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葉一知 | 20/09/07 | 雙語趣味 | (2431 Reads)

昂平360調查完成,負責營運的Skyrail-ITM隨時遭撤換。姑勿論結果如何,昂平360已等同「笨豬跳」,變成了X game,即使重開,你敢坐嗎?

要撤換營運公司,股東之一地鐵公司便要和Skyrail-ITM一刀兩斷:

The listed rail operator, of which the government is the majority shareholder, will have to buy out the remaining 19 years of Skyrail-ITM's 20-year management contract. It may also have to pay compensation to sever ties with Skyrail. (SCMP, 2007/9/19)

 

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葉一知 | 18/09/07 | 雙語趣味 | (3621 Reads)

上星期六,空氣極差,兼夾悶熱非常,我在尖沙咀海運大廈外,幾乎看不到對岸:

一連兩天都是這樣,令人喘不過氣來。星期日報刊更訪問了銅鑼灣的途人,他們大都表示快要窒息:

Using a fan to cool off, she added: "I feel like I'm suffocating. (SCMP, 2007/9/17)


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葉一知 | 13/09/07 | 雙語趣味 | (1950 Reads)

世界最古老的郵輪「忠僕號」(Doulos)又回來香港,並舉行船上書展。由於忠僕號將於2010年退役,這次應該是最後一次訪港。

上一次忠僕號來港,我忘記是哪一年,但我到過那個書展,在船上揀書看書,感覺非常特別。機會難逢,大家有時間可以在10月7日前去參觀:

Book fair ahoy
Manned by 320 volunteers from more than 50 countries, the Doulos, built in 1914, will be berthed at Ocean Terminal until October 7. (SCMP, 2007/9/11)

 

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葉一知 | 11/09/07 | 雙語趣味 | (3329 Reads)

近年祈福當肆虐,雖然警訊提醒了很多次,政府宣傳片警告了多少次,依然陸續有人中招。很多人奇怪:為甚麼還有人這麼蠢會中招?原因無他,因為很多師奶從來不看新聞,也不閱報,根本不知道社會發生甚麼事。

「祈福黨」應該也是華人社會的獨有東西,外國沒有,其英文是甚麼呢?其實很簡單:

The number of victims cheated by blessing gangs also increased by 24 per cent from 83 to 103 in the same period, police said. (SCMP, 2007/9/6)

 

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葉一知 | 04/09/07 | 雙語趣味 | (3732 Reads)

終於回來了。

過去幾個星期都在趕稿,荒廢了這個blog,自己也學少了英文。不過完成這份稿件,令我很滿足,至於是甚麼稿?正是與本blog有關,容我賣個關子,有進一步消息自會公布。

言歸正傳,今年香港神童湧現,十四歲凱琳入讀中大醫學院,未算勁,九歲的小詩鈞已能入讀浸大數學系,真令人吃驚。香港突然變成神童港。

我不是神童,數學只屬中上,還是學習我感興趣的英文。「神童」的英文是甚麼呢?先看報道:

The chubby-faced mathematics prodigy faced the media for the first time after his family accepted the offer of a degree course at Baptist University - a tailor-made five-year programme that combines a bachelor and master of philosophy degree and makes him Hong Kong's youngest university student. (SCMP, 2007/8/24)

 

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