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Tainted Milk Powder Sickens Chinese Babies

September 14, 2008 3:11

 

Tainted Milk Powder Sickens Chinese Babies

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From my colleague Lin Yang, a look at the latest tainted food scandal to hit China:

 

The disclosure in a Chinese newspaper last week that kidney stones among babies may have been caused by tainted milk powder has touched off a wave of finger pointing and an eerie since of deja vu. Hundreds of sick babies and at least one death have been linked to milk powder produced by the Sanlu Group. The slow official response—a recall was announced more than a month after the problem was discovered—is making people lose faith. There is no official explanation of why the powder was allowed in the market even after questions were raised or why the authorities did not reply to the initial inquiries of the worried parents.


Chinese officials suspect the milk powder is tainted with melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers and plastics. It is sometimes added to animal feed to boost its apparent protein content, a practice the government banned last year amid an international furor about the safety of Chinese-made products. Animal feed from China that contained melamine is suspected of poisoning thousands of pets in the U.S. last year. Chinese-made milk powder has also proven dangerous in the past. In 2004, at least 13 babies died in eastern China after being fed milk that was made from powder containing little or no nutritional value.

 

As news of the latest incident emerged last week, indignant posts have flooded Internet bulletin boards, ridiculing the official statements and calling for self-organized actions to investigate the incident. There are also devastated parents across the country leaving contact information on the Internet, trying to find help and support from each other. “I have been crying so hard that I can hardly catch my breath,” wrote one mother. “I’ve seen bloody spots on my baby’s diaper but the doctor only told me to feed him more water. I feel so helpless. I will not demand a refund; I do not want any compensation. Just please, I’m praying to heaven, let my baby be ok!” Medicine might be enough to restore the sick babies to health, but it will take more than that to restore the public’s trust.

 

cited from http://time-blog.com/china_blog/2008/09/tainted_milk_powder_sickens_ch.html

Your reflection:

1. What did you think when you first heard of this piece of news?

2. Who are the groups of people affected by this scandal?

(just infants and mothers? government officials? Chinese businessmen? Chinese producers? just Chinese?general public? tourists? foreigners? Who else can you think of?)

3. How much and what else should be compensated to the victums?

4. How should we respond to this scandal?

**Each of you need to look up at least 3 new vocabulary from the passage and post them on the ‘vocabulary sharing’ post. Repeated words will NOT be counted.**

 

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I thought the manufacturer was so bad when I first heard of this piece of news. It is because it can make someone die. Why can they do it like this? Are they do not know it is so danger? I think the children who drink this milk and the manufacturer affected by this scandal. Now, we can donate some money to the casualty. Because we can help them to pay the money of their operation. Now, we do not allusion this scandal. Everyone does not want this kind of thing happen. We should think about the method to solve the problem.

Comment by Yoyo (2A)

I was so surprised when I first heard of this piece of news.China is the of people affected by this scandal.Because when other people hear that Chinese poeple do this scandal, they will lose their faith and no one will trust Chinese.I think they no need to compensate ,just help the babies get well. I think the goverament should do something to help the poor babies get well.

1.chemical(n)
-A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry
eg1.He is experimenting with a new chemical.
eg2.He devoted his life to chemical research.
2.inquiries (v)
-to research something
eg1.Make your inquiries at the office.
eg2.They held an inquiry into the incident.
3.statements(v)
-report something to someone
eg1.Their statement was correct.
eg2.Soon afterwards he made his first public statement about the affair.

Comment by kwokjoey

Reflection:
When I first heard of this piece of news, I thought the people who produce these types of milk powder are bad because they have made something that affect the people. In this case, I think baby is affected by this scandal most because they always drink milk. Other than baby, I think foreigners may also be affected because the milk powder will export to other country. I think the producer should give back the victims the money of buying and going to see doctors. I think we should donate some money to them.

New vocabulary:
1. Disclosure (n.)
– The speech act of making something evident
Example: She made a disclosure of my homework.
2. Tainted (adj.)
– Touched by rot or decay / especially of reputation
Example: The bad people always have the taint of vice.
3. Eerie (adj.)
– So strange as to inspire a feeling of fear
Example: The eerie moan of the night wind.

Comment by Jimmy 2C(40)

When I first heard of this piece of news that about the tainted milk powder, It immediately shook my heart. Base on the newspaper, kidney stones among babies may have been caused by tainted milk powder. Moreover, most of the babies have drunk this brand of milk powder because this brand is a famous company , it means lots of babies maybe affected .

However, many people are affected by this tragedy besides the babies. Businessmen lost a lot of money; the government’s image was hurt. Besides them, many people lost their confidence to the Chinese products, I afraid that the Chinese economic system will be hurt. I think it will be a really big problem for China.

In my opinion, the Sanlu Company should compensate all the medical fees for the victims at least and responsible to treat all the sick babies until they recovered to health completely. Of course, we all do not want this tragedy happened, but now I think we should believe the government will handle this tragedy probably and we should give support and care for the victims with love.

Comment by Mo Sin Ying , Sandy (2A 23)

1) I was shocked when I first heard of this piece of news. It is terrible.
It hurts many babies. I think the government of China have not done
any improvement, because it has occurred an similar accident a few
years ago.
2) A lot of people affected by this scandal such as the babies and parents
in this case. However, China was abashed. The other countries will
loss their confidence for China’s products.
3) I think the company should make the indemnify to the victims. Also,
they should be responsibility. They must make the promise that they
are going to improve and do well.
4) We should be objective. Moreover, I think China did wrongly in
this event.

Comment by Kwok Ho Yiu Yoyo 2c 17

1.I was so surprised it.
2.infants,mothers, government officialsChinese businessmenChinese producers
3.$
4.said sorry
1.disclosure n
e.g1The magazine’s disclosure of defence secrets
2.devastated vt
e.g2A long war devastate europe

Comment by ngan hiu fung

It is a miserable incident. I’m feeling so disappointed and upset when i first heard about this piece of news. Also, i’m feeling really sorry about those babies that have been sick and even…died from this incident. It’s such a terrible tragedy and a dreadful disaster.

As a matter of fact, the serious fault of this company is a reflection upon all the other companies and products which is ‘made in China’, also, customers will quickly lose thier confidence to them. What a shame! The company definitely should compensate to the buyers of thier uncountable loss and hurt.

It’s so horrible.

Comment by Lo Wing Chun, Mikael(2C28)

1. When I first heard of this news, I was astonished, and I didn’t believe in it. Many countries are serious of the health of public, but it’s a shame in China that the governors who even knew that the powder is harmful to the infants, but also ignore it and allow Sanlu Group to sell it.

2. In this incident, the babies and their parents are the most innocent. Moreover, the Chinese government also was affected, because many countries think that Chinese is a super country, but the scandal make the faith in China lose. And the people lose the confidence of Chinese products.

3. I think that money and the medicine fee should be compensated by Sanlu Group, besides government should provide a better living environment for them, for example, the water should be clean, arrest the bad governor in the villages, and ensure that the food is harmless, it is the best compensation for them.

4. In my opinion, I think that government should spend more source to make sure that the poor can live well, and close up the bad companies.

Comment by Choi Chi Hin

When I heard this terrible news, I was thinking that why could the producer like that. That shooked my head. The babies and parents must the most affected people. And also, that comapany will be loss in this case. Not only money but its reputation. But they still need to pay for the babies, at lease twenty thousand per baby.

I think we should now choose a milk powder company with good reputation and have a ingredients to look at. So that we can proove that it is healthy with no toxic material.

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c 15

When I first heard of this piece of news, I feel very surprised. I think many Chinese people were affected by this scandal. Hundreds of babies were sick in this case,. Their parents were all very worried about their babies. The busnessmen made the people not to believe them, ect.
In this case, I think money can’t be compensated. This is because it hurt the baby, so money can’t be solved in this case. I think the company and the government should think about how to let the babies can get well as quick as they can.
I think after this case, everyone will reduce the confidences of this company. Also, I think this company should say sorry to the people. Either they were being affected or not, they have to do it.

Comment by Christy (2c 16)

When I first heard this news,I was very suprised about that.How can I believe the producter use this kind of materials to the milk?They are really cruel and ferocious!The groups of people affected this scandal is “The three deeps”.They can never compensated to the people who has already injured,even a hundred million!Nothing is important to the health!We can respond to the HK
government about this scandal if we’ve got any injured.
1.scandal(n)
-outrage; malicious gossip; disgrace
e.g1.It is a scandal for officials to take bribes.
e.g2.A soldier should not bring scandal upon the uniform.
2.compensate (vt)
-reward; reimburse, pay back
e.g1.We compensate workers for injuries suffered at their work.
e.g2.She used her good looks to compensate for her lack of intelligence.
3.poisoning (vt)
-kill or injure with
poison; corrupt, taint
e.g1.The natives use poisoned arrows to kill big game.
e.g2.Industrial wastes have poisoned the river.

Comment by JackyL

When I first heard of this piece of news,I was very astonished.I was first time to hear the news like this news.There are a lot of people are affected in this news.Beside this,the economy of a lot of country was affected in this news.A lot
of people have to insolvency now.I think they don’t need to compensate.Because at this moment,
help the babies get better and stop the casualties of the babies ascension is the important.I think the goverment at now have to help the babies.They can help the babies from many ways.Such ac donate some money to the poor family,donate some medicine to other place to help the babies get better,etc

Comment by Taururs Wong2C39

I feel so sad after I read this news. Just infants and mothers, Chinese businessmen and Chinese producers they don’t need to compensated to the victums any thing, just don’t product this Tainted Milk Powder any more. At last I think the doctor need to quickly think about how to save the babies

Comment by Christie (2A19) =]

1.When I herad this news,I was socked.The babies were so poor in this case.And I feel sad about this news.
2.I think many people affected by this scandal,and lost there confidence for China’s products,and will not use China’s product anymore.
3.I think the company of milk powder should take this responsibility.They should help the babies to get well,also promise they will bdo well in the future.
4.I think the government couldn’t handle the problem in this scandal.I hope that the government can handle good of this problem next time.

Comment by Kiko Lam2C(20)

When I first heard of this piece of news, I felt so sad, because the babies are too poor, there are 3 children dead already. i think The babies and their parents are all affected, because the babies are too little but they may die all the moment, and the parents are affected too, because they are just have a baby, but they maybe will die. and I think the Chinese producer are affected too, because the general public knew this news, and they won’t buy the milk again, so the businessmen won’t asked the producer to produce the milk anymore, then they won’t have any increase. I think the parents do not want to get any money, they just want the children back, so I think the government should find the best doctor in the world to save the children.and I think all of us should help the parents and the babies to ask the Government to find the doctors save the babies.

1)apparent(adj)
able to be seen or understood
e.g.1 her unhappiness was apparent to everyone.
e.g.2 It was apparent that he was in no condition to travel.
2)nutritional(adj)
the action of providing or being provided with food or nourishment
e.g.1 chemical sweeteners, like preservatives and colourings, have no nutritional value.
e.g.2 we should not eat the food which are no nutritional ,such as chips,sweets,chocolates,etc.
3)compensation(n)
repay
e.g.1 she received $400000 in compensation for a lost eye.
e.g 2 you should claim compensation for a lost finger.

