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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Nanning.
Plans for "Watch, Listen & Speak", Semester 2
Listening & Speaking, Persuasive Speaking Test
Guidelines: This test is designed to assess
your ability to use persuasive speaking techniques. You should refer to the
lesson handouts and lesson notes from week 13 and 14 lessons when planning
and delivering your speech.
Choose a short statement (E.G. "It is a woman's job to clean the
house") or a situation (E.G. Your friend wants you to go to a party).
The goal of this speech is to change someone's mind or way of thinking about
Using your statement or situation, write notes or ideas to persuade someone
that you are right or that someone should do what you want them to do. You
have one week to prepare. Just write a general outline of what you will say,
you can refer to notes, but you shouldn't read. Students will then have
between 3 and 5 minutes to persuade someone to agree with them (no less than
3 minutes). While you are speaking the rest of the students will take notes
Body language - 10%
Articulation - 10%
Pronunciation - 10%
Pitch - 10%
Speed - 10%
Pauses - 10%
Volume - 10%
Quality - 10%
Variance - 10%
Class Feedback - 10%
The Class Reaction (feedback): You have two
major criteria to consider after each student speaks:
1. The delivery: Were the speaker's body, words, and actions appropriate?
Did one support the other or was there tension between the body and the
2. Were you persuaded? Why or why not?