2014 dse english paper 2 題目答案
The Local History Newsletter is a newsletter about the history of Hong Kong. Every month, it prints short articles about special places in Hong Kong. You have been asked to write an article about an old village called Lucky Village. Write your article using the three headings provided. You can use the headings in any order.
- Life in Lucky Village 40 years ago
- An event that changed Lucky Village
- What Lucky Village is famous for
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2014 DSE English paper 2 題目
Part A 正文
部分一：Life in Lucky Village 40 years ago
- 幸運村概述 — 無科技的世界
At that time, it was still an unplugged world: no iPads, no E-books, no new games like Flappy Bird. Every “Lucky Villager” lived in a simple way.
當時，它仍然是一個不插電的世界：沒有iPad，沒有電子書，沒有像Flappy Bird這樣的新遊戲。 每個「幸運村民」都以簡單的方式生活。
Most of them worked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the plastic manufacturing factories nearby in Pok Fu Lam and returned home afterwards to cook a mouth-watering meal for their little kids.
One thing was rather unique about Lucky Village – the large playground area on the 2nd floor, which is rarely seennowadays in those small-medium flats. For children, it was a heaven. They could play see-saws, stickers, rubber bands, hide-and-seek, you name it. Unlike the extravagant luxury flats nowadays, even though the hygiene condition was not that satisfactory and people were not as wealthy as property tycoons like Li Ka-shing, life in Lucky Village in the 1970s was simple and blissful.
幸運村有一點相當獨特 – 二樓的大型遊樂場，現在在那些中小型公寓中很少看到。對於孩子來說，這是一個天堂。他們可以玩蹺蹺板，貼紙，橡皮筋，捉迷藏，你的名字。與現在奢侈的豪宅不同，儘管衛生條件不那麼令人滿意，人們也不像李嘉誠這樣的地產大亨那麼富有，但1970年代的幸運村生活卻簡單而幸福。
部分二：An event that changed Lucky Village
Green tea latte, Caramel Macchiato, New York Cheesecake… Do you enjoy these products of Starbucks? Lucky Villagers probably do not. Two years ago, the dim sum teahouse Cha-Kee in the village was facing closure and would be taken over by the coffee chain store – Starbucks. The news spread quickly in Lucky Village and provoked an outcry. “Cha-Kee is our collective memories. I especially love the glutinous rice with chicken in lotus leaf,” said one of the villagers.
Eventually, a host of Lucky Villagers donated money, filed complaints and even resorted to petition to support Cha-Kee’s survival against Starbucks. This large-scale event not only strengthened the bondage in the neighbourhood, but also manifested the meaning of team spirit. “Great things are not done by one person, but a team of people.” Steve Jobs’ adage is also applicable in this case and finally they succeeded.
最終，許多幸運村民捐款，提出投訴，甚至訴諸請願書來支援茶記對星巴克的生存。此次大型活動不僅強化了鄰里圈的束縛，也彰顯了團隊精神的內涵。”偉大的事情不是由一個人完成的，而是一群人完成的。Steve Jobs的格言也適用於 這種情況，最終他們成功了。
部分三：What Lucky Village is famous for
Lucky Village is one of the oldest villages in the territory, yet it is not solely famous for its long history, but warmth. Every month, there is a regular meeting and gathering of all villagers in the large playground area. They share their meals, chit-chat about various current affairs, exchange their ideas and feelings during the gathering. Such is the harmonious and jovial atmosphere pervading in Lucky Village that captures the attention of local citizens.
Aside from this, the aforementioned “Starbucks crisis” was also reported by Apple Daily, which aroused public attention to this little village.
- 幸運村精神 – 溫暖和愛
I would say, Lucky Village is reputable for its warmth and love – It is not simply a name, or a fame, but a spirit.
我想說，幸運村以其溫暖和愛而聞名 – 它不僅僅是一個名字，或者一個名聲，而是一種精神。