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  1. Do you ever talk to English speakers?

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Interviews by Jolene Otremba Lily Kwok Age: 15 Top Tunes: hip-hop music I want to, but I don't get a lot of chances. I usually talk to my teachers in English. Being around foreigners can greatly improve your English. I've noticed that if I hear a sentence from a foreigner, I learn a new phrase and verbs. I've never taken English lessons because all my classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509125/do-you-ever-talk-english-speakers
  2. Learn English from the heart

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... popular second languages all over the world, English is still the language of business, and the one most people learn. This makes it a key tool for global communication. But it is not an easy ... English is still one of the most common and popular languages in the world. Many people want to learn English, but not everybody knows the best way to learn. They say it is very difficult. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710238/learn-english-heart
  3. The word-master

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... It traces not only the history of this dictionary but, even more fascinating, that of the English language. In the first chapter, Winchester writes: 'The English language- so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy, so subtle, and now in its never-ending fullness so undeniably magnificent- is in its essence the language of invasion.' How true. People often mistake English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439566/word-master
  4. Two things parents need to help their children become bilingual: patience and flash cards

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... character-building experience in the long run, but I didn't know that at the time. Because of this experience in foreign language acquisition, I'm determined to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my children as they learn a second language. The timing of my new-found determination is auspicious. One Friday, my youngest came home with a low mark in a Putonghua dictation. She was demoralised. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985358/two-things-parents-need-help-their-children-become-bilingual-patience-and-flash-cards
  5. Peng Di, veteran foreign correspondent

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been endorsed by party elder Zhou Enlai, who wanted recruits with English language skills who understood America. In Yanan, they joined the Xinhua news agency. With their language skills, ... who owned The Washington Post. He also accompanied late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping on his ground-breaking visit to the United States in 1979. His career as a foreign correspondent spanned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005985/peng-di-veteran-foreign-correspondent
  6. Talkies! Puppy love brings English alive

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Tails were wagging when two-year-old golden retriever Ah-fat led a group of three dogs on a mission to help raise pupils' English skills in a Hong Kong primary school. Children previously shy and reluctant to speak the language could not hide their glee when they met Ah-fat along with Choi, a pug, and Paz, a vast Newfoundland, at San Wai Commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540920/talkies-puppy-love-brings-english-alive
  7. Chinese-language movies have 1 in 2 chance of clinching best film title

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The chance that a Chinese-language film will grab top honours at the upcoming Asian Film Awards rose yesterday after three were nominated for best film. Of these, Bodyguards ... the Nanking Massacre during the second world war, secured three nominations. Matsu Takako (Villon's Wife) and Li Bingbing (The Message) will lock horns over the best actress award. Wada Emi, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704263/chinese-language-movies-have-1-2-chance-clinching-best-film-title
  8. Language point

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you know how to use these animal idioms to make your English more interesting? blind as a bat To have poor eye-sight or to see badly in the dark to shed crocodile tears To pretend you are sad and upset about something when you are actually not when the cows come home Never! to flog a dead horse To work hard at something that will never be a success to have a frog in your throat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424013/language-point
  9. Building up your own library

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... or folder so you can look at it whenever you want. If you keep all your Vocabulary pages, you will soon be the proud owner of a very useful English language resource. Using the page 1 If you look ... John Millen This is your vocabulary page. It helps you build up your knowledge of English words and phrases and use them with fun and confidence. This page is not trying to replace your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691210/building-your-own-library
  10. Language point

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You will remember that homophones are small confusing words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Which is the correct word in each of these sentences? 1. Your brother has (groan/grown) three centimetres during the past six months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435197/language-point

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