Speaking - Monologue

Tips!

- Make some notes about the general ideas you want to discuss.

- DO NOT WRITE your speech. Just note down some ideas.

- Choose the ideas you feel more comfortable with.

- Use the dictionary to find the most useful words. In fact, you could make word lists related to the topic.

- Think of expressions related to the topic.

- If you don't know how to say something, say something else!

- Be natural and try to look confident: form is also important, not just content.

- You have 5 minutes to prepare your monologue. Use them wisely! Plan, plan and practise.

- If possible, RECORD YOUR SPEECH AND LISTEN TO IT AFTERWARDS TO IDENTIFY MISTAKES. You can also ask someone to listen to you while you speak.

 

A PERSON YOU ADMIRE

You are going to speak for five minutes about a person you admire. It can be someone famous, dead or alive, or someone you know personally. You should include at least 4 of the points below.

 

- Who is he/she?

- Why do you admire them?

- What do you most like about them?

- Have you ever met him/her? If so, when did you last see them?

- Is there something you don't like about that person? Why?

- If you have never met this person, what would you like to say to him/her?

- Talk about his/her life.

- Talk about what you think his/her life will be like in ten years time.