May 27, 2022


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Constance, a high school student from Mauges, brings English to the pinnacle of discourse

If rhetoric is the art of persuasion, eloquence is the art of public speaking. And practicing it in a foreign language is very challenging. Constance Madrid-Gailot takes it wonderfully and is now ready to scale to the rest of the world.

It all started in the classrooms of Dom-Sordis Public High School in Pueblo-en-Majs. His English teacher, Charlotte Juliet, decided to involve her two students from the first European exam in a national discourse competition..

On Saturday, March 26, it confronts high school students in Angers, especially from various institutions in Maine-et-Loire, Hérault and Val-d’Oise. In the salons of the Presidency of the County Council, Constance won the first prize.

“The Biggest Match”

His speech is built around his parents, their desire to convey positive emotions to overcome the obstacles of life. First national victory.

He will therefore represent France at the International Public Speaking Contest (IPSC), an international competition held in London. “Unfortunately, considering the health environment, this competition cannot be held face to face. This will be done on video, Says Charlotte Juliet.

The author mentions that The English Speaking Union (ESU) International Speech Competition is the largest public speaking competition in the world.It currently covers more than half a million young people in more than 50 countries. “.

Selected final

So, from May 9th to 13th, as usual and through the screen, Charlotte will be with other young people from all over the world every day, but various professionals will also be coming with her through workshops.

He will face two new pre-selection stages. For one of them, she again had to produce a text on an imposed theme. For others, it may be a question of creating a new three-minute text from a theme and quote, after a quarter of an hour of preparation and without assistance.

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After discussion, a panel of judges will select six to twelve candidates to participate in the finals of the competition. A beautiful business card and a beautiful curriculum vitae are being built for this young McCoyrois, he later plans. “I travel using multiple languages”.