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John | 18th Sep 2009, 03:28 AM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (1038 Reads)

Agreeing Strongly, Agreeing, and Half-Agreeing 

You may show your agreement and then say a supporting reason or an additional point using because, since, besides, apart from that, etc.


John | 17th Sep 2009, 22:48 PM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (820 Reads)
Inviting opinions (部分句子和inviting feedback的相同) (請別人提意見) (閱讀全文)

John | 17th Sep 2009, 22:18 PM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (742 Reads)
The following expressions may be useful when you want to rephrase or say a little bit more about what you have just said in a group discussion. (閱讀全文)

John | 17th Sep 2009, 22:06 PM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (1127 Reads)

Giving ideas (表達意見) in a group discussion consists of two steps:

(1) state an opinion

(2) give a reason or an example (optional)


John | 17th Sep 2009, 21:25 PM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (1979 Reads)

Paper 3 (Speaking) How to start a discussion  

Introducing a topic consists of four steps.

The first step is to say “Good morning/Good afternoon, everyone.”


John | 17th Sep 2009, 09:53 AM | 英文文法 (1) | (21798 Reads)

l   A gerund is a verb ending in–ing and functions as a noun. Gerund(動名詞)是以-ing結尾的verb,作名詞使用。)

l   A gerund and its related words form a gerund phrase. Gerund 及其有關字構成gerund phrase(動名詞片語)。)

l   動名詞片語是名詞片語(noun phrase)。這一點很重要,因為noun phrase的功能等於nounnoun可以作主詞和受詞。若你有gerund phrase可作subjectobject的概念,便能造較複雜的句子(見下文的例子)。

l   Sports are often referred to in gerund form. (體育活動常用動名詞說。)

l   留意:以-ing結尾的,除了gerund(動名詞),還有present participle(現在分詞)。動名詞和現在分詞合稱 -ing form


Topic-based expressions and vocabulary for writing and speaking


l   art=article

l   comp adj=compound adjective

l   comp n = compound noun

l   poss pron = possessive pronoun

l   pp = past participle / present participle

Between the entertainers and the audience (表演者與觀眾/聽眾/受眾)

1.            admire v 仰慕

2.            applaudv/ applause n)歡呼

3.            favourite artist adj+n)喜愛的藝人

4.            favourite entertainer adj+n) 喜愛的表現者

5.            favourite pop singer adj+n+n 喜愛的流行歌手


l   Dayo Wong’s his light, as well as dark, humor drew applause from the audience. (黃子華的輕鬆幽默和他的黑色幽默一樣,都能赢得觀眾喝采。)


John | 16th Sep 2009, 17:22 PM | 會考英語Paper 3 (Speaking) | (6521 Reads)

Paper 3 – Part B Individual Response),考官會按考生在Group Discussion的表現(例如考生說過一些甚麽,所以,在Group Discussion之後要想想自己說了一些甚麽,考官可能就在這一點要你發揮,即使你所想的不是考官所問的,但因為你頭腦一直在想着和議題有關的事情,保持活躍狀態,在一分鐘的發揮往往能反應更快。)


Paper 3 Part AB的打分標準是你說話的質素(quality)、多少(quantity)和組織條(organisation; 讀音是否清晰(clarity)(寧願慢而清晰,不要快而模糊)、準確(accuracy);你用字是否適當和準確(appropriacy and accuracy; 你的句構(language pattern;以及你的交流能力。

 考官有一張問題單,有問題十條,考官會選一條問你。這些問題單中,總有幾條是why/why not?的題目。例如2007$100,000 for improving students’ EnglishTopic10條問題有四條是why/why not? 問題。 (閱讀全文)

John | 16th Sep 2009, 09:27 AM | 職業英語(1) | (4456 Reads)



John | 16th Sep 2009, 08:09 AM | 會考英語練習 | (4088 Reads)

簡單的重溫-Passive voice其中六種tenses的變化如下:

 To be found


Is found


was found

Present Perfect

has been found

Past Perfect

had been found


will be found

Future Perfect

will have been found


當你不知道做某事的人是誰,或者不想說是誰,可用passive voice。例如:

l   A strange woman stole his wallet.

l   His wallet was stolen by a strange woman.

l   His wallet was stolen.


