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
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|
Student – teacher
|Students are given a visual stimulus and are required to answer questions posed by the teacher.||
|The student presents information, story or poem to another student based on topic given or stimulus.||
|The student chooses a partner and the teacher assesses students.||
|The student chooses a partner and the teacher acts as a prompter.||
|Students are put into groups of 3 or 4. Students choose their own group members. Teacher assesses students.||
TOPIC : FAMOUS PERSONALITY
- Who is the celebrity shown in this poster?
- What game does he represent for the country?
- Do you think playing game is beneficial? Give one reason.
- What game do you like to play?
- How can games help you?
- Who are these people in picture A? Describe what they do.
- Who are these people in picture C? Tell, me what they normally do.
- Why is travelling by plane fun? What place or country you would like to visit?
- How do you make booking to travel to another place? State the various means.
- When you grow up, what do you want to be? (What is your ambition?)
MODEL 2 Student-Listener
1. STORY TELLING
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
Teacher assesses on the activity.