Writing and Presenting Transactional text: Speech/Dialogue/Interview

Introduction

In this webquest, learners will be shown how to prepare 3 types of transactional texts, namely speech, dialogue and an interview.

Task

Learners will;

  • be able to plan/draft and present these transactional texts
  • be able to make use of language structures and conventions
  • know the formats and features of the 3 transactional texts
Process

Step 1: Click on the Dialogue tutorial.

Step 2: Write a short (10 - 15 lines) dialogue. Make it as informal as you possibly can. The topics are:

  • You and your parent talk about your day at school.
  • You and your grand parent discuss an animal that you saw in the zoo.
  • Two ants complain about their busy day.
  • Two old pieces of fruit discuss their lives.

Step 3: Submit it to my email as a word document for evaluation.

Step 4: The interview transactional text follows the same format as a dialogue, but it is more formal. There is an interviewer and an interviewee (the person being interviewed).

Step 5: Your local radio station has become aware of your involvement in making your community a better place. Write the interview. It must be 10 - 15 lines in length.

Step 6: Submit the interview as a word document to my email for evaluation.

Step 7: Click on the Speech tutorial.

Step 8: Write a speech (100 words) about one of the following topics.

  • Should there be a ban on smoking in public places?
  • Should people who have been vaccinated be allowed to not wear their masks in public places?
  • Should exotic animals be kept as pets?
  • Is technology relevant now more than ever? Why?

Step 9: Submit the speech in a word document and an audio file of you reading the speech to my email for evaluation.

Evaluation
Dialogue Rubric
Content

5 - Dialogue is relevant to the topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent clearly and expressively.

4 - Dialogue is relevant to the topic.

Conveys the character's emotions and intent is conveyed well.

3 - Dialogue is somewhat relevant to topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent in an understandable way.

2 - Dialogue is loosely relevant to the topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent in an understandable way.

1 - Dialogue is not relevant to the topic.

The characters' are hard to understand.

Grammar    

3 - Excellent us of grammar.

Few errors.

2 - Good use of grammar.

Few errors.

1 - Bad use of grammar.

A lot of errors present.

Format       2 - Format is correct. 1 - Format is incorrect.

 

Interview Rubric
Content

5 - Dialogue is relevant to the topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent clearly and expressively.

4 - Dialogue is relevant to the topic.

Conveys the character's emotions and intent is conveyed well.

3 - Dialogue is somewhat relevant to topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent in an understandable way.

2 - Dialogue is loosely relevant to the topic.

Conveys the characters' emotions and intent in an understandable way.

1 - Dialogue is not relevant to the topic.

The characters are hard to understand

Grammar    

3 - Excellent us of grammar.

Few errors.

2 - Good use of grammar.

Few errors.

1 - Bad use of grammar.

A lot of errors present.

Format       2 - Format is correct. 1 - Format is incorrect.

 

Speech Rubric
Content and presentation

5 - Content is relevant to the topic.

Learner's voice is strong and clear.

Learner is confident.

4 - Content is relevant to the topic.

Learner's voice is strong and clear.

Learner is somewhat confident.

3 - Content is somewhat relevant to topic.

Learner's voice is shaky but clear.

Learner is somewhat confident.

2 - Content is loosely relevant to the topic.

Learner's voice is shaky but clear.

Learner is somewhat confident.

1 - Content is not relevant to the topic.

Learner's voice is not clear.

Learner is not confident.

Grammar    

3 - Excellent us of grammar.

Few errors.

2 - Good use of grammar.

Few errors.

1 - Bad use of grammar.

A lot of errors present.

Format       2 - Format is correct. 1 - Format is incorrect.

 

Conclusion

To conclude, please answer the following questions.

  • How was your experience using this webquest?
  • Have you felt your skills improve after this lesson?
  • How likely are you to use the information you've gained in real world situations?

Don't forget to practice more in your free time. If you have any more questions, my email is further down.

Credits

How to write the perfect speech by The English Teacher.

√√ Writing an Interview | Text Type Studies | Essential English Skills by iitutor.com

Dialogue in Creative Writing by Eric Buffington

Dialog Topics for Writing a Role-Play Script by ESL Ideas

Speech Topics in English for Students and Children on toppr.com

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