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English Speech Competition Among Icelandic Youth

The English-Speaking Union of Iceland, in cooperation with the English-language embassies in Iceland and the Association of English Teachers in Iceland, is holding a competition in English for young Icelanders, ages 16 to 20, today at noon.

The speeches should all be five minutes long and spectators are allowed to ask two questions after each speech. RÚV news anchor Bogi Ágústsson will serve as moderator.

The winner will travel to London in May and compete with other young speakers from all around the world. Trips to the theater and a visit to the British parliament are also included in the prize, along with other events.

The winner of the international competition will receive an award at Buckingham Palace. Last year, young speakers from 41 different countries participated. The winner came from Mauritius.

Today’s competition will be held in the new Reykjavík University building in Nauthólsvík and it begins at 12. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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