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Speech lesson plan

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KS3 Bitesize


All students will be able to identify some of the persuasive techniques involved in writing a speech. Most will be able to use some of them successfully in their own writing. Some will be adept at using the techniques in their own writing.

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National Curriculum

  • En1: 1a, 1c, 1c, 1g, 2c
  • En3: 1i, 1j, 9c


  • Worksheets

Teaching activities


Ask students to volunteer to give impromptu speeches about a topic selected by you. Time them for 2 minutes and disqualify them if they show hesitation or repeat words.


  1. Students complete worksheet
  2. Ask students in pairs or individually to think of five ways in which the school could encourage students to eat more healthily.
  3. Discussion of worksheet.
  4. Students write a speech about a topic of your choice, using as many of the features on the worksheet as possible.


Hear some of the speeches and evaluate them positively.


  • Write a more extended speech which students have to deliver with the aid of flashcards only. This could be a Speaking and Listening National Curriculum assessment.

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