DSE

28 9, 2020

What is the difference among “consistent”, “constant” and “persistent”?

28/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

We have received some feedback from students saying that they are struggling with distinguishing the words which have similar meanings. In this series, we are going to look at these words and provide you with detailed explanations of how to use them in your writing. Today, we are going to talk about consistent, constant and persistent.

25 9, 2020

What is the difference between “solve” and “resolve the problem”?

25/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

In DSE paper 2 and 4, the questions often require candidates to discuss on an issue and give out your opinion and feasible solutions. “Solve” and “resolve “are the most highly-used verbs when it comes to dealing with problems or issues. Here is the explanation of how to these two words. "Solve" and "resolve" both mean "to deal with" in the Chinese dictionary, but they differ slightly in English contexts.

23 9, 2020

Writing tips: How to translation the Chinese proverbs into English?

23/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

Have you ever struggled to translate the Chinese proverbs into English in your writing? There may not be the exact equivalent of some Chinese proverbs in the English, but you can try to convey their meanings using simple English sentences.

30 7, 2020

DSE English : How to give opinion on advantages and disadvantages (2)

30/7/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

Do you find it hard to start writing/talking about the advantages and disadvantages of English paper 2 and 4? All you need is the consolidation of English phrases for that, and then you can substitute the stated topics and arguing points into the line. In HKSDE English paper, the frequently used vocabularies are disadvantage and problem when saying something is causing bad consequences, so you need to rephrase them. This passage concludes the things that you need! Just check it out now!

30 7, 2020

DSE English : How to give opinion on advantages and disadvantages?

30/7/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

No matter if it's paper 2 Writing or paper 4 Speaking, you may encounter some topics that require you to talk about the advantage and disadvantages of policy or current enforcement. Other than ‘advantages and disadvantages’, what else can you think of to rephrase them? This time let’s learn how to discuss the advantages with the use of past paper first!

27 7, 2020

DSE Paper 2: How to write a restaurant review? Adjectives for describing restaurant environment and service! (2)

27/7/2020|Categories: DSE|

Last time we looked at some adjectives that describes the taste and texture of some foods, it is still not enough to score high in Paper 2. For this year’s DSE, candidates were required to write a about the food, environment and service quality in a restaurant. Let’s get started!

13 7, 2020

DSE Paper 2: How to write a restaurant review? Adjectives for describing food! (1)

13/7/2020|Categories: DSE|

I believe all of you like delicious food, do you know how to write a restaurant review? Apart from adjectives like ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’ and ‘Poor’, there are still lots of vocabularies describing food taste and texture! For this year’s DSE paper 2 examination, candidates were required to write about the food, environment and service quality [...]

26 5, 2020

DSE Paper 4 : Sentence structure for rebuttal

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Speaking paper values your stance and point of view a lot. Yet, you need to consider the opinion and stand from other stakeholders as well! How should you state the other’s view? Do you want to attain a more comprehensive analysis? Let’s check out the following examples!

26 5, 2020

DSE Paper 4 : How to express disagreement decently ?

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The interaction required by English Speaking paper is not a unanimous opinion, yet it is more like agree to differ. You can have disagreements and express them politely. This helps to intensify the atmosphere of the discussion. Do you know what sentences are applicable for this purpose? Let’s check it out!

12 5, 2020

DSE Paper 4 : Alternative ways to say ‘ I agree with you’ !

12/5/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

English speaking paper requires interactions between candidates. You need to show that you are paying attention to the content made by the other candidates through responding to them. So, do you know how to express your agreement in English? Do you want to know the other useful ways to say ‘I agree with you’? The following would offer you some tips for that!

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