31st July 2020
Some tips on giving a great speech, aimed at students aged from 8 – 12 who are using English as their second language.
First, introduce yourself, and say what you will be speaking about.
Second, speak a little slowly than normal.
Third, look at your audience, smile, make eye-contact.
Fourth, use notes or drawings but do not just read from a paper. That will be BORING !
Fifth, use body language. Use your voice to make the speech more exciting.
Last week, we used the story of Cinderella, and focused on using special words to tell a story.
Once upon a time // A long time ago //
One day // soon after that //
then // when // next // after //
Finally // In the end
Hello, my name is …
Introduce your subject:
Today, I want to tell you the story of Cinderella
Now bring your speech alive – use your voice and body language.
Try saying these adjectives:
beautiful // old // evil // handsome // ugly // sad
Now act them:
Or your audience will be:
Finally, let’s have some help from my two friends, Matt and Ben:
Lion face … AAArrghhhhhhhh,
Lemon face … OOOOoooohhh