ORAL EXAMINATION BOOSTER WORKSHOP- For PSLE Primary 6 students & Primary levels
You may find it puzzling that your child constantly scores an average mark for their oral examination despite having a glib tongue and the ability to recognise most difficult words. There could be many underlying problems that you as a parent, would not notice in your daily conversations with your child.
The problems that students face when it comes to the reading component can be categorised into three different situations:
Many students have adopted the habit of reading either too fast and missing out on reading certain words and ignoring punctuations.
Intonation refers to the rise and fall of the voice when speaking. Most students fall into the category of reading in a monotonous or a staccato tone especially in situations whereby they are hesitant about the pronunciation of the words.
Extra points are awarded for students who are able to capture the nuances of the individual sounds within a word. The delivery of the words must not sound exaggerated.
This is one component that leaves many students stumped. It can be especially nerve-wrecking for them as it requires quite a bit of spontaneity when the teacher throws you a question during the examination. Once again, problems that the students face fall into three categories.
– Run-of-the-mill answers
Students tend to think that there should always be a ‘right answer’. The truth is there is no right or wrong answer. However, examiners will look at how sound your responses are and if you are able to bring a fresh point of view to the conversation.
– Too brief responses/ lack of personal opinions and experience sharing
If pupils find that they are constantly fielded questions from the examiners, that is when they have to know that they are in the danger zone. The examiners would not be able to award you marks if your responses are too short for them to analyse and contemplate upon.
– Usage of Singlish
This is the hardest habit to break. Appropriate English has to be used during the oral examination. Too often, students find themselves lapsing into colloquial English midway through the conversation.
There are ways to tackle these issues!
Start your child early and sign up for our Primary English Oral Booster Workshop to get them well-prepped for what’s to come!
Oral preparation workshop
$180 for 2 sessions (2 hours/ session)
The following sessions are available, limited to only 6 students per session:
(Choose 2 sessions from the same centre)
Schedule from July to Sep 2018
Monday- Friday 2-4pm/3-5pm/4-6pm/7-9pm
Sat 9-11am/ 10-12pm/2-4pm/4-6pm
Sun 10-12pm/1-3pm/ 3-5pm
We even spotted one of the two oral questions every year, for the past three years!
“Learning Journey prepared me very well for my oral exams as they arranged different teachers to conduct oral sessions with me. I had very intensive practices and that really boosted my confidence to score for my oral exams!”
Janelle, St Hilda’s Primary, PSLE A* (English)
With the PSLE Oral examinations approaching…we hear these complaints from exasperated parents
“I don’t know how to go about teaching him …’
“She never knows what to say, I’m at my wit’s end!’
“She just refuses to open her golden mouth!”
Do these statements struck a chord with you?
While oral tests used to be just a descriptive picture accompanied by passage reading, times have changed and things have gotten tougher!
Don’t fret… the good news is that we are here to lend a helping hand!
Our in-house workshop materials is up-to-date with the latest PSLE syllabus, providing the most suitable practice materials for our students.
During the sessions, the following will be covered:
- Techniques and tips on scoring well for stimulus based conversation
- Allowing your child to practice on a variety of challenging questions tested in local schools
- Oral Examination Stimulation Sessions with a team of our teachers, which serves as a platform for your child to get actual practice and prepare themselves mentally.
Optional component (Please inform us if you would like us to cover this component):
- Passage reading /Reading with expression/Speech Skills – pronunciation, articulation, tonation, reading aloud skills, vocal expression
Build your children’s confidence, enhance their communication skills and improve their pronunciation, diction and vocal expression with this workshop!
CALL 6555-1849 /96252102 (Serangoon) 87862990 (Bishan) FOR THE LATEST SCHEDULE and AVAILABILITY
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.learningjourney.edu.sg/sign-up-for-classes/
We would like to share a collection of model compositions written by our students who have scored A/A* for PSLE English.
Download the newest 2018 edition of our students’ model compositions here:
view our Chinese oral revision video on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYNS6EajKQA