Quiz tests students' English
Language skills only improve with practice. LUCIA LI reports on how one school
Students at Buddhist Hung Sean Chau Memorial College ran a week of activities to improve their English.
It provided them with an opportunity to practise English both inside and outside the classroom.
Principal Mok Chung-fai said: 'Not every one of our students can be a fluent English speaker, but through these activities, we hope to encourage students to speak up and get more comfortable in the language.' The week kicked off with a lunchtime fun fair organised by Form Four students and the opening of a 'mini-department store' in the school hall.
They were followed by a story-telling competition for Forms One and Two, a dictionary usage competition for Forms Three and Five, and a lunchtime debate between members of the Form Seven class.
There was also a slogan competition for Form Six students on the theme, How to Learn and Improve English.
Classes decorated their rooms in a board display competition. Themes included Instructional English, the Lunar New Year and How to Improve your English.
Teachers and senior students took part in an English- speaking ambassador programme.
Students had to initiate conversations with as many people as they could.
Ambassador Jacqueline Woo Sin-ping, a Form Seven student, said the week was 'very successful in encouraging the use of English throughout the whole school'.
Form Seven colleague Brett Mok Shing-wai said encouragement from teachers helped students with their language skills.
The week ended on a high with an inter-house quiz.
Students tested their knowledge of grammar, spelling and pronunciation.
Form Five student Lee Hoi- sing said the quiz was exciting and expanded his vocabulary.
The final event of the week was a prize-giving ceremony.