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TVNews Award Scheme

TVNews provides online exercises based on local news videos (from News Archive) for self-access learning and teaching. It is available to teachers and students in Hong Kong with their HKEdCity accounts.

Choose your level and start the News Practices (modules). If you are new to TVNews, we recommend that you go to [Module 0 - Trial] to familiarise yourself with the format before you start Module 01.

IMPORTANT: If this is the first time you access TVNews in 2020/21, you must click on either button to enrol yourself to the right level.


  • Encourage students to learn English via authentic multimedia online resources, enriching their English vocabulary and enhancing their listening skills
  • Increase students' awareness of social issues in Hong Kong and develop their critical thinking skills, so as to equip them to face the curriculum of English Language Education, Liberal Studies as well as other KLAs
  • Facilitate students' self-directed learning


There are two levels for students to choose from:

  • Junior Level: Suitable for S1-3 students and more able senior primary school students
  • Senior Level: Suitable for S4-6 students

Students are encouraged to opt for a level that is suitable to their abilities.


TVNews exercises are built on local news videos, testing students' vocabulary and comprehension of the videos. The exercises are delivered through a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).

There are 4 items in each News Practice (called 'Module' in the VLE):

  1. Prep: Learn about the topic and useful words / phrases from the video.
  2. Vocab / Grammar Game: Test your understanding of the vocabulary / grammar items related to the video.
  3. Watch: View the news video and answer related questions.
  4. Wrap-Up: Express your feelings and record any reflections.

There are marks allocated for different items in each News Practice (Module). Students with the highest marks in each phase and level will get awarded.

In the VLE, there is a trial module for students to familiarise themselves with the navigation and format of a News Practice. Students' work in this trial module does not affect their overall results.

Students can also check their completed work and progress through 'Grades' in the VLE.

Bonus Challenges

For each month,an interactive video is available as a time-limited bonus challenge for students to Watch, Learn and Speak.

Watch the video: Click any word on the subtitles to see its meaning.
Learn the words: Type the missing word in the video and see if you got it right.
Speak the lines: Speak a few lines in the video to see how well you’ve done. Pronunciation and fluency matter!

Students can earn bonus marks by watching the video and finishing the survey.

Teacher Reports

Teachers can refer to the school report for students' performances in each module.
Meanwhile, teachers also can view the practices as a student in the VLE.

News Archive

Local news videos in English and Chinese are available.

TVNews Award Scheme 2020/21 is in 3 phases:

Senior Level: Exercises are updated every Tuesday and Thursday.

Junior Level: Exercises are updated every Tuesday.

Detailed schedule:


Phase 1

5 October 2020 - 31 January 2021


Senior Level

Junior Level

Module 01 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 01 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 02
Module 02
Module 03
Module 04
Module 03
Module 05
Module 06
Module 04
Module 07
Module 08
Module 05
Module 09
Module 10 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 06 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 11
Module 07
Module 12
Module 13
Module 08
Module 14
Module 15
Module 09
Module 16
Module 17
Module 10
Module 18
Module 19 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 11 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 20
Module 12
Module 21
Module 22
Module 13
Module 23
Module 24
Module 14
Module 25
Module 26
Module 15
Module 27
Module 28
Module 16
Module 29
Module 30 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 17 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 31
Module 18
Module 32
Module 33
Module 19
Module 34
Module 35
Module 20



Students and schools with excellent performances will be awarded.

Schools that have enrolled are entitled to win school prizes. Teachers can enrol online for the whole school with their HKEdCity teacher accounts by 15 August 2021.
The teacher-in-charge having enrolled will receive award notification for both student and school prizes.


Best Performance Awards for Students

For each level in each phase, the 10 students with highest marks will get:

  • HK$150 gift vouchers
  • A certificate

* If a student is eligible to be awarded at more than one level, they will get awarded at Senior Level.

Best Participation Awards for Schools

For the whole year (Phase 1 + 2 + 3), the 10 schools with the highest participating rates will get:

  • HK$1,000 gift vouchers


Result Announcement

Phase 1: 19/2/2021

Phase 2: 11/6/2021

Phase 3: 3/9/2021

Results will be announced on this website. Awarded schools and schools with awarded students will receive a separate notification through email.


Results (2019/20 Phase 3)

Here are the results for Phase 3 of TVNews Award Scheme 2019/20. The schools with awarded students have been notified of the prize pickup arrangement.

Best Performance Awards for Students

Each awarded student will get HK$150 gift vouchers and a certificate.

