Urban Jungle

One of the things professionals of all types have to do on a regular basis is keep up with the latest news in their industry. We do this by attending workshops, international seminars and conferences and by joining further education courses.

Friday, 28 November, 2008, 12:00am

Exams body fails on test questions

The Ombudsman has found 'serious weakness' in the way the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority sets up its test questions.

The watchdog received 100 complaints from students in April and May about unclear instructions in a question in the Hong Kong A-level Use of English listening paper on April 5.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Joe and Jenny are discussing Joe's sister's boyfriend. Listen to what they say about him and then answer the questions. Tick the boxes that show what Joe says is positive about his sister's boy friend.

Question 1

Tick the boxes that show what Joe says is positive about his sister's boy friend.

Question 2

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


Question 1

What is the date of Connie's birthday? Tick the correct box.

Question 2

Leo and Lily are choosing a DVD as a present for Lily's mum. Which movie has mum already seen on DVD? Tick the correct box.

Question 3

Which list belongs to the man who is going to decorate his bedroom?

Question 4

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Vets hunt for deadly ticks

Hong Kong Jockey Club veterinary staff yesterday began an onerous sweep of the Sha Tin training complex.

They were searching for, but desperately hoping not to find, the tick from the rhipicephalus family, which spreads the potentially fatal equine disease piroplasmosis.

17 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Big guns find it hard to leave their mark

While Tung Chee-hwa might have been fulsome in his praise of the voter stamp, it presented a few problems for political heavyweights Martin Lee Chu-ming and Allen Lee Peng-fei.

An early arrival to vote in the Peak constituency, the Democratic Party chairman complained about the chop.

29 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Elderly voter ticks off 'son-in-law'

An elderly voter addressing a New Territories East forum yesterday likened choosing a candidate to picking a good son-in-law.

'We have to listen carefully with our ears sharp, our eyesight clear so that we can decide who is the best son-in-law and give the person a tick on May 24,' he told the election gathering in Sheung Shui.

16 May 1998 - 12:00am

Royal dead ringer

It must be hard being the child of a famous actor. How do Paul Newman's children cope when strangers hear their father is called Paul and say 'shame he's not the Paul Newman,' and they have to respond 'well, actually, he is'.

I used to travel to school on the bus with a girl whose mother made a living out of playing the Queen.

5 Sep 1996 - 12:00am