Comprehension Open-Ended



Are you like the pupil mentioned in the question above? Are you confused about the requirements needed to score for the comprehension open-ended section? Apart from reading the passage and answering the questions, what other details do you need to pay attention to in order to score? It’s time to wave your doubts goodbye.  

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Indeed. No 1/2 mark is awarded during the PSLE and this means that you need exact and precise answers to secure that 1 or 2 marks. If not, it is going to be a zero. Ouch.


Not all questions appear the same even if they are testing for the same details. From checking your understanding of the passage to familiarising yourself with recent PSLE question types, you can do them all. 

Get ready and dive into Compre Cook’s treasure chest now. 

Here’s What Your Child Will Receive When He/She Joins Our Comprehension Open-Ended Online Course


Self-paced courses

P5 to P6

Targeted Levels


Total Worth
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Video Lessons

Instructional videos to explain and demonstrate the strategies you must know!

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Compre Cook Handbook

A handbook of notes and examples for easy revision!

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Compre Cook Workbook + Annotated Answer Keys

5 Full Practices + 3 Targeted Skills Practices to help you apply what you learnt!

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"The short video lessons are easy to follow and useful. I‘m able to do the online course at my own pace and I can access the content and re-watch the videos any time. The course helps me to understand the different PSLE question types and their answering techniques, including what are the common mistakes to avoid. The examples, practice papers and answer sheets have reinforced my learning and I’m more confident in tackling comprehension questions for PSLE. "
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Brian Ng, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Primary 5
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Is your child facing any of the following while attempting the comprehension open-ended component?

Problem #1: Struggles to check for understanding of the passage
Problem #2: Does not know what to highlight for the question requirements
Problem #3: Is always told to be more specific or that the details are not clear
Problem #4: Misses out pieces of information the answer should contain
Problem #5: Not understanding when an answer needs explanation beyond the passage
Problem #6: Answers in his or her own words all the time for all questions
Problem #7: Is not confident about where to find an answer
Problem #8: Constantly makes careless mistakes e.g. spelling, missing words even after “checking”


    1. loves simple techniques that work
    2. wants to know how to increase his/her understanding of the reading passage
    3. needs greater clarity in the types of questions that can be tested 
    4. needs a structured approach to tackling the various comprehension open-ended and table form question types
    5. needs exposure to commonly tested and new PSLE question types
    6. likes concise notes with clear examples to aid understanding
    7. likes clear, annotated explanations for obtaining answers

Wondering how our video lessons are like?

Preview our “Introduction to Comprehension” Lecture here


Checking for understanding, recognising question requirements, tackling question types in a structured manner, understanding common errors, avoiding careless mistakes – Compre Cook has got them covered. Have the essential strategies at your fingertips because you will need them in order to score.


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Here’s what parents have been sharing about us!

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The course helps me to understand the different PSLE question types and their answering techniques, including what are the common mistakes to avoid. The examples, practice papers and answer sheets have reinforced my learning and I’m more confident in tackling comprehension questions for PSLE.”

Brian Ng, Primary 6, Gan Eng Seng Primary School
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Synthesis Skill-wers

“The bite-sized videos are fun and enjoyable and taught me many rules and strategies on how to answer synthesis questions. The teachers’ explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand.”

Aidan, Primary 6, Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
The Write Recipe : Planning and Brainstorming

“Mrs Chew is clear in her explanations and the fun activities and games kept her engaged throughout the lessons. In fact, she was so eager to continue the lessons on her own that she did so once she came home from school.”

Mrs Yeo Parent of Shernice Primary 5, PLMGS
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The Write Recipe : A.I.M.

“I like how it is easy to remember and how the course teaches me when it is important to describe a character clearly in a story. The activities help me to understand how to apply the technique and there are also lots of examples to build my vocabulary to describe characters well!”

Tia, Primary 5, St Margaret’s Primary School
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Grammar Grandma Bites

“Like all parents who would like to support their children in their learning journey and revision, we found that the course has provided us with a helpful framework and enough strategies to reinforce the key points learnt in school and during tuition.”

Mr and Mrs Lim, Parents of Caitlin, Primary 6, Nanyang Primary School
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Easy Listening

“I think that the tips on how to do well for the listening comprehension were great and useful. Now I am more confident when it comes to listening comprehension. The questions asked were tricky, which made me think more about my answers before writing them down. Overall, I think the Easy Listening online course is good and definitely helpful!”

Yi Ping, parent of Kieran, Primary 6
Edit with Edit-Tea

“Kayla finds the online course structured and systematic in its approach. The course content is also clearly delivered and presented by the instructor.
Most importantly, the tips are easy to follow. We are glad that Kayla has gained insights into the editing component through the course as these tips are not taught in school.”

Soh Chin, parent of Kayla Chong, Primary 6, Anderson Primary School
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Un-Pac the Situation

“The content is interesting and the bite-sized lessons make it easy to digest doe any new users. Overall, the Ashton likes how engaging the course is and that it reinforces what learnt in school for situational writing.”

Indra, Parent of Ashton, Primary 6, St Andrew’s Junior School
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Open The Cloze Door

“The annotated answers for the worksheets are excellent and help me to understand how to get the correct answer by identifying the clues… I would definitely recommend this to my other friends!”

Klarisse, student at Methodist Girls’ School (P6)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How does lifetime access sound? As long as Lil’ but Mighty exists, this course will be available to watch. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

Yes, our Compre Treasure Chest is tailored for use with the latest PSLE English Format. Hoorah!

Targeted at all pupils who are preparing to be PSLE ready.

Definitely! Our team of teachers will be ready (with a smile!) to provide you help on questions that you have regarding the course content and its materials.

For viewing the videos: – Good internet connection – Web Browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (Mac), Opera and Internet Explorer (11 and beyond)

If you need help with something related to the course, please contact us at Thank you!

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