts, rather than a case of writing essays and journals whose audiences are usually anonymous with profiles I'll never know. I might as well write a new post on the difference ;-)

I truly appreciate your constant encouragement, J.  

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22:50

J

BTW, I didn't mean to encourage you, Aya. I just meant to extol you. :-)

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23:14

Aya

What I can say here is just "Thank you". I really mean it, J.

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23:30

Aya

コメントありがとうございます!
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>豪華メンバーの中の大輪のおふたり
。。。になれるよう今からエステでも。服もどうしよう。いやそうでなくて(笑)、企画内容を磨いてみなさんに楽しんでいただけるよう準備します。当日は私がトチらないよう祈ってて下さい! 

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A fictional speech at a farewell party that never took place

First of all, I'd like to mention that it's an unparalleled opportunity for me to say a few words on behalf of so many people who truly adore our respectable teacher. I'm not really sure if I deserve such an honor, but will try my best decently displaying my wholehearted gratitude, hoping that she would recognize the very extent to which my English speaking ability has been improved. The only wish I have here is that she would at least appreciate my gut to face this challenge to speak in front of those who are willing to scrutinize my spoken English.

I first met her about three years ago. Having finished most of the classes in other school that I used to go to, I was somewhat burned out or undermotivated to English language learning. Plus, due to schedule conflict and limited class availability, I had no option but to retake the class I had already taken, so I wasn't expecting much from the new class. Also, I was confident in my English ability which was unreasonably enough to make me assure myself that the class should be rather easy just as a warm-up exercise before going back to the track on which I had been on.

On Day 1, I entered a classroom to find four other learners already seated talking cheerfully, to my huge surprise, in very fluent English. It never occurred in my previous English language learning contexts. Then a teacher came in saying "Hello, let's get started!" in a clear, vibrant, yet amiable voice. I have to admit that I didn't realize that the class was over until she was wrapping up the lesson saying "That's all for today. Thank you very much". It's not that I couldn't understand the class nor was totally left behind, but her lesson was so smooth in great pacing that I simply concentrated on what she was trying to teach.

One of the memorable moments is the time when I neglected to do my homework. Unlike other teachers, as soon as she found out that my workbook was totally blank, she said "OK, do it next time. Otherwise, it'll cost you ;-)" with a beautiful smile in a very, very scary tone. And it DID. I soon realized that I had no choice but to do whatever she told me to. I knew that I was not a teachable-type student, but it was never a problem for her. I gradually fitted into the class and end up absorbing what was being taught at full stretch.

It's been always a pleasure and joy to learn from her. I just want to say thank you, and appreciate all of her contributions which have helped me to be a better English language user. Everybody here knows that it'll be our huge loss that she's leaving the school, but she already left us much more than we could ever expect from an English teacher. Passion, devotion, enthusiasm, and all the consequence they would bring, which she had showed us as an English language learner. Thank you, Aya. We wish you way more than luck in your bright, blissful, rewarding future career.



Thank you, guys. Keep learning!

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J

This is a great speech. I really love this piece and your style, especially your style. Please write more. :-)

And this is also a good exercise. Two learners whom I asked to read this are now thinking of writing their own speeches in English. You're way more influential than I am. (They've read all of mine but never said things like that!) :-(

Did you find anything different in writing a speech? If so, how is it different from, say, writing essays and journals?

04

06

21:51

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04

06

22:20

Aya

Thank you for such a great compliment.
It's so honorable to receive such a comment from my favorite speech writer whose "Tea Drinker" and "Dear 990ers" I often practice reading aloud.

> Did you find anything different in writing a speech? If so, how is it different from, say, writing essays and journals?
Well, it felt different in a sense that I had to stay more focused on whom this speech will be addressed, i.e. the teacher who's leaving. But it also worked positively to obtain inspiration to organize my thoughts, rather than a case of writing essays and journals whose audiences are usually anonymous with profiles I'll never know. I might as well write a new post on the difference ;-)

I truly appreciate your constant encouragement, J.  

04

06

22:50

J

BTW, I didn't mean to encourage you, Aya. I just meant to extol you. :-)

04

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23:14

Aya

What I can say here is just "Thank you". I really mean it, J.

04

06

23:30

Aya

コメントありがとうございます!
わざわざブログを探してお立ち寄りくださりありがとうございます。メールアドレスの件はお手数をおかけしました。今度、別のものをお伝えしますね。

天満さん主催の4/29TOEICまつり、お申込み下さりありがとうございます。「TOEIC講師・ドリームチーム」に交じって準備に加わることがすでに、私の勉強になっています。全員で出し物(天満さんがこう呼びます ^^)を鋭意企画中ですので、ぜひご期待下さい。

>豪華メンバーの中の大輪のおふたり
。。。になれるよう今からエステでも。服もどうしよう。いやそうでなくて(笑)、企画内容を磨いてみなさんに楽しんでいただけるよう準備します。当日は私がトチらないよう祈ってて下さい! 

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