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Hong Kong Speech Festival

70th Hong Kong Speech Festival Updates

  • Materials packages for the Speech Festival (including Facial Expression Video Demos) are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase/pre-order and can only be purchased by members of the Elite Member Academy(EMA) (No access on the Elite Kids site)
  • By joining the academy, you will get UNLIMITED access to FREE teaching demo videos by Wendy and exercises with a focus on Writing, Reading, Grammar and other aspects of English.
  • Membership gives you free access to Speech Recital skills practice NOW and unlimited access to English teaching by myself on PARTS OF SPEECH, READING COMPREHENSION, and much more, as well as lots of practice materials! You get all of these for a membership fee of only HK$ 800 (US$ 100), equivalent to what private tutors charge for one session—outstanding value for money—considering the huge amount of material covered.
  • Speech Festival period is from 19 Nov to 19 Dec 2018. Deadline of submission of entry forms: 19 Sep at 5pm (online) / 18 Sep at 5pm (in person). If you need help with registration, please contact your child’s school or contact info@elite-kids-hk.com 
  • Only materials for SOLO VERSE (Open and Non-Open) will be offered this year. Strictly NO Prose Speaking/Reading, Choral Speaking, and others.
  • Materials for Open N1 Age 5-6 and Girls and Boys Non-Open P1-3 will be available. Materials for Primary 4 to Secondary will be strictly by request only. Lead time for production of materials is 2 weeks after payment confirmation.
  • Wendy will be unable to answer personal Whatsapp messages. Please direct all questions to info@elite-kids-hk.com
  • Information about any add-on preparation packages will be posted in the EMA site in September.
  • Find more information about the 70th HK Speech Festival at https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/speech-festival/hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-english-speech/

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 My Essential Materials Package (SOLO VERSE only)

The package includes:

  • MP3 audio recital of the poem 
  • Clear guidelines in PDF format with visuals (photos/links to videos) to help students understand the poem
  • A portion of the proceeds are donated to charity

Please beware of tuition centres who 'claim' to have experience but in fact have no idea about technique and other aspects of the speech festival requirements. Read Parent Reviews


Get this SOLO VERSE Tips & Strategies book   when you purchase a materials package!

HKSMSA Solo Verse Syllabus 2018 
(for information only)

Solo Verse Speaking Open

N1

Out in the Desert 
by Charles Causley

Ages 5 - 7

N2

Going Upstairs
by Celia Warren

Age 8

N3

Greedy Dog
by James Hurley

Age 9

N4

The Train from Loch Brane
by Philip Hawthorne

Age 10

N5

The Shark
by Lord Alfred Douglas

Age 11

N6

Letters to the Three Pigs
by Clare Bevan

Age 12

N7

The Stork and the Fox
by Julia Donaldson

Age 13

N8

  Mid-term Break
by Seamus Heaney

Age 14

N9

How to Cut a Pomegranate
by Imtiaz Dharker

Age 15

N10

Fairground
by Elizabeth Jennings

Age 16

N11

  It was Long Ago
by Eleanor Farjeon

Age 17

Solo Verse Speaking Non-Open
GIRLS

Primary

20

Montague Michael
by Anonymous

P1-2

21

The Swing 
by Robert Louis Stevenson

P1-2

22

The Snowman
by Anonymous

P1-2

23

A Butter Bother
by Graham Denton

P3

24

  The Song of the Naughty Fairies
by Clare Bevan

P3

25

Lion
by Celia Warren

P3

26

Grudges
by Judith Nichols

P4

27

The Greatest of Them All
by Clive Webster

P4

28

The Whistler
by June Crebbin

P4

29

Clowns
by Margaret Mahy

P5

30

Please Mrs Butler
by Allan Ahlberg

P5

31

  Jack Frost in the Garden
by John P. Smeeton

P5

32

  Alone in the Grange
by Gregory Harrison

P6

33

The Dream of the Cabbage Caterpillars
by Libby Houston

P6

34

Twin Trouble
by Anne Harvey

P6

Secondary
(by request only)

35

  The Word Party
by Richard Edwards

S1

36

Spells
by James Reeves

S1

37

When My Dad Watches the News
by Coral Rumble

S1

38

  Playgrounds
by Berlie Doherty

S2

39

  Lost Magic
by Brian Moses

S2

40

My Dog
by Vernon Scannell

S2

41

Mrs Goodwin's Part-time Job
by Marian Swinger

S3

42

  Creative Writing
by Marian Swinger

S3

43

Sally
by Phoebe Hesketh

S3

44

One
by James Berry

S4

45

 A Feather from an Angel
by Brian Moses

S4

46

The Housemaid's Letter
by Clare Bevan

S4

47

Hide and Seek
by Vernon Scannell

S5

48

A Crow and a Scarecrow
by Carol Ann Duffy

S5

49

  Rain on Dry Ground
by Christopher Fry

S6

50

  The Sounds of Earth
by Julie O'Callaghan

S6

Solo Verse Speaking Non-Open
BOYS

Primary

51

The Joy of Socks
by Wendy Cope

P1-2

52

  A Good Play
by Robert Louis Stevenson

P1-2

53

The Cave

by Tony Mitton

P3

54

  I Wish I Was a Pirate
by Tony Bradman

P3

55

  Dad's Hiding in the Shed
by John Foster

P4

56

The Vikings
by John Whitworth

P4

57

Supermarket
by Felice Holman

P5

58

  Silly Old Baboon
by Spike Milligan

P5

59

The Mystery Space Beasts
by Wes Magee

P6

60

  Todd the Backyard King
by Clare Bevan

P6

Secondary
(by request only)

61

Homework
by Russell Hoban

S1

62

An Old Plot of Land
by Clive Webster

S1

63

An Alien Ate My Homework
by Kaye Umansky

S2

64

Gran's Xi
by John Kitching

S2

65

Dracula
by Jackie Kay

S3

66

  The Way Through the Woods
by Rudyard Kipling

S3

67

  Our Ditch
by Brian Moses

S4

68

The Tunnel
by Brian Lee

S4

69

Kenneth
by Wendy Cope

S5

70

  The Works 3 – Chosen
by Paul Cookson

S6


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