Search This Blog

Loading...

Friday, 26 October 2012

Final Speaking Test Guidelines


GROUP DISCUSSION
Your final speaking test will be a group discussion. This discussion will be based on units 8, 9 and 10 of the Top Notch 1 Student Book. Form groups of 3-4 studentsThe teacher may also participate in the discussion.

Each student will be individually graded. The speaking test will be approximately 15-20 minutes long (5 minutes per student). 

You will form discussions based on randomly selected questions. Once you finish discussing one question, you will draw another one. You must discuss each question in full to score maximum points for interaction.

UNIT 8
1. What clothing do you like to buy from a store?
2. What clothing do you like to buy from a catalogue?
3. What's important to you when you buy clothes?
4. Imagine you are going on the same trip as "Travelin' Girl." (see page 94 of the Top Notch 1 student book) Plan your clothes for a one-week visit to Tanzania. Be specific. Discuss your choices.
5. Discuss the clothing do's and don't for your country.
6. Imagine you have a male friend from another country who is coming to visit you. Explain what he should pack for his trip to Korea in summer. Give advice on appropriate and inappropriate dress.
7. Imagine you have a male friend from another country who is coming to visit you. Explain what he should pack for his trip to Korea in winter. Give advice on appropriate and inappropriate dress.
8. Imagine you have a female friend from another country who is coming to visit you. Explain what she should pack for her trip to Korea in summer. Give advice on appropriate and inappropriate dress.
9. Imagine you have a female friend from another country who is coming to visit you. Explain whats he should pack for her trip to Korea in winter. Give advice on appropriate and inappropriate dress.
10. Use your own conversation starter about 'clothing'.

UNIT 9
11. What form of transportation do you prefer for going to university?
12. What form of transportation do you prefer for going to social events on weekends?
13. What form of transportation do you prefer for going on vacations in your own country?
14. What form of transportation do you prefer for going to on overseas vacations?
15. Why do you think people with confirmed reservations become "no-shows"?
16. What are some advantages of getting bumped? Would you volunteer to get off an overbooked flight?
17. What are the advantages and disadvantages of GPS systems?
18. Do you prefer GPS systems or paper maps?
19. Talk about a time when you had transportation problems?
20. Use your own conversation starter about 'transportation'.

UNIT 10
21. Do you make purchases with a credit card?
22. What do you usually buy with cash?
23. Are you good at bargaining? How do you get a good price when you go shopping?
24. Bring in newspaper ads for electronic and other products. Use both comparative and superlative adjectives to discuss them.
25. Discuss how to show appreciation for good service in your country. What are the customs?
26. Describe your good shopping experiences.
27. Describe your bad shopping experiences.
28. Describe a good or bad deal that you have had.
29. Where should people go in your city of town for the best deals?
30. Use your own conversation starter about 'shopping smart'.

INTERACTION
A large weighting of this speaking test (6/15) is placed on our interaction in the discussion. For this speaking test, you need to interact with the other group members when discussing the topics. I may also participate in your discussion. Preparation is important for this test! 'Passing' on any question will result in loss of points. Focus on giving your own examples and opinions and follow-up questions.
0-1
2-3
4-5
6
Interaction
Little or no interaction in the conversation.
Limited interaction in group.
Only answered questions — no attempt to have longer,
meaningful discussion.
At times interacted well in the group, but sometimes missed chances to
continue the discussion.
Very good interaction in the group. Balanced and
natural discussion.

SPEAKING COMPETENCIES
The rest of your grade (9/15) is based equally upon fluency, language use, and sound (pronunciation and intonation). Please see the grading rubric below:
0
1
2
3
Language use
Little or no interaction, so couldn’t grade.
Many grammar and
vocabulary errors that made communication very difficult to understand.
Some grammar or
vocabulary errors, but few that seriously interfered
with communication.
Grammar or vocabulary use didn’t interfere with communication.

Fluency
Little or no interaction, so couldn’t grade.
Speech was never smooth
or rapid.
Speech was sometimes
smooth and rapid.
Speech was smooth and rapidwith few or no problems.




Sound



Little or no interaction, so couldn’t grade.
Persistent problems with
pronunciation, intonation,
stress, and/or volume that made communication very
difficult.
Problems with
pronunciation, intonation, stress, and/or volume, some of which made
communication difficult.
Few or no problems with pronunciation, intonation, stress, and/or volume. No interference with communication.

No comments:

Post a Comment