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1 Primary 6 English Language General Observations of Student Performances

2 2 Progression of Student Performances P3 TSA2004 P6 TSA2007

3 3 Percentages of Students Achieving English Language Basic Competency in 2004 – 2007 Year TSA 2004TSA 2005TSA 2006TSA 2007 P.375.978.879.479.5 P.6 --70.571.371.3

4 4 Progression of Student Performances LISTENING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007 key words - numbers & letters numbersletters - cues with optionscues with options intonation sounds specific information -identifying information with pictorial cuesidentifying information with pictorial cues  intonation  sounds

5 5 P.6 Student Performances in 2007 Listening Strengths key words sequencing connection between ideas simple inference skills (with pictorial clues) Weaknesses main ideas inference skills

6 6 Progression of Student Performances READING P.3 TSA 2004P6 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 inference

7 7 P.6 Student Performances in 2007 Reading Strengths text-types locating information personification (riddles) Weaknesses main ideas rhymes (end consonants differed in spelling)

8 8 Progression of Student Performances WRITING P.3 TSA 2004P6 TSA 2007 Content gave limited information Language made grammatical mistakes in simple sentences provided a small range of vocabulary with many spelling mistakes Content provided some details showed an attempt to give justification Language made many grammatical mistakes in longer sentences provided a wider range of vocabulary but with many spelling mistakes

9 9 Progression of Student Performances SPEAKING P.3 TSA 2004P6 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

10 10 Conclusion LISTENING Exposure to different spoken texts including advertisements, poems and instructions READING Difficulty in using supporting details to deduce main ideas WRITING Spelling mistakes in rudimentary words – inadequate grasp of phonics Literal translation from Chinese – inadequate grasp of language structures SPEAKING Limited range of vocabulary and basic sentence patterns Difficulty in elaborating on the picture cues


12 12 Phone no.:  A. 7213 6418  B. 7213 4681  C. 7231 4681 Tapescript: Mr Chan:And your phone number? Miss Wong:It’s seven-two-one-three (pause) four-six-eight-one. Mr Chan:Seven-two-one-three (pause) four-six-eight-one. Miss Wong:Yes, that’s right. // (beep) (a pause of 5 seconds) P.3 TSA 2004 Listening- Key words - Numbers

13 13 Class:3C3C Tapescript: Policeman:What class are you in? Kitty:3C. P.3 TSA 2004 Listening – Key words - Letters

14 14 Colour: [You can tick  more than 1 box.]    C.brown Tapescript: Policeman:What colour is your purse? Kitty:Red and blue. Policeman:Red and blue. P.3 TSA 2004 Listening – key words - Cues with options

15 15 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. P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Intonation

16 16 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? Miss Wong:We can get shells from the beach near the holiday camp. Peter:That’s a good idea. Things to collect:  A.pots  B. pets  C. pits  A.bells  B. wells  C. shells P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Vowels and consonants

17 17 Name of teacher: A.Holly Wong B. Polly Wong  C.Molly Wong Tapescript: Mr Chan:And you are Miss Molly Wong? Miss Wong:Yes, that’s right. Molly Wong. // (beep) (a pause of 5 seconds) P.3 TSA 2004 - Listening - Vowels and consonants

18 18 “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.” P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Specific information

19 19 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. P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Intonation

20 20 School Clerk: (telephone ring) Hello, Seeds Primary School. May I help you? P.6 TSA 2007 LISTENING – Sounds

21 21 School Clerk: In that case, you can take a taxi from Sheung Shui. Mrs Chan: I’ll do that… P.6 Listening – Strengths

22 22 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. P.6 Listening – Strengths

23 23 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. P.6 Listening – Weaknesses

24 24 John: I’ve just thrown a coin into this fountain and made a wish. I hope my wish will come true! Mary: What is your wish? John: I hope that my father will buy me a computer game for my birthday! Listening – Weaknesses

25 25 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. 9/10 Saturday 10/10 Sunday 11/10 Monday 12/10 Tuesday Hong Kong’s weather Tick  the best answer. 1.The Chan family is going to the zoo on ___________.  A. Saturday  B. Sunday  C. Monday  D. Tuesday P.3 TSA 2004 Reading - Key words

26 26 David, Judy and Mary are ordering food at the fast food shop in the zoo. Help them fill in their order forms. David’s order form FOOD Chicken wings$6  Hamburgers$6  Chocolate cakes$5  Apple pies$8  DRINKS Tea$6  Hot chocolate$10  Orange juice$12  Soft drinks$8  David 1. P.3 TSA 2004 READING - Main ideas

27 27 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 do 10:00 am – 12:00 noon e.g.  get up  breakfast 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm e.g.  go home  bath P.3 TSA 2004 READING - Connection between ideas

28 28 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Specific information

29 29 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Unfamiliar Words

30 30 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Main ideas

31 31 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Simple inference

32 32 P.6 TSA 2007 Reading – Personification

33 33 P.6 Reading – Weaknesses

34 34 P.6 Reading – Weaknesses

35 35 P.3 TSA 2004 - Writing about a good friend

36 36 P.6 TSA 2007 – My New Classmate

37 37 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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