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  • External Assessment
  • Year 2 Target Group
  • N/A Guided Learning Hours


ESB’s Junior Assessments are designed to develop Speaking and Listening skills. The Introductory Grade prepares Year 2 candidates for the ESB Graded Examinations in Speech. Tasks are targeted to the National Curriculum. Our assessment style is unique with students working with a supportive peer group. All assessment is external, in your school at a time to suit you. 


ESB Graded Examinations in Speech: Introductory (Junior Introductory)

Candidates must talk for 2 minutes about a favourite toy or possession, something they have made or a souvenir from a holiday. Children should choose something special to them, which they have plenty to talk about. 


Speak by heart a poem you enjoy. Say the title and the poet’s name first. The poem should last around 1 minute. 


Read a prepared passage of about 100 words from a favourite story. Give the title and author. The passage should last around 1 minute.


Answer questions from the assessor and the group after the talk.

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