| What do students think about English Builder?
I think the English Builder exercises are very good. The exercises can help students to improve their English. Also, English Builder allows students to work at their own level. English Builder also uses some games to help students learn. My English has improved since I started doing English Builder exercises. So, I want to say thank you for making English Builder!!
Choi Wing Moon, Koey | Christian Alliance SC Chan Memorial College
I think English Builder is very useful and meaningful. This is because I can learn different knowledge from it which can't be learnt during lessons. And also I can enrich my common sense and learn more about current events. I can also train my critical thinking skills as I need to analyse the issues. Moreover, I can practice my listening skills by hearing recordings of different English speakers.
Kyomi Kwok | Good Hope School
I think English Builder keeps me from getting bored as it contains many different topics. When it comes to listening to songs, I usually play them more than once.
Since the recordings are of native speakers, the English is good. Also, I can learn vocabulary words and easily remember them as they are divided into syllables already.
In short, it benefits students.
Chan Yan Yee | Holy Family Canossian College
I think English Builder is a good website for students. In these days, all students use computers, so we enjoy doing exercises online. Also, the exercises are close to the format of our public examinations which is excellent. I like the video in the listening part; there are many different varieties of themes. I will keep doing English Builder to improve my English.
Monie Sum | Holy Family Canossian College
I think it is a useful program for learning English. Through every task in the program, my vocabulary bank has enlarged. Also, my listening skills and reading skills have improved, so I read English books faster and easier. More importantly, this program provides us a chance to practice more as only doing the exercises at school is not enough. Therefore,
I am pleased with this program. It helps me a lot.
Chu Wun Ting Sally | Holy Trinity College
I think English Builder is really good for us to learn. We can learn many new vocabulary words and phrases in it. Also, English Builder makes me feel more confident in English and realize the importance of English. English Builder makes learning English fun. I hope that English Builder will become a part of our life.
Yuen Ching Ting | Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
I think English Builder can improve my reading skills. I enthusiastically finished every exercise. It was a wonderful chance to do exercises. Although I have some problems when I am doing English Builder, I can solve these problems on my own. I like this kind of exercises because I can finish them without anyone helping me. It can help me increase and enhance my confidence.
Yan Sin Man | Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
I do English Builder three times a week. I think it is a good way to improve my English level. I can learn many different kinds of new vocabulary. Also, I can have fun though the revision games.
Chan Man Wai | Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
I think that English Builder has provided me a lot of learning chances: listening, reading, vocabulary and more. To tell the truth, at the very beginning, I was unwilling and afraid to do the exercises because I thought it was too hard. However, English Builder caught my interest with the Film Campaigns and I put forth my greatest effort that time to win the tickets to “My Sister's Keeper.” That time, I DID IT, and I was so proud of myself. From that time onward, I start to like English Builder and at the same time find it very useful to my study again and again.
Wanetta Lee | Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
In my opinion, English Builder is an excellent resource for students to practice English even at home. There are all kinds of exercises, like listening, comprehension, vocabulary, and usage, with interesting themes. The forms of questions are various too such as fill in the blanks, read aloud passages, vocabulary and multiple choice. I can really learn a lot from doing English Builder exercises. Teachers can check students’ scores and answers with their accounts; then, they can help those students who have difficulties in English to learn better. There are also some activities for composition. We can surely benefit from these activities as we can read good compositions and learn from them.
Jasmine Ng | Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
English Builder has helped me a lot since it gives me more learning opportunities. I have learned more about famous people such as Albert Einstein, Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jackson and the latest news of the world from the articles in English Builder. I have also gotten a lot of encouragement, such as winning movie tickets, to learn more English in daily life.
Natalie Chan | Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
I think English Builder is a useful device that helps us improve our English skills. There are a wide range of different levels so that students with different capabilities can benefit from it. English Builder also requires a lot of different skills, including listening and reading.
I think that among the different materials that English Builder uses in the tasks, movie clips or music videos are the most interesting.
Patricia Wai | Marymount Secondary School
I find it beneficial for improving my language skills in four areas—reading, writing, listening and speaking. The materials I used before provided nothing more than just a passage with a few questions. English Builder, in comparison, provides reading materials with a wide variety of categories ranging from entertainment to current affairs, from literature to pop songs and from geography to astronomy. The well-planned program with themed lessons helps me learn vocabulary from different categories with clear classification.
