How to Write a Speech

How to write a speech

How to write a Speech: Learn how to craft a compelling speech for the IB English B Paper 1. Understand the format, structure, and language features to effectively convey your message. Excel in your exam with these essential tips and activities.

  • Time

    60 -80 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Theme and topic

    Sharing the Planet - How to write a speech

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    Listening Comprehension Exercise

Warm up
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exam Practice

Read this speech from a high school student and answer the questions that follow.

Dear fellow students,

I am here to urge you not to support the closure of our local wildlife zoo. While an animal-rights group has been protesting against the zoo, it is essential to understand and appreciate the vital conservation efforts undertaken by the zoo.

Our zoo plays a crucial role in preserving endangered species and raising awareness about the importance of conservation. The animals receive excellent care, ensuring their safety and wellbeing. The zoo has established high-quality enclosures and habitats for the animals, which reflect their commitment to providing a comfortable and natural environment.

Shutting down the zoo would not only deprive us of the opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close but also jeopardise the conservation efforts being made. We must stand together to support our local wildlife zoo and ensure that it continues its vital work for the benefit of both animals and our community.

Let us show our support for the zoo by spreading the word and encouraging others to visit. Our voices can make a difference in preserving our local wildlife for generations to come. Thank you for your attention and support.

Listen to the audio and answer the following question.

Use an appropriate text type from the options below the task choose. Write 450 to 600 words.

You have been invited to write a persuasive text to your community, urging them not to support the closure of the local wildlife zoo amidst protests by an animal-rights group. In your text, emphasise the vital conservation efforts undertaken by the zoo, the high standard of care provided to the animals, and the quality of the enclosures and habitats that have been established for the animals.

  • Set of Instructions
  • Blog
  • Speech

You have just returned from a volunteering programme overseas and have been invited to share your experience with students who are considering the same programme. Write a text in which you describe what was most challenging in achieving the programme’s objectives, explain how you addressed it, and reflect on how it has changed your outlook on life.

  • Letter to the editor
  • Official report
  • Speech

IB English B Language Skills

  • Listening & Speaking

    Skills to communicate both professionally and socially.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.

IB English B Themes

  • Experiences

    Opportunities to consider how events which take place impact an individual's life.

  • Human Ingenuity

    Opportunities to explore the sciences, technology and creativity.

  • Identities

    Opportunities to discover interests, values, belief and culture.

  • Sharing The Planet

    Opportunities to look at the challenges faced by individuals and communities in the modern world.

  • Social Organization

    Opportunities to explore the way in which groups of people organise themselves through common systems or interests.

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