“O” Level English

It is heart-breaking to see many top students excelling in multiple subjects for the “O” Level Examinations, only to falter in English Language. Many students and parents possess the fallacious view that English is a subject which won’t benefit from tuition as it’s subjective and essentially a discipline where “you either have it or you don’t”. Nothing can be further than the truth as here at GPEnglishMaster, we will teach you the requisite techniques to excel and master this subject.

WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE "O" LEVEL ENGLISH TUITION PACKAGE?

EDITING

Tutor will impart 7 CORE TECHNIQUES that will ensure students’ mastery of this section within a month (or less). As this is the easiest section to master, periodic planned practices will be given to ensure skills taught are retained throughout the course.

SITUATIONAL WRITING
  • LETTER WRITING: model templates for both formal and informal letters will be given to students
    • For informal letters, students will be taught to apply the EXMUSUAS technique which includes identifying the existing situation, introducing unique selling points, incorporating subsidiary interests and tips to increase the anticipatory tone of the letter.
    • For formal letters, the HUS-CEUS-GOC technique will be taught. It features identification of stakeholders, raising urgency of the letter, grouping of emotions and reinforcing the call to action statement at the end of the letter.
  • SPEECH: students will learn how to effectively address the audience, highlight the existing situation, learn the methods of escalation and ways to add qualifiers, provide effective suggestions and conclude with a persuasive appeal.
  • ARTICLE/ REPORT: the TPWWR (time-place-who-what-role) system will be introduced to allow students to effectively describe the issues by appealing to the relevant stakeholders.
CONTINUOUS WRITING
  • NARRATIVE: techniques taught will include key characters’ positioning, comprehensive descriptions of scenes/ situations, methods of escalation, effective resolutions of conflicts, and the addition of surprising/ ironic twists to the story.
  • DESCRIPTIVE: techniques taught will include past/ existing transformations of scenes, addition of nostalgia and social memory, 5 senses infusion, emotional transitioning and possible surprising/ ironic resolutions.
  • ARGUMENTATIVE: techniques taught will include proper definitions, setting the existing situation, localisation, presenting opposing arguments and effective rebuttals, presenting supporting arguments, phrasing/ vocabulary infusion and writing a cogent conclusion.
  • EXPOSITORY/ GENERAL INTEREST/ REFLECTIVE: techniques taught will include content summary, in-depth explorations across themes and professional essay structuring.
PAPER 2
  • VISUAL TEXT
    • KEYWORDS: techniques taught will include the identification of keywords, symbolic interpretation of pictures, identification of red herrings and identifying with persuasive texts.
  • COMPREHENSION: techniques taught will include advanced level thematic analysis, phrasing lead-in anticipation, phrasing coding/ grouping, vocabulary training and paraphrasing mini crash courses. Summary techniques will also include identifying key arguments, checking for repetition, mid-analysis word gauge and thematic coding.
ORAL EXAMINATION
  • READING ALOUD SEGMENT:  techniques taught will include correcting students’ diction, pacing, pronunciation, emphasis of phrases and tone.
  • SPOKEN INTERACTION SEGMENT:  techniques taught will include background/ foreground examination, clarity of description, differentiating standout and minor features, vocabulary training for emotive description, balancing the opinions and additional knowledge/ content of key oral themes.