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  1. Too hot to handle?

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Australia's Kevin Rudd may find his climate-change pledges hard to live up to, given the costs involved, writes Philip Bowring Australia's belated signing of the Kyoto Protocol ... but the road to electoral disaster is paved with good intentions. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  2. Philip Chen steps into new China role at Swire

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Veteran steps down as chief executive of Cathay Pacific after just 27 months Philip Chen Nan-lok will give up his job as chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways on July 1 to become ... they are taking somebody of Philip Chen's aptitude and reputation and putting him in [the mainland] demonstrates this commitment.' However, the announcement came as a surprise to other analysts ...

  3. Philips aims for green with energy-savers

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Philips Hong Kong chief executive Wiebo Vaartjes aims to capture green money by promoting energy-saving lighting and environmentally friendly flagship electronic products ... increase public awareness of green products, offering business opportunities for companies such as Philips, which has been promoting energy-saving and sustainability concepts since the 1980s. Royal ...

  4. Haunted house mystery

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Written by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Understanding the tone and mood in a passage is an important skill. Read the story about four friends who stay in a strange old house to solve a mystery. Try to understand how they are feeling as you read. Are their attitudes positive, negative or neutral? The carriage finally came to a stop outside a large, old house standing far back from ...

  5. Self or others?

    Posted Jun 18th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Speaking By Philip Leetch Paper 3 Part A In this part you will have five minutes after you have been given the question to prepare your ideas and jot down some notes to help you remember what you want to say. Be careful not to write down too much as then you will not seem to be reading out something you have prepared. This is not allowed. The discussion must be as natural ...

  6. Direct questions

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... By Philip Leetch Paper 1a14 Some questions will be ordinary questions you answer every day with no tables, bubbles, choices or clever formats. Read the passage carefully and then answer the questions. Try to reword and show understanding of things that are implied and not directly stated in the text. An extract from a story It was just like in a film. They had got lost, Mike's ...

  7. Focusing on staff leads to growth and success

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... electronics giant Philips has been focusing on raising staff engagement levels by implementing the 'One Philips' concept in Hong Kong. 'The management staff started to think about how ... and strength, we now talk about how to grow our people and engage them,' Ms Ng said. To help managerial staff adjust to the growth culture and develop their leadership skills, Philips has launched ...

  8. Work and study pay off with promotion

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the commitment becomes considerably easier with employer encouragement and financial support as Katherine Kwok, manager, Philips APAC Learning Services and Management Development, discovered. 'I joined Philips as an officer in the learning and development team handling training administration and logistics, but I didn't have any academic background in the training field as my ...

  9. Context

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Philip Leetch Paper 1a What type of writing is this? Match the following texts with the items in the list of different types of writing. A I refer to your editorial of June 15 ('Save the old'), and wish to express my strong support for your proposal to increase social welfare payments to the growing number of poor old people in Hong Kong. B I intend to present you first ...

  10. Weddings

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Prepared by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read the short passages on the right and then use your knowledge and the context of the words to answer the questions. A One of the many advantages of studying in Toronto was making friends with people from many different cultures and communities. I was very happy when my classmate Stephanos, who is Greek, invited me to his wedding. It was going ...




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