Rewrite the following sentences in the tenses shown.  Notice that these sentences contain the passive voice structure to be plus past participles


John | 16th Sep 2009, 02:36 AM | 英文文法 (1) | (11687 Reads)

1.          Appositive=同位語

2.          An appositive is a noun (or a noun phrase or noun clause) which follows a noun (or a pronoun or noun phrase or noun clause) and describes it. (簡單說,同位語就是在一個名詞之後的名詞,後一個名詞用來說明前一個名詞。不過,上文的「名詞」可以是noun也可以是noun phrasenoun clause,見英文解釋。)

3.          A simple appositive is an epithet(綽號) like Alexander the Great. the Great Alexander的同位語。)

4.          Appositives are often set off by commas from their antecedents. (通常用comma將同位語和前述語分開。)

5.          BA的同位語→B is in apposition with A.

6.          請看以下例子: 


John | 16th Sep 2009, 00:51 AM | 職業英語(1) | (793 Reads)





John | 16th Sep 2009, 00:20 AM | 職業英語(1) | (1240 Reads)

Deal in→買賣

Deal with→交易

Clinch a deal→做成生意/交易



Topic-based expressions and vocabulary for writing and speaking

本文分兩部分,第一部分是Useful Phrases and Vocabulary,盡量分類編寫(但不一定做得完美,請諒)。第二部分是Useful Sentences,盡量按輯邏發展編寫(但也不一定做得完美,請諒),請留意一般寫法,書不盡言,言不盡言,只能在一些要點用了粗體。



John | 15th Sep 2009, 16:03 PM | 會考英語Paper 1B (Writing) | (2264 Reads)


One Accident is Too Many 

Hong Kong’s worst industrial accident in a decade occurred on 13 September 2009 in the International Commerce Centre, a 118-storey waterfront skyscraper, when a platform plunged 20 storeys down a lift shaft (升降機槽)and killed six workers.


John | 15th Sep 2009, 07:56 AM | 會考英語練習 | (1570 Reads)
Rewrite the following sentences in the tenses given.   (閱讀全文)

John | 14th Sep 2009, 23:24 PM | 英文文法 (1) | (11698 Reads)

l   Dangling Modifiers = 不連結的修飾語/垂懸修飾

l   A dangling modifier is a modifier which does not correctly attach to the word it is intended to describe and is therefore left "dangling." 垂懸修飾語沒有正確連結要修飾的單詞,所以在「垂懸」



John | 14th Sep 2009, 22:15 PM | 英文文法 (1) | (6047 Reads)

1.          Object complement=受詞補足語/受詞補語。

2.          Object complement是些甚麽詞?是noun(或noun phraseadjective (或adjective phrase

3.          Object complement 的位置:必定放在direct object (直接形容詞)之後。

4.          Object complement 的功能:說明direct object有何改變。

5.          經常帶出object complement的動詞包括:appoint, call, consider, elect, find, get,  label, leave, like, make, name, paint, send, think, turn, vote, want.

6.     例句:(red=verb; bold=direct object; italicized = complement


John | 14th Sep 2009, 16:00 PM | 新聞英語, 用耳朶學英語 | (1288 Reads)
介紹中國日報(China Daily)的網站,此站提供英文新聞原文,可以聽,還可以看: (閱讀全文)

John | 14th Sep 2009, 09:56 AM | 會考英語練習 | (1020 Reads)
Please fill in the blanks with one word, or with the number of words indicated, according to the hints given in the brackets. An answer key, with concise explanations, is given at the end. (閱讀全文)

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