This Website covers a number of issues looking at arguments for and against. It’s U.S. based but there are many issues that are relevant across the globe. More local background information can then be researched.
RTHK has some good episodes online that you can use to catch up on current issues. The latest one on housing is a must see! WATCH HERE.
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.
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.
As I mentioned in class today, RTHK has a number of great programs covering relevant issues. Watching these types of shows will help develop ideas for discussion. By talking along with the text you can also work on your pronunciation and grammar at the same time. Click HERE for a list of the latest episodes. As I mentioned in class, the issue of gifted children has appeared in a number of discussions. I will not be showing this in class but you will add to your own understanding by watching it. It is easier to watch on the small screen anyway. You can use MMLC or the English Centre to catch up on viewing!