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1 Primary 3 TSA 2004 Primary 6 TSA 2007
English Language Progression of Student Performances

2 Progression of Student Performances P3 TSA2004 P6 TSA2007
Listening Reading Writing Speaking

3 Percentages of Students Achieving English Language Basic Competency in 2004 – 2007
Year TSA 2004 TSA 2005 TSA 2006 TSA 2007 P.3 75.9 78.8 79.4 79.5 P.6 -- 70.5 71.3 Numbers and Percentages of Students Achieving or Not Achieving Basic Competency in Both 2004 and 2007 Achieved basic competency in both 2004 and 2007 45,046 (68%) Achieved basic competency in 2004 but not 2007 6,358 (9.6%) Achieved basic competency in 2007 but not 2004 3,363 (5.1%) Number of students sitting the TSA in the same school in both 2004 and 2007 66,226

4 Progression of Student Performances LISTENING
P.3 TSA 2004 P6 TSA 2007 key words numbers & letters cues with options intonation sounds specific information identifying information with pictorial cues  intonation  sounds Strengths connection between ideas inference skills Weaknesses main ideas

5 Progression of Student Performances READING
P.3 TSA 2004 P6 TSA 2007 key words (with pictorial cues) main ideas (in a sentence) connection between ideas (in a sentence) specific information unfamiliar words main ideas (a stanza in a poem) simple inferencing Strengths text-types Weaknesses main ideas

6 Progression of Student Performances WRITING
P.3 TSA 2004 P6 TSA 2007 Content gave limited information Language made grammatical mistakes in simple sentences provided a small range of vocabulary with many spelling mistakes provided some details showed an attempt to give justification made many grammatical mistakes in longer sentences provided a wider range of vocabulary but with many spelling mistakes

7 Progression of Student Performances SPEAKING
P.3 TSA 2004 P6 TSA 2007 Read Aloud made mistakes in pronunciation, e.g. ‘cute’, ‘name’ dropped end consonants, e.g. ‘kind’, ‘loves’ showed difficulty with blends, e.g. ‘friends’, ‘children’ Picture Descriptions provided brief answers (one to two-word answers) lacked vocabulary to express their ideas Presentations had difficulty completing the tasks used a limited range of vocabulary & basic sentence patterns


9 P.3 TSA 2004 Listening- Key words - Numbers
Tapescript: Mr Chan: And your phone number? Miss Wong: It’s seven-two-one-three (pause) four-six-eight-one. Seven-two-one-three (pause) four-six-eight-one. Yes, that’s right. // (beep) (a pause of 5 seconds) Phone no.:  A  B  C

10 P.3 TSA 2004 Listening – Key words - Letters
Tapescript: Policeman: What class are you in? Kitty: 3C. Class: 3C

11 P.3 TSA 2004 Listening – key words - Cues with options
Tapescript: Policeman: What colour is your purse? Kitty: Red and blue. Policeman: Colour: [You can tick  more than 1 box.]  A. red  B. blue  C. brown

12 P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Intonation
Tapescript Miss Wong: Good morning, class! We’re going for a picnic next month. Children: Wow, that’s great! (happy tone) Narrator: Question 1 - How do the children feel? // (beep) (a pause of 5 seconds) 1. How do the children feel? A. B.  C.

13 P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Vowels and consonants
Tapescript Miss Wong: You may also get some pots. // (beep)(a pause of 5 seconds) Peter: It’s interesting to collect seeds and pots. How about shells? We can get shells from the beach near the holiday camp. That’s a good idea. Things to collect:  A. pots  B. pets  C. pits  A. bells  B. wells  C. shells

14 P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Vowels and consonants
Tapescript: Mr Chan: And you are Miss Molly Wong? Miss Wong: Yes, that’s right. Molly Wong. // (beep) (a pause of 5 seconds) Name of teacher: A. Holly Wong B. Polly Wong  C. Molly Wong

15 P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Specific information
“We have three big bookshelves in the study room. Dad has put a sofa in the room too. We like to sit on the sofa while reading books.”

16 P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Intonation
Jane: What does Paul like to do in his spare time? Uncle Bill: (sad) Mm…What should I say? He loves computer games so much that he says he even plays them in his dreams.

17 P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Sounds
School Clerk: (telephone ring) Hello, Seeds Primary School. May I help you?

18 P.6 Listening – Strengths
School Clerk: In that case, you can take a taxi from Sheung Shui. Mrs Chan: I’ll do that…

19 P.6 Listening – Strengths
Paul: Mum, it’s so crowded here. Let me help you carry the flowers. Look, some people aren’t just bringing flowers, they’re bringing roasted pigs and other food too. It’s like they’re going on a picnic. Mum: Yes, this is an important festival for Chinese people. We visit the graves of our ancestors to remember them.

20 P.6 Listening – Weaknesses
Mary: But did you know people in the past threw coins into their wells to make a wish? John: No, why was that? Mary: Long ago, most people were farmers, so water was very important to them. They believed throwing coins into the wells would keep the wells full of water.

21 P.3 TSA 2004 Reading - Key words
Mrs Chan is going to the zoo on 10 October with her children. They are watching the weather report on TV. Read the weather report. Hong Kong’s weather 9/10 Saturday 10/10 Sunday 11/10 Monday 12/10 Tuesday Tick  the best answer. The Chan family is going to the zoo on ___________.  A. Saturday  B. Sunday C. Monday  D. Tuesday

22 P.3 TSA 2004 READING - Main ideas
David, Judy and Mary are ordering food at the fast food shop in the zoo. Help them fill in their order forms. David 1. David’s order form FOOD Chicken wings $6 Hamburgers Chocolate cakes $5 Apple pies $8 DRINKS Tea Hot chocolate $10 Orange juice $12 Soft drinks

23 P.3 TSA 2004 READING - Connection between ideas
After that, Mrs Rabbit asks them to wash the dishes, but they do not listen to her. They just play with their toys. Mrs Rabbit gets very angry. Daisy, Flopsy and Bunny are sisters. They live in the forest with their mother, Mrs Rabbit. There are many trees near their house. Every morning, they get up late and have breakfast. They go to the park. In the afternoon, they go home and take a bath. Then they have lunch. 3. What do Daisy, Flopsy and Bunny do every day? Complete the timetable. Time Things to do 10:00 am – 12:00 noon e.g. get up breakfast 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm go home bath

24 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Specific information

25 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Unfamiliar Words

26 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Main ideas

27 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Inference

28 P.6 Reading – Weaknesses

29 P.3 TSA 2004 - Writing about a good friend

30 P.6 TSA 2007 – My New Classmate

31 You are going to tell the teacher a story about John and his robot
You are going to tell the teacher a story about John and his robot. You may use the pictures on the right to help you. You will have two minutes to talk about the story.


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