Initially, every school would organize its own competition and the winners would then participate in the town-level competition.
The competition was divided into two components: a written test and public speaking. The winners had to pass both to qualify for the final prizes.
Right as the class ended, the class rep for English language came over, asking, “Xia Xibei, Tang Luo, do you guys wanna sign up?”
Their results were the best in their school; it would be a waste if they didn’t take part in the competition.
Tang Luo shook his head, “Forget about me, I have a lot of things to do.”
Xia Xibei gave it a moment of thought and nodded, “Sure, I want to sign up!”
She didn’t have much interest in it at first. With how proficient she was, it would be like bullying little children if she took part, and that would make her seem ungracious!
However, Xia Qinghan would certainly take part!
Moreover, the scale of this competition was rather impressive. They would even be on TV at some point!
If that was the case, how could Xia Xibei miss out on this opportunity?
Furthermore, now that she had chosen to become part of the entertainment industry, she had to get used to being the center of attention.
“Alright then, I’ll go submit your name!”
On the other side, Xia Qinghan was told about Xia Xibei’s participation.
She nearly jumped in shock. Was Xia Xibei insane?!
Beside her, Liu Zhijing and Tao Yueying were initially shocked, which quickly turned to disdain.
“Xia Xibei is too full of herself, isn’t she? Who gave her the confidence to join this competition?”
If it was just a simple written test, it wouldn’t be much of a problem given Xia Xibei’s results.
But there was an oral test after that!
Many students were used to learning “mute English.” They did fairly well on written tests but crumbled when it came to speaking.
“There aren’t many people who can speak English as fluently as Qinghan. Xia Xibei has clearly overestimated herself!”
“Qinghan, sign up now! Let her know the disparity between the two of you!”
The duo chirped like noisy birds beside Xia Qinghan, wishing desperately for Xia Xibei to embarrass herself at that moment.
Xia Qinghan nodded, “I will sign up.”
They were right. Xia Xibei might be equally matched with her in the written test, but when they actually started speaking, how would Xia Xibei be able to beat someone like her, who went overseas often?
By then, she would show Xia Xibei that their disparity was one that she would never be able to make up for!
The school acted fast, the competition beginning the next day.
Although it was only a school-level preliminary selection and there wasn’t much time to prepare, the competition wasn’t perfunctory at all.
Outstanding students were selected from the initial written test to take part in the speaking section.
The time constraint didn’t make much of a difference for the students. After all, it took consistent practice to hone these skills, so last-minute work wouldn’t help them much.
Xia Qinghan caught sight of Xia Xibei immediately upon entering the room, realizing that Xia Xibei was continuing to transform day by day.
In her previous photos, she was dressed in simple clothes with a weak, timid look on her face, rendering her good looks useless.
Now, however, she was a whole different person.
Her clothes were expensive and glamorous, and she was looking more gorgeous than ever.
She was the first person whom everyone would see, even in a room full of people.
Although her presence had been noted, no one tore their gaze off of Xia Xibei to look at her.
Xia Qinghan’s mood turned sour right away.
However, she became delighted once she imagined how disappointed Xia Xibei would become when the results came out in just a bit.
Moreover, how would people react if they got to know that the reason Xia Xibei turned out to be this great was because she had a sugar daddy?
These thoughts pleased her a lot. In her upbeat state, Xia Qinghan managed to complete the written test quickly and with ease.
After the test, she received a call from Bai Meixue, which only added to her excitement.
She could go for the audition now!