TORONTO — A Calgary woman who learned English by watching TV gameshows as a child has had a dream come true by appearing on “Jeopardy!” Tuesday night.
Kristyna Ng, who came to Canada from China as an eight-year-old, credits shows like “Jeopardy!,” hosted by Canadian Alex Trebek, with helping her learn the language.
Now 30 years later, she can check an appearance on the classic gameshow off her bucket list.
“It’s been a very important part of my life, ‘Jeopardy!,’” Ng told CTV News ahead of her appearance on the show.
“My English skills were non-existent, so very, very basic — let’s say nil. It is a great tool to learn about our culture, our history and international relations.”
“Jeopardy!” was on TV five nights a week when Ng was growing up and she faithfully played along to improve her English.