Topic 1: Word Power
Word Power helps the students to build up their vocabulary and pump up their communication skills through spellings, words related to basic things, they observe in their surroundings (Words related to Emotions, Animals, Things, etc), Homophones, Idioms which is essential to make the communication faster and more understandable.
Topic 2: Synonyms and Antonyms
This topic mainly focuses on what different words actually mean and what is the opposite of that word. Focusing on this topic helps in making a sentence without any confusion. It can be achieved by practicing a set of different words every day and learn their meaning and their opposites.
Topic 3: Nouns
Nouns are the basic building blocks of vocabulary, in this topic, you will learn about the basic concept of Noun, Types of Nouns, where to use them and what types of nouns are used in different words(Identify the type of noun).
Topic 4: Pronouns
Pronouns are used to replace a noun, this is mainly used to avoid the repetition of the noun and make it easier for the reader to understand the sentence written. In this topic, we focus on what are Pronouns, what are the types of Pronouns, when to use Pronouns (he, she, it, they, and this) in a sentence.
Topic 5: Verbs and Phrasal Verbs
Verbs are basically a word used to describe an action in the sentence. In this topic, we focus on what are verbs, what are the three basic types of verbs, when to use them and where to use them.
In Phrasal Verbs, we focus on what are Phrasal Verbs, why do we use Phrasal Verbs, what are different Phrasal Verbs which can be used.
Topic 6: Adverbs
Adverbs are words that modify a verb. In this topic, we focus on what are adverbs, what are the different types of adverbs(manner, time, place, degree, frequency) and which one to use in order to modify the verb in the sentence.
Topic 7: Adjectives
Adjectives are words naming a particular attribute of a noun, they are used to describe a Noun or Pronoun. In this topic, we focus on the concept of Adjective, types of Adjectives, examples of Adjectives and how to use them.
Topic 8: Articles
In this topic, we will learn the concept of Articles, types of Articles, when and when not to use Articles by taking different examples.
Topic 9: Prepositions
Prepositions are used to connect people, objects, time, and location of a sentence. In this topic, we learn what is the concept of Prepositions, when and when not to use them in a sentence through different examples.
Topic 10: Conjunction
Conjunctions are used to hold words, phrases, clauses together. In this topic, we focus on the topic of Conjunction, what are the different Conjunctions that can be used in a sentence and how to use them with the help of examples.
Topic 11: Punctuations
Punctuations are used to improve the readability of the sentence. In this topic, we see what are Punctuations, what are the different Punctuation marks can be used in a particular type of sentence and what Punctuation marks should be used in different situations.
Topic 12: Tenses
Tenses are very crucial when making a sentence. In this topic, we focus on the concept of Tenses, what are the basic type of Tenses, what are the subcategories of the basic types of Tenses(ex: Simple Past Tense) with appropriate examples for each of them.
Topic 13: Active and Passive Voice
In this topic, we focus on what are Active and Passive Voice, what is the difference between Active and Passive Voice, Converting Active Voice to Passive Voice and convert Passive Voice to Active voice.
Topic 14: Reported Speech
Reported Speech is used to talk about the past, Reported Speech is also known as Indirect speech. In this topic, we see what is the concept of Reported Speech, when to use them, how to use them while making a sentence and what are the rules when using Reported Speech.
Topic 15: Retrieve Information and Interpret
This Topic captures this aspect of the language and judges the capability of the student of interpretation of the language in its written form. Here, the students will be asked to decipher the information presented to them in the form of News headlines, Messages, Letters, etc., This section aims at Students to be able to understand the information given in News reports, Time-tables, Messages, etc.
Topic 16: Spoken and Written Expression
As social beings, we resort to language to express our emotions and thoughts in our minds. The whole point of the language is lost when we’re unable to capitalize on this aspect. The Students in this exercise are presented with various questions where they’re expected to comprehend various expressions both written and spoken, which are usually situation-based variations in functions like Requests, Refusals, Apologies, etc.
Topic 17: High Order Thinking Skills
As the name suggests this section of the competition puts all the above-mentioned sections to build a base for questions that allow the students to use higher-order thinking. This enables the students to understand those intricate nuances of the language and work towards perfecting them.
For more insights and detailed information the IEO Syllabus Class 5 pdf download is available for download on the internet and can be easily accessed. Having touched base on the various sections and the syllabus covered in the International English Olympiad, you can now have your Children or Students work towards grabbing a higher score in the test which would only be a stepping stone in them being the masters of the English language.
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