I think we were lucky enough to come to the school campus and have offline learning. Online learning hasn’t been as efficient as off-line learning, and I am grateful to meet all my classmates and my teachers back at ISB.
Personally, semester 1 was a very refreshing yet tough period. Many internal assessments were due, and so as many official IB documents, like the extended essay. Yet, I was able to commit myself fully to English during this semester.
In English class, we learned many different texts, such as the Odyssey, short stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. articles from the School of Life, and satirical articles from the Onions. Honestly, I liked every single text we learned. Odyssey featured an interesting adventure of Odysseus, the articles from the School of Life provided me with some important lessons in my life, and the articles from The Onion entertained me in different ways with their satirical articles.
But not all the texts were used for the most important English assessment: Individual Oral Presentation. For my individual oral presentation, I chose an article from the Onion and a short story from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The global issue I discussed is the political exploitation of different backgrounds in our modern society. Individual Oral presentation has not only improve myself as an English learner, but also as a global-minded citizen.