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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. Or, click on any game on English Campus to get started.




  • 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.

Monthly Time-Limited 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


Phase 2

1 February 2021 - 31 May 2021


Senior Level

Junior Level

Module 36 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 21 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 37
Module 22
Module 38
Module 39
Module 23
Module 40
Module 41
Module 24
Module 42
Module 43
Module 25
Module 44
Module 45 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 26 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 46
Module 27
Module 47
Module 48
Module 28
Module 49
Module 50
Module 29
Module 51
Module 52
Module 30
Module 53
Module 54
Module 31
Module 55 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 32 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 56
Module 57
Module 33
Module 58
Module 59
Module 34
Module 60
Module 61
Module 35
Module 62
Module 63
Module 36
Module 64
Module 65 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 37 (Monthly Time-Limited Bonus Challenge)
Module 66
Module 38
Module 67
Module 68
Module 39



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 (2020/21 Phase 1)

Here are the results for Phase 1 of TVNews Award Scheme 2020/21. The schools with awarded students will be 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
Belilios Public School Chau Grace
Belilios Public School Chau Yu Yin Zenobia
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College Chiu Long Tin, Isaak
Good Hope School Au Cheuk Yu
Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School Li Ka Ho
North Point Government Primary School Chau Yu Yiu Zabrina
Pentecostal Gin Mao Sheng Primary School Yim Ho Pong
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Ng Ling Chung
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Wong Hei Ching
St. Paul's Co-educational College Man Ho Fung


Senior 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) Mohammed Ameera Khera
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Yeung Hok Yi
SKH Chai Wan St Michael's Primary School Chan Jit
SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School Cheng Chi Man
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School Chan Yu San
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School Chong Ka Ki
Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School To Wing Kit


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 - Travel bubble delayed
worsening spreader disappointment dialogue alarming
Module 14 - Online training for SEN beneficial
feasible beneficial deficit distraction remote
Module 15 - Gov’t urged to subsidise theatre arts sector  
live audience theatre impractical compensate
Module 16 - Beauty death case
convict sentence judge defendant jury
Module 17 - Bonus Challenge 04 (Not the Normal News) 
website online view unique news media
Module 18 - Face mask test
necessity variety determine satisfactory fall short
Module 19 - 4th round of Anti-epidemic Fund
gym beauty parlour relief compassionate strike a balance
Module 20 - Government launches personalised digital platform
personalise identity postal automatically registration
Module 21 - Bonus Challenge 05 (Going in Groups) 
crowd bunch gang fleet army
Module 22 - Dissemination of information to ethnic minorities difficult
universal ethnic minority dissemination illiterate translator
Module 23 - Bright light therapy for depression patients
therapy depression socialise well-being influence
Module 24 - Intentions to get COVID-19 shots plunged
intend vaccinate plunge outcome scientific
Module 25 - MTR rolls out new nine-carriage trains
carriage hotspot arrangement commuter as long as
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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 - Travel bubble delayed
worsening spreader alarming mechanism cluster
Module 23 - Live gigs and party rooms banned
tighten spike boom compulsory offset
Module 24 - Online training for SEN beneficial
feasible beneficial deficit therapy accreditation
Module 25 - Gov’t to revamp Liberal Studies
revamp vet reduce strengthen insist
Module 26 - Gov’t urged to subsidise theatre arts sector 
theatre impractical compensate practitioner incur
Module 27 - Taxi drivers to undergo COVID-19 test
intend undergo dedicated inspection comply
Module 28 - Beauty death case
convict sentence defendant manslaughter verdict
Module 29 - Former HKU professor jailed for life
life sentence guilty testimony in mitigation plead
Module 30 - Bonus Challenge 04 (Failing Means Living)
turned down imagination defeated dismissed go into
Module 31 - Face mask test
necessity determine fall short persist efficacy
Module 32 - Some face masks need improvements
tension unsatisfactory inconvenience rocket reassure
Module 33 - 4th round of Anti-epidemic Fund
relief compassionate prudent strike a balance scrutinise
Module 34 - Tuen Mun-Lantau Tunnel
officiate open-top sub- toll franchise
Module 35 - Government launches personalised digital platform
personalise automatically registration verification encryption
Module 36 - Bonus Challenge 05 (The Year in Search 2020) 
strength milestone detected trait coronavirus
Module 37 - Dissemination of information to ethnic minorities difficult
ethnic minority dissemination illiterate incubation dump
Module 38 - WhatsApp delays privacy policy update
postpone backlash tweet misinformation transparency
Module 39 - Bright light therapy for depression patients
depression socialise well-being biological clock side effect
Module 40 - 48-hour lockdown in Yau Ma Tei and Jordan
cordon lockdown batter violation deploy
Module 41 - Intentions to get COVID-19 shots plunged
vaccinate plunge scientific solidarity normality
Module 42 - CE seeks help in securing COVID-19 shots
hiccup sufficient consideration explicitly reveal
Module 43 - MTR rolls out new nine-carriage trains
carriage hotspot commuter enthusiast inevitable
Module 44 - Lower requirement for Working Family Allowance
allowance eligibility asset criteria food bank
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