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The A-Star Difference Primary 6 English Vocabulary

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This book is divided into three sections. It aims to provide PSLE students with over a thousand vocabulary items used widely in Primary Six tests. Some questions are deliberately set out to be self-learning.

Section A comprises of multiple-choice items in individual worksheets. The vocabulary items are random with no attempt to grade them in degree of difficulty. The emphasis is on contextual clues which help students to learn and remember word collocations and specific nuances of meaning. Therefore, careful consideration is given to the options and most options are plausible and grammatically fitting. When the student checks the answer, he will be able to associate the test word with its most usual usage and this book will help him learn new words as well as understand why one word is preferred over the others in the context given.

Section B is a selection of similar words that are commonly confused with each other. This section is self-explanatory and helps students remember when and how to use the word. The series peek, peer, peep, glimpse, glance is a good example. The exercises do not set out to mislead but to guide. Each option can be used only once and if one mistake is made, it means that another sentence has the wrong answer as well.

Section C contains text-based exercises. Many of the connecting devices in language are tested in this section. Many of the adverbial forms that make up the ly words are in this section too.