Solo talks (standard grade)Presentation Transcript
Solo Talks (Standard Grade) Mr Connor’s Class
Choose a statement to agree or disagree with.
The majority of time spent at school is wasted.
All tobacco and alcohol should be banned.
Family holidays should be paid for by the NHS.
Men/ women should re-take their traditional position in society.
Animals deserve a higher place in modern society.
Science is the most important academic subject.
Voting is a waste of time and effort.
Today’s fashion industry should be destroyed.
Living forever would be a wonderful thing.
Jot down a list of about 10 things you could say both for and against your statement.
Decide which way you want to argue and highlight about 6 good points from your list. Put these points into a logical order so that one follows from another, or so that the points get stronger as you go on.
Now add detail to each one – real life examples, statistics and stories from your own experience.
Write your speech up into a fluent essay form, including an introduction and conclusion.
Copy your speech into note form on a piece of paper, or on small cards.