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1 (About a country outside the United States)
Informative Speech (About a country outside the United States)

2 Definitions Inform: To impart information to; make aware of something. To give or provide information. (The American Heritage Dictionary.) Informative Speech: An informative speech provides information to an audience. The aims of an informative speech are to help your audience understand and to remember the information you are presenting: you will provide information about a specific topic.

3 Assignment Write an informative speech about a country (except the United States). The speech should include a few of the following: A little history of the country Description of the country (landscape) Description of the way of life Types of food Ethnic makeup Type of government Religion Language National heroes Time: 2 minutes Scripts, Outline, or Note Cards: May be used

4 Step One Choice of Country: ___________________________________
Why did you choose that country?: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teacher Approval: If you have questions.

5 Step Two Topics and Sub Topics
food political parties/ Ruling party structure Culture Government religion leader ethnic makeup/ Language

6 Step Two Topics and Sub Topics
Teacher Approval _______ Your choice: Education History Famous Places Literature Arts Music Architecture

7 Step Three Research List three sources:
1. Author: _______________________________________________________ Publication Title __________________________________________________ Date Published ________________Web address________________________ What did you learn from this source that you may use in your speech? 2. Author: _______________________________________________________ 3. Author: _______________________________________________________

8 Step Four Three Parts of a Speech
I. Introduction A. Attention Getter. II. Body A. Write about the three sub topics. B. Support the subtopics with details. III. Conclusion A. Review all three topic areas. B. Final thought or quote (make the audience want to know more about your topic).

9 Step Five Note Cards or a sheet of paper
Use note cards or a sheet of paper to write your speech. As you write add details-NEVER use the words “things,” “stuff,” and “you know!” Use specific language instead, in other words tell us exactly what you mean.

10 Delivery Have good posture Use hand gestures
Only move up to three times (left, right, and center) Eye Contact, try to look at everyone in the class at least once. Use facial expressions to emphasize what you are saying. Personal appearance should not have distracting clothes or jewelry etc. Articulate well (word choice) Pronounce the words correctly Speak loud enough to be clearly heard in the room Don’t speak too fast Breath from your diaphragm Use an appropriate pitch

11 Extra Credit Practice! If you practice your speech out loud for a parent, guardian, or other adult, I will give you 10 points extra credit. Adult Listener: __________________________ How long did the speech last? _____________ Please list one suggestion for improvement here ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________

12 Grading Rubric I will use the following Rubric to grade you speeches.
Introduction: Attention Getter? Thesis? Overview of main idea? Body: Organized? Descriptive Details? Conclusion: Reviewed main idea? Final thought? Vocal Delivery: Volume Quality Speed pitch Articulation pronunciation Physical Delivery: posture gestures movements eye contact facial expression personal appearance TOTAL POINTS _______________ (OUT OF 65)

13 The End My Classes Speech OLGC

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