Better English

1. (i) Children in Hong Kong are spending more time in front of screens than their peers in mainland China and the US
1. (Hong Kong has been) a shock to the system 2. wiping me out 3. They are convenient, fast and cheap. 4. C
1. the iPhone 2. The opinion that a phone with basic functions such as a good camera, and enough storage for your music and movies is “good enough”, and you don’t always need the “best” brand or technology. 3. C 
1. i) slowdown in China ii) strong local currency/locals shopping overseas 2. B 3. business in Hong Kong will suffer even more

Tongue twisters - Phrases to improve your English pronunciation

Improve your English pronunciation with these tongue twisters, which are phrases that can be difficult to say properly. Reading out-loud is an excellent way to start to practise your English and improve your pronunciation.  
1. (i) you celebrate around a plastic tree in a tiny flat (ii) you spend all your money on an overpriced Christmas set menu 2. D 3. It is not full of tourists./Not many tourists go. 4. D
1. Springmann and her family light the first of four candles on the Advent wreath and open the first window of their chocolate-filled advent calendars.  2. (i) festivities (ii) wreath (iii) native
1. Families are seeking more ‘quality time’ together. 2. A. 3. traditional 4. (i) interact (ii) restrict (iii) desire 5. D.