Speech Writing Class 12 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises

A speech is an address to a group of people for a specific purpose. A speech expresses or describes thoughts and feelings. It creates public awareness on certain issues, stimulates a sense of support or convinces people on certain policies, systems, etc. or propagates innovative ideologies and concepts.

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Speech Writing Class 12 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises PDF

Speech Writing Important Points to Remember

  • CODER should be used to write a speech.
    C – Collect
    O – Organize
    D – Draft
    E – Edit
    R – Redraft
  • One should collect facts and figures, data and detailed account of purpose of speech.
  • A speech should always begin with addressing the audience.
  • Collect references from literature, history, scientific facts, data, etc. related to the topic.
  • Simple and short sentence should be used so as to make it understandable to the audience.
  • A speech is a communication. So in order to be a successful communicator, involve and engage your audience using some mind-boggling questions and quotes.

Reported Speech Exercises With Answers For Class 12 CBSE

Question 1.
Regular practice of yoga is useful in maintaining good health. It is also important for good concentration and peace of mind. You are Shivam/Shabnam.
Write a speech in 150 – 200 words to be delivered in the morning assembly of your school, highlighting the impact of yoga in our life.
Good morning everybody. Today, I, Shivam, have got an opportunity to share my views on “Impact of Yoga in our life.”

We all know that yoga is basically a method to achieve balance in our body, i.e. gaining strength, increasing flexibility and attaining concentration and spiritually.

In fact, the famous ‘Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is an authority on the various postures of the body and breath control exercises. So, regular practice of yoga is needed to maintain good health.

Truly, many of us perform yoga daily but how many actually know about what the yoga entails and why it is performed. So, the definitive aim of yoga is not only to ensure our good health but also to endorse a non – materialistic way of living. Yoga is described through the use of the Sanskrit word Aasanas’ which means different types of physical postures. So, the yoga postures are an essential part of yoga besides Pranayam, the breathing exercises. Thus, yoga addresses the needs of our physical and mental health, and concentration and peace of mind it is the journey of the self, to the self, and through the self.

Question 2.
As Principal of your school you have found some students reaching the school late in the morning, coming late to their classrooms after recess, returning lazily to the theory class after doing practicals in the laboratory. Write a speech in 150 – 200 words that you will deliver on the importance of discipline and punctuality in life.
Good morning teachers and dear students. Today, I want to share my views on “the importance of discipline and punctuality in life.

Discipline and punctuality play a vital role in one’s progress in every sphere of life. In fact, discipline and punctuality in schools and colleges implies regular preparation of lessons, attending the classes on time and learning correct behaviour in society. It is the duty of every student to be disciplined and punctual if one has to prosper in life. The greater the discipline and punctuality in an academic institution, the higher is the respect commands and the better it does to fulfil its objective of training young minds.

On the other hand, an undisciplined and unpunctual man proves to be a complete failure in the society. This is because he fails to keep track of his goals and is unable to fulfil them in time. As such, he proves i to be a misfit in the society. It would not be wrong to say that those indisciplined and unpunctual are a burden on the society rather that an asset. Their whole life is unproductive. They do not add anything ; to the country’s progress and prosperity.

So my sincere advice to you is to maintain fiscal discipline. Do not overspend, maintain social discipline, follow society norms. Do not violate them. Finish all your obligations in a fixed time. As leaders of tomorrow these qualities will go a long way making you’as successful as success is.

Question 3.
The students of your school got 100 per cent marks in various subjects in Senior School Certificate Examination this year. This achievement was made through the efforts made by the students under the guidance of their teachers. Write a speech in 150 – 200 words congratulating the teachers and the students.
Good morning everybody. You would be glad to know that the students of our school have really done well securing cent per cent marks in Secondary examination this year.

I congratulate the toppers and the teachers who guided them. This is really a great achievement of the students who brought glory to the school. Every year we allow all the students to appear in class XII board exams. According to official records, during tire last ten years, our students in science stream had secured 85 per cent marks. But this year, the results of the students are really extraordinary.

I appreciate the constant efforts of the students to make it to the top. Some toppers said they worked hard and relentlessly, thus making sure that every possible error was taken into consideration. Some students asked, “Sir, what is the success mantra of being a topper?” To quote Hammarskjold, “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top, you will realise how it was.” This is the success mantra – practice always makes us perfect.

Do you think the tips you get from the book sufficient to secure 100 per cent marks in the exams? It is not sufficient to get to the top. What you need is the Internet browsing for learning from question banks and video lectures. You can make use of other tools that will help you gather required knowledge beyond what the books would offer you. I wish the toppers well placed in life.

Thank you.
The Principal

Question 4.
Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in Rio Olympics. Every Indian felt proud of her. you, head girl of your school, want to deliver a speech in order to express your feelings. Write the speech in 150 – 200 words. Apart from your own ideas, use the following clues:

Wrestling mostly a male sport – Sakshi born in conservative surroundings – most unfavourable gender ratio for females – parental encouragement – one can’t forget the look of determination on her face in the last three minutes of the bout.

