Good afternoon to members of the floor.
Before I start with my speech, allow me to ask a very simple question. Have you guys ever complaint about your school, your teachers, or being a student? I think mostly 99.99% of you guys may say yes. We actually complain when we face challenges or difficulties. And today, I am going to put forward three points of challenges I faced of being a student. Firstly, which I think it is also the most important, pressure of sitting examinations. Frankly speaking, the preparation is somehow a tough one if someone really wants to pass with flying colors. We have to make sure that we always pay full attention in the class. I feel upset if I do not score well in any tests or exams. Also, I think the pressure actually comes from our education system. The Asian-style of learning is very rigid. We sit below the stage and are suppose to listen and absorb every single word the teachers have said. No space is allowed for us to think and to be creative. We memorize essays to score better. We study because of exams, because of scholarships, or even because to get a better job in the future. However, at most of the time, western countries students learn with interest. They do a lot of outing when learning. They learn with their five senses. It makes them to think, to digest and to be more creative. And I really admire the way they learn. Let’s just imagine how nice it would be if there are no exams! Next, I think peer pressure is also making me mad sometimes. I found that teenagers nowadays like to compare. We compare about our results, activities involved, luxury goods, or even friendship sometimes. I think school is somewhere we suppose to gain knowledge and to learn communicate with others. Friends indeed are people to whom we can always complain and to share the happiness with. However, it will not be perfect in that way. Problems always occur whenever something is linked to people. For an example, we are jealous when a friend has a...
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