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ORAL

EXAMINATION
SPOKEN INTERACTION PART II

Oral Examination
Reading

10 marks 33%

Oral Examination
Reading

Spoken
Interaction

10 marks 33%
20 marks 67%

Spoken Interaction is

not Idle Chatting.

Objectives
You should express
your opinions with
reasoning.
You aim to:

Maintain an interesting
conversation

Objectives

Maintain an interesting
conversation

You should express


your opinions with
reasoning.

Deliver your ideas clearly

You aim to:

Objectives

Maintain an interesting
conversation

You should express


your opinions with
reasoning.

Deliver your ideas clearly

You aim to:

Share personal comment on


the given topic

Objectives

Maintain an interesting
conversation

You should express


your opinions with
reasoning.

Deliver your ideas clearly

You aim to:

Share personal comment on


the given topic
Suggest potential problems
and solutions

Objectives

Maintain an interesting
conversation

You should express


your opinions with
reasoning.

Deliver your ideas clearly

You aim to:

Share personal comment on


the given topic
Suggest potential problems
and solutions
Use correct and appropriate
expressions and vocabulary

How to

Respond
to

Topics
Stage

Stage

Stage

Stage
Read an article
from the
newspapers or
listen to a news
report.

Stage

Read an article
from the
newspapers or
listen to a news
report.
Make notes about
it.

Stage
Think about the
issue.

Stage

Think about the


issue.
For example, is
whoever
responsible doing
everything to deal
with this issue?

Stage

Think about the


issue.
For example, is
whoever
responsible doing
everything to deal
with this issue?
Take a stand
based on what
you have read.

Stage

Think about the


issue.
For example, is
whoever
responsible doing
everything to deal
with this issue?
Take a stand
based on what
you have read.
What facts
support your
viewpoint?

Stage
Share with family
or friends what you
think about the
issue.

Stage

Share with family


or friends what you
think about the
issue.
Listen to their
responses as they
may add on to your
views or give
different
viewpoints.

For many students,

Spoken
Interaction
is the most
dreaded part.

If you are

tongue-tied
whenever you speak, then

practise to build
up your

confidence.

Shyness is not
genetically inherited.

positive
attitude and
determination
to practise your teachers tips,
you can change your
shyness.
With a

Make the

commitment
and practise bit by
bit each day.

own

1. Practise on your
using examination questions
provided by your teacher.

st
Tip for
Practice

own

1. Practise on your
using examination questions
provided by your teacher.

two

st
Tip for
Practice

Talk for
minutes
without stopping.

own

1. Practise on your
using examination questions
provided by your teacher.

two

st

Talk for
minutes
without stopping.
Rope in family members and
friends to be your

Tip for
Practice

examiners.

own

1. Practise on your
using examination questions
provided by your teacher.

two

st

Talk for
minutes
without stopping.
Rope in family members and
friends to be your

examiners.
constructive

Get them to give

Tip for
Practice

feedback.

2. Practise with your

friends regularly.

nd
Tip for
Practice

2. Practise with your

friends regularly.
Encourage each

nd
Tip for
Practice

other to talk or discuss about a


certain topic.

2. Practise with your

friends regularly.
Encourage each

nd
Tip for
Practice

other to talk or discuss about a


certain topic.

Listen to as many
good speeches as you
can.

2. Practise with your

friends regularly.
Encourage each
other to talk or discuss about a
certain topic.

nd
Tip for
Practice

Listen to as many
good speeches as you
can.
Remember them
and return to them during
revision.

keep up

3. You need to
with what is happening in the
your country and the world
around you.

rd
Tip for
Practice

keep up

3. You need to
with what is happening in the
your country and the world
around you.

rd
Tip for
Practice

widely

Read
on local
and international issues.

keep up

3. You need to
with what is happening in the
your country and the world
around you.

rd
Tip for
Practice

widely
Be aware of current
affairs and get
different views before making or
forming your own
Read
on local
and international issues.

judgement.

Expand your
Vocabulary
You must also build up your
vocabulary for talking about
social issues and current
affairs.

As you read, you will

gather more and more


useful words related to
a particular theme eg.
ageing, health, sports,
education.

Look up the
dictionary for
meanings of
unfamiliar words.
Jot them down in
your vocabulary
notebook.

Study the visual and think of


the following:
Theme in the visual

Visual
Stimulus

Study the visual and think of


the following:
Theme in the visual

Visual
Stimulus

Ideas/ issues related to the


theme in the visual

Study the visual and think of


the following:
Theme in the visual

Visual
Stimulus

Ideas/ issues related to the


theme in the visual
Current news/ trends in
Singapore/ other countries

Study the visual and think of


the following:
Theme in the visual

Visual
Stimulus

Ideas/ issues related to the


theme in the visual
Current news/ trends in
Singapore/ other countries
Issues culturally specific in
Singapore/ other countries

Study the visual and think of


the following:
Theme in the visual

Visual
Stimulus

Ideas/ issues related to the


theme in the visual
Current news/ trends in
Singapore/ other countries
Issues culturally specific in
Singapore/ other countries
Personal experiences

Content Elaboration
Mind Map

Who,
What,
Where,
When,
How,
Why

Content Elaboration
What,
Where,
When,
How,
Why

Compare/
contrast,

Build on Topic

Mind Map

Who,

Like/ dislike,
Past/ present/
future

Content Elaboration
Compare/
contrast,

Give honest
response

Like/ dislike,
Past/ present/
future

Support with
evidence e.g.

Interesting Viewpoint

What,
Where,
When,
How,
Why

Build on Topic

Mind Map

Who,

Should the

government spend
more money on space
exploration?

Practice 1
Did your
family find any
of your toys
annoying?

Practice 1
Did your
family find any
of your toys
annoying?

Was there any


toy you always
wanted but
never had?

Practice 1
Did your
family find any
of your toys
annoying?

Was there any


toy you always
wanted but
never had?

When you
were younger,
did you prefer
playing with
toys to reading
books?

Practice 2
Do you enjoy
exercising in a
group like the
people in the
picture? Why
or why not?

Practice 2
Do you enjoy
exercising in a
group like the
people in the
picture? Why
or why not?

What
problems
might we face
if we do not
have enough
exercise?

Practice 2
Do you enjoy
exercising in a
group like the
people in the
picture? Why
or why not?

What
problems
might we face
if we do not
have enough
exercise?

To what extent
are we
responsible for
keeping
ourselves fit?

Practice 3
How do you feel
about the elderly
taking part in the
activity in the
picture?

Practice 3
How do you feel
about the elderly
taking part in the
activity in the
picture?

What kind of
activities would
appeal to the
elderly in your
community?

Practice 3
How do you feel
about the elderly
taking part in the
activity in the
picture?

What kind of
activities would
appeal to the
elderly in your
community?

Some people say,


Life is what you
make it to be
and should not
depend on your
age. Do you
agree?

Assignment
Craft 3 questions based on the given visual.

Personal

Opinion

General
Knowledge