SCHOOL-BASED ORAL ASSESSMENT


Introduction

The School-Base Oral Assessment (SBOA) consists of 5 Models. This section provides you with practices to help you prepare for the assessment.

The test assesses the candidates’ ability to:

  • use vocabulary and grammar accurately and correctly in context.
  • respond to enquiries made using the correct pronunciation, intonation, rhythm and grammar.
  • respond orally and express thoughts and feelings meaningfully in various given situations
  • express ideas in context
  • give relevant information politely in response to enquiries made

TIPS

Here are  some tips to help you do well in the assessment.

  • Choose an activity or topic you are familiar with.
  • Prepare and practice at home or in front of  afriend.
  • Use correct pronunciation when you speak.
  • Check that your talk is free-error and seek the help of your teacher or a friend to go over your written piece before you present it.
  • Speak with confidence. You need some practice.
  • Do not memorize what you want to say so that you do not panic or forget the point.
  • Write your points on small cards. Refer to them if you forget during the presentation.

The format of School  Based  Oral  Assessment

MODEL Description of Activity Examples
MODEL 1 

Student – teacher

Students are given a visual stimulus and are required to answer questions posed by the teacher.
  • Presenting information from non-linear forms, e.g. timetables, charts, train schedules, comic strips, pictures
  • Giving descriptions
MODEL 2 

Student-listerner

The student presents information, story or poem to another student based on topic given or stimulus.
  • Talking and sharing information
  • Story –telling
  • Public speaking
  • Poem recital
MODEL 3 

Student-Prompter

The student chooses a partner and the teacher assesses students.
  • Presenting information from a picture
  • Giving descriptions
  • Narrating
  • Giving opinions
MODEL 4 

Pair work

The student chooses a partner and the teacher acts as a prompter.
  • Talking and sharing information
  • Asking and giving directions/instructions
  • Making enquiries
MODEL 5 

Group work

Students are put into groups of 3 or 4. Students choose their own group members. Teacher assesses students.
  • Talking and sharing information
  • Giving opinions
  • Justifying and giving reasons and explanations

MODEL 1

Student- Teacher

TOPIC : FAMOUS PERSONALITY

Visual stimulus.

1A


1B

  1. Who is the celebrity shown in this poster?
  2. What game does he represent for the country?
  3. Do you think playing game is beneficial? Give one reason.
  4. What game do you like to play?
  5. How can games help you?

TOPIC: OCCUPATION

Visual stimulus.

  1. Who are these people in picture A? Describe what they do.
  2. Who are these people in picture C?  Tell, me what they normally do.
  3. Why is travelling by plane  fun? What place or country you would like to visit?
  4. How do you make booking to travel to another place? State the various means.
  5. When you grow up, what  do you want to be? (What is your ambition?)

MODEL 2 Student-Listener

1. STORY TELLING

Visual stimulus.

Teacher gives a series of pictues. He asks the student to tell a story to his /her partner based on the pictures.

2. POEM RECITAL

Student choose his/her own poem.

a. The Dead Crow ~ by A. Samad Said

b. Life Brief Candle ~

c.  Lake of Innisfree

d. The River

3. DESCRIBING PLACES


Assessment:

Teacher assesses on the activity.

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