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    Dear teachers,

    Could you please tell me in thesis defence what should the chairman say?
    Does he say 'The thesis defence begin now'? Or 'Let's begin the thesis defence'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    I'm not sure of the situation you want to use it in, but the chairman could invite someone to speak:
    Would you, xxx, like to defend the thesis now?

    What do you mean by defnding a thesis- could you describe the context a bit more please?

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    Sorry I didn't make my question clear enough for you to understand.
    The situation is:

    The students are ready to defend their theis. Before they start the person who is responsible for the defense ( should I call him chairman?) announces the beginning of the defense in a formal and academic way before each student defend his/her thesis. What should the chairman say?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm not sure of the situation you want to use it in, but the chairman could invite someone to speak:
    Would you, xxx, like to defend the thesis now?

    What do you mean by defnding a thesis- could you describe the context a bit more please?

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    Default Re: Opening remark

    Something like this?
    I now call on xxxx to explain and justify his/her thesis...

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    I think this should be the second sentence. There should be another sentence before the chairman calls on somebody to explain and justify his/her thesis.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Something like this?
    I now call on xxxx to explain and justify his/her thesis...

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    The puropose of this meeting is to afford people the opportunity to explain and defend their theses???

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    Dear tdol,
    I think this must be it. After the chairman says 'The puropose of this meeting is to afford people the opportunity to explain and defend their theses' he will say I now call on xxxx to explain and justify his/her thesis...

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The puropose of this meeting is to afford people the opportunity to explain and defend their theses???

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    Default Re: Opening remark

    Glad I got there...in the end.

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    I think this is due to the cultural differences between China and English speaking countries. Here on formal occasions the leaders or chairman would always say something to indicate the beginning of some activity before the activity starts. In your country people are straight forward and to the point, I think.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Glad I got there...in the end.

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    Default Re: Opening remark

    You could well be right.

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