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  1. Uniform approach to design fails to inspire

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung The uniforms a city or country wears advertise its character - think of the London bobby or the Canadian Mountie. A change of uniform should therefore be managed with care. ... dressed up as difficult-to-doubt expertise? Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong- based university editor. philipkcyeung2@yahoo.com ...

  2. Parks and pleasure

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read the passages and answer the questions. Favourite theme parks 1 Top Towers Set in the English countryside, the park covers 800 acres with beautiful gardens and 35 different rides and attractions. It was opened in 1980 and has a good range of eating outlets. The service is good and the staff friendly. The park is open from end of March to late ...

  3. Spineless officials raise their white flags again

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Now that Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat has joined the Executive Council, can it be long before it is tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-shing's turn to become a member ... and special interests are under scrutiny, official surrenders to insiders and rural landowners are doubly shocking. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  4. City sights

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Prepared by Philip Leetch Paper 1a This is a skimming exercise. Glance through the list of attractions in a large city, read the questions at the bottom, and then try to locate the information which will enable you to answer them. 1 Museum of Toys, open daily, 10am-5pm, admission free. A large old house is packed with old toys. There are hundreds of dolls, dolls' houses, ...

  5. The monster devouring our English capability

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Opinions are plastic. But facts are stubbornly metallic. Of 100,000 candidates at last year's Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, more than 12,000 earned ... education system. Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong- based university editor. philipkcyeung2@yahoo.com ...

  6. Coping with homonyms

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Philip Leetch Paper 1a Homonyms are words which look alike but have different meanings. For example, a row (an argument or a line of things), a clock (a timepiece) and to clock (to hit someone). When a homonym is used, you need to use the context to work out the meaning of the word. 1 The young man had not been at the palace for long, but he already had a plan in his mind. One day ...

  7. Budget solutions

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Hong Kong's reserves should be used to stimulate the economy now, without risking future fiscal health, writes Philip Bowring It is difficult to make sense of the stream of leaked ... of competence. Compulsory saving is essential - but so are competition and low costs. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  8. Evening is the Whole Day

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Annetta

    ... Philip Annetta Evening is the Whole Day There is something of the explorer's satisfaction - the thrill of the new - in reading an assured debut novel and Preeta Samarasan's Evening is the Whole Day delivers this generously. The story centres on the fortunes of the Rajasekharans, a wealthy Tamil Indian family in the town of Ipoh, Malaysia (the France-resident ...

  9. Separation anxiety

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Asia's democratic progress is being undermined by the political manipulation of its judiciaries, writes Philip Bowring The clear signal from Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang ... circumstances, the first of these is by far the most important. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  10. Airs and graces

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Lord

    ... Philip Lord Drop the top of a luxury roadster and you soon leave the recession behind. There are not many better cars than the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 for an early morning blast up the Old Pacific Highway, on the northern fringes of Sydney. The old road between Mooney Mooney Bridge and Mount Whit is just right for a relaxed top-down sprint. Mercedes-Benz updated its SLK range last ...




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