Comment by PearlyKwong (2c19)

I felt unbelievable and when I heard of this piece of news. It is because Sanlu Group is a very famous brand of milk. A lot of babies affected in this by this scandal. And also, the mothers of the babies have been very scared of this happened. Many people have lost their confidence of the Sanlu Group. Virtually, the babies and the mothers do not want to have any compensated. They just hope their babies restore. That already is their wish. Think about us, we have no any illness and pain, but still have a lot people do not cherish their lives and make it more beautiful. If we were those babies, out parents will be extremely sad and worried. Some babies born even less than 1 month. Their lives still not yet brighten. We are so commiserate with these babies and mothers.

1. kidney(n)
– either of the pair of organs in your body which separate waste from your blood and produce URINE
e.g. Everybody have their own kidney.

2. restore(v)
– to give back something lost or stolen
e.g. The goods were restored to their original owners.

3. refund(v)
– to get back money which has been paid to you
e.g. They refunded our money when the play was cancelled.

Comment by Roger

disclosure (n.)
-the act of making sth known or public that was previously secret or private.
eg:The newspaper’s disclosure of defence secrets.

response (n.)
-a spoken or written answer
eg:She made no response.

compensation (n.)
-something, especially money, that sb gives you because they have hurt you ,or damaged sth that you own; the act of giving this to sb.
eg:Compensation has cost the company a lot of money.

Afer i read this news.i felt so sad and astonish. Chinese businessmen were so bad. they wanted to earn more money and then to hurt the babies.i thought the babies were poor.So i hope the policemen can quickly caught the bad men .

Comment by Katrina Lee (2C 25)

I was very disappointed when I First heard of this piece of new.
Because I had already heard the same event before,I don’t think this kind of event will occur again.
I think the babies are the groups of people affected by this scandal.Because this milk creates bad influence to their body.
Them cannot grow healthily.They are painful when they Falls ill.I think the company should say sorry to the victims.
And give money to the victims to help the babies recover an illness.
Also pledge will not have the similar event again.I think we should optimistically regard this matter.
We should believe China government will solves this matter very quickly.

Comment by Cathy(2c.22)

When I first heard of this piece of news,i feel very shock.Because it was a baby’s product,baby is very weak,they are easy to injure.The China’s baby was affected by this scandal,because they are the main user of tainted milk powder.i don’t think it can compensated,because it injure the babies’s health,even $99999999,it didn’t help anything.i think after this cause,we should strengthen the examination of every product in China,also enhance the news transparency,don’t blockade all the things.

1.nutritional(adjective)
-relating to the substances in food that help you to stay healthy
eg.1 Cooking vegetables for too long lessens their nutritional value.
eg.2 the nutritional requirements of pregnant women

inquiry(noun)
– a question you ask in order to get information
eg.1 We’re getting a lot of inquiries about our new London-Rio service.
eg.2 i don’t know who sent the gift, but I’ll make some inquiries

suspected(adjective)
– someone who is thought to be guilty of a crime
eg.1 a suspected child killer
eg.2 He was taken to hospital after a suspected heart attack.

Comment by Chou Ho Yee 2a(4)

1.I thought it was so bad because it may hurt those babies’ body forever.
2.The badies and their parents.
3.I think he company could not pay forever because nobody can not buy another health.
4.In the eyes of me, the people who add the chemical in the milk are so bad, it damaged the babies funture.
(1)disclosure n.
-the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
-that which is disclosed; a revelation.
-Patent Law. (in a patent application) the descriptive information imparted by the specification claims, drawings, and models submitted.
e.g.He feels it [his secret] beating at his heart, rising to his throat, and demanding disclosure.
(2)scandal n. v.
– a disgraceful or discreditable action, circumstance, etc.
– an offense caused by a fault or misdeed.
– damage to reputation; public disgrace.
– defamatory talk; malicious gossip.
– a person whose conduct brings disgrace or offense.
defame (someone) by spreading scandal.
– Obsolete. to disgrace.
e.g.I do fawn on men and hug them hard And after scandal them.
(3)indignant adj.
–adjective feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.
e.g.He strides indignant, and with haughty cries To single fight the fairy prince defies.

Comment by Rico kwok 2A 13

I have heard this news about 1week ago.This news made me convulse.I think tainted sanlu is very irresponsibility.They knew 3months ago.But they aloof and indifferent.They made abundant of babies got sick.They were extremely cruel to the babies.And they made the parents always take care of babies.The loss of them is an enormous figure.They can’t afford it.China is the biggest country to make the things.This scandal makes many people disappointed of the tings which made in China.People are afraid the product.But the imported goods is more expensive.They cannot afford to that.But babies must hve to drink milk.So that many parents have to save more money to buy some better milk powder.They have pressure of that.Other milk powder company have more people to buy their product after this scandal.They can earn more money.They may feel lucky about that .

Comment by ng woon ting.wendy2c30

1.disclose(verd)
to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
e.g.1Several companies have disclosed profits of over £200 million.
e.g.2The newspaper made damaging disclosures of management incompetence.

2.candidate(noun)
1 a person who is competing to get a job or elected position:
e.g.There are three candidates standing in the election.
2 a person or thing considered likely to receive or experience something:
e.g.The English Department is a likely candidate for staff cuts.
3 UK someone who is taking an exam:
e.g.Candidates must write their names on the top page of the exam paper.

3.authority(noun)
1 the moral or legal right or ability to control:
e.g.1The United Nations has exercised its authority to restore peace in the area.
e.g.2We need to get the support of someone in authority.
2 a group of people with official responsibility for a particular area of activity:
e.g.1the health authority
e.g.2the local housing authority
3 an expert on a subject:
e.g.She’s a world authority on 19th-century Irish history.

Comment by Kiko Lam2C(20)

devastated(adj)
-extremely upset and shocked
eg:His family is absolutely devaststed.

Comment by Katrina Lee (2C 25)

When I first heard of this piece of news,I thought that the people who add the poisonous substance,melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers and plastics,into the milk powder were very abominable because they in behalf of money,so they do some evildoing,they are very bad.The group of people affected by this scandal are the people who are very greedy.In this incident,its influence the babies’ health,the parents’ spirits and the producer’s economic.The government did not give any compensate to the babies and parents.We can give some console to the barents and babies and make them happy.

1.colleague
– a person that you work with,especially in a profession or a business
e.g 1.Marlin is getting along very well with his colleagues.
2.eerie
-strange,mysterious and frightening
e.g 1.I found the silence underwater really eerie.
3.melamine
-a hard plastic material,used especially for covering other materials
e.g 1.Melamine is a harmful substance that will make people die.

Comment by Fu Man Yu (Amy)

I was surprised to hear that the businessman put some chemical element,melamine into the mike power for higher profit.The children who drank the mike will hurt their boby forever or die.It had been happen few yaers ago.It also made the confidence of China became bad.the company should say sorry and make imdemnify to the chirdren and parents in this tragedy,not only in China,because some of the product exported to other countries.The government of China should help the family which is poor could not support.

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

When I first heard of the piece of news,I was shocked and sad because many innocent babies were tragic because their sons and daughters are already dead.I think the groups of people affected by this scandal is doctors. It is because this event happened,they were very busy and they needed to take care of the babies.The bad guys couldn’t only say sorry to the parents.The parents couldn’t believe that when someone killed a persn,only say sorry about that and be nothing.If I’m one of the parents,I will cry also!I think the bad guys should take resonsibility and life imprisonment.

Comment by Wong Hiu Fu 2c (36)

I was surprised to hear that the businessman put some chemical element,melamine into the mike power for higher profit.The children who drank the mike will hurt their boby forever or die.It had been happen few yaers ago.It also made the confidence of China became bad.The company should say sorry and make imdemnify to the children and parents in this tragedy,not only in China,because some of the product exported to other countries.The government of China should help the family which is poor and could not support the bill of hospital.

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

How torrible! I have said it at 06:30p.m.
But it didn’t show my writing. I have used lots of time to do it…
I could only do it again… = =

When I first heard of this piece of news, I was angry and afraid because how can the busniessmen put the melamine into the milk power.It have made
5 babys dead.Some of them may like “Big head baby”.They may runtish after this “calamity”.I also afraid because some of milk produets may have melamine.I always drink some milk before go to school.
We are very lucky. We live in HK.
Now I am watching news.It said, “The busniessman put total “4000kg” since half year ago…”I was very angry because if their babys always drink this milk, what will they feel?I will feel very upset what have i done.
If we cared about other people, our world will be peaceful.

Comment by Cheng Chi Pan (2c 04)

sorry, is
I will feel very upset what i have done.

Comment by Cheng Chi Pan (2c 04)

I was so yipped and surprised to heard this news. I think the baby is poor.
1,253 babies in China affected by this scandal in this case. The remaining 913 diagnosed with light symptoms were either receiving treatment outside hospital or were cured, the ministry said at a press conference.
I think the company should stop make the Tainted milk and give the parents money to save their babies.
I think the company was very bad, baby is our future, the company did that is just like kill China future, so I hope they will not do the same things again.

1.chemical(n)
-A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry
eg.He is experimenting with a new chemical.
2.apparent(adj)
able to be seen or understood
e.g. Her unhappiness was apparent to everyone.
3.statements(v)
-report something to someone
eg.Soon afterwards he made his first public statement about the affair.

1.chemical(n)
-A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry
eg.He is experimenting with a new chemical.
2.apparent(adj)
able to be seen or understood
e.g. Her unhappiness was apparent to everyone.
3.statements(v)
-report something to someone
eg.Soon afterwards he made his first public statement about the affair.

Comment by Law Ching(Nicole)-2C24

I was surprised to hear that the businessman put some chemical element,melamine into the mike power for higher profit.The children who drank the mike will hurt their boby forever or die.It had been happen few yaers ago.It also made the confidence of China became bad.The company should say sorry and make indemnify to the children and parents in this tragedy,not only in China,because some of the product exported to other countries.The government of China should help the family which is poor and could not support the bill of hospital

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

1.When I first heard of this piece of news,I felt thunderstruck!!
2.A lot of poor babies,their family,Chinese businessmen and people who have drunk the milk!!
3.I think they should money to the victim family.
4.I hope they will apologetic and say sorry to the people who victim from them.Also,they must return the money to them.

Comment by Ricky Lam(2c_21)

1)indemnify
v.t.
-To protect or insure against loss or damage.
-To make compensation to for incurred hurt, loss or damage.
e.g.He promised to indemnify me for my losses.

2)element
n.
-A simple part of a more complicated whole; ingredient.
e.g. Cells are elements of living bodies.
-A first or main principle.
-Natural environment, or the life with which one is familiar.
-Any one of more than 100 fundamental substances which cannot be decomposed by ordinary means, as gold, oxygen, etc.
-Any of the four substances, as earth, air, fire and water, from which (it was believed) everything was made.
-Atmospheric powers or forces, weather conditions.
-An integral part of a device, machine, or instrument necessary to its proper functioning.

