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Education in the United States

First meeting of advisory body in national education

An advisory body set up to address public concerns over the introduction of the controversial national education curriculum met for the first time yesterday.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 2:46am

Liberal arts more relevant than ever

The late Steve Jobs' biographer, Walter Isaacson, once asked his subject how he saw himself. To this, the Apple wunderkind replied: 'I am a humanities person', but also someone with a strong passion in electronics.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

sports development

Reading comprehension

1 According to Trisha Leahy, sports will suffer unless ...

a. the government spends more money on sports facilities.

b. athletes are given more flexibility in their academic schedules.

c. more scholarships are given to outstanding local athletes.

d. Hong Kong organises a major sports event.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

social injustice

Reading comprehension

1 Which of the following is not true about Qian Mingqi?

a. He bombed three Linchuan government buildings within 27 minutes on the morning of May 26.

b. He owned a five-storey house that was demolished by the local authorities in 2002 to make way for the construction of a highway that was never built.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 What inspired Zhou Jinhua to call his exhibition Destiny with the theme of forced demolitions on the mainland?

a. He suffered setbacks on his road to becoming an artist.

b. The death of his close friends.

c. The demolition of his house in Sichuan.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

education system

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Students in Shanghai are best in .................... when compared to the rest of the industrialised world.

a. creative writing

b. mathematics,

reading and science

c. scientific research

d. music and art

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Are 'brand-name schools' taking over?

People today, especially teenagers, spend a lot of money on brand-name products. For instance, you can buy a pair of jeans from a market stall, but many people prefer to buy Levis. Why? Are they better? Do they last longer? No. It is because of the logo on the back of the jeans.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 The reason the government wants to reduce the number Form One classes is:

a. there will not be enough students in the coming years.

b. many parents have decided not to let their children study in Hong Kong.

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

HK students score well on maths

Students in Hong Kong did better at getting the right answers than showing how they reached a solution in the latest World Class Tests for Maths and Problem Solving, researchers say.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Government keen on water conservation

I refer to the letter by Nigel Lam ('Water recycling efforts rejected', December 8).

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am