Six Minute English – the latest episode is about treasured possessions. Things that are really important to us. There is a link to some interesting photos as well. Because the accents are British, it can help with getting ready for your speaking exam.
Make sure you take the time to watch this episode soon. Moral and National Education. The episodes are only online for 60 days. There is a Chinese sub text, but try to focus on listening to the English being spoken.
This recent episode on BBC Six Minute English has some great vocabulary for this topic – one that is current in Hong Kong and has appeared in discussions: FOOD WASTE
The BBC has some useful pages you can use for listening and speaking. If you want to work on your pronunciation, there is a section here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/ with some short videos that show clearly how to pronounce sounds. There are also some sections to help you recognise some of the easily confused sounds.
The latest Pearl Report episodes have included one on e-waste and another on food waste in Hong Kong. Watch these NOW. Next year will be too late.
We have talked about the importance of listening as well as using current events to develop vocabulary and ideas. The Pearl report last week focused on Elite athletes – the same topic as the guided practice for Form 4 in Chapter 5. You should try to watch and review relevant episodes of this show. These shows are only available on line for a limited time so make sure you watch them. Note relevant phrases and expressions that you may find useful.
More photos including the newspaper fashion parade from the camp can be seen on the school website : HERE
Form 6 students – make sure you read the advice to candidates from the examiners. You can find this at : http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/DocLibrary/HKDSE/Subject_Information/eng_lang/EngDSESpeakingGuidelines.pdf
You can find the report from sample schools here. REPORT This can be difficult to read, but there is clear advice in each section about how to prepare for the exam and what you should do during the exam. See the Form 6 Speaking Page for some short speaking and listening activities.