Book Review: Primary 5 English Master Your Paper 3 and Paper 4 (Listening & Oral) by Lim Geok Choo

The primary school English Language examination has a total of 4 papers. Papers 1 and 2 focus on writing and reading skills. In Papers 3 and 4, students will be tested on Listening Comprehension and Oral Communication. In order to score well, students have to be confident in all 4 Papers.

There are many assessment books and guidebooks aimed at helping students improve their English language, but not a lot of them focus on the listening and speaking components. Hence the Primary 5 English Master Your Paper 3 and Paper 4 (Listening & Oral) by Lim Geok Choo is a useful guide for students wishing to brush up on their listening and speaking skills.

This title is a comprehensive guide for Primary 5 students to prepare them for Papers 3 and 4 of the English language. It is closely aligned with the latest assessment objectives for Primary 5 issued by the Ministry of Education.

About the author

Lim Geok Choo holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree (with Direct Honours) in English and Linguistics. She has more than 30 years of experience as an educator, and has published and developed various English resources for primary and secondary schools as well as junior colleges.

About the book

Primary 5 English Master Your Paper 3 and Paper 4 (Listening & Oral) by Lim Geok Choo

This book can be used either in the classroom or at home for self-revision. Below are several components which can be found in the book:

Key skills

Key skills are highlighted for effective revision whenever needed. This provides a useful guide for students to take note of important pointers before an exam.

Common errors

Common errors in reading and answering oral questions are pinpointed so that students can learn to avoid them. Merely focusing on drilling practices will not be as effective if students do not know about any mistakes they are making. This helps make revision more productive as students are aware of possible mistakes.

Warm-up exercises

A variety of warm-up exercises are included for immediate application of the skills learnt. There are also five full mock Paper 3 & 4 exams for students to try out.

Listening scripts and answers

Complete listening scripts and answers are provided, including suggested oral responses. There are also online audio files of all texts of listening scripts.

Practice makes perfect. Diligently going through each exercise in this book will help your child to get better at their English skills as they get more exposed to the different question types in English oral and listening comprehension. The exercises in this book are carefully selected and important language tips are reiterated to ensure constant learning progress. Over time, this also builds your child’s confidence when it is time comes to sit through school examinations.

It may take time to improve one’s language skills, but luckily, there are many helpful resources available at CPD Singapore. Lim Geok Choo has also authored multiple English titles available on our CPD online shop, such as the Complete Guide to Primary English (Volume 2) and Primary 5 English Mastering Situational Writing. For more of her titles, visit CPD’s website today!