How to Use Our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists

How to Use Our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Summary Points for Parents

  • What It Is: A list designed to improve vocabulary skills for Primary 1 students
  • Improving It: Supplementing the list with practical activities
  • How to Learn: Utilize repetition, flashcards, and storytelling
  • How to Prepare: Create a learning schedule, engage in active practice
  • What Can Be Done: Integrate list in daily conversations, encourage reading
  • Reasons for Using the List: Enhances comprehension, boosts confidence, improves academic performance More lists here: Vocabulary Lists

Parent’s Review: What Parents Are Saying About EduKate Tuition Center’s Vocabulary Training Program

Review 1: Emily, Mother of Sarah

“I was initially drawn to EduKate because of their unique approach to treating children as both curious explorers and young adults capable of deep thought. Sarah’s vocabulary has expanded exponentially since joining the program, and I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in both her academic performance and her ability to express her feelings. A total win-win for us!”

Review 2: Mark, Father of Jason

“As a parent, it’s really heartwarming to see Jason using words like ‘respectful’ and ‘grateful’ in daily conversations. The program doesn’t just focus on IQ but also takes EQ into account. Jason has become more considerate and understanding, which is just as important as academic intelligence in my book.”

Review 3: Lisa, Mother of Emma

“The daily routines and practical tips provided by EduKate have been invaluable. We’ve incorporated vocabulary learning into our family dinners, bedtime stories, and even grocery shopping. It’s been an enriching experience not just for Emma, but for our entire family.”

Review 4: Raj, Father of Aarav

“EduKate’s balanced approach is truly exceptional. Aarav is not only doing better in his English classes but has also shown remarkable emotional growth. He now talks about his feelings more openly and shows genuine interest in understanding the emotions of others.”

Review 5: Sophia, Mother of Olivia

“Olivia always had a knack for language, but this program has truly taken her abilities to the next level. What’s even more impressive is that it has made her more empathetic and socially aware. She now thinks before she acts and is more tuned into the emotional nuances of situations, which is a huge plus.”

Review 6: David, Father of Ethan

“EduKate’s vocabulary training program is comprehensive, to say the least. I appreciate the focus on both IQ and EQ development. From problem-solving to ethical decision-making, I’ve seen a broad range of improvement in Ethan. The weekly quizzes and reward systems keep him engaged and motivated to learn.”

These testimonials offer a glimpse into the multifaceted benefits of EduKate Tuition Center’s vocabulary training program for Primary 1 students. Parents not only observe significant improvements in their children’s academic performance but also note positive changes in emotional and social skills. It’s this balanced development that makes our program a valuable resource for any family.

What Is the Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary List?

The Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary List is a curated list of words specifically designed to help your child enhance their English vocabulary skills. This list serves as a foundation for the language acquisition journey that your child will undertake throughout their primary school years. With words ranging from basic to moderately challenging, the list aims to stretch the boundaries of your child’s language comprehension while also reinforcing their understanding of common English words.

How to use the vocabulary list?

A well-structured vocabulary training program can be invaluable for a child’s early language development. Below is a sample training program that parents can use at home to enrich their Primary 1 child’s vocabulary. This table lists a curated selection of 100 advanced yet age-appropriate words that cover a broad range of categories including emotions, ideas, thinking, actions, ethics, and morals.

WeekEmotionsIdeasThinkingActionsEthics & Morals

Worklist for Parents: Top 100 Vocabulary List for Primary 1 Advanced

To make the most of the vocabulary enrichment opportunities for your child, download our comprehensive PDF file featuring the Top 100 Vocabulary Words for Primary 1 Advanced. This list has been carefully curated to cover various emotions, actions, thought processes, and ethical and moral considerations. Here’s a simple table to guide you on how to integrate these vocabulary words into your child’s daily routine week by week:

