This is the file for English A Language & Literature Individual Oral (IO) that I got 7 in May 2021 session. The file includes the outline that I submitted to the IB, complete script for 10 minutes presentation, and the extracts of the literary and non-literary body of works that I utilized.


[Sample excerpts]

Language A: language and literature Internal Assessment Student outline form

Global issue:

Marginalization of Black People due to Cultural Hegemony

Texts Chosen

Literary Work: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah, published in 2013
Non-Literary: “Letter to My Son”, published by The Atlantic in 2015
Body of Work: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ works, by New York Times and The Atlantic between 2013 to 2016

Notes for the Oral (maximum of 10 bullet points):

– Institutional racism present in American society: slavery in the past, extrajudicial responses and police
brutality, non-physical way: marginalization of culture and identity – results of historical, social perception
black bodies inferior/consequence of difference in power → “slaveholders” historical action strongly
discriminated, physically abused extreme diction/appeal to the emotion/not only past slavery, continuity
of white supremacy
– In paragraph 21, allusion key literary device: Allusions “Jesus, George Washington, Tarzan, Lone Ranger”:
popular iconic figures→ power persisted led white cultural hegemony/readers identify, aware of white as
standardized culture
– Contrast representation of whites and blacks, metaphor: compare black history to “Trivial
Pursuit”/described “firsts”, never directly acknowledged without “black”/reinforce generalization based on
race, loss of individuality, blacks invisible → Saul Bellow “Who is the Tolstoy of Zulus?”: western values
imposed/logos strengthens claim, questioned by other people



  • Total number of pages: 10 pages
  • Topic: Individual Oral (IO) – Marginalization of Black People due to Cultural Hegemony
  • Subject: English A Language & Literature
  • The file is in Word format