Today you will be working in groups to analyse a short speech or extract.
Each group will give a presentation to the class, covering the following points:
- What is the speaker’s aim or objective?
- What techniques does the speaker use?
- What ideals or principles does the speaker appeal to?
- In what ways is the speech similar or different to others we have watched/read
Malcolm X, at the Organisation of African Union founding rally in Harlem, 1964. (Full text)
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Message to the people of America on the partition of India, 1947.
Olof Palme, Christmas 1972 broadcast in response to the US bombing of Hanoi, North Vietnam.
Joseph Goebbels, 1943 speech to Nazi party rally at the Berlin Sportpalast (also broadcast on national radio). (Full text)