3)confidence
n.
-Belief; reliance; trust.
e.g. He enjoys his master’s confidence.
-Selfreliance; boldness.
e.g. He has confidence in his own ability.
A secret.

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

The news shocks me and I am really disappointed to the officials. They suspected the problem long time ago but they did not take any action at once.
Besides, I am worry about the future of the Chinese peasants.Their education is poor so they may not know that adding melamine into milk would cause such an acute outcome.They may learn this method to pass the test by old farmers.Then it becomes a ‘family heritage’.

Apart from infants, mothers and the Sanlu Group, government officials and Chinese businessmen are sufferers affected by this scandal. Chinese businessmen have lost a lot of money; government officials need to be responsible for most of the problem.Moreover, Chinese loses her reputation!

In order to compensate the victums, the best way is to aviod the same situation happening. First, the government should pay the medical fee for the sick babies. Second, improve the mean to test the milk powder accurately.Third, teach farmers some relative knowledge.

We should support the sufferers to pass this scandal.

Comment by Shadow 2A 38

I think this milk powder company was too bad!I felt shocked when I was watching TV news about this tragedy a few days ago.It effect many babies in China.I think this company should compensate $1,000,000 to each of the babies that have effected.I tink we can respond this scandal by post it on the blog or email.I think I will not drink or eat something that made from China anymore. T.T

Comment by Sammi 2A (12)

1.I am shocked when I first heard this news because the victims are babies with low resistance.
2.they are the babies and their parents,some companies staff and the consumers.
3.I think the milk company should pay money to the babies who need to see doctor because they spent so much extra money to go to the hospital and the medicine fee.
4.we should support the parents whose babise have died and hope the officals of the china society will punish those bad people.

Comment by Chan Tsz Kei -2C(2)

I felt they are pitiful when I first heard of this piece of news.The parents,babies affected by this scandal.Also,the Sanlu Group…It’s hard to compensate to the victums.Although the victums could have money that the Sanlu Group compensated,some of the babies would not have a health bodies since that.I think the Sanlu Group was produced the milk to failure.I think they produced them because they want the babies will be healthy after drank that.Adversed the fact…When the bad news disclosed,the business honor of the company was not beyond suspicion…Why they did not produce the milk carefully?

Adverse
[Adjective]
Having a negative or harmful effect on something.

Disclose
[Verb]
To make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden.

Suspicion
[Noun]
A small amount.

Comment by TAM CHAU WING

I feel shocked when I first heard of this piece of news?I think all the Chinese people affected by this scandal.Because this things had been happened in few years ago.In daily life ,people drink milk very often ,may be we all eat or drink this chemcial before.I think money is no use ,government should let some doctor to check up the boby of babies or people for free.And give the bad men a serious punishment. We can set up a department to check food is it safety and clean.Also , we can check the ingredients carefully before we buy it .

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

I was so disappointed to the goverment that when i heard this news. That extremely shooked my heart. The businessman put some chemical inside the milk, i think that is very extravagant. Which baby drank the milk, then he or she will affected by the toxic milk. The company should says sorry to the victums at once. The goverment should help the victums, because they may be cannot afford the bill of the hospital. For this scandal, i could only say ‘extravagant’.

Comment by Lo Pui Sum

I feel shocked when I first heard of this piece of news?I think all the Chinese people affected by this scandal.Because this things had been happened in few years ago.In daily life ,people drink milk very often ,may be we all eat or drink this chemcial before.

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

Because I cannot upload all the passage,so I put it on the next cm.
I think money is no use ,government should let some doctor to check up the boby of babies or people for free.And give the bad men a serious punishment. We can set up a department to check food is it safety and clean.Also , we can check the ingredients carefully before we buy it .

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

My face was turned into black when I first to hear that NEWS!The milk were poisoned and the merchant sales it!I can’t believe that the milk were poisoned and the effect of them.
I think the mothers of their sons or daughters were the most affected people because the sons or the daughters of them have an accident,the one who fears the most must be their mother.
I think cure is the most useful solution instead of compensation.
I think the one who need to respond is the merchants who poisoned the milk so we need to enforce them to do some to recure the baby who was affected.

scandal(noun)
-outrage; malicious gossip;
disgrace

e.g.No one responds to the scandal.

Sickens(transitive verb)
-make ill; fall ill;
nauseate; become queasy

e.g.Cruelty sickens me.

demand(verb)
-claim, requirement; request

e.g.They never demand to get a clear answer.

Comment by Danny in 2A

I was so surprised and sad to the babies when I first heard of this piece of news. China is the groups of people affected by this scandal. I think the babies are some poor, some of them are sick , some of them have been die too. It hurt the parent so much. Although the babies are only some small children but they also have life. We can not get back them the children. This is not only the parent felt sad , The china people also felt sad too. I think the government is answerable , they need to check the Milk Powder Probe that the babies will not die. I hope the government will do better after the scandal.

Comment by Debbie ho (2c 14)

When I first heard of this piece of news , I was so sad and i felt very astonished.Many people will affected by this scandal and they will not be confident of China’s product.I think the company of Sanlu should help the people who are affected by this scandal.They should take good care of this people.Goverment should put more money and spirit to observe some producer more carefully.

1.tainted
-to damage or spoil the quality of sth or the opinion that people have of sb/sth
e.g. The administration was tainted with scandal.
2.initial
-happening at the beinning;first
e.g.My initial reaction was to decline the offer.
3.devastated
-extremely upset and shocked
e.g.His fmaily is absolutely devastated.

Comment by Chow Kin Fung 2C(7)

I was very surprised to hear this news.4 babies were died,and many babies sick.Also,their parents would be very worried.I think that money wasn’t a problem if their babies were all right.I think we no need to respond for this case,government will handle it.

1.poisoning(n)
-illness caused by swallowing, touching, or breathing in a poisonous substance
e.g.He has a case of alcohol poisoning.

2.diaper(n)
-a piece of soft cloth or soft paper that is put between a baby’s legs and fastened around its waist to hold liquid and solid waste.
e.g.I changed her diaper.

3.authorities(n)
-the power you have because of your official position.
e.g.Tom was in the positions of authority.

Comment by 2c09 Dai Ching Man.Kelly

I feel very pity to all Chinese infants who tainted- milk – power – sickens when I heard this scandal. The groups of people affected by this scandal are Chinese businessmen and producers, general public, especially the infants and mothers.I think the sickens will happen in the other countries also. This scandal destroy the image of China and the China government to seem become weaker and weaker.And I think the tourists and foreigners will lose the confidence of Chinese products. The China government should be recycle the tainted products.

Comment by Fung Sui Yeung,Sharon 2C(12)

I think this is a incredible news for all of us!!
Many babies who had the nephrolith ,most of them were affected by that brand of milk.And their parents are worry about it!I think that company should help the victim to pay for the money of see the doctor.
And the China government should check that weather the products are good or not!

Comment by Kelly 2C 3

The babies and their families are very poor because they lost the family or even their life.
The groups of people affected by this scandal are the babies and their families.
And it made less promise of the thing which is made of China.
They should compensated money alought it cannot compensate their broken heart, but at least they can show their sorry.
4.
disclosure:
-making sth known
Eg1: The magazine’s disclosure of defence secrets.
Eg2:She disclosure the news to everything.
Déjà vu
-Something happened before and now happened again just like before
I had an odd sense of déjà vu just as you said that.
I feel she is déjà vu but she said that she doesn’t know me.
Incident
-even or happening
-opposing forces
Responsibilities incident upon one as a parent.
Parents incident love their son and daughter.

Comment by Kristy34

1)recall [verb]
-to remember a particular fact, event, or situation from the past
e.g.1]I seem to recall I’ve met him before somewhere.
2]I don’t recall the name of that girl.

2)compensation {noun}
-money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because something they own has been damaged
e.g.1]People who are wrongly arrested may be paid compensation.
2]She had recived the compensation for the products which cannoy use.

3]indignant [adj]
-angry and surprised because you feel insulted or unfairly treated
e.g.1]Liz was indignant at the way her child had been treated.
2]”I hate you very much! ”Mary indignantly.

Comment by Kelly 2C 3

When I first heard of this piece of news,i was shocked.The selfish businessmen wanted to earn more money,so they added some toxic substance into the milk powder.This case caused many babies sick or had stones in their kidneys.Base on this serious problem,it caused many parents don’t want to buy the products of China.The tourists also doubt the qualities of China products.Also,it damaged the image of the brands of milk powder.

I think Sanlu should compensate the fee of the tainted milk powder.The hospitals of China should treat the babies free.The government of China should recycle the Sanlu milk powder and check the other brands of milk powder more frequently.

Comment by Shum Ka Kiu,Erica 2a(29)

1.I feel so suprised and angry when I first heard of this piece of news.
2.Many people…like the babies and their parents,were affected by this scandal.Many babies feel sick and died.And their parent worried about them very much.
3.I think that some of the family don’t have enough money to pay for the doctor.So the company should give them money for this.They must say sorry to victums too!
4.The government should give a clear anseer and help the victums.And they should check everything,not only milk,carefully before sell it out.We should buy them carefully too.

disclosure(noun)
The act of making something know or public that was previously secret or provate
eg]The disclosure that he had been in prison ruined his chances for a good job.

incident(noun)
Something that happens,especially something unusual or unpleasant.
eg]There was a shooting incident near the restaurant last night.

amid (prep)
In the middle of or during something,especially something that cause excitement or fear.
eg]He finished his speech amid tremendous applause.

Comment by Susana Chin

i feel the businessmen are terrible. The parents and the babies that using the milk powder was affected by this scandal.i think it cannot be compensated,because is very valuable.i think we should donate money to the parents that affected,because the money can help them to board the businessmen.

Comment by Hui Hei Yan 2a(10)

Fristly,i felt astonished to hear that,why let this things come up? just like my mum aslo said that”maybe we will eat rice toxication to die soon”
I think the babie who ate it was pathetic,they are sinless.They born only few time!
If the babies have any problem of their healthy,
you give me no end of money, i will not feel happy,nothing can substitute for the babies.
I think the businessmen should end the trade to ask forgiveness .

Comment by Florence Tsang 2c ,34

I felt so surprised when I first heard this news. It also surprised the manufacturer. Many mothers are so worried about her child. Hospitals are congusted. Maybe the doctors are not enough. They are all affected by this scandal. They can’t paid anything that the babies was died. But, they should find a new way to make milk powder. No more toxic powder is a good way to paid. Hope the baby can be healthy ever after!!=]

Comment by Emily 2A (7)

My reflection:
I was surprised and unbelievable when I was heard of this piece of news. There are hundreds
of babies have got kidney stones by tainted milk. I think the Chinese businessmen and Chinese producers are so selfish, they only want to increase their profit so they don’t consider the safety of the product.
Many people are affected by this scandal, but the most victims are babies, kidney stones among them, although it will recovery, they also have the sequela. The baby’s mother also is the victims, when they know their baby got kidney stones, they were very disappointed. And this scandal also affected the Chinese business man, because their plan had disclosured by people, so they need to lost a lots of money, this is the retribution for them!
I think they need to compensate the medical fees for the baby and they nees to promise don’t do that again.
Finally, I think the government need to make a low to punish the Chinese businessman, And the government need to spend more time to check the products of food to avoid the problem.

