speech writing class 11 pdf
Though speech is essentially an essay, it is significantly different. Whereas an essay or
an article is read by people at a distance in time and place, a speech is delivered ‘live’ to
an audience. This fact determines, to a great extent, the language and style of the
A speech consists of the words spoken by a person to a gathering. The speaker could
be a leader, a learned man, a man in a position of power and authority or an ordinary
person, a student. The ‘address’, the language and style are determined by the occasion
and the audience.
(a) Address the gathering, e.g., Respected Principal, teachers, students, Good Morning.
(b) Speech in three or four paragraphs.
(c) A speech ends with Thank you. The speaker thanks the listeners for their patient
According to the occasion, you may include quotations. Organise the speech into
introduction, main points and conclusion.
Language and style should be a mingling of the serious and conversational modes.