Lesson 14 - Task 4 Q.3

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Lesson 14 - Task 4 Q.3

  1. 1. Task 4 – An integration of the east and the west, or the rising of the west and the downfall of the east? Lesson 14
  2. 2. 3. Which of the effects (A/B/C) is most appropriate in describing Hong Kong’s culture today? Why do you think so? (p.52) <ul><li>A. Local culture will be eroded ( 受侵蝕 ) and gradually disappear. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Local culture will be strengthened through the stimulation ( 刺激 ) of western culture. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Through mutual influence ( 相互影響 ) and integration, a new culture having the characteristics of local and western cultures will emerge. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3. Which of the effects (A/B/C) is most appropriate in describing Hong Kong’s culture today? Why do you think so? <ul><li>Suggested Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>The most appropriate description is C because Hong Kong culture combines the characteristics of Chinese culture and Western culture. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, a lot of Hong Kong slang ( 俚語 ) originally comes from the translation ( 翻譯 ) of Western vocabulary. For example, carefree ( 茄呢啡 ), snooker ( 士碌架 ), fluke ( 符碌 ), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>More examples can be found in local cuisine ( 烹調風格 ). In egg custard tarts, for example, the pastry ( 餡餅皮 ) is made of lard ( 豬油 ) (a Chinese cooking method) instead of butter, and for the preparation of steak ( 牛排 ), soy sauce ( 豉油 ) (Chinese seasoning) is used to marinate ( 浸泡 ) the meat. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Next lesson <ul><li>What you should learn? (p.52-53) </li></ul><ul><li>Hand in the file </li></ul>

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