How to improve P5 English and chinese comprehension skills

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How to improve P5 English and chinese comprehension skills

Postby lovely » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:52 am

Hi, anyone to share and good tips ? Thx !

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Postby Suz855 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:54 pm

Read and read ..................their language skills will improve so will their comprehension

:D

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:55 pm

Suz855 wrote:Read and read ..................their language skills will improve so will their comprehension

:D


read and read ...... think and think
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Re: How to improve P5 English and chinese comprehension skil

Postby livewith_vanilla » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:27 pm

lovely wrote:Hi, anyone to share and good tips ? Thx !


Well I'm a p6 and I generally do well in my comprehension, even though I have no idea what the passage is about (especially for the chinese...)

Basically, I feel that one must read the questions first, highlight the key points and then begin to read.

After reading the whole passage, I would bracket each paragraph up and write at the side the key points the passage is talking about.

Like for example:

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning ; but since dinner (Mrs Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating, that further outdoor exercise was now out of the question.

Taken from : Jane Eyre (Chapter 1)

I would bracket ( "}" ) the whole paragraph up and write at the side :

Explains why there was no possibility of taking a walk.


Something like this.

I find it extremely useful, especially for long passages (esp for chinese) as when answering the questions, one must refer back to the passage and the bracketed paragraphs with its key point makes it much easier for one to find the answer she/he needs quickly.

Also, one must take note of the tense used and not to answer more than what is needed. Basically, one should answer straight to the point and not tell a grandmother's story before deriving to the answer.

One should also read more often, and attempt to analyse each paragraph so as to make it a habit when it comes to doing exams or tests.

This is purely my opinion. :)

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Re: How to improve P5 English and chinese comprehension skil

Postby Joy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:48 am

thanks for the tip.

livewith_vanilla wrote:
lovely wrote:Hi, anyone to share and good tips ? Thx !


Well I'm a p6 and I generally do well in my comprehension, even though I have no idea what the passage is about (especially for the chinese...)

Basically, I feel that one must read the questions first, highlight the key points and then begin to read.

After reading the whole passage, I would bracket each paragraph up and write at the side the key points the passage is talking about.

Like for example:

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning ; but since dinner (Mrs Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating, that further outdoor exercise was now out of the question.

Taken from : Jane Eyre (Chapter 1)

I would bracket ( "}" ) the whole paragraph up and write at the side :

Explains why there was no possibility of taking a walk.


Something like this.

I find it extremely useful, especially for long passages (esp for chinese) as when answering the questions, one must refer back to the passage and the bracketed paragraphs with its key point makes it much easier for one to find the answer she/he needs quickly.

Also, one must take note of the tense used and not to answer more than what is needed. Basically, one should answer straight to the point and not tell a grandmother's story before deriving to the answer.

One should also read more often, and attempt to analyse each paragraph so as to make it a habit when it comes to doing exams or tests.

This is purely my opinion. :)

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Re: How to improve P5 English and chinese comprehension skil

Postby Joy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:48 am

livewith_vanilla wrote:
lovely wrote:Hi, anyone to share and good tips ? Thx !


Well I'm a p6 and I generally do well in my comprehension, even though I have no idea what the passage is about (especially for the chinese...)

Basically, I feel that one must read the questions first, highlight the key points and then begin to read.

After reading the whole passage, I would bracket each paragraph up and write at the side the key points the passage is talking about.

Like for example:

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning ; but since dinner (Mrs Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating, that further outdoor exercise was now out of the question.

Taken from : Jane Eyre (Chapter 1)

I would bracket ( "}" ) the whole paragraph up and write at the side :

Explains why there was no possibility of taking a walk.


Something like this.

I find it extremely useful, especially for long passages (esp for chinese) as when answering the questions, one must refer back to the passage and the bracketed paragraphs with its key point makes it much easier for one to find the answer she/he needs quickly.

Also, one must take note of the tense used and not to answer more than what is needed. Basically, one should answer straight to the point and not tell a grandmother's story before deriving to the answer.

One should also read more often, and attempt to analyse each paragraph so as to make it a habit when it comes to doing exams or tests.

This is purely my opinion. :)

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