Vocabulary:

1.disclosure(noun)
-a secret that someone tells people, or the act of telling this secret
e.g 1.The disclosure that he had been in prison ruined his chances for public office.
e.g 2.We can’t disclosure our friends secret.

2.taint (noun)
-the appearance of being related to something bad or morally wrong
e.g 1.The city has suffered for many years under the taint of corruption.
e.g 2.Don’t throw the rubbish in the river,it will taint the river.

3.initial(noun)
-the first letter of someone’s first name
e.g 1.Can I have your initial, Mr Davies?’ ‘It’s G, Mr G Davies.
e.g 2.His initial reaction was one of shock.

Comment by Bobo 2A 1

I feel a bit sad and angry when I first heard of this news. The reason of ‘a bit sad’ is I had heard this kind of new many times. I think they are greedy and don’t care about the public’ lives, but some time they are crazy because thet sometimes produce some artificial food which are cheap, of course they cannot get much money!

I believe there will be more people will affect by this scandal, including the Chinese some people from another countries, some businessmen and the reputation of the food producers’ companies. After the poor babies drink the tainted milk, they will have a bad health if they die, their parents will be sad. This scandal will deeply effect the develop for a long time. It is because this kind of news were repeated in the past many times. The people from different countries will distrust the safety of the food which were made in China, this will stop the develop of the food producers’ companies in the international market. I think the Sanlu company should pays the cost of cure the harmed people and find out the people who tainted the milk or milk powder, punish them hardly. But the most important thing is they must say sorry to all the people around the world. We should support the action of catching people who commit crimes in China because the public security there was not good. It is a serious problem.

Comment by Johnny

When I heard this incident,I feel disapointed with the producer an government,they can’t helped with anythings,only suggested with money,they should helped the babies recovery from illness.
I think the hardly affected group of people are the babies and the businessmen,because babies may affected their growing,and it may cause some diseases.And why the businessmen will be affected because they needed to retrieve the milk powder,
and these powder needed to destroy,they will lost a lots money.
I think they needed to compensate $2000 to each affected family.
And we also needed to help with this incident,we can write some letters to the government to helped those babies and their family,I hope the babies will be recovery from illness.

Comment by Chan Chi Ho 2C01

officials
adj.
1.Of or relating to an office or a post of authority: official duties.
2.Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative: official permission.
3.Holding office or serving in a public capacity: an official representative.
4.Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal: an official banquet.
5.Authorized by or contained in the U.S. 6.Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs.
n.
1.One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
2.Sports A referee or umpire.
e.g1.Is the news official?
e.g2.The President’s official duties include being Commander in Chief.

melamine
–noun
Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C3N3(NH2)3, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, esp. melamine resins.
2. any of the melamine resins.
e.g1.This Chemistry contains more melamine than carbon dioxide.
e.g2.The melamine can kill people.
emerged
–verb(used without object)
emerged, emerging. 1. to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity: a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog.
2. to rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid.
3. to come up or arise, as a question or difficulty.
4. to come into existence; develop.
5. to rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition.
e.g1.The picture emerged a flower.

Comment by fung kin ho(2c 11)

I thought sad and ever thought shocked when I first heard of this piece of news. The little baby and Chinese are the groups of people affected by this scandal. I thought moneys and the medical treatments should be compensated to the victums. I didn’t know how to respond this scandal, but I thought the Sanlu Group should respond this scandal and said sorry to Chinese and the victums.

Comment by ng man gee,becky 2A(25)

I thought sad and ever thought shocked when I first heard of this piece of news. The little baby and Chinese are the groups of people affected by this scandal.
I thought moneys and the medical treatments should be compensated to the victums. I didn’t know how to respond this scandal, but I thought the Sanlu Group should respond this scandal and said sorry to Chinese and the victums.

Comment by ng man gee,becky 2A(25)

1.incredible –adjective
– so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
– not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible.
e.g :The plot of the book is incredible.

2.toxication-noun
-toxic
e.g:If you eat some toxic,you will toxication.

3.substitute-–noun
– a person or thing acting or serving in place of another.
– (formerly) a person who, for payment, served in an army or navy in the place of a conscript.

e.g:Mary is ill and Laura is to substitute her.

Comment by Florence Tsang 2c ,34

When I first heard this news, I feel very surprise of this incident. I think many people will be hurt or die. Except infant and mother will be affected, the reputation of China also being impaired. The business can’t sell their product. They don’t have money.
I think China must help these people to recover.
That’s last for a long time.

Comment by yeung 2c33

When I first heard of this piece of news
,I thought that the businessmen was so selfish.They added some harmful substance in to the milk powder to pass the checked of protein.
This year,no one felt happy in the Mid-Autumn Festival because of the toxic milk powder.
Every mother thought that her baby’s health was the most important things in her life so businessmen compensated a million, it was meaningless beacuse the health of babies have been effect.
I hope it will not happen again.

Tainted(noun)(verb)
:the effect of sth bad or unpleasant that spoils the quality of sb/sth
e.g.the water has already tainted.
e.g.I don’t like the businessmen who makes toxic milk powder.

wave(noun, verb)
1 a raised line of water that moves across the surface of the sea, ocean, etc
e.g.Huge waves were breaking on the shore.
e.g.A wave of anger swept over him.

boost(verb, noun)
1.to make sth increase, or become better or more successful
2.something that helps or encourages
e.g.The movie helped boost her screen career.
e.g.The tax cuts will give a much needed boost to the economy.

Comment by Sam 2a (2)

I was surprised and unbelievable when I was heard of this piece of news. There are hundreds
of babies have got kidney stones by tainted milk. I think the Chinese businessmen and Chinese producers are so selfish, they only want to increase their profit so they don’t consider the safety of the product.
Many people are affected by this scandal, but the most victims are babies, kidney stones among them, although it will recovery, they also have the sequela. The baby’s mother also is the victims, when they know their baby got kidney stones, they were very disappointed. And this scandal also affected the Chinese business man, because their plan had expose by people, so they need to lost a lots of money, this is the retribution for them!
I think they need to compensate the medical fees for the baby and they nees to promise don’t do that again.
Finally, I think the government need to make a low to punish the Chinese businessman, And the government need to spend more time to check the products of food to avoid the problem.
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Vocabulary:

1.disclosure(noun)
-a secret that someone tells people, or the act of telling this secret
e.g 1.The disclosure that he had been in prison ruined his chances for public office.
e.g 2.We can’t disclosure our friends secret.

2.taint (noun)
-the appearance of being related to something bad or morally wrong
e.g 1.The city has suffered for many years under the taint of corruption.
e.g 2.Don’t throw the rubbish in the river,it will taint the river.

3.initial(noun)
-the first letter of someone’s first name
e.g 1.Can I have your initial, Mr Davies?’ ‘It’s G, Mr G Davies.
e.g 2.His initial reaction was one of shock.

Comment by Bobo 2A 1

1) When I first heard this news, immediately I think…it is someone wanted to make money faster so they did this type og terible things? I’m so sorry about this news, but that I really not make me surprised.

2)Mothers, parents affected by this scandal. The babies using the milk powder would get sick, and their parents would always worried.

3)Compensate, of course! The company should be compensated to the victums. But the most important, I think, is to help the babies get well. The company has get in a really big trouble.

4) For me, I won’t have any respond. But for those babies parents, they must tell the company to give money to the hospital and help those babies get well!

1. authority(ies)(n.)
– the power to tell people what they must do
e.g. The police have the authority to stop cars.

2. initial
– first
e.g. Our initial idea was to go to Greece, but then we decided to go to Spain.

3. response(n.)
– an answer to somebody or something
e.g. I wrote to them but I’ve had no respond.

Comment by YauWaiMei-WINDY2a37

1.yogurt(noun)
-a thick white liquid food,made by adding
bacteria to milk,served cold and often flavoured with fruit;an amount of this sold in a small pot.
EG.There’s a yogurt left if you’re still hungry.
2.precedes(verb)
-to happen before sht or come before sth/sb in order.
EG.His resignation was preceded by weeks of speculation.
3.restore(verb)
-to bring back a situation or feeling that existed before.
EG.The measures are intended to restore public confidence in the economy.

Reflection
When i first heard this piece of news ,I to think very grievedly, that many innocent small lives like this did not have.Why can these producers be so cruel? In order to make money, the result needs to receive the legal sanction.The parents and babies were victim.Parents lost their babies which was made by the selfish businessmen and government officials.They They have not completed their work, irresponsible.I thought that the government should do as soon as possible decides this matter, do not more children suffer injury in addition again, if notthe customer will lose the confidence to the product.

Comment by winnie 2a 9

My reflection:
I felt eerie when I was heard of this piece of news. Many of babies sick and die by tainted milk powder. Also their parents are very worried and sad. The Chinese businessmen and Chinese producers are selfish and careless. How can they put some toxic chemical in the milk power? Did they think about the babies’ heath? No! They only think about we can have more money and we must faster. So they cause the babies die and sick. If their babies drink the milk, how they felt?? They can’t compensated to the victims because they how can they compensate to the babies’ parents, money??? I think it is not use because they lost a life of a baby. I hope the babies will healthy soon!!!!Bless them~~

Comment by alice,2a 39

When I first heard of this piece of news, I was very upset, because the babies were innocent.
Businessmen, babies and their parents were affected by this scandal.
The manufacturer should give to each victim $1000000, but of course this money cannot bring back the dead babies.
The only thing we can do is pray for the babies in the hospital.
I hope the Chinese Government will check all milk powder factories carefully and frequently so that no one will be affected again.

Comment by Koey 2a 11

When I first heard of this piece of news,I was ssurprised because it can hurt some young babies.I think this tainted milk powder accident most affected on babies and mother,and alsothe other’s countries business.They don’t want to buy this milk powder to sell to their people. The producer of this company should give the money to the mothers who died ther babies.They should say sorry to them to respond their false.

Comment by Lee Wun Yin 2C (26)

When I heard of this news I think is not so special, because it always happen in China.
The Chinese affected by this scandal, because these things just only happened in China.
We should be free for the healing.
This is a bad thing in China and we should say sorry for the whole world.

devastated (adj)
extremely upset and shocked
e.g. His family is absolutely devastated.

ridicule(n)(v)
unkind comments that make fun of sb or make them look silly
e.g. She is an object of ridicule in the tabloid newspapers.
powder(n)(v)
a dry mass of very small fine pieces or grains
e.g. Not every one can eat chilli powder.

Comment by WONG HANG TAT

I heard that a period agon, and I was shocked when I first heard this news. This scandal is totally affected the children in china and other countries. They must be know that there in China can only have a child per family.
I have known that the company had collected the problem powder, and they have given the child who have eaten this milk a body check. However, I don’t think this is enough for the children. Firstly, they should give some money to the death child parents, also they need to explain why their milk powder have this problem. If they want to be responsibility, they should say sorry to the audience, too!

