Talking points: Name one skill you would like to master before graduating from secondary school

Talking points: Name one skill you would like to master before graduating from secondary school

Hate it when you can't talk back? Well, you can with Young Post. Have your say and share with students around Hong Kong

Naz Iraj, 16, St Margaret's Girls' College

I would like to master concentration skills. I have tried different things to help me focus better. I once went to a temple, which was more than 100km from my house, hoping that the visit would prove to be beneficial. But nothing has worked. I end up staring at a wall or I just count my hours of sleep. Every year I thrash my head with books to get myself to focus but I always fail.

Jasmine Yu, 15, International Christian School

I want to master the clarinet. I don't think I'll have enough time to practise after I graduate because I'll be busy trying to balance friends, family and work. The clarinet's not just an instrument to me; when I play, it reflects how I feel.

Ho Hiu-laam, 15, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Tam Pak Yu College

I'd like to be wise in money matters, because when I have to live independently, I will have a lot more expenses. Therefore, it would be useful to have good money management skills.

Rebecca Fung, 16, South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School

I would like to be able to read and write figurative language before I graduate from secondary school. I have never been taught how to write or even appreciate poems, except for that one time in primary school when the teacher made us write about seasons. I hope one day I will be able to listen to an Arctic Monkeys song without having to go to to understand the lyrics.

Chan Elizabeth Keina, 18, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

I would like to master the art of communication. This might seem like a piece of cake and insignificant. However, it's a useful skill in the workplace. Communication can help build relationships. I can work on it by taking part in different activities at school. As practice makes perfect, I am confident I will improve my communication skills over time.

Tell us the skill you would like to master in the comment box below.


In our next Talking Points, we'll discuss: What do you think is the best way to make sure you complete your new year's resolutions?

We are now accepting your answers for this new topic. To take part, e-mail your answer with your name, age and school name, plus a high-res photo of yourself (no less than 1MB), to by Monday lunchtime next week.


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Name one skill you would like to master before graduating from secondary school


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That One Guy


I'd love to master the art of the perfect comeback!
Sometimes when I'm talking to myself, I make a particularly good remark which leaves me struggling to retort. Damn me, how am I so good at this?