The updated Speaking exam in grade 10-humanitarian (2018-2019) is made up of 15 tickets covering the main areas of British culture, history, geography and traditions.
These exam papers are developed to test students’ English language skills. The Speaking test is taken face to face, with a student and examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.
A student who is learning to speak English should learn about the history of Great Britain, its traditions, people, literature, and even cuisine. By taking a foreign language, a person learns about a place and its people as well as the language spoken there. We do care about learning the culture behind the languages we study. Culture is not a major and inseparable component of “knowing” a language; it is also one of the most enjoyable aspects of acquiring a new language and keeping yourself motivated. Trying to avoid the culture of a language is actually rather hard to do if you study a language to a thorough level and interact with its speakers. Learning a language without the cultural framework is not effective.
The purpose of the course in general and the oral examination in particular is not only to teach our students be bilingual, but also bi-cultural.
In grade 11 humanitarian students can choose between the options they like best. They are to prepare essays on the questions given bellow and choose the way they present it: either oral or written. A student who chooses Oral presentation takes one topic to work on; a student who prefers a written examination has to prepare at least 10 essays.
This openness allows students to show that they can integrate the course material in creative ways. The requirement is that the students should provide a 5- paragraph essay structure to respond effectively.
Essay questions provide students with an opportunity to explain their understanding and demonstrate creativity using slides (PPT) demonstrating their speaking in public skills.
You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.