2015.11.21
第68回高知県中学英語弁論大会 中学3年暗唱の部 2位入賞!!


 11月15日(日)に高知大学朝倉キャンパスにて行われた、第68回高知県中学校英語弁論大会の暗唱の部において、本校中学3年生の宮本竜也君が2位に入賞しました。
 
 宮本君は”Not just a boxer”というタイトルで、モハメド・アリの人生についての英文を暗唱しました。流暢な発音に加えて、発話の一つ一つに堂々とした存在感があり、見事入賞を果たしました。



Muhammad Ali. Not Just A Boxer.

 

Muhammed Ali is best known for his boxing…  But he was much more than just a boxer he was also a very smart man.  And although he didn't speak English the same way most people do he made a lot of sense and raised some interesting points…  This is part of a television interview he did in England...

 

I'm not just a boxer, I do a lot of reading, a lot of studying, a lot of traveling.  I travel to different countries and look at how the people there live, and I learn.  And I always ask my mother, I say Mother "How come is everything white?".  I say why is Jesus white with blonde hair and blue eyes why is the lords supper all white men, angels are white.  I said to my mother " mother when we die do we go to heaven?"  she said " naturally we go to heaven." I said " well where were all the black angels when they took the pictures?".  Anyway I was always curious I always wondered why tarzan was the king of the jungle and he was white. I saw a white man swinging through the jungle in a diaper.  Here is tarzan talking to the animals and the africans have been there for centuries and can't talk to the animals. Miss America was always white, Miss world was always white, Miss universe was always white. And they have things called white house cigars, white swan soap, king white soap, white cloud tissue paper, white tornado floor wax everything was always white and the angel food cake was the white cake and the devil food cake was the chocolate cake.  Why is everything white, even the president lives in the white house! Snow white is white, mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.  And everything bad was black the ugly duckling was a black duck, the black cat is bad luck and if I threaten you I'm gonna black mail you why don't they call it white mail they lie too!!  I was always curious and this is when I knew something was wrong!  I went to the olympics and I won a gold medal!!  I was so proud standing up there with my medal the american national anthem was playing beat a Russian and a Pole.  I thought I am going to help my people now. I am the olympic champion I done whipped the world for America I am going home and I am going downtown to eat.  So I went home and went downtown and I went into a restaurant sat down and ordered a coffee and a hotdog.  And the waitress said " I'm sorry we don't serve negroes."  and I was so mad I said " I don't eat them either!" 

 

  Muhammed Ali was very interested in African American rights and equality… Not just a boxer.  Thank you for listening.