Steps: 1) Read the 4 suggested questions first. (Try not to read the given texts)
--> brainstorm the ideas based on the given questions. * Try to write in point form, do not write sentences as you only have limited time to think.
2) Use about 8 minutes to brainstorm ideas. You should use the remaining 2 minutes to arrange the ideas and plan what you are going to talk about. You can also think of some sentence patterns or vocabs.
During the discussion: - use more connectives or conjunctions to start and connect ideas. eg.)
When you start to say the first point, use" Good afternoon everyone! Let's get started/ Let's begin our discussion. Today we are going to talk about......( In a confident way)
When you want to connect ideas, use " What's more", " Besides", "On top of that"," Another point is that..." etc
- You need to summarize the previous speaker's idea first before saying your own idea!!*
( This is a good way to gain extra marks!!) ** VERY IMPORTANT ** eg)" You've made a good point, candidate A. "/ You are right. Then, SUMMARIZE his/her idea first. After that, talk about your point.
- Not to use expressions like " I agree with you"!!! (Examiner will deduct your marks)
- It is not necessary to make a conclusion in an oral exam. So, use your time well and try to deliver all the ideas you want to say.
- If you want to know more expressions you can used during the discussion, you can simply browse YouTube and search DSE Oral Demonstration. I am sure you can know more about oral skills.
PartB Individual Response(IR):(1 minute) The most important thing is to practice more!!! You can practice through the DSE past paper and use a timer as well!
During the IR:
- Use more Connectives to connect your ideas
eg) First of all, What's more, Yo summarize, The another point is that...
- Brainstorm the topic from different perspectives,
eg) Personal aspect, Environmental aspect, Social aspect...
- Do not speak too slow! So, you need to practice more!
- Eye contact is another important thing! Have eye contact with the two examiners!
- Try to use more advanced vocabs and sentence patterns!