Speech Writing Class 11 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 11 English Chapter wise.

Speech Writing Class 11 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises PDF

Purpose of making a speech:

  • to convey information orally to a large gathering of people, forcefully and convincingly
  • 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:

  • Salutation – speaker greets chief guests, fellow speakers, and listeners
  • Key sentence carrying the central theme or issue of the speech
  • Expressing one’s views – what you feel about the topic
  • Compare and contrast – what others feel and why your views are better
  • Summing up – conclude by summing up arguments that highlight your viewpoint.

Remember:

  • A speech must begin with a catchy introduction in the form of an anecdote, quotation, statistical data, or a thought-provoking question.
  • A speech must reflect the speaker’s clarity of thought, accuracy of facts, and balanced view through a comparison and contrast with other viewpoints.
  • Bring credibility to views by quoting of adequate supporting data.
  • Infuse humour through anecdotes.
  • Sum up or consolidate ideas/suggestions/measures to improve the situation, personal observations, and predictions.
  • Use language that is persuasive and powerful.
  • Include a vote of thanks to the audience.

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

Speech Writing Sample Example for Class 11

As a result of a sedentary lifestyle, obesity among children is on the rise. Using your own ideas, deliver a speech in the morning assembly at your school on the importance of regular exercise. You are Gaurav Goyal, Head Boy of Kendriya Vidyalaya.
Speech Writing Class 11

A large number of advertisers are using children to sell their products. You are against the concept of children being used in advertisements. Write a speech to put forward your views. You are Dinesh/Divya of Government Model School, Karnal. Use the clues given.

Honourable judges, respected teachers, and my dear friends, a very good morning to all. Today I, Divya of Government Model School, Karnal (a) ………………………………… on ‘Should We Use Children to Advertise Goods?’ (b) ………………………………… all those advertisements which use children to target other children for marketing their products. There are two reasons for this. (c) ………………………………… . Advertisers show teenagers jumping from the bridge to pick up a bottle of a popular brand of soft drink or performing daredevil acts on motorcycles. Children try to emulate these models and often get hurt or, worse still, even lose their lives.

The second reason is that (d) ……………………………….. . They do not have access to information, so when their favourite actor says, “Yehi hai right choice, baby’, they’re ready to accept it as the right choice. Kids love a particular brand of juice because the girl in the advertisement says, “I love you juice.” It becomes the favoured drink though it does not have any nutritive value as it is not fruit – based. Monosodium glutamate, an essential ingredient of a popular brand of instant noodles, is known to cause brain damage and obesity. But the advertisements are so powerful that children will eat no other brand.

(e) ……………………………….. . They realise kids have ‘pester – power’. (f) ………………………………… till they buy them the branded shoes or jeans that they have seen children wearing in advertisements and (g) ……………………………….. .

The Advertising Standards Council of India lays down the code for advertising as follows, ‘Advertisements addressed to children shall not contain anything, whether in illustration or otherwise, which might result in their physical, mental or moral harm, or which exploits their vulnerability.’ (h) ………………………………… that this code is being flouted openly? I feel there should be a committee to review all advertisements using children.
Answer:
(a) stand before you to share with you my views
(b) I strongly condemn as unethical
(c) One is the fact that children are more vulnerable
(d) it violates the right of informed choice
(e) I feel that advertisers are exploiting children by using them in advertisements
(f) They pester their parents
(g) the manufacturers laugh all the way to the bank
(h) But, friends, don’t you agree with me when I say

Hints:

  • The manufacturers laugh all the way to the bank
  • But, friends, don’t you agree with me when I say I strongly condemn as unethical
  • I feel that advertisers are exploiting children by using them in advertisements
  • One is the fact that children are more vulnerable.
  • stand before you to share with you my views
  • They pester their parents
  • It violates the right of informed choice.

Speech Writing Practice Example for Class 11

1. You recently read the following newspaper article:

A recent study by the London School of Economics says that computers kill childhood. They do it by making redundant a host of skills which a child would otherwise acquire naturally. The mind hardly meditates when the mouse is scampering along the information highway. Learning is not the act of juggling information. Education is about learning to pause and wonder, skills a child has in abundance. Schooling has to be about nurturing and embellishing these inborn skills to observe and create and to listen and narrate. Technology is more a hindrance than an aid in such a process of learning.

Shocked by the recent study that shows how computers are killing childhood by making redundant a host of skills which a child would otherwise acquire naturally, you decide to speak in the morning assembly at your school, advising students not to lose themselves in virtual reality. Write the speech in 150 – 200 words.

2. You are Ratan/Radha of Class XI. You have been asked to write a debate on the motion: ‘Extracurricular Activities Should Be Accorded Equal Importance as Academics’. Write a speech for the motion. (150 – 200 words)

35. Write a debate for the motion: ‘Politeness and Courtesy are Outdated in Today’s World’. You are Gautam/ Gargi of St Mary’s School.

3. While science is a good slave, it can be a bad master. Write a short speech to be delivered in the morning assembly of your school, advising students not to let gadgets and gizmos drive them, but to employ these to their advantage.

4. Write a speech against capital punishment.

5. You are Preeti/Pawan, Head Girl/Boy of your school. Write a speech to be delivered at the career counselling session for students of classes IX-XII of your school advising students on the benefits of thinking seriously about their goals and aptitudes before choosing a stream of study.

6. The number of HIV positive people is increasing exponentially. Many people who are infected don’t suspect they have acquired the infection because they don’t belong to the so-called high – risk groups. Many others have no knowledge of the disease. Look at the poster on the next page.
Speech Writing Class 11

As a volunteer of the National AIDS Foundation, deliver a speech for the students of classes IX-XII on the causes, spread, and prevention of this disease. You are Uday Man Singh.

7. In the latter part of the 20th century, “Team Building’ became recognised by many companies as an important factor in providing a quality service and remaining competitive. What are the qualities required to be a good team member? Write a speech to be delivered to the students of classes IX-XII about the importance of team – building and how to be a team – member.

8. In a meeting of the World Water Forum at Kyoto, the 24,000 delegates from 182 countries focused on the escalating global water crisis. Global water consumption has increased tenfold in the last century, largely due to growing population, industrial development, and expansion of irrigated farming. The speakers said that water or Blue Gold will be the next object of conquest by the year 2020. You are Anamika/Anuj Sinha, Head Girl/Boy of Loyola School, Patna. Deliver a speech in the school assembly on the need to conserve water.