Stage to boost English skills

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 June, 2005, 12:00am

A concert organised by the South China Morning Post and Commercial Radio 2 (CR2) hopes to enhance young people's lifestyles through a broader use of the English language learned in a fun


The show, which will be held on June 18, is aimed at student subscribers of Young Post or the SCMP.

The Wide Horizon Mini Concert, which will kick off at 8pm at the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Cente in Kowloon Bay, also aims to help broaden the students' horizons and improve their attitude towards language learning.

Famous artists Edmond Leung Hon-man, Alex Fong Lik-sun and Yan Ng Yat-yin will perform at the show. CR2 DJs Sammy and Kitty will be the hosts.

Besides their popular tunes, the artists will sing English hits to encourage fans to explore the language, with fluency being the ultimate goal. The performers will also take part in fun, educational games with the audience.

Fong will spearhead a song and demonstration activity, while Ng and Leung will sing their favourite English songs and read lyrics, with the emphasis on syllables and phonetic structures.

The audience will also get a chance to put their English skills to the test.

They will be reminded that a good knowledge of English will help them secure a brighter


The SCMP is launching its 'Young Post Summer Holiday Reading Programme 2005' for secondary students.

In addition to enjoying Young Post every weekday, you once again have the chance to subscribe to the newspaper's Saturday issue this summer.

The weekend edition will feature fun stories as well as columns that will test your brain power.

There will be biographies, a summer challenge, inspirational stories, recipes, information about hiking trails and the Play Like A Pro column.

So subscribe. It is guaranteed to bring a new perspective to students who are keen to improve their language skills.

The Young Post Summer Reading Programme for secondary students costs $160 for 80 days from July 1 to September 10.

For subscription, call 2680 8822.