UE writing 大匯集
以前的HKALE Use Of English(UE) Section B 就是Writing卷。
UE Writing 每年都有4條，所以這篇題目巨集有21年x4條=84條
所以UE Writing 題目都是有參考價值！
- Does fame bring people a happy life? Write an essay stating your views and support these views with three reasons. Give your essay an appropriate title.
- There is a common saying in English, ‘Honesty is the best policy’. Do you believe this statement is correct at all times and under all circumstances? Write an essay giving your opinion and supporting it with three reasons. Provide a title for your essay.
- Most redevelopment in Hong Kong is concerned with providing new homes and offices. You strongly believe that more space in redevelopment projects should be given to sports facilities. Write a letter to the editor of the Hong Kong Post, expressing your views and supporting your arguments with reasons.
- Your secondary school currently has very few Form 1 students. Because of this, there is a strong risk that your school may be closed in the near future. For various reasons, having smaller classes at your school is not an option, so your school needs to attract more Form 1 students in order to survive. As the President of the Students‘ Association, write a letter to your Principal suggesting three ways to attract more students to the school.
- When considering your university education, should you follow the wishes of your parents or be guided by your friends? Write an essay stating your opinion. Support your opinion with three reasons. Give your essay an appropriate title.
- Hong Kong 2000, a local think tank, is inviting the public to give views and suggestions on how to improve the life of young people. Write to the organiser suggesting one project that the government and members of the public might do together in order to create new opportunities for young people. Give three reasons to support your project.
- ‘There’s no place like home’ is a famous saying in English. Write an essay discussing this statement with reference to your views on emigrating to another country. Provide your essay with a suitable title.
- There will be an election for the presidency of the Students’ Union at you school. Write a letter to the editor of your school newspaper describing the three most important personal qualities or skills you think the President of the Students’ Union of your school should have
- There is a well-known Chinese saying which translates into English as ‘Strict teachers produce outstanding students’. What is your opinion? Write an essay giving three reasons to support your views on the saying. Provide a suitable title for your essay.
- ‘Big business is not only about making money.’ With reference to the context of Hong Kong, write an article for your school magazine using this comment as a title. Give three reasons to support your views on the comment.
- Every year, international newspaper rank world cities according to their qualities. Such qualities include affordable medical care, cultural activities, equal opportunities, good education, a fair legal system, and a good social welfare system. Write an article for your school magazine ranking the three qualities from the list which you believe are most important, and give reasons for your choices. Provide an appropriate title for your article.
- You are the President of the Students’ Union at your school. Recently, many of your schoolmates have told you that they do not like the way the morning assembly is conducted and that it should be changed. They have asked you to write a letter to the Principal. Write the letter explaining why students dislike the way the morning assembly is held, and suggest an alternative way of conducting it. Give three reasons to support your suggestion. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
- Your school is running a campaign to promote the idea ‘Education needs to be more creative’. Students have been invited to propose a programme or an activity which encourages creativity. You have gathered opinions on the idea from your teachers and classmates. Write an article for your school magazine proposing a programme or an activity, explaining its key elements and identifying its benefits. Provide a suitable title for the article.
- Ocean Park has decided to run an essay competition entitled ‘Animal Ambassadors’. There are two categories from which the ambassadors can be chosen: domestic pets (such as dogs, cats and tropical fish), and exotic animals (such as crocodiles, pandas and snakes). Choose two animals, one from each category, and with reference to their characteristics and the way that people view them, write an essay explaining why these two animals are suitable to hold the post of ‘animal ambassadors’. Provide an appropriate title for your essay.
- Your school has decided to confine all students to the school grounds at lunch time. Students will not be allowed to go home or eat out and may only have lunch supplied by the school caterer. As President of your Students’ Association, write a letter to your school principal protesting against the new rule. Provide three reasons why you and your fellow students oppose this plan.
- ‘Overcrowding can seriously damage the quality of life in a community.’ Write an essay discussing this claim with reference to the living conditions of Hong Kong people. Provide a suitable title for the essay.
- Your school has voted a celebrity artist or athlete ‘Person of the Year’ for 2008. You are a reporter for the school magazine. You have interviewed the winner. Write an article for your school magazine showing how his or her experience of failure before finally succeeding might inspire the personal development of students. Give your article an appropriate heading.
