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In general: Have a good start – a good middle - a good ending .


8. Write down the speech on small cards, one point at a time.

9. Learn the speech as written on the cards.

10. Say the speech to yourself – ALOUD - without referring to the cards if you can.

Only now are you ready to make the speech!

Remember, writing a speech takes practice. It takes perseverance and time and effort.

And remember, if you do not get it right the first time, then do not give up.

You have done well to take part at all and next time should be easier.

NOW, Choose ONE of the following

Go home and prepare a speech to present to the class.

The speech should last between 3 – 5 minutes.

Fathers/ mothers have a very important role to play in bringing up children.

Discipline is not the same thing as punishment.

How to care for animals.

What young people talk about.

Playing a sport is a healthy occupation.

South Africa is a fascinating country.

Reading can take you anywhere in the world - or beyond.

Healthy things for teenagers to do.

How to spend R10 000 on others.

How tourism helps our economy.

Our game parks are special.

Why we should stop littering.

Rural life vs city life

Some good games for young children.

How to arrange a special party for a 14-year old.

If you had five special wishes, what would they be?

There is no substitute for Love.

To speak a few languages is an advantage.

Money does not buy happiness.

What preparations are necessary before going on a hike?

Activity 5:

[lo 2.1]


Your topic. (Underline the focus of your topic): ___________________

Your opening – to attract the attention of the audience: ____________________

Other main points:





5. Consider your pausing.

6. Consider a few gestures.

7. Your closing:

8. Remind yourself about posture and eye-contact.

9. Remember to be enthusiastic and sincere.

10. Make sure there are no language errors; use good diction.Make sure that your speech is neatly written on hard cards (ONE side only)

11. Above all, remember to speak clearly and audibly.

12. Finally, a reminder that preparation will give you all the confidence you need.Learn to speak hardly using your notes. Practise on your dog and the trees outside!


LO 2 Speaking

The learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

We know this when the learner:

2.1 communicates ideas and feelings creatively and expressively with a great degree of confidence and with limited assistance, using a range of selected oral text types;

LO 4 Writing

The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

We know this when the learner:

4.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of writing appropriate to the text type;

4.4 uses the writing process collaboratively and independently to generate texts:

4.4.1 selects and explores topics through brainstorming, using mind maps and lists;

4.4.3 plans and develops topic using relevant information from other sources.


ACTIVITY1: The purpose of looking at a two-way conversation:

Pupils need to understand how much spoken language influences our lives and that learning this skill can be useful.


Sharing Problems in a Group Discussion: Again, pupils should understand that bottling up feelings is not healthy and that talking about them can help. Again, realizing that many pupils face the same problems helps to minimise the misery. Perhaps some of the advice that is meted out by them can be conveyed to the staff and parents!


More discussions in groups. Make sure that EACH pupil is contributing and perhaps give an award / prize to the best group: How well / thoroughly did they tackle the problem and did everybody take part?


Go through ALL the stages with them BEFORE they start and then encourage the different techniques. Allow the class to evaluate.

ACTIVITY5: Reading and reacting to “The Power of the Word”

  • As this is a fairy story, there is a special way to read it :
  • The important words are stressed .
  • Whatever is in the story must be expressed in the sound of the voice e.g.” beautiful” must SOUND “beautiful”(using a voice of admiration).
  • Pupils must learn to let their eyes run ahead so that the head AND eyes are lifted , looking at the audience when the last word(s) of the sentences are read/said.
  • This takes practice . What it means is that a reader maintains important eye-contact with the audience.

Most people drop their voice and their head at the end of a sentence and lose the punch of the sentence. So, PRACTISE, PRACTISE, PRACTISE.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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