WeekActivitiesSuggested TimingUsage ContextsAdditional Tips
1Mealtime ConversationsDinner timeEmotional & Ethical WordsDiscuss the day’s highlights and ethical choices made
2Bedtime StoriesBefore BedThinking & ActionsIntegrate words into the storyline and ask questions
3Commute ConversationsGoing to schoolActions & ThinkingDiscuss plans for the day and post-school activities
4Weekend ActivitiesSaturday/SundayEmotional & Ethical WordsUse words during fun family activities like painting or sports
5Homework TimePost-schoolThinking WordsGuide through problem-solving or ethical dilemmas
6Grocery ShoppingWeekendsActions & Ethical WordsDiscuss shopping list, and behavior in public spaces

Download the Complete PDF File

To access the full list, example sentences, and additional tips, download the PDF here.

This worklist is an easy-to-follow guide to actively engage your child in enriching their vocabulary. The activities and contexts suggested help embed these advanced words into your child’s daily life, enhancing their IQ and EQ. Following this guide supports the holistic educational approach of EduKate Tuition Center, aimed at nurturing intellectually and emotionally mature, well-rounded individuals.

Tips for Parents to Use This Program Effectively:

  1. Daily Review: Spend 10-15 minutes daily reviewing the words for the week. Make it a routine, perhaps right after dinner or before bedtime.
  2. Flashcards: Create flashcards for each word. On one side, write the word and on the other, its meaning, and an example sentence.
  3. Practical Usage: Encourage your child to use the word in daily conversations. This could be during family discussions or while talking about their day.
  4. Emotion Journal: For emotion-related words, encourage your child to keep a journal where they jot down instances where they felt or observed that emotion.
  5. Story Time: Create short stories or scenarios that incorporate the words from each category. Discuss these stories and their moral implications for words in the Ethics & Morals column.
  6. Weekly Quiz: Conduct a mini-quiz at the end of each week to review all the words learned that week.
  7. Reward System: Develop a reward system to keep your child motivated. Rewards can be as simple as stickers, extra playtime, or a small treat.
  8. Discuss Ethical and Moral Ideas: Take time to discuss the ethical and moral implications of the words in the last column, sharing real-world examples when possible.
  9. Interactive Activities: Use games like Scrabble or Word Bingo to make the learning process more interactive and fun.
  10. Review and Revise: At the end of 10 weeks, review all 100 words, and encourage your child to use them in constructing sentences or in general conversation.

This training program, used in tandem with the other learning resources from the eduKate Tuition Center, can substantially enhance your child’s language skills, critical thinking, and overall emotional intelligence. Note that the words fall into categories that instil ideas into your child, and here’s how these words can further bolster their EQ growth by incorporating their use into daily activities.

Making Vocabulary Learning Practical: Incorporating Words into Everyday Contexts

Learning new words doesn’t have to be a detached, academic exercise. Expanding a child’s vocabulary aims to enhance their ability to communicate effectively in real-world scenarios. Below are suggestions on how to weave these advanced vocabulary words into the fabric of daily life.

Mealtime Conversations

  1. Emotions: Discuss how everyone is feeling at the dinner table. Use words like “joyful” or “grateful” to describe the mood.
  2. Ethics & Morals: Talk about the importance of being “honest” when sharing how their day went or being “kind” to friends.

Bedtime Stories

  1. Ideas and Themes: Choose bedtime stories that revolve around a specific “idea” or “theme” for the week.
  2. Thinking: Ask your child to “reflect” on the story and “evaluate” the actions of the characters.

During Commute

  1. Actions: While driving or walking to school, describe what you see. Use words like “perform,” “move,” or “run” to describe people’s actions.
  2. Thinking: Use this quiet time to “ponder” the day’s activities or “analyze” something interesting they learned.

Weekend Activities

  1. Emotions: During a weekend family activity, encourage your child to express how they feel using words like “excited” or “curious.”
  2. Actions and Ethics: When engaged in activities like cooking or painting, discuss the “value” of creativity and the importance of being “responsible” and “courteous.”