- Some people have criticized movie stars for staging extravagant weddings which cost far more than most couples would spend. Critics believe that such weddings could be just as beautiful and memorable if some of the millions of dollars spent were donated to charity instead. Write a letter to the editor of the Hong Kong Post stating your views on this issue and giving reasons for them.
- Students and parents from your school have raised a large sum of money for China’s development. The school Principal is now asking students for their opinions as to which one of the following two initiatives in China should receive the money: (i) further space exploration; or (ii) basic healthcare and education in rural areas. Write a letter to the Principal, saying which initiative should receive the donation and why it should not be given to the other.
- A large number of candidates from different schools recently entered the ‘Ten Model Students’ competition organized by a local newspaper. However, there were only six winners, all of whom were female students. The criteria on which the candidates were judged included academic performance, leadership skills, use of language to express themselves, and knowledge of the world. To what extent would you agree that male students in Hong Kong generally lack the qualities that would fit them for the title of ‘model student’? Write an essay justifying your views and give it a suitable title.
- Students often access Internet blogs and social network sites so that they can share their views in a public forum. However, there are dangers in giving too many personal details. Write an essay to be published on your school website about this dilemma with reference to one experience you had when using the Internet. Discuss what should be made public and what should remain private, making clear your views on how the freedom to say what you want can be balanced with protecting your own and other people’s privacy. Give your essay a title.
- Your school has invited three professionals – an architect, a film director and an environmental consultant – to speak at an assembly on the topic ‘Shaping Hong Kong’. Justin Lee, the teacher organising the assembly, has asked students to prepare some questions for discussion after they have finished speaking. Write a letter suggesting TWO questions, stating which professional each question is for. Explain why you think the issues raised would be of interest to the audience. Sign your name ‘Chris Wong’.
- A youth magazine recently carried out a survey of 4,000 students at 25 different schools in Hong Kong. The survey was designed to assess students’ self-esteem: how they see themselves in terms of intellectual ability, happiness, anxiety and popularity. The survey found that Hong Kong students are below international norms for self-esteem. Write an article for your school magazine commenting on how the results compare with your own perceptions of schoolmates. Give your article a title.
- The average weight of a Form 3 student’s school bag is now 5 kg. Your school has organised a campaign to lighten school bags by encouraging students not to bring unnecessary items to school. However, you feel that students are not the only ones responsible for the weight problem. Write a letter to the editor of the Hong Kong Post saying what you think should be done by textbook publishers, schools and/or students to improve the situation. Sign your name ‘Chris Wong’.
- You suspect that your neighbours are treating their pets badly. Write a letter to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) showing your concern and give details of any incidents of abuse you are aware of. Suggest what could be done to ensure the welfare of the pets and say why these measures are urgent. Sign your name ‘Chris Wong’.
- Last year, you took part in an overseas cultural exchange programme. One objective of the programme was to introduce some characteristics of your own culture to students from other countries. Another objective was to learn how practices in other cultures differ significantly from yours. You found this experience rewarding and you want to share what you learned with your fellow students.
Write an article for your school magazine describing one or two features of your culture that you focused on and explain why. Also describe how the feature(s) you chose differ(s) from what happens in other cultures.
- ‘When teen idols get married they often become less popular with their fans.’ Is there any truth in this view? Based on your knowledge and observations of the entertainment industry over recent years, write a magazine article stating whether you agree or disagree with this comment. Give at least three reasons for your position and supply supporting examples. You can refer to local or international idols. Give your article a title.
- In your hosing estate, a gang of criminals has been tricking old people into giving them money. On behalf of the Owners’ Association of the estate, write to the Hong Kong Post about an incident that took place recently. Describe how the old person was tricked, what the victim lost, and explain some of the measures your association has taken to protect people from being tricked in future. Sign your name ‘Chris Wong’.
- ‘Korean influences have swept through Asian consumer markets including Hong Kong, and the younger generation in particular seems to have fallen in love with Korean culture. Korean TV drama series, movie stars and pop idols, fashion, and computer and electronic products have taken over the local market.’
Write an essay based on your observations, for example of your friends and family, showing how much evidence there is to support or disprove the above statement.
