<i>A different day for five schools in 4 districts</i>
English language fairs held under English in Schools (EIS) programme, a joint initiative of The Daily Star and mobile operator Robi, saw lively participation of young learners in five high schools of Mymensingh, Bogra, Barisal and Bandarban districts yesterday.
Students of Gafargaon Islamia Government High School and Khairullah Government Girls High School in Gafargoan upazila eagerly took part in different competitions at the English language fair held at the hall room of Islamia Government High School, reports our Mymensingh correspondent.
After watching Lion King, a globally renowned movie, the students spontaneously responded to questions in English.
Later they participated in other events including situation-based question-answer session, extempore speech, role play and vocabulary practice.
The learning techniques shown in the language fair are helpful for both the students and teachers as picking up a language is enjoyable and more effective than learning a language through arduous efforts, speakers said at a discussion.
The three-year EIS programme, initiated two years ago to promote English learning in secondary schools, covers seven lakh students in one thousand schools, including 317 government and 683 non-government ones, across the country.
Under the initiative, three complimentary copies of The Daily Star, with a special page on English lessons prepared by the Centre for Languages of Brac University and coordinated by the Ministry of Education, are given to each of one thousand schools five days a week.
Our Staff correspondent reports from Bogra: Around 120 students along with teachers of Santahar Government Harvey Girls school in Adamdighi upazila in Bogra had an enjoyable day as they joined an English language fair held at the school auditorium yesterday. Family members of the students and teachers also attended the fair.
Following screening of Lion King, the students participated in spot quiz, vocabulary test, one-word question and quick questions -- all based on the movie. Several girls took part in extempore speech on different topics and role play.
Later prizes were distributed among the winners of different events.
Our Barisal correspondent adds: Over 150 students and teachers participated in the English language fair held at AK Institution in Swarupkathi upazila of Pirojpur district yesterday.
A movie was screened at the fair and students took part in spot quiz on vocabulary, moral lesson, one-word question, extempore speech, role play, writing and competition on describing pictures.
They also entertained the audience by reciting poems, telling jokes and singing songs.
After the events prizes were awarded to the winning students and they formed an English language club.
English language fair was also held in Bandarban Government Girls High School in Bandarban town.
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