Using strategies applied through the Cambridge program at his school, this Vinser scored 8.0 in IELTS as he entered grade 10
To Chi Binh Nguyen, a student from Vinschool The Harmony, recently achieved an 8.0 IELTS band score overall, with a 9.0 in Reading and Listening. This is an incredible result, made more admirable given the fact that he has only just entered grade 10.
When asked what was his “tips”, Binh Nguyen said he simply used the learning and test-taking strategies that he acquired in the Cambridge program at school, specifically that he always tried to enrich his knowledge, read and listened carefully, and expressed and defended his point of view with self-confidence.
In addition, Nguyen stressed the importance of self-learning and appropriate learning methods. “Right from the beginning, you should identify where you are and what are your weaknesses. Then try to figure out a learning method that suits you best. For an accurate assessment of your English skills, I recommended taking mock tests at IELTS test centers. Last, but not least, you should also develop a sincere love for English. Whatever you do, you can do it well as long as you have a passion for it.”
Studying in the Cambridge program at Vinschool with subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Global Perspectives and ICT being taught in English by foreign teachers, Binh Nguyen said “My English skills are trained regularly at school. The teachers are very devoted and always willing to spend their lunch break or even their days off supporting us. I’d like to express my special thanks to Laura Ann Murphy, my grade 9 homeroom teacher. She is now the Manager of Vinschool The Harmony, yet she still gives us valuable feedback on our English essays”.
As a dynamic student, Binh Nguyen takes an active part in science competitions at the school and enters debate contests at national and international levels. In particular, Nguyen and his two classmates enjoyed success at the national and regional rounds of the World Scholar’s Cup 2019 this July and received a “golden ticket” to the Global Final at Yale University, USA.