- Your school principal has told the tuck shop to stop selling ‘junk food’, such as fish balls and soft drinks, in response to the government’s campaign to promote healthy eating. However, this policy has evoked a strong reaction from some students who insist on their right to exercise freedom of choice.
You are a reporter for the school newspaper and have just attended a meeting between the principal and representatives of parents, teachers and students. Write an article for the school newspaper describing the viewpoints and arguments of the different parties. Give your article a title.
- The government has successfully convicted a person of infringing copyright. The person had used internet technology to upload movies and allow other users to download them.
You are a computer enthusiast and you often download music and movies. Write a letter to the editor of the Young Post commenting on the rights and wrongs of downloading entertainment from the internet and whether you think people will continue to break the law when they risk being prosecuted. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’. Do not write any address.
- You are the chairperson of the school hiking club. Recently there have been several reports of accidents that have happened to people hiking on their own in remote areas.
Write an article for your school newspaper offering advice to students on safety measures that they need to take when hiking and what they should do in case of an emergency. Give your article a title.
At an inter-class sporting event your team became involved in a dispute which led to an outbreak of fighting with the opposing team. You witnessed the entire incident and do not agree with your principal’s decision to expel two of your classmates.
Write a letter to the principal, Ms Lam, to explain how the fight arose and to ask for understanding and leniency with regard to your classmates’ conduct. Suggest an alternative punishment and outline the most useful lesson students can draw from this experience. You can base the incident on any team sport with which you are familiar. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
There has recently been an increase in the number of Secondary 6 students granted early admission to university on the basis of their outstanding Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results. Write an article for your school newspaper from your perspective as a Secondary 7 student. Give your views as to the benefits and drawbacks of the Early Admissions Scheme for secondary schools, for Secondary 6 students who have been admitted, and for students doing the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination.
You are a reporter for a travel magazine which has just conducted a survey to collect opinions about Hong Kong from visiting Mainland tourists. Write an article giving a broad outline of the survey results. You should report on the tourists’ impressions of Hong Kong and Hong Kong people, including the negative as well as the positive aspects. Also suggest measures that can be taken by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to enhance Hong Kong’s competitive edge as an attractive attraction for Mainland tourists.
A Hong Kong radio station has recently started a programme to help young people solve their emotional problems. You called the radio programme host, Ms Wong, to tell her about a serious interpersonal problem that had been troubling you a lot. She offered you some advice, which you followed, but the outcome turned out to be disastrous.
Based on this experience, write a letter to the Editor of a youth magazine questioning the quality of the advice offered by radio programme hosts who do not have professional qualifications in counselling. Share your views about the usefulness and dangers of such programmes. Suggest ways in which young people can get good advice. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
Your school has received a donation of HK$1,000,000 and can spend it EITHER on one more MMLC (Multi-Media Learning Centre) OR on employing one more NET (Native English-speaking Teacher) for two years.
As Chairperson of the Student Association, you have collected a variety of opinions from your schoolmates. Write a letter to your principal summarising their different views for and against each option and making a recommendation on their behalf. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’. Do not write any address.
Your school has decided to take part in a voluntary work project in one of two major areas: helping EITHER poor elderly people OR primary schoolchildren newly arrived from the mainland. Your class teacher is collecting opinions from the class in the form of essays written by the students.
Write your own essay, outlining your personal preference and stating at least three reasons to support your choice. Give your essay a title.
Your friend, Lucy Lau, has won a major singing competition and has been offered a recording contract. She has also been offered a place at the police training school to become a policewoman. She cannot decide which offer to accept and has written to ask your advice.
Write a letter in reply advising her to accept the place as a police cadet and giving reasons why you feel that this would be a better career choice for her. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’. Do not write any address.
Many teenagers have been strongly affected by advertisements promoting slimming products and programmes. Some now believe that they have to be slim to be beautiful and go to extreme and unreasonable lengths in an attempt to lose weight. You have just attended a talk on ‘Health and Beauty’ organised by the Department of Health. At the talk, a medical doctor, a social worker and an ex-patient recovering from an eating disorder spoke about the issue, drawing on their expertise and experience.
Write an article for your school newspaper sharing what you learnt from each of the three speakers. Give your article a title.
