PLEASE NOTE: Submissions for NAILA 2020 have closed. This information is provided for archival purposes.
In 2020, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to five award categories under this year’s competition theme, ‘Kesehatan’, or ‘Health’.
Select your applicable award category from the tabs below to view individual speech topics:
  • Prep – Year 6
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 2 – 3 minutes
Award: $300

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

  1. What do you need to do daily to stay healthy?
    Apa yang harus kamu lakukan tiap hari untuk tetap sehat?
  2. What is your favourite sport?
    Apakah jenis olahraga favoritmu?
  3. Describe your favourite fruit or vegetable. Why is it your favourite?
    Deskripsikan buah atau sayur kesukaanmu. Kenapa buah/sayur itu kesukaanmu?
Marking Criteria:

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

Learning outcomes:

Achievement standard

  • Use of simple verbs (lari, makan, minum)
  • Basic vocabulary related to topics under control
  • Understanding of pronouns
  • Sounds such as ‘au’ (mau), ‘g’ (gemuk), ‘ng’/’ny’/’ngg’ and ‘k’ (tidak) can be pronounced
  • Can recognise and respond to basic questions (Apakah? Di mana? Kapan?)
  • Can state preferences (Saya [tidak] suka…)
  • Can create subject-focus sentences with a range of ber-verbs and formulaic me verbs
  • Can use simple possessives (Teman saya, Nama teman saya…)
  • Can describe events in time using ‘pada’ with whole numbers and days of the week
  • Conjunctions (dan, karena and tetapi) under control