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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 February, 2011, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 What does Annie Yu think is the biggest challenge of studying on the mainland?

a. Sharing dormitory rooms with others

b. Showering with 100 classmates in a bath house

c. Studying Maoism and Marxism

d. Studying Putonghua

2 According to Dr Zou Chong-hua, local students do not want to go to university on the mainland because ...

a. they prefer universities in developed countries.

b. they prefer to study at local universities.

c. they do not speak Putonghua.

d. they do not want to study Maoist ideas.

3 Which of the following is not Lik Hang-tsui's concern about studying on the mainland?

a. Mainland universities lack an international view.

b. Mainland universities do not have good English teachers.

c. Mainland universities tend to brainwash students.

d. Mainland universities lack funding from the central government.

4 According the Dr Zou, mainland universities distinguish themselves from other universities in terms of how ...

a. they are built.

b. they are run.

c. they recruit students.

d. they help students find jobs.

Think about

1 What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of studying at mainland universities?

2 Why are mainland universities keen to recruit Hong Kong students?

3 In what ways would economic development on the mainland affect the quality of education?


1 After six months, Mary is finally getting used to .................... at New York University.

2 Without ................., it is impossible to start a business on the mainland.

3 I could not get on the train because it was ................... with people.

4 English skills give local students .................... mainland students, but the gap is narrowing as the mainland continues to connect with the rest of the world.


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

Vocabulary: 1. campus life, 2. connections, 3. packed, 4. an edge over