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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
Leaving or staying in the EU
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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
It would probably help if you do it on something you are passionate about so say you hit a mental block and can't remember what you rehearsed, you would always have your own knowledge to fall back on. So what are you passionate about?
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How about an argument about whether fast food should be banned? That would be a good controversial one and would allow you to put in plenty of techniques including hyperbole and a shocking statement.


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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
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How about an argument about whether fast food should be banned? That would be a good controversial one and would allow you to put in plenty of techniques including hyperbole and a shocking statement.


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Any arguments about food are quite clichéd.

I did mine about whether Classical Languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek should be taught in state schools or not- a topic which I'm highly passionate about.
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death penalty is a good, safe debate for gcses
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Any arguments about food are quite clichéd.

I did mine about whether Classical Languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek should be taught in state schools or not- a topic which I'm highly passionate about.
Yes they really should integrate more lessons on classical languages into schools.
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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
I did a speech for my english gcse last year and i spoke about the education system and why its bad, i did this because everyone can relate to it. I said about how our generation lives a life of anxiety and depression, i said that were learning the wrong things so for example "we shoukd be learning .... However instead i know about the quadratic equation" then i said that school isnt about learning its about memory blah blah blah, i said about the hours we spend in school, and i said how exams dont test us on knowledge and why exams are bad. I got an A*
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Any arguments about food are quite clichéd.

I did mine about whether Classical Languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek should be taught in state schools or not- a topic which I'm highly passionate about.
I guess so... I'm not going to lie, I did mine about pollution and got full marks. Most people did about a sport ( our question was a free choice so you could talk about something you enjoy or an issue you feel strongly about)


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Yes they really should integrate more lessons on classical languages into schools.
They should! Even if it was just once a week, and an option for GCSE, classical languages are the best way to get a good understanding of how to communicate effectively.

And, GCSE Latin allowed me to get an A in an AS Level English Language paper, with just a list of all the studies and theories I had to know before- I would not be able to do that had I not studied Latin.

Plus, languages have really gone downhill in education and classical language teachers seem to be the only decent type of language teacher these days...

(Coming from someone who wants to be a teacher in French and Latin!)
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We had to do something like this - I chose to write about whether the NHS should be privatised or not - its an iconoclast view therefore good to write about - i got an a* for writing about this
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For my speaking and listening I did about why the current way of dealing with terrorism isn't working and what we could do to genuinely stop it - I got full marks.

Some other interesting ones:
Philosophical questions - god's existence, the mind and the body etc. if you are into that.
Why our political system is bad, and what it should be.
Why our justice system is bad and what that should be (pretty much this works for any governmental system, like NHS and education system).
How to stop pretty much any world problem, like poverty/global warming/crime/obesity pandemic etc.
Learning/education types.
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death penalty is a good, safe debate for gcses
I don't want to offend anybody by saying something that's personal to them, and they diasgree with. I once did a speech on euthanasia, and someone had a family member who wanted to commit suicide. I don't want to make anyone angry with me.

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It would probably help if you do it on something you are passionate about so say you hit a mental block and can't remember what you rehearsed, you would always have your own knowledge to fall back on. So what are you passionate about?
Cooking and music mostly, but I fail to see how I could make it persuasive.
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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
Whatever you feel you're an expert about. That way you rely less on notes and more on your actual knowledge.
Maybe some current affairs in your school which you don't like and would like to change??
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I don't want to offend anybody by saying something that's personal to them, and they diasgree with. I once did a speech on euthanasia, and someone had a family member who wanted to commit suicide. I don't want to make anyone angry with me.



Cooking and music mostly, but I fail to see how I could make it persuasive.
persuade people to like a specific music genre
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I have to make a persuasive speech for English. What should I do it about? Everyone else is doing environmental issues, so I don't want to do that, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm supposed to be aiming for a distinction.
My English teacher told us to not base our persuasive speech on controversial issues(like Islam vs the West, terrorism) and issues that are broad(discrimination- so many forms, even racism there is so much to talk about).

She suggested for us to do it about our favourite TV show or about football(issues in the football world).

2 boys in my class based their persuasive speech on football and they got A's(these boys got 28/30)

1 boy in my class based his persuasive speech on Prison Break and also got an A(with those boys, he also got 28/30)
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I don't want to offend anybody by saying something that's personal to them, and they diasgree with. I once did a speech on euthanasia, and someone had a family member who wanted to commit suicide. I don't want to make anyone angry with me.



Cooking and music mostly, but I fail to see how I could make it persuasive.
death penalty is not really sensitive to suicide issues, but since you already did it once, i guess you'd want to avoid death altogether. you can talk about a sport and persuade people on its social, health, self-control, and many other benefits?
should people support the olympics?
animal rights?
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I don't want to offend anybody by saying something that's personal to them, and they diasgree with. I once did a speech on euthanasia, and someone had a family member who wanted to commit suicide. I don't want to make anyone angry with me.

Cooking and music mostly, but I fail to see how I could make it persuasive.
I can understand why that may be upsetting for you, but speeches about euthanasia are important, and often its people who want to commit suicide/euthanasia who will be most positively affected by these speeches.
You say cooking and music, so these are some ideas I can think of:
How cooking/music has changed over time.
The importance/effect of cooking/music.
Whether swearing/rude words/incitement to hatred should be allowed in songs/music?
What determines music taste?
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My English teacher told us to not base our persuasive speech on controversial issues(like Islam vs the West, terrorism) and issues that are broad(discrimination- so many forms, even racism there is so much to talk about).

She suggested for us to do it about our favourite TV show or about football(issues in the football world).

2 boys in my class based their persuasive speech on football and they got A's(these boys got 28/30)

1 boy in my class based his persuasive speech on Prison Break and also got an A(with those boys, he also got 28/30)
You can do controversial topics, you just have to be sensitive and present your case carefully- they are the hardest to do, but often the most interesting and best. Broad issues are bad if you talk about the issue in broad terms, but if you hone in on specific areas, it is fine.
My teacher specficially told us not to do it about our favorite TV show or football because often these speeches lack depth or content which shows complex understanding and is not a discussion or debate at all - it often ends up as a summary of their favorite team/show or just telling people how much they love a certain football player.
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This is my ideas:
-Chances of World War 3?....by the way I did this
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