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CRE/JRE Preparation Guide

ILC Practice Materials for Use in ILC Only

CRE Practice Papers – Use of English
  • Full Set 1 - 6
Intensive CRE Practice Sections
  • Sentence Completion Intensive Practice 1 - 5
  • Error Identification Intensive Practice 1 - 5
Materials on Current Affairs Issues

Topics Prepared in Year 2017

  • Uber
  • Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA)
  • Link REIT
  • MTR Corporation Limited (MTR)

Topics Prepared in Year 2016

  • Developing the Country Park
  • Heavy Metal in Drinking Water Incidents
  • Competition Law
  • Hong Kong International Airport: The Three-runway System

Topics Prepared in Year 2015

  • Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme
  • Food Safety - Gutter Oil as an Example
  • Long Term Housing Strategy
  • Political Reform in Hong Kong

Topics Prepared in Year 2014

  • Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017
  • Free-To-Air Television Licence Applications
  • Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013 – 2022
  • Shenzhen–Hong Kong Cross-Boundary Students

Topics Prepared in Year 2013

  • Parallel Market, Parallel Imports (Baby Powder)
  • Old Age Living Allowance
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination Legislation
  • North East New Territories New Development Areas

Topics Prepared in Year 2012

  • Cross-border Parallel Goods Trading at Sheung Shui
  • Raise of the MTR Fare
  • Raise of the Statutory Minimum Wage Rate
  • The National Education in Hong Kong
  • Selective References on Critical Thinking

Topics Prepared in Year 2011

  • The Disbursement of $6,000 to Hong Kong Permanent Residents
  • Residents Protest Against the Planned Walled Building in Mei Foo Sun Chuen
  • The Community Care Fund
  • Judicial Review of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge & Building a Third Runway at Hong Kong International Airport & Integration of Hong Kong with the Pearl Delta Region
  • Hong Kong Police use Pepper Spray on Protesters
  • Resignation of Director of The Western Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Hong Kong Top Officials’ Health Problems
  • Restriction on the Number Of Pregnant Mainland Women & Shortage of Milk Powder
  • Statutory Minimum Wage becomes effective on 1 May 2011
  • Universal Retirement Protection & Medical Insurance
  • The Building of Incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau & Landfills & Plastic Bag Tax
  • High Property Price & Special Stamp Duty on Residential Properties & Increase of MTR fares
  • 334 Curriculum Reform & Qualification Framework
  • Project Yi Jin Programme Will Last Until 2011/12 Academic Year

Topics Prepared in Year 2010

  • Advisory Board for RTHK
  • Buying Back the Eastern Harbor Crossing (EHC) and the Western Harbor Crossing (WHC)
  • Competition Bill
  • Conservation Plans for Hoi Ha and Other Country Park Enclaves
  • Drug-driving
  • Expansion of Tseung Kwan O Landfill
  • Hong Kong bid to host Asian Game 2023
  • Increasing Admission quotas for Non-Local Students to Local Tertiary Institutions
  • Inflated Buildings
  • My Home Purchase Plan
  • Public Consultation on Columbarium Policy
  • Same-sex/transgender marriage
  • Sex Offenders’ Register
  • Standard Working Hours
  • Trade Description Ordinance
  • Voluntary Class Reduction Scheme
  • Voluntary Drug-testing Scheme
  • Voluntary Health Protection Scheme

Topics Prepared in Year 2009

  • Drug Testing in Tai Po School District
  • Human Swine Influenza Vaccination
  • Express Rail Link
  • Fine-tuning the Medium of Instruction
  • Consultation on Democratic Development
  • 2009-2010 Policy Address: Six Areas to Further Develop Hong Kong
  • Resignation of Legislative Councilors from Five Constituencies
  • New Under Secretaries Announced
  • The Closing-Down of Secondary Schools (Chinese Version Only)
  • Lehman Brothers Bonds
  • Financial Tsunami
  • The 2009 East Asian Games
  • The 60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
Importance of Good Bilingual Communication in Civil Service
PPT iconImportance of Good Bilingual Communication in Civil Service (by Regina Ip)

* Taken from the talk "Regina Ip Speaks on the Importance of Good Bilingual Communication in the Civil Service"


Useful Online Links

CRE & JRE - Chinese Resources
Government documents and speeches made by senior officials
Online CRE section practices - with answers and explanations

Print Resources

Aptitude Test
  • Mauk, J., & Metz, J. (2016). Inventing arguments. Fourth edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning. (UC BC177 .M38 2016)
  • Rottenberg, A.T. (2015). Elements of Argument : a text and reader, Eleventh edition. Boston : Bedford/St Martin's. (UL  PE1431 .R68 2015)
  • Barrett, J. (2010). How to pass advanced aptitude tests: Assess your potential and analyse your career options with graduate and managerial level psychometric tests. London; Philadelphia: Kogan Page. (HF 5381.7 B37 2010)
  • Barrett, J. & Williams, G. (2003). Test your own aptitude. London: Kogan Page. (HF 5381.5 B44 2003 c.2)
  • Carter, P. (2011). IQ and aptitude tests: Assess your verbal, numerical and spatial reasoning skills. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page Ltd. (BF 431.3 C3617 2011)
  • Maitland, I. (1997). How to win at aptitude tests volume II.  London: Thorsons. (BF 431 M34 1997 c.2)
  • Pelshenke, P. (1998) How to win at aptitude test: A complete course with examples, explanations, practical tips and solutions. London: Thorson. (BF 431 P45 1998 c.2.)
  • 何敬鴻. (2015). 公務員能力傾向測試一本通. 香港 : 顯智教育出版社. (JQ1539.5.A69 E873 2015 )
  • Man Sir & Mark Sir. (2012). 公務員能力傾向測試全攻略. 文化會社有限公司. (JQ 1539.5 A69 E876 2012 .4 .2)

 

Basic Law Test
  • Constitutional and mainland affairs bureau. (2008). The basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Printing division, government logistics department.
  • 何敬鴻. (2011). 公務員基本法測試一本通. 香港 : 顯智教育出版社. (KNR 1750 H44 2011 c.2)
  • 香港特別行政區政府內地事務局. (2008). 中華人民共和國香港特別行政區基本法. 政府物流服務署印務科.
  • Man Sir & Mark Sir. (2012). 公務員基本法測試全攻略. 文化會社有限公司. (KNR 1750 M37 2012 c.2)

 

Critical Thinking

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  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

    Mark Twain

  • “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

    Mortimer Adler

  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

    Vernon Howard

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

    John Wooden

  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

    Abigail Adams

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    Henry Ford