Sunday, October 2, 2011

Speech Writing - Format

What is a speech?
  1. Speeches are talks delivered in public on formal and informal occasions.
  2. There are many types of speeches such as 'welcome speech', 'thank you speech' and 'farewell speech'. Besides, there are also speeches on topics of interest and social issues.
  3.  The PRESENT TENSE IS USUALLY USED when you write out a speech.

Sample question:
You are the head prefect in your school. At the beginning of the new school term, you have been asked to remind students about the school regulations. Write out your speech using the notes below:-
ATTIRE:-

School uniform
-neat
-wear white shoes and socks
Hair
-boys - short
-girls - short or long  - long hair must be tied up
Nails
-short
Make up-is not allowed in school!

CONDUCT:-

-No loitering
-No handphones
-No jewellery
-No smoking
-Be punctual
-Respect teachers
-Pay attention in class
-No playing truant

When writing the speech, remember to;
-          include all the points given
-          elaborate on the points
-          set out your speech correctly
-          write in paragraph

Sample answer + explanation on the framework (Pay attention to how the points are elaborated)

Sample Answer
Explanation

Good morning to our principal, teachers and fellow students. Welcome to the new school term.  I am Nuzul Fikrie Ahmad, the head prefect of SMK Raja Muda. This morning, I would like to refresh your memory about our school regulations especially regarding attire and conduct.

Paragraph 1 – INTRODUCTION

1) Greet the audience.
e.g: Good morning / afternoon / evening to
  • boys and girls..
  • our principal, teachers and fellow students… (at an official school function)
  • Mr Chairman, ladies and gentlemen… (at an official function or society meeting)
  • Yang Berhormat, Tan Sri Najib Abdul Rahman, ladies and gentlemen… (if there is a distinguished guest)
2) Introduce yourself to the audience- (your name, position held, department attached to)
e.g: I am Dr Fiqry Nasir from Assunta Hospital in Petaling Jaya.

3) Introduce topic
e.g: I am here to present a talk on the topic ‘Body Fitness.’

4) Purpose of speech
e.g: The purpose of my talk today is to make you realize the importance looking after your food intake and how your health can be maintained through exercising.

To create a good impression, always be dressed neatly in your school uniform complete with white shoes and white socks.  Don’t forget to wear your school badge and name tag.
     
Your hair should be short and neatly combed.   Boys should always keep their hair short. Girls are allowed to keep long hair but it should always be neatly combed and tied.  No one is allowed to wear jewellery.  If you do, then your jewellery will be confiscated.  In addition, you cannot use make-up.  Your nails should always be kept short.  Remember, no nail polish is allowed.
     
Regarding your conduct, always be punctual. Respect your teacher and pay attention in class.  Remember, no loitering around and playing truant.  If you don’t comply with the school rules, you will have to face the music.
     
Last term, several students were suspended or expelled from school for fighting, smoking and other serious offences.  Handphones are banned.  If you bring handphones, they will be confiscated. 


Paragraph 2,3,4,5 – BODY
  • Main points and their elaboration (facts, figures, examples)
  • Elaborate 1 point in 1 paragraph or combine a few relevant points and elaborate in 1 paragraph



These regulations are meant to create a positive image and environment for the school.  There are, of course, some black sheep who will break the regulations.  Do not be influenced by them.  Instead, set a good example for others.
     
Thank you.


Paragraph 6: Conclusion
  • The speaker’s hope
  • Thank the audience. e.g: Thank you very much for your kind attention.




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Reference: Minda - Berita Harian, Bil. 831 (Credits to Rozi D)

59 comments :

Anonymous said...

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Teacher Nuha said...

You're welcome. Glad to be a little help here ^_^

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Teacher Nuha said...

you're welcome :)

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Teacher Nuha said...

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Teacher Nuha said...

you're welcome :)

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Nursalyn AR said...

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Teacher Nuha said...

You're welcome Nursalyn AR. I wish you all the best in your PMR :)

Ker Wei said...

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Teacher Nuha said...

All the best for your final exam Ker Wei :)

Faris said...

May Allah Bless You for what you've done.
Thank You and pray for all of us because PMR examination is just around the corner (^_^)

Teacher Nuha said...

Thanks for the doa Faris. Study and pray. Pray because Allah always listens. I pray that you and all PMR candidates will succeed with flying colours.

Naailah said...

Thank you dear teacher (:
May ALLAH bless you always :D

Teacher Nuha said...

You are most welcome Naailah. May Allah bless you too.

Anonymous said...

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Remaja ISLAM said...

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abhishek bhunjun said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I give antoher speech
but the tajuk is " the advantages and disadvantages of examination ".

Anonymous said...

We come to school to learn . To measure how much we know , a system is devised to test our knowledge . This systemnis made uo of tests and examinations . One of the advantages of having examinations is that by testing , we know how well the students understand and know the subjects they have learnt . A teacher will be in a better position to impart the required knowledge to us .
Another advantages is that with examinations , we will be forced to study whether we like it or not . For those who are good in their studies . they will work harder to improve their grades . Imagine a school without examinations . Students will be left to do as they like . In the end , we would be like an uneducated generation who have wasted precious years in school doing nothing much .
But examinations also have their disadvantages . With examinations , many students will learn their facts and figures by heart . This is not the correct method of learning . Many students will memorise information without understanding them . Learning without understanding is unhealthy . It will not create a thinking society .
Another disadvantages is that examinations are not true refluctions of students'abilities . A student who passes with the best grades in an examination through learining by heart may not be as good as one who does mot do well in the same examination due to facetors like sickness .
Finally , examinations do not test on moral values .
Thank you for lending me your ear .

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abd hadi said...

Thank you teacher nuha for your extraordinary speech

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Unknown said...

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Adilla Eyya said...

Terima kasih ^^
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Anonymous said...

thanks :) glad that I found this blog and you're a teacher from msia !! I often thought that every speech essays need to include 'ladies and gentleman..' but after saw yours , I don't think I need to put them . thanks again for helping the students !

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Anonymous said...

teacher, do you still have the congratulatory speech for Salim who presented by in a District Quiz Contest?

Unknown said...

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Isabelle said...

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Zara Bansir said...

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MD FARIS ROSNAN said...

Thank for this knowledge. Pt3 is around the corner

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your awesome and creativity in creating this blog for our use. i want to get A for English PT3. May Allah bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for it. I'm doing a speech with your help.

Xiao Ice said...

Is the speech format limited to any number of words? I'
m reviewing pass year paper, and it did not indicate the number of words.

ina said...

Thanks teacher..This is very helpful for my upsr soon ..May Allah bless you and your family...Amin...

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