TIACC Woo Hon Fai Secondary School 紡織學會美國商會胡漢輝中學
Tuesday Sharing 9 December 2014
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.
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.
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