I Am Chinese 我是中国人 演讲稿
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这篇英文演讲稿很好地使用了演讲的修辞手段:比喻、排比、设问等,加强了文章的气势,词语运用自如,精彩的句子比比皆是,例如:Our problems are big, but our ambition is even bigger, our challenges are great, but our will is even greater,等等。这篇演讲曾在上海外国语学院附中International Week举办的英语演讲比赛中获得一等奖。
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, 

I am Chinese. I am proud of being a Chinese with five thousand years of civilization behind. I've learned about the four great inventions made by our forefathers1. I've learned about the Great Wall and the Yangtze River. I've learned about Zhang Heng(张衡)and I've learned about Zheng He(郑和).Who says the Yellow River Civilization has vanished(消失)?I know that my ancestors have made miracles(奇迹)on this fertile land and we're still making miracles. Who can ignore the fact that we have established ourselves as a great state in the world, that we have devised our own nuclear weapons, that we have successfully sent our satellites into space, and that our GNP ranks No. 7 in the world? We have experienced the plunders2 (掠夺) by other nations, and we have experienced the war. Yet, based on such ruins, there still stands our nation----China, unyielding and unconquerable!

I once came across an American tourist. She said, “China has a history of five thousand years, but the US only has a history of 200 years. Five thousand years ago, China took the lead in the world, and now it is the US that is leading.”My heart was deeply touched by these words. It is true that we're still a developing nation, but it doesn't mean that we can despise (鄙视) ourselves. We have such a long-standing history, we have such abundant resources, we have such intelligent and diligent3 people, and we have enough to be proud of. We have reasons to say proudly: we are sure to take the lead in the world in the future again, for our problems are big, but our ambition (雄心) is even bigger, our challenges (挑战) are great, but our will is even greater. 

I am Chinese. I have inherited (继承) black hair and black eyes. I have inherited the virtues4 of my ancestors. I have also taken over responsibility. I am sure, that wherever I go, whatever I do, I shall never forget that I am Chinese!

Thank you.

上海外国语学院附中高二(1)班 张湘敏


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1 forefathers EsTzkE     
n.祖先,先人;祖先,祖宗( forefather的名词复数 );列祖列宗;前人
参考例句:
  1. They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left. 它们是我们祖先留下来的最宝贵的文化遗产。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. All of us bristled at the lawyer's speech insulting our forefathers. 听到那个律师在讲演中污蔑我们的祖先,大家都气得怒发冲冠。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 plunders ebce1c80766ebfac635a0684372159f9     
掠夺,抢劫( plunder的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  1. It promiscuously plunders other languages and delights in neologisms. 它杂乱地掠夺其它语言,并以增加新词为乐。
  2. The most formidable trade union system attacks a city throughout history plunders in you grasp. 有史以来最强大的工会系统,攻城掠地尽在你掌握之中。
3 diligent al6ze     
adj.勤勉的,勤奋的
参考例句:
  1. He is the more diligent of the two boys.他是这两个男孩中较用功的一个。
  2. She is diligent and keeps herself busy all the time.她真勤快,一会儿也不闲着。
4 virtues cd5228c842b227ac02d36dd986c5cd53     
美德( virtue的名词复数 ); 德行; 优点; 长处
参考例句:
  1. Doctors often extol the virtues of eating less fat. 医生常常宣扬少吃脂肪的好处。
  2. She delivered a homily on the virtues of family life. 她进行了一场家庭生活美德方面的说教。
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