1-minute English Presentation
5B Lau To, Louis
Good morning, Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates. On this coming Thursday, it's time to celebrate a festival. Do you know what it is? Maybe few of us knows that since it's a western festival. It's Halloween.
Halloween is on the last day of October. In western countries, especially in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, people celebrate Halloween by going trick-or-treating, playing apple bobbing and decorating their home with pumpkins. In Hong Kong, people usually take part in activities organized by Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. But the entrance fee is high.
At YKN, we’re so lucky that we can participate in Halloween activities for free. Last year, there was a haunted house at the English Corner. We had great fun. On this coming Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a completely new Halloween activity at the English Corner. From 1:15 pm to 1:50 pm, you’re welcome to visit us to see how we celebrate Halloween this year and get some candies.
See you there! Thank you.
6C Oh Wing Tung
Good morning Principal, teachers and schoolmates,
The miraculous effect of food is often discussed in magazines, newspaper and online forums. Many people believe what we eat can really make who we are.
Some foods have been proved scientifically to be able to enhance our mood. You may know that people can get a nice mood boost whenever they eat a bar of low sugar dark chocolate or bananas because of the chemicals in them. Protein is also essential to keep blood sugar levels steady and enhanced energy level. To improve coordination and memory function, it is advisable to eat berries which have a deep color, such like blueberries and blackberries.
There are foods that you must avoid because they can trigger a poor mood. First of all, sugars in junk food, candy and soda can make you feel tired by changing your blood sugar levels. White bread and white rice may negatively impact mood and brain health. Wheat in particular has also been linked to mental health problems in some cases. Another category that must be avoided is processed foods, including instant noodles, fish balls and ham. They contain bad fats, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and other ingredients linked to bad temper and poor mood.
The attitude towards learning English
6A Lee Lok Sze (13)
Good morning, everyone.
Today I would like to talk about the attitude we should have towards learning English. I joined the Singapore Malaysia English Study tour in March. The trip has inspired me to learn more English.
Malaysia has a mixed population. Different races of people with various religious backgrounds and cultures live there. Because of their multi-cultural society, most Malaysians can speak more than three languages, such as Chinese, Hindi and Malay. I asked the tour guide why Malaysians can speak different languages fluently. He said that the local people have the courage to try using the languages. They never fear making mistakes. They are willing to learn from mistakes too. I was inspired by his comments. When learning English, mistakes are not fatal but the fear of making mistakes is.
Most of us focus too much on making flawless sentences. This can only result in losing your confidence to use the language. In my opinion, the most important thing about learning a language is motivation. If you try to communicate with people in English, I am sure you'll get some positive feedback. That helps to boost your motivation to learn English. You may make some grammatical mistakes. But that's not a big deal because people do make mistakes, right? The most important thing is that we can learn from mistakes.
There is one more thing you need to know. English is not an art to be mastered. It's just a medium and a tool. Grasp every opportunity to equip yourself. That tool belongs to you forever.
That's all for my presentation. Thank you.