Students Joined the Second Triple C Vocabulary Quiz Bee
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Students of different nationalities competed in the event
Pines International Academy held its second vocabulary contest called Triple C at Cooyeesan Campus. Students hailing from countries like Japan, Korea and China competed with the spirit of academic excellence and thriving English speaking culture. The contest has an aim of enhancing student’s vocabulary knowledge to improve their speaking and writing skills as they go on to the higher level of their English courses. This is a fun way as well of meeting the students’ personal English improvement goals.
Triple C Contest Details
The contest has two parts. The first part is word identification. A picture and a hint is provided and students will need to guess and come up with an answer. 15 words will be identified. The next part is multiple choice. Students need to find the synonym of the given word.Answers were revealed after the quiz. The words that were tackled during the contest are the following:Mailbox, drawer, apes, melt,cheek, bandage, lettuce, fabric,smoggy. As for the synonyms: Afraid- terrified, furious-angry,bad-atrocious, conventional-conservative , immense-big, cold-freezing-, fast-quick. Interesting word combinations right?
Students were elated after the contest and according to some of them, the quiz was quite tough. They also said that the words they have learned are useful and could be used for their next essay project. There are alternative words learned from the contest and they can make a better essay with the use of these new words. Indeed, it is clear that they have met the English learning objective that highlighted their Pines International Academy experience.
LEE MIN JU and TSUCHIMOTO YUSUKE emerged as winners on the second Triple C contest. The winners received 1-hour deduction of weekend self-study. All the participants got coffee and Choco Mucho freebies. The contest once again made students learn the fun way. This is how Pines do it- learning is innovative and definitely fun.
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