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    I am preparing for my exam. Please make some suggestions for improvements. Many thanks!

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    Local History Newsletter is a newsletter about the history of Hong Kong. Every month, it prints short articles about special places in Hong Kong. You have been asked to write an article about an old village called Lucky Village. Write your article using the three headings provided. You can use the headings in any order. Write about 200 words.


    What Lucky Village is famous for
    Lucky Village is a village which is located in northeastern Hong Kong. It is home to about 200 people. They are indigenous people who have been living in Hong Kong for more than one hundred years. Because of this long history, there are a number of long-established traditions and customs which attract thousands of visitors each year. Not only can the visits of citizens enliven the old village, but also visiting the village can help people better understand Hong Kong in the old days.

    Life in the Lucky Village 40 years ago

    Quite different from people dwelling in downtown areas, villagers lived in flocks : with more than 50 people at a house of the same surname. Therefore, they shared a tighter bonding than people who lived in hubs. For most of the time, villagers depended on agricultural activities to make a living, they would then trade harvests among themselves. There weren’t any formal schools or institutions, children were taught by their parents on Chinese and simple calculation. Since villagers thought that the next generation should receive better academic training, many of them started to move out of Lucky village at that time.

    An event that changed Lucky Village

    In 1984’s summer, there was a typhoon striking Hong Kong ferociously, destroying crops and plantations at Lucky Village. Also, houses were smashed down, which led to a large number of homeless villagers at that time. The government granted allowance to Lucky Village with a view to helping villagers to get through the plight. Fortunately, it recovered quickly enough and there was no huge loss. After several discussions among the villagers, some decided to detach from the group and moved to the downtown areas for a more secure living.
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    Re: Short article

    Say:

    I am preparing for my exam.

    Now start the next sentence.

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    Re: Short article

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    Please make some suggestions for improvements.

    You may thank me now.

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    Re: Short article

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    Lucky Village is located in northeastern Hong Kong. It is home to about 200 people.

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    Not only can the visits of citizens enliven the village, but also visiting the village can help people understand Hong Kong in the old days.

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