ISC Speech Writing > Format, Types and Example
At some point in our life, whether at school or at the workplace, it is likely that we are called upon to give a speech. At the ISC Examination, the candidates are required to Write their view point on a particular topic in the format of a speech delivered to a live audience. So, it is more or less like an opinion based essay but in the format of a speech, where the students are required to use ’I’ and give their personal opinion. The following steps will help you feel confident in the writing process that is integral to giving a good speech no matter What the topic may be.
First, collect all the relevant information on the topic and write accordingly. Secondly, write exactly what you want to convey to the audience. As Winston Churchill said: “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time with a tremendous whack. ”
The introduction of the speech should immediately let the audience (readers) know what to expect from the speech. Then go on to elaborate what is said in the introduction proving it with examples. Make an apt conclusion to your speech by including a strong affirmative statement.
ISC Speech Writing Format :
Opening salutation (E.g. Respected Principal, Teachers and dear friends)
Body (Maximum 3 paragraphs)
Conclusion (Ending speech)
Thank you (Right side)
ISC Speech Writing Example :
Respected Principal, Teachers and dear friends.
Today, we are celebrating the ’World Environment Day’. It is satisfying to see that we are becoming more and more conscious about our environment. But at the same time, it is a matter of deep concern that our activities are largely responsible for the phenomenon, called ’Global Warming’.
Global Warming occurs as a result of increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The main greenhouse gases are water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone. These gases do not allow all the radiation from the Earth to escape back into space. This is known as the Greenhouse Effect. The trapped radiation increases the temperature on the Earth. Now, how are these gases released in the atmosphere?
Increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is caused by burning of fossil fuels, industrial pollution, vehicular pollution, depletion of the Ozone layer in the atmosphere and clearing away of forests and disturbing the forest ecosystem on a large scale. This has resulted in changes in rainfall patterns, melting of glaciers and ice caps leading to rise in sea level and radiation imbalance.
So, the need of the hour is not just being aware but taking remedial steps to prevent our planet from such a catastrophe. We don’t have to go miles away from home to protest, or spend a lot of money. If we try to follow a few simple steps we can make a big difference.
We can do so by reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by using alternative sources of energy like solar energy, checking deforestation and undertaking afforestation. We should inculcate the habit of reducing, we should buy only what we need; we may or may not use. It is important that we reuse and recycle the things we use reuse whatever we can, like containers and paper, and recycle what we cannot reuse. So, it is my earnest appeal that you take into consideration what I have said, and try to do your part. After all, it is our generation and the coming generations, who are likely to feel the major effects.