1. Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning!
On behalf of the Department of Translation Studies I would like to
welcome all of you today to our class in Public Speaking. As you know,
we have long had such a class in our English Section curriculum, and it is
a pleasure to have all of you as a part of the class this year.
The theme of our class today is the Short Speech of Welcome, and we
are fortunate to have with us Miss [Mr.] XXX, of YYY, who will speak to us
on this subject. Miss [Mr.] XXX, as we well know, is uniquely qualified
to speak to us on this topic through her [his] participation in this
class . . . .
It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to be able to present to you
our speaker for today. Ladies and
Gentlemen, Miss [Mr.] XXX XXX.
2. Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:
This morning we are very pleased to be able to welcome Miss Elizabeth
Johnson as our guest speaker. Miss Johnson has come to address us on the
subject of "New Antibiotics," and as the London Drug Company, which she
represents, is known to be one of the leaders in this field, we are very
fortunate indeed in having their representative here to talk with us about
this important subject. It should be a great help to us, particularly as
we are presently researching some of these drugs.
So, on behalf of all of us, I'd like to welcome our guest speaker, Miss
3. Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of the University of Tampere I would like to welcome our
special guest, Professor Yutsio Yamamoto, who holds the Emperor's Chair in
Physics at the University of Sapporo. We are delighted to be able to have
such a distinguished scholar join us, and are particularly happy that he
will be able to stay for the whole conference.
We are most fortunate this evening to be able to hear Professor
Yamamoto speak to us on "Japanese Industy and the Environment." I am sure
we are all looking forward very much to this interesting presentation, and
so without further ado I would like to turn over the podium to Professor
Ladies and Gentlemen, Professor Yutsio Yamamoto.
4. Thank you very much, Miss [Mr.] XXX, for your excellent
presentation. I am certain that I can speak for all of us when I say that
seldom have I heard this topic presented so clearly. Again, we very much
appreciate your being able to join us today; it would be a privilege
indeed if you could return to address us again sometime in the future.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this concludes the formal part of today's
meeting, and so we can now adjourn for our informal tea and reception
[where?], during which you will be able to meet and talk with Miss [Mr.]
XXX. Thank you.