Is it ever right for a country to fight a war? Write an essay on this topic, stating your opinion and supporting it with at least three reasons.
‘Music, art and literature are of more value to the world than science and technology.’ Write an essay in which you EITHER strongly support this statement OR strongly disagree with this statement. Provide at least three reasons in support of your opinion.
If you were free to choose, would you stay in Hong Kong or live in another part of the world? Write an article for your school newspaper in which you state what you like or would like about living in the place you choose.
Give the article a title. If you choose another part of the world, state clearly the name of the city or country.
Some employers in Hong Kong have stated that they prefer to employ Hong Kong people who have graduated from local universities rather than those who have graduated from overseas universities. Do you think that a degree from a university in Hong Kong is better or worse than a degree from a university overseas? Write a letter to the South China Morning Post giving your opinion and discussing the issue.
Address your letter to The Editor, South China Morning Post, PO Box 323, Tai Po, NT. Do NOT use your own address. Use the following address: Flat 9C, Hong Kong Building, 20 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
If you could make three improvements in the life of your family, what would they be? Write an essay on this topic. In your essay you should state what these three improvements would be and explain why your suggestions would help make your family life better.
‘Because so much information is available on the Internet today, traditional secondary schools and teachers are no longer necessary.’ Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Write an essay on this topic, stating your opinion and supporting it with at least three reasons.
In recent years, Hong Kong film makers and actors have become popular all over the world. Write an article on this topic for your school magazine. Discuss the reasons for the popularity of Hong Kong film makers and actors, and for the international success of Hong Kong movies. Give your article a title.
Many young couples these days are choosing not to have children. What do you think of this choice? Write an essay on this topic, stating your personal view and giving reasons for your opinion.
You have learnt that, in some schools, younger students are being beaten up and bullied by older students. Write an article for your school newspaper about this issue. Discuss the seriousness of the problem of bullying in schools, and propose three ways of dealing with it.
Christmas celebrations have now become very popular in China. In many large cities, shopping malls are full of tall Christmas trees and men dressed as Santa Claus. Write an essay EITHER for OR against the proposition that ‘Christmas should not be celebrated in China because it is a foreign custom’. Give reasons for your views.
In many parts of the world, it is very common for couples to live together before they decide to get married. Write an essay discussing BOTH the positive and negative aspects of living together before marriage. Give your own opinion about this issue.
Recently, there have been news reports suggesting that, as in many other societies, there is discrimination against minority groups in our community (e.g. Filipinos, Indians, new immigrants and so on). Write a letter to the South China Morning Post discussing this issue, and suggest three ways in which multicultural understanding and racial harmony can be promoted in Hong Kong.
Address your letter to The Editor, South China Morning Post, GPO Box 47, Hong Kong. Do NOT use your own address. Use the following address: Flat 8A, 321 High Street, Hong Kong. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
Unlike many other places in Asia, e.g. Japan and Korea, Hong Kong provides numerous opportunities for students to use English outside school. Write an article for the school magazine suggesting at least three ways in which students can use English outside school. Explain how this will benefit students. Give your article a title.
‘The mobile telephone is the most annoying, unnecessary and time-wasting device ever invented’. Write an essay in which you strongly support this statement. Provide at least three reasons in support of your argument. Give your essay a title.
In Europe and North America, it is quite common for students to work full time for one year before entering university. Recently, some employers and educationalists have suggested that Form 7 graduates in Hong Kong should do the same.
Write an article for the school newspaper providing arguments for and against this suggestion. End the article by giving your own opinion. Give your article a title.
Last year your school spent a lot of money on upgrading its IT (information technology), computer and sports facilities. This year the Principal, Mrs Chan, has asked the Student Association to provide suggestions for improvements in OTHER areas.
As Chairperson of the Student Association, write to Mrs Chan proposing three changes to improve the quality of education in the school. Give detailed reasons for the proposed changes. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’. Do not write any address.
You are taking part in an essay competition organised by the United Nations. The title of the essay is ‘World peace and international understanding in the 21st century’.
Write the essay. State briefly why world peace is important, and suggest three ways in which young people can help to promote international understanding.
Your English teacher has explained to your class that learning to construct a strong argument against a popular belief is a good way of developing your argumentative writing skills.
