今年推普周主题是 “大力推行和规范使用国家通用语言文字，助力全面建成小康社会”。我们演讲的主题是 “推广普通话，共筑中国梦”。
Dear teachers and schoolmates,
The theme of the promotion week this year is “promoting and standardizing the use of the national common language to contribute tothe building of a well-off society in an all-round way.” And today our topic is “promoting the use of Putonghua, building a Chinese dream together”.
Every early morning, when we walk into our school, the voice of chanting is from far to near. The sound of reading is loud as well as clear, just like the gurgling water, taking away the sorrow and tiredness from our mind; also it is like bursts of spring rains nurturing every life and comforting every heart. After listening carefully, we will discover that it is a sincere patriotic heart of Zhuge Liang in the classic text named “Chushibiao”, it is a distinctive patriotic heart of Lu Xun in the well-known reminiscent prose ——“Mr. Tengye”, it is also the growth of Yingzi in the novel filled with reminiscences——“Father’s flowers withered”, and there are many sets of Chinese elite texts. In the repeating on countless mornings, in and out of class, our schoolmates talk with each other politely, coherently, logically and clearly. Obviously, reading classical texts subtly upgrades personal cultivation and develop good morality.
When we get out of the school and get into the community, language learning becomes a part of our lives.When we walk on the road while foreigners come to ask for directions, there is no obstacle for our communication. Our humorous talk, good manners and normative pronunciation all leave others a good impression. When we introduce the history and places of interest to tourists in Hangzhou, our clear articulation and graceful behaviors all highlight the good manners of Hangzhou citizens. When we are out of Hangzhou, at a higher platform, our fluent expressions and calm self-restraint help us to express our requests, making ourselves move further and further. This is where the charm of language lies, and it narrows the distance between people so that people from all over the world can be more united. It is the embodiment of traditional Chinese culture and it improves the quality of our own as well as carries forward the traditional virtues.
Let’s continue to study the Chinese culture, promote Putonghua not only to increase exchanges between places and strengthen the links between peoples, but also to enhance our own cultural heritage to be courteous and gentle. In ordinary language learning, we should read the correct pronunciation aloud and articulate the standard pronunciations. We would also read more classics in order to improve our literary heritage, letting literature be in our own accumulation so that “elegance will come out of knowledge inside.”
Therefore, we should promote Putonghua, strengthening Chinese language learning and enriching Chinese traditional culture. Let’s join hands and work together for the Chinese dream!
Thank you for listening! Class 9, Grade 9.