1 Primary 3 TSA 2004 Primary 6 TSA 2007 English LanguageProgression of Student Performances
2 Progression of Student Performances P3 TSA2004 P6 TSA2007 ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
3 Percentages of Students Achieving English Language Basic Competency in 2004 – 2007 YearTSA 2004TSA 2005TSA 2006TSA 2007P.375.978.879.479.5P.6--70.571.3Numbers and Percentages of Students Achieving or Not Achieving Basic Competency in Both 2004 and 2007Achieved basic competency in both 2004 and 200745,046(68%)Achieved basic competency in 2004 but not 20076,358(9.6%)Achieved basic competency in 2007 but not 20043,363(5.1%)Number of students sitting the TSA in the same school in both 2004 and 200766,226
4 Progression of Student Performances LISTENING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007key wordsnumbers & letterscues with optionsintonationsoundsspecific informationidentifying information with pictorial cues intonation soundsStrengthsconnection between ideasinference skillsWeaknessesmain ideas
5 Progression of Student Performances READING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007key words (with pictorial cues)main ideas (in a sentence)connection between ideas (in a sentence)specific informationunfamiliar wordsmain ideas (a stanza in a poem)simple inferencingStrengthstext-typesWeaknessesmain ideas
6 Progression of Student Performances WRITING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007Contentgave limited informationLanguagemade grammatical mistakes in simple sentencesprovided a small range of vocabulary with many spelling mistakesprovided some detailsshowed an attempt to give justificationmade many grammatical mistakes in longer sentencesprovided a wider range of vocabulary but with many spelling mistakes
7 Progression of Student Performances SPEAKING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007Read Aloudmade mistakes in pronunciation, e.g. ‘cute’, ‘name’dropped end consonants, e.g. ‘kind’, ‘loves’showed difficulty with blends, e.g. ‘friends’, ‘children’Picture Descriptionsprovided brief answers (one to two-word answers)lacked vocabulary to express their ideasPresentationshad difficulty completing the tasksused 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 TapescriptMiss 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 TapescriptMiss 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 WongB. 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 weather9/10Saturday10/10Sunday11/10Monday12/10TuesdayTick the best answer.The Chan family is going to the zoo on ___________. A. Saturday B. SundayC. 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.David1.David’s order formFOODChicken wings$6HamburgersChocolate cakes$5Apple pies$8DRINKSTeaHot chocolate$10Orange juice$12Soft 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.TimeThings to do10:00 am – 12:00 noone.g.get upbreakfast12:00 noon – 3:00 pmgo homebath
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.