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John | 29th Jun 2011, 12:43 PM | 英語詞彙 (2) | (4205 Reads)

談人發出的一些聲音。不過,首先必須重打林瑞麟這條仆街狗官無耻小人,如果林瑞麟盡快生重病痛苦地死去,我會很高興,真的。已有一段時間,我每天有空就用念力詛咒林瑞麟,我還會繼續咒,直至林瑞麟死去為止。Yes, I make it personal, of course!

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John | 29th Jun 2011, 12:37 PM | 英語詞彙 (2) | (2425 Reads)

談鐘聲、號聲、水聲、動物聲,等等。不過,首先必須重打林瑞麟這條仆街狗官無耻小人,如果林瑞麟盡快生重病痛苦地死去,我會很高興,真的。已有一段時間,我每天有空就用念力詛咒林瑞麟,我還會繼續咒,直至林瑞麟死去為止。Yes, I make it personal, of course!

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John | 28th Jun 2011, 14:25 PM | HKDSE英文科Paper 3 | (2274 Reads)

How to Pass HKDSE English with Flying Colours Paper 3 Skills 4b輯。 

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John | 28th Jun 2011, 14:21 PM | HKDSE英文科Paper 3 | (2728 Reads)

http://www.barbarayung.nl 

 

How to Pass HKDSE English with Flying Colours Paper 3 Skills 4a輯。 

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John | 28th Jun 2011, 13:54 PM | HKDSE經濟科 | (2103 Reads)

GDP at current and constant market prices
以當時市價及固定市價計算的本地生產總值 

Nominal GDP = the production of goods and services measured at current prices (名義GDP有關年的物價乘以有關年的產量)
Real GDP = the production of goods and services measured at constant prices.  (實際GDP基準年的物價乘以有關年的產量) (簡單口訣:Real GDP相同的價格,不同的數量) 

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John | 28th Jun 2011, 12:11 PM | HKDSE經濟科 | (7182 Reads)

首先,重溫:Factor of production

Land – rent

Labour – wages (美國現在愛叫compensation)

Capital – interest

Enterprise – profit  

所以,用income approach 計算GDP at factor cost以要素成本計算的本地生產總值),理論上只須將rentwagesprofit net interest加在一起。

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John | 27th Jun 2011, 14:33 PM | HKDSE經濟科 | (10261 Reads)

計算GDP的基本概念,是basic circular flow model (基本循環流模型),認為payments from households to firms for products in the product markets = payments from firms to households in the factor markets for land, labour, and capital (factor cost/factor payment). (住戶在產品市場支付給廠商的、購買產品的付款=廠商在生產要素市場支付給住戶的、購買生產要素的付款)。由此訂出了計算GDP的三種方法(三種methods或者approaches):

1.          expenditure approach(支出計算法)(GDP at market prices);

2.          income approach(收入計算法)(GDP at factor costs);

3.          value-added approach/production approach/output approach(增值計算法;產出計算法)(GDP at value-added)。

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John | 27th Jun 2011, 11:24 AM | HKDSE經濟科 | (3189 Reads)

甚麽東西會計入本地生產總值(Gross Domestic Product)(GDP)?澄澈清明的歌聲?一輛二手車?朋友給我的補習?

 

先看GDP的定義。

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John | 26th Jun 2011, 21:57 PM | 中國學術、歷史+創作小故事 | (3139 Reads)

近日讀了一家著名補習社,執教的兩位導師是大家很熟悉的。導師和補習社的鼎鼎大名在文末會告訴大家,但的確是最出名和最高質素的,只是給我一點歲月不饒人之感,誰又能免啦?以下是補習社兩位導師為同學精心撰寫的筆記。

 

個人私隱比公眾知情權更重要,你同意嗎?談談你的看法。 

這是HKDSE中國語文科的樣本試題,要寫650字。如何起筆呢?最少有四種方法:「界定涵義」、「描述情況」、「提問」、「引述名言」。 

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John | 25th Jun 2011, 15:44 PM | 用耳朶學英語 | (2202 Reads)

要介紹的是一個值得瀏灠的網站,有不少內容,適合初、中級程度

一陣夏雨,幾響雷聲,先發牢騷。 

不合時宜的我,對「自學」鍾情,所以,遇到免費學習網站,就禁不住喜歡。 

不過,今日流行「自我增值」,背後推銷的是:求知只能到學府,務請同學報讀本校課程,老師吃飯和供樓都靠你交學費了,課程是一定要辦下去的!學生方面,關心的是三年的課程可否兩年讀完,兩年的可否一年讀完,一年的可否不讀書不交功課不上導修讀完! 

