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  1. Who's got talent?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week we look at a phenomenon that has swept the globe: the television talent show Make me a star Choose the correct words to complete this short article A talent show is a live (performance / listening) programme where (workers / contestants) sing, dance or perform for (prizes / stars). Over the past few years, almost every television company ...

  2. Answering the phone at work

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week We look at communication in the workplace Almost all people have to answer the phone at some point during their work day. Phone calls are important and they have to be dealt with efficiently by the person who picks up the phone. Today, that person is you Useful Phrases Here are some phrases that will help you be more efficient when you answer ...

  3. The difference between 'if' and 'when'

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Some of you may be confused about the use of 'when' and 'if'. These two little words are very important for joining two sentences together to say what will happen as a follow-up to something else happening. Look at the following two se ...

  4. Picture this

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... This is a must-have quality reference book that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf. DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary Published by Dorling Kindersley/Oxford University Press ISBN 0 7513 6436 3 John ...

  5. Stressed out Kit plans to quit

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Chapter 6 TEAR BEAN TO flow down Kit Kelly's face and her hands twisted in her lap as if she were washing off some stubborn dirt that would not go away. Pamplemousse pulled up a chair and sat directly opposite her. She began to speak in a low whisper ...

  6. Prebble promises to do all he can to prevent Whyte's perfect 10

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with quite a few of the Chinese trainers, a strong link with Caspar Fownes and even John Size has said he'll use me more,' Prebble said. 'But Caspar, for example, doesn't ...

  7. John Ang

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... John Rocha-style. What do you wear on weekends? Sandals, worn-out jeans or trousers, shirts and sunglasses. Fashion no-nos? Versace and Hermes are too much for me. Man-bag or jacket pockets? ... an oversized style my wife bought for me some years ago for our wedding anniversary. Before that I had never worn a watch that was larger than the size of my wrist. My wife changed my attitude and now ...

  8. Young guns look set to get Size back on track

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Today's Sha Tin meeting will give punters their first real look at the revitalised John Size yard, which endured its worst season in 2006-07 and is widely tipped to bounce straight back. Size has only been in Hong Kong six years and has been champion trainer four times, as well as runner-up to Tony Cruz when the local star set a record of 91 winners in 2004-05. So ...

  9. More Bountiful proves that Size matters

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even before his Hong Kong training career was any more than a fanciful idea, John Size was renowned in Sydney as a man who could take over a horse and improve it. Time and again he gained well-explored horses from elsewhere and made them not just winners, but winners often beyond the reasonable dreams of their connections. With one of his Group One winners in Australia, El Mirada, Size ...

  10. listening

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen, Sara Yin, Will Clem

    ... Exercises by John Millen. The voices on the clips are Sara Yin and Will Clem. Question 1 A fact, a question or an opinion Listen to these extracts from a podcast interview Luigi, a Hong Kong-based Italian chef, did last month. When you listen to something, it is always important to know the difference between a question, a statement of fact and an opinion. Listen to each extract ...




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