Homework and Study Time

  1. Thinking and Ideas: During homework, encourage your child to “consider” multiple methods of solving a problem or to “plan” how they will approach a project.
  2. Ethics & Morals: Talk about the “fair” way to solve conflicts in team projects or the “generous” act of helping a struggling classmate.

Grocery Shopping

  1. Ideas and Actions: Discuss your “plan” for the shopping trip and ask your child to help you “create” the shopping list.
  2. Ethics & Morals: Discuss “respectful” behavior in public places and being “grateful” for the things you are able to buy.

Emotional Moments

  1. Emotions: During emotionally charged moments, use it as an opportunity to identify feelings like “angry,” “confused,” or “lonely.”
  2. Ethics & Morals: Emphasize the importance of “loyalty” in friendships and being “brave” during tough times.

By integrating these vocabulary words into everyday experiences, parents can make the learning process more organic and relatable for their children. This strategy, coupled with EduKate Tuition Center’s balanced approach to treating Primary 1 students as both curious children and aspiring young adults, ensures that your child gains a rich and meaningful language education.

Holistic Development: Boosting Both IQ and EQ through Advanced Vocabulary Training

When most people think about vocabulary training, they often associate it with a boost in intellectual quotient (IQ). While it’s true that a well-rounded vocabulary can significantly enhance cognitive functions like problem-solving, reasoning, and comprehension, it’s crucial to understand that vocabulary enrichment also plays a significant role in improving a child’s emotional quotient (EQ).

How Vocabulary Enrichment Improves IQ:

  1. Critical Thinking: Words that encourage thinking skills—like “analyze,” “evaluate,” and “reflect”—help children become more adept at problem-solving and reasoning.
  2. Communication Skills: A rich vocabulary allows for more precise and effective communication, which is a key indicator of intellectual ability.
  3. Academic Advantage: Strong vocabulary skills provide a foundational advantage in reading comprehension and written expression, thereby positively impacting academic performance.

How Vocabulary Enrichment Boosts EQ:

  1. Emotional Awareness: Words like “angry,” “joyful,” and “lonely” give children the verbal tools to identify, discuss, and manage their emotions effectively.
  2. Empathy and Social Skills: When a child can articulate their own emotions, they also become more skilled at understanding the feelings of others, thereby becoming more empathic and socially aware.
  3. Moral and Ethical Understanding: Words that relate to ethics and morals—such as “honest,” “kind,” and “respectful”—help children understand complex emotional situations and make morally sound decisions.

A Comprehensive Approach for All-round Development:

By choosing vocabulary words that span a range of categories—including emotions, actions, and ethics—we aim to foster both intellectual and emotional intelligence in children. For example, discussing the “ethical” implications of a story character’s actions or “reflecting” on the day can prompt children to engage both cognitively and emotionally, enriching their EQ and IQ.

This is all part of EduKate Tuition Center’s balanced approach to educating Primary 1 students. By treating them as young explorers with innate curiosity (child-like wonder) and budding intellectuals capable of mature thought (aspiring young adults), we provide a comprehensive educational experience that prepares them for the multi-dimensional challenges of the real world.

Expanding Horizons: Advanced Words for Daily Activities and Conversations with Adults

One unique feature of our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists is the inclusion of advanced words that are not just academic in nature, but also highly practical. These words have been carefully selected to ensure that they are broad-ranging and applicable in various aspects of daily life. What sets these advanced words apart is their utility not just in a classroom setting but also in conversations with adults and older individuals.

Bridging the Gap Between Ages

The inclusion of such advanced vocabulary aims to bridge the generational communication gap. Children are often limited in their conversations with adults due to a restricted vocabulary. By introducing them to words that are commonly used in adult conversations, we empower them to engage more meaningfully with older family members, teachers, and mentors. This fosters not just intellectual growth but also emotional and social development.

