Chatterboxes can make good English speakers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 12:00am

What do you picture when you come across the word 'chatterbox'? An annoyingly talkative child? At Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School's English-Speaking Days, chatterboxes were senior students who wore badges.

During the recent two-day event, their role was to go around the campus and chat to other students - in English, of course! Students who spoke well were awarded stickers. The chatterboxes were so popular that they were often mobbed as everyone did their best to get as many stickers as possible.

This year's English-Speaking Days featured a new activity called 'Investigative Journeys', in which students acted as detectives. They had to solve cases by talking to 'shopkeepers' throughout 'the city', a special section of the school hall.

They were awarded stickers if they could speak well.

Students also took part in inter-class English-speaking competitions, stall games and role playing.

The activities enabled students to practise speaking English in different ways.

Ka-yan is a Form Six student at Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School