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I remember when I was in 4th year high school, I’ve practiced my declamation speech for a week, and the performance they arrived, my speech is entitled- Am I to be blamed? Here are some lines of the speech:
“They're chasing me, they're chasing, no they must not catch me, I have enough money now, yes enough for my starving mother and brothers. Please let me go, let me go home before you imprisoned me.”
These were the few lines of my declamation piece. And these few lines are the only lines that my teacher let me perform. I was shocked when she said: okay, you’re done, sit down, you have your grade. When I look at my paper, my grade is 94. I was thinking then, how she gave me that grade already without even letting me finish at least a half of my piece. When I was on my sit, my friend told me- “You haven’t finished at least a paragraph of your speech, right?”, and I just nod.
I feel bitter; when she let my honored classmates finished their speech and have a grade of 98, 99 or 100. I know I am not really good in English but I feel so downgraded because of what happened. I feel that my effort in practicing my speech, my movements, everything to have a grade same as those honored students, turned into nothing.
From that experience, I tend to have the feeling that nobody wants to hear me or watch me perform. I became too shy and unconfident of myself. That is why in school, they say I’m too quiet. I don’t usually recite unless I was called, but when it comes to written exams or assignment, my grade is good.
I just give my best, wishing that someday when it comes to such things, someone will appreciate my work already. But as a student keeping your mouth shut in class will not lead you to excellence. For example, me, I am not good in speaking or pronunciation words, even in spelling. I’m just good in solving mathematical problems on my paper. That’s it. But it’s not enough that I’m good with that because there are a lot of students...
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