· Use the English language skilfully - as you have time to prepare your speech in advance, you can show off your English language skills and vocabulary.
· Be memorable - former prime minister Tony Blair was famous for making a speech that included the phrase "Education, education, education". This use of repetition made the speech memorable and helped his audience identify his key point.
· Make people think - you may have heard of Martin Luther King who repeated the phrase "I have a dream" when he campaigned for equal rights for black Americans. This was a speech designed to inspire and connect with his audience.
Read the speech provided in class.
Read it out to someone in your home.
Now identify and label the devices used in the speech
If you do not know the devices used, look them up online or in the back of your homework diary.
A good speech might contain the following:
· Rhetorical questions
· Lists of three
· Emotive language
· Direct address
· Evidence (statistics, quotations, examples)