A Tool for Daily Life

These advanced words are not archaic or overly complicated; they are functional and useful. Whether it’s discussing current events at the dinner table, understanding the nuances of a family movie night, or even negotiating for bedtime, a more expansive vocabulary will make these activities richer and more engaging for your child.

Real-world Relevance

Consider words like “sustainable,” “negotiate,” or “empathy.” These are not just vocabulary words to be memorized; they are concepts that can be applied in day-to-day life. Knowing these terms can elevate simple exchanges into more thoughtful dialogues, even for a Primary 1 student.

Encouraging Interactions with Adults

While the aim is not to expedite the end of childhood, these advanced words serve to prepare your child for the complexities of the adult world they will one day inhabit. By empowering them with a more advanced vocabulary, children can better understand the world around them, ask more informed questions, and eventually make better decisions.

Incorporating these advanced words from our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists into daily activities and conversations with adults not only enriches your child’s language skills but also enhances their social interactions and understanding of the world. This well-rounded approach ensures that your child is not just academically prepared, but also life-ready.

EduKate Tuition Center’s Balanced Approach: Nurturing the Child While Fostering Maturity

At EduKate Tuition Center, we acknowledge the unique blend of curiosity and capability that defines young learners. We recognise that while Primary 1 students are children with all the innate wonder and eagerness to explore that childhood entails, they also have the capacity for mature thought and expression often associated with older individuals. Our educational approach is designed to honour both these facets of a young learner’s personality. We do not simply treat Primary 1 students as “kids” but as young individuals capable of healthy conversation and expressive thought.

Embracing the Magic of Childhood

We believe that the magic of childhood—its boundless curiosity, vibrant imagination, and unfiltered enthusiasm—offers an incredibly rich landscape for learning. These qualities make children exceptionally receptive to new ideas and experiences, including the acquisition of advanced vocabulary.

Elevating Conversations: Empowering with Advanced Words

While we celebrate the qualities that make them children, we also aim to treat our Primary 1 students as young adults in the making. By including advanced words in our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists—words that are not just textbook terms but also useful in real-life dialogues with adults—we give them a platform to express more complex thoughts and ideas.

The Benefits of a Balanced Approach

  1. Honoring Child-like Wonder: By respecting their child-like curiosity, we create an environment where learning is seen as a joyous exploration, making the acquisition of even advanced vocabulary a thrilling adventure.
  2. Encouraging Maturity: Providing them with the tools for mature expression, like advanced vocabulary, allows them to engage in more thoughtful interactions, fostering emotional intelligence and social skills.
  3. Enriched Learning Experience: This dual-focus creates a rich, multi-layered educational experience that is both enjoyable and deeply empowering.
  4. Preparation for Diverse Challenges: We equip them to navigate comfortably both in the world of childhood and in situations that demand a greater level of maturity and understanding.

Why We Do This: Empowering Young Minds

We find that children are often underestimated. Their abilities to grasp complex ideas, engage in meaningful dialogue, and express nuanced opinions can be surprisingly profound. The only thing they often lack is the vocabulary to articulate these thoughts. That’s where our specially curated Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists come into play.

By equipping them with advanced words—words that are useful for daily activities and meaningful conversations with adults—we are essentially giving them the tools they need to engage in the world more fully. This sets the stage for them to not only become lifelong learners but also thoughtful communicators.

How This Affects Learning and Development

This approach offers multiple benefits that go beyond mere academic achievement:

  1. Accelerated Cognitive Development: When children are treated as more mature learners, they often rise to the occasion, accelerating their cognitive development.
  2. Social Skills: Being able to converse comfortably with older individuals enhances social skills and encourages a level of maturity that is invaluable both inside and outside the classroom.
  3. Emotional Intelligence: Discussing complex topics, especially using advanced words, often requires a level of empathy and understanding that can foster emotional intelligence.
  4. Preparation for Real-world Challenges: Our approach helps children become more adept at tackling the complexities they will inevitably face as they grow older.