延伸的大學校園,號稱持續進修,仍能讓人有庭園深深、茂林修竹、鴻儒博學、諄諄教誨的浮想,底蘊卻是氛圍污濁,學棍盈庭,杏壇被僭建,求財驅逐求售賣次貨資歷,包裝辦學,廢話營生,誤人子弟,自肥養家,以誤導為手段,以拉客為鵠的。千奇百廢的無聊課程,精心巧立的瑣碎名目。讀書人,可以無耻得不動聲色,蘊藉矯情,悶聲行騙! 

大學持續進修學院向莘莘學子發出狡黠的暗示:多少成功,皆有捷徑,俱在課程中,學費快交來!和補習名師庶幾沒有甚麽分別了。 

學生考場受挫後,心靈既脆弱,天真又未泯,易受催眠,接受暗示,以為人間的確存在有教無類,世間真有僥天之幸,好心的仙人真的來了指路,包裝的文憑真可蒙混,「次貨學歷」真可欺騙僱主,半心求學,歲月蹉跎,拿着大學賣出的劣質文憑,例如浸會大學擅改分數提高合格率那種,「尋尋覓覓冷清清」,終於「悽悽慘慘戚戚」,有等於無,四處奔走,三面碰壁,能財兩空,一籌莫展。 

好的學歷,一項已經足夠,其餘靠實力能力,受僱如此,經營更如此。

 

「暗淡輕黃體性柔,情疏迹遠只香留。何須淺碧深紅色,自是花中第一流。」──《鷓鴣天․李清照》

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John | 23rd Jun 2011, 05:10 AM | HKDSE英文科練習 | (1155 Reads)
You are a summer student of a law firm.  You have received the following email from Raymond, one of the partners.    (閱讀全文)

John | 22nd Jun 2011, 05:42 AM | HKDSE英文科校本評核(SBA) | (11972 Reads)

那麼多的事情不好做,為甚麽要我寫閱讀報告和reflections?愛閱讀,愛體會,為甚麽不可以愛將感想藏在心?我可以不寫嗎?

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John | 21st Jun 2011, 05:41 AM | HKALE/DSE-寫得更好/試場改文/文法改錯 | (1416 Reads)

想寫一篇追求女生必殺技(Foolproof Techniques for Dating)的博已經有好一段日子,但磨磨蹭蹭,只寫了第一段 (千萬不要傳給「她」看)

 部分重述 (partial restatement of ideas)

I should clarify from the outset that this blog entry will not guarantee you a snow white princess; nor will it magically transform you from a poor suitor into a brilliant one.  However, it will help you improve your dating skills substantially, let you into a few ‘tricks of the trade’ (這門「手藝」的訣竅), and get you thinking about the actual process of creating interactions, good impressions, and above all, love relationships.  Feel free to take or discard (隨便使用或揚棄) elements of what follows, according to what seems to suit you the best.  Above all, trust in your own abilities to turn on the charm: when it comes to dating/getting women to like you – as with most things in life – there are many ways to skin a cat (there are many different ways of doing the same thing).

 

為了令這段連貫,我用了些技巧,其中一種叫「部分重述」(partial restatement of ideas)。重複相同的點子會悶人,加、減之後重說,可以推進行文。

是這樣的:will not guarantee you a snow white princess nor … transform you from a poor suitor into a brilliant one however improve your dating skills creating interactions, good impressions, and love relationships dating / getting women to like you (不能保證你會得到白雪公主、也不能保證你如何(重複的是不能」,改了的是「不能做的是甚麽」,所以是部分重複。然後,由「不能」用一個however過渡到「能」。能甚麽?是「改善約會技巧(第一次提出),到具體的說「產生互動」、「良好印象」和「戀事關係(第一次部份重複,方法是由「一般」到「具體」的三件事)然後又由具體回到竉統,說「約會」或者「讓女人喜歡你」。)(第二次部分重複) )

 

有些技巧可以令文意連貫(Coherence can be achieved by several techniques)

1.          部分重述 (partial restatement of ideas);

2.          舊話新說/用同義詞 (paraphrasing/use of synonyms for key words);

3.          善用過渡詞語或片語 (use of transitional words or phrases) (e.g. on the other hand, in addition, nevertheless, furthermore);

4.          平行文法結構 (use of parallel grammatical structure);

5.          重複 (repetition of (key) words or phrases);

6.          敘事角度一 (consistent use of the same point of view), and

7.          邏輯結構 (logical organization). 

讀者覺得文章好讀、合理,因為你寫得連貫、優雅。(It is the elegant coherence of your essay which will enable the reader to follow your argument easily and logically.)

