land development

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2010, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which of the following is not true about Tin Shui Wai?

a. It is a town filled with sad people.

b. It has an unemployment rate of 9 per cent, the highest in Hong Kong.

c. It has more than 350,000 residents.

d. The residents are in need of jobs.

2 The memorandum between the government and Mightycity Company reveals that ...

a. Tin Shui Wai does not have an adequate workforce.

b. The government has no interest in developing Tin Shui Wai.

c. The government has given up the needs of the residents in favour of the developer.

d. The government is deeply concerned about the interests of people who live in Tin Shui Wai.

3 The residents in Tin Shui Wai protested against the government because ...

a. there's a lack of recreational facilities.

b. they do not think the business proposals would create more jobs.

c. they think the government does not care about their livelihood and survival.

d. they think the transportation subsidy for them to commute to work is not enough.

4 Fung and Liu are examples of locals who ...

a. want to live on welfare.

b. want to work and support themselves.

c. want to get out of Tin Shui Wai.

d. want to have a market built in Tin Shui Wai.

Think about

1 What is your impression of Tin Shui Wai? Do you think the 'City of Sadness' is an accurate description of the place?

2 What do you think the government should do to help Tin Shui Wai residents?

3 How can the government balance the interests of developers and the needs of residents in town planning?

Vocabulary

1 The leaked documents from WikiLeaks have _______________________________ many secret deals among countries and created unstable political situations.

2 Due to a lack of funding for the project, employment chances are _________________ .

3 Every year, many young people bid for a place at the Chinese New Year Fair, ____________________________ to make some profit.

Answers:

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

Vocabulary: 1. revealed, 2. far and few between, 3. sensing a chance