Bread: Topic + (Sauce: Linking) Ingredient 1: Point 1 + (Sauce: Linking) Ingredient 2: Point 2 + (Sauce: Linking) Ingredient 3: Point 3 + (Sauce: Linking) Bread: Topic
Electives Language ArtNon-Language Art Short Stories Poems and Songs Drama Popular Culture Sports Communication Social Issues Debating Workplace Communication
Learning English through Popular Culture Recently, a TV presenter helped you arrange a special birthday event for one of your parents without his or her knowing about it. The preparations for the event and what happened on the day were filmed as part of a very popular TV show called Surprise of Your Life.
Learning English through Popular Culture Write a letter to your sister in Canada describing what sort of surprise event you chose and why, how it was organized and how your parent felt about being shown on TV. Begin your letter ‘Dear Shelley,’ and sign it ‘Nicky’. Do not write an address.
Learning English through Popular Culture Dear Shelley, She always watches cooking programmes on TV and her favourite chef is Jamie Oliver. Well, I decided that Jamie should come and cook a fantastic birthday meal for Mum right here in OUR kitchen.
Learning English through Popular Culture Stage 1: Nothing happens About two weeks before her birthday, Mum started hinting about her birthday. Dad and I shared lots of secret looks! But I didn’t want her to think we had forgotten it so I came up with a good idea so we could make her leave the house.
Learning English through Popular Culture Stage 2: The house is empty! Jamie and the team worked quickly to prepare the feast. By the time Mum came home, our dining room looked like a fancy restaurant. We even had candles on the table! The cameramen waited behind the front door.
Learning English through Popular Culture Stage 3: The real dinner The meal tasted great and Mum didn’t stop smiling. We had tasty / mouth-watering / palatable / delicious seafood and tender steak. For dessert we had a delicious chocolate pudding. Jamie ended the evening by giving her a personally signed copy of his new cookbook. She was overjoyed / ecstatic / delighted / happy.
Learning English through Popular Culture Remember to PUT THE BREAD AGAIN AT THE END!!!!!
Learning English through Workplace Communication Your school recently conducted a ‘Working Week’ scheme during which students could choose to work as one of the following: a reporter a teacher a restaurant cook a flight attendant a photographer
Reporter / Journalist: to report the latest news
Teacher: to instill 灌輸 correct attitudes in the youngsters’ minds
Cook / Chef: to prepare quality food for people at restaurants
Photographer: to reflect 反映 the truth through photos
Learning English through Workplace Communication You took part in the scheme. Now your careers advisor has asked you to write an article for the school magazine describing your experience during the ‘Working Week’ and how you felt about the job you choose.
Learning English through Workplace Communication How many of you enjoy flying? I have always dreamed about working on airplanes, and during ‘Working Week’ organized by our careers advisor, I had chance to work as a flight attendant for Cathay Pacific.
Learning English through Workplace Communication Stage 1: Training On the first day I had to attend a training course. The main topic was safety. I learned about different aircraft, for example the layout of the exits. I even learned how to make /let the oxygen masks to come down for the passengers to breathe.
Learning English through Workplace Communication Stage 2:Safe flight I was very happy when I received my flight timetable. The night before my first flight, to Seoul, I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep well. I got to the airport early wearing my smart uniform. My boss / supervisor asked / urged / demanded / requested me to work in economy class.
Learning English through Workplace Communication Once we were in the air, the supervisor asked me to take something to the captain at the front of the plane. I’ve never seen so many dials and knobs! = Never have I seen 從沒有見過 so many dials and knobs. Or Never IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN … so many dials and knobs.
Learning English through Workplace Communication Stage 3: DANGER! At the end of the week, I worked on a flight to Sidney. I knew all the safety procedures confidently by then. The flight was smooth but then the pilot told us there was a storm coming. Not long after, the plane went up and down. One of the passengers starting to panic and I had to help her.
Learning English through Workplace Communication I enjoyed working as a flight attendant and I learned that although it is hard work and you need to know a lot about safety, it is very rewarding. I especially enjoyed talking to all the passengers.
Learning English through Social Issues Your school building is going to be pulled down as part of the redevelopment of the area. Write an article for your school magazine saying why you think this is not a good idea.
Liberal Studies: Heritage Preservation and Economic Development
Learning English through Social Issues Would you be sad to say goodbye to our school building? Recently, the government has announced plans to pull it down as part of a redevelopment project. They plan to redevelop the whole area and build new roads and modern community buildings such as our school and a new library.
Learning English through Social Issues Some people think the redevelopment is a good idea because the buildings will be newer. Others deem / reckon / believe / trust /recognize that it is a bad idea because it will destroy history and it will be a major waste of money. I agree that it is a bad idea.
Learning English through Social Issues 先破 It is true that some people think redevelopment is a good thing because it provides residents with modern facilities. It also helps Hong Kong to have an up to date image. However, is it worth erasing our city’s history just so that redevelopment can take place? The answer is clearly no.
Grammar: Worth VS Worthwhile 1. Is it worth erasing our city’s history? 2. Is it worthwhile to erase our city’s history? 3. Is it worth our while to erase our city’s history? 4. Is it worth it to erase our city’s history?
Learning English through Social Issues 後立 Firstly / To start with / To begin with / To commence with, I think it is a bad idea to destroy the school building because it is full of history. Such buildings deserve to be saved by the government. It was built over 100 years ago and there is no other building like it in Hong Kong.
Learning English through Social Issues Furthermore / Also / What is more / In addition, it will also be a great waste of money if the school building is destroyed. Although it is old, the building still looks good and is solid. Some of the bricks have lost their redness but this can be fixed easily.
Learning English through Social Issues To conclude / To sum up / After weighing the pros and cons, although some people think that redevelopment is important, it would be a bad idea to pull down the building because of its history and the waste of money. The government should preserve buildings which have years of history especially when there is nothing wrong with them.