In 2021, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to seven award categories under this year’s competition theme, ‘Bepergian’, or ‘Travel’.
Select your applicable award category from the tabs below to view individual speech topics:
  • Prep – Grade 3
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 1 – 2 minutes
Award: $200

The theme for NAILA 2021 is ‘Travel’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “Where do you wish to travel, and why?” OR one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2021 adalah ‘Bepergian’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Kamu ingin pergi ke mana, dan mengapa?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

  1. Imagine you are travelling to Indonesia. Can you introduce yourself to an Indonesian friend?
    Bayangkan kamu pergi ke Indonesia. Bisakah kamu mengenalkan dirimu sendiri ke teman Indonesiamu?
  2. Where is your favourite holiday destination? Why?
    Di mana tujuan liburan favoritmu? Mengapa?
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