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Prep - Grade 3
Australian citizen or permanent resident
Not a native Indonesian speaker

Speaking time

1 - 2 minutes




The theme for NAILA 2023 is ‘Food’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “How does food bring communities together?” OR one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2023 adalah ‘Makanan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Bagaimana makanan menyatukan berbagai komunitas yang berbeda?” ATAU menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

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



What is your favourite meal and why?

Apakah makanan favoritmu dan mengapa?


Describe a food that you like or dislike and why?

Deskripsikan makanan yang kamu suka atau tidak suka dan mengapa?

Marking Criteria

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


Content and Structure (15/50)


Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)


Delivery (10/50)


Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)


Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

In 2023, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to seven award categories under this year's competition theme, 'Food', or 'Makanan'. Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with the competition's guidelines by checking this year's Information Pack.

Select your applicable award category from the tabs below to view individual speech topics: