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PSLE Oral Tips

Leroy

PSLE English Oral Exams are just around the corner. These tips and strategies will help your child! Reading Tips Do not rush to start reading Sit down, compose yourself, take a deep breath before you start Sit upright, avoid slouching. Project your voice outwards and clearly. Do not mumble or ‘swallow’ words. Open your mouth as you speak. Enunciate end

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PSLE Paper 1 Do’s and Don’ts

Leroy

PSLE English Paper 1 is just around the corner! Here are some tips on what to do, and what NOT to do when that Paper rolls around! Firstly, you SHOULD know by now that Paper 1 consists of TWO parts. Part 1 – Situational Writing – 15 marks Part 2 – Continuous Writing – 40 marks Time allotted – 1

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PSLE Paper 2 Tips – Reported Speech

Leroy

Many students fear reported speech questions like I fear the dentist! It’s actually one of the EASIEST synthesis questions to get right, IF you follow this formula, and practice this procedure. Once you have mastered this sequence, you’ll NEVER get any Reported Speech questions wrong again! Step 1: Highlight/Underline ALL the auxiliary and main verbs in the direct speech. Make

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PSLE Paper 2 Tips – Comprehension Cloze

Leroy

A major section of Paper 2 Booklet B, worth 15 marks, and a nightmare for many students (and teachers)…the Comprehension Cloze Passage! As if an entire wall of text isn’t intimidating enough, they go and leave BLANKS for you to fill! But do not despair…there are actually CLUES embedded in the text! The exam setters cannot give you blanks without

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PSLE Paper 2 Tips – Question Tags

Leroy

PSLE is just around the corner so I’ll try to provide some tips on tackling some commonly tested question in Paper 2 questions. Let’s start with the ever-popular QUESTION TAG questions. Follow this process when tackling Question Tags! Step 1: Check for contractions which hide auxiliary verbs e.g. I’m – I am e.g I’ll – I will e.g. I’d – I

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Visual Text Tips and Tricky Questions

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Visual Text Comprehension is different from Open-Ended Comprehension. This section uses images and words to convey meaning. These help to make the meaning of the information clearer for readers. Examples of Visual Text: Web pages Flyers Posters Advertisements Brochures Newsletters Misconceptions about Visual Text This section is super-easy, so I can relax. This section CAN be easy, but it also

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How to Make your Compositions Stand Out!

Leroy

\ Using Humour: One way for your story to stand out, is to make your reader laugh. It won’t be easy, as what is funny to you, may not be funny to others (especially adults). Here are some ways we can inject humour into our stories. Use funny moments from your personal life/anecdotes – If you’re stuck or confused on how

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Things you should know about PSLE Comprehension Open-Ended

Leroy

  PSLE Exams are just 8 days away! We at TCA are busy preparing our kids for their main papers next week, and we thought we’d share some of our knowledge! This is the section with THE MOST allocated marks! (It’s 20 marks!) Also the section that gives the most headaches to markers/teachers (sigh)… Comprehension OE questions are set SEQUENTIALLY.

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Tips on Acing Spelling/Editing Section

Leroy

It’s just a WEEK to go before PSLE’s main papers begin! Here are some VALUABLE tips in tackling the SPELLING and EDITING section of English Paper 2 Booklet B (worth 12 marks!) There are TWO main classes of mistakes to edit (as the name of the section suggests). They USED to be differentiated by bolding and underlining (spelling bolded, grammar

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How to Ace your PSLE Listening Comprehension Exams!

Leroy

It’s the listening comprehension examinations on Sept. 14 THIS FRIDAY! Based on my experiences conducting LC for the past 2 decades, I’ve come up with some tips for students.     The format for PSLE LC is: – 20 multiple-choice questions to test the pupils’ ability to understand spoken English – Q1 to Q7: graphic questions- questions are read out

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