Alice, Ho Sze Ling | Nam Wah Catholic Secondary School
English Builder is a great program for learning English, but it could use some improvements. Spelling is a problem sometimes because of the American and British spelling differences, so sometimes I get it wrong. The videos could be improved and made more interesting for teens like us; for example, it could be about music and modern celebrities. But I like the movie trailers, it keeps me updated on what's new in cinemas. The games are nice and kind of fun compared to the usual lessons. Even though I like doing English Builder, some of my classmates think that it's boring and sometimes hard as their English is not exactly great. I think it would make students more motivated to do English Builder if you gave them prizes for good performances, besides certificates and trophies. Anyway, thanks for the new vocabulary words I learn doing EB!
Alexandria Lan Xi Yun | Pui Kiu College
I think English Builder is a very good way to learn more about English. Those videos shown in the first page of the exercise can improve students’ listening skill. The vocabulary definitions are easy to understand. Also, I can learn more information from the exercises that I can’t learn at school.
As mentioned above, I think English Builder can help me to improve my English!
Chan Yau Ming Jethro | Pui Kiu Middle School
English Builder is good. The exercises are fun. We can learn not only knowledge of English but also the culture of different countries, films, funny things, etc. We can learn knowledge in a different way. I know that learning is not always just listening to teachers and sitting in classrooms. We need learn on our own as well!
Ko Wai Lam | Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School
I've done English Builder lessons for almost one year. When I first came to this website, I thought the exercises were easy, so I didn't pay attention to the skills I could learn from it. Day after day, I found the skills are very useful. Listening makes me pay attention and not just read from the passage. Vocabulary consolidates the usage and meaning of the vocabulary. Writing can increase my speed of typing too. English Builder improves my English greatly.
Wong Man Tin | SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School
I think English Builder is a well-developed e-learning website as I can learn English by doing it. The topics of the exercises are interesting and hot topics in this society. I think it is good to learn more about English through these issues. Moreover, English Builder provides a good exercise, Usage. It can help us remember what parts of speech we have learnt before. I review lots of parts of speech in this exercise. I hope English Builder can provide more useful exercises for us.
Lam Anna | St Catharine’s School for Girls, Kwun Tong
English Builder is such a wonderful English teacher in broadening my horizons and honing my English skills. By regularly doing exercises based particularly on current issues and pop culture themes, I find myself becoming more and more exposed to hot topics and performing better in mastering English. No doubt, English Builders is a fabulous and useful tool which provides an interesting and fun way to learn English.
Lee Carol | St Catharine’s School For Girls, Kwun Tong
I think English Builder is a good place for students to learn and improve their English and maybe get higher marks on exams. It also makes our writing and listening better. Sometimes there are chances to win some movie tickets; this can make student enjoy English! English builder really helps me a lot and makes my English better then before! I hope that English Builder can give students even more chances to learn English!
Miffy Lee Hill Yan | Stewards Pooi Kei College
I like English Builder. I think it is a great way to learn English. Every day it has different topics and exercises to do and some of them are very funny and interesting. Some topics are about school activities, friendship and some are on cartoons.
I'll keep using the English Builder.
Bella Leung | STFA Seaward Woo College
I think English Builder is a very useful and educational program used to help build or enhance students’ skills in English language, hence its name. It can also give us a sense of competition and motivates us to catch up with other schools. Personally, I believe that English Builder is used to show us our status and how well we can improve if we try harder. Also it’s very interesting to know what our position is compared with other students from different schools. And it is even more fun to compete with students from our own schools. Since I have started English Builder, I have improved greatly on my English exams and tests. I think that I can improve even more through English Builder and I know that it will help us in our future studies.
Harina Rachel Anne Aristan | St Margaret’s Girls’ College, Hong Kong
I consider English Builder to be a very effective online learning platform. With different current issues as each week’s theme and challenging tasks presented as assessments, we students can test our abilities and understand our strengths and weaknesses among the different tasks such as listening and reading. Nonetheless, I think only 2 lessons per week is not sufficient and an extra assessment would be appreciated on Saturday in my level.
