CLASSROOM Grammar Elite
for Junior Secondary Students
Words by Theme

Unit 5

Theme: Teenage life—interests & hobbies (p.52)

  1. Musical instrument (n. phr.): an object that people play to produce music

    The prodigy (奇才) has mastered a variety (多種) of musical instruments (樂器) including saxophone (色士風), flute (長笛) and cello (大提琴).

  2. Take part (v. phr.): to be present at an event

    The school strongly (強烈) encourages the children to take part (參加) in the talent show (才藝表演) at the end of this term.

  3. Extra-curricular activity (n. phr.): an activity that is not part of the usual school course

    In order not to let their children lose at the starting line (起跑線), parents sign up (報名) for a variety of (各式各樣) extra-curricular activities (課外活動) for their children.

  4. Appreciate (v.): to recognise the good qualities of something

    The young world-famous (舉世聞名的) rapper (說唱歌手) composed (創作) a new song and he hoped the public (大眾) could appreciate (欣賞) it.

  5. Focus (v.): to give attention to one particular subject

    Many teenagers believe that listening to music, especially classical music (古典音樂), helps them focus (專注) while doing homework.

  6. Preference (n.): a greater interest in something than something else

    According to the statistics (統計數據), millennials (千禧一代) have a preference (偏好) for pop and hip-pop music (嘻哈音樂).

  7. Compose (v.): to write music

    The popular singer-songwriter (創作歌手) is composing (作曲) a song about pursuing dreams (追尋夢想).

  8. Bring together (v. phr.): to cause people to be friendly with each other

    Whenever the school song is played, the uplifting (令人振奮的) melody (旋律) and positive lyrics (歌詞) bring us together (使團結).