 

 

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John | 20th Jun 2011, 05:10 AM | 英文文法 (2) | (1174 Reads)

Verbs Followed by Gerunds

Black = verb followed by a gerund OR a noun + an infinitive (只帶 gerund 或帶 noun + infinitive的動詞)


Light Blue = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with a difference in meaning ( gerundinfinitive,意思不同)


Pink = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with little difference in meaning ( gerundinfinitive,意思多數差不多,但有時不同)(溫馨提示:這篇博含成人內容,未滿十八歲人士忌看,但歡迎有癖好人士閱灠欣賞。建議閱讀時間:飯後。)

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John | 19th Jun 2011, 05:21 AM | 英文文法 (2) | (6703 Reads)

(1)   動詞+動名詞(gerund,或者叫 –ing noun)

(2)   動詞+不定詞 (infinitive)

兩者有何分別? 

Gerund泛指一般、習慣性和正在做的動作。Infinitive 特指一次、個別、有意做但可能未做的動作。兩者的分別,時有時無,取決於具體語境。 

細味文字的精緻,沉思章句的韻味,排除「或許」,消除「模糊」,道別「關我隱士」,撲滅「猜測閱讀」,提升語篇理解力,磨銳語意敏感度,廢寢忘食,求索揣摩,赫然發現一片新天地。(本文含兒童不宜內容,敬希垂注。)

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John | 16th Jun 2011, 06:30 AM | 學習技巧與資源 | (1597 Reads)

題目的四本書,作者叫Bruce Ross – Larson,都可以免費閱讀。這是作者在Edit Yourself 第一部分的Author’s Note  

In the first part of this book, I have drawn together solutions to the more common problems of everyday writing, such problems as fat, inconsistency, and the failure to use parallel grammatical constructions. 

以下是Pronoun References (代名詞指涉) 的節錄:

Ambiguous pronouns

If two or three nouns vie for a pronoun, the reference is almost certain to be ambiguous. The general solutions are to repeat the noun rather than use a pronoun or to eliminate the pretenders by changing their number.

The main problem that people run into with pronouns arises from their not being tied to a noun. CHANGE TOThe main problem that people run into with pronouns arises from a pronoun's not being tied to a noun.
 ORThe main problem that a writer has with pronouns arises from their not being tied to a noun.

以上左邊這句,their people抑或pronouns? pronouns 重複或者將people改為a writer之後,就清楚了。 

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John | 15th Jun 2011, 05:35 AM | HKALE/DSE-寫得更好/試場改文/文法改錯 | (955 Reads)

Errors in Grammar Blog entry 3 Use/Misuse of nouns as adjectives 

文法改錯》系列之三:名詞用作形容詞→正用和誤用 

Some nouns may be used as adjectives modifying other nouns.

你可以將一些(不是所有)名詞放在別的名詞前面,用前面的名詞修飾後面的名詞。 

今次談:

Part A  Use of nouns as adjectives

I.            Noun + noun 例子

II.          Noun + noun 例句

III.        Noun + noun + noun例子

IV.        Noun + noun + noun例句

V.          加入adjective的例子

VI.        更長例子

VII.      名詞所有格 + noun + noun

Part B  Misuse of nouns as adjectives (主因:(1) 本來不應放在一起的詞被串在一起,或 (2) 「名詞串」(noun string) 串得太長。結果:沒有人能一看就懂,苦了讀者,算作者錯。) 

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John | 14th Jun 2011, 05:25 AM | HKDSE英文科Paper 3 | (13594 Reads)

How to Pass HKDSE English with Flying Colours Paper 3 Skills 3輯。 

這次想談六點:

1.          Pre-listening skills. (聽前技巧)

2.          Know the turn of conversation. (掌握兩人說話的轉折)

3.          Listen for content words. (留心內容詞)

4.          Identify important points. (用耳查找重點)

5.          Pay attention to transitional words. (留意過渡詞)

6.          Never panic. (沉着應戰) 

 

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John | 13th Jun 2011, 16:44 PM | 學習技巧與資源 | (1190 Reads)

英文要寫得合格(甚麽叫「合格」要看你對自己的要求)(Up to standard is a relative term.),要懂文法,要懂用字diction / choice of words

文法像軟功。用字像硬功。懂用字比懂文法難。

這個網誌,也是較重文法和skills。用字方面,雖然有寫,但數量較少,不知何故,閱讀率亦較低。

在半精讀系列,我會節錄一些篇章(報紙的、小說的、其他書藉的),短短的,講用字,解文法。

 

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John | 13th Jun 2011, 11:12 AM | 法律英語 | (6247 Reads)
Tag-along right drag-along right share purchase agreement常用的規定。 (閱讀全文)

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