liberal studies

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 31 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 31 May, 2011, 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which of the following are not true about Chan Kwok-yin?

a. He is on social welfare.

b. He takes the MTR to work.

c. He has a job.

d. He has a family of five.

2 According to Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, what aren't the reasons for unreasonably high transport costs?

a. Operators only care about profit.

b. Operators are not held accountable to the public.

c. Operators face no competition.

d. Operators are losing money.

3 According to Hung Wing-tat, Tin Shui Wai does not need more forms of transport because ..........................

a. there are too many people without jobs.

b. there is too little space.

c. there are too few passengers.

d. there is too much pollution.

4Chan Wai-man is critical about not having red mini-buses in Tin Shui Wai because .................

a. it is an important form of transport late at night.

b. it is a cheap mode of transport.

c. it is a quick form of transport.

d. it is not safe to travel on the MTR.

Think about

1 How do you think the society can help to reduce transport costs in Tin Shui Wai?

2 Some say the high transport costs may discourage people from going to work. Discuss how the high transport costs may affect the labour market of Tin Shui Wai.

3 Do you think transport operators are exploiting residents in Tin Shui Wai? What are your thoughts about finding a balance between corporate profit and social responsibility?


1 Facing ........................., the government has decided not to increase income tax.

2 Tom took a part-time job when he was 16 to reduce the ....................... on his family.

3 Let's go ride at the newly built ................. in Ma On Shan next week.


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

Vocabulary: 1. public pressure, 2. financial burden, 3. cycling routes