London PSC Final Report

“Mapping the Global Future”
The Final in London on 19th May 2006

Left: Andrea standing next to Valerie Mitchell, Director General of the ESU, and the competitors from Brazil, Argetina, Georgia and Moldova.

Andrea Aliz Sip?cz was one of the two representing Hungary. She writes ... "it was the best week that I have ever had in my life!

It was a great competition, an excellent event, and I met nice people from all over the World. I got a number of new friendships and experiences.. and it also helped me to improve my English."


WINNER
Konstantin Lazutin - RUSSIA – ST PETERSBURG - Starvation

RUNNER UP
Arty Papageorgio - NEW ZEALAND - Parrot the Parrot

BEST NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER
Sergiu Stefan - ROMANIA – BUCHAREST - Self Extinction



FINALISTS
Juan McLean - ARGENTINA
The Die is Cast
Olivia Bible - AUSTRALIA
The United Nations of Innovation
Yoel Bitran - CHILE
The Four Corners of the Empty Tank
Laxman Phansalkar - INDIA
A Vision for the Future
Saranya Kathirvel - MALAYSIA
The Future in the Hands of Teenagers



The theme of the International Public Speaking Competition 2006 was …

“Mapping the Global Future”

The ESU International Public speaking Competition is one of the most successful and far-reaching international programmes. It has three overall objectives:

1. To give young people practical experience in the fundamental skills of public speaking.
2. To provide a focus for the learning of effective English and communication skills among young people in countries where English is not the first language.
3. To give students from a variety of countries and backgrounds a chance to meet, exchange views and form friendships.

A big thank you to our sponsors:

Oxford University Press, under Jobbagy Ilona, sponsoring for the fourth time this year www.oup.com

MacMillans, under Vanik Petra, also sponsoring for the fourth time this year www.macmillan.hu

Cambridge University Press, under Gyorgy Mariann, sponsoring for the second year www.cambridge.org

Pearson-Longman, under Douglas Allan, sponsoring for the first time this year www.pearson.com