Dear leaders，teachers and students, good morning! It’s my honour to introduce the flag raiser today, Tom. He is always ready to help others and he has many hobbies, like basketball， fencing，traveling and riding. He does well at school performance. He is a good assistant to the teacher and a good example for students. Thank you.
The spring breeze is clear and the water is still listening. It's April with the fragrance of books. Today we are celebrating the 24th World Reading Day.
Books play a key role in shaping personality and cultivating thinking ability. Reading can keep people alive, inspire people with wisdom and nourish people's spirit.
If a person can develop good reading habits from an early age, he will be used endlessly in his life. Reading is a necessary condition for learning. It is the nourishment of books, which is the essential factor for the ideological promotion and personal growth. It has a subtle effect on the growth of a person, making people perfect themselves, shape themselves, improve themselves and condense wisdom.
Reading is an effective way to adjust the mind and relieve stress. Reading often fills people with joy and relieves stress and annoyance. To love reading is to change the lonely and boring time of life into great enjoyment. Only by reading and cultivating oneself can one become a person who understands interest, has temperature and can think.
Books are good teachers and good friends.A scholarly person is also a scholarly celebrity.Let reading become a lifestyle roar, cultivate sentiment, construct ideas and enrich the soul. Leave a grassland for thought and a habitat for soul. Life with books is bright. People who love reading are happy. People who are good at reading are more hopeful. Let's put down our cell phone and pick up our books. Let's make reading a habit and make every day a World Reading Day.
Dear leaders, teachers, students,
Reading is borderless and makes no distinction for people. Readers from all over the world, no matter where they are, can share the pleasure and satisfaction that reading brings to them. Just as the purpose of this day declared, “It is hoped that World Book Day will lead to the renewed respect for those who have made irreplaceable contributions to social and cultural progress.”
At the same time, let’s look at what people from different countries do to celebrate this special day. We select 5 countries as representatives since they have a long history of promoting reading.
UK: Book coupon
In the UK, all students who study full time at school can receive a 1 pound reading coupon. They can use it to exchange their favourite book in a membership bookstore.
Germany: Giving you a story book
The activity of “giving you a story book” is launched by Reading Foundation of Germany. During celebration, some students can get a free story book of specified bookstore.
Canada: the first proposer of Book Day
On this day, publishers and social communities will send books to primary schools, and many schools hold series of reading activities. For example, students vote for the page turner in their school, and then some activities will follow up.
In our school and home, there are many places full of book smell, such as the reading corner in each class and library. We hope that every day, no matter it’s World book day or not, we can increase our reading time and broaden our horizon, and enjoy the different world that books create for us. Moreover, let’s read more and think more to form good habits.
This is the end of our speech, thank you.