[VIDEO] Are Malaysians' English Up To Standard? We Did A Trivia Challenge To Find Out!

Reading, listening, and spelling, it's like high school all over again! :')

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How would you rate your English from a scale of 1 to 10?

Chances are, most of us grew up learning and speaking English to a certain extent, some more than others. However, are our comprehension skills and language proficiency actually up to par? That's what we wanted to find out!

We challenged four Malaysians to an English trivia challenge, which included reading, listening, and spelling. Here's how they did:

Starting with just the first question, almost all the participants were stumped at the amount of text they had to read

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Tammy: "Woah!"

Nasha: "Wow, that's a really long one."

Suresh: "Do they have audio, ah? I want audio."

Gwen: "Eh, can you stop reading out loud?!"

When it came to the listening portion of the challenge, things started to get heated once they encountered a "trick" question

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Tammy: "I dunno, it's a trick question! I don't like this."

Nasha: "It's okay lah, whatever lah."

Gwen: "Oh, it is a trick question, because it's like, 'Why did you go see the professor? Because he wanted to ask about the retirement.'"

Then, there was the spelling challenge, which was one of the most entertaining segments, since participants were able to 'steal' a point if someone got the spelling wrong

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Producer: "Suresh, your word is 'prestigious'."

Suresh: "Prestigious. P-R-E-S-T-I-G-O-U-S."

Ready to put your English proficiency to the test?

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TOEFL has been around since 1964, and is a globally accepted measure of English proficiency. In fact, your TOEFL iBT Score is accepted in more than 150 countries and honoured by over 10,000 colleges, universities, and agencies worldwide.

You can register to take a TOEFL iBT test online or at various places in Malaysia, and each test will consist of four sections — Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

In addition, you can get a US$20 (RM92.95) discount on your TOEFL iBT test, exclusive for SAYS readers and viewers

Now, you can take the test to show your English proficiency and use your results for study abroad applications! The first 300 sign ups can get US$20 off their TOEFL iBT test using the promo code MALTOEFL23*.

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*Registration and the test have to take place between now and 31 March 2024.

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