Phase I I II KLAs Preparing LAC Team Forming LAC team Expanding LAC team

English 2 resource persons Panel heads &

Phase I Phase II Phase III

Our Beliefs

Whole-School Approach

Each teacher is a piece of the puzzle

Cross-curricular Writing & Curriculum Mapping

Form Term English Geography History Int. Science

Cross-Curricular Writing


1st Chp 1 A Fresh start

Chp 5 Out and about Chp 1 Using urban space wisely

Introduction to history

study Scientists

(Nobel Prize winners)

Geog + English Common topic:

Urban land use 2nd Chp 6 Hong Kong

Stories Chp 9 Taming the sand Topic 2 Traditional rural

life of HK Food labeling

History + English Common topic:

Traditional rural life of HK



Chp 2 Arts for all Chp 4 Incredible


Chp 3 The trouble with water

Chp 4 Scramble for energy

Topic 1 The

Renaissance Air pollution index

History + English Common topic:

the Renaissance


Chp 8 Going green

Chp 7 Extreme nature Chp 5 Living with Natural hazard

Topic 5 Growth and development of HK up to the early 20th century

Acids and alkalis

Geog + English Common topic:

Energy resources



Chp 2 Healthy body, healthy mind Chp 3 The best jobs in the world

Chp 2 Food problem Chp 11 Changing climate,

changing environment

Topic 2 HK in the 20thcentury

Food (Bio) Digestion (Bio)

Bio + English Common topic:

Food & nutrition 2nd

Chp 7 Our beautiful planet Chp 8 The world of

the future

Chp 5 Living with natural hazard

Topic 1 Major

achievement in the 20thcentury

Geog + English Common topic:

Global warming

Cross-curricular Writing

English English

History Geography


Cross-curricular Writing

F.2 (History + English)

“ If I could travel back in time to Europe in the Renaissance… ”

Sample of student work

Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates,

I’m the chairwoman of the History Club. This week is our school’s History Week, so now I am going to give a speech on an interesting topic in history.

Have you ever wondered how people’s life was like in the past? Have you ever wondered about how art developed over time? Have you ever imagined that you may meet the famous artists in the past? If I could travel back in time to Europe in the Renaissance, I would want to meet Leonardo da Vinci most. Leonardo da Vinci was a “Renaissance man” and he drew the Mona Lisa, the painting that was so famous. I would ask him why he was interested in painting and which painting he liked most.

Of course I would show him smartphones, a camera and modern paintings so he may know more about our life nowadays. Lastly, I would watch his paintings, ask him to draw a picture of me and also take photos with him.

Learning history is useful since you may know about the interesting life in the past. Are you interested in history? Want to know more about history? The long-awaited history week is held this week! What are you waiting for? Let’s have fun and learn more about history through the activities in the History Week!

That’s the end of my speech. Thanks for your attention.

“If I could travel back in time to Europe in the Renaissance.. ”

Sample of student work

Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow students,

I’m the chairman of the History Club. This week is our school’s History Week, so now I’m going to give a speech on an interesting topic in history. The topic is ‘If someone from the Renaissance could travel to Hong Kong...’ Of all people in the Renaissance, I would like to meet Columbus most. This is because he discovered America during his voyages around the world.

If I could meet him, I would like to ask him a few questions. The first question that I want to ask him is: why did he have the courage to travel around the world? Had anyone encouraged him? The second question that I would like to ask him is : what was his first feeling when he discovered America? Was it exciting or touching and why? These are the questions that I would like to ask him if I could meet him.

If he could travel to Hong Kong, I would probably take him to a shopping center and buy him some clothes that he likes. Second, I would have a Star Ferry trip with him because I want to let him know the design of the modern ships.

Lastly, I would take him to my home and have a party to celebrate Columbus’ arrival.

Also, I would show one of the modern inventions, the mobile phone, to Columbus. This is because the mobile phone is very important to our daily life. I would like to let him know the importance of the mobile phone and tell him about the functions of the mobile phone.

This is the end of my presentation. Hopefully more people will join the activities during the History Week. Thank you!

Cross-curricular Writing

F.3 (Biology + English)

As chairman of the Student Association, give a presentation As chairman of the Student Association, give a presentation on how to improve the food in the school canteen.

Sample of student work

Good morning, principal and teachers. Today I’d like to talk about the importance of healthy eating and how to improve the food in the school canteen.

First of all, there’s a great variety of food we can buy in our tuck shop, such as rice, noodles, burgers, meatballs and snacks. However, some of these choices are unhealthy. For example, instant noodles, luncheon meat and potato chips are highly rich in fat. Although they have high energy value and can release more energy in our bodies, taking in too much fat will cause us to be overweight and have high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Besides, ham, sausages and potato chips are all processed foods. Colourings, flavouring and preservatives are added in these foods, thus they havelow nutritional values and may cause health problems too!

Therefore, we should improve the food in order to make students healthier. I think the canteen should sell wholemeal bread and corn for breakfast, since they can provide enoughcarbohydrates for our bodies and contain less fat.

Next, vitamins and dietary fibre are the most important substances for our metabolism and maintaining our body functions. I have observed that we have vegetables and fruits for sale in our canteen, but I don’t think it’s enough.