Comment by Elaine 2c35

I thought sad and ever thought shocked when I first heard of this piece of news. The groups of people affected by this scandal are the little baby and Chinese. It is too hard for the little babies that have kidney stones.
I thought moneys and the medical treatments should be compensated to the victums because parents used moneys to buy the tainted milk powder and the medical treatments used to help their sons and daughters. I didn’t know how to respond this scandal, but I thought the Sanlu Group should respond this scandal and said sorry to Chinese and the victums.

Comment by ng man gee,becky 2A(25)

I thought the producer of the Tainted Milk Powder are very irresponsible and don’t care about babies life and healthy . I felt angry of them. And the producer hadn’t taken any actions .
They hadn’t any sincerity of tell sorry to the mothers and babies.
After this affair Hong Kong ’s businessman and the other Milk Powder producer outside China . And the others country may hadn’t confidence to buy the product made in China .And China’s income will be lower .
I thought the government should check more about the product.
Vocab:
Melamine (n.)
– a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in melamine resins.
Incident (n.)
– something dependent on or subordinate to something else of greater or principal importance.
Restore (transitive verb)
– to put or bring back into existence or use.

Comment by KAREN LIU

I felt very surprised that when first heard of this piece of news.
The mothers and the babies is the most affected by this scandal,
and also the government officials and the Chinese businessmen are also in troubles.
These also affected that the milk products sales volume in every country.
I think the person in charge should compensated the loss.
I think we should we respond to this scandal,to show sympathy for somebody with action.

disclosure(n)
-the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
eg.The disclosure that he had been in prison ruined his chances for public office.
eg.He feels his secret beating at his heart, rising to his throat, and demanding disclosure.
explanation(n)
-the act or process of explaining.
eg.It needs no explanation.
eg.I’ve come to an explanation with him.
chemical(n)
-a substance produced by or used in a chemical process.
eg.He is experimenting with a new chemical.
eg.a chemical used in fertilizers and plastics.

Comment by yuk 2A18

I did reaction when I first heard of this piece of news, I said ‘What? Again?’. This is not the first time of Chinese-made products having problem!! This is a really really bad scandal. The whole China, all of the Chinese affected by this scandal. No one will trust of the Chinese-made products. We are shame on this scandal. I think there is nothing can be compensate, even though the government compensate, money can not cure the hurt of the parents of the babies. I think we should let people who are producing products to know about they are hurting people or babies!

Comment by Janice WOng

When I hear this news, I feel so surprised and angried because the bad guys use toxic things to add in the milk,then the milk is for some babies to drink. These milk will make the babies die or get sick. The bad guys are very selfish. They only care the money and do not care the people life. I hope these kind of problems won’t happen again.

value(n.)-inportant,worth
eg.This dictionary is of little value to you.
eg.The value of the dollar may fall.

powder(n.)
eg.He crushed a piece of chalk to powder.
eg.There’s too much powder on your nose.

compensation(n.)-to redeem
eg.Did you get any compensation when you were dismissed from your job?
eg.Tom gave me a new knife as compensation for the one he lost.

Comment by Brian 2A26

When I read this passage, I felt very nervous, because the milk powder was bad.It may be danger for us.I think the people in China affected by this scandal.I also think that they should compensate at least $64 billion and the faith of the family, also the babies.Because China have 64 billion people, so that all people can have at least 1 dollar.They should say sorry to us ,because they did the wrong thing to us.

Comment by Calla in 2A

I feel very strange and think Chinese food is not safe enough to eat or drink when I first heard of this piece of news.I think Chinese businessmen and producers have affected by this scandal because it affect their reputation.But,I think the victims have affected by this and some of them lost their life. Businessmen and producers lost their reputation, but the victims lost their life or heathy body.It makes a strong comparison.
Free medical treatment and appropriate benefit should be compensated to the victims.We should not represent all the food produce in China. It only an individual matter. Goverment should promise never makes this scandal happen anymore.

Comment by Katie Ho(2A08)

It was such a sad news.I think that the local officials are the ringleader .It is because they did not provost well and let the toxic milk afflux to the market. Also ,the daily farmer used a badness to deal with the milk. This two points made this incidence happened. Now the milk of inland lost their faith ,the people just believe the foreign countries and Hong Kong’s milk.

Comment by fung kin ho(2c 11)

When I first heard of this piece of bad news,I thought “Made in China again?” Why there are so many negative incidents of China’s production?
There are lots of people involved in this scandal. Of course, including the irresponsible Chinese merchants. And also the victims: the affected infants and parents. I am really sorry about them. I think that the harm is deep in their heart. The harm maybe never faded away .
This scandal completely destroyed the image of Chinese. The people in the other countries will not believe in the manufactures that are made of China . I hope the Chinese official can monitor the making of product strictly, especially the product of food. Lastly,I am looking forward to the heartfelt apology by the factory owner to the populace.

Comment by Chloe 2c29

1)kidney (noun)
-either of a pair of small organs in the body which take away waste matter from the blood to produce urine
eg:I want two kilos of lamb’s kidney
eg2:Kidney is one of our apparatus.

2)initial(noun)
-(the process of asking) a question
eg:Make your inquiries at the office.
eg2:The teacher answered all my inquiries.

3)suspect(vt.)
-to think or believe something to be true or probable
eg:The tiger suspected danger and ran away.
eg2:I suspected your words.

Comment by Katie Ho(2A08)

I thought frightened when I first heard of this piece of news. Mainland China still happen this horrible thing nowadays. Beside, The babies who drink the milk powder produced by the Sanlu Group. They had become sick. Also, few of them died.

On the other hand, the company should give the medicinal fee and the cost of the milk power to the victums. Moreover, the brand should check their products carefully after this tragedy.

Comment by Tang Nok Lam,Tracy 2A(33)

Reflection:
When I first heard of this piece of news, I thought the people who produce these types of milk powder are bad because they have made something that affect the people. In this case, I think baby is affected by this scandal most because they always drink milk. Other than baby, I think foreigners may also be affected because the milk powder will export to other country. I think the producer should give back the victims the money of buying and going to see doctors. I think we should donate some money to them.
New vocabulary:
1. Tainted (adj.)
– Touched by rot or decay / especially of reputation
Example: The bad people always have the taint of vice.
2.contact(n.)
-close interaction
Example: I have a contact in Paris.
3.indignant(adj.)
-anger with something especially at the unfair judgement
Example: She is so indignant because of the judge of teachers.

Comment by Jimmy2C(40)

I felt they are pitiful when I first heard of this piece of news.The parents,babies affected by this scandal.Also,the Sanlu Group…It’s hard to compensate to the victums.Although the victums could have money that the Sanlu Group compensated,some of the babies would not have a health bodies since that.I think the Sanlu Group was produced the milk to failure.I think they produced them because they want the babies will be healthy after drank that.Adversed the fact…When the bad news disclosed,the business honor of the company was not beyond suspicion…Why they did not produce the milk carefully?

Comment by TAM CHAU WING

I feel amaze and terrible when I first heard of this piece of news.I think the head offices of sanlu and the people who tainted with melamine should affected by this scandal.I think not only the money compensated, also I think they should take care those baby who drink their milk.I think we should catch those who make the toxic milk and say sorry to those babt who has kindney stones’s parents.

Comment by Cheng Ming Chi 2a(3)

When I first heard of this piece of news,I was shocked and thought that is very terrible. Why that people were so bad. Although they could find more money so they add some chemical which will affected our health, they lose the faith with out all the people in the China and the world.Babies were affected by this scandal because they all got the kidne stone therefore some were die! I dont think the parents can receive this shock. I thought they will be very sad so I think they will be the sufferer and they were affected the most. I think businessmen cant compensat to the people since they have hurt so much babies. I was sad by this news.

Comment by Jack Chiang(1D)(10)

I felt very sad and amaze when i heard this news.
this news said that kidney stones among babies may have been caused by tainted milk powder has touched off a wave of finger pointing and an eerie since of deja vu.A lot of child drink the milk and got sick and some child died.I felt very sad because their life take off by the bad man.
I think the businessmen and the govement need to check clearly.Therefore will not more people need to sick or die.

Comment by liao kong lap (1D)(24)

substitute
–noun
– a person or thing acting or serving in place of another

melamine
–noun
Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C3N3(NH2)3, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, esp. melamine resins.

disclosure
-noun
a secret that someone tells people, or the act of telling this secret

Comment by Jack Chiang(1D)(10)

1.When I ifrst heard this piece of news,I feel so unhappy and sad.
2.A group of Chinese babies affected by this scandal.
3.We should donate some money to these people and tell the gervenment to find the way to cure the victums.
4.We should be more careful to every product to respond to this scandal.

Comment by 1D marco

1.I feel so suprised and angry when I first heard of this piece of news.
2.Many people…like the babies and their parents,were affected by this scandal.Many babies feel sick and died.And their parent worried about them very much.
3.I think that some of the family don’t have enough money to pay for the doctor.So the company should give them money for this.They must say sorry to victums too!
4.The government should give a clear anseer and help the victums.And they should check everything,not only milk,carefully before sell it out.We should buy them carefully too.

Comment by Susana Chin

When I first heard of this pieces of news, I feel very devastated too. Why? You can get many money from adults, why you can made the money from babies!? When I see a baby, when I see their eyes, I only hope that, they can be healthy, strong. But why they can so curel to the babies!

I think the parents are really affected by this scandal, if your baby die, what will you do? But now lucklly. The babies haven’t die, but one baby die, her/him parents will not want to live in the world to……Therefore parents and babies are really affected by this sandal.

I don’t think we can compensated anything to parents. Can you compensated a healthy baby to their parent? So now, we only have to help the doctor and help the baby, make them still alive. this is the most important things now.

They only can say sorry to everybody, they can’t do everything any more, I think they will guilt all one life.

Comment by sara lee1D21

When I first heard of this piece of news,I thought that the people who add the poisonous substance,melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers and plastics,into the milk powder were very abominable because they in behalf of money,so they do some evildoing,they are very bad.The group of people affected by this scandal are the people who are very greedy.In this incident,its influence the babies’ health,the parents’ spirits and the producer’s economic.The government did not give any compensate to the babies and parents.We can give some console to the barents and babies and make them happy.

Comment by Fu Man Yu (Amy)

I thought the producer of the Tainted Milk Powder are very irresponsible and don’t care about babies life and healthy . I felt angry of them. And the producer hadn’t taken any actions .
They hadn’t any sincerity of tell sorry to the mothers and babies.
After this affair Hong Kong ’s businessman and the other Milk Powder producer outside China . And the others country may hadn’t confidence to buy the product made in China .And China’s income will be lower .
I thought the government should check more about the product.

Comment by KAREN LIU 2c 27

1.chemical(n)
-A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry
eg.He is experimenting with a new chemical.
2.apparent(adj)
able to be seen or understood
e.g. Her unhappiness was apparent to everyone.
3.statements(v)
-report something to someone
eg.Soon afterwards he made his first public statement about the affair.