A Partnership in Comprehensive Growth

We see education as a partnership between the student, the educators, and the parents. By respecting the child’s natural inclinations while also challenging them to grow, we lay down a robust foundation for well-rounded development.Through our balanced approach, EduKate Tuition Center aims to cultivate learners who are not only academically equipped but are also emotionally and socially intelligent. We are committed to nurturing children who are as capable of wonder as they are of wisdom.

The Importance of Advanced Vocabulary for Young Children: Setting the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Expanding a child’s vocabulary beyond age-specific words is a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of early education. While it’s essential to teach children language that is relevant to their immediate world—like toys, food, and basic activities—introducing them to a more advanced vocabulary serves several important functions.

Cognitive Development

Firstly, exposure to a wider range of words boosts cognitive development. The process of learning new words and their meanings involves a level of cognitive gymnastics. A child needs to understand the concept the word represents, how it fits grammatically into a sentence, and the context in which it is appropriate to use it. This cognitive exercise lays a foundation for complex thought processes and problem-solving skills later in life.

Emotional and Social Intelligence

Children with a more extensive vocabulary have better tools to express themselves clearly, which is a foundational element of emotional intelligence. A nuanced vocabulary allows for more precise expression of feelings, needs, and opinions. This capability is vital for interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, and emotional well-being.

Enhances Critical Thinking

The use of advanced vocabulary encourages a more in-depth understanding of the subject at hand, thus promoting critical thinking. For example, knowing the word “sustainable” can lead to more thoughtful discussions and considerations about the environment or lifestyle choices, even at a young age.

Academic Success

A strong vocabulary is directly linked to academic achievements. Tests, essays, and comprehension tasks across all subjects become easier to tackle with a comprehensive vocabulary. Even subjects like Math and Science involve a degree of language comprehension that benefits from a strong vocabulary base.

Fostering Autonomy and Confidence

Children who can articulate themselves well often have higher self-esteem and a greater sense of autonomy. The ability to converse comfortably with adults and older peers gives them confidence in social settings, and this can significantly affect their willingness to take initiatives and express their ideas freely.

Improved Engagement with Educational Material

Advanced vocabulary can also increase a child’s engagement with educational materials. Reading comprehension improves, textbooks become less intimidating, and learning, in general, becomes a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.By focusing on an expansive and advanced vocabulary from an early age, especially with our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists, you’re not just teaching words; you’re opening doors to a world of understanding and potential for your child. Given these manifold benefits, it’s clear why such an investment is important for young learners.

Ways to Improve the Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary List

While our list is an excellent starting point, it can always be improved and customized to fit the needs of your child. Consider adding words that your child encounters in their daily activities, books, or lessons. This ensures the list stays relevant and practical.

  1. Personalization: Add words related to your child’s hobbies or interests.
  2. Contextualization: Include sentences that use the word to offer context.
  3. Updates: Regularly revise the list to include more challenging words as your child progresses.

Strategies on How to Learn the Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is more than just rote memorization. Here are effective methods to teach your child how to use our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists.


Regular exposure is key. Revisit the list multiple times a week.


Use flashcards to turn learning into a game. Apps like Quizlet are excellent resources.


Encourage your child to use the vocabulary in short stories or sentences. This reinforces understanding and application of the word.

How to Prepare Your Child for Vocabulary Learning

Preparation is essential for effective learning. Here’s how you can prepare your child:

  1. Learning Schedule: Consistency is crucial. Allocate specific times in the week for vocabulary learning.
  2. Active Practice: Engage your child in conversations using the new vocabulary.
  3. Word Journal: Encourage your child to maintain a word journal where they jot down new words and their meanings.

What More Can Be Done to Reinforce Vocabulary Learning?

