How to use the New Word List for Primary 5 and 6 New Primary Chinese textbook for daily practice?
The New Word List for Primary 5 and 6 New Primary Chinese textbook is a condensed study note for huanle huoban textbook for primary 5 and 6. (Note the primary 5 is just published on 2019 and the primary 6 book is published on 2020.) The word list aims to be different from the school’s spelling lists, and the ciyu shouce (or chinese handbook).
Difference 1: This word list is written for students who are not very good in Chinese.
First thing first, students who have limited vocabulary cannot read that dictionary due to the usage of more words than the student can handle. So you will find that most students do not use the e-dictionary for meanings, they used e-dictionary to check for the words they wanted to write.
So the first thing I wanted the student to know is ALL Chinese words or characters are just making up of the 3 components: the character, the meaning and the phonetic (which is the sound). Yes its different from English but it is similar, except English do not have the meaning for abc, they used a number of alphabets to makeup the word.
English: abc – meaning – sound
Chinese: Character – meaning – sound. (and abc is like the strokes or bi hua)
So in order to overcome this lack of vocabulary in Chinese Characters, You need to do 2 things:-
First You want to use meaningful nouns (ciyu) not characters (zi) to help students learn words faster via association of characters not a single character. So all the words are ciyu, seldom character (zi).
Second, You need to use an accurate english contextual meaning for every noun, not the dictionary generic meaning. English and Chinese words do mean different things in different contexts so It is important to note that the words you learn are in the textbook context which may be quite different from its dictionary meaning.
Difference 2: Only the most meaningful things are included
Word list that are too simple like a word list will not help a student who are weak in Chinese in the first place. Word list with all sorts of information will again overwhelm the student with too much information.
I include in the word list in a format that is easy to read and understand and its the same format I teach my students to make. Of cause advanced students have more things included like chengyu and good sentences etc.
All the information are helpful in certain sections of the examination papers and mastering my word list will enhance overall vocabulary of the Chinese Language.
Difference 3: This word list is for revision and home study
If you follow the strict 30 minutes a day studying 3-5 words with understanding you will gain some knowledge of the Chinese Language. And the programme is designed to be VERY EASY to learn. But you must be consistent to improve your grade.
I have asked my students since 3 years ago to start their biji (notebook) and everyday just study a bit. Their results are most will get B and C in PSLE even if they had been struggling to pass their Chinese Language examination since Primary 4. So It works but it is not for the lazy, unmotivated.
The success of this word list + study programme totally depends on the determination of the student.
New Word List for Primary 5 and 6 New Primary Chinese textbook
Every Year students who are taking PSLE had to make a personalized Chinese word list from their Primary 5 and 6 textbook to help them do their daily word study. So this year, I put my effort into creating such a word list so students can carry it to study those words everyday.
And every year, all my pupils have to compile a list of words into exercise books to carry everyday for studying those words. So I think why not create such a word list for the convenience of all pupils.
Two years ago, my student A took the pain to complete primary 5 and 6 word list, studied it everyday (3 words a day). He started with 49.5 in primary 5 SA2, and Passed with a C in PSLE. it took him like 1.5 years to obtain that almost impossible pass.
Now I have compiled the word list from the new textbooks for primary 5 and 6 and your child can focus on those words to score. So why not order the books now.
Step 1, Buy Now
Step 2, download the file from the download link in your receipt email
Step 3, print out chapters you need or the whole book.
*huan le huo ban 6B will be emailed to you by July 2020. (after that it will be inside the ebook)