Study the structure of the following script
Good evening. Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm
welcome to you all to this cocktail reception organised
by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority
Body: explaining who
the speaker is
A quick word about tonight's programme: We
shall begin with a talk by our honourable speaker,
Professor Richard Whish, from London. This will be
followed by a short question-and-answer session, when
you will be free to exchange ideas with the professor. At
about 8 o'clock tonight when the talk concludes, the
cocktail reception will resume, and we have arranged
more refreshments outside for you. Since the professor
is catching his fl ight home tonight, much as we would
like to have him here longer with us, we'd have to make
sure that he can be allowed to leave the venue by 8:30
Body: explaining what
the programme is
As you may be well aware, this reception has
been organised to mark the closing of an in-house
seminar organised by OFTA on the application of
competition law and policy to the Hong Kong
telecommunications sector. This 5-day in-house
seminar actually started last week and today is the last
Selasa, 10 April 2012
Phrasal Verbs List
Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them, rather than trying to memorize many at once. Use the list below as a reference guide when you find an expression that you don't recognize. The examples will help you understand the meanings. If you think of each phrasal verb as a separate verb with a specific meaning, you will be able to remember it more easily. Like many other verbs, phrasal verbs often have more than one meaning.
A phrasal verb consists of a verb and a preposition or adverb that modifies or changes the meaning; 'give up' is a phrasal verb that means 'stop doing' something, which is very different from 'give'. The word or words that modify a verb in this manner can also go under the name particle.
These don't take an object
They had an argument, but they've made up now.
The object must come after the particle.
They are looking after their grandchildren.
With some separable verbs, the object must come between the verb and the particle:
The quality of their work sets them apart from their rivals.
Sabtu, 07 April 2012
The Kind Duck and the Poor Frog
One beautiful summer's day, a duck
decided to go to the river for a picnic.
She took a lot of food with her, and was
really looking forward to eating it. She
sat down on the river bank and spread
the food out in front of her.
"You're not going to eat all that food
yourself, are you?" said a small voice.
She looked up and saw a frog
sitting at the water's edge.
Please give me some of it. I am very
poor and very hungry, " pleaded the
frog, wiping a tear from his eye.
She gave him a sandwich. To her
surprise he did not eat it, but simply put
it on the ground beside him.
"Won't you give me something else?
After all, my need is greater than yours."
Bit by bit, the kind-hearted duck
handed over most of her food: cakes
and biscuits, apples and sweets. Soon,
the frog had a huge pile of food next to
him. With an effort he picked it all up,
put it on his back, and started to swim
away across the river. But the food was
so heavy that he sank like a stone, and
the duck never saw him again.
Taken from Cassell's Student's English Grammar