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Published: 20/01/2014
KS3 KS4 | Writing
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Comparing persuasive speeches

Students compare speeches given by James Corden (in character as Smithy from 'Gavin and Stacey') and President Obama, analysing the techniques and then replicating these in their own writing.    

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Thankyou. We love this. Great comparison.
Posted on 9th April 2018
Amy Shadrache
Amy Shadrache
This is a brilliant resource and a great way of preparing my class for an assessment on persuasive writing.
Really grateful - thanks! :-)
Posted on 13th October 2015
 P Patel
P Patel
An excellent resource and great comparison source.
Posted on 28th February 2014
Willie Henderson
Willie Henderson
I used it in class. While we in Pakistan are sadly unable to officially use Youtube, especially at school, students read out these two extracts. They found this exercise of comparing the two speeches' use of persuasive technique gave them quite an insight. thank you so much!
Posted on 21st January 2014

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