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Tips for individual oral

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Tips for individual oral

  1. 1. Febrero 11 – 15 2013
  2. 2. Horario Examen Oral Individual - Spanish B Monday Loft House B Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday 7:30 - 8:00 Grace 11 7:45 - 8:15 A F G D Bianca 12 8:00 -8:30 Javier 1 Bengi 4 Chase 13 9:00 - 9:30 Yong 1 Lotta 5 8:30-9:00 Jessica 14 9:15 - 9:35 Dominique 2 8:45-9:15 J.P. 14 B G C H E 09:30 - 10:00 Miguel 3 9:00 - 9:30 Katrina G. 15 09:45 - 10:10 9:15 - 9:45 Alexandra 16 10:15 - 10:35 9:30 - 10:00 10:30 - 11:00 9:45- 10:15 Juliana 15 C H D A F 10:45 - 11:15 10:00 -10:30 Sera 16 11:00 - 11:30 10:15 - 10:45 Christopher 17 10:30 - 11:00 Riana 18 12:00 - 12:30 Lucas 2 12:20 - 12:50 Siya 10 12:15 - 12:45 Pedro 3 12:35 - 1:05 Jee 11 D A E B G 12:30 - 1:00 Usama 4 12:50 - 1:20 Mai 12 12:45 - 1:15 Sheril 5 1:05 - 1:35 Michael R. 13 1:00 - 1:30 Linh 6 Regina 6 1:20 - 1:50 Kat S. 10 1:15 - 1:45 Sam 7 Yi- Hua 7 1:35 - 2:05 Tim 19 1:30 - 2:00 E Yining 8 B Justin 8 1:50 - 2:20 F Moonie 20 C H 01:45 - 2:15 Carlo 9 2:30 - 2:50 Natalia 9
  3. 3. Details SL: You have to choose between 2 photosHL: You have only one photoThe photos are linked to the Spanish or Hispanic speakingculture and to the options. There are 5 options, but we decidedto focus in CUSTOM & TRADITION, LEISURE mainly.However, you can have a picture linked to the other optionsHEALTH, TECHNOLOGY OR CULTURAL DIVERSITY.
  4. 4. Costumbres y tradiciones• Acontecimientos históricos• Artes• Celebraciones, acontecimientos sociales yreligiosos• Códigos de vestimenta, uniformes• Etiqueta y protocolo• Gastronomía• Moda• Trajes nacionales Ocio La variedad de actividades que se llevan a cabo para disfrutar. Posibles aspectos a estudiar: • Aficiones • Deportes • Diversión • Entretenimiento • Exposiciones y espectáculos • Interacción social a través del ocio • Juegos • Viajes
  5. 5. SL - How to choose the photo?    Do you understand the main theme?   Do you have enough to say on the topic?   Do you have some concrete examples?   Do you understand the title of the photo?
  6. 6. PREPARATION • During the 15 minutes of preparation:• Do not write on the photo itself- you will have a rough paper (you will need to leave it with me when you have finished your oral)• Take notes:• Make a list of ideas• Organise them so that there is a progression in your presentation (plan)• Don’t forget to use the title to do your analysis• Make a list of vocab that you will use to describe: general vocab.• Make sure that you prepare a couple of good sentences with complicated tenses, because it will be more difficult to include them when you answer questions• It is not just descriptive, it is analytical, so make sure you think outside the box and branch out your ideas. It is better to stay as close to the topic as possible. If you move away try to stay with the option topics.• Do not write a paragraph or a lot of sentences: you won’t have time to cover all points and you might dry out and then hesitate too much. Or it could sound as if you are reading, which will sound like with bad intonation.• Anticipate the questions I can ask you
  7. 7. EXAMEN Before you start the presentation you need to give your name and candidate number: “Buenosdias/tardes, yo me llamo/ mi nombre es Adriana Vargas y mi numero de candido es 000046888”PRESENTATION: 3-4 minutes:• INTRODUCTION: Brief explanation of the photo: 1 or 1 minute and a half of pure description (Where? Who? How? What? Why? Action? Topic?) And link to option topic• DEVELOPMENT: Your analysis according to the plan you prepared• Interpretation of image according to caption – message?• Interpretation of image: techniques which help to attract the attention on important points of the image.• Presentation of the topic in context: general knowledge of topic, facts, statistics, links with Spanish culture.• Personal reaction and comparison with own culture.• Can use imagination to interpret the picture (audience, context)• Link with other topics• CONCLUSION: synthesis of ideas, judgement on the efficiency of image.
