3 Tips On How To Prepare For Primary School Oral | Stimulus-Based Conversation

There is a common misconception that you cannot “study” for oral.

Students may overlook the need to prepare for oral since it is not a written test. However, it is a component that can help pull up your grades if you do well. In fact, it is not difficult to score if you know what and how to prepare for it. 

Often, the conversation component is what most students may experience more problems with. It could be the inability to build on ideas or failure to use the appropriate vocabulary and so on. If you face such problems, watch the video below to find out how you can better prepare yourself for the stimulus-based conversation.

Also, do check this blogpost on the different question types that you may be tested for oral.

In case some of you did not manage to catch the good vocabulary that you can use to replace some mundane ones, here is the table of vivid vocabulary used in the video!

Table of vivid vocabulary used for PSLE Oral: Stimulus-based conversation

Here are the links mentioned in the video:

  1. Check out this blogpost to get more tips on compiling good phrases and better vocabulary by topic.

  2. Check out this blogpost to find out more on how you can share better stories during oral.


Primary English Teacher | Lil' but Mighty

Ms Cynthia is an English Teacher at Lil’ but Mighty. In her 5 years of English Language teaching experience, she has enjoyed guiding her students to explore the literary world and provide them with the tools to unpack and decipher texts. As a teacher who is passionate about the language, she hopes to inspire the children to become creative and critical thinkers who will be ready to face the challenges of the world.


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