In the second year of the DP ab initio course, students are required to participate in an individual oral assessment in the target language. This oral assessment comprises three distinct parts and lasts 10 minutes, plus 15 minutes of preparation.
I personally really like this oral assessment. It provides great opportunities to push students to use and extend their vocabulary and grammar. It also requires creativity and imagination from students. However, skills regarding how to describe the visual stimulus need to be taught explicitly. There is a lot of information on the visual stimulus and where should they begin? How can students present information in a logical manner? In order to support my students to describe a visual stimulus effectively and be successful for their interactive oral assessments, I have created a document to guide them in this process.
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