Comment by Law Ching(Nicole)-2C24

Vocab:
Melamine (n.)
– a white crystalline organic base C3H6N6 with a high melting point that is used especially in melamine resins.
eg.
Incident (n.)
– something dependent on or subordinate to something else of greater or principal importance.
e.g. Did he bark in the incident?
e.g. Will he ill after this rain incident?
Restore (transitive verb)
– to put or bring back into existence or use.
e.g. It will take a few years to restore the company to its orginal state.
e.g. Jesus restored after 3days.

Comment by KAREN LIU 2c 27

When I first heard this piece of news,I felt abominable and sad.The news said,In 2004,there were many babies died of the milk powder and it tainted with melamine,a chemical used in fertilizers and plastics.Also,the animals feed from China that contained melamine is suspected of poisoning thousands of pets in the U.S. last year.Then I thought that the people were selfish and bad because they were behalf of the money and they did not envisage of the babies and the parents.Also,the government did not indemnify to the baby’s parents.I was distressed of the babies
and I hope the people can be envisage of everyone
and not greed.

Comment by Ricky Shek 1D 30

When I first heard this piece of news ,I felt it was very horrible and surprised .The 12 suspects are very bad because they in order to profit the money so they put the melamine into the powdered milk . I think they are very childish, crazy ,selfish ! They are murderer .They killed 4 infants and 6244 babies affected . It also affected hospital because the medical service in China is not good . Three deer groups new Chairman Zhang Chenling yesterday bowed to the consumer the apology, but examined the product to have the question. Mongolian cow group Chairman Niu Ken to live indicated on individual
abundant guest, could handle the event with all one’s strength, otherwise will take the blame and resign.
We should stop buy these tag of powdered milk .

1. apparent 【adj.】
→obvious
— It was apparent that he was in no condition to travel
Eg –The apparent cause of his illness was excessive drinking, but the real cause was his deep grief at his wife’s death.

2. response 【adj.】
→answer
— He made no response to my question
Eg: — I got five responses to my advertisement.

3. touched 【adj.】
→crazy
— We always thought that Uncle George was a little touched
Eg– We were deeply touched by the sentimental movie

Comment by leung ka man Carmen

When I heard this terrible news, I was thinking that why could the producer like that. That shooked my head. The babies and parents must the most affected people. And also, that comapany will be loss in this case. Not only money but its reputation. But they still need to pay for the babies, at lease twenty thousand per baby.

I think we should now choose a milk powder company with good reputation and have a ingredients to look at. So that we can proove that it is healthy with no toxic material.
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words:
1.nutritional
noun
1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.
2. the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, esp. of humans.
3. the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.
4. food; nutriment.
5. the pursuit of this science as an occupation or profession.

e.g.What is the nutritional value of this milk?

2.inquiry
–noun, plural -quir·ies.
1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge.
2. an investigation, as into an incident: a Congressional inquiry into the bribery charges.
3. the act of inquiring or of seeking information by questioning; interrogation.
4. a question; query.

e.g.We received over three hundred inpuiries about the job.

3.poison
–verb (used with object)
1. to administer poison to (a person or animal).
2. to kill or injure with or as if with poison.
3. to put poison into or upon; saturate with poison: to poison food.

e.g.Someone had been poisoning his food.

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c 15

1)When I see the news,I feel very superise about that.oh,my god!It is for babies.How can they so careless?They aslo a life,a small life,why can they do that?
2)Except for the mothers and the babies,I think the nurse and the doctor are all affected by this scandal.They must work hard to inspect the babies.
3)It is an event,I think the company should pay all the money of the babies medical expenses.
4)If we have neibegers or friends babies eat this medical expenses,we should to remind them to check.

Comment by carry

1)except prep
Also called: except for other than; apart from; with the exception of

except for this mistake, you did very well
2)adj
deeply moved, esp by sorrow or grief

he was greatly affected by her departure
changed, esp detrimentally
3)vb
to cause (a person) to remember (something or to do something); make (someone) aware (of something he may have forgotten)

flowers remind me of holidays

Comment by carry

1) I think that the people who made the milk are very no good because they don’t care the babies and their families’ felling and make this bad milk(28),when you know your baby drink this milk and sick or die, what you think, angry? And the worst is they didn’t tell the government the milk have some wrong and sell that milk.
2) Hundreds of sick babies and at least one death have been linked to milk powder produced by the Sanlu Group In 2004, at least 13 babies died in eastern China after being fed milk that was made from powder containing little or no nutritional value.
3) I do not want any compensation. Just please, I’m praying to heaven, let my baby be ok!” Medicine might be enough to restore the sick babies to health, but it will take more than that to restore the public’s trust
4) I think we should truly to respond this scandal
Disclosure
revelation
The disclosure that he had been in prison ruined his chances for public office.
Your bad news have disclosure already, please have colorized.
Kidney
temperament.
He is a man of the right kidney.
Her kidney is very good ,everyone want to meet her to be a friend.
Eerie
strange
She was startled by a eerie voice
This is a eerie question ,it is difficult to answer.

Comment by Lau Tin Po Laurent (1D)

When I see this piece of news,I feel very shocked,why? because I can’t think how could the people do such of things to injured the babies.Not just babies,the people into in the world also affect by this case.They could buy the product in many ways.This poison has speard to all space in the world.The businessman cannot compensated the victims.Health can’t buy with money.A billion?No.I think the businessman should say a lot of sorry to the victim.A “sorry” is a very comfort word.But money is also a thing they can did.Give them for a comfort.I can’t think of a word to respond Scandal.I just can say don’t do this kind of thing afterwards.NEVER and NEVER!!!!

1.poison (verb) (with an object)

1- to kill or injure injure someone with poison.
2.-to put poison into the food or other substances

Example:They are injured by the poison that is made by them.

2. Tainted (adj.)
– Touched by rot or decay especially of reputation

Example: The bad people always have the taint of vice.

3.subtitle(n.)(v.)
-words that translate what is said in a film,movie into a different language and appear in the bottom of the screen.

Example:He substitutes as our teacher of English.

Comment by ng chung yin,witton 2A (24)

When I heard this piece news, I felt very surpried because there have hundreds of sick babies and at least one death have been linked to milk powder produced by the Sanlu Group. The Chinese businessmen, Chinese producers affected by this scandal because the milk is made by them.
We should help the parents to object the Chinese producers and Chinese businessmen.

Comment by Jonas Wong 1D 34

I thought so sad and surprised when I first heard of this piece of news. I thought they are very bad. They just want to earn more money. They put some melamine in the milk powder. Some babies are sick because it. I hope the babies will be healthy faster.

1.incident(adj)
a public disturbance
e.g.The police investigated an incident at the bus station.

2.nutritional(adj)
of or relating to or providing nutrition
e.g.Milk have a high energy,nutritional value .

3.protein(adj)
consist of polymers of amino acids
e.g.Meat have a lot of protein

Comment by Law Hung Sing 1D18

1)I think the news is very horrible.

2)I think all people is affected by this scandal because some babies was drink this tainted milk powder was sicken.Then many mothers were very afraid.Then many government officials were very pay close attention to this piece of news.All Chinese people were very pay close attention to this piece of news too.

3)I think they should be compensated safe,family and guarantee to the victums.

4)We should to be careful with some china products.

Comment by Sham Ching Yee(Christy)1D29

disclosure (n.)
-the act of making sth known or public that was previously secret or private.
eg:The newspaper’s disclosure of defence secrets.

response (n.)
-a spoken or written answer
eg:She made no response.

compensation (n.)
-something, especially money, that sb gives you because they have hurt you ,or damaged sth that you own; the act of giving this to sb.
eg:Compensation has cost the company a lot of money.

Comment by Katrina Lee (2C 25)

1) I am very suprised about why the other country’s babies drink the milk be storng but China’s will be kidney stones.

2) The groups of people affected by all the people who is made in China.

3)Although the money can not help the baby’s parents so much,but i suggest the government give about ¥5000 for each babies.

4)I think the government officials must check all the things came form the factories.

authorities(n.)
jurisdiction,dominion

e.g.1 Who gave you authority to do this?
e.g.2 The authorities did not interfere with us.

inquiries(n.)
investigation,exploration

e.g.1 Make your inquiries at the office.
e.g.2 They held an inquiry into the incident.

explanation (n.)
theory,reading

e.g.1 It needs no explanation.
e.g.2 What did he say in explanation of his lateness?

Comment by CHAN CHEUK YIN (OWEN)

Q1)What did you think when you first heard of this piece of news?……When I first heard of this piece of news,I feel very superise and horrible.
Q2) Who are the groups of people affected by this scandal?……I think is the villain make this scandal.This news except influence the babies.Also,except the doctors and the nurse.They were work hard.
Q3)How much and what else should be compensated to the victums?……I think they should be compensatedto the family because they make the babies have ill.
Q4)How should we respond to this scandal?……I think we should keep the villain in police.
meaning: 1. disclosure
>confide mean:the act of making something known or public that was previously secret or private
eg.The newspaper disclosure of defence secrets.
eg.Miki disclosure them wedding ceremony.
2.
banned
>forbid
mean:to decide or say offically that something is not allowed
eg.He was banned from the meeting.
eg.In school,we can not smoke.
3.
touched
>crazy
mean:feeling happy and grateful because of something kind that sb has done
eg.She was touched by their warm welcome.
eg.She was very touched when she has 100 marks.

Comment by Wong Ka Man,Karen(1D 35)

When I first heard of this piece of news, I think very surprised at this. Other countries people is very like Chinese’s things. I think the children are very pitiful. The Chinese businessmen is have no conscience. This event is affected by babies, their mother Chinese businessmen, Chinese producers. The chinese businessmen must compensated to the victims money, and they must say sorry to the babies and their mother. We can donate some money for them.
new verbs
1. disclosure :the act of disclosing
2. emerged :to come out or appear from inside or from being hidden
3.diaper a pattern of straight lines which cross each other so as to from smalldiamond shapes

Comment by Pinky Tang,1D(31)

When I first heard of this piece of news,I thought these babies are very poor.Because they have just lived a few time in the world and they have to die or have the kidney stones.
Apart from these babies,many people also affected by this scandal.It is because many products are made of tainted milk powder,eg.ice-cream,coffee power,milk and cheese.These products are very famous.
i think the producers shouid give money to these victums so that they can take the money to the hospital or clinic to consultation.
If my neighbor or someone I know have baby, I will tell them don’t give the polluted tainted milk powder to the baby for meal.

Vocabulary:

1)re·spond(verb)
-to say or write something in reply

-to act or do something in reaction to something else was unsure of how to respond to his moods

-to react positively to medical treatment

2)kid·ney stone(noun)
-a small hard mass that forms in the kidney, consisting mainly of phosphates, oxalates, and urates

3)dis·clo·sure(noun)
-the revelation of information that was previously kept secret

-a piece of information that is revealed after being secret

-in a lawsuit, the legal requirement that each side must provide copies of all documents to the other side before the trial, or the process of fulfilling this requirement

Comment by Tsui Chin Pang,Alex1D(33)

Q1:When i saw this news,i was very surprised. And i felt very disappointed.Why the government so carelessness?

