The following vocabulary items were collected from The Standard on 25 November, 2016 in the article titled "New life for four historic sites":
- historic vs. historical (adj.)
‘Historic’ means famous or important in history (e.g. historic buildings, historic sites, a historic moment), whereas ‘historical’ means concerning history or historical events (e.g. historical evidence/research, historical figure). Thus, a historic event is one that was very important in history, but a historical event is something happened in the past (Oxford University Press, 2016).
- revitalize (or revitalize) (v.): to make a place active again
E.g. Four historic buildings will revitalized in the latest batch, including grade I structure Roberts Block.
- batch (n.) [countable]: a group of things that are dealt with together
E.g. Applications for the fifth batch started yesterday, and will run until March 23.
- conservationist (n.) [countable]: someone who works to protect old buildings
- lookout 瞭望所 (n.) [countable]: a high place where a person can look at what is happening in the area around him/her in order to watch for any danger
E.g. The former Lau Fau Shan Police Station was built on a small knoll and his cyclical rooftops were used as lookouts.
- barracks 兵營 (n.): a building or group of buildings where soldiers live
E.g. Grade 1 structure Roberts Block, which was part of the British Army’s old Victoria Barracks in the Admiralty area, was built in the early 1990s.
- heritage 遺產 (n.) [uncountable]: buildings that were created in the past and still have historical importance
E.g. These monuments are a vital part of the cultural heritage of South America.
- revamp (v.): to change something in order to improve it and make it seem more modern
E.g. Many older companies are revamping their image.