Quiz tests students' English

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 February, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 February, 1998, 12:00am

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.



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