Monday morning is an important time at our school. All of the students go to the playground. We listen to music, and we 1
the national flag go up.
Usually, one student gives a talk on Monday mornings. One Monday last year, a boy gave the talk. He was 2
and excited! When I saw him, I wanted to have a try, too.
Can I really do it?
Last week, our teacher said our class should give the talk. My teacher 3
me, “I know you want to have a try. Next Monday morning, I want you to give the talk. Go and write something down. 4
for it, I’m sure you’ll do well.”
“Thank you.” I answered. It was such a great 5
for me! When I got home, I was excited. I wrote two pages for the talk. I read them again and again. When I read, I asked my parents 6
. I wanted to make my teacher happy.
Finally Monday morning came. I began to feel 7
When did I last give a talk to 8
many people? Never! This was my first time. Could I really 9
it? Maybe I couldn’t finish the talk.
When I got to school, we all went out to the playground. I 10 in front of everyone. I opened my mouth, but I couldn’t say anything.
“Take it easy,” I said to 11
. “Don’t be nervous. You can do it.”
Just then, I looked down at everyone. I saw about 1,000 eyes. They were all looking at me ! I couldn’t 12
I took a look at their eyes more carefully. Their eyes seemed to say, “You can do it! Come on! 13
afraid, just talk!”
I took a big breath. Then I began to talk. It wasn’t hard. It was easy.
I don’t know 14
I finished my talk, but I tried my best to do it. I felt so good that day. I showed myself 15
everyone what I can do.
|A．be able to