Please open the two links and annotate each text. Your aim is to uncover what makes each speech persuasive and highly effective. Look out for language and structural techniques and don’t forget to write your own speech. Spend 10 minutes planning, 30 minutes writing and 5 minutes proofing it.
The question is:
Young people today are too vain. Always taking ‘selfies’ and worrying about their appearance. This is a worrying sign that society is becoming self obsessed and shallow. People no longer pay attention to things that matter.
Write a speech in which you persuade people at a conference of your point of view on this matter. (40)