This is a written composition that is expected to be delivered to a live audience. It is therefore necessary to consider the languagevis-à-vis the interest of the audience. Primarily, speeches should be very informative, educative and entertaining.
The basic types of speeches are:
- Address of welcome
- Farewell Address/Speech
- A Talk on any Topic
- The title/topic follows this pattern:
A FAREWELL SPEECH DELIVERED BY MR JAMES BODE, THE VICE PRINCIPAL OF GLORY SHOWER SCHOOL, ON THE SEND OFF CEREMONY OF THE DEAN, MRS CAROLINE BARRY AT THE CONFERENCE HALL ON THE 20TH OF JUNE, 2020 AT 10:00AM.
- The dignitaries in attendance are greeted or saluted in their order of hierarchy/status/prominence. E.g. TheProprietor, The Principal, The PTA Chairman, Parents, Members of Staff, Students, Ladies and Gentleman.
- Appreciate the privilege to address the gathering
- Logically discuss your points one after the other.
- Describe your impression of the event or person in question.
- Discuss its impact on the community/society
- Challenge your audience to positive actions.
- Wish them well to their destinations.
- Use formal language with occasional humour.
Write a farewell speech for an important retiring member of staff in your school.
- List the types of conditional clauses you known with examples
- Write out ten subordinate clauses with different clause markers.
Choose the option that contains the given phonetic symbol.
- /ә/ (a) mint (b) kept (c) sent (d) doctor
- /b/ (a) debt (b) doubt (c) grab (d) lamb
- /з:/ (a) Count (b) fallacy (c) shut (d) courtesy
- /u/ (a) look (b) good (c) stood (d) mood
- /I/ (a) package (b) accede (c) women (d) decent