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  • Better English includes the Higher Reaches and Study Buddy pages, which appear in Young Post on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively.
  • These pages feature exercises designed to help you improve your English.
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  • Better English includes the Higher Reaches and Study Buddy pages, which appear in Young Post on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively.
  • These pages feature exercises designed to help you improve your English.
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  • To ‘look’ at something is to turn your eyes towards it so you can see it
  • Check your answers
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  • Mr Fix-it is a small odd-job business in Stanley. People call Mr Fix-it to get small jobs done in their homes that they cannot do themselves. Listen to the three phone calls Mr Fix-it received this morning and then fill in the information sheet for each job
  • Listen to the listening audio and answer the questions
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  • Two bakers create illusion cakes that look just like the real thing
  • Scroll down to check out the script and answers
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  • Better English includes the Higher Reaches and Study Buddy pages, which appear in Young Post on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively.
  • These pages feature exercises designed to help you improve your English.
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College & Uni Life

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  • Besides tuition fees, you need to budget for accommodation, food and other expenses
  • You should also check if you are allowed to work on a student visa
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  • The spread of Covid-19 has forced a lot of the Class of 2020 to rethink their futures
  • More college freshmen and current students are considering taking a year out to volunteer, take on an internship and gain perspective
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  • The Ivy League school says the Class of 2025 will only need to submit pass/fail grades
  • Applications will continue to be judged on community involvement, employment and other out of classroom factors
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  • While at secondary school, Abby Yuen had no idea what she wanted to do.
  • Some time off from studying helped her find a part-time career, and decide on an academic path that was right for her
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Skateboarding artist Mohsan Lin cemented his sense of identity and learned to be independent in his year off from studies

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Read how Yasmin’s experiences during her year off helped prepare her for studying, and for a thriving career

College & Uni Life

Career Advice

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  • Don’t look too closely at the LinkedIn profiles of Nintendo’s Mario or luchador/chef El Fuerte from ‘Street Fighter’
  • These game protagonists all have some explaining to do when they need to make a business card
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  • Many people mistakenly believe that teaching young kids is easy, but it requires a lot of training and hard work
  • Children mentally and physically develop very quickly, so the way they are taught must change too
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  • The former KVD Beauty is in the top three of the show judged by global beauty experts Val Garland and Dominic Skinner
  • The former St Paul's Convent School student hopes to emulate brands such as Dior and YSL, working on both fashion and cosmetics
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  • Hard work, sensitivity and responsibility are important qualities of surgeons, say doctors Tony Chan and Allan Chan
  • Be prepared to sacrifice personal and family time, because even a minor mistake could cause injury or death
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  • A developed medical system needs more than doctors and nurses - lab techs are important health care workers too
  • Two graduates from City University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences programme talk about their work and job prospects
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As Gen Z competes for jobs with advanced machines, communication abilities like listening and relationship building will help them get ahead

Career Advice

Events

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  • Practice papers are one of the best ways to prepare for a major exam
  • Sitting the test in real exam conditions is an even better way to get ready for the DSE
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  • We are arranging a second round of mock exams to help you prepare for this compulsory subject
  • Given the class suspension and social distancing, it will be hosted via Zoom
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This hackathon-style challenge offers a rare chance for local STEM students to work with their overseas counterpart

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This is a chance for like-minded STEM students to join forces and solve real-life problems

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The hackathon-style competition challenged local and overseas secondary students to pitch their best ideas on how to combat ocean pollution

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Top designs include a robot that collects waste on beaches, and a prototype that filters pollutants from seawater

