The student I helped prepare for the city junior high school English speech contest came third! Well chuffed.
I am going to take a lot of the credit, afterall, I had to help her re-write each line of her speech and train her pronunciation. Actually, she is a really dedicated pupil and came up with a really original idea for a speech.
Unfortunately, perhaps, I wasn’t invited to the speech contest itself. I had other classes at school to teach. However, listening to 27 speeches and then extra speeches in Japanese would probably be just as draining if not more so than school.