Dear teachers and lovely classmates. Good Morning!
Today"s topic at the flag ceremony is “How to be polite maple leafer.”
China is an country with a deep history and a reputation for ceremonies.Courtesy is a traditional virtue in China and manifested from the progress of our civilization.
The beloved Premier Zhou Enlai has always beed called the model of courtesy. One time, Premier Zhou went to inspect work. After the plane landed, he shook hands with the crew members one by one and thanked them.At this time, the mechanic was busy working on the ground. After shaking hands with the others, Premier Zhou Enlai stood behind the mechanic and waited patiently for him to finish, and signaled for the others to not disturb him.
When the mechanic turned around after finishing his work, he found the prime minister standing behind him. He was quite shocked and said, I"m sorry, prime minister; I didn"t know you were waiting for me.“ The premier smiled and replied,”I didn"t affect your job, did I?“ ”No, No,“ the mechanic quickly answered. Premier Zhou"s good traits, his respect of others, and his politeness deeply touched the mechanics and all the people present.
As a student of maple leaf, we should always be polite and show good manners and etquette representative of a maple leaf education. To show respect to our elders, teachers, and visitors, we should address them as ”sir“ or ”miss,“ and greet them with initiative and enthusiasm; when asking others to do something or help out, we should say ”please“ with a respectful tone; when others help us, we should say ”thank you;“ when others thank you after helping them, you should say ”you"re welcome.“ When you unintentionally interfere with others or cause trouble, regardless, take the initiative to say ”I"m sorry.“ When we greet each other, we should be kind and proper, insist on speaking formally, and convey the courtesy of Maple Leaf Education.
As maple leaf students, we should behave and be polite in dealing with others, showing the good manners representative of the maple leaf community.Both inside and outside of school, we must always demonstrate good manners. Learn to be restrained and modest, not be resistant to criticism. If others are wrong, we should be able to forgive their mistakes, learn to be tolerant. When others apologize, we should not be unreasonable.
Politeness is a boat that takes us into the harbor. Courtesy is an eagle that leads us into the sky. Courtesy is a steed that leads us to gallop among the vast grassland. Every student at maple leaf should be civilized and courteous, so that everyone has good manners.
This is the end of my speech, thank you very much for listening!