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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A Narrow Escape

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A Narrow Escape “No…!” Joe screamed. He could only watch as Ah Ma got knocked over by the car. He woke suddenly. It was that same nightmare again. He was sweating profusely and he had goosebumps all over him. Scenes of that horrifying incident came flooding back to him … It was a typical Wednesday. Ah Ma had fetched Joe

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A Shocking Incident

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Topic: A Shocking Incident Picture: School Zone Ahead sign                          “Yes! I was the one who knocked down Tommy Tan!” I admitted. I was at the police station and was being interrogated by two police officers. “This was what happened…” “Honey! Don’t forget to pick our son up after

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How to Make your Compositions Stand Out!

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\ 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

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  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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I Forgive You

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Topic: Friendship Title: I Forgive You Picture: 1 (a pen and a note) Main Characters: Kayla, Eryn and Mae POV: 1st person “Return my library books, collect my brother’s homework, avoid Mae…” just as I finished thinking about that, I walked over to my locker. I took out my English and Mathematics book, and my favourite violet-coloured fountain pen, which

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Tips on Acing Spelling/Editing Section

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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!

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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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EL Paper 1 Situational Writing Tips

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  What is Situational Writing? Situational writing is a test of applied or practical writing skills. For example, students may be asked to write an e-mail, letter, postcard, etc. to a particular person. This counts for 15 marks. 6 marks are allocated for Task Fulfilment and 9 for Language and Organization. To get the top band for Task Fulfilment (5-6

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The Race Against Time

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Topic: A Challenge Picture 1: A Clock Title: The Race Against Time POV: (Narrator’s POV, 3rd) “Lily, you should really try! Come on!” Lavender and James urged twelve-year-old Lily Evans. Lily stared at her best friend, Lavender, and her brother, James. They were both smiling warmly. “Oh, well okay… but I’m only doing it for Mum and Dad. NOT for

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