Your assignment for this term speaking exam will be a 5 to ten-10 minute oral presentation
on any topic you choose. Make sureyouchoose a topic you know well and you
think may be of interest to the class.
It is important that you use
some visual aids to enhance your presentation.
Your presentation will be
assessed not only by your teacher, but by your classmates as well.
about giving presentations:
Explain the structure of your presentation at the beginning so that
your listeners know what to expect.
Use clear, simple language. Do not use too many technical words.
If you do, write them on the board.
Make sure you understand everything you are saying and can
pronounce all the words.
Use your own words and
DO NOT learn by heart.
Do not read from your notes.
Speak clearly and make sure everyone can understand you.
Use interesting material to illustrate your presentation, but do
not overload your audience.
Be aware of your body language. Look audience in the eye. Stand
Breathe! (It helps you relax)
Here are some more tips to help you:
These are some of the
points your teacher will be looking at:
English: grammar / vocabulary
Is your presentation well
prepared and rehearsed?
Watching others speak in public is also a good idea. Ted Talks has hundreds of talks on every topic by adults and teenagers and even children. You can choose the topic, the language, whether you want to watch it with or without subtitles... It is a great site to practice your English. Here are two examples: A 12-year-old app developer
Speak Truth to Poweris a global initiative to educate students about HUMAN RIGHTS through the experiences of defenders from around the world. It is based on the book written by Kerry Kennedy, who is visiting our school on the 11th of May, and it is supported by the Robert Kennedy Foundation.
Find out about human rights defenders here
Do you know any human rights defenders ?