Since most people believe that a university education is essential for a successful life, your teacher has asked you to write an essay entitled ‘A university education is not essential for success’. Write the essay, developing three or four good arguments that strongly support the statement.
Last year, some universities in Hong Kong admitted a number of students because of their achievements in non-academic areas such as sports, music, the performing arts and community service, although they did not meet normal university entry requirements.
Write an article for the school magazine discussing arguments both for and against such an admissions policy. End the article by providing your own opinion on the issue. You’re your article a title.
You have a friend, Terry, who lives in Canada. Usually, she does not go to the theatre or the cinema, saying it is a waste of time and money. Recently, you have seen a number of plays and films and were very impressed by one of these.
Write a letter to Terry, explaining why you liked this particular play or film and suggesting that she should see it. In your letter, concentrate on persuading her to see the play or film. Discuss at least three strong reasons why it is worthwhile to do so. Sign your letter ‘Chris’. Do not write any address.
Tourism in Hong Kong has suffered badly since the latter half of 1997. Write a letter to the Editor of the Young Post giving at least one reason for this decline. Then suggest three possible ideas which might help to promote tourism in Hong Kong in the future.
Address your letter to The Editor, Young Post, P.O. Box 323, Tai Po, N.T. Do NOT use your own address. Use the following address: Flat 9C, Hong Kong Building, 20 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
Write an essay agreeing OR disagreeing with the following statement. ‘The best place to master computer skills is outside school, not in the classroom.’ Justify your views, and give your essay a title.
Your Principal has banned the use of pagers in the school. You are the Head Prefect and have received complaints from some of your classmates about the ban.
Write an article for the school newspaper explaining why the ban has been imposed. Provide not less than three reasons, with supporting arguments, for the ban. Give your article a title.
Many of your friends attend tutorial schools. Your teachers, however, feel that attending such schools is highly undesirable. Your class teacher has told you to write an essay discussing the pros and cons of attending tutorial schools.
Write the essay, and at the end state your personal view, providing justification for your opinion. Give your essay a title.
You are taking part in an essay competition organised by Oxfam, an international charitable organisation.
Write an essay entitled ‘Poverty in the world’. Give reasons for the problem of poverty, and suggest various ways in which governments and charities can help poor people.
A recent survey has indicated that more and more Chinese people in Hong Kong have English first names.
Write an article entitled ‘English Names’ for your school magazine. Explain why English first names have become so popular, and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using English first names in Hong Kong.
Your school Sports Club aims to encourage more students to participate in sports. You are Chris Wong, the secretary of the Sports Club. Write a letter to Pat Chan, the chairperson of the Past Students’ Association (P.S.A.), requesting its support to promote a particular sport among the students.
In your letter, state which sport the Sports Club wants to promote, give reasons why this particular sport has been chosen, and suggest different ways in which the P.S.A. can help. (Do not write any address.)
More and more Hong Kong people are going on holiday to foreign destinations such as Japan, Thailand and Australia.
Write an article for your school newspaper on the topic ‘Overseas Holidays’. Give reasons why overseas holidays are popular among Hong Kong people, and compare the benefits of travelling abroad to staying in Hong Kong during holidays.
- When the ‘new towns’ in the New Territories, such as Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan, were first planned, it was intended that they should provide a new way of life for their inhabitants. It was expected that these new towns would be similar to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in the provision of facilities, and work and educational opportunities.
You believe that these expectations have not been fulfilled. Write a letter to the Editor of the Young Post saying why you feel that the new towns have not been successful. Suggest what the government should do to improve the situation. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
Recent reports have stated that more young people in Hong Kong are overweight and unfit than ever before. Health experts are becoming worried about the life styles of young people who do less exercise than they should and who have an unbalanced diet.
Write an article for your school magazine giving reasons for this problem and suggesting how young people can improve their fitness. In your article, try to persuade the students in your school to adopt a healthier life style.
Since the introduction of Advanced Supplementary level (AS-level) subjects, there have been comments by some educational professionals about the need to broaden the sixth-form curriculum. It has been proposed that all sixth formers should take four AS-level subjects (including Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture) and two A-levels instead of two AS-levels and three A-levels.
Write an essay on this topic. Discuss whether it is desirable to broaden the sixth-form curriculum. Outline the advantages and disadvantages of this proposal, ending your essay by giving your own opinion.
