2019 August 16
為提昇臺南市民英語力，臺南市政府主辦的「英語閱讀季」特別為成人、中學生設計「飢餓遊戲英語爭霸戰」線上閱讀闖關活動，引用蘋果前執行長賈伯斯（Steve Jobs）在史丹佛大學畢業典禮上，送給畢業生經典名言「求知若飢，虛心若愚。」（Stay hungry. Stay foolish.）為英語閱讀活動開序幕，成功吸引市民參與。主辦單位表示，禮物已經準備好了，即日起，歡迎集滿點數的市民獲取兌獎條碼，9月10日起至各指定地點換取獎品。
參加閱讀闖關活動的市民只要集滿30點，即可兌換精美Ｌ夾 (限量1992份) ；集滿50點可兌換台灣黑熊零錢包 (限量1489份) ；集滿80點可兌換台南老店合成帆布行飲料提袋 (限量484份)。另外，國中部份，除了好禮可兌換，每個班級點數最多者，將獲得獎狀與閱讀達人獎牌。
The Tainan City Government organized the “Tainan English Reading Festival” to help city residents improve their English abilities. As part of the festival, it designed “The Reading Hunger Games” online reading challenge for adults and junior high school students. During a commencement address at Stanford University, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously told graduating students to “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” This quote served as the slogan for the challenge and successfully attracted the participation of residents. The organizer says it has already prepared the prizes and all residents who have collected enough points can begin getting the barcodes for prize redemption. The barcodes can be exchanged for prizes at designated locations starting on Sept. 10.
The Tainan City Government’s Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL) says it specially designed five online challenges to attract the interest of city residents in participating in English reading activities. The challenges are “The Island That Caught on Fire,” “Mockingjay Island,” “The Literary Country,” “Mockingjay Island Paradise,” and “The Place Where Rivers Converge.” Katniss, the main character of the well-known “The Hunger Games” novels, is guiding everyone in exploring this English reading world to “gain willpower and wisdom in this battle.” City residents can choose between reading, reciting, and submitting book reviews to obtain points and flash cards featuring Tainan attractions. Once they accumulate enough points to redeem prizes, a button to “exchange points for great prizes” appears in their online account and they can click the button to get barcodes to redeem prizes. They can choose between redeeming their prizes at designated locations and continuing to collect points.
City residents who take part in the reading challenge and collect 30 points can redeem these points for an L folder (limited quantity of 1,992). Those who earn 50 points can convert them into a Formosan black bear coin purse (limited quantity of 1,489). Those who accumulate 80 points can cash the points in for a synthetic canvas beverage sleeve featuring Tainan’s historic stores (limited quantity of 484). As for junior high school readers, they too have the opportunity to exchange their points for fantastic prizes. Moreover, the student from each grade who accumulates the highest number of points will receive a certificate and an “Expert Reader Medal.”
The OEASOL thanks E.SUN Financial Holding Company for sponsoring the black bear coin purses. It says all the prizes are ready to be handed out. Barcodes for prize redemption will be issued from now until Sept. 5 (Thursday) to estimate the number of prizes that will be distributed. People can pick up the prizes at the designated locations starting on Sept. 10 (Tuesday). Those who have not yet registered for the reading challenge are encouraged to seize this opportunity!