Code: 7782

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar will focus on the demands of Speaking test (Paper 3). We will consider how to approach the discussion of a sub-theme using a stimulus card and also we will look at the IRP, considering the importance of the skills of evaluation and how to incorporate these into the discussion on the topic chosen.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain knowledge of strategies for approaching different question types
  • Develop the skills of listening and reading comprehension
  • Find out how to cope with higher order skills such as inference
  • Understand the requirements of the translation exercises
  • Sharpen essay-writing skills in order to produce relevant and perceptive responses
  • Consider how to talk about the writer or director’s technique
  • Increase understanding of the demands of the IRP
  • Learn how to perform well in the Speaking Test

PROGRAMME

4.00pm
Introduction, welcome and sound check


4.05pm
Discussion on a sub-theme (Part 1)

  • Choosing the card
  • Using the preparation time effectively
  • Asking two questions
  • Producing a conjugated verb – what does it mean?
  • Developing your ideas
  • Giving an analytical response
  • Using complex structures and vocabulary to target the higher mark bands in AO3
  • Activity – evaluating to a student’s performance

4.25pm
Pair activity based on a Stimulus card


4.35pm
Researching the IRP

  • Choosing a subject
  • Selecting the title
  • Researching the material – using a range of resources
  • How much can my teacher help me?
  • Setting deadlines
  • Thinking about the sort of language needed

4.50pm
The presentation and discussion

  • What to include in the presentation
  • Aiming for the high mark bands in AO1, AO3 and AO4
  • Making the discussion successful
  • Activity – evaluating to a student’s performance

5.00pm
Close

Denise Currie

Denise is an experienced teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, specialising in French and Spanish. A former Head of Department and Senior Teacher in a large independent school in the south-west, she is now working as a freelance consultant, author and trainer and has produced several publications in Spanish. Denise has extensive experience as a senior examiner and has worked for all four of the main examination boards; she currently holds positions as Principal Examiner in both French and Spanish at A Level, i A Level and GCSE. Denise has worked in both state and independent schools, is keen to promote the use of technology in language teaching and is an experienced speaker.