Junior Level

School Student
Cheung Chuk Shan College Yau Hiu Chung
Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College Kwan Lai Man Sally
Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College Liu Tsun Ming
Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten (Primary Section) Lui Tsz Ham
North Point Government Primary School Chau Yu Yiu Zabrina
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Yeung Hok Yi
Shatin Methodist Primary School Hon Nicole
St. Paul'S Co-Educational College Man Ho Fung
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School Ng Yee Man
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School Wong Yu Chun


Senior Level

School Student
Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College Ho King Chung
Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College Lou Yuk Ting
Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten (Primary Section) Mohammed Ameera Khera
La Salle College Chan Ho Oscar
La Salle College Chio Shing To
Pentecostal Gin Mao Sheng Primary School Yim Ho Pong
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Kwan Yan Yu
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Zheng Jiaqi
St. Mary's Canossian School Koo Cady Wing Tung
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School Chan Yu San

Best Participation Awards for Schools

Each awarded school will get HK$1,000 gift vouchers.

Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College
Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School
Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten (Primary Section)
Lung Kong W.F.S.L. Lau Wong Fat Secondary School
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College
Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
TWGHs Chang Ming Thien College
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School



Here are the highlighted vocabulary items covered in TVNews:

Junior Level


Vocabulary Items

Module 01 - Bonus Challenge 01 (A Floating Cinema)

entertainment floating theater maintaining screening
Module 02 - Ocean Park and bars reopen
entertainment even though due to beverage even if
Module 03 - Livestreaming shopping
consumer live stream compensation celebrity social media
Module 04 - Outstanding Young Persons
award outstanding graduate encourage give up
Module 05 - Transitional homes
public housing transitional lottery standard permanent
Module 06 - Bonus Challenge 02 (The Power of Programming)
access code program discipline complicated
Module 07 - ‘Deceptive’ sunscreens
sunscreen claim advertise sunburn adequate
Module 08 - VR game for psychological treatment
innovative virtual reality treatment psychological open up
Module 09 - Local tours resume
Michelin-starred relax exemption tag along itinerary
Module 10 - Some University students lose subsidy
deny subsidy complaint enrol response
Module 11 - Bonus Challenge 03 (If I Were a Balloon Captain)
balloon air imagine control steady
Module 12 - COVID-19 tracking app launches
mandatory trace track inform licence plate
Module 13
Module 14
Module 15
Module 16
Module 17
Module 18
Module 19
Module 20


Senior Level


Vocabulary Items

Module 01- Bonus Challenge 01 (Books for Summer Reading)
self-centered captures content epidemic economics
Module 02 - Ocean Park and bars reopen
even though due to struggle curfew even if
Module 03 - Sneaky method to cut staff pay?
sneaky owe legitimate outrageous mediate
Module 04 - Livestreaming shopping
live stream compensation celebrity wholesaler counterfeit
Module 05 - Minimum wage level to remain?
minimum wage consensus pay rise source moral
Module 06 - Outstanding Young Persons
award graduate give up soprano echo
Module 07 - Subdivided home tenants speak
tenant overcharge utility maintenance regulation
Module 08 - Transitional homes
public housing transitional permanent beneficiary be a far cry from
Module 09 - Increase in antiviral spending
pledge hepatitis budget ramp sth up think sth up
Module 10 - Bonus Challenge 02 (Not All Hackers Are the Same)
unauthorized steal hacker interact system
Module 11 - ‘Deceptive’ sunscreens
sunscreen sunburn adequate allergy clog
Module 12 - KMB joyride
joyride amusing double-decker licence permission
Module 13 - VR game for psychological treatment
innovative virtual reality holistic psychological defensive
Module 14 - Wine & Dine Festival goes online
comeback virtual uniqueness contain resume
Module 15 - Local tours resume
Michelin-starred relax exemption itinerary outlying
Module 16 - Ombudsman probe
outsource time frame initiate erratic frontline
Module 17 - Some University students lose subsidy
subsidy complaint response requirement follow up on sth
Module 18 - Gov't seeks to build more flats
approve grant administration secure construct
Module 19 - Bonus Challenge 03 (How to Travel in Your Mind)
dismiss revisiting shove dusk cumbersome
Module 20 - COVID-19 tracking app launches
mandatory trace track surveillance discretion
Module 21 - Budget airline to slash salary
woes steep slash exclusive terminate
Module 22
Module 23
Module 24
Module 25
Module 26
Module 27
Module 28
Module 29
Module 30
Module 31
Module 32
Module 33
Module 34
Module 35

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The first challenges of TVNews 2020/21 are now available!


2019/20 Phase 3 results out now


First challenge of Phase 3 available now!