Task: create a role play to include all of the information you have learned since the beginning of the year.
A few days ago, we had our french conversation summative. I think we (my partner Karis and I) did pretty good, since we got a score of 7/8 for Crit C and D. However, we definitely could have done some things better.
Challenges: We struggled in time management, because we only finished our recording on Friday (the last day), and we had to record on the after-school bus. The bus was obviously very loud, so that affected our recording’s quality, and the background noise was very distracting. We found it hard to reach the time limit as well, and because of that, we had to constantly add new sentences into our script (thankfully, our final recording ended up being 2.45 min).
Results: I think our results were very fair. I agree with the feedback I received and will use it as a reminder next time we have a test like this one. Some of the things I should improve on (according to the feedback) was that I had to work on not pronouncing the “s” at the end of a word. Overall, I’m very happy with my results!
Goal: My goal is to work on pronouncing certain sentences correctly, and have good time management. I hope to keep my score next time, since I’m not confident in getting an 8 yet.
Today we had ignite talk. If you don’t know what that is, it is basically where we had to give a speech about a problem that there was in the world. I talked about how some adults ignore kids because they are “dumb.”
Through this experience, I learnt that practice makes a huge impact on your speech. If you put a lot of effort into your slide and speech, your ignite talk will turn out the way you want it to be. I also learnt a lot of facts just throughout research and I found it really interesting.
I think I did well on speaking because I felt that I was pretty confident in my speech and I had a clear and loud voice. I also quoted down some famous people and I think that made my presentation more convincing. Research was also very important so I made sure I supported my claim with facts.
I need to improve on making my ignite talk shorter. I think my whole ignite talk was around 2:15 – 2:25 minutes–when it really should only be 1:30 – 2:00 minutes. I should also use more persuasive sentence starters and stronger vocabulary to make my presentation even better. Looking at my paper/index card less and have more eye contact is something I need to work on. Lastly, putting more expression and emotion into my speech could make the audience connect to my experience.
Overall, I think I did a pretty good job presenting. I did make a few mistakes, but without mistakes, you can’t learn. Ignite talk taught me to be brave and step out of my comfort zone and speak about what I am passionate about 🙂
Hi guys! In this post, I will be sharing about my test on ukulele yesterday.
Yesterday, we had a ukulele test. I was playing and singing to the song “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars. In the practices, I did pretty good. I didn’t stop a lot and my singing was decent. During the test, it was just Ms. Butler and I. I wasn’t that nervous, but I wasn’t use to sitting in a chair. In the start, I was doing okay. However in the middle, I lost my voice! I was really mad at myself but I cleared my throat and kept going. My ukulele kept sliding out of my arm and I had to bring it back up. A lot of the times I had to stop my song just to bring my ukulele back in my arm. In the end, Ms. Butler told me I was pretty confident in my singing, but I had to work on my transitions. I wanted to tell her that I could’ve done better if I was sitting on the ground, but I didn’t say anything. I was just mad at myself since none of the following (losing my voice, ukulele sliding down my arm, stopping in the middle) happened during the practices.
Although I didn’t perform very well, I think I still practiced very hard, and my hard work definitely did payed off. I feel proud of myself for not giving up! 🙂