June Lei | St Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
I think English Builder not only helps me to learn English but also broadens my mind. By introducing a different topic in every lesson, I am able to learn a lot of different things, from topics such as children in Palestine to the year’s hottest movie. Even though getting a high score is never easy, I think that as long as we do our best, we can surely learn something from each lesson.
Tacye Hong | St Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Many of my classmates might think that English Builder is boring or difficult, but I think it is great. Well, first of all, we can learn different skills such as listening, vocabulary, reading and speaking in each exercise. The content of the listening and articles are all up to date so that I can know what is happening recently in the world. They are also on different categories, so I can learn different things. I really enjoy learning English when at the same time I am gaining knowledge. That's why I usually do my English Builder carefully.
Bella Chan | St Paul’s Convent Secondary School
English Builder is a very successful e-learning platform for students to learn English. I have been doing English Builder for about 3 years and I can see that it's improving constantly. I like lessons which are on movies because that is very interesting and eye-catching. It increases my interest in English Builder which makes me like it more.
Verma Divya Prem Kumar | St Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Actually, when I first did the English Builder exercises, I thought the video and the passages were quite interesting. There are different kinds of themes in different exercises such as songs, poems and stories. Students can learn English more easily and appreciate the lyrics or some poetic techniques. I think English Builder has provided useful and meaningful passages for us to read.
I enjoy doing the exercises. English Builder can really arouse my interest in learning English.
Rebecca Chan | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
To be honest, I used to think English Builder had nothing to do with my English academic results.
But now, I have changed my mind. English Builder helps me a lot in improving English. We may benefit from taking part in traditional English lessons, but maybe visual lessons are better. A short time each day will produce better, longer-term results.
I have made English Builder a hobby, not a chore, and I have fun doing it.
Christy Wong Tsz Lam | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
In my opinion, English Builder is a learning platform which provides a more diversified and efficient way to help students enhance their English level. It is true that most students will not learn English actively by listening to English programmes, learning and applying different vocabularies, reading English passages and speaking English with friends and family after school. However, English Builder provides motivation for students to learn and practice English by providing regular exercises. Therefore, English Builder is really a good way for students like me to learn English.
Mandy Lam | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
I love English Builder, yet I hate it. From one side, it provides a comprehensive English learning platform for us, in which we learn English with interesting topics. In this way, English Builder does not only build English, but could widen our horizons too. To be honest, it sometimes annoys me a bit due to my laziness. However, "No pain, no gain". And that is not really a pain.
Kristy Lo | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
English Builder is like my mum. My mother always asks me to improve my tidiness and English Builder reminds me to improve my language skills, and I find them equally annoying. However, somehow what your mum says to you is quite right. I would not deny that I was as untidy as my mum said. Similarly, English Builder tells the truth. It points out my mistakes directly and pushes me to improve them. Therefore, I am so thankful for English Builder’s honesty.
Jessie Li Chui Shan | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
From my point of view, English Builder is a good platform for me to practise my English reading, listening, grammar, etc. Those exercises help me a lot in learning English. Also, I think some of those video clips of the listening part are quite meaningful and touching like the one "Create a better future." I like it very much.
Connie Lui | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
The content of English Builder is up to date. It covers various topics, from drama to drug and environmental problems. It helps to enhance student’s knowledge in all directions.
The part I appreciate most is Listening. There are many sources of video, not only those banal exercises. It is interesting to include some scenes from movies or documentaries. These make the exercises close to daily life.
Amy Ho | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
I enjoy doing the online exercises provided by English Builder with various multimedia elements, e.g., video.
It provides students not only plenty of exercises, but also explanations about the wrong answers, which would effectively improve students' English, I think.
I admire that each exercise is divided into 5 sections. Through the assessment, students can learn each of their strengths and weaknesses, which, I believe, will help students become more well-rounded.
Alice, Koo Mei Ying | St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)
English Builder always gives me surprises.
I see my favorite idols and movies often so I won't feel bored while I’m doing it. I really like doing the exercises and checking out the latest events. Furthermore, the exercises aren't really hard. I can learn English more efficiently.
The greatest thing is that I don't need to use much time to finish the courses, so it's really worth doing.
Angelie Shui | The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College
Doing English Builder is fun. By watching videos, I can practice my English. Moreover, I can learn about hot issues around the world at the same time. My favourite part in English Builder exercises is the speaking section because I can check whether my pronunciation is accurate by doing this part. English Builder really helps me a lot in my English language skills.
