JJ had just gone through her first term exams (primary 3). And over the last few days, she's been getting her results for the respective subjects one by one. Mia has been eagerly waiting for those results, and I can't say for sure whether JJ or mommy is more excited about them.
Well, today JJ got the result for her English paper. I'm afraid she didn't do too well—she got 90%. I'm not too overly concerned about JJ's results as much as Mia, but this evening, just out of curiosity, I actually took the trouble to glance through her English paper. A portion of the paper caught my attention; here's a snapshot of it:
These are Questions 11 to 13, and as you can see, the paper is of multiple choice format. Students were required to choose the "best sentence to fit the situation".
For Q11, the picture shows a boy standing at the fence and asking, "Is your brother at home?"
Q12 shows a boy saying to another boy, "I have five brothers." He's apparently responding to a question posed by the other boy.
Whereas Q13 shows a mother and daughter doing the dishes together in the kitchen; the mother saying, "Thank you for helping me."
In all cases, the students were supposed to choose the best responses from those available options. On the right side of each picture, you can see 4 possible answers each, and those circled ones are chosen by JJ.
Now let me give you an English test of my own. Of the three answers chosen by JJ, one is wrong. Which is it? I have a feeling that people from the science stream would generally give me a different answer from those from the arts stream. What say you? People whose children are from St James, Likas are disqualified from attempting for obvious reason.