TIACC Woo Hon Fai Secondary School 紡織學會美國商會胡漢輝中學
Tuesday sharing 20 January 2015
This morning Andy and Johnson spoke about two important aspects of English. One is the need to be careful with direct translations. As mentioned before, English has many homonyms—words with the same spelling but a different meaning. For example, play on the roller coaster. We don’t ‘play’ on a rollercoaster, we ride on it.
Today Andy Yueng and Hugo To from 5A, Shared some jokes with you as a way to make English fun. Many English jokes rely of homophones (words that sound the same, but have different spelling and meanings--see red/read below) to make them funny.
This year, six members of the debating team from 4A and 4B joined the Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition, the largest English debating competition in Hong Kong. The team’s first debate was with Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School who were all Form 5 students.
It’s that time of the year when we get ready for Christmas. In Hong Kong Christmas is a festival that really means a holiday form school, but for many people in the Western World it’s a time for a family reunion and a very special time for children.