good morning teachers and fellow students. today we would like to introduce a few favorite books to you.
my favorite book is (italian: cuore). this is a diary written by an italian boy enrico. the diary is about his life and study. it included various touching stories that happened around enrico, the mottos taught by his parents, as well as the wonderful ten "monthly" stories told by his teacher during the class. every word in the chapter describes the word "love". from patriotism to friendship, and to the love between parents and child -- really touching.
this novel taught me how to love, and how to learn from love. i really like this book very much. how about you? what is your favorite book?
my favorite book is . have you read it before?
oh, i haven’t read this book before. what is it about?
well, it is a story of a rich girl who maintained her noble character after the bankruptcy of her father. the story is happy ending.
can you tell us why you love this book so much?
sure. it is because the story taught us to be brave and to face the challenges and difficulties with courage. i am deeply impressed by the strength and perseverance of the little princein the story. i have decided to learn from her from now on.
oh i see, the story sounds very good. i cannot wait to read this book as well.
I have a dream that one day every vally shall be exalted， every hill and mountain shall be made low， the rough places will be made plain， and the crooked places will be made straight， and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed， and all flesh shall see it together.
Wow， what a dream it has been for Martin Luther King. But the changing world seems telling me that people gradually get their dreams lost somehow in the process of growing up， and sometimes I personally find myself saying goodbye unconsciously to those distant childhood dreams.
However， we meed dreams. They nourish our spirit; they represent possibility even when we are dragged down by reality. They keep us going. Most successful people are dreamers as well as ordinary people who are not afraid to think big and dare to be great. When we were little kids， we all dreamed of doing something big and splashy， something significant. Now what we need to do is to maintain them， refresh them and turn them into reality. However， the toughest part is that we often have no ideas how to translate these dreams into actions. Well， just start with concrete objectives and stick to it. Don’t let the nameless fear confuse the eye and confound our strong belief of future. Through our talents， through our wits， through our endurance and through our creativity， we will make it.
Hold fast to dreams， for if dreams die， life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams， for when dreams go， life is a barren field frozen with snow. So my dear friends， think of your old and maybe dead dreams. Whatever it is， pick it up and make it alive from today.
Honourable judges， ladies and gentlemen，
Good afternoon! Today I would like to talk about the importance of keeping optimistic。 When we encounter difficulties in life， we notice that some of us choose to bury their heads in the sand。 Unfortunately， however， this attitude will do you no good， because if you will have no courage even to face them， how can you conquer them? Thus， be optimistic， ladies and gentlemen， as it can give you confidence and help you see yourself through the hard times， just as Winston Churchill once said， “An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity。”
Ladies and Gentlemen， keeping optimistic， you will be able to realize， in spite of some hardship， there’s always hope waiting for you， which will lead you to the ultimate success。 Historically as well as currently， there are too many optimists of this kind to enumerate。 You see， Thomas Edison is optimistic; if not， the light of hope in his heart could not illuminate the whole world。 Alfred Nobel is optimistic; if not， the explosives and the prestigious Nobel Prize would not have e into being。 And Lance Armstrong is also optimistic; if not， the devil of cancer would have devoured his life and the world would not see a 5-time winner of the Tour De France。
A rose may be beautiful， or maybe not; that depends on your attitude only， and so does success， so does life。 Hindrances and difficulties do exist， but if you are optimistic， then they are only episodes on your long way to the throne of success; they are more bridges than obstacles! Now I prefer to end my speech with the great British poet Shelley’s lines: “If winter es， can spring be far behind?” Thank you!