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General Conversation

General Conversation - German by Scoilnet

Below is a list of topic areas from the syllabus which may arise in the course of the general conversation in the oral exam. Included resources are examples of questions, examples of answers, flashcards and peer assessment sheets. Students should practice speaking German as much as possible and should be able to respond to these sample questions in their own words.
Students could use the digital tool Audacity to record and reflect on their German conversational skills.
Note: The general conversation section of the oral examination is worth 40 marks.

Choose from the following topics

The criteria to assess oral competence include:

  • Range of vocabulary
  • Range of expression
  • Awareness and use of grammar
  • Independence from examiner support
  • Appropriateness
  • Fluency
  • Pronunciation

 More information here.

Translation by German teacher, Simon Green.
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