  8. 8. EXAMEN • Make sure your ideas are concise, structured and pertinent• Give concrete examples• DISCUSSION: 5-6 minutes:• If you don’t understand ask me to repeat or rephrase my question to make sure you understood it well. (No entiendo puede repetir la pregunta, por favor?• Think before you answer… not for too long obviously!• Remember to use connectors• Make sure you include good structures and vocab. You need to show off your knowledge of the language and impress the examiner!• Take some initiative: It is a conversation, not questions and answer session, so don’t wait for too many questions from me. You can lead the conversation and bring me to topics or ideas you want to talk about. I can put you back on track if I think you are moving too far away from the topic.• Make comparisons with your own culture• Listen to my questions carefully, particularly to see what tenses I used• Speak clearly and loud enough. Use your intonation to show your enthusiasm or your anger etc.
  9. 9. NOT TO DO: Don’t answer only by yes or noDon’t read your notesDon’t speak too fast or hesitate too muchDo not invent factsDo not panic
  10. 10. INDIVIDUAL ORAL CRITERIA - HIGHER /20 0 1-2 3-4  5-6 7-8 9-10 Command of spoken Command of spoken Command of spoken Command of spoken Command of spoken language is limited: language is fairly good language is good language is very good language is excellentPRODUCTIVE SKILL - Hesitant - Comprehensible and - Mostly fluent - Fluent - Fluent and authentic - Language often fluent at times - Language generally - Language correct, - Language varied and incorrect/limited - Language sometimes correct, varied and varied, articulate, few idiomatic - Intonation sometimes correct, some idiomatic articulate errors - Intonation enhances interferes exp. - Intonation contributes - Intonation enhances communication - Intonation does not to communication communication interfere Simple ideas understood Simple ideas Simple ideas Complex ideas Complex ideas with difficulty understood fairly well understood well understood well understood very wellRECEPTIVE SKILLSINTERACTIVE AND Sometimes incoherent Generally clear ideas Generally clear and Simple, complex ideas Complex ideas and ideas coherent ideas, and opinions are opinions are coherent, Acceptable interaction difficulty with more generally coherent, clear and effective Limited interaction Flows coherently at complex ones clear and effective Does not flow times with some lapses Good interaction Excellent interaction Good interaction Flows coherently Flows coherently and Generally flows naturally coherently
  11. 11. INDIVIDUAL ORAL CRITERIA - STANDARD /20 0 1-2 3-4  5-6 7-8 9-10 Command of Command of Command of spoken Command of Command of spoken language spoken language is language is fairly spoken language is spoken language is very limited: limited: good good is very goodPRODUCTIVE SKILL - Very hesitant - Hesitant - Comprehensible - Mostly fluent - Fluent - Language - Language often and fluent at times - Language - Language incorrect/limited incorrect/limited - Language generally correct, correct, varied, - Intonation - Intonation sometimes correct, varied and articulate, few interferes with sometimes some idiomatic exp. articulate errors communication interferes - Intonation does not - Intonation - Intonation interfere contributes to enhances communication communication Simple ideas Simple ideas Simple ideas Simple ideas Complex ideas understood with understood with understood fairly understood well understood well great difficulty difficulty well Generally clear and Simple, complexINTERACTIVE ANDRECEPTIVE SKILLS Incoherent ideas Sometimes Generally clear ideas coherent ideas, ideas and incoherent ideas difficulty with more opinions are Very limited Acceptable complex ones generally interaction Limited interaction interaction coherent, clear Disjointed Does not flow Flows coherently at Good interaction and effective conversation times with some Generally flows Good interaction lapses coherently Flows coherently

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