Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong


Japanese sports player

Sentence Making with Adverbs

Make as many as you can to gain the highest score!! ūüôā

(Please let Gloria and Suki know about the adverbs learnt and homework)

 



Holding hands and sing cheerfully + romantically

Sorry to have missed it due to the school meeting. I’ve bothered Ronald for the video already. ūüėõ Now it really doesn’t matter whether we win or not as I’ve seen you all so happy and satisfied¬†with the performance. The experience is precious. Do you agree?

Can’t wait to grab the video for collection. ūüôā



Sports Commercials

China Train Wreck Kills at Least 70
Monday, Apr. 28, 2008 By AP/ANITA CHANG

 

¬†(BEIJING) ‚ÄĒ A high-speed passenger train jumped its tracks and slammed into another train in eastern China on Monday, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 400. Authorities were quoted as saying human error was to blame.

 

The death toll could rise, with 70 people hospitalized in critical condition after the pre-dawn crash in a rural part of Shandong province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

It said a total of 420 people had been hurt in China’s worst train accident in a decade. No foreigners were among the dead.

Xinhua said investigators had ruled out terrorism as a cause of the crash. Its English report said it was human error, while its Chinese-language report attributed the crash to negligence, without giving other details.

Xinhua said two high-ranking railway officials in Shandong had been fired.

The crash just before the May Day long weekend holiday happened when a train traveling from Beijing to Qingdao ‚ÄĒ site of the sailing competition during the Olympics in August ‚ÄĒ derailed and hit a second passenger train just before dawn. Nine of the first train’s carriages were knocked into a dirt ditch, Railway Ministry spokesman Wang Yongping said in a statement.

The second train on its way from Yantai in Shandong to Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu province was knocked off its tracks although it stayed upright. News photos showed several of its carriages sitting across the train tracks just outside the city of Zibo.

News photos showed rescuers pulling passengers from a carriage sitting on its side. Survivors bundled in white bed sheets from the sleeper cars stood or sat near the wreckage.

Xinhua said bloodstained sheets and broken thermos flasks could be seen on the ground beside the twisted train cars.

It did not say how many people were on both trains.

“Most passengers were still asleep, but some were standing in the aisle waiting to get off at the Zibo railway station,” one passenger surnamed Zhang told Xinhua.

“I suddenly felt the train, like a roller coaster, topple … to one side and all the way to the other side. When it finally went off the tracks, many people fell on me,” Zhang said.

Zhang, who was on the train from Beijing, was injured when the train toppled into farmland beside the track. She said local villagers used farm tools to smash train windows to pull out trapped passengers.

“I saw a girl who was trying to help her boyfriend out of the train, but he was dead,” Zhang said.

Xinhua said heavy cranes were being used to move the wrecked rail cars, with workers aiming to reopen the line by early Tuesday, a little more than 24 hours after the accident.

It was the second major railway accident in Shandong this year. In January, 18 people died when a train hurtling through the night at more than 75 miles per hour slammed into a group of about 100 workers carrying out track maintenance near the city of Anqiu.

According to the 163.com news Web site, it was the worst train accident in China since 1997, when another collision killed 126 people.

Trains are the most popular way to travel in China, and the country’s overloaded rail network carried 1.36 billion passengers last year, Xinhua said. That is slightly behind India, which had 1.4 billion passengers last year, according to the Indian National Railways Web site.

 

cited from http://time.com/time

 

Write a letter to the editor expressing your feeling towards this piece of news.

 

Your feeling

1. as a Hong Kong citizen

2. as a Chinese citizen

3. from the point of view of tourism, environment

4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically

5. considering the coming Beijing 2008

6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)

7. from any point of view that you can think of

 

(S1 group work; S2 individual work)



Weather song
April 29, 2008, 8:30 am
Filed under: Grammar Fun, S.2CD 2007-08


ERS Group Discussion Tips

Group Discussion Tips

Make sure that you have the following format when you submit your script:

e.g. ERS Group of Anita, Nelly, Lily and Icy

Anita: Today we’re going to discuss the book called ‘A weekend in Paris’. Let’s discuss¬†our first impression towards this book first. What do you think?

Nelly: The Eiffel Tower on the cover is very eye-catching. I imagine that the story is going to be very romantic in Paris.

Lily: I think so too!! I can’t wait to read¬†about how¬†the weekend in Paris is.¬†Are¬†there really cafes everywhere you go in Paris as the cover is illustrated.

Icy: The choice of letter color on the book cover is just blue, white and red, as same as the color of the French national flag. Have you noticed?

Nelly: …..

Anita: ….

Icy: ….

Make sure that

1. your script lasts for 5 minutes and it doesn’t have to be in an absolute¬†order of who is going to speak next.

 2. you use your real name for your homework this time so that we can check who has done their work.



Stranded by Jennifer Paige

America… dreams…. travelling….. space…… freedom……

Coming¬†from a big family in Hong Kong, space¬†has always been hard for me to possess. Travelling¬†was my dream to find my space, my really own space to set free. The plane took off and brought all my belongings to America years ago. Unfortunately, a tragic accident displaced my spine cord and brought me back to Hong Kong. Now, looking into these American pictures and videos really makes me feel like it’s just a dream.

took place in Palma? de Mallorca?! ><