Q2:In this scandal,a lot of babies are the sufferer,and their parents are also sufferer.Because they will worried about their babies.Anyway this scandal make so many people affected.

Q3:I think they should compensated all the babies,give money to treatment,and say sorry to all the chinese people!Beacuse they make a lot of hurt to us.

Q4:In this scandal,i am really disapointed!But the happening is occur,so i want the a person in scandal should konw about their error.And make sure they will not occur again!

1:announced
meaning:to officially tell people about something, especially about a plan or a decision
eg1:They announced their engagement in ‘The Times’.
eg2:The teacher announced our results.

2:investigate
meaning:to try to find out the truth about or the cause of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem
eg1:The state police are investigating the incident.
eg2:I heard a noise and went downstairs to investigate.

3:devastated
meaning:to make someone feel extremely shocked and sad
eg1:Rob was devastated by the news of her death.
eg2:I was very devastated by this results.

Comment by Cheuk Tsz Yan(MIKA) 1D`8

When I heard this news, I felt very sad. Why the China people can do that. China is a very big country in world. This scandal affected all people include me & you because this event make China’ reputation went very bad.The people of another country with look down on us.They may think China’s people is bad manner.The businessmen of China will not be trust because they are Chinese.The way of China will downside of a situation .At now, The government just can give some money to the parents of the babies who has kidney stones to take an emergency treatment. The goverement should also investigate the event and put the people who has crimnal into the jail.We are lucky because we are healthy so we should treasure our health.

1)reputation(n.)
The opinion that people have about someone or something because of what has happened in the past.
eg1: The store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.
eg2: The reputation of you was broken after this event.

2) Look down on (somebody/something) (phrasal verb)
To think that you are better than someone else, for example because you are more successful, or of a higher social class than they are
eg1: That rich girl looked down on all her classmates.
eg2: You should not look down on your classmates.

3) Investigate
To try to find out the truth about or the cause of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem:
eg1: The principal promised to investigate into that affair.
eg2: The police are investigating the crime.

Comment by ng wing him 1d 27

Q1.I think this news is startled.Because many babies have drink it.
Q2.Many babies are the sufferer in this scandal.
Q3.I think the compensated should gived money and say sorry to the sufferer.
Q4.We are afraid.

Comment by Chan Ka Ki,Michelle(1D)(2)

sorry,previous comment has some mistaken

When I heard this news, I felt very sad. Why the China people can do that. China is a very big country in world. This scandal affected all people include me & you because this event make China’ reputation went very bad.The people of another country with look down on us.They may think China’s people is bad manner.The businessmen of China will not be trust because they are Chinese.The way of China will downside of a situation .At now, The government just can give some money to the parents of the babies who has kidney stones to take an emergency treatment. The goverement should also indagate the event and put the people who has crimnal into the jail.We are lucky because we are healthy so we should treasure our health.

1)reputation(n.)
The opinion that people have about someone or something because of what has happened in the past.
eg1: The store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.
eg2: The reputation of you was broken after this event.

2) Look down on (somebody/something) (phrasal verb)
To think that you are better than someone else, for example because you are more successful, or of a higher social class than they are
eg1: That rich girl looked down on all her classmates.
eg2: You should not look down on your classmates.

3) Investigate
To try to find out the truth about or the cause of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem:
eg1: The principal promised to investigate into that affair.
eg2: The police are investigating the crime.

4) treasure (n.)
To keep and care for something that is very special, important, or valuable to you
eg1: Jim treasured the gold pocket watch that his grandfather had given him.
eg2: we should treasure what we are having now.

Comment by ng wing him 1d 27

1.I think the babies are pitiful.I sigh for the babies.Why the babies are guiltless but they must injured from other guilty person? The businessmen are cruel. They think money is important than lives.Their conscience is gone. This affair is unfair to the babies.

2. A lot of people affected by this scandal. Except the infants,the parents of the infants,government officals,businessmen,prodcuer…it also affected a lot of doctor and nurse.They work hardly to save infants.
Cause of this scandal,Chinese economy is descending. Lots of people loss their work. And some travel agency loss many money because no one want to go to China. They lose the reliance of China.

3. They should compensated all the money of the tainted milk powder to the victims, say sorry to public and forbid produce milk powder three month.

4. We should admonish ourselves do not do this compunction thing when we grow up.

Comment by 1D19 Cherry

When I first heard the news, I feel surprise and sad. Because the government didn’t forbid the milk powder to sell in the market after they know the milk powder have tainted and many babies were sick or even died because of the tainted milk powder. I think many people had lost their faith to buy things that are provided by the Sanlu Group. I hope that the sick babies will be healthy again and no more death incident!

1.When I first heard of this piece of news, I feel sad because the babies were sick and even died.

2.I think the infants, parents, doctor and all the Chinese people were affected by this scandal

3.I think they should compensate enough money to the victims to have treatment and say sorry.

4.I think the government officials should check the products carefully before they sell to the customers.

Comment by selena

1. When I see this news, feel very shocked because milk is necessaries for babies. Why they could taint melamine into the milk. Where is their conscience has gone? Are they any compunction after they’ve done this bad thing?

2. I think all the people in the world are affected by this scandal because except the babies and their parents, people in the other countries are worried about that will the products affect them.

3. I think they should compensate all the medical fees for the babies and say sorry to all people.

4. We should be careful when we buy something made in China.

Comment by Pang Wing Yi 1D 28

1.When I frist heard of this news,I feel sad and angry.It is because of the workers mistakes and sicken many Chinese babies,I am also sad for the baby who died because of the milk.
2.The parents,babies,doctors and nurse were affected by this scandal.
3.I think they should compensate the double price of the milk powder and apologised to the victims.
4.We should learn from this case,if we become a worker of factory when we grow up,we should make sure the products won’t sicken others.

Comment by Lee Sze Wing,Cindy(S1D 22)

1).I feel very surprise and I can’t believe that this thing was happen again when i first heard of this piece of news.
2).A group of Chinese babies affected by this scandal.
3)I don’t want to know how much should compensatedto to the family,because the babies are nothing can replace them,but i know they should said sorry to the familys.
4).I think the government should check more conscientious and carefully.
disclosure(n)
melamine(n)
compensation(n)

Comment by ashley yue suet ying(1D)(39)

Q1.I think it was very terrible and sad when I heard this news because the milk powder made some babies got sick and died .
Q2.I think the infants was the most innocent victim because they drink it everyday but they don’t know it was tainted.
Q3.I think they need to forbid the tainted milk powder to go on sale and save the victims immediately .
Q4.I think we need to be careful and the government need to set a day to quarantine the food

Comment by Gigi

I’d heard this news already for a hundred times already. But I didn’t know that The United States Of America had happened once on animals last year. Maybe the ones who put tainted milk powder on milk products must be the ones who also poisoned animals. I felt sad and pity for them, and I think the slow official response was to blame, it made infants sick and died. If the official response were quicker, thousands of babies would be saved.

tainted
(Verb)
Contamination, pollution
(The river was tainted with rubbish.)
(The environment in Hong Kong has been tainted by the cause of chemical substances released by factories.)

indignant
(Adj.)
anger,rage
(She was indignant when I said she was lazy.)
(I was indignant when I saw my brother tearing my books.)
melamine
(Noun)
Name
(No examples)
(Many children were sick when they drank Melamine milk powder.)

Comment by Jeff Yu(1D)(37)

There was a mistake Mrs Bouteiller,there is a (before) between (had happened once______ on animals last year.)

Comment by Jeff Yu(1D)(37)

1.I think the government must need to do somethings about this incident because if they don’t do anything or help the sick babies to restore health as soon as possible, it is difficult to get the trust of the people as soon as possible.
2.I think it also made the people very angry and they don’t trust the government too. They also felt very disappointed.
3.I think some of the people may want the government to compensate some money to them. But I think the government also need to help the sick babies to restore health and the government didn’t need the people to pay money. Also, the government need to say sorry to all the people.
4.I think we need to give the government some more times. If this incident can disappear as soon as possible and all the people who are affected by this scandal can be restore health, I think we need to forget this bad incident and trust the government.

Comment by Lee Hoi Ting,Jessica1D(20)

oh! Mrs Bouteller, remember to change chilren into babies, please.

Comment by Jeff Yu(1D)(37)

1:When I heard this news, I am very shocked because, the babies is too cute, but some one make there milk not clean.
2:I think it also made all world people sad.
3:I think so one is so angry to Chenes government, so they made somethink to made people look at them.
4:I think we just put this things into our jesus’s hand.

Comment by Rocky 1D (3)

New vocabulary
1.eerie(adj)
causing a feeling of mystery and fear
e.g.At night, it has an eerie silence.
e.g.I heard an eerie scream
2.emerged(v)
come into view or prominence
e.g.The swimmer emerged from the lake.
e.g.The moon emerged from behind the clouds
3.inquiry(n)
request for help or information
e.g.In answer to your recent inquiry, the book you mention is not in stock.
e.g.I have been making some inguiries about it.

Comment by Lee Hoi Ting,Jessica1D(20)

CORRECT

I felt very sad and amaze when i heard this news.
this news said that kidney stones among babies may have been caused by tainted milk powder has touched off a wave of finger pointing and an eerie since of deja vu.A lot of child drink the milk and got sick and some child died.I felt very sad because their life take off by the bad man.
I think the businessmen and the govement need to check clearly.Therefore will not more people need to sick or die.I hope that the babies will feel better and become happy.

Disclosure (n)
1. The act of disclosing, uncovering, or revealing; bringing to light; exposure.

“He feels it [his secret] beating at his heart, rising to his throat, and demanding disclosure.” — D. Webster.

authority (n)
1power[uncountable] the power you have because of your official position:
people in positions of authority
in authority
Could I speak to someone in authority (=who has a position of power) please?
authority over
Several countries claim authority over the islands.
authority to do something
The court held that school officials have the authority to dismiss teachers.

chemical (n)
HC a substance used in chemistry or produced by a chemical process
toxic/hazardous/dangerous chemicals
the organic chemicals industry
synthetic chemicals

Comment by liao kong lap (1D)(24)

i felt shock and surprise imedateally.i think that many of china babies,macau students and now some h.k citizen affected too.if the company need to compensat an enormous of money.if they really need to compensat,i think the company must be to go out of business so that can compensat to the people affected.this news not that little things of us,it is serous for the whole world coz those company give out many milk to the world for buinness to make food drinks.the company are crazy!!

Comment by 1D 26 charlie mong

Q1. When I first heard of this piece of news, I felt so shock. It is because some babies was came to this world not a long time. They may be died. The babies’s parents couldn’t saw they son/daughter laugh, smile and couldn’t listen babies cry. The parents will very sad.
I dont’t believed the Chinese producers sold the non healthy milk powder to the market, made many babies get the kidney stones was pitiful.

