2023 DSE English Paper 3
2023 DSE 如期開考，打頭陣的正式英文科。
Task 1 (13 marks)
Name of the show?
Extraordinary Hong Kong People (example)
Guest invited (1)
The year she moved to Hong Kong (2)
Which area of Hong Kong did her family move to? (3)
(4) Which of the following was her father’s job?
A. Air Traffic Controller
B. Rescue Plane Navigator
C. Airport Security Officer
D. Jet Pilot Instructor
Type of aircraft that she flies (5)
The reasons she chose to fly that kind of aircraft (TWO reasons)
How she met her husband
He was a (8) __________ of a cargo ship. One day, when he was sailing in the Lamma Channel, he broke his (9) __________ when he (10) __________. Then, she flew to him to (11) __________>
Which type of club did they meet at after a year? (12)
The place where she asked him out for a date. (13)
Task 2 (13 marks)
(Photos about teams lining up for a marble racing event)
Marbles are little glass balls that children play with (example)
History of Lars Jensen
Began to build marble racetracks (14) ____________________, which became crowded.
Started (15) ____________________ of marble racing.
The races were (16) ____________________ yet, (17) ____________________.
Started the Marble Olympics and invited (18) ____________________ to join.
Marble Olympic events
The marbles hit a (19) __________ and the (20) __________ of the marble pushes the next marble forward.
The marbles roll down a (21) __________ to build up enough speed to fly over a (22) __________.
The track is made of (23) __________ with carefully placed (24) __________.
Marbles and the future
(25) Ranbir’s plan for the next year is to ________________________________________________ to the Tokyo Marble Olympics.
(26) In the future, Ranbir believes that technology related to marble will ________________________________________________.
Task 3 (14 marks)
(Photo of a famous cute cat, Mr Suess)
Facts about Mr Suess:
- Has (27) __________ followers.
- Is more influential than (28) __________ with reference to (29) __________.
Things that make Mr Suess famous
Methods used by Estella to train her cat:
- Places the food treat where she (33) __________
- Repeats the action but (34) __________, since (35) __________.
Why cat videos are more popular than dog videos on YouTube:
Advantages brought by Internet cat influencers:
Issues about Internet cat influencers:
Task 4 (13 marks)
Background information on emojis
(Photos of Vladimir Nabokov and Shigetaka Kurita)
What did Vladimir Nabokov do that is similar to how we use emojis now in the 1950s?
What is Shigetaka Kurita’s contribution to the development of emojis?
What is the definition of an emoji currently?
What is not regarded as an emoji currently?
Interesting facts about a popular emoji
(Photo of a kissing emoji)
What is the major disparity in how teenagers and married couples use this Emoji?
Married Couples: (46)
Background on The World Committee for Emojis
List the two main functions of the committee.
Main Function I. (47)
Main Function II. (48)
Concerns about The World Committee for Emojis
Middle-aged white men are the main members of the committee
You are Nico Lin. You work at the internet TV company Teen NetChefTVthat makes streaming TV shows in Hong Kong. You assist Mr Archie Li, the Marketing Manager for Teen NetChefTV. You have been asked to complete some tasks.
You will listen to a recording of an online staff meeting between the show producer Ms Winnie Tang, the Director of Teen NetChefTVMr Dante Cruz, and Archie Li. Take notes under the appropriate headings.
Before the recording is played, you will have five minutes to study the Question-Answer Book and the Data File to familiarise yourself with the situation and the tasks.
Complete the tasks by following the instructions in the Question-Answer Book and on the recording. You will find all the information you need in the Question-Answer Book, the Data File and on the recording. As you listen you can make notes on page 3 of the Data File.
You now have five minutes to familiarise yourself with the Question-Answer Book and the Data File.
To: Nico Lin
From: Archie Li
Subject: Things to do
Sent: 22nd April 2023 9:02 AM
Here are your tasks for today.
I need you to write the announcement for our website to show our support for Teen NetChef TV star William Puddle. His cooking video went viral recently, for all the wrong reasons: see the article from Big Cheese Celebrity Food Gossip that I’ve sent you. I’ve discussed this in a chat with William, which I’ll send to you as well, so we can present his side of the story. Make sure you acknowledge and explain William’s mistake, but also explain the misunderstandings that people have about the other events in the video.
I also need you to write an email to all staff to recommend training courses for the coming year. Dante Cruz’s most recent email sets the scene for this, so take a look at that first. All the available courses have been posted on our Corporate Training Intranet page, along with reviews from previous participants. Three courses will be enough: briefly describe the three courses staff should sign up for (I think it’s pretty clear which three stand out) and explain how their work will benefit from each one.
Next, please write the script for the promotional video for our new cookery show Viewer’s Choice. I’ve sent you a draft of the storyboard for the video, along with comments from Dante, so you know what to write about. Be careful, though: we’ve made several changes since that draft. Make sure you have the most up-to-date information in your script. I remember both William and Dante giving some updates recently.
Finally, we discussed all of the above at the most recent online staff meeting. I’ve sent you the recording (I’m still working on the minutes). Listen to our discussion.