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Further Oral Activity

I am taking English A Language and Literature and our teacher has assigned us a further oral activity to do for part 1 of the course. Our topic assigned is multivocality.  Since the teacher did not go into depth about how this activity actually works I am a little bit lost.

 

Any previous experience and help would be greatly appreciated.

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The FOA is in essence an oral presentation (that can take a variety of forms such as speech, play, power point presentation etc.). The first thing you have to do in order to get as high marks as possible is to choose a text (actual texts or videos or images or song lyrics or anything from which meaning can be extracted) and then analyze it from a particular point of view e.g. a young person, an adult, a specialist or someone that belongs to a particular social group. Analysis should basically be as you would do it in Paper 1 so you would have to talk about language (figurative language, stylist features and their effects) and since this is Part 1 you should show understanding about how the meaning of the text is influenced by the creator's context, the cultural biases of the text/author and how the person's perception is influenced by his/her context. As your topic is multivocality you could for example find an article about multivocality or where the words used are ambiguous and have different meanings (and are thus multivocal). I hope this helped, the first time I did an FOA our teacher hadn't explained it to us either but I have learnt these things from experience. 

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Thanks so much for the awesome reply. You seem to have cleared a lot of holes up. I know have a much better understanding.

 

THANK YOU!

 

And if you could tell me from your experience, what is the average length of a good FOA?

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I would say it depends. Normally, your teacher should give you a time period. But, if you haven't like I didn't a couple of times, I've gotten a 7 and 6 with a 5-6 min and 10-15 min presentation respectively. So it depends on what your content/topic is.

Hope this helps.
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King112

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I have to give a 15 minute presentation for my FOA but I'm not sure hoy to make a proper PowerPoint presentation for IB. Does anyone know how it's done?

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With the new syllabus for the 2016 exams, I was wondering if there was a maximum of times you could repeat an FOA presentation. Thanks!

 

I'm not sure what the actual number is but my teacher allows us to keep doing it until we're happy with our grade.

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