Chung Pak Lai | Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School
I think English Builder is extremely excellent!!! I love doing English Builder very much! I think English Builder is the most wonderful English exercise that I have ever seen. It takes me on a meaningful, fun and amazing learning journey. It inspires me to have confidence in English. Doing it can really consolidate my English skills. Doing it can also increase my reading, writing, speaking and listening ability. Doing it is very interesting and fun because the passages are always about our life. I especially like the ones about new films!!! And lastly, my English scores at school have improved!!! I’m really delighted! Next year I will continue doing English Builder!!!
Chong Yin Kiu | TWGHs Sun Hoi Directors’ College
I enjoy doing English Builder very much! I think that English Builder is useful for us to do because we just need to spend just a little time per day finishing exercise but can gain a lot. I learn a lot of new vocabulary from English Builder‘s fun news and the wide variety of topics.
Leung Pui Ka Ruby | Valtorta College
I think English Builder is good for us and useful, because when we do English Builder, we can learn some new vocabulary, grammar and sentence patterns, and we can also get some up-to-date news. Besides, we can learn how to do better in reading and listening skills.
Leung Po Ki, Bobo | Valtorta College
I think English Builder provides different things that we need to practice such as listening, reading, vocabulary and speaking. We can practice a lot in doing one exercise and improve a lot in English. This is really good for us. Also, the topics of the exercises English Builder chose are some hot topics that we are interested in. We can even learn more about that topic and it is useful for us because we can get a lot of information on that topic. English Builder is quite good but a little bit difficult for me.
Pang Chun Ni | Wa Ying College
My name is Felicity Cheung and I’m a Form 1 student at Heung To Middle School. I like learning English.
English Builder has helped me a lot, especially in listening and spelling. We need to concentrate whilst doing the exercises, so it can help us learn more vocabulary. Also, we do English Builder exercises three times a week so we can practice a lot.
This can help to correct and improve our grammar.
Cheung Kind Man Felicity | Heung To Middle School, TSW
“Good morning everyone, I’m Sebastian Cheung from Heung To Middle School. I’m so happy that I can get this award. English Builder helps me a lot, especially in listening, spelling, and reading. I do English Builder exercises three times a week. It can help us to improve our reading and spelling.
Cheung King Wan | Heung To Middle School, TSW
“I think that English Builder is a good platform for me to learn and improve my English. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I spend much time on it. I read and listen to the passages carefully so that I can understand the content before answering the questions. Also, I look up the meanings of the words that I don’t understand and proofread my answers before submitting so to reduce the mistakes that I make.”
Chan Man Ho Alan | Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
“English Builder is an excellent English teacher. In each lesson, I learn some new vocabulary. I always apply them to my composition assignments and class discussions. Through the listening and dictation exercises, I have a better English listening ability. I could even get higher scores in the dictations at school. I have learnt to think deeply and understand the underlying themes of the passages through the critical thinking questions of the reading exercises. The speaking exercises have helped me speak English more naturally. I also appreciate the weekly revisions and monthly assessments, which have helped me revise and memorise new vocabulary items and grammar rules. Furthermore, the interactive design arouses my interest in using English Builder. Lastly, I would like to thank English Builder for improving my English thoroughly.”
Shum Kin Kai | Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College
“This programme provides an interesting way to learn and practice English. I have learnt many useful vocabularies and my English has been improved. The attractive themes make me look forward to doing the next exercise.
I like the listening part most because I enjoy watching the videos there. Besides, the assignments and revisions are meaningful as they can check how much I have learnt from the exercises.
To score high marks, we should do the exercises carefully and check the answers before submitting them. Also, we should not hesitate to check from the dictionary when we meet any difficult words.”
Yu Pui Yan | Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College
In order to get good marks on English Builder, I have to spend a lot of time completing the exercises. However, the results are rewarding. I think English Builder is a good tool to help students learn English on their own.
Cheung Wai Hin | Kowloon Tong School (Secondary Section)
I have been doing English Builder since I was in Form One. English Builder improves my English a lot and builds my confidence. I have learnt new vocabulary by reading the passages. English Builder is a good way to improve our grammar and spoken English. By doing the exercises students can keep up with their English. In the past, I was afraid of speaking English, now, I have the confidence to speak in front of my class. I hope in the future I can do more English Builder exercises.
