L Learning point
We use connectives to link ideas. To figure out how one idea relates to another,
we need to listen for the suitable connectives. Below are some connectives we
should pay attention to when we listen to the recording:
because show causes and reasons
so show effects and results
before show things happening earlier
after show things happening later
Sometimes, we may have to infer the connection between the ideas by
understanding the logical relationship between them without the help of
P Practice point
Fiona is listening to a talk. Listen carefully and choose the best answers
for Questions 1-3. Write A, B, C or D in the boxes. You have 20 seconds
to study the questions. You may start now.
1 Why did Joseph want to become a doctor when he was young?
A He had a vision to help the patients.
B He studied medicine at university.
C He wanted to work in a hospital.
D He was patient.
2 Before Joseph took a test, he .
A could always sleep well
B finished his homework first
C studied hard
D went to bed very early
3 Joseph went to work in Hong Kong Children's Hospital because .
A children made him strong and happy
B he felt bored when he worked in a public hospital
C he wanted to make ill children healthy and happy again
D it was a new hospital
What did Joseph do the
night before he took a test?
Understanding connection between