Hinews.cn: Hainan Tropical Ocean University Organizes the English Competition for Sanya Taxi Drivers

2017/3/15 9:51:17

(Sanya hosts the final of “Beijing Hyundai Cup” English Competition for Taxi Drivers. Photo by Liu Peiyuan /hinews.cn) 

“Welcome to take my taxi! Sanya is a very beautiful beach city.” The final of “Beijing Hyundai Cup” English Competition for Taxi Drivers was held in Sanya Kangte Wangfu Hotel on the morning of 10th, January, 2016. With the participation of 210 taxi drivers, the competition consisted of three rounds and awarded 1 first prize, 2 second prizes, 5 third prizes and 24 honorable mentions. The total prize was 208 thousand yuan. Wang Zihua from Sanya Tianxing Taxi Company crowned the final and was awarded 50 thousand yuan. The award for the second prize, third prize and honorable mentions was respectively 30,000 yuan, 10,000 yuan and 2,000 yuan.

Sanya “Beijing Hyundai Cup” English Competition for Taxi Drivers was hosted by Sanya Bureau of Transportation, organized by Hainan Tropical Ocean University, and co-sponsored by Sanya Taxi Association. With the purpose to meet needs of the construction of Hainan international tourism island, further promote Sanya to be a national civilized city, and improve the service and image of taxi, this activity would enhance the foreign language level and application ability of the taxi drivers in the form of study and competition. Under the slogan of “improving the internal quality and external image”, this competition upgraded the service and management level of the taxi industry, as well as developed a new idea and model for training the taxi drivers under the new situation.

With the Taxi English as the textbook, all of the taxi drivers in Sanya were needed to bone up on their English. 210 drivers signed up for the competition, 32 drivers were selected to the semi-final which was mainly focused on the speaking English, and only 8 contestants made it to the final.

The final was made up of three rounds: topic speech, scene play and racing to translate some short sentences. During the scene play, every batch of contestants took questions from the foreign guests and communicated with them in English. Foreign teachers and college English teachers scored the players on the basis of their performance. It awarded 1 first prize, 2 second prizes, 5 third prizes and 24 honorable mentions. The total prize was 208 thousand yuan. Wang Zihua from Sanya Tianxing Taxi Company crowned the final and was awarded 50 thousand yuan. The award for the second prize, third prize and honorable mentions was respectively 30,000 yuan, 10,000 yuan and 2,000 yuan. 

Officials from Sanya Bureau of Transportation said that since the activities of English learning and contest were launched in the taxi industry, drivers fully showed their passion with the active participation in the training and competition. This activity plays an important role in strengthening the service awareness of the drivers, stimulating their work enthusiasm and enhancing the service ability and level. Besides, it is also helpful to build Sanya into an international tropical seaside resort and a national civilized city as well as a window to show the style of civilization of Sanya taxi industry.

(Former title: Sanya Holds English Competition for Taxi Drivers with 50 Thousand Yuan Award for the Champion)

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Written by: Liu Peiyuan (hinews.cn)  Translated by: Guo Leting 

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