The PSLE examination taken by 12-year-olds is one of the most important tests as it determines which secondary school they are posted to and what subjects they will study and ultimately what career options they will pursue.
Backed by over 50 years of combined teaching experience in both the public and private sectors, the authors reveal the secrets to doing well in the English-language exam. The two volumes in this series feature past-year questions, new exercises and sample answers, as well as other useful pointers and ideas that will let your child excel in this key PSLE subject.
This volume, Comprehension and Language Use, covers all seven sections of Paper 2: Grammar, Vocabulary, Visual Text Comprehension, Editing, Comprehension Cloze, Synthesis and Transformation, and Comprehension Open-Ended. Each section is furnished with tips, concrete examples and five full exercises.
Elizabeth Yeo has over 25 years’ experience in English instruction and curriculum development across the Primary and Secondary levels. Engaging students to learn and inspiring them to discover is second nature to her. As an ex-MOE teacher, she has more than 20 years of teaching experience in both the public and private sectors. Elizabeth is well-regarded in the publishing industry as a writer and editor of various periodicals and journals.
Geraldine Chew has 25 years’ experience in English instruction and curriculum development across the Primary, Secondary and Junior College levels. She has also trained and mentored over 200 teachers in the course of her career with The Learning Lab and Creative Campus. Geraldine was a litigator for several years before her love for the English language and teaching bade her to become an educator.
This volume, Composition, covers both of the two composition options offered in Paper 1: narrative and expository writing. Students are guided on how to write effective introductions and conclusions, handle language and tone, and in the case of narrative compositions, how to craft action-driven plots that will give their stories a real edge.
- Elizabeth Yeo
- Geraldine Chew
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