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  1. 1. Introduction A WebQuest for Upper-Intermediate EFL student (Persuasive Speech) Task Process Resources Designed by: Ahlam Ghurais Evaluation Description: This webquest helps students improve their speaking skill through Conclusion convincing others of their point of view.Teacher Notes Curriculum: Foreign Language.
  2. 2.  Persuasive speech is the opposite of informative speech; informative speakers teach, clarify or reveal option. On the other hand, persuasive speakers lead, evoke emotions and ask for audience commitment. lets sing a song With the power of your voice, you can do much more than you imagine. In 1992, Severn Suzuki at the age of 12, and some friends from Vancouver, British Columbia raised money to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Suzuki gave a five-minute speech to delegates gathered from around the world. She pleaded eloquently for adults to stop the destruction of planet Earth. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes Persuasive speech can be used only when the audience already agrees that there is a problem that needs to be solved.
  3. 3. Lets save our planetLearn how to use the power of your voice to emphasise, tone-down and express your opinions effectively. Fossil fuels will run out if we continue our present rates of consumption. There are many possible ways to solve this problem using wind, solar or nuclear power, but only one can really work, and I think that "nuclear power plants are superior energy source“ Are you agree with or not? Why?  Task 1 Discuss with your classmates this topic briefly and try your best to convince the audience of your point of view.  Task 2 Oral presentation
  4. 4. We speak to influence our listeners. So, lets see how you will convince other Task 1 (group discussion) Briefly discuss this topic nuclear power plants are superior energy source, so whether or not you agree with this statement you have to do your best to convince others of your point of view. Practice how to persuade a listener using a variety of resources and materials that have been provided. Hint: You could start your argument by:I persuade you that nuclear power is the only viable answer to our energy crisis. You will expect these responses: We could try to develop wind power. or We could try to develop solar power. or yes, It works and will solve our energy crisis
  5. 5. Task 2 (oral presentation: in Pairs)1. Decide who you would like to partner with.2. Choose one of “the alternative energy resources; wind, solar or nuclear power” that have been provided in the resources to do your oral presentation.3. Read as much as you can about the chosen topic to support your position.4. The body of the speech must contain proof or supportive materials in order to convince the audience to accept your proposal.5. To present the speech, include posture, body language, facial expressions and eye contact as essentials.6. As an audience, take some notes to vote on whether or not the speaker convinces you.Now, it is your job to assume that not everyone will agreewith you and make them see things your way. It is a
  6. 6. You can read these resources about three different alternative energy sources tohelp you find evidence and to support your argument in the discussion or in thepresentation: Solar Energy What is solar energy How does solar energy work Advantages of solar energy Disadvantages of solar energy Photovoltaic cells solar power- Video clip Wind Energy Advantages of wind energy Disadvantages of wind energy How wind turbines work Offshore wind turbines Wind power- Video clip Nuclear Energy What is solar energy How nuclear power plants work Advantages of nuclear power Disadvantages of nuclear power Nuclear power- Video clip
  7. 7. CATEGORY Beginning Developing Very Good Excellent ScorePreparedness Student does not The student is Student seems Student is 25 seem at all somewhat prepared, pretty prepared completely points prepared to but it is clear that but might have prepared and has present. rehearsal was lacking. needed a couple obviously more rehearsals. rehearsed.Fluency Words are unclearly Some words are Only a few words Words are clearly 25 pronounced. Pauses frequently and unclearly are unclear. and correctly points are recorded. mispronounced. Short pronounced. The pauses are recorded. speech is smoothly delivered.Body language Poor performance of Hand gestures are Hand gestures Hand gestures and 25 body language frequent, but facial and facial facial expressions points expressions are not expressions are are naturally used. natural well performed Voice is in sensible toneContent Does not seem to Shows a good Shows a good Shows a full 25 understand the understanding of understanding understanding of points topic very well. parts of the topic of the topic. the topic.
  8. 8. After completing this Webquest, you are expected togain information about a persuasive speech and how toconvince other. Through this webquest you canpractice discussing with your friends, enhancing yourability to express your ideas, think deeply, give areason and make decision to convince others.
  9. 9.  Advice to TeachersBecause this webquest ask students to access some resources and then to discuss it withtheir colleagues, it can take teacher a lot of time to assist students complete theirdiscussion Thus, if any teachers who want to use this webquest in classroom shouldthink and manage time carefully to get its benefits.  StandardsThis is a Webquest which assists students in persuasive speech, thus enhancing theirspeaking skill. It is specially designed for upper intermediate students. So, as a teacher,you have to consider that your students have adequate level of oral proficiency in orderto accommodate with this context and use the technique of higher order thinkingeffectively.  CreditsThese are some important links that may help http://www.wikihow.com/Develop-Persuasive-Speech-Topicshttp://essaybank.degree-essays.com/languages/how-can-webquests-support-speaking-skills-in-language-learning.php