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Wang Shines at Cambridge Exam

Wang Mei Jie from SMK Jalan Tasek was the toast of the 15th Cambridge Certificate Presentation Ceremony held on Sunday, May 22 at Syeun Hotel. The 17-year-old aspiring teacher scored Grade A for the certificate of proficiency level of the Cambridge English Examinations which is equivalent to a Band 9 of the International English Language Test.

She credited her seven years of English study at Ipoh Learning and Training Institute (ILTI) for her excellent result. “I am extremely grateful to my teachers who have helped me improve my speaking, reading, writing and listening abilities,” said Wang who is currently doing her foundation course.

Wang was one of the 209 students who sat for the examination which consists of various levels: starters, movers, flyers, key English test, preliminary English test, certificate in English, certificate in advanced English and certificate of proficiency in English.

The certificates were presented by Azshar Ramli, Head of English Unit at the State Education Department who was representing Executive Councillor Dato’ Dr Muhammad Amin Zakaria. Also present was Dato’ Richard Small, the founder and academic advisor of ILTI.

According to Thomas Kok, ILTI principal, most teachers at the institute are retired school teachers who are very passionate about their work, teaching the students with full commitment.

Thomas’s book entitled, ‘Newspaper Articles for English Practice: Book 3’ was also launched during the presentation ceremony. It is meant as a supplementary book for the students in addition to the textbooks. “It’ll be useful for practising grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and speaking,” Thomas remarked.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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