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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 September, 2010, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 The Registrar of Marriages has ruled that W cannot marry her boyfriend because ...

a. W was not born in Hong Kong.

b. W's boyfriend is a transsexual.

c. her birth certificate indicates that she is a man.

d. her identity card shows that she is a man.

2 Which of the following statement does not represent Joanne Leung Wing-yan's views?

a. The government should allow W's marriage to her boyfriend.

b. All transsexual people should have the right to marry their partners.

c. People here lack an understanding of transgender and transsexual people.

d. The government is under pressure from religious groups to oppose W's case.

3 Michael Vidler pointed out the government is inconsistent in the fact that ...

a. Hong Kong is a fair society and yet the government opposes W's marriage.

b. it provides transgender surgery and gender therapy in public hospitals but denies these patients their new identities.

c. it allows societies like ILGA to help transsexuals and yet does not support their actions.

d. under its laws, every resident has the right to marry but W cannot marry her boyfriend.

4 According to Joanne Leung Wing-yan, some transgender or transsexual people do not reveal their new genders to others because ...

a. they are afraid it will get them into trouble.

b. they are uncomfortable with their new identities.

c. their parents tell them not to.

d. they are worried that the public will not accept them.

Think about

1 Do you think W should be allowed to marry her boyfriend having had the sex-change operation?

2 Is your answer to question 1 based on your religion, traditions or other values?

3 What do you think defines a woman/man? Compare your answers with others.


Fill in the blanks with the correct answers

1 A group of construction workers are ________ their employer _______ because they have not been paid for several months.

2 It has been raining heavily over the past few days because the city is ________ a tropical storm.

3 Mary can _______ a broad range of fashion styles.

4 There's not enough space in the classroom for the children, _________ their helpers.


Reading comprehension: 1. c, 2. d, 3. b, 4. d

Vocabulary: 1. taking ... to court, 2. under the influence of, 3. relate to, 4. let alone