Doing research

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 May, 2006, 12:00am

Miss Chan said we can find books about Hong Kong in the Central Library.

Okay, let's start by finding out where the history books are located.

Any luck?

Guess what? I've found this really good book about Hong Kong!

Wow, it's got loads of pictures and information about Hong Kong since the 19th century.

Fantastic. This book will fit the bill for our history project.

Paul, what's the matter?

Oh, no! You left your library card inside. What a shame!

Language points

1. Any luck?

a phrase used to ask someone if they've had any success with something

E.g. Any luck with the tickets? No, they were all sold out.

2. fit the bill

appropriate for a particular purpose or situation

E.g. We need a table for the living room, and I think this one fits the bill.

3. What a shame

what a pity/it's too bad

E.g. Oh no, you can't come to Paul's birthday party tomorrow? What a shame!


What can you find in the Central Library other than books?

Which period of Hong Kong history are you most interested in?