This oral was given to one of my students two years ago for his preliminary oral. This year one of my students was tested on the same theme with almost identical questions.
1) Would you attend this Science fair?
Yes, I would, even though Science isn’t my favourite subject in school. I think having a Science fair in school is interesting and gives those who are interested in this subject an opportunity to showcase their talents. My best friend is a Science geek! He spends all his time trying out experiments at home. At one point he spent almost every day creating all types of slime! Some of them had glitter and others were super stretchy. Another time he tried creating his own cleaning products by using food ingredients just because his mother commented that cleaning products are too expensive. So, I think I will get him to come along to this Science fair as well!
2) Which experiment are you interested in?
I would like to attend all three experiments! All these experiments are hands-on so I will be able to do them instead of simply watching. I find it very interesting that we are able to make our own snow, especially when we live in a warm climate such as Singapore. I have touched snow just once in my life when I was very young. We had gone to Japan to ski and I remember the wet, soft feel of snow. I would like to see if the snow we create in the experiment will be the same. I never knew that we are able to get electricity from a potato and would love to give this experiment a go! Sadly, I love drinking Coca-Cola! My mother is always harping about how it’s so bad for me and after this experiment I may have to agree with her!
3) What is your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subject is English. It is also my best subject in school. I have always loved to read since young and this has helped in the areas of vocabulary and writing. While others dislike learning grammar rules, I for one, love to know the correct ways to use the English language. I also enjoy writing compositions because I can come up with creative ideas for stories. My teacher says that I am an excellent writer! Unfortunately, this love does not carry over to the Chinese language. I find it very difficult and usually just pass. My mother nags me to read more in Chinese but I find that difficult to do. I also enjoy Math and Science but English is still my favourite subject