For example, carrots are rich in vitamin A and can help us to prevent night blindness. Kiwi fruits and strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which can keep our gums and teeth healthy. I also highly recommend the canteen to sell these vegetables and fruits. Finally, we all know soft drinks are unhealthy. I think it should sell some fresh fruit juice. It’s healthier and even more delicious.

To conclude, we should sell less food that contains a large amount of fat. Instead, we can sell more vegetables and fruits to students. That’s all I want to say. Thank you.


Cross-curricular Writing

F.2 (Geography + English)

fossil fuels are going to kill us! Help!

Energy resources - fossil fuels are going to kill us! Help!

Sample of student work

Nowadays, fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal are used in many countries. However, there are many

disadvantages in using fossil fuels. In this essay, I am going to talk about the disadvantages of using fossil fuels, and then I will suggest one alternative energy resource that can best replace fossil fuels in Hong Kong in the future.

The first disadvantage of fossils fuels is that fossil fuels cause air pollution. When fossil fuels are burnt, pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides will be emitted. These pollutants can do a lot of harm to our health. For example, we will have respiratory problems, poor lung functions and coughing. Acid rain also makes the quality of land and water worse. It makes the soil and the water become too acidic for plants and animals.

Another disadvantage of fossil fuels is global warming. When fossil fuels are burned, a large amount of carbon dioxide is emitted. Carbon dioxide is a kind of greenhouse gas. It absorbs energy and keeps the earth warm. It will stay in the atmosphere for decades. Therefore, an increase in carbon dioxide results in global warming.

The third disadvantage of fossil fuels is water pollution. Sometimes accidents may occur when extracting or

transporting oil. This may cause hazards to the environment. The serious oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is a case in point. Huge amounts of oil were spilled into the ocean. It caused serious damage to the environment.

On the other hand, wind power has a number of advantages compared to fossil fuels. The first advantage of wind power is that it is clean. Wind energy does not pollute the air like power plants that rely on combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas. Wind turbines do not produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain or greenhouse gases.

Another advantage of wind power is that it is cheap. Wind power is cost-efficient. It is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy technologies available today, costing between four and six cents per kilowatt-hour, depending upon the wind resource and project financing of the particular project.

In addition, wind power is renewable. The wind will never run out, unlike reserves of fossil fuels , such as coal, oil and gas. This makes it a good choice of energy for a sustainable power supply.

Wind power can be used to replace fossil fuels. It is suitable for Hong Kong in the future. The government may consider building some wind turbines on the surface of the sea.

Apart from causing air pollution, global warming and water pollution, fossil fuels will be used up one day. Conversely, wind power is more environmentally friendly since it is cleaner, cheaper and renewable. Therefore, I suggest using wind power instead of fossil fuels.

Enhancing students’ reading skills

• Short attention span

• Too many distractions



LAC Morning Reading

• Once a month

• Reading worksheets for senior forms


• More exposure

• Connect subject knowledge with

language learning

LAC Morning Reading Day 1 Morning Reading

• F.1 – 6

• Different themes

• Different genres

• Comprehension questions

F1 Arresting an Artist

A new school Facts and Fiction Board games are fun! How to be happy Cash ‘wasted’ on new coal

plants Dear Future Generations


Fun for the whole family Pokemon to the Rescue The invention of the

Computer Nature vs. Nurture

China named biggest IP

thief Essential Creativity

Longevity Pepper keeps customers

in line F2

Life on the Seine Return to River Town The story of the Aral Sea The first year of life Wild weather

Siberia’s medical train The Easter Island Statues


Summer outside, winter inside

Visitors flock to local diners Climate change attracts smog

Waste bag scheme

Whale hunters face new weapon

Walking for organ donation

“Meal on one plate” too


LAC Morning Reading

Senior form sample

Free Lesson Videos

Criteria of choosing videos:

• Length: 3 mins – 15mins

• Subtitles preferred

(not auto-generated)

• Clear narration

• Suitable level of difficulty

• Moderate pace

Spelling King & Queen Competition

LAC Vocabulary Logbook

LAC Vocabulary Logbook

Word Form Transformation

LAC Vocabulary Logbook

LAC Vocabulary Logbook

LAC Vocabulary Logbook

English iZone

Recorded by the NET

Picked by subject teachers

Encourage subject teachers

to use iZone

Skills Building:

Graph description & Writing definition

Skills Building:

Graph description & Writing definition

Skills Building:

Graph description & Writing definition

F.1 English Bridging Programme

• To equip students with the ability to learn

content subjects

(Integrated Science,

History, Geography)

through English

Class-based Drama Production

Date Day Class Subject Ts Eng Ts

1 1/3 D6 3A Geog Lai KW Ng CY

2 9/3 D6 3B Bio Ng BC Lee YH

3 20/3 D6 3C Hist Wong NC Cheung CK

4 28/3 D6 3D Phy Ng SL Yeung TL



3 D2

2A Hist Lam SL Lyons

6 2B IS Chan KY Wong KM

7 2C L&S Wong YY Wong KH

8 2D Math Wong YT Lyons

9 2/5 D6 1A Hist Chan TL Ng YK

10 10/5 D6 1B Geog Leung HP Sum KW 11 21/5 D6 1C Math Li HC Shum PS

12 30/5 D6 1D IS Lam KT Chu LY


Biology Economics


In document I. Introduction and overview of the Study II. Key findings of the Study (Page 33-61)

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