As promised, I have started on the P6 Vocabulary List taken from the CA1 2016 Top School Papers. Below are the first three schools. I will post more next week. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


  1. temperament – the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person; natural predisposition
  2. vehemence – expressing strong feelings with fervour or fury
  3. to make amends – to compensate as for an injury or loss or mistake
  4. advocate – to publicly support an idea or a way of doing something
  5. dubious – thought to be not completely true or not to be trusted
  6. staunch – always loyal in supporting a set of beliefs
  7. adamant – impossible to persuade or unwilling to change a decision or idea
  8. immeasurably – so large and great that it cannot be measured
  9. intermittently – starting and stopping


  1. exhilaration – excitement and happiness
  2. exuberance – very energetic
  3. clam up – to remain silent
  4. clamp down – a sudden action taken by the government or authority to stop an activity
  5. a bee in her bonnet – to keep talking about something/obsessed with an idea
  6. a chip on her shoulder – an angry attitude from someone who feels that he is treated unfairly
  7. a feather in her cap – an achievement to be proud of

St Hilda’s

  1. toying – to consider something in not a serious way
  2. speculate – to guess possible answers to a question
  3. steadfast – staying the same for a long time and not changing unexpectedly
  4. patriotic – showing love for your country and being proud of it
  5. quell – to stop something especially by using force
  6. subdue – to reduce the force of something
  7. surmount – to deal successfully with a problem
  8. annihilate – to destroy something completely until nothing is left

P6 English tuition 2022 timetable

LocationDayStart timeEnd time
Bukit TimahThursday5 pm7 pm
Bukit TimahSaturday9 am11 am
Bukit TimahSaturday11 am1 pm
Bukit TimahSaturday2 pm4 pm
Hougang PelikatFriday5 pm7 pm
Updated on September 27, 2021