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Commencement

 

  

 

 

Introduction:

 

Hello, everyone, welcome to FOLXTEN, Let's Talk Hot. I am Hadassah.

Should auld acquaintance be forgotten and days of auld lang syne...when it comes to this song, what's running through your head immediately? The emotional lyrics are popular when it is time to say goodbye to friends, especially in graduation days. In our campus, it's high time that senior students took photos in memory of their college life, jumping or yelling. And you may be caught by the lens of cameras by accident. This is graduation time. And speaking of graduation, an annual graduation ceremony is indispensable.

The graduation ceremony itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation. The University and the School will hold a graduation ceremony respectively. The 17th graduation ceremony of Foreign Language School of Xiangtan University is going to be held in the Foreign Language School Building on June 5th. Generally speaking, like every ceremony, the 17th graduation ceremony will start with the host's announcement and introduction of the guests as well as the senior students. And the ceremony should have a theme, so the head master will give a speech and the representative of teachers will also give a speech, followed by the representative of senior students. Then music starts. The presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year. Then there are photos to be taken. The whole process is a solemn one and the faculty will usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as will the degree candidates.

That's all about the graduation ceremony, and let's come to our voice.

 

Our voice:

Hadassah: Hello, this is FOLXTEN, we are making an interview about graduation ceremony. Are you a senior student?

Tom: No, I am a freshman.

Hadassah: Ok, imagine you are a senior student, and you are going to graduate, what would you like to say to your friend?

Tom:Let me see.Now,we are going to graduate and then go to differencities.It will be hard to meet you again,my friends.Thank for accompanying me 4 years and helping me a lot.Keep in touch with me if you have any difficulties.I wish you have a good future.That is all,thank you.

Hadassah: Hello, this is Folxten, we are making an interview about graduation ceremony. Do you have any friends who are going to graduate soon?

Jack: Yes. My tutor is going to graduate.

Hadassah: What’s your feeling?

Jack: I feel a little sad, because he is a great tutor, nut for the graduation, I feel expectant.

Hadassah: Thank you very much.

Hadassah: Hello, this is Folxten, we are making an interview about graduation ceremony. Can you share with us your idea about graduation?

Sunny: In my memory, graduation is not the time to say goodbye. It is also a new beginning of the next period.

Hadassah: What do you know about the college graduation ceremony?

Sunny: Being apart with our friends and classmates is temporary. Next time we meet each other we will live a better life and share our different colorful experiences with each other.

Hadassah: Thank you very much.

 

Hot discussion

Kelly: Hello, everyone. Welcome to Folxten, let’s talk hot. I am your hostess, Kelly. Today will be a meaningful day, because we have invited our old friends, Windy, and she was our former general editor of our program. After several days, she will graduate from Xiangtan university and enter Hunan university to further her study. Ok, now, let’s have some time for her to say hello to all of you guys.

Windy: Hello, I am Windy. Hey! Kelly.

Kelly: Long time no see, Windy. I heard that the test oral defense had an end on May 20th, can you share some feelings about it to us?

Windy: Yeah, to be honest, I have been nervous for several days before oral defense. As we all know that the results will influence our graduation. So every one of us attached great importance to it. At that time I was not confident about the quality of my own paper, then I was so afraid of being failed. I thought it was so embarrassed if being failed, also, being failed will affect my enrollment to Hunan University for undergraduate education. However, during oral defence, I became calm and relaxed as I found that it was not as scarery as I thought. Teachers just patiently pointed out the problem in our papers and gave us advice to make our papers better. The atmosphere was so comfortable. So I want to tell next-generation graduates, You don't have to be worried. All you should do is to revise your paper again and again and to be familiar with your contents in case that teachers will ask some questions about details.

Kelly: En-huh. Actually, we are the next generation graduates. And I think our junior students will accept your advice because it also has been emphasized by some teachers for a long time. So after the defense, there will be a graduation ceremony, or we can say the commencement. Have you ever dreamed of the commencement? And what does it like in your dream?