Q2. The infants and parents also affected by this scandal. The worldwide will be lost trust to the Chinese producers, also will lost trust to the Chinese foods.
Of cause, the tainted milk powder to suffuse many countries, e.g. Singapore, Taiwan, HongKong even foreign.

Q3. They should be compensated money to the sufferers and Medical treatment helping.

Q4. I hope the Chinese producers has learned they lesson, didn’t for earn more money than forgot the people lifes. They should be explained this scandal don’t be escape responsilbility.

3 new vocabulary:
1. suspect (vt.)
– To have an idea that something is probably true or likely to happen, especially something bad, but without having definite proof.
e.g.1. If you suspect a gas leak, do not strike a match or even turn on an electric light.
e.g.2. The mother suspect the son do not do the homework.

2. Emerged (v)
– To become known
e.g.1. No new evidence emerged during the investigation.
e.g.2. The moon emerged from behind a cloud.

3. Indignant (adj.)
– Feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly
e.g.1. She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.
e.g.2. Mary was indignant as who stole her pen.

Comment by Huen Ka Lun, Jacky 1D(14)

When I heard this news,I felt very sad and shocked.Alougth the people who make the milk has earn lots of money,it make babies sick.

Babies and parents were affected by this scandal.

I think they should give the money back to the parents.

We should be more carefull by choosing things.

Comment by Lam Hoi Kiu,Amy(1D16)

When I first heard of this piece of news,I was shocked and thought that is very terrible. Why that people were so bad. Although they could find more money so they add some chemical which will affected our health, they lose the faith with out all the people in the China and the world.Babies were affected by this scandal because they all got the kidne stone therefore some were die! I dont think the parents can receive this shock. I thought they will be very sad so I think they will be the sufferer and they were affected the most. I think businessmen cant compensat to the people since they have hurt so much babies. I was sad by this news.
And I also hope that all the businessmen can be unselfish, more honest to the consumers and also
be frank.I think if they are willing to do so, those are easy to do.

Comment by Jack Chiang(1D)(10)

1.i feel very surprised when i see this news.
And i felt very disappointed too.Why the government didn,t check the carely?
2.In this scandal,a lot of babies are the sufferer,their parents and all the mother are all sufferer.
3.I think they should say sorry and close their shop so they can not to hurt all the babies anymore.
4.I think we should check carefully when we give milk to the babies drink and don’t buy the milk anymore.
WORDS
1.indignant
It means angry.
2.nutritional
It means sustenance.
3.statements
It means proclaim.

Comment by Hui Tung Lam(Kammy)1D.15

CORR:
1.i feel very surprised when i see this news.
And i felt angry too.The government didn,t check the milk powder carefully so many babies became ill?
2.In this scandal,a lot of babies are the sufferer,their parents and all the mother are all sufferer.
3.I think they should say sorry and close their shop so they can not to hurt all the babies anymore.
4.I think we should check carefully when we give milk powder to the babies drink and don’t buy the milk anymore.
WORDS
1.indignant
It means angry.
2.nutritional
It means sustenance.
3.statements
It means proclaim.

Comment by Hui Tung Lam(Kammy)1D.15

Q1. When I first heard of this piece of news, I felt so shock. It is because some babies was came to this world not a long time. They may be died. The babies’s parents couldn’t saw they son/daughter laugh, smile and couldn’t listen babies cry. The parents will very sad.
I dont’t believed the Chinese producers sold the non healthy milk powder to the market, made many babies get the kidney stones was pitiful.

Q2. The infants and parents also affected by this scandal. The worldwide will be lost trust to the Chinese producers, also will lost trust to the Chinese foods.
Of cause, the tainted milk powder to suffuse many countries, e.g. Singapore, Taiwan, HongKong even foreign.

Q3. They should be compensated money to the sufferers and Medical treatment helping.

Q4. I hope the Chinese producers has learned they lesson, didn’t for earn more money than forgot the people lifes. They should be explained this scandal don’t be escape responsilbility.

3 new vocabulary:
1. suspect (vt.)
– To have an idea that something is probably true or likely to happen, especially something bad, but without having definite proof.
e.g.1. If you suspect a gas leak, do not strike a match or even turn on an electric light.
e.g.2. The mother suspect the son do not do the homework.

2. Emerged (v)
– To become known
e.g.1. No new evidence emerged during the investigation.
e.g.2. The moon emerged from behind a cloud.

3. Indignant (adj.)
– Feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly
e.g.1. She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.
e.g.2. Mary was indignant as who stole her pen.

Comment by Huen Ka Lun, Jacky 1D(14)

1)I spoose the distributor is very brutal.
2)All of the townspeople are affected by this scadal.
3)They can’t compensated to the victums because their babies was died.
4)I suppose we must check the milk powder carefully.

Comment by Emily(Chiu Pui Man)

1) I feel angry of the unethical merchant when I first heard of this piece of news.
2) I think infants and mothers are the groups of people affected by this scandal.
3) The unethical merchant should compensated medical expenses.
4) The government officials need to check more anther manufactures.
3 new vocabularies:
1) Explanation (noun) –explaining/statement
Eg1.I should say a few words of explanation.
Eg2.Have you any explanation want to say?
2) Ridiculing (noun)-making appear foolish or absurd
Eg1.He’s become an object of ridicule, i.e. People say he is foolish.
Eg2.Take care will be held up to ridicule!
3) Disclosure (noun) –making known/secret
Eg1.The magazine’s disclosure of secrets.
Eg2.He told his disclosure to me.

Comment by Tsang Lok Sze , Emily

1. I feel angry,worried and sad, because the milk have killed a few babies and damaged the kidney function of thousand of babies.

2. Many people are affected by the scandal, e.g. babies who have drunk the milk, their mothers, Chinese government officials, Chinese businessmen, Chinese producers, general public and foreigners who have drunk the milk.

3. The medical expenses incurred in this incident should be compensated to the victums and the companies which produced the tainted milk products should apologise to the affected families.

4.We should spread this piece of news around to our friends to stop them from buying the tainted milk.

Comment by 1D 36 Jeremy

1)I think very sad and angry .The distribution is very hateful.
2)All people have affected by this.
3)They can`t compensated because babies are priceless.
4)If we want to buy powder milk we should chat it careful to confirm is this safe.
WORDS
1a)search engines
Some comparatively receive the search tool which welcome
1b)minimize any risk
Causes any one kind of risk to reduce to is smallest
1c)take precaution
As protection measure
1d)associated with
With contact

Comment by Renee(Chang Hiu Yan)(5)

1.I didn’t feel anything when I watch this news because it always happened in China.
2.All the Chinese are affected by this scandal
,because it is happened in China.
3.We should give free for the baby who need to help and give them money.
4.All the Chinese should say sorry to whole world because this is our mistakes.

Comment by WONG HANG TAT

Words
1.taint(noun)
It means to damage or spoil the qualityof something.
e.g.Don’t drink the water which has been tainted.
2.emerged(verb)
It means to come out xof dark,cofined or hidden place.
e.g.She finally emerged form her room at noon.
3.compensation(noun)
It means something,especially money,that gives you because they have hurt you.
e.g.You should give compensation because of hurting her.

Comment by Lam Hoi Kiu,Amy(1D16)

1. When I first heard of this piece of news, I felt very angry .The Chinese government is responsible for loose supervision. I think the Chinese government should not make this mistake
2. This scandal also affected fathers, customers and Hong Kong businessmen.
3. I think the Chinese government should give free treatment to the victims and the companies should give at least 10 thousand to each victim.
4. We should not drink or buy tainted milk. We should drink less doubt tainted milk.

Comment by fung kei ching (1D13)

After I see this news, I feel very sad. The babies have died because the tainted milk powder. I am very disappointed about the tainted milk powder and the bad people. They just want to sell their milk but they have not take care them. There are chemical.The chemical used in fertilizers and plastics. They are not used in the milk. They should compensate 100,000,000 to the people.

Comment by Tommy Cheng1D(6)

1.poisoning(n)
-illness caused by swallowing, touching, or breathing in a poisonous substance
e.g.He has a case of alcohol poisoning.

2.diaper(n)
-a piece of soft cloth or soft paper that is put between a baby’s legs and fastened around its waist to hold liquid and solid waste.
e.g.I changed her diaper.

3.authorities(n)
-the power you have because of your official position.
e.g.Tom was in the positions of authority.

Comment by 2c09 Dai Ching Man.Kelly

1.incredible –adjective
– so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
– not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible.
e.g :The plot of the book is incredible.

2.toxication-noun
-toxic
e.g:If you eat some toxic,you will toxication.

3.substitute-–noun
– a person or thing acting or serving in place of another.
– (formerly) a person who, for payment, served in an army or navy in the place of a conscript.

e.g:Mary is ill and Laura is to substitute her.

Comment by Florence Tsang 2c ,34

New words from http://www.tome.com
1.nonsense(n)
-speech and writing with no meaning.
eg.If you leave out this paragraph, the report is nonsence.
2.stock(n)
-a supply of something for use
eg.We’ve bought a good stock of food for this weekend.
3.broadened(v)
-to make something less limited
eg.We need to broaden our campaign.
4.intermediaries(n)
-a person who comes between two other groups or people so as to bring them into agreement
eg.Whenever my parents augru, my brother and I will be the intermediaries.
5.mutual(adj)
-shared by two people and directed towards each other
eg.Mary and Stalin were mutual enemies.
6.funds(pl)
-money for a special purpose
eg.We’re having a dance to raise funds for the new swimming pool.
7.restricted(adj)
-limited
eg.The space in this house is quite restricted.
8.warrants(n)
-an official order signed by a judge which allows the police to dosomething such as search someone’s house
eg.The magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest.
9.insisting(v)
-to declare firmly and repeatedly,especially when someone else doubts you or opposes you
eg.I insisted that he was mistaken.
10.equity(n)
-the quality of being fair and just
eg.There are the equity of the judgement in Hong Kong.
11.mortgage(v)
-to borrow money from a bank and do not pay back the money, you lose your house or land
eg.Uncle John mortgaged his house to the bank.
12.taxpayers(n)
-the people who need to pay tax
eg.My parents are taxpayers.
13.awfully(adj)
-infml very
eg.It’s awfully cold in here.
14.resolve(v)
-to deal with a problem
eg.We must find a way of resolving these difficulties.
15.conflict(n)
-a serious disagreement between different people
eg.It will lead to conflict between Unoins and Management.
16.private(adj)
-only for use by one person, and not people in general
eg.There is a bathroom with a private bathroom.
17.commanding(v)
-to order someone to do something
eg.She commanded us to leave the her room.
18.investment(n)
-the act of putting money into a business in order to get a profit
eg.He regards the house as an investment.
19.evidence(n)
-words or objects which prove a statement, support a belief, or make something more clearer true
eg.There is some edvidence to suggest that he was there on the night she was murdered.
20.subsequent(adj)
-existing or coming after something else, sometimes as a result of it
eg.We made plans for a visit, but subsequent difficulties woth the car prevented it.

Comment by Phoebe Tam ( 2A 32 )

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