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TIPS ON WRITING A SPEECH

Read the questions carefully and decide what you are asked to
do
Use the notes provided / given
Arrange points logically
Write in simple language and short paragraphs
Layout introduction, body, conclusion
Write a suitable title

State the objective of your speech in the introductory paragraph

You normally use the present tense in a speech.

Commonly Used Words (Speech)


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Good morning to the Principal, teachers and fellow students


Good morning to Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen
Thank you.

(underlined words can be changed according to the audience)


Conjunction
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Because / and / so

Connector
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First of all, Another, Finally

Layout
Title

Introduction
i
Greeting the audience
ii
Introducing of topic

Additional information

Statistics
Statement on topic

Body
Paragraph 1
i
Topic sentence / Main
idea 1
(What? / Who? )
ii
Supporting details.
(Why? / When? /
How?)
Paragraph 2
i
Topic sentence / Main
idea 2
(What? / Who? )
ii
Supporting details.
(Why? / When? /
How? )

Paragraph 3
i
Topic sentence / Main
idea 3
(What? / Who? )
ii
Supporting details.
(Why? / When? /
How? )
Conclusion / Ending
Thanks the audience

: _____________________________
(Provide a title when writing a speech)

Greetings
Introductio

A very good morning to the principal, teacher and


fellow friends. I am honoured to be asked to give a

n
Benefit 1
Increases
vocabulary

speech entitled The Benefits of Reading.


Reading make a man. I am sure you have all
heard of this saying. Reading has a host of benefits. A
person who reads knows a lot of things. He will have
the knowledge of current affairs and is also aware of
what is happening locally and abroad. Reading books
expands our knowledge, introduces us to new ideas
and may even improve our writing skills.

Benefit 2Improves
Language

Reading improves our command of a language. It


enriches and improves our vocabulary. With an
improved vocabulary, we will be able to express
ourselves better and communicate more confidently
with others.

Benefit 3 Provides
relaxation

Another of the many benefits of reading is that it


helps us to rest and relax. It is a cure for boredom. A
person who reads does not feel bored or lonely.
Reading helps take our mind off our problems and
reduces stress. Thus, making us healthier.

Benefit 4
Improves
creativity
Conclusion

Reading improves a persons creativity. It opens our


mind to new possibilities. By reading more books and
gaining more information, we will be able to come up
with more creative ideas.
Friends, give a thought to the joys and benefits of
reading. Start reading today and you will never regret
it. Thank you.
Benefit of Reading

Rewrite the speech.


Title

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