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The Higher Education Festival, which is organised by the SCMP’s Education Post, will be held this year at InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong, on June 17.
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Cantonese is commonly spoken in our city, but we often disregard its written element. Here’s how the translation of a famous novel can change everything.
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How would you feel if a story you’d written years ago suddenly appeared on an exam paper? One author wasn’t sure even she would pass.
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Principals and teachers from six of the 50 Hong Kong public primary schools that trialled a revised version of the TSA last year have urged parents to give the new test a chance.
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The DSE English Language exam is fast approaching. With less than two months to go, what can you do to improve your score?
1. (i) pessamists  (ii) opposite (iii) positive 2. negative/pessamistic 3. thinking /perceiving /reasoning 4. the interaction of personality and mood 
Simon’s boss suggested that he attend a first aid course, as it might come in useful at work. The boss thought it was important that someone in the company know what to do if anyone became ill or had an accident at work.
Simon’s boss suggested that he attend a first aid course, as it might come in useful at work. The boss thought it was important that someone in the company know what to do if anyone became ill or had an accident at work.
1. The alpine fault, where the Australian and Pacific (tectonic) plates meet 2. i) vaguely       ii) blasé about    iii) seismic 3. Every year, dozens of top international geologists head there to study the geological fault.
Empress Dowager Cixi was a woman who ruled China in the 19th century and arguably the most important Chinese woman in history.
The English language portion of the school-based assessment is worth 15 per cent of your total DSE score. Two English teachers offer useful tips on how to make your answers stand out.
1. useful/helpful 2. They were alarmed because fewer students regularly eat breakfast as they grow older. 3. carbohydrates, protein and fruit