2 Features of your Speech Make sure you use persuasive language…for exampleEmotive language (use strong adjectives ‘best’, ‘most important’, ‘stunning’ and verbs ‘will’, ‘need’, ‘must’, ‘should’, ‘could’)Make it personal – ‘I’/’we’ to make your speech strong and personal; use the second person ‘You’ to involve your audience.Forceful or memorable phrasesClusters of three – three reasons, three benefits, three emotive words.
3 Features of your Speech Use statistics (made up, if necessary!) use information to support your ideas. Don’t just keep saying ‘I THINK’. Explain what you believe and why.HumourCome up with memorable phrases or a slogan.AlliterationMetaphorSimile
4 Features of your Speech Rhetorical questions: questions that don’t actually require an answer (eg ‘Do you want all children in school to suffer? Or ‘Can you really live without this marvellous pen?’Make what you say sound as if it is important.Appeal to feelings and emotions: sympathy, empathy, guilt.
5 Features of your Speech Threaten them – tell the person what will happen if you don’t get your way.Strong conclusion – end your speech with a summary that will fix your ideas firmly in the audience’s mind. Remember that this will be the last thing that the examiner marks.