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Lower Secondary English

PROGRAM COVERAGE

English

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Oral
  • Pique the interest of the examiners by presenting the reading in a composed yet enticing manner like a radio deejay or news broadcasters.
  • Provide a relevant opinion on the conversation topic to impress the examiner that the answer is well planned and delivered confidently in grammatically correct English.

 

Listening Comprehension
  • Pay attention to the details in the audio test and analyse the questions with the given choices thoroughly before penning down the correct answer.

 

Composition
  • Narrative writing.  Construct a mind map to string the relevant events together to avoid the risk of writing out of point.  Develop an intriguing essay by producing an impressive opening, a mind-blowing climax and a cosy ending.  Make the story come alive by describing the events, characters, weather, places, emotions and actions through showing and not telling.
  • Situational writing.  Apply the format of proposal, email, report, article and speech correctly and deliver the writing using appropriate tone such as formal and casual etc.
  • Argumentative writing.  Understand the question completely and construct a mind map detailing the main points for and against the stand established. Elaborate each main point with logical reasoning, facts or statistical evidence.  Develop a convincing conclusion by rounding up the essay and reiterating the stand.
Comprehension
  • Comprehend the main events happening in each paragraph and link up the events to complete the understanding of the entire passage.
  • Understand the meaning of the question and locate the answer from the passage, writing it down in full details.
  • Analyse certain sentences from the passage thoroughly to infer the meaning by using the events that took place before and after the sentence to make sense of it.
  • Understand the summary question, scrutinise the passage and pick out the relevant points.  Rephrase the points and apply suitable conjunctions, prepositions and linking words to enhance the fluency and flow of the summary.

 

Graphic Stimulus
  • Analyse the visual text, paying attentions to the details and the images shown.
  • Answer the questions with full details from the visual text, avoid giving general views or personal opinions.  Explain the images with respect to the context of the visual text.

 

Editing
  • Read through the entire passage and understand the events that happen sequentially.
  • Identify the key words that indicate the correct grammatical tense or forms of the verb to be used to replace the error word in the passage.

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