Tag Archives: English

PRC ENGLISH TEACHER JAILED FOR TAKING LANGUAGE TEST ON BEHALF OF PRC STUDENT

An English language translator from China who sat for a language proficiency test here on behalf of someone else was sentenced to five months in jail on Thursday. Lina Zhang had been promised 7,000 yuan (S$1509) by a recruiter to pass the Dec 6 sitting of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination for someone named Ge Li. The 29-year-old presented a forged Chinese passport that bore her face and the other person's details to gain access to the test venue.

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S’POREANS MADE 200 COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUS CAPTAINS WHO CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has received around 200 complaints regarding the language abilities of bus captains, most of which were on their ability to converse in English. Mr Lui added that all bus captains are required to have a basic competency in conversational English before being deployed. Once LTA has received legitimate feedback, they will then inform the relevant public transport operators, who will send the bus captain for a refresher course.

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YANG YIN CONFIRMED UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND BASIC ENGLISH

Yang can’t understand English During Tuesday’s 30-minute High Court hearing, Mr Yang was reportedly straining to listen to the Mandarin interpreter as the Chief Justice explained why it was “not appropriate” to grant him bail. That is to say, Mr Yang is unable to comprehend English. It is surprising that someone who can neither understand English nor create jobs for Singaporeans can be granted permanent residence by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

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MediaCorp’s Bryan Wong’s English is atrocious!

I write to complain about MediaCorp’s atrocious English, or their artiste Bryan Wong’s atrocious English, to be precise. In an advertisement for a game show coming to Singapore called ‘Minute To Win It’, Bryan Wong is featured somewhere in Tampines getting people to try and flip 2 tea bags onto the peak of a cap. At the end of the ad, when most of the triers have failed to perform a seemingly easy act, Bryan Wong smiles and says, “It’s deceptively easy!”

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