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SS2: ENGLISH - 2ND TERM

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There are many occasions during which you may be required to present a speech. These include:

  • School ceremonies such as welcoming new students, sending-off of final year students, sports or cultural day, commissioning of school facilities, etc.

  • Inauguration of school prefects. These occasions may require that you write and present any of the following speech types:
         i. Welcome address
         ii. Vote of thanks
         iii. Valedictory speech

Features of a Speech

As you learnt in your SS 1, a speech has the following formal features:

  • a heading or title which contains the type of speech, the presenter, the audience, the occasion, the venue and date.
  • the salutation which recognizes people in the audience by addressing them by their office, starting with the most distinguished person and ending with “Ladies and Gentlemen”
  • the introduction which sets the tone of the address
  • the body which contains the message
  • the conclusion which restates the main point of the address
  • the signature of the writer
  • the full name and position of the writer/presenter of the speech.

CLASS ACTIVITY

Listen to your teacher as he reads the following address.

A Welcome Address Presented to the Staff and Students of the Army Day Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue State by the Senior Prefect of the School, Master Musa Ibrahim, On the Occasion of the Inauguration  of the School’s Writers Club at the School Assembly Hall on 2nd May, 2011.

ThePrincipal, Army Day Secondary School,

Vice Principals,

Respected Members of Staff,

Parents and Guardians here present,

Students of the Army Day Secondary School,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is with great joy and immense gratitude to God that I, on behalf of the Army Day Secondary School, Makurdi, welcome you all to the inauguration of the School’s writers club.

Today the 2nd day of May 2011 marks a new beginning in the history of this school. For the first time in her history, a Writers Club is being inaugurated today to develop the creative potentials of the students. The idea for the founding of this Club started last term when one of us won the National Writing Competition which took place in Abuja. Apart from the numerous prizes the winner got, the school also got much acclaim. This also opened the eyes of the School Administration to the creative potentials of the students. The Administration felt that the creative potentials of the students needed to be developed through the founding of a Writers Club. We thank the Administration for recognizing this need.

What makes our school’s writing club unique is that it is affiliated to the Association of Nigerian Authors, Makurdi branch. Consequently, from time to time, members of this Association will give talks, and conduct workshops to members of the Club. The Writers Club will also be involved in inter-school writing competitions in order to expose members more and more to the art of writing.

As the Writers Club is officially inaugurated today, we plead for the support and cooperation of everybody. We also encourage more students to be part of this initiative and actively participate in all its activities.

As part of this ceremony , two members of the Club will read their poems to entertain us. As they read, lend them your ears not only to enjoy the rhythm of the poems but also their message.

Thank you and God bless you all.

                                                                                          (Signature)

Musa Ibrahim

                                                                                             Senior Prefect

 (Source: Intensive English for SSS2 by B.O Oluikpe et al)

Individual Activity

Assume that you are the outgoing Senior Prefect of your school. Write a valedictory speech you will present on the day you are handing over to a new Senior Prefect.

REFERENCES

  1. Oral English Without Tears by I. Udoka.
  2. New Oxford Secondary English Course for SSS2 by Ayo Banjo et al
  3. Intensive English for SSS2 by B.O. Oluikpe et al.
  4. School Certificate English Language  by I. Udoka   

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