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Play cat and mouse

刊登日期: 2020.01.17
作者: Grace Tse  

Around this time, we see a lot of red and golden decorations inside and outside the shopping malls all over Hong Kong. Some express auspicious Chinese phrases while some are beautifully crafted ornaments in the shape of a cute animal. All of these remind us that the Year of the Rat or the Year of the Mouse is coming very soon. 


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Pour oil on troubled waters

刊登日期: 2020.01.10
作者: Grace Tse  

According to scientists, an oil spill in the sea is one of the worst forms of pollution. Oil cannot dissolve in water and forms a thick layer in the water which suffocates fish and stops marine birds from flying. In 2004, a hurricane toppled an oil rig into the Gulf of Mexico(墨西哥海灣)in the USA. The oil is still leaking and it is the longest ongoing oil spill in USA history. 

What is your understanding of the expression “pour oil onto troubled waters”in the following sentence? Did John make the situation better or worse? 


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A new lease of life

刊登日期: 2020.01.03
作者: Grace Tse  

Happy New Year ! Did you achieve your last year's New Year's resolution? Whether you have accomplished it or not, it is now a good time to reflect on the previous year and look at the beginning of the year of 2020 as a new lease of life. 

A lease is a contract by which you pay money in order to use a flat, a vehicle, or a service for a specified period of time. Thus, a new lease of life suggests that a new period of life, like a property, is given to you once again. 


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Santa Claus

刊登日期: 2019.12.13
作者: Grace Tse  

Christmas Eve(24th of December)is approaching. While Catholics attend Midnight Mass(子夜彌撒)to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, children hang Christmas stockings up to await Santa Claus to fill them with gifts. 

What is your image of Santa Claus? It is deep rooted in people’s minds that Santa Claus is a jolly old man with a white beard and white hair, and dressed in a red suit with white fur trim. 

In fact, this grandfatherly image was developed in the United States. In 1822, Clement Clark Moore wrote a popular poem for his children. 


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Take the bull by the horns

刊登日期: 2019.12.06
作者: Grace Tse  

What are the differences between a bull and a cow ? A bull is the mature male of the species “cattle”. It is more muscular and aggressive than the female of the species, the cow. The bulls typically grow horns. If they see you as a threat, they may injure you. When farmers want to control a bull, they will grab its horns and then pull it to the ground. 


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Comfort food

刊登日期: 2019.11.29
作者: Grace Tse  

We all know that food is an essential thing because it provides human beings with the nutrients and energy to grow. Food is not only necessary for our body's health but also beneficial to our mental well-being. Thus, some people take “comfort food” to make themselves feel better when they are in a bad mood. The authoritative Oxford English Dictionary added a definition for this modern term in 1997: 


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Shrinking violet

刊登日期: 2019.11.22
作者: Grace Tse  

Flowers are often used to describe people's personalities. What does a flower say about you? Which flower will you choose to represent you? What does it mean if someone says that you are a shrinking violet? 


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The ball is in someone's court

刊登日期: 2019.11.15
作者: Grace Tse  

The trade war between China and the United States has been ongoing for more than a year. While both countries are negotiating a deal, you may hear the following comments made by either side from time to time. 

USA’s delegate: “The ball is in China’s court.” 

China’s delegate: “The ball is in the United States’ court.” 


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Under the weather

刊登日期: 2019.11.08
作者: Grace Tse  

If an English-speaking friend tells you that he is under the weather, does it mean that he is standing under the sky ? At that moment, is the weather rainy, sunny or windy ? 

I don’t want to play football with you this morning. I’m feeling a bit under the weather. 

“Under the weather”is a popular idiom which describes someone who is feeling unwell or in low spirits

It is hard to complete a big project on time when you are under the weather. 


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Cliffhanger

刊登日期: 2019.11.01
作者: Grace Tse  

Do you love TV detective drama series? Since there is a “cliffhanger” at the end of each episode, people stay at home every evening, waiting anxiously to discover what will happen next. 

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