70th Hong Kong Speech Festival
Training and Preparation to Excel
*Materials and coaching service can only be purchased by members. Subscribe NOW!

Essential Materials Package
(For SOLO VERSE only)

Clear Poem Guidelines (PDF) + Poem Demo Video (mp4)

Most materials for Primary 1 to Secondary are NOW AVAILABLE! See list of available poems below.

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  • Helps students to understand the poem better
  • Demonstrates how to do the suggested facial expressions and body language
  • Shows voice variation (tone/stress/emphasis) and technique (pausing/pace)
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    Teaches poetic devices (such as rhyming/rhythm/similes)
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    Plus other helpful tips for a winning performance!

What is the Essential Materials Package?

Sample Materials

I CAN SEE YOU NOW by Eric Finney

Individual WhatsApp Coaching (Optional Add-on)

Individual feedback for a maximum of three (3) recorded video recitals of the poem

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    One-to-one coaching tailor made to help the student improve performance and bring out individual talent and potential!
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    Recorded VIDEO feedback done online via WhatsApp by a coach trained by the Elite Kids Teacher Academy

Pricing

Open N1 - 3 / Non-Open Primary 1 - 3

Essential Materials Package Only

US$ 113 (~HK$ 888)

Essential Materials Package + WhatsApp Coaching Bundle

US$ 201 (~HK$ 1,576)

Open N4 - 6 / Non-Open Primary 4 - 6

Essential Materials Package Only

US$ 126 (~HK$ 988)

Essential Materials Package + WhatsApp Coaching Bundle*

US$ 226 (~HK$ 1,776)

Open N7 - 11 / Non-Open Secondary

Essential Materials Package Only

US$ 151 (~HK$ 1,188)

Essential Materials Package + WhatsApp Coaching Bundle*

US$ 264 (~HK$ 2,076)

Poem Selection Service (Optional Add-on)

Make use of this service to select the most suitable poem based on the student's ability.

How it works: We'll send the original texts of the poem options for the student's age/grade level then the student will send an audio recital of the poems. We'll send back our recommendation.


Poem Selection Service

US$ 32 (~HK$ 250)

Available Materials

OPEN

Out in the Desert

Ages 5-7

Open N1

Out in The Desert

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Age 8

Open N2

Going Upstairs

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Age 11

Open N5

The Shark

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Age 13

Open N7

The Stork and the Fox

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

NON-OPEN GIRLS

Montague Michael

Primary 1-2

Non-Open Girls 20

Montague Michael

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

The Swing

Primary 1-2

Non-Open Girls 21

The Swing

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

The Snowman

Primary 1-2

Non-Open Girls 22

The Snowman

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Butter Bother

Primary 3

Non-Open Girls 23

A Butter Bother

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

The Song of the Naughty Fairies

Primary 3

Non-Open Girls 24

The Song of the Naughty Fairies

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Lion

Primary 3

Non-Open Girls 25

Lion

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 4

Non-Open Girls 26

Grudges

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 4

Non-Open Girls 27

The Greatest of Them All

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 4

Non-Open Girls 28

The Whistler

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 5

Non-Open Girls 29

Clowns

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 5

Non-Open Girls 30

Please Mrs Butler

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 5

Non-Open Girls 31

Jack Frost in the Garden

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 6

Non-Open Girls 32

Alone in the Grange

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 1

Non-Open Girls 35

The Word Party

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 1

Non-Open Girls 36

Spells

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 1

Non-Open Girls 37

When My Dad Watches the News

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 2

Non-Open Girls 38

Playgrounds

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 2

Non-Open Girls 40

My Dog

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 3

Non-Open Girls 42

Creative Writing

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 3

Non-Open Girls 43

Sally

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 4

Non-Open Girls 46

The Housemaid's Letter

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

NON-OPEN BOYS 

The Joy of Socks

Primary 1-2

Non-Open Boys 51

The Joy of Socks

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

A Good Play

Primary 1-2

Non-Open Boys 52

A Good Play

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

The Cave

Primary 3

Non-Open Boys 53

The Cave

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

I Wish I Was a Pirate

Primary 3

Non-Open Boys 54

I Wish I Was a Pirate

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 4

Non-Open Boys 55

Dad's Hiding in the Shed

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 4

Non-Open Boys 56

The Vikings

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 5

Non-Open Boys 57

Supermarket

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 5

Non-Open Boys 58

Silly Old Baboon

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 6

Non-Open Boys 59

The Mystery Space Beasts

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Primary 6

Non-Open Boys 60

Todd the Backyard King

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 1

Non-Open Boys 61

Homework

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 1

Non-Open Boys 62

An Old Plot of Land

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 2

Non-Open Boys 63

An Alien Ate My Homework

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Secondary 2

Non-Open Boys 64

Gran's Xi

Materials Package Only

Materials Package + Video Coaching Bundle

Other Important Information:

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    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.
  • Only materials for SOLO VERSE (Open and Non-Open) will be offered this year. Strictly NO Prose Speaking/Reading, Choral Speaking, and others.
  • Please don't WhatsApp Wendy for inquiries. Please direct all your questions to info@elite-kids-hk.com
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    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/

For better results, practice other poems to build up general solo verse recital skills. Select any poem/s from below and study the guidelines/listen to the recordings.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken of, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson

A poet is before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with the language.

W. H. Auden

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. 

Rita Dove