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Phonetics

Tapping into a stress buster turns into a pointless distraction

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Tuesday, 18 October, 2011, 12:00am

Tapping into a stress buster turns into a pointless distraction

Be Stress Free Fast US$0.99 Rating 1/10

Your 'Stress Free' experience starts with a free app - the test - which comprises 25 multiple choice questions to calculate your stress level. I clicked through it, answering 'usually true' to questions like 'I feel good about my life', and 'seldom true' to questions like 'I have physical pain'.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vocal woes silence show

'I am extremely sad to announce that we have to cancel our performance. We will make it up to you, I promise.'

- Simple Plan, August 12

It's common for singers to use voice problems as a reason, or an excuse, to end a show early, call off a meet-and-greet or even cancel a tour. (Although it's funny you never hear drummers complaining about back pain, do you?)

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Kit urges parents to pitch in

Parents are being encouraged to play an active role in teaching their children how to read with a new phonics kit due to be launched in Hong Kong in March.

Hooked on Phonics teaches native-English speakers to read English by using books, CDs, DVDs and flash cards. Programmes for Chinese-speaking children will be available later in the year.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Exercise a good way of beating stress

Everyone suffers from stress, from government officials to students. How do you cope? Some people start eating, others cry to let out their feelings. And some people get angry.

I'm sure we've all seen someone on the bus lose their temper and shout. We may think they're crazy, but maybe they're under a lot of pressure.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dream Date

Let's go get a sandwich, shall we? I'm getting a bit hungry.

Sure.

This one looks good! Chicken and mayonnaise on multi-grain bread . . . Yum!

I'll have a ham and cheese baguette, I think.

Oh, look at the gelato! I'll get a chocolate gelato as well.

Hey Anne, do you want a cookie?

8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Bringing English to life

Joan Afford, known to children as 'Mrs M', brings a 'Living English' approach to education which is designed to make English fun, enhance children's phonological awareness, and introduce topics ranging from pollution to the solar system.

Her shows are usually accompanied by music and guest appearances by her dog Kit-Katt - a hit with the children.

16 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

How big is our brain? The brain of an adult weighs about 1.4 kilograms. In fact, it weighs that from about the time we are six years old. That is when our brain reaches its full size.

21 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Tuning in to language success

Students at Lingnan College have improved their English-speaking skills through a phonetics class which uses music and dance as the medium of instruction.

The innovative idea, initiated by Professor Raymond Huang, an expert on human speech and phonetics, gives language learners a fascinating insight into the unexplored world of intonation.

20 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Aspiration leads way in TT closer

The Triple Trio was never meant to be easy and tomorrow night's Happy Valley one is another tough affair.

Three competitive events with chances abounding in each race although the Bruce Hutchison-trained, Steven King-ridden Aspiration appears to hold solid banker claims in the sixth event which concludes this wonderful exotic wager.

10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

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