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Re: Our daugther

 NormanH wrote:
... if you go on a course or attend a meeting where people don't know each other this sort of 2 minute postage stamp of who you are is expected to say in front of the whole group.

Quite true.
I've had to "present" myself (in English, which was more of a foreign language at the time than it is now) more times than I can remember for job interviews and training courses...
I did it for United Airlines, trying to get a job as a flight attendant (they offered a place on the training course, but I chickened out), I did it for Kodak at the start of a 7-day training course at Hemel Hampstead and for various refresher courses during my working life in England...

I do a bit of English conversation with a few youngsters in the village, and I ask them to speak about themselves for a couple of minutes, as a way to assess their fluency and to get them used to speaking without a text to refer to. We do variations (family, hobbies, carreer, lottey win...) and they get more comfortable and less self-conscious about ad-libbing in a foreign language very quickly...

Could it be that a teacher has suggested your daughter is not ready for the exam because she's not yet ready to speak in front of her peers...?

En Deuil - 8 Nov. 16

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Re: Our daugther

Hoddy wrote:

"Alan, it is a requirement for English GCSE in England."

I was thinking more in my day, which admittedly was quite a long time ago....

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And what does the OP think of our ideas?
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Sadly it would seem ............... not a lot.

I hope that he does come back though - it may just be that he's establishing the details of this presentation requirement.

Maybe that will diffuse the whole thing.

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