As I wait patiently for news from my P6 2018 students on their PSLE results, I thought I should blog about what we have been doing in class this month to prepare for the PSLE 2019.

This month we have worked on 2 compositions – Being Afraid and An Argument as well as 2 Formal Situational Writing pieces. We have also started work on the 2018 Top school papers.

To facilitate the ever increasing challenging vocabulary words that appear in the examination papers, I have given my students a 10-page list of Phrasal Verbs for them to learn slowly. They are then asked to make sentences with these phrasal verbs. I am hoping to see an improvement when they come across phrasal verbs during paper 2 exercises. I will certainly test them during our Paper 2 Intensives/workshops in December!

This week, I have also handed out the the CA1 Vocabulary list to them. They will be tested from the list of words over Term 2 which will begin in January for us. I have omitted the Editing words section as they already have their list of Phrasal verbs and I do not want to overload them.

Here is the list below. I hope it will come in handy for you, even while you enjoy your end-of-the-year holiday break πŸ™‚

2018 P6 CA1 Vocabulary

Nanyang Primary School

  1. incurred – to experience something, usually something unpleasant, as a result of actions you have taken
  2. concurred – to agree or have the same opinion
  3. infer – guess or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
  4. defer – put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone
  5. confer -have discussions; exchange opinions
  6. clatter – a continuous rattling sound as of hard objects falling or striking each other.
  7. incorrigible – of a person or their behaviour not able to be changed or reformed
  8. invincible – too powerful to be defeated or overcome

CHIJ St Nicholas

  1. elaborately – in a detailed and carefully arranged manner
  2. folly – lack of good sense; foolishness
  3. filth – disgusting, dirt
  4. frivolously – in a silly way that does not take something seriously
  5. boisterously – noisy, energetic and rough
  6. subsided – a condition that becomes less strong or extreme
  7. descended – to go or to come down

ACS Junior

  1. commended – to formally praise someone for something
  2. alleviate – to make something such as a pain or problem less severe
  3. recuperate – to become well again after an illness
  4. blitz – a fast, violent attack on a town, city, etc., usually with bombs dropped from aircraft
  5. glitch – a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment
  6. vague – of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
  7. foreboding – a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension


  1. evoke – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind
  2. provoke – deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry.
  3. ideal – a person or thing regarded as perfect
  4. favourable – expressing approval
  5. ambiguous – not having a clear meaning
  6. tranquilisers – a medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety
  7. anaesthetic – a substance that induces insensitivity to pain

Nan Hua

  1. inaccessible – unable to be reached
  2. compelled – force or oblige someone to do something
  3. appal – great dismay or horrify
  4. appease – pacify or placate someone
  5. unanimously – with the agreement of all involved

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