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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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  • Check your answers here
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  • With the Australian Open in full swing, learn some important terms about tennis.
  • Check your answers here.
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  • Add something new to your writing this Chinese New Year with these words all about bulls
  • What other words and phrases would you add to our list?
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  • A fast-food restaurant was unearthed in Pompeii, the city famously destroyed by Vesuvius
  • Its discovery teaches us a lot about Ancient Roman life and habits
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  • Ahead of this year’s application deadline, we get some expert advice about your how to rank your potential admission options
  • If academics are not your strong suit, the VTC or other vocational and trainee opportunities could be a good alternative
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  • This week we talk about getting professional help from a counsellor, underage drinking, peer pressure and making friends
  • If you have difficult, embarrassing or awkward questions to ask about teen life, send them in anonymously, and‘Friend of a Friend’ will do their best to help you
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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
College & Uni Life

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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

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