Events

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// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Winemaking sisters in Thailand face tight restrictions on alcohol sales that favour billionaire drinks producers [September 22, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: The beautiful game [Sept 21, 2020]
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Sindy calls a travel agent
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY ANSWERS: The biggest fight Thailand’s female Muay Thai boxers face is the one against sexism [September 16, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: History of chickens: how the bird became world’s primary protein source [September 15, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: Look lively! [September 14, 2020]
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Mr Fix-It
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Hong Kong bakers cook up some eye-popping illusions
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: The woman who changed science forever
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY ANSWERS: How Bollywood’s Kapoor family tree have kept the ‘First Family of Indian Cinema’ on screens for more than 90 years [September 23, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Winemaking sisters in Thailand face tight restrictions on alcohol sales that favour billionaire drinks producers [September 22, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: The beautiful game [Sept 21, 2020]
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Sindy calls a travel agent
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY ANSWERS: The biggest fight Thailand’s female Muay Thai boxers face is the one against sexism [September 16, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: History of chickens: how the bird became world’s primary protein source [September 15, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: Look lively! [September 14, 2020]
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Mr Fix-It
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Hong Kong bakers cook up some eye-popping illusions
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Appreciation: Chadwick Boseman held the screen with power and unerring purpose [September 8, 2020]
// Learning Resources
15 clothing and fashion idioms to make your writing more stylish
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: Taking centre stage [Sept 7, 2020]
// Exam tips
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// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Hong Kong’s third Covid-19 wave
// Listening scripts
Nick tells Sze-wing about a creature from Japanese folklore that has gone viral
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY ANSWERS: How to make pork and shrimp siu mai [September 2, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong’s wealthy ‘silver seniors’ create gap in market for high-end elderly homes [September 1, 2020]
// Tech & Gaming
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider? And 5 other video game heroes with really weird jobs
// Learn
Top study tips from IB 2020 top scorers
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Appreciation: Chadwick Boseman held the screen with power and unerring purpose [September 8, 2020]
// Learning Resources
15 clothing and fashion idioms to make your writing more stylish
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: Taking centre stage [Sept 7, 2020]
// Exam tips
11 Instagram accounts that will help you study for the DSE
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Hong Kong’s third Covid-19 wave
// Listening scripts
Nick tells Sze-wing about a creature from Japanese folklore that has gone viral
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY ANSWERS: How to make pork and shrimp siu mai [September 2, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong’s wealthy ‘silver seniors’ create gap in market for high-end elderly homes [September 1, 2020]
// Tech & Gaming
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider? And 5 other video game heroes with really weird jobs
// Learn
Top study tips from IB 2020 top scorers
// Money
How much does it really cost to study abroad?
// College & Uni Life
Is a gap year the ultimate answer to 2020?
// Discover
17 commonly mispronounced foods and how to say them, from quinoa to Sriracha
// Career Advice
Make a difference with a career in early childhood education
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Who needs Google Maps? Go analogue next time you travel [June 30, 2020]
// TV
Meet BBC ‘Glow Up’ finalist Ophelia Liu
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: What's that smell? [June 29, 2020]
// Learning Resources
12 English idioms about jobs and going to work to improve your writing
// Listening scripts
These beautiful wild parrots call Hong Kong home
// English exercises
5-Minute Listening Exercise: The Wrong End of the Stick
// Money
How much does it really cost to study abroad?
// College & Uni Life
Is a gap year the ultimate answer to 2020?
// Discover
17 commonly mispronounced foods and how to say them, from quinoa to Sriracha
// Career Advice
Make a difference with a career in early childhood education
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Who needs Google Maps? Go analogue next time you travel [June 30, 2020]
// TV
Meet BBC ‘Glow Up’ finalist Ophelia Liu
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: What's that smell? [June 29, 2020]
// Learning Resources
12 English idioms about jobs and going to work to improve your writing
// Listening scripts
These beautiful wild parrots call Hong Kong home
// English exercises
5-Minute Listening Exercise: The Wrong End of the Stick
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Why it pays to know your venomous snake species in Hong Kong [June 24, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: How a ‘dead mall’ in Taiwan was transformed into a public water park [June 23, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: That's the thing [June 22, 2020]
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Cakes for healthcare heroes
// Global
Harvard won’t require standardised test scores for applications next year due to Covid-19
// Listening scripts
5-Minute Listening Exercise: Gingerbread House
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Meet Hokkaido’s Zushihocky, part rice, part clam [June 17, 2020]
// Career Advice
Want to be a neurosurgeon? Here's what you need to know
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHERS Answers: The countries that can’t wait for Chinese, South Korean and Russian tourists to return [June 16, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: The A-list [June 15, 2020]
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Why it pays to know your venomous snake species in Hong Kong [June 24, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: How a ‘dead mall’ in Taiwan was transformed into a public water park [June 23, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: That's the thing [June 22, 2020]
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Cakes for healthcare heroes
// Global
Harvard won’t require standardised test scores for applications next year due to Covid-19
// Listening scripts
5-Minute Listening Exercise: Gingerbread House
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Meet Hokkaido’s Zushihocky, part rice, part clam [June 17, 2020]
// Career Advice
Want to be a neurosurgeon? Here's what you need to know
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHERS Answers: The countries that can’t wait for Chinese, South Korean and Russian tourists to return [June 16, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: The A-list [June 15, 2020]
// Career Advice
Hong Kong lab technicians on their role in testing for disease
// English exercises
5-Minute Listening Exercise: The cinema debate: to eat or not to eat
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Teens take climate change fight online amid Covid-19 pandemic
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Hong Kong singer-actress Lesley Chiang on how we should talk about mental health [June 10, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: Inside a French couple’s Lamma Island bolt-hole [June 9, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: It quite quiet here [June 8, 2020]
// Learning Resources
Sign up for the Young Archi'Tech' programme to explore architectural design
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Bye bye! Speedy Bird
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Students finally return to school in Hong Kong after Covid-19 closures [June 3, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: He couldn’t tell they were Chinese: dying Chinatown of Havana, Cuba, documented in US-based photographer’s exhibition [June 2, 2020]
// Career Advice
Hong Kong lab technicians on their role in testing for disease
// English exercises
5-Minute Listening Exercise: The cinema debate: to eat or not to eat
// Listening scripts
Listen and Learn with YouTube videos: Teens take climate change fight online amid Covid-19 pandemic
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Hong Kong singer-actress Lesley Chiang on how we should talk about mental health [June 10, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: Inside a French couple’s Lamma Island bolt-hole [June 9, 2020]
// English exercises
VOCAB ANSWERS: It quite quiet here [June 8, 2020]
// Learning Resources
Sign up for the Young Archi'Tech' programme to explore architectural design
// Listening scripts
5 Minute Listening: Bye bye! Speedy Bird
// English exercises
STUDY BUDDY Answers: Students finally return to school in Hong Kong after Covid-19 closures [June 3, 2020]
// English exercises
HIGHER REACHES Answers: He couldn’t tell they were Chinese: dying Chinatown of Havana, Cuba, documented in US-based photographer’s exhibition [June 2, 2020]
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