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Darishini Thiyagarajan
Thursday, May 29, 2014

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The queen speaks good English

The New Paper | Darishini Thiyagarajan | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kumar, local comedian, acted as Grammar Queen in a skit during the launch of the Speak Good English Movement 2014 at The Arts House. In the skit, the queen held a “meet-the-people” session, where subjects with grammar issues sought help.

SINGAPORE - He is known for his Singlish humour but yesterday, local comedian Kumar spoke perfect English during the launch of the Speak Good English Movement 2014 at The Arts House.

As Grammar Queen, Kumar held court in the Chamber at The Arts House, which was designed to look like a parliament chamber. The queen held a "meet-the-people" session, where subjects with grammar issues sought help.

These skits were a preview of six videos filmed, with one to be uploaded on social media each week.

The Speak Good English Movement aims to bring quick and simple tips on how to improve one's English proficiency to as many people as possible.

Institute of Technical Education students will give away two sets of notebooks highlighting common mistakes and tips on language use, rulers and pencils, during marches and dance performances at Ngee Ann City Walkway, Plaza Singapura, Junction 8 and Westgate on Saturday.


This article was first published on May 29, 2014.
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