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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Nanning.
Plans for "Watch, Listen & Speak", Semester 2
Listening & Speaking, In Class Speaking Test
that the year is now 2050 and you are now almost seventy years old. For this
test you are required to plan a speech to be given to an audience at your
70th birthday party. The speech will look back over your life, including
details about your personal and professional accomplishments and
contributions to the world during your lifetime.
The speech should be
written and rehearsed before the test, for maximum marks you should speak
naturally, so don't memorise every word of your speech, just have a general
outline of what you will say. You should speak for a minimum of 5 minutes,
you can refer to notes, but you shouldn't read the speech. Your notes should
not exceed 100 words. You can also use props if required (pictures etc).
Students must correctly
use specific vocabulary such as names of professions, correct sentence
structure should be used throughout, and the speech should use the correct
tense when focusing on the past.
& Fluency (20%): You pronounce each word
correctly, avoid too much slang, except to make a point, and not slur the
Speed, Pitch & Volume (20%): Avoid
a monotone speech, use suitable volume and pitch (highs and lows of the
Professionalism & Body Language (20%): No
sagging shoulders, arms or legs crossed etc. Acts professional if mistakes
Preparation, Imagination & Content (20%):
Well prepared, interesting & informative.
Answering Questions (20%): Opinions with reasons etc.