Good Morning Respected Principal, teachers and dear friends.

Today I feel privileged as I stand here to speak about Sakshi Malik, who has made every Indian proud by her stellar performance at Rio Olympics 2016. We all know that she is a freestyle wrestler and has won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics and the fourth female Olympic medallist from India.

Let me remind my friends that all this cannot be achieved in a day. It takes years of toil, practice, dedication and discipline to get such honours. And more so for Sakshi Malik, who hails from a conservative society of Haryana where wrestling is a male – dominated sport. Her parents were a pillar of strength who constantly encouraged her against all odds. She started her training as a wrestler from the age of 12 under her coach Ishwar Dahiya who made her practise with boys. What is creditable is that the coach ignored all protests by locals for having taken a girl under his wings in a “sport not meant for girls”.

I would like to end my speech by saying that discipline, focus, determination and confidence can help one achieve anything in life and who has proved this better than our very own Sakshi Malik.

Question 5.
Holi is a festival of colours. It expresses pure and simple joy. Sometimes we start throwing coloured water and that too on strangers. As the Head Boy / Girl of your school write a speech in 150 – 200 words that you will deliver in the morning assembly of your school, describing why Holi is played and how it should be played.
Respected Principal, teachers and dear friends.

Today as the Head Girl of your school, I am going to talk about the festival of colours – Holi. This festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and gaiety all over India in the month of March by all sections of society. It signifies the end of winter, arrival of spring, victory of good over evil, for merry – making and for some, it is also celebrated as a thanksgiving day for a good harvest. This festival expresses pure love and joy.

Friends, an important point that I am going to touch upon is the way it should be played. Play Holi in an eco – friendly manner, use natural colours and play it to the fullest. The idea is not to reduce the fun but to play keeping the environment in mind. Avoid using balloons and plastic bags and as far as possible, play it in a dry way. Many a time, children and adults throw buckets full of water and water-filled balloons on passers-by which can result in someone getting hurt. The idea is to have fun but not at someone’s cost. So, dear friends, let us all remember to play Holi in a joyous, safe, healthy, eco – friendly and in a responsible way to keep the spirit of the festival intact.

Question 6.
After the rainy season is over, mosquitoes start breeding. They cause malaria, dengue, chikungunya, etc. These diseases can sometimes prove to be fatal. As Principal of your school you have decided to deliver a speech on protection from mosquitoes. Write that speech in 150 – 200 words.
Dear students.
Today I am going to talk to you all on how to protect yourself from mosquitoes in the wake of increase in dengue, malaria and chikungunya cases. These diseases can sometimes prove fatal, especially after the rainy season gets over.

One of the most important things to remember is that mosquitoes need stagnant water to breed. No . water, no reproduction. It means that our effort should be to clean the standing water wMch can prove to be a breeding site and how it can be done. First and foremost, check around faucets, coolers and air – conditioners for any leakage, secondly discard all the tin cans, broken bottles or any other container that can hold water for a long time. Let no puddles be formed in and around your house and school. No overflowing of water tanks should be allowed.

Dear children, I am also going to allow all of you to wear shirts with long sleeves and full pants from tomorrow till further announcements are made. Another important step that you can take is to tell your parents to buy insect repellents that have to be used with care. Students, I end here with the hope that you will follow all the precautions as it is your own health that matters the most.

Question 7.
You are Ali/Alia, Head girl/Head boy of your school. You are deeply disturbed by the rising cases of aggressive behaviour of students in your school. You decide to speak during the morning assembly about it. Write a speech on ‘Indiscipline in Schools’. (150 – 200 words)
Respected Principal, dear teachers and students. Today I am going to speak about the rising cases of aggressive behaviour among students in our school.

Indiscipline among students has become so widespread that everyone is criticising them. Teachers accuse that they do not show respect. Parents are dissatisfied with them because they do not get good scores in the examination and waste their time on mobiles, videos, etc. And if we talk to the students we are told that they are angry with the authorities, dissatisfied with their teachers and parents. Every day we come across in newspapers about strikes by students and fighting in schools. Some of these incidents take so ugly a turn that they can be controlled by police only. At times the errant students are sent to a juvenile home due to their aggressive behaviour.

The future of the young generation seems to be gloomy due to the absense of value education. There is absense of a close rapport of the teachers with the students and this is due to overcrowding in the classes, i.e. instead of 20 to 25 students very often schools have 45 to 50 students in each section and as much as 10 sections in each class. This leads to a lack of rapport between teachers and students. At the same time, teachers also need to behave well with the students; they should give their best to the students and treat them like their own wards.

To reduce indiscipline among students, it is the duty of parents, teachers and authorities to sit together and take some useful and appropriate action to save them from getting spoiled. It is very easy for students to get deviant if they are not guided property by their parents and school authorities. Hence, the issue of indiscipline must be tackled on a war footing as students are the hope of the nation.

