An 11-year-old girl, year five pupil Isabel Lim Yu Tong is one of nine Malaysian finalists who will be in Rome to compete against students in an English Language Olympiad from all over the world from Sept 28 to 30.
Her command of the language was honed by years of reading Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books and she says, “I am not feeling any pressure. I am actually looking forward to making new friends from all over the world,” said Isabel, who has always been interested in learning English since she was little.”
“I also watch TV shows. My favourite is The Big Bang Theory. I like to observe the way the actors speak. I am also not shy about speaking to my classmates and teachers in English,” she said.