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John | 16th Sep 2011, 08:22 AM | HKDSE英文科練習 | (1954 Reads)

The left column contains three short passages from different sources.  A slightly different version is given in the right column.  Fill in each blank with ONE word by referring to the passage on the left.

 Localization of the banking industry

The Hong Kong Government in recent years has stepped up its efforts to seek ways to train up more bankers in a bid to meet the needs of the international banks operating in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Government tried to train up more ________ because international banks operating in Hong Kong need ________.

As many international banks see the China market as a major future growth opportunity, it is not a surprise to see them hiring local talent with Chinese language skills to help expand their businesses on the mainland and Hong Kong.

International banks employ local ________ who are fluent ________ Chinese for business ________ in ________ and Hong Kong.

The winds of change swept through Hong Kong’s banking industry in 2005.  After years of playing second fiddle to expatriate bosses who were parachuted into top banking jobs, a new crop of Hong Kong bred executives finally stood to be counted on.

In 2005, a change started to take ________ in the banking industry of Hong Kong.  Instead of ________ foreign bankers into ________ positions, international bank ________ more on native hongkongers for their PRC business

 Coroner’s ruling on building collapse

A coroner has described the landlady of an old tenement in Ma Tau Wai, which collapsed and crushed four people to death in January 2010, as "dishonest and unreliable."

However, the coroner, Michael Chan Pik-qiu, ruled the deaths to be accidental.
Chan slammed Chak Oi-luen, landlady of the 55-year-old building, and Buildings Department officials for neglect of duties though he agreed there was no evidence to suggest they should be held criminally responsible.

He said Chak had unhesitatingly "lied in court" to protect her interests.

A coroner considered the landlady of a collapsed building in Ma Tau Wai to be an unreliable ________  ________ lied in court to protect her interests

 Profile of Elroy Chan Siu-yuen

Elroy Chan Siu-yuen, 43, has been head of the international businesses of US-based insurance company MassMutual Financial Group since October 2005.

In this role, he is in overall charge of the group’s businesses in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

He is married.

Elroy, ________ 43 and ________, has been in charge of the ________ of MassMutual Financial Group, a US-based ________ company, in Asia, Europe and Latin America since 2005. 

Before taking the current post, he had been managing director and chief executive of MassMutual Asia since August 1994.

Before he was ________ to his present position, Elory was the managing director and chief executive of MassMutual Asia.

He joined the insurance industry in 1985 on graduation from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was the youngest chief executive of an insurance company in Hong Kong at that time.

He ________ from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 and joined the insurance industry to ________ the youngest chief executive of an insurance company.

 Answer keyLocalization of the banking industry

The Hong Kong Government in recent years has stepped up its efforts to seek ways to train up more bankers in a bid to meet the needs of the international banks operating in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Government tried to train up more bankers because international banks operating in Hong Kong need them.

As many international banks see the China market as a major future growth opportunity, it is not a surprise to see them hiring local talent with Chinese language skills to help expand their businesses on the mainland and Hong Kong.

International banks employ local talent who are fluent in Chinese for business development/expansion in China and Hong Kong.

The winds of change swept through Hong Kong’s banking industry in 2005.  After years of playing second fiddle to (屈居於expatriate(在香港工作的外藉人士 bosses who were parachuted into (空降到top banking jobs, a new crop of Hong Kong bred executives finally stood to be counted on.

In 2005, a change started to take place in the banking industry of Hong Kong.  Instead of parachuting foreign bankers into top positions, international bank counted more on native hongkongers for their PRC business (註:take placeplace這個字要自己想出來)

 Coroner’s ruling on building collapse

A coroner has described the landlady of an old tenement in Ma Tau Wai, which collapsed and crushed four people to death in January 2010, as "dishonest and unreliable."

However, the coroner, Michael Chan Pik-qiu, ruled the deaths to be accidental.
Chan slammed Chak Oi-luen, landlady of the 55-year-old building, and Buildings Department officials for neglect of duties though he agreed there was no evidence to suggest they should be held criminally responsible.

He said Chak had unhesitatingly "lied in court" to protect her interests.

A coroner considered the landlady of a collapsed building in Ma Tau Wai to be an unreliable witness who lied in court to protect her interests (註:witness這個字要自己想出來)

 Profile of Elroy Chan Siu-yuen

Elroy Chan Siu-yuen, 43, has been head of the international businesses of US-based insurance company MassMutual Financial Group since October 2005.

In this role, he is in overall charge of the group’s businesses in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

He is married.

Elroy, aged 43 and married, has been in charge of the businesses of MassMutual Financial Group, a US-based insurance company, in Asia, Europe and Latin America since 2005. 

Before taking the current post, he had been managing director and chief executive of MassMutual Asia since August 1994.

Before he was promoted to his present position, Elroy was the managing director and chief executive of MassMutual Asia. (註:promoted這個字要自己想出來)

He joined the insurance industry in 1985 on graduation from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was the youngest chief executive of an insurance company in Hong Kong at that time.

He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 and joined the insurance industry to become the youngest chief executive of an insurance company. (註:become這個字要自己想出來)

一幀舊照片男的是個低能兒,那八婆是他的奶媽

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