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Year 7 English sample assessment - Persuasive speech

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Persuasive speech


Students are able to develop an awareness of how everyday texts seek to position them. Applying this awareness to their own writing and speaking will help students evaluate how best to position readers or listeners. Continued practice of writing and speaking formally in a familiar context will encourage students to feel more confident and interact successfully in different situations.

They will:

  • plan and draft a persuasive speech where they attempt to convince their class to agree with their point of view
  • analyse their persuasive speech
  • present their persuasive speech.

Spoken/signed: Persuasive text


  • Teacher guidelines (includes cover page)
  • Student booklet
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix
  • Assessment resource: Sample response
  • Assessment resource: Persuasive devices
  • Assessment resource: Note-taking and cue cards
  • Assessment resource: Presentation feedback

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

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