I REFER to Johnny Cheung's letter headlined, 'Make English interesting for students' (South China Morning Post, January 8).Tuesday, 30 January, 1996, 12:00am
I REFER to Johnny Cheung's letter headlined, 'Make English interesting for students' (South China Morning Post, January 8).
Mr Cheung said that the standard of English of Hong Kong students is poor. I agree with him. Hong Kong students only learn English to pass exams. They only learn the grammar that is necessary to develop some reading and writing skills.30 Jan 1996 - 12:00am
I REFER to Mr Johnny Cheung's letter concerning waste-paper collection bins (South China Morning Post, August 9).
Mr Cheung's comments on the design of the bin and the size of its label are noted and will be taken into consideration when more waste-paper collection bins are purchased in the future.9 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
IT is astonishing and deplorable to learn that more than 15 million plastic bags are used every day, mostly from supermarkets.
Many customers demand more plastic bags than they need when they go to these supermarkets. They just take it for granted and do not care about the environment.
The supermarkets should therefore charge customers for each plastic bag.30 May 1995 - 12:00am
TWENTY to 30 years ago, it was very difficult to get into a university in Hong Kong. Part of the reason was that there were only two such institutions.
Also, entrance requirements demanded high academic standards from students applying to become undergraduates.19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am
I APPRECIATE a programme called One Minute's English, which is shown on the Chinese channels, as it teaches us a lot of useful and practical information in English.
However, I think it would be advisable for the director of the programme, to lay greater emphasis on grammar and tenses, because many students, including me, are poor in the use of them.26 Aug 1993 - 12:00am
I'M sure many people have seen the cartoon advertisement on environmental protection on television. Its content is both laudable and attractive. But the message it brings out is ambiguous.
The advert shouldn't just urge people to save the globe by protecting the environment, but should clearly point out what can be done to protect it, in ways that people can relate to.16 Feb 1993 - 12:00am