Windy: Of course I have dreamed about it. In my dream, my family and my good friends will attend my graduation ceremony which can be regarded as a milestone in my life, which means I have a four-year quality college life, which means that I am a qualified graduate. I want to share the best moment with my beloved people. Also I want to get hugs from the president of our university, the dean of our college and many professors, teachers, and then take photos with them and hope getting some advice from them. And before entering college, I even dreamed about my boyfriend's confession of love for me on that day, but now it seems impossible because I don't have one, haha, regret.

Kelly: Haha. Don’t be so regret. That means you will have a better guy to meet. I hope that you will have a tall, handsome, even wealthy boyfriend in the future. After all, the bread will have of, the lover will also have of. You may need to believe that you will meet the guy you love and loves you too one day. Turn back to the point, last semester, we had a class called intercultural communication. We talked about the differences between the Chinese and Western commencement. I ‘d like to know which one do you prefer? And why?

Windy: In Western ceremony, many family members will be there to share this joy and pride; all students participate in the open ceremony; some famous entrepreneurs will be invited to make speeches and give the graduates the last lesson before they enter the society. In China, the graduation ceremony goes silently, that is, graduates spend that moment with their classmates, the speakers are always president and graduates. I prefer the western style, I think it more interesting and significant. But I hear that this year, we can invite our families to attend our ceremony, that's really a happy news.

Kelly: wow, that’s a big difference compared to previous commencement in our Xiangtan university. To be frank, I agree with your opinion, because I prefer the western ceremony too. I know that our foreign language institute is going to hold a commencement for our own students this year. It is the first time that we have this big event. What’s your attitude towards it?

Windy: There is no such a suitable place to hold all graduates, so not everyone has the chance to attend. If our college hold a commencement, the dean can give the diplomas to every graduate by himself, it will be great honor for us.  And because we are familiar with many students and teachers, there will be more time for us to chat, to do what we like. Also, teachers in our college are those who know us best, so they can put forward advice which are the most beneficial to us.

Kelly: yeah, I agree. When I heard the news from the dean, I was really excited, but I don’t know why. Perhaps it is because that if you have one, we will have it, too. So after the commencement, what will you do next? Have a job? Or have a trip?

Windy: Actually I will have a three-month holiday. In the first two month, I will find two parttime jobs: home teacher, parttime seller to see which job I prefer and which one fits me more. job experience is really important. I hope through the two month I can have a rough idea about my future career. And I will spend the rest accompanying my family. Since I went to college, they seldom have had time with me. I know they miss me and I miss them,too.Maybe I will have a family trip, and the destination has not been determined yet. That is my general plan for this summer holiday.

Kelly: Good plans. Hope you have a nice holiday. Actually, we are sad for your graduation. We don’t want to say goodbye to you. But all good things will come to an end. So in this joint, do you have some words for the audience and us?

Windy: OK, first of all, to you, I want to say, I am really grateful to be friends with U guys, I spent two years in Folxten, it is really a good platform to improve our language ability. Today I am here, as an interviewee, I can see that U all have made big progress, I am really happy for U. And hope U get bigger progress.

To the audience, I want to say, everyone of U should be clear that what kind of life you want. Set goals for yourselves and try your best to reach them. Cherish the days you study with your classmates, your teachers, cherish the chances of helping others, cherish the people who are always be with U. Wish U a good future.

Kelly: Thanks for your words. It is also a happy thing for us to make friends with u. You are so kind and excellent. We can study a lot from you. Although we have to say goodbye to each other today, we still have the friendship. I believe both of us will treasure it. I hope we can meet with each other one day. Ok, this is the end of today’s let’s talk hot. Hope Windy has a bright future and our program, too. Goodbye.

Windy: Goodbye.

        

                              Interviewed by Kelly(余青霞)

                   Edited by Kelly(余青霞) and Hadassah(莫春艳)

 

 
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