Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong


Leisure magazine – vocabulary list
  1. blossom
  2. take a new direction
  3. nowadays
  4. politics
  5. pop culture
  6. triad societies
  7. social issues
  8. with high energy
  9. in a hilarious way
  10. discover their passion towards each other
  11. rumour
  12. spread around the city
  13. trespasser
  14. distinctive
  15. action-packed
  16. icon
  17. success and glory
  18. talented
  19. a significant turning point
  20. pursue a career in Hollywood

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1.blossom the starge or time of flowering
2. rumour :1.general talk or hearsay of doubtful accuracy.2.(often foll.by of,or that+clause)a current but unverified statement or assertion.
3.politics ::(of a action)judicious,expedient.2(of a person)prudent,sagacious.
4.talented :(talent)a special aptitude or faculty
5.icon :a devotional painting or carving,usu.on wood,of Chist or another holy figure,esp.in the Eastern Church.

Comment by Pnky Tang,1D31

20 vocabulary
1. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=7194&icid=3&d_str=20081003
2. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=7214&icid=3&d_str=20081003

1. Signal (n.)
– any communication that encodes a message.
e.g.1 Typhoon Signal No 1 remains in force as a tropical cyclone is now centered within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong.
e.g.2 A red lamp is used as a danger signal.

2. force (n.)
– an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
e.g.1 Typhoon Signal No 1 remains in force as a tropical cyclone is now centered within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong.
e.g.2 The moral force is on our side.

3. tropical (adj.)
– hot and humid as in the tropics.
e.g.1 Typhoon Signal No 1 remains in force as a tropical cyclone is now centered within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong.
e.g.2 We’ve had tropical weather for the past few days.

4. cyclone (n.)
– a violent rotating windstorm.
e.g.1 Typhoon Signal No 1 remains in force as a tropical cyclone is now centered within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong.
e.g.2 There will be the tropical cyclone tomorrow.

5. forecast (vt.)
– a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop.
e.g.1 At noon, Tropical Storm Higos was estimated to be about 580 kilometers south-southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northwest at about 15 kilometers per hour towards Hainan Island.
e.g.2 The teacher forecast that twenty of his pupils would pass the examination.

6. towards (prep.)
– see towards.
e.g.1 At noon, Tropical Storm Higos was estimated to be about 580 kilometers south-southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northwest at about 15 kilometers per hour towards Hainan Island.
e.g.2 I saw her walking towards the bank.

7. distance (n.)
– the property created by the space between two objects or points.
e.g.1 Higos is forecast to remain at some distance from Hong Kong today and a higher signal is unlikely to be hoisted today.
e.g.2 It is a long distance from New York to Hongkong.

8. contain (vt.)
– hold back, as of a danger or an enemy.
e.g.1 No new food product has been found to contain excessive level of melamine today, according to the Centre for Food Safety.
e.g.2 The jar contains ten glasses of water.

9. melamine (n.)
– a white crystalline organic base
e.g.1 No new food product has been found to contain excessive level of melamine today, according to the Centre for Food Safety.
e.g.2 Don’t put melamine on it please!

10. satisfactory (adj.)
– meeting requirements
e.g.1 The test result of all 92 samples tested is satisfactory.
e.g.2 Of all the pens he tried, only one was satisfactory.

11. varieties (n.)
– a difference that is usually pleasant
e.g.1 These include a varieties of mainland-produced biscuits, chocolates, oatmeal, noodles, vermicelli, instant drink mixes and raw milk; and milk and milk beverages, ice-cream and cream produced in other places.
e.g.2 There are many varieties of color of this products for you choose.

12. oatmeal (n.)
– meal made from rolled or ground oats
e.g.1 These include a varieties of mainland-produced biscuits, chocolates, oatmeal, noodles, vermicelli, instant drink mixes and raw milk; and milk and milk beverages, ice-cream and cream produced in other places.
e.g.2 I don’t like having oatmeal for my breakfast.

13. vermicelli (n.)
– pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
e.g.1 These include a varieties of mainland-produced biscuits, chocolates, oatmeal, noodles, vermicelli, instant drink mixes and raw milk; and milk and milk beverages, ice-cream and cream produced in other places.
e.g.2 I like vermicelli, today I want to have it for my lunch.

14. raw (adj.)
– informal terms for nakedness
e.g.1 These include a varieties of mainland-produced biscuits, chocolates, oatmeal, noodles, vermicelli, instant drink mixes and raw milk; and milk and milk beverages, ice-cream and cream produced in other places.
e.g.2 Most fruits are eaten raw.

15. beverages (n.)
– informal terms for nakedness
e.g.1 These include a varieties of mainland-produced biscuits, chocolates, oatmeal, noodles, vermicelli, instant drink mixes and raw milk; and milk and milk beverages, ice-cream and cream produced in other places.
e.g.2 Beverages are not allowed in the school bus.

16. enquires (vi.)
– have a wish or desire to know something
e.g.1 Until 1pm today, a total of 199 calls were made to the centre’s hotline 2125 1133 for public enquires on renal problems related to melamine-tainted products, this brings to 9,025 the total number of calls to the hotline since it was set up on September 21.
e.g.2 I enquired about trains to New York.

17. hotline (n.)
– special phone number of the company
e.g.1 Until 1pm today, a total of 199 calls were made to the centre’s hotline 2125 1133 for public enquires on renal problems related to melamine-tainted products, this brings to 9,025 the total number of calls to the hotline since it was set up on September 21.
e.g.2 I want to call the hotline of this company to tell them their sellers are not good enough.

18. renal (adj.)
– of or relating to the kidneys
e.g.1 Until 1pm today, a total of 199 calls were made to the centre’s hotline 2125 1133 for public enquires on renal problems related to melamine-tainted products, this brings to 9,025 the total number of calls to the hotline since it was set up on September 21.
e.g.2 My renal were injiued.

19. related (adj.)
– connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
e.g.1 Until 1pm today, a total of 199 calls were made to the centre’s hotline 2125 1133 for public enquires on renal problems related to melamine-tainted products, this brings to 9,025 the total number of calls to the hotline since it was set up on September 21.
e.g.2 I am related to her by marriage.

20. safe (adj.)
– contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
e.g.1 Until 1pm today, a total of 199 calls were made to the centre’s hotline 2125 1133 for public enquires on renal problems related to melamine-tainted products, this brings to 9,025 the total number of calls to the hotline since it was set up on September 21.
e.g.2 The house is not safe from theft.

Comment by Law Ching(Nicole)-2C24




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