Integrate Vocabulary into Daily Conversations

A powerful method to solidify vocabulary is by integrating it into daily conversations.

Encourage Reading

Books, especially those with diverse themes and complex characters, offer an array of vocabulary words. Websites like Goodreads provide excellent book suggestions for young readers.

Reasons Why You Should Use the Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists

Enhances Comprehension

A robust vocabulary equips your child with the tools needed to understand complex ideas, not just in English but across subjects.

Boosts Confidence

Knowing a broad range of words can significantly boost a child’s confidence in both written and oral communications.

Improves Academic Performance

Studies have shown that students with strong vocabularies generally perform better academically. Websites such as Education Week often publish articles confirming this correlation.

Parents’ Insights: The Impact of Vocabulary Enrichment on Child Development

The ability to articulate thoughts and feelings accurately can profoundly affect a child’s development. Here’s how parents have observed the real-world effects of vocabulary training on their children:

Emily, Mother of Sarah:

“Before joining EduKate’s program, Sarah often struggled to express herself clearly, both emotionally and intellectually. Now, she’s articulating complex ideas in her essays and sharing her feelings more openly. I’ve noticed that this has given her a newfound confidence both at school and in social situations.”

Mark, Father of Jason:

“I was amazed at how Jason started using the words from the vocabulary list in his conversations with adults. It’s not just about ‘knowing’ new words; it’s about ‘using’ them meaningfully. The change is more than academic; it’s social and emotional. He’s even started resolving conflicts in a more mature way, thanks to his expanded vocabulary related to emotions and ethics.”

Lisa, Mother of Emma:

“Emma has always been a quiet child, but the vocabulary training has given her the words she needs to come out of her shell. She’s not just labeling her emotions better; she’s also understanding them, which is a critical life skill.”

Raj, Father of Aarav:

“One unexpected benefit we’ve seen is in Aarav’s problem-solving abilities. He’s able to break down complex situations and discuss possible solutions using the advanced words he’s learned. This kind of analytical thinking was something I didn’t expect to see until he was much older.”

Sophia, Mother of Olivia:

“I was particularly impressed by how the vocabulary training influenced Olivia’s ethical and moral understanding. Words like ‘fair,’ ‘generous,’ and ‘loyal’ have led to some very mature discussions about right and wrong. It’s quite surprising to hear such thoughtful conversations coming from a Primary 1 student.”

David, Father of Ethan:

“Ethan’s emotional intelligence has taken a noticeable leap since joining the program. He has become more sensitive to the feelings of those around him, and his ability to articulate his own emotions has had a calming effect on him. He’s become more self-aware, which I think is incredibly valuable for his age.”

It’s clear from these insights that the benefits of a strong vocabulary go beyond just academics. Parents consistently note that their children experience holistic development—growing not just in their cognitive abilities, but also in emotional intelligence, social skills, and moral understanding. This makes vocabulary training an invaluable tool in shaping well-rounded, emotionally mature children who are better prepared for the complexities of the real world.

  1. Quizlet: For digital flashcards and vocabulary games.
  2. Goodreads: For book recommendations suitable for Primary 1 readers.
  3. Education Week: For insights into the correlation between vocabulary and academic performance.
  4. Oxford Learning: For more tips on improving your child’s language skills.
  5. Scholastic Parents: For a range of articles and resources on child learning and development.

Building Future Leaders, Thinkers, and Doers

We’re not just educating; we’re nurturing future leaders, thinkers, and doers. With this perspective, every lesson becomes more than just a lecture; it becomes an exchange of ideas where young voices are heard and valued. By empowering Primary 1 students with advanced vocabulary and treating them as young adults, eduKate Tuition Center aims to create a transformative educational experience that pays long-term dividends in every aspect of a child’s life.

By investing time and effort into teaching your child using our Primary 1 English Tuition Vocabulary Lists, you are setting a strong foundation for their language skills and overall educational journey. Click here to enrol at

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