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  • Hong Kong and the mainland have kept separate networks for matching patients with organ donors, but the city’s government wants to change this
  • At the end of last September, close to 3,000 patients were awaiting an organ transplant in the city, said Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau
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  • Guests will be transported to the Mushroom Kingdom of Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise with in-person and augmented reality features across the new land
  • Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio linked below; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page
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  • Food preferences can evolve, but what does not change is if foods such as coriander and broccoli taste bitter to you – this is inherited
  • This page is for students who want to take their understanding to the next level with difficult vocabulary and questions to test their inference skills
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  • Each week, this page presents an interesting story that we have adjusted to be more accessible for all English learners
  • The city is home to more than 40 snake species – 14 of them are venomous
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  • People often heap poon choi with premium ingredients like roast meat and seafood, but don’t forget to make sure it is a balanced meal with vegetables and rice
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Hongkongers are now required to pay a higher fee for every bag they take at checkout, but some argue it is not nearly enough to make an impact on plastic waste pollution
  • Environmental NGO found that three-fourths of respondents surveyed in June said the charge should be raised to at least HK$2 to deter shoppers from using plastic bags
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College & Uni Life

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  • For Hong Kong students who have finished the Diploma of Secondary Education exam, they must shine on the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas) interview
  • Because of the coronavirus pandemic, some interviews are still being held online, and we give advice to help you prepare
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  • Founded in 2016, Access Abroad Hong Kong’s volunteers last year helped 62 of its mentees gain entrance to elite UK schools such as Cambridge University
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Becoming more independent from your family is a huge step, but it’s not easy to start the new school year in an unfamiliar place without the comforts of home
  • A former boarding school student gives advice for anyone who is feeling nervous about living in a dormitory and starting at a new school
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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
College & Uni Life

Career Advice

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  • Nicole Chong from Serenity Casket and Funerals delves into the tough but fulfilling work of providing grieving families with comfort and closure
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Four years ago, Kelvin Tan left a job in accounting to restore and tune pianos – a career which requires him to ‘talk’ to instruments using skills which take years to master
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • A Hong Kong NGO is organising a smartphone app design contest for the city’s students
  • The winners will get the chance to intern at major companies and job shadow senior executive
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  • Since it was founded 30 years ago, the non-profit organisation has helped countless teenagers and young people in Hong Kong
  • One of them is John Joseph Ledesma Caguinguin, a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, and who found his path to working in architecture through one of KELY’s work placement programme
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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
Career Advice

Events

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  • Mothers and fathers may want to ward off potential danger for their children, but this parenting style could end up hurting their teenagers’ mental health and social skills
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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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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