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

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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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Top THREE Most Tested Grammar MCQ Questions Part 3/3

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  3. Relative Pronouns Who, Whose, Whom These three pronouns are often used as distractors for grammar MCQ, usually to test the use of ‘whom’, which many students are unfamiliar with. These Relative Pronouns are used to introduce relative clauses. ‘Who’ is always followed by a verb/action e.g John, who likes ice-cream, ate two cones! ‘Whose’ is a possessive pronoun

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Top THREE Most Tested Grammar MCQ Questions Part 2/3

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  2. Question Tags Question tags are the short questions that we put on the end of sentences – particularly in spoken English. There are many different question tags but the rules are not difficult to learn. i) Positive/negative If the main part of the sentence is positive, the question tag is negative He’s a doctor, isn’t he? You work

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Top THREE Most Tested Grammar MCQ Questions Part 1/3

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  These Grammar MCQ questions are in almost EVERY upper primary / PSLE Paper 2 Booklet A. Why is that so? Mostly because students KEEP GETTING THEM WRONG! Learn to spot them, know WHY they are tested, and get full marks for EVERY Grammar MCQ section from now on! 1. Verbs/Tenses (Agreement): These form the bulk of Grammar MCQ, because

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PSLE ENGLISH REVISION TIPS

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Having taught several cohorts of primary school graduating classes, I have amassed quite a few tips and strategies that can be used for revision right before your PSLE English papers (or any upper primary English exams for that matter). This may be construed as ‘spotting’ questions, but these questions are repeated in almost every English exam for a reason. Kids

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Overcoming Fear

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Finally, when Luke woke up on Monday morning, it dawned on him, it was the day of his worst nightmare- the injection. He trudged downstairs and ate his breakfast as slow as possible. At last they were headed off to school. Once Mrs Chan dropped Luke and Leia off, she said with a big grin, “Luke, may the Force be with you!” With that, she left.