Venus, Tiffanny and Henry shared their reflections on their sharings this year. They explained that it has been a worthwhile experience for them and they hope you have gained something from it too. It is not easy to speak in front of people at the best of times but to do it in a language that is not your mother tongue it is even more daunting. Congratulations to those who have shared and overcome their fears!
This week Roco and Tiffanny spoke about the football world cup. Football is a game that came from Britain and is now the most popular team sport in the world. Read the dialogue below and then the idioms about football. Try and use them in your everyday speech.
Henry and Frankie spoke about the word occupy, which is often used in relation to the Occupy Central Movement. The word has a variety of means and forms in different parts of speech. An occupation can mean a job or a military takeover of an area or country by another country. Protestors seem to want to ‘take control of Central. Does anyone know why? Feel free to talk to Mr West about your ideas.
On the 3rd of May, four students from Form 4A competed in an inter-school charity competition. One student from 5A who competed last year was in a team of judges. Each team had to convince judges in English why their charity was the most deserving of receiving a donation of several thousand dollars. Although our students didn’t win, they performed very well and increased their confidence in speaking English.
Labour Day is traditionally known as May Day in Europe, which is a spring festival. After a violent protest in the US on 1st of May it became a popular date for protests and now is also called International Workers Day to celebrate workers of the world. It is a public holiday in 80 countries around the world.