Ip Man Fong | Kowloon Tong School (Secondary Section)
I like English Builder because I think it is good for us, as it provides a lot of exercises which give us more chances to read, listen and speak in English. I think English Builder can improve our English and I hope it will continue in the future.
Kwok Ho Fai | Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College
Hello, everybody. I’m Yeung Chau Man from Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College, and I’m going to share what I have learnt after doing English Builder.
After doing the online exercises for two years, I have learnt lots of skills, for example, listening and reading skills. In addition, I know more about the environment and social problems.
Yeung Chau Man | Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College
English Builder is a very useful online exercise .It has 2 exercises per week so the workload isn’t very heavy. Its reading passages are top news, which can boost our knowledge and enhance our awareness on some social and international issues. For example, I was completely appalled when I read the passage on Australian computer dumping and I suddenly realized I was so ignorant about environmental issues. The listening exercises are pretty useful as well. They are read out by native speakers and can improve our English listening skills a lot. Last but not least, the vocabulary part can undoubtedly increase our vocabulary. I thoroughly encourage participation in this programme.
Kan Ming Yin | SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
I find English Builder very useful in improving my English. I can practice my listening, reading and speaking skills regularly through English Builder. I have also learned a lot of different vocabulary. The monthly assessments helped me memorize what I have learned in the previous month. Besides learning, English Builder would hold some activities or competitions. I have joined these events, too, and I have won some movie tickets. It was just like a reward for my hard work. In short, English Builder is an excellent channel for learning English and gives learners lots of fun!
Leung Sze Chai | SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
“Using English Builder is a really nice experience for me. It's a truly fantastic learning journey. You walk on it day by day, and finally you discover that it's not just fun but you can also gain a lot from it. English Builder gives me the opportunity to learn English through interesting social issues, films, current news and lots of other creative reading materials, and makes me be more confident to read in English. Marvelous! I can't think of any other words which are more suitable to describe my feelings doing English Builder!”
Carol Lee | St Catharine's School for Girls
“I think this English program is very good to improve our reading, listening and speaking skills in English. Sometimes lessons are based on pop songs. Through the lessons, I can learn much more vocabulary. I can use more words to express my feelings. Also, I can learn about current news and get a lot of new knowledge to enrich my life. This makes learning more interesting. I enjoy English Builder's lessons very much and my English has been improved through English Builder.”
Mandy Fan | St Catharine's School for Girls
“I am honoured and pleased to be one of the top achievers of English Builder.
I must admit that, at the beginning, I didn't like English Builder much. Later on, when I considered it as a learning opportunity, I found it more interesting and it soon became a habit to go on the site to do the exercise.
English Builder has given me a challenge to enrich myself, and it allows me to witness that there are a lot of outstanding learners and they naturally drive me to work harder.”
Yeung Man Nok Trevi | Stewards Pooi Kei College
English Builder is the other way to learn English. I think my English is better than before. For example, my listening skills are improving. I like English Builder because it can improve my English and it is fun. It is more interesting than English lessons. I hope I can do well in English Builder. I will try my best!
Leung Yin Sheung | The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College
I was so surprised that I was the top one of the English Builder Programme in Holm Glad College. It is unbelievable. I never thought that I could do so well and get such good results.
I thank English Builder for giving me a chance to sharpen and improve my English. I have also learnt about music in High School Musical. English Builder is good for me. I hope that I can learn more things that I cannot learn in English lessons.
My mum said that she is so proud of me!
Li Chiu Ha | The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College
“I have improved my English through English Builder. English Builder provides new and interesting passages and I can learn new and useful words in each exercise. I can improve my listening skills too, as it provides listening exercises and I can train my writing skills through writing practice. I think English Builder is very useful to me.”
Lin Siu Kwan | Wa Ying College
After using English Builder for 2 years, I recognized my English has improved a lot in all aspects. English Builder has boosted my speaking, vocabulary, reading and comprehension skills. It boosts my listening and English usage in the native English speaking environment. It also increases my exposure to authentic English. I love the animations, videos and music in English Builder. I learn a lot of vocabulary from English Builder. In the coming academic year, I will continue doing English Builder in order to enhance my English skills.
Michael Yip | SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School