It is common in Hong Kong secondary schools for older students to tutor younger students in schemes organised by the schools. Your school has such a scheme, but there is a shortage of tutors. You are the Head Girl/Boy of your school. Your principal has asked you to write a letter to all sixth formers persuading them to join the scheme as tutors.
In your letter, discuss the tutor system, mention its difficulties, but emphasise the benefits of the scheme for both the tutors and the younger students. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’.
Many people think that sex education is important. Discuss why this topic is neglected in Hong Kong, the dangers of ignoring it, and how sex education can best be provided for young people.
There has been much discussion recently of falling standards of discipline in schools. Write an article for your school newspaper discussing the issue. Give your opinion as to whether there should be more or less discipline in your school. Support your views with reasoned arguments.
If you wish to refer to the name of your school, use the name ‘Hong Kong College’. Do not use the real name of your school.
Your best friend is studying in a university in Vancouver. He is a member of a rock and roll band which has become very successful, earning a lot of money. His parents are very worried about the effect of this on his studies. He has decided that he must choose either to spend all his time on the band and his music, or give up the band completely and concentrate fully on his studies.
He has written to you asking for your views. Write to him giving your advice, providing at least three good reasons to support that advice. Sign your letter ‘Chris’. Do not write any address.
Many young married couples now choose not to have children, even though their parents put them under great pressure to have children. Explain why this conflict occurs between these couples and their parents. State whether you agree with the views of the young couples or with those of their parents. Justify your opinions with logical arguments.
- You are Chris Wong, the Editor of the school’s new English Club Magazine. You have received a letter from a student called John Lee. In the letter, the student has complained about certain points in the first edition of the magazine. They are:
– poor quality photographs,
– not enough students have been involved in the production of the magazine,
– the inclusion of two articles which the student feels are of no interest to the students in your school (one on politics, the other about mountain climbing).
Reply to John Lee accepting one of the complaints and saying what you intend to do about it, but rejecting the other two, giving reasons why you have rejected them. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong (Editor)’. Do not write any address.
- In Hong Kong it seems to be common for people to think very highly of expensive brand-name clothes and fashion accessories (e.g. bags and shoes). This is true of students as well as adults.
Explain why many Hong Kong people think this way. Say whether you feel that this is a good or bad trend for students to follow. Give reasons for your opinions.
- Under a new scheme proposed by the Education Department, Cantonese-speaking students from other Asian countries are being encouraged to come to Hong Kong for a one-year period during which they will live with Hong Kong families and study in Hong Kong schools. You and your family have been selected to host one of these students who will attend your school and enter Form Six in September 1994.
Write a letter to the student (whose name is Jackie) suggesting how he/she can use the one-year school experience to the fullest advantage both educationally and socially. Sign your letter ‘Chris Wong’. Do not write any address.
- Comic books are probably the most popular form of reading material for young people in Hong Kong.
Write an essay on comic books which deals with ALL the following points:
– why these books are so popular,
– the advantages and disadvantages of reading such books,
– how comic books can be used for educational purposes.
Justify your views by providing reasons.
- The pop star Anita Mui (梅艷芳) sometimes plays the role of a strong, aggressive and dominant woman during her performance on stage. Discuss, with reasons, the extent to which you think this is a role which young women and men can accept, and young women should imitate.
- Imagine that the government has announced that it has a surplus of $8 billion because of unexpectedly good trading and revenue collection figures. The Governor has stated that he wants to hear the views of young people in Hong Kong as to how the extra revenue should be spent. Write a letter, advising the Governor how the unexpected billions should be allocated in at least three different policy areas. State what your priorities are and provide full reasons for your proposals. Sign your letter ‘C. C. Wong’
- One of the most popular types of film in Hong Kong deals with local gangsters (or ‘triads”). Some people claim that the portrayal of triad leaders in these films as attractive, glamorous personalities is not only misleading to young people but actually harmful. Explain briefly why these films are popular and discuss, with reasons, whether or not you think the claims are correct.
- In recent years articles have appeared regularly in newspapers proposing that car ownership should be restricted in Hong Kong. Write a letter to a local English language newspaper arguing against any such proposals. Sign your name ‘L. K. Chan’.