This is my student, Maria. She competed in a speech competition at her school and won. She is going to read it for the G20 Summit in Seoul. I'm so proud of her!! I took this video of her practicing so that she could watch herself. Maria and her mother wrote the speech, I fixed it up, she practiced with me just a couple of times. Can you imagine giving a speech in 1st grade when you've only been studying the language a couple of years! She has a difficult voice to understand sometimes, it's really soft and she has some pronunciation errors...but I think she is doing really well. But I have an ear trained for non-native speakers. I hope you enjoy!
p.s. I don't know why I filmed it like this. I was thinking I could flip the video when I put it on my computer, but turns out I can't:(