Question 8.
Your PGT English Ms. Geetha is a short story writer also. ‘Sky is not Far’ is a collection of her latest short stories. This book has won a national award. Write a speech in 150 – 200 words you will deliver in her honour in the morning assembly.
Respected Principal, dear teachers and friends.

It is my proud privilege to be standing here today to speak in honour of our dear English teacher Ms. Geetha. She really doesn’t need an introduction but what I am going to say may not be known to the students of the school. She is not only a great English teacher but an excellent writer. Her latest collection of short stories ‘Sky is not Far’ has won her a national award which is commendable. Authoring a book and winning the prestigious national award is no mean feat!

We are all blessed to have her as a teacher who is an inspiration to all students. The school has grabbed headlines in today’s national dailies because of her great achievement and this has made us all so proud.

As an English teacher too, she has amazing communication skills and today if I 3m standing and speaking here in front of you all, the credit goes to her. I am sure that all her other students would echo my sentiments. So, on behalf of all present here, we salute Madam Geetha, the excellent teacher and the author, who has taken our school to great heights. She is an asset to our school.

Question 9.
‘Down to Earth’, an environmental awareness magazine, has launched a marathon ‘Clean Your City
Campaign’. As an active participant, write a speech in 150 – 200 words to be read out in the morning assembly urging students to participate in the campaign.
Good morning, Respected Principal, teachers and dear friends. Today I, XYZ, am here to make you all aware of an enthusiastic social campaign. ‘Down to Earth’, an environment awareness magazine, has launched a ‘Clean Your City Campaign’ marathon. This campaign is not like the ordinary campaigns which are full of mob holding posters and slogans This is something different.

It is a marathon which not only urges you to run but also gives you the responsibility to clean your city.

The basic objective behind the marathon is to include more and more people to make our city cleaner and greener in an innovative manner. The marathon will start from the polo ground, Lawrence Road, at 8:00 a.m. and continue till evening. This will cover the maximum portion of the city. The cherry on the cake is that the chief guest is none other than the famous singer, Ayushman Khurana. The Celebes who will cheer up the participants are singer Palak Muchhal, boxer Vijendra Singh and TV actress Saumya. Refreshments would be provided and the marathon will be much fun. All this has a common goal, i.e. cleaning the city and making it a beautiful place.

I expect maximum participation from all of you in making our city better and spreading awareness of Swachh Bharat!
Thank you.

Question 10.
Corruption is an evil which prevails in each and every nook and cranny of our lives. As president of student council, write a speech, expressing the need to curb this evil immediately.
Good morning, respected Principal, worthy teachers and my dear friends. Today I am going to express my views on the topic; “Corruption an Evil and the Need to Crush it”.

What is corruption? It is basically the act of bribery and fraud for indulging in unfair practices to fulfil personal motives. This evil is present in the society since time immemorial. This evil has gone into each sector and has become a common practice.

What could be the causes for indulging in corruption? These could be lust for power, money and prestige. It is a ladder of success through which people reach the top using undue favours and means and disregarding the regulations and norms. Corruption is rampant in many forms like nepotism, dereliction of duty, wastage of public property, getting admissions.

Corruption is eating into the rights of common man and is harming our image. CWG, Adarsh Society, Chit fund scams all these have been a result of utmost corruption.

Being the youth of the society, we should act fast to make our nation corruption – free. The movement led by Anna Hazare for Jan Lok Pal Bill is one of the biggest movements against corruption in the nation’s history.

Corruption starts from the bottom and reaches the top, thus it needs to be curbed at the ground level.

There should be a monitoring committee with stern vigilance to keep a check on corrupt officials and activities. There should be strict penalty and punishment for the corrupt people. We need to make more and more people aware and raise their voice against corruption.

Thank you.

Question 11.
As an active member of Science Club of your school, write a speech in 15(1 – 200 word i on the topic , ‘Advantages of Nuclear Power’. You are Raghav/Ramita of S.P. International school.
Good morning, respected Principal, worthy teachers and my dear friends. It is a matter of great privilege for me, Raghav, that I have got an opportunity to share my view on the ‘Advantages of Nuclear Power’. Atomic energy and technology possess a vast potential to improve the quality of life. Nuclear power is a gift to mankind for fulfilling many of its needs.

With the advent of technology in nuclear power there is a commendable increase in the development in the medical sector. Complex diseases like cancer, leprosy, etc. can be treated using nuclear power, thus saving many lives.

In the field of agriculture and industry, production has increased manifold with the use of nuclear technology. It has helped this sector to progress and prosper a lot. If we talk about defence, the surveillance capacity has improved a lot with the use of this technology. Now we have more weapons and devices operating on this technology. Thus, nuclear power is safeguarding the nation. In the field of ba sic amenitiesj this technology works in the form of reverse osmosis which purifies water and spares us the ill effects of unsafe water. The most important contribution is in the field of power generation. The electricity supply has increased manifold with the advent of nuclear power reactors.

In a nutshell, nuclear power has changed our lives for the better. However, there are some things which need to be taken care of in this regard. It should serve mankind. It should not be used in wars.

Thank you.