The oral test for this course consists of four types of oral tasks, namely the self-introduction, reading aloud, making up dialogues and topic discussion. Each part makes up 25% of the total score.
I. Self-introduction (25%). These days self-introduction is believed by many to the key to interview success. In this part, you need to tell others who you are and what you are about. To prepare yourself for this, you can look at the sample self-introduction speech topics and pick out the aspects of your personal life you want to share with the audience.
Remember to take self-introduction as vital for people’s first impression of you. You need to demonstrate as much as possible your ability to manage the situation to leave a favorable impression on the interviewers.
II. Reading aloud (25%). Reading out aloud is an excellent method of improving an EFL student's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Meanwhile, it is also a powerful indicator of your oral proficiency. You are expected to invest time and effort in read out aloud before you can reap long-term benefits in the form of a more proficient EFL learner. Listening and reading after the speaker provides the guided practice that helps to raise your awareness and make progress. By reading out aloud, you learn to use the language in an active manner, and English becomes more interesting and exciting. This is especially the case when you pay close attention to how a proficient speaker makes the language come to life through intonation, stress on words, tone of voice, and all the theatrics involved in reading or reciting an article, story or movie script.
III. Situational dialogues (25%). You are expected to demonstrate your language ability as well as your sociocultural competence in the everyday setting by using what you’ve learned from this course with confidence and appropriateness.
IV. Topic discussion (25%). Your performance will be evaluated based on the ideas as well as the language used in this section.