Drafting a Speech/Writing a Speech: Neb Class 12 Compulsory English Note
What is a speech?
- A Formal Talk.
- A person delivers his/her ideas in a speech.
How to write an effective speech?
- Target Group: His Audience/Group of People
- Purpose: Speaker’s opinion, thought, experience, opinion on the Topic
- Clarity of thought and expression
- Concentrate on your main idea
- Use of conversational tone
- Use of examples
- Facts, Data and Details
- Simple language
Sample/Example of a Speech:
Good afternoon everyone,
Respected Headteacher, teachers and my lovely friends, I am Himal Rai, Vice-captain of the Student Union of our school. I am here before you to convey my ideas on the topic ‘The use and misuse of mobile phone ’.
Cell phones are one of the greatest and most useful inventions. Earlier, people had to depend on mails that too much time to be delivered. Cell phones help people stay in touch with others in different corners of the world at any time because cell phones are portable and wireless.
But there is an equally dark side to the story because cell phones can be easily misused. Widespread use of cell phones has made way for its misuse too especially by the youth, anti-socials, terrorists and other criminals. Camera phones with MMS facilities are used to take unauthorized photos and shoot pornographic videos and spread them. Moreover, SIM cards can be easily available and there is no proper facility for checking of one’s records. This can make it easier for terrorists to misuse these phones for various activities.
The youths are so much involved in sending messages, talking over the phone and spending most of their times in the virtual world that they have less care about practical life. What is more, they might be easily spoilt as they can easily watch pornographic videos on the Internet.
Mobile phones are both a blessing and a curse depending on how we use it. It is up to us to use it in a responsible way and make it a blessing in our lives.