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Challenge yourself with IBS' and Emirates' International English Trivia Competition and win a trip to your dream destination anywhere in the world!

IBS International Business School and Emirates invite all 11th and 12th-grade secondary school students in Hungary to join its unique competition where English skills and global knowledge in history and geography meet.

Details:

  • 1st round: Quiz of 100 questions (history, geography, culture, public knowledge) in English and an essay of 250 words.
  • 2nd round: 10 students with the best results are invited to a public final at the Budapest campus of IBS, where they have to fill out a new quiz and make a 10-minute presentation about a given topic. 

Prizes: 

  • 1st place: Return ticket and accommodation to anywhere in the world* for two persons for one week (*with flights operated by Emirates)
  • 2nd place: a 1-week trip to a European country of choice of the winner (ticket and accommodation for two persons for a week in a European country)
  • 3rd place: European weekend (ticket and accommodation for two persons for three days in a European country)

At least one passenger must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the journey.

  • Special prize of 250.000 Ft for the assisting teacher of the winner (1st place)
  • Special prize of 1.000.000 Ft for the secondary school where the winner student (1st place) comes from

Timeline of the competition:

The deadline for application: 21 January 2022 (until 11.59 pm) The application form is closed, shortly we are going to inform the participants about the next stage.

  • 1st round: 18 March 2022 (between 4 - 6 p.m.)

You can find the correct answers here.

The results will be announced latest until 8 April (Friday, until 23.59 p.m. CET). Everybody will be contacted via email.

Results after the 1st round:

Thank you to all the participants who attended the first round of our competition. Congratulations to the top 10 (11!) students!

Boldizsár Andacs - ELTE Radnóti Miklós Gyakorló Általános Iskola és Gyakorló Gimnázium, Budapest

Péter Gáspár - Xántus János Két Tanítási Nyelvű Gimnázium, Budapest

Gábor Kocsis - Soproni Széchenyi István Gimnázium, Sopron

Máté Kollár - Petőfi Sándor Gimnázium, Budapest

Balázs Komáromi - ELTE Bolyai János Gyakorló Általános Iskola és Gimnázium, Szombathely

Rozi Szabó - ELTE - Apáczai Csere János Gyakorló Gimnázium, Budapest

Soma Szabó - Szent István Gimnázium, Budapest

Zsolt László Szabó - Tatabányai Árpád Gimnázium, Tatabánya

Bence Szőcs - Budaörsi Illyés Gyula Gimnázium, Szakgimnázium és Technikum, Budaörs

Kristóf Urbancsok - Horváth Mihály Gimnázium, Szentes

Domonkos Pál Varga - Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium, Budapest

Congratulations!

  • 2nd round: 22 April 2022 (between 2 - 6 p.m. approx.)

2nd round quiz and the correct answers can be found here.

The final results
Place Name Presentation*
(max: 100 points)
Quiz
(max: 100 points)
Total
(max: 200 points)
1st Domonkos
Pál Varga
96 60 156
2nd Rozi Szabó 90 53 143
3rd Péter Gáspár 81 60 141
4th Balázs Komáromi 83 57 140
5th Kristóf
Urbancsok
95,5 42 137,5
6th Gábor Kocsis 77,5 56 133,5
7th Boldizsár Andacs 82 49 131
8th Zsolt
László Szabó
78,5 49 127,5
9th Bence Szőcs 55 72 127
10th Máté
Kollár
54 51 105

*The presentations were evaluated on the basis of the content, the structure, the English language skills and the presentation skills.

  • The date of the award ceremony: 27 May 2022

We reserve the right to change!

More information via email: ibsworldtour@ibsbudapest.com.

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IBS World Tour Award Ceremony

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The first place winner, Domonkos Varga

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The second place winner, Rozi Szabó was not able to join us. Her mother represented her during the ceremony.

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The third place winner, Péter Gáspár

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Ms. Panna Domonkos, the school representative of Budapest - Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium with Mr Gábor Horváth (Country Manager of Emirates in Hungary) and Mr László Lendvai (Head of Marketing and Admissions at IBS)

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Ms. Katalin Fabiny, the assisting teacher of the winner of the IBS World Tour trivia competition and Mr László Lendvai, the Head of Marketing and Admissions


The test in the first round will take place in Budapest on the campus of IBS in March 2022.

Students will have 90 minutes to complete the test and they will have 30 minutes to write the essay, which will be a general topic, asking for the opinion or experience of the student, will not require any special knowledge. There is no application fee or other fee involved, participation is free of charge for everyone who wishes to join the competition.

Here are some sample test questions.

1.You decided to discover Europe and rented a car. You drove it from Budapest and visited some cities, always using the shortest routes between them. Your route was the following: Budapest - Linz - Munich - Zürich - Lyon - Turin - Milan - Venice - Zagreb - Budapest. How many times did you have to cross country borders?

A. 5

B. 6

C. 7

D. 8

2. Which play was not written by William Shakespeare?

A. As You Like It

B. Pygmalion

C. Comedy of Errors

D. Antony and Cleopatra

3. Who was president of the United States at the time of the 1956 Hungarian revolution?

A. Dwight D. Eisenhower

B. John F. Kennedy

C. Ronald Reagan

D. Harry S. Truman

4. A direct flight from Budapest to Moscow takes approximately…

A. 1 hour

B. 2.5 hours

C. 3.5 hours

D. 4 hours

5. Which language is NOT an official language in India?

A. Malay

B. Hindi

C. Marathi

D. Yoruba

6. Which English proverb is correct?

A. Don’t judge a book in one basket.

B. A bird in the hand keeps the doctor away.

C. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

D. If you can’t beat them, prepare for the worst.

7. What is the currency in Kenya?

A. Kenyan Schilling

B. Dollar

C. Kenyan Frank

D. Kenyan Pound

8. If you are standing in front of Casa Rosada, which city are you in?

A. Buenos Aires

B. Mexico City

C. Madrid

D. Valencia