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20 Famous Speeches - sample


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This book blends the amazing video content and "speaking video" experience of EnglishCentral with actual video of 20 famous speeches. Simple exercises and students can use the site freely to "speak the speech". Fully media friendly, click on a photo and go to the video itself for practice or in class use/teaching. You'll be amazed. EFL Classroom 2.0 supporters get this ebook free and much more! Or purchase for download here -

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20 Famous Speeches - sample

  1. 1. Watch The Video Clips Complete the Exercises Present and be famousby David Deubelbeiss
  2. 2. English Central makes improving ones English fun and effective by turning popularweb videos into powerful language learning experiences. EnglishCentral users not onlywatch videos, they speak them and receive instant, personalized pronunciation feedbackvia our cloud-based system.Students WATCH authentic videos then SPEAK the videos. They are motivatedthrough authentic content and a point based system. Students LEARN by taking videoquizzes of the vocabulary of each video. We also have a cutting edge phonetic speechrecognition system which will give students valuable feedback about their speech.Teachers can track and assess their students using EnglishCentral. Sign up students.Make your own school, classrooms, groups. Assign video tasks and build curriculum foryour students. Track your student’s progress and print reports. Discuss and get tips onour Teacher’s Forum._____________________________________
  3. 3. Using This BookThis book is meant to compliment the low level video content of EnglishCentral. Thebook can be used in class and students can then “speak” the videos and do the quizzes onEnglishCentral. It is built in recycling of the curriculum.In class, 3 steps are recommended. Ask a few pre-viewing questions to students. Then WATCH the video together. Repeat as necessary. Students can follow with the script if needed. The script can also be used as a listening cloze. Model the speech with students, using a high level student. Students should visit EnglishCentral and “speak” the speech and get instant fluency feedback. Model this in class once, so the students understand registration and how to use the player. Students complete a simple “fill in the blanks” activity to consolidate their learning of the vocabulary and language forms.That’s it! Students can then in a language lab or at home, use EnglishCentral and“SPEAK” the videos + do the video quizzes for each video. Teachers can track theirprogress.Also, have an end of book speech contest. Either students using these speeches or makingtheir own. It can be lots of fun and very motivating.We hope you enjoy using EnglishCentral in this “blended” fashion.EnglishCentral Teacher’s Guide EnglishCentral User’s Guide
  4. 4. © 2011 by EnglishCentral Inc.ISBN: 0743357862Printed in the U.S.A.
  5. 5. Table Of Contents Lincoln The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. 7 Gettysburg Address President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the best- known speeches in United States history. 1863 Winston Churchill A speech delivered by Winston Churchill to the 9We Shall Fight On The Beaches House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on June 4, 1940. John F. Kennedy June 26, 1963 speech. It is considered one of 11 Ich Bin Ein Berliner Kennedys best, and a notable moment of the Cold War. Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the 13 I Have A Dream Lincoln Memorial, MLK Jr. called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. Stirring and passionate. Delivered 3 April 1968, 15 The Promised Land Mason Temple, Memphis, Tennessee Bobby Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther 17 King, Jr., delivered 4 April 1968, Indianapolis, IN On the death of MLK Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson Address to the nation announcing steps to limit the 19 Vietnam and Stepping Down war in Vietnam and reporting his decision not to seek reelection March 31, 1968 Ronald Reagan The first inauguration of Ronald Reagan as the 40th 21 1981 Inauguaral Speech President of the United States, held on January 20, 1981. Ronald Reagan The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy address 23 Space Shuttle Tragedy delivered 28 January 1986 from the Oval Office. Barak Obama Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama-as 25 Acceptance Speech prepared for delivery - Election Night, November 4th, 2008,Chicago, Illinois
  6. 6. Barak Obama Jan. 20th, 2009. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 27 Inauguration Day 44th president of the United States and the nations first African-American president J.K. Rowling Commencement address to 29 The Benefit of Failure Harvard alumni, June 2008. th Delivered June 17 , 2008 at the Foreign Relations Angelina Jolie headquarters. About international law and justice. 31 Peace and Justice She spoke passionately about her personal experiences and Darfur. Steve Jobs Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of 33What is truly important? Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. Randy Pausch May 2008 commencement addresss to Carnagie 35We beat the reaper by … Mellon graduates. He later died that same year. Ellen DeGeneris Commencement Speech at Tulane University from 37Show People Your Brains the famous lebian comedian and entertain. May 16, 2009 Bill Gates Harvard commencement address June 7, 2007 where 39 Inequity in the World the founder of Microsoft talks about the lessons in life he has learned. Michelle Obama Oct. 2nd, 2009 speech in Copenhagen to the IOC as 41 Remarks to the IOC part of the U.S. bid to win the Olympic Games for Chicago, her hometown. Yuna Kim NEW YORK, 17 September 2010 – UNICEF 43 Sports and Peace Goodwill Ambassador and international figure skating star brought a message of hope and commitment to the United Nations Bono Delivered on February 2, 2006 at the Washington 45 For Africa DC Hilton, by activist and rock star Bono, to the 51st annual National Prayer Breakfast
  7. 7. Abe Lincoln: Gettysburg AddressFour score and seven years ago, our ______________ brought forth on this continent anew nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are createdequal. Now we are engaged in a great _____________ war, testing whether that nation,or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.We are met on a great ________________ of that war. We have come to dedicate aportion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that thatnation might live. It is altogether _________________ and proper that we should do this.But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow thisground.The ______________ men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it farabove our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long ____________what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.It is for us the _______________ rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished workwhich they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
  8. 8. Finish the sentences:1. We can never __________________ what they did here.2. The men who have _________________d here, we honor.3. They gave their lives that the _______________________ may live.4. Four score and seven years _____________________.5. The world will __________________ note what we say here.6. We must be ________________________d to the unfinished work.7. The war is __________________ing our nation.8. Our forefathers brought it forth on this ___________________________.9. A new nation conceived in ___________________________.10. All men are_______________________ equal.