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English Public Speaking Level 7

Secondary 1 – Secondary 3

10 (Suggested)

1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: English Public Speaking Level 7

Level: Secondary 1 – Secondary 3

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

Students will learn the elements and techniques of public speaking. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to discover and develop their own style of speaking and will be able to prepare and deliver an extemporaneous speech.

Outline

Unit 1: Introduction


    • Warm-up: Who am I?
    • Introduction to course
    • Discussion: Differences between public and private speaking
    • Discussion: Why might we need to speak in public?
    • Video: Speeches
    • Speaking: Best actor/ actress award

Unit 2: Selecting a Topic 


    • Warm-up: Finding out about other people’s hobbies
    • Introduction to mind maps
    • Brainstorm: Things to talk about
    • Introduction to 3 types of speeches
    • Group work and speaking: Selecting a topic and presenting ideas

Unit 3: Formats of Speeches


    • Warm-up: Story circle
    • The structure of a speech
    • Useful phrases for introducing and ending a speech
    • Connecting topics in speech
    • Group work and speaking: Short speech and presentation

Unit 4: Using Language


    • Warm-up: Facts about me
    • How to make speeches more concise: Reading and analysis
    • Speech writing
    • Pair work: Reading aloud speeches

Unit 5: Speaking with Confidence


    • Warm-up: Trust
    • Discussion: Fears and overcoming them
    • Video: Confident and nervous speakers
    • Use of body language
    • Characteristics a confident speaker has
    • Speaking activity: Student of the year

Unit 6: Delivering a Speech


    • Warm-up: Tongue twisters
    • Video: Well-delivered speech and a badly delivered speech
    • Video: Emotional speeches
    • Activity: Read and speak with emotions
    • Speaking: Revision of old speeches

Unit 7: Impromptu Speaking


    • Warm-up: Ask the question
    • Introduction and discussion about impromptu speaking
    • Activity and speech: One-minute impromptu speech

Unit 8: Visual Aids


    • Warm-up: Picture story
    • Introduction to visual aids
    • Discussion: What makes a good aid and what makes a bad one?
    • Activity and presentation: NEWS!

Unit 9: Speech Preparation


    • Review of draft speeches
    • Peer evaluation and feedback
    • Making suggestions 
    • Game

Unit 10: Final Speech 


    • Speech preparation
    • Feedback and evaluation