What did you talk about for your English GCSE speaking

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Stargirl2.0
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I'm soon to do my GCSE English speaking exam and have been told that we get to pick what we talk about. At the moment I have no idea. They said to talk about what we are interested in but all I can think of for me is Taylor swift which I can't exactly talk about for 10 minutes you know😅 so I'm just looking for ideas of topics to talk about. Please let me know hat you did/will do or give me a possible topic to talk about thanksss
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I did about dementia as I had recently lost my grandma to it at that point. Just do something you’re passionate about. If it makes you feel better, I’m in year 13 and I have never been asked about my speaking once.
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(Original post by Thomas_Grimes_17)
I did about dementia as I had recently lost my grandma to it at that point. Just do something you’re passionate about. If it makes you feel better, I’m in year 13 and I have never been asked about my speaking once.
😂 Thank you. Hope you are alright now. What result did you get?
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😂 Thank you. Hope you are alright now. What result did you get?
Distinction (if that’s what it’s called). Honestly they make out like it’s some huge deal and it literally isn’t at all 😂. And thanks I’m fine now.
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I spoke about learning languages - how it affects jobs, the way you think, ways to learn etc.
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(Original post by Thomas_Grimes_17)
Distinction (if that’s what it’s called). Honestly they make out like it’s some huge deal and it literally isn’t at all 😂. And thanks I’m fine now.
Good to know ❤️ and well done
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We were allocated stuff to talk about eg different themes/ideas in the literature we were studying

But you can pretty much talk about anything
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We didn't get a choice about what we spoke about. Our speaking exams were two weeks after returning from work experience, so we all had to give a talk about what we had done, what we had learned, and then take questions from the rest of the class. It was a decent idea to be fair, as it gave everyone something to talk about.
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The speaking exam doesn't count toward the final grade so just take it as some presentation experience. Personally, I did mine on why the common hawk is a magnificent creature due to its impressive aerodynamic design and its ability to combat both small and large prey.
General advise I can give is that if you are asked to present on quite literally anything take the p**s and do something utterly ridiculous.
On my work experience, I was asked to give a presentation on the best pastry I had ever eaten on the spot, no preparation, no powerpoint, nothing. The purpose was to see who had an intuitive grasp of the skills required to present. A powerpoint is not a presentation; it is a tool to aid one. Always remember that and as I said before speaking about weird things actually gives me much more confidence when presenting.
For example why not "Retaking Facebook: Should all account ages over 40 be banned?"

I got a distinction with that topic
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I talked about the bombing of Syria as this was a major debate in the news at the time. I think that talking about a contraversial topic that you're passionate about is a good way to go. I got a distinction if that means anything.
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You can talk about almost anything. The topic doesn't matter on it's own.
I did mine on the impact of smartphones on society. I didn't do much research into it, but I presented with confidence as I have good public speaking skills, so it was that which actually impressed my teacher and earned me a distinction
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