I compiled the list of my students’ Preliminary Oral topics (thanks to them!) and I have worked on certain questions such as “Tell me about a fire drill in your school”. We have already thoroughly worked on the common Oral questions such as “What is your hobby and What do you do during weekends so I got them to think of answers for more ‘unusual’ questions below that were asked during the Prelim Oral.

2018 Preliminary English Oral – Red Swastika/ACS

Science workshop- Professional instructors/other activities/ date/ prizes

  • Would you go for this Science workshop?
  • Tell me about a Science experiment that your teacher conducted.
  • What other subjects do you like aside from Science?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – RGPS/MGS

Science Kit – with Science tools and a boy in a lab coat

  • What do you like about the poster?
  • Why do you think that safety in a laboratory is important?
  • Tell me about a fire drill that took place in school
  • Would you buy this product?
  • Do you prefer working in a team or by yourself?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – ACS (J)/NYPS

Piggy bank

  • A hand putting a coin into the piggy bank
  • Would you attend this workshop?
  • Would you donate part of your pocket money to charity?
  • Do you think that it is important to save for a rainy day?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – Hong Wen/ St Anthony’s Pri

Go Green Pledge

  • Would you write this pledge?
  • What do you do to Go Green at home?
  • What would you write in the pledge?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – St Andrews

Student nomination – shows leadership/ is diligent/ helpful

  • Why do you think the school has these awards?
  • Would you like to nominate anyone in your school?
  • How do you show kindness to your friends?
  • Why do you think it is important to show kindness?


2018 Preliminary English Oral – CHIJ Toa Payoh

Someone covering his mouth

  • How do you prevent the spread of diseases?
  • Tell me about a time you accompanied a friend or a family member to a clinic


2018 Preliminary English Oral – CHIJ/STSS/ Pei Chun

Bird Tour – $5 per person/open to all ages / Go on a hike and spot up to 30 species of birds

  • Would you go for the bird tour?
  • What do you do during weekends?
  • What places of interest in Singapore do you like?
  • What interests do you have outside of school?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – NYPS

Recycling workshop

  • Would you take part in this workshop
  • Do you think that giving free gifts to children during a workshop is useful

2018 Preliminary English Oral – Pei Hwa

Book Fair

  • Would you be interested in this book fair?
  • Do you enjoy reading?
  • What is your favourite hobby?
  • What are the benefits of your hobby?
  • What is a good book that you have read?

2018 Preliminary English Oral – SMPS

A Prefect with good qualities

  • Would you like a friend like this?
  • Would you like to take the lead?
  • Would you like to be known as a kind and helpful person?

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P6 English tuition 2022 timetable

BranchDayStart timeEnd time
Bukit TimahTHU - FULL5 pm7 pm
Bukit TimahSAT - FULL9 am11 am
Bukit TimahSAT - FULL11 am1 pm
Bukit TimahSAT - FULL1.30 pm3.30 pm
Hougang PelikatFRI - FULL5 pm7 pm
Updated on December 7, 2021