TIACC Woo Hon Fai Secondary School 紡織學會美國商會胡漢輝中學
Tuesday Sharing 11 November 2014
ACING THE EXAMS
Last week we had the sports days and I told you about the idioms and expressions associated with athletics and running. Many of these expressions can be used for many other types of competitions. It’s been a ‘testing time’ lately, with all subjects testing your knowledge so you can know what to improve on in the coming exams.
Our sports day is really a series of athletic contests. Some of these events go back thousands of years, since the Ancient Greeks, so it’s no surprise that words and phrases from athletics have made their way into English through expressions and idioms.
On October 10 a coach full of excited Form 2s headed off to Aberdeen to join this year’s Adventure Ship Challenge. Once aboard and sitting on deck the students were welcomed by the captain and crew. The students were given a tour of the boat and it was safety first as everybody learned how to find and use the lifejackets.
Cooperation was one of the words of the day and students and crew all cooperated to get the main sail hoisted to start the journey to Stanley. On the way, students learned how to tie knots that may save their lives one day and practiced lifejacket drills.
When the boat reached Stanley, lunch was served and the students were ready for the challenges. This began with swinging back and forward on a rope from the ship’s deck and back again, then it was the same except it ended with a jump in the water. Next, it was a walk along the deck rails and then a jump until finally it was a climb on to the upper deck for a 3 storey jump into the sea. Although fearful, all students completed the challenge.
Overcoming fear and challenging yourself is scary but the trip on the Adventure Ship shows it can be fun too!
Last week I talked about the word hand and how it is used in many expressions.
Recently I had to explain a word for my Form 6 class—consumer
A consumer, in everyday terms, is someone who buys goods (things) and services (things people do for other people) or someone/thing that eats or drinks things
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