STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CLUB #02: FORM FOUR EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES: SECTION B: Patterns and Vocabulary Techniques

‘O’ LEVEL EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES

FORM FOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SECTION B. Patterns and Vocabulary
INTRODUCTION
This Section requires students to be equipped with the following skills on sentence patterns and vocabulary.
For Tips on Other Sections, Check out:
Section A: Comprehension and Summary
Section C: Language Use
Section D: Response to Reading
In this Section B, students are concerned with the skills in two parts of English grammar:


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PART 1: VOCABULARY
Here the students have to be equipped with enough stock of necessary and important English language vocabularies from the following areas of grammar:
However, for more vocabulary practice, in each 'O' Level English Sub Topic there is Vocabulary Building Practice in which you can learn more vocabulary to increase your Bank of Vocabulary for English Language.

PART 2: PATTERNS
The patterns are the accepted grammatical patterns or arrangements of sentences. The students should be able to make good English sentences by identifying the wrong sentences and rewriting them.
  • Appropriate Usage of Parts of Speech, I.e. how each part of speech is grammatically arranged in the sentence.
  • For Past Tense, check out Good Notes on Past Tense.
  • For Present Tense, check out Essential Notes for Present Tense.
  • For Future Tense, check out Easily Understood Notes on Future Tense.
  • Correcting the wrong sentences. The students should use correct tenses, parts of speech, and other grammatical aspects to correct the wrong sentences.
  • Rewriting the sentences. In this case, the students should deal with concessions, direct and indirect speeches, active and passive voices, punctuation marks, tenses, question tags, and other grammatical aspects.
  • For Grammar, keep a watch on Grammar Posts on 'O' Level English Blog.

CONCLUSION
Patterns and Vocabulary Section in Form Four National Examinations are tackled by students who have high command of English language as well as the large stock of English vocabulary. This means that the students should develop the tendency of acquiring more vocabulary since the first day they started learning English in Form One.

The role of the teachers is to make sure students have practiced extensively in all major four language skills so that they can be fully equipped with the enough stock of English language vocabulary.

I wish you nice preparations for NECTA!
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Resources
  • NECTA (2012) Examiners' Report on the Performance of Candidates CSEE: 022 English Language (School Candidates), NECTA, Dar as Salaam.
  • Daniel, K (2003) Elements of Literature: Fourth Course with Readings in World Literature; Florida Edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Austin.
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Next: SECTION C: Language Use

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