Speech Writing for Class 10 CBSE Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises

Basic English Grammar rules can be tricky. In this article, we’ll get you started with the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.

We also providing Extra Questions for Class 10 English Chapter wise.

Speech Writing Class 10 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises PDF

Purpose of Making a Speech

  • To convey information orally to a large gathering of people, forcefully and convincingly, and to convert the listeners to the speaker’s point of view
  • To pass on a wide range of information to a wide range of audience orally
  • To express an opinion, share a point of view, experience, observation etc.

Format:

  1. Salutation – the speaker greets chief guests, fellow speakers and listeners.
  2. The key sentence carries the central theme or issue of the speech.
  3. The speaker expresses his/her views on the topic. ;
  4. Compare and contrast – bringing up the opposing point of view and arguing the strength of one’s own opinion vis-a-vis the opponents.
  5. Summing up and concluding.

Remember:

  • A speech must begin with a catchy introduction in the form of an anecdote, quotation, statistical data or a thought-provoking question.
  • It must reflect the speaker’s clarity of thought, accuracy of facts, and balanced view through a comparison and contrast with other viewpoints.
  • It must bring credibility to views through quoting of adequate supporting data.
  • It must infuse humour through anecdotes.
  • Summing up or consolidation of ideas, suggestions/measures to improve the situation, and personal observations and predictions must be made.
  • It must be in persuasive and powerful language.
  • Vote of thanks to the audience must be delivered at the end.

Important Points

  • The speech must be written in the appropriate format and style.
  • Remember to keep within the word limit.

Sample Speech

You are Nisha/Nishant. As Secretary of the Literary Club of your school, you have been asked to deliver a speech on the importance of reading. The following histogram clearly states how irrelevant reading has become for the present generation. Taking ideas from the histogram along with your own ideas, write the speech in about 120 words.
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The famous writer Anthony Trollope once said, ‘The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.’ But sadly, today’s teenagers are busy pursuing more ephemeral pleasures.

Good Morning principal, teachers and dear friends. Today, I, Nisha, Secretary of the Literary Club stand before you to speak about the importance of reading. Reading improves awareness, vocabulary and knowledge. Unfortunately, there has been a steady decline in reading habits. The advent of technology with television, Internet, mobile phones, i-pads, etc. and today’s fast-paced life have led to a sharp decline in the reading population. Friends, believe me, reading is crucial for an all-round development. Students who read well do better in all aspects of schooling and beyond. As the world becomes more complex, reading is increasingly important for children trying to find their place in it.

Speech Writing Solved Example for Class 10 CBSE

Diagnostic Test – 7

Charu Majumdar, a student of Rose Public School, Jalandhar, is very worried and confused about the choice of career. Due to an exhaustive syllabus, which has not taught her any vocational skills, and the lack of proper guidance and counselling, she finds herself ill-equipped to deal with the job situation. As Charu, complete the following speech for the morning assembly of your school. Do not exceed 120 words.

Is Today’s Education Relevant to Students’ Needs?

Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, one question that we need to ask is (a) ………………………….? Students spend at least fourteen years at school, learning by rote (b) ………………………… . But after passing out of Class XII, (c) ………………………… .

They are unaware of their own potential and the available opportunities. There is a crying need to alter both (d) …………………………. and (e) ………………………… . The syllabus should help students think independently by encouraging them (f) Emphasis should be laid on an (g) ………………………… .

Parents and teachers must (h) …………………………. and not expect every child to (i) …………………………. Counsellors should guide the students (j) ………………………… . The whole system should be revamped so we, the students, benefit.
Answer:
(a) “Is today’s education relevant to students’ needs?”
(b) at the time of examination
(c) they are absolutely directionless
(d) the obsolete curriculum
(e) the outdated teaching methods
(f) to ‘do’ rather than to learn
(g) an overall development of personality
(h) take a realistic look at the child’s potential
(i) become a doctor or an engineer
(j) and help them decide on a suitable career

Speech Writing Practice Example for Class 10 CBSE

3.5.1 The number of vehicles has increased in your city during the last five years, polluting the environment with poisonous emission. Many people have started complaining about problems related to lungs. Using the information given in the graph below, your own ideas and the ideas given in the unit Environment, write a speech, in about 120 words, to be delivered on a World Environment Day.
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3.5.2 While going through the newspaper, Nadeem/Amber came across the following advertisements for private tuitions:
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An exhaustive syllabus, pressure of parents, intense competition and tuitions have taken a heavy toll on children’s playtime. As Nadeem/Amber, write a speech for the Parent-Teacher Association meeting of your school, entitled ‘We have no time to stand and stare’ in about 120 words. You may use your own ideas and ideas from the unit ‘Education’ in your Main Course Book.

3.5.3 You happened to overhear the following conversation:

Ram: I wonder what is happening here?
Shyam: Don’t you know that a leather factory is coming up?
Ram: Oh! So our village is doomed. Why don’t we do something about it?

Taking ideas from the unit ‘Environment’, the hints given below and your own ideas, write a speech in about 120 words on the impact of such a factory on the village. Give suggestions on how this can be overcome.

destruction of scenic beauty – pollution – loss of agricultural land – change in lifestyle of the village – jobs for village youth in the factory – treatment of factory waste

3.5.4 It is Road Safety Week in your city. You are Lucy/Pratim. You have to give a short speech on ‘Road Safety’. Study the information given below about road accidents in your city. Using the information given below and your own ideas, write a speech on the importance of road safety and of following the rules of the road, offering practical suggestions to students. Do not exceed 120 words.

3.5.5 A survey was conducted by students of Sacred Heart Convent School regarding the importance of examinations. Given below are their findings.
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Based on the above information, ideas from the unit Education and your own ideas write a speech on the topic: ‘Examinations Should Be Abolished’. Do not exceed 120 words.

3.5.6 Changing lifestyle, such as lack of exercise and consumption of junk food, has become a way of life today, causing obesity’ and other ailments even among the youth. Being a victim of this lifestyle yourself, you want to sensitise others about it. Using the information given in the picture below, your own ideas and the ideas given in the unit ‘Health and Medicine’, write a speech in about 120 words to be delivered in the morning assembly.
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3.5.7 Jaspreet Singh/Supreet Kaur of Greenville Public School, Noida, has to give a speech on ‘Career Preferences’. Using the graph given below, your own ideas and ideas from the unit ‘Education’ in your Main Course Book, write the speech for him/her. Also state why certain careers are popular with students. Do not exceed 120 words.
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