Types Of Speeches-dr. Kimberly Handy

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  • 1. 

    As the President of the United States it is my responsibility to keep you informed about the state of the country's economy.

    • A.

      Demonstrative

    • B.

      Informative

    • C.

      Persuasive

    • D.

      Entertainment

    Correct Answer
    B. Informative
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the President of the United States has the duty to provide information about the country's economy to the citizens. This indicates that the statement is informative as it aims to educate and update the public about the economic condition of the nation.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is an example of an informational speech?

    • A.

      An explanation why uniforms should be banned

    • B.

      An instructional video

    • C.

      A morning annoucement

    • D.

      A toast at a wedding

    Correct Answer
    C. A morning annoucement
    Explanation
    A morning announcement is an example of an informational speech because it typically provides important information or updates to a group of people. It is meant to convey factual information rather than persuade or entertain.

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  • 3. 

    Jim is my best friend, so I don't know why he chose me to give the toast today. I have so many funny stories to tell that this birthday celebration may turn into a roast.

    • A.

      Demonstrative

    • B.

      Informative

    • C.

      Persuasive

    • D.

      Entertainment

    Correct Answer
    D. Entertainment
    Explanation
    The given passage suggests that the speaker has funny stories to tell during the toast, indicating that the purpose of the toast is to entertain the audience. The speaker is unsure why Jim chose them for this role, but their intention is to make the birthday celebration enjoyable and humorous. Therefore, the correct answer is "Entertainment."

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  • 4. 

    Parents should send their children away to boarding school during their high school years. Students will get the opportunity to learn responsibility. Parents will begin to respect the independence of their children. Lastly, boarding school teaches students how to think more critically without the crutch of their familiar surroundinds.

    • A.

      Demonstrative

    • B.

      Informative

    • C.

      Persuasive

    • D.

      Entertainment

    Correct Answer
    C. Persuasive
    Explanation
    The given passage is persuasive because it presents a viewpoint and tries to convince the reader to agree with it. The author argues that parents should send their children away to boarding school during high school, providing reasons such as learning responsibility, gaining independence, and developing critical thinking skills. The passage aims to persuade parents to consider boarding school as a beneficial option for their children's education.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not an example of a demonstrative speech.

    • A.

      How to make Koolaid

    • B.

      Steps to create a Powerpoint presentation

    • C.

      Ways to earn an A in math class

    • D.

      Why teachers should get paid the same as doctors

    Correct Answer
    D. Why teachers should get paid the same as doctors
    Explanation
    The question asks for an example of a demonstrative speech, which typically involves giving instructions or demonstrating how to do something. "Why teachers should get paid the same as doctors" does not fit this criteria as it is an argumentative or persuasive speech rather than a demonstrative one.

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  • 6. 

    Before you cook your pasta, be sure to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil in your pot of water.

    • A.

      Demonstrative

    • B.

      Informative

    • C.

      Persuasive

    • D.

      Entertainment

    Correct Answer
    A. Demonstrative
    Explanation
    The given statement "Before you cook your pasta, be sure to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil in your pot of water" is an example of a demonstrative sentence. It provides a clear instruction or demonstration on what to do before cooking pasta, emphasizing the importance of adding a teaspoon of vegetable oil in the pot of water. The purpose of this sentence is to show or demonstrate a specific action that should be taken.

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  • 7. 

    Listen to students give a speech. Write a paragraph on what you saw and what impression it made on you. 

  • 8. 

    On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged.   Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities. Sadly, Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 2008, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all, for generations to come. http://www.thelastlecture.com/

  • 9. 

    [Scroll down to watch video] After watching the video, The Wax Museum, write a paragraph and 5 bullets of things that stood out to you. 

  • 10. 

    [Scroll down to watch video] After watching the video, The Last Lecture, write a paragraph and 5 bullets of things that stood out to you. 

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