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  • Charles has not gone to work since suffering a twisted ankle while playing football. He says he never left home but, according to Hazel, he was at the cinema with a young woman. How could that be?
  • Listen to the audio file and check your answers below
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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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  • This week, we look at 10 popular expression built around the word 'that'
  • Check your answers
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  • A bakery in Hong Kong is making cakes and biscuits for frontline hospital staff during the coronavirus pandemic
  • A weekly listening exercise featuring a trending YouTube video to help you keep up with the news and improve your English
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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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  • 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

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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

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Whether your grades weren't what you hoped for, or you've simply always wanted a more practical career, there are plenty of other tertiary education opportunities

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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

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