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Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics (Years 2015-2023)

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Introduction | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

 

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) English Oral Exam, comprising the Reading Aloud and Stimulus-based Conversation sections, often induces anxiety and stress in students. However, with thorough preparation and consistent practice, students can build their confidence, excel, and even achieve full marks in their PSLE English Oral Exam!

Understanding the types of questions and topics that have been featured in past PSLE English Oral Exams can significantly aid in effective preparation. By reviewing and practising these questions, students can gain a clearer sense of what to expect. Let’s explore some of the past years’ oral topics and questions to provide a comprehensive guide for your preparation journey.

 

2015 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

 

Day 1: Poster on Spin-A-Tale Sundays, a reading activity

  1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested in this weekend activity? Why, or why not?
  2. Do you have enough time to relax at weekends? Why, or why not?
  3. If you have the chance to try something new at weekends, what would you do? Why?

Day 2: Poster of a school’s fun run, a family activity

  1. Look at the picture. Would you like to participate in this activity? Why, or why not?
  2. Is there something that you enjoy doing with one or more members of your family? Tell us about it. / Tell us why not.
  3. Tell us about a special occasion that your family has celebrated.

 

2016 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

 

    Day 1: Poster calling for nominations for the Supportive Friend Award

    1. Look at the picture. Would you like a schoolmate like this? Why, or why not?
    2. Do you like making new friends? Why, or why not?
    3. Do you like to be a buddy to a younger pupil? Why, or why not?

    Day 2: Poster on Junior Baking Fun, a baking activity

    1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested in this activity? Why, or why not?
    2. What do you usually eat during recess and why?
    3. Do you think you have good eating habits? Why do you say so?

     

    2017 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

     

      Day 1: Poster calling for submission of poems for Teachers’ Day

      1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested to do this activity? Why, or why not?
      2. How does your school celebrate Teachers’ Day?
      3. Other than your teachers, who else would you like to show appreciation to, and why?

      Day 2: Poster on Cleanest Classroom Contest

      1. Look at the picture. Do you think this poster would encourage pupils to keep their classroom clean? Why, or why not?
      2. How else could your school encourage pupils to keep their classrooms clean?
      3. Do you think the cleaners in your school have an easy job? Why, or why not?

       

      2018 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

       

        Day 1: Banner of a secondary school, calling for primary school students to join them

        1. Look at the picture. Does this banner make you want to join this school? Why, or why not?
        2. What would you consider when choosing a school?
        3. How would you try to make friends in a new school?

        Day 2: Poster calling for students to sign up for a speech contest

        1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested to sign up for this contest? Why, or why not?
        2. Tell us about a time you watched or gave a presentation.
        3. If you had to, would you prefer making a speech to strangers or to people you know? Why?

         

        2019 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

         

          Day 1: Picture of a bookshelf in a library, with some book recommendations

          1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested in reading these books? Why, or why not?
          2. Do you visit your school library often? Why, or why not?
          3. Would you prefer listening to stories or reading stories? Why?

          Day 2: Poster pasted on the door of a computer lab, reminding students of what they need to do before leaving the lab

          1. Look at the picture. Do you think the poster is useful in reminding students of what they need to do?
          2. Was there a time you lost or forgot something? Tell us about it.
          3. How would you help a friend or family member who tends to be forgetful?

           

          2020 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

           

          Day 1: Poster inviting residents to a party to get to know their neighbours

          1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested in participating in this event? Why, or why not?
          2. What do you like about your neighbourhood?
          3. What does being a good neighbour mean to you?

          Day 2: Ticket to a school’s graduation concert

          1. Look at the picture. Would you like to invite a family or a friend to watch this concert? Why, or why not?
          2. Would you prefer being a performer onstage or helping out backstage with the lights, props and costumes? Why?
          3. Tell us about a performance you once watched.

           

          2021 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

           

          Day 1: Picture showing a girl fast asleep at 6am, with her alarm clock ringing and a note reminding her of her competition at 6am

          1. Look at the picture. Are you like the girl in the picture? Why, or why not?
          2. If you could choose, what time would you like school to start and end? Why?
          3. Do you have enough sleep every night? Why, or why not?

          Day 2: Poster on a talk on how to take good care of pets

          1. Look at the picture. Would you be interested in attending the talk? Why, or why not?
          2. Do you think listening to a talk is an effective way to learn? Why, or why not?
          3. Attending talks is one way to learn. What do you think about doing projects as another way to learn?

           

          2022 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

           

          Day 1: Poster on recycling old sports shoes

          1. Look at the poster. Would you participate in this recycling activity? Why, or why not?
          2. Besides shoes, what kinds of things can you donate or recycle? Why?
          3. Do you think it is important to take care of the environment? Why, or why not?

          Day 2: Picture showing a boy playing games on his tablet at 3.30pm, with his timetable stating he should be doing homework at this time

          1. Look at the picture. Do you think the child should be playing a game at this time? Why, or why not?
          2. Do you like using electronic devices for your learning? Why, or why not?
          3. What should students be careful about when they use electronic devices?

           

          2023 | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

           

          Day 1: Poster on a science exhibition at the science centre

          1. Look at the poster. Would you be interested in visiting this exhibition? Why, or why not?
          2. Tell us about a place of interest in Singapore that you have visited or would like to visit.
          3. Do you think the school holidays are long enough? Why, or why not?

          Day 2: Picture showing a girl writing in her diary, with a slice of cake, a birthday card, a soft toy; and her family photo on her table

          1. Look at the poster. What do you think the girl is writing in her diary? Why?
          2. Tell us about an item you treasure. Why do you treasure it?
          3. Do you like to take photographs to remember your experiences? Why, or why not?

           

          Conclusion | Past-Year PSLE English Oral Topics

           

          Reflecting on past years’ PSLE English oral exam questions can reveal valuable insights and trends that can significantly aid in preparation. The oral component is a low-hanging fruit, and offers a great opportunity to improve the overall AL score in the subject. Consistent practice and guided preparation are key to mastering this component.

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