Feb
09

6 Tips On How to Write a Good Composition For Primary School Students

6 Tips On How to Write a Good Composition For Primary School Students In Singapore, the primary school English syllabus requires students to write a composition.  But there is little guidance on how to do so.  Most of the advice given by adults is generic, like “Read more books…”  or “Write more compositions…” or “Use […]

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Feb
09

How to Use Good Phrases and Words for Composition Writing & Essays?

How to Use Good Phrases and Words for Composition Writing & Essays? This blog post will teach you how to use good phrases for composition writing.  It will also give you examples and ideas of Idioms, Similes, Metaphors or Personification that you can use in your compos. But first, here’s a Free Ebook – 80 Awesome […]

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Jan
10

Free Test Papers for Primary School Before English Compositions Exams

Free Test Papers for Primary School Before English Compositions Exams Here are some free test papers  (English Compositions) for your child to practise before exams. We have selected common exam questions that are frequently tested in school.  Some of them were tested in the more recent PSLE exams. Not only are these topics very common, they […]

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Jun
29

PSLE Marking Scheme and Format for English Composition

PSLE Marking Scheme and Format for English Composition Not sure about the PSLE English Composition format? Not sure how your child’s compo is marked and graded? In this article, we will answer your burning questions!   Composition Format Students are given a topic with three pictures, each providing different interpretations of the said topic. Based […]

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Nov
29

How to use Proverbs in Your Composition

How to use Proverbs in Composition? Proverbs are phrases that are commonly used and widely understood.  They can also be mantras that are passed down for generations.  Proverbs can be used to convey advice. Here’s a common proverb that you may have heard before: “Practice makes perfect.”   As children, we hear them from our  parents and […]

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Nov
18

8 Common Grammar Mistakes for Primary School Compositions

8 Common Grammar Mistakes for Primary School Compositions Is your child’s compo score constantly dragged down by his or her language marks? Do you feel like even after all the model compo books you’ve made him read, your child doesn’t seem to improve? For this article we examine some common grammar mistakes made by students who have not grasped […]

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Apr
21

9 Common Mistakes made in PSLE Composition Writing

9 Common Mistakes made in PSLE Composition Writing Throughout my years teaching students in Singapore PSLE Composition Writing, I realised that there are several common mistakes made by my students.  If you are a parent guiding your child to take PSLE  this year,  be aware of some of the common mistakes.   1.  Cliched Intro Introductory paragraphs for […]

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Mar
23

Model Compositions for Primary School Students in Singapore

Model Compositions for Primary School Students in Singapore Here’s a collection of Model Compositions written by Primary School students in Singapore.  (If you want the best of the best compositions,  scroll to the bottom of this page and tap on the image of the Model Compos ebook.) These compos are written by my students.  They are […]

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Feb
18

What’s the Best Age to Start Learning English?

What’s the Best Age to Start Learning English? The best age to learn English or any language for that matter, may differ from individual to individual.  But in general, the optimal age that experts recommend is between 3-12 years old. Does that mean that students aged 13 and above, who have a poor grasp of English, […]

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Jan
16

Common PSLE Composition Topics – Best Ideas How to Handle Them from Writing Samurai

Common PSLE Composition Topics – Best Ideas How to Handle Them from Writing Samurai Here are some PSLE composition topics and some ideas on how you can handle them. ( Based on the New Singapore Primary School English Syllabus!) ^^Play this Video above^^    New Syllabus PSLE Composition Topics – What to take note of For the new syllabus, […]

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