How To Prepare Myself or My Child to Excel in PSLE Chinese?
1. Practice More and More
Never be over-confident and never stop learning and practising; practising is the key guide to PSLE Chinese. Practice can improve the current performance; practice makes men perfect. Comprehension papers can be challenging if students do not understand the context of the passages; students might not be able to answer the questions. By attempting more comprehension practices, students will be exposed to different styles of Chinese comprehension passages and learn the answering mechanics of each type of question. With that, students will be familiar with the answering technique and less likely to lose marks.
Besides, practices is also essential for oral communication and listening comprehension. Frequent speaking practices would ensure that students are familiar with the Han Yu Pin Yin and have accurate pronunciation in Singapore. Having Chinese conversations regularly giving students the chance to apply the Chinese knowledge they have learnt. This enabling them to be able to speak more fluently with the great support of a strong vocabulary. Therefore, regular Chinese conversation practices helps students to score in oral communication in PSLE Chinese, which tests students in articulating their thoughts, fluency and pronunciation. In addition, having Chinese conversation practices can strengthen students’ listening capabilities, enabling students to catch up with the meaning easily. Not only that, listening capability can be practised through watching Chinese drama too! This is super effective for students to score in listening comprehension, in which students can pick up the key information being read out to them effortlessly without struggling.
2. Read More Materials
Reading extensively can expose students to different writing styles in books or newspapers in which they can learn writing techniques and mimic them in their Chinese writing papers. Students can apply any proper yet beautiful sentences they have read before to make their writing more impressive. Through reading, students can enrich their Chinese vocabulary, such as idioms, and learn different ways of using them, making their writing outstanding.
Furthermore, a rich vocabulary is also effective in helping students to score paper 2 of PSLE Chinese in Singapore. A broad vocabulary knowledge helps them to answer questions required in completing the dialogue. This ensures that the answer filled in is logical and makes sense by using the correct phrases. More than that, excellent Chinese knowledge does help students to understand better comprehension papers, since they know more vocabulary, and the chances of strange words in the papers will be lower.