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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 2
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Oral presentations
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Oral presentations

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 2 (end of Year 4)
Grade A Lesley  
Grade B Kendall   Taylor   Jordan  
Grade C Reese   Jo   Jerry   Jules  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Talking and Listening

Description of activity

Students prepare and deliver a two-minute oral presentation expressing an opinion on a topic of their choice. Students prepare and practise their oral presentations for delivery in front of the class.

Suggested materials

Examples of effective oral presentations for students to view, note paper, pens/pencils

Prior learning

Students have viewed selected exemplar oral presentations on video. As a class, they have explored what makes an effective oral presentation. They have discussed topics such as appropriate use of voice, formal and informal language, using notes or other visual prompts, using humour and persuasive language.


Talking and Listening (TS2.1)
Communicates in informal and formal classroom activities in school and social situations for an increasing range of purposes on a variety of topics across the curriculum.
Context and Text (TS2.3)
Identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts and distinguishes between different varieties of English.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • describe people, places and things in detail
  • justify a point of view with supporting evidence
  • use correct word order when making statements or asking questions
  • adjust speech to suit familiar situations
  • use tone of speech appropriate to audience
  • use pause and repetition for effect


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