liberal studies

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 June, 2010, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 What did a Form Three student put on the internet that led her to being attacked online?

a. vicious remarks about a dog

b. photos of a dog and a message saying she once hit it by accident

c. her personal details such as e-mail address, MSN account and the name of her school

d. a message defending herself against accusations of animal cruelty

2 Why did netizens make abusive comments about the girl?

a. The girl admitted having hit a dog.

b. She left vicious remarks about a dog.

c. Netizens believed a photo and a message were proof that she maltreated a dog, leading to its death.

d. Netizens acted on a request by the girl's classmate who owned the dog.

3 What attack did the netizens launch?

i) They compiled profiles of her with her personal particulars and posted them online.

ii) They posted abusive remarks online.

iii) They bombarded her with calls.

a. i) only

b. ii) only

c. i) and ii)

d. ii) and iii)

4 According to Ng Kam-kuen, many young people who join 'human flesh searches' ...

a. do not bother to find out whether the allegations are true.

b. succeed in reducing injustice in the cyberspace.

c. act on their own will.

d. exercise sound judgment.

Think about

1 Are 'human flesh searches' a fair way to cope with injustice?

2 Did netizens have enough evidence to prove the 14-year-old school girl maltreated the dog?

3 How should people judge what they read on the internet? In what ways will their actions affect the person in question?

4 How would you feel if your personal details such as MSN address, telephone number and even daily routines were revealed by others on the internet without your consent?

Use the vocabulary

1 The villagers organise an annual ceremony to ________________ the heroic deeds of their ancestors.

2 Kwong was sentenced to prison after being found guilty of a _______________ attack on his wife.

3 Country A has stopped the imports of toys from Country B in _____________________ for its decision to increase taxes.

4 Critics say the arrests of democracy activists in recent years is an infringement on ______________________________


May 25

Reading comprehension: 1. e, 2. e, 3. b, 4. e, 5. d

Use the vocabulary: 1. without charge, 2. obliged, 3. grassroots, 4. step up