Confusing Vocabulary 2 | 10 P5 Word Pairs that Students Need to Know!

Hi everyone! We have received many requests to share the P5 and P6 word lists after my first blog post on the P4 vocabulary list. Don’t worry, your request has been heard, and so, I will be sharing the first word list for P5 with you today!^-^

Hi everyone! We have received many requests to share the P5 and P6 word lists after my first blog post on the P4 vocabulary list. Don't worry, your request has been heard, and so, I will be sharing the first word list for P5 with you today!^-^/

The P5 word list differs from the P4 one in the sense that it focuses on words that might come across in newspaper articles published in Straits Times, while at the same time providing essential vocabulary that students can use in their composition writing.

Advance vs. Approach


Advance vs. Approach. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Empathise vs. Sympathise


Empathise vs. Sympathise. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Devoted vs. Pious


Devoted vs. Pious. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Essential vs. Fundamental


Essential vs. Fundamental. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Collaborate vs. Cooperate


Collaborate vs. Cooperate. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Frantically v.s Fervently


Frantically v.s Fervently. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Perseverance vs. Resilience


Perseverance vs. Resilience. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Commend vs. Compliment


Commend vs. Compliment. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Momentarily vs. Temporarily


Momentarily vs. Temporarily. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Domestic vs. Local


Domestic vs. Local. Confusing Vocabulary 2

Are you surprised by the minute but important differences in terms of meaning and application of these words? Being sensitive towards such differences will make upper primary students more confident in the Vocabulary MCQ and Vocabulary Cloze segments of the English Paper 2. More importantly, a good understanding of these often confusing word pairs will ensure that students become sharper at noticing how deliberate word choice can affect the messages or ideas that are being conveyed.

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