School's English contest proves a success story

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 November, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 November, 1999, 12:00am

A story-telling competition at Confucius Hall Middle School last month gave students valuable practice speaking English.

There were representatives from Red, Yellow, Green and Blue houses in each form.

Teachers were invited to adjudicate and choose the best story- teller from each form.

Contestants were judged according to their performance, pronunciation, fluency, intonation and stage skills.

The event was well received by students and teachers, who were pleasantly surprised.

The relaxed atmosphere encouraged contestants to perform their best and made the whole event highly enjoyable.

When Form Six representative Ng Yee-may imitated the howling of a wolf, she had the audience's undivided attention.

Form Seven student Li Tung- hung's performance, which included affecting a stutter to tell the story of a simpleton, had the audience applauding so loudly that they nearly brought the school hall down.

Red House took nearly all the first prizes except for Form One.

The competition raised students' motivation and interest in learning and using English.

It made them realise how well they were able to speak English with training and practice.

Article submitted by Confucius Hall Middle School