A Read the following text which is the introductory paragraph of a talk on the importance of a balanced diet for a healthy life. Then fill in the blanks.
I will start by telling you briefly what different members of the family need. First, I will talk about pregnant women. Next, I will look at what babies need. After that, I will deal with what young people need. In the second part of my talk, I will tell you about one case that I know of. In the last 30 minutes of my talk, I shall give some guidelines on how to prepare a balanced diet.
B The following outline of the introductory paragraph shows exactly what the speaker is going to talk about.
1. Needs of the different members of the family:
a) pregnant women
2. One case
Here are some expressions to use when giving a talk.
• Today I will begin by telling ... • Then, I would like to
• In today’s talk, I will start ... • After that, …………
• First I am going to talk about
Write an introductory paragraph for your talk, based on the following outline. Remember to use the expressions above.
1 Why television is popular
2 Functions of television: to inform, educate and entertain
3 Most important function of television: to entertain
• Situation comedies like the Cosby Show
• Dramas about doctors, lawyers and detectives like L.A. Law
• Variety shows
4 In homes which have televisions:
• People watch at least 6 hours a day
• Important influence on how people spend their leisure time and what they see and learn
You are the chairperson of the school Welfare Club. You have decided to help the Melia Children’s Home where abused and underprivileged children live. You have to give a talk to the students in your school to get their co-operation and support to help these children. Based on these notes that you have made, write out your speech.
Children - need books, clothes.
Many children - can barely speak English.
Place – not clean, grass overgrown
Facilities - no television, no games, etc.
Organize a project to collect money, clothes, books.
Get senior students to volunteer services, to help children learn languages.
Have weekly plan to clean Home, cut grass, teach children to help.
Hold a funfair to raise money to buy a television, some games equipment.
In your speech, you must elaborate on the notes given.