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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Years 7-8
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Television interview script
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Television interview script

New Work Samples

Description of Activity

Students imagine that they have won a competition to be a guest on a television talk show. They write the script of an interview about whether they enjoyed the novel they have been reading in class or not and give reasons why. Students write in script format and include questions they might be asked and the answers they would give.

The suggested time for this activity is 40 minutes.


Students have been reading a novel in class. They have an understanding of the purpose, language features and structures of a variety of texts, including novels and scripts for performance.


A student:

1 responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis and pleasure
2 uses a range of processes for responding to and composing texts
4 uses and describes language forms and features, and structures of texts appropriate to different purposes, audiences and contexts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • express an opinion with evidence to support their views
  • demonstrate an understanding of the novel they have been reading
  • use appropriate structure and language features for a television interview script
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between audience, purpose, language choices and form.
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