HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong social entrepreneur who quit her job to help others on fighting inequality and saving the environment [May 15, 2018]
1. It implies that her friends didn't consider her decision normal, and that they felt most people wouldn’t make that choice. / It implies her friends were worried about her reasons for quitting her job.
1. Hong Kong isn’t doing enough to end plastic pollution./ Despite people trying to end plastic pollution in honour of Earth Day, it does not seem like Hong Kong is close to that goal. 2. C
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Since losing an arm in a car accident, this Hong Kong man has learned to play badminton - next step is playing the violin [May 8, 2018]
1. C 2. The music sounded horrible 3. The damage to his arm was too great for them to fix 4. his left, “not least that Shum is right-handed, and had to learn to use the bow with his left arm”
1. rugby and horse racing 2. D
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: How the dark legacy of the Kowloon Walled City lives on in modern-day Hong Kong [April 24, 2018]
1. C 2. B 3. (i) improving (ii) slums (iii) chapter/era 4. D
JUST READ IT Answers: Meet the eight-year-old who has written three books and donates profits to improving education in rural China [April 18, 2018]
1. (i) gingerly (ii) proceeds (iii) author
HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: The woman on a mission to expose China's 'harsh and cruel' marriage market [April 17, 2018]
1. C 2. A 3. It implies that Chinese society’s traditional view is that a woman should be educated but not too educated. It is a negative thing in the eyes of society if a woman becomes too smart.
JUST READ IT Answers: 'My parents abandoned me in China. Now I’ve made it to the US and I want to find them' [April 11, 2018]
1. A 2. D 3. Because if she doesn’t start now, then the people who might know where her parents are might die of old age. 4. B
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HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Lion dancing: history, traditions and its special place in Hong Kong culture explained [April 10, 2018]
1. A 2. A 3. He expects students to work hard and be passionate about lion dancing. 4. (i) native (ii) mimic (iii) influence