As I wait patiently for news from my P6 2018 students on their PSLE results, I thought I should blog about what we have been doing in class this month to prepare for the PSLE 2019.

We have one more week till the end of our term. After which we will have 2-day intensive lessons on Paper1 & Oral plus Paper 2. The rest of the time will be used to rest and recuperate.

This month we have worked on 2 compositions – Being Afraid and An Argument as well as 2 Formal Situational Writing pieces. We have also started work on the 2018 Top school papers.

To facilitate the ever increasing challenging vocabulary words that appear in the examination papers, I have given my students a 10-page list of Phrasal Verbs for them to learn slowly. They are then asked to make sentences with these phrasal verbs. I am hoping to see an improvement when they come across phrasal verbs during paper 2 exercises. I will certainly test them during our Paper 2 Intensives/workshops in December!

This week, I have also handed out the the CA1 Vocabulary list to them. They will be tested from the list of words over Term 2 which will begin in January for us. I have omitted the Editing words section as they already have their list of Phrasal verbs and I do not want to overload them.

Here is the list below. I hope it will come in handy for you, even while you enjoy your end-of-the-year holiday break 🙂

2018 P6 CA1 Vocabulary

Nanyang Primary School

1) incurred – to experience something, usually something unpleasant, as a result of actions you have taken
2) concurred – to agree or have the same opinion
3) infer – guess or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
4) defer – put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone
5) confer -have discussions; exchange opinions
6) clatter – a continuous rattling sound as of hard objects falling or striking each other.
7) incorrigible – of a person or their behaviour not able to be changed or reformed
8) invincible – too powerful to be defeated or overcome

CHIJ St Nicholas

1) elaborately – in a detailed and carefully arranged manner
2) folly – lack of good sense; foolishness
3) filth – disgusting, dirt
4) frivolously – in a silly way that does not take something seriously
5) boisterously – noisy, energetic and rough
6) subsided – a condition that becomes less strong or extreme
7) descended – to go or to come down

ACS Junior

1) commended – to formally praise someone for something
2) alleviate – to make something such as a pain or problem less severe
3) recuperate – to become well again after an illness
4) blitz – a fast, violent attack on a town, city, etc., usually with bombs dropped from aircraft
5) glitch – a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment
6) vague – of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
7) foreboding – a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension

Rosyth

1) evoke – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind
2) provoke – deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry.
3) ideal – a person or thing regarded as perfect
4) favourable – expressing approval
5) ambiguous – not having a clear meaning
6) tranquilisers – a medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety
7) anaesthetic – a substance that induces insensitivity to pain

Nan Hua

1) inaccessible – unable to be reached
2) compelled – force or oblige someone to do something
3) appal – great dismay or horrify
4) appease – pacify or placate someone
5) unanimously – with the agreement of all involved