Secondary School English

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Secondary School English

Postby kitty2 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:27 am

Anyone has any good tips to improve English?The syballus has changed and it is tough to score well now.The paper will give an advertisement and ask to interpret the pictures given :?

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Re: Secondary School English

Postby insanePaPa » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:16 am

My dd is not doing well in her Sec 1 English Common Test. In fact she had failed her 1st Class Test. From what I've gathered from the test questions' structure, it's more incline towards the basic understanding of phrases used in a passage and the vocab. How can I make her improve over these weaknesses other than reading? Any good assessment materials to recommend?

:?: TIA

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Re: Secondary School English

Postby janet88 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:24 pm

kitty2 wrote:Anyone has any good tips to improve English?The syballus has changed and it is tough to score well now.The paper will give an advertisement and ask to interpret the pictures given :?

It is very different. My son has brought home several copies of that kind you mentioned...interpret picture shown...recently there was one picture about this little girl with a halo on her head...with this line, 'some kids go to heaven earlier'. Seems like there is no right nor wrong answer.

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Re: Secondary School English

Postby Xpresstuition-2013 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:27 pm

The kids do take a while to get used to secondary school english. Do give them more time and more practice.

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Re: Secondary School English

Postby kitty2 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

janet_lee88 wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Anyone has any good tips to improve English?The syballus has changed and it is tough to score well now.The paper will give an advertisement and ask to interpret the pictures given :?

It is very different. My son has brought home several copies of that kind you mentioned...interpret picture shown...recently there was one picture about this little girl with a halo on her head...with this line, 'some kids go to heaven earlier'. Seems like there is no right nor wrong answer.


Yes,there is no right or wrong answer but the teacher is marking it strictly which seems that they can't do well now :(

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Re: Secondary School English

Postby janet88 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:25 am

I am out of touch where son's Sec 1 English is concerned...beyond my level of understanding. Though lesser components, it is different and require strong writing skills to express.

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