Year 11 speaking task 2011

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This task is the culminating product for a Year 11 Standard 'Close Study of Text' unit.

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Year 11 speaking task 2011

  1. 1. Stories<br />
  2. 2. A good story has the power to make us …<br />
  3. 3. laugh <br />
  4. 4. cry<br />
  5. 5. feel proud<br />
  6. 6. or ashamed<br />
  7. 7. or imagine a better life<br />
  8. 8. or a life less fortunate.<br />
  9. 9. Stories can teach us how to be better people …<br />
  10. 10. … or how to live a better life.<br />
  11. 11. Stories can provoke thoughts about …<br />
  12. 12. prejudice<br />
  13. 13. hatred<br />
  14. 14. injustice<br />
  15. 15. wisdom<br />
  16. 16. honour<br />
  17. 17. … and beauty.<br />
  18. 18. In ancient times, and still in tribal cultures today, the story-teller is a highly valued and powerful individual. <br />
  19. 19. In ancient Ireland to kill a story-teller in war was as bad as killing a king. <br />
  20. 20. Today our story-tellers are novelists, playwrights and writers for television and film. <br />
  21. 21. These people create narratives that bring to life …<br />
  22. 22. compelling characters …<br />
  23. 23. unexpected plot-lines …<br />
  24. 24. realistic or fantastical settings …<br />
  25. 25. and powerful themes. <br />
  26. 26. We want YOU to take on the role of story-teller!<br />
  27. 27. We are giving you 3-4 minutes to tell us a story that will spark our imaginations, provoke deep thoughts and evoke strong emotions.<br />
  28. 28. So … what story will you tell? <br />
  29. 29. What do you want your reader to feel?<br />
  30. 30. frustration<br />
  31. 31. shame<br />
  32. 32. pride<br />
  33. 33. love<br />
  34. 34. empathy<br />
  35. 35. desire.<br />
  36. 36. What do you want your reader to think about?<br />
  37. 37. everlasting love?<br />
  38. 38. the need for change?<br />
  39. 39. the complexities of adolescence?<br />
  40. 40. the power of faith?<br />
  41. 41. What do you want your reader to imagine?<br />
  42. 42. another world?<br />
  43. 43. a disaster?<br />
  44. 44. life on the streets?<br />
  45. 45. life as a young woman in Africa?<br />
  46. 46. life in the past?<br />
  47. 47. life without a mother?<br />
  48. 48. … or the future?<br />
  49. 49. Great stories centre on a main idea or message - often referred to as a ‘theme’. We’d like your story to explore a theme of your own choosing. <br />
  50. 50. Some possible themes are included on the assessment sheet for you. <br />
  51. 51. Now go on … <br />
  52. 52. … tell us a story!! <br />

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