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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 4 - Activity 8

Television Interview

Description of activity

Students imagine that they have won a competition to be a guest on a television talk show. They write the script of an interview about whether they enjoyed the novel they have been reading in class or not and give reasons why. Students write in script format and include questions they might be asked and the answers they would give.


Students have been reading a novel in class. They have an understanding of the purpose, language features and structures of a variety of texts, including novels and scripts for performance.


EN4-1A responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
EN4-2A effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies
EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • express an opinion with evidence to support their views
  • demonstrate an understanding of the novel they have been reading
  • use appropriate structure and language features for a television interview script
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between audience, purpose, language choices and form.

Graded student work samples - End Stage

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Grade CGrade D
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