Unit structure

HKDSE Exam Skills Paper 1 is a comprehensive reading skills course, preparing students for the HKDSE Paper 1 exam. Each unit is organized as follows:

Taking off

  • thematic questions to set the context of the unit and to stimulate discussion
  • thematic vocabulary and exercises

Reading skills

  • detailed exploration of reading skills, explained and illustrated with examples and exercises
  • reading skills summaries consolidate students’ understanding
  • featured text types familiarize students with different text formats and styles

Knowing the question

  • introduces different question types that students are likely to encounter in the exam
  • the latest question formats related to each question type are taught to ensure familiarity with the exam paper
  • step-by-step guidance is given on how to approach each question type and format

Exam-taking skills

  • each unit presents a different ‘real-life’ exam-taking skill, helping students both during the exam and in preparation
    for it
  • 'Practice makes perfect' exercises to help students develop good exam-taking habits

Exam practice

  • thematic questions to set the context of the unit and to stimulate discussion
  • thematic vocabulary and exercises

Touching down

  • puts students’ newly learnt skills to the test under exam conditions
  • closely follows the latest Paper 1 format
  • realistic and engaging reading passages
  • questions practise the skills taught in the unit as well as revising those introduced in previous units
  • smooth progression to cater for learner diversity