Advanced Speeches Student Book (eBook)


Advanced Speeches Student Book (eBook)


A student book suitable for students studying the Advanced English prescribed speeches for the HSC Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Text.

Included in this student book:

  • Notes on understanding rhetoric
  • Notes and student activities on 6 different rhetorical theories - Aristotle, Cicero, Campbell, Churchill, Monroe and Bitzer that can be used as a foundation for the development of an informed personal understanding of the prescribed speeches.
  • Notes on the speaker, occasion, purpose, audience, vision, values and significance of: 
    • Anwar Sadat's Speech to the Israeli Knesset
    • Paul Keating's Redfern Speech
    • Noel Pearson's An Australian History for Us All
    • William Deane's It is Still Winter at Home
    • Margaret Atwood's Spotty-Handed Villainesses
    • Doris Lessing's On Not Winning the Nobel Prize
    • Geraldine Brooks' A Home in Fiction
  • Textual analysis questions for each of the prescribed speeches
  • Making Thinking Visible activities (inspired by Harvard Project Zero)
  • Debating topics for each of the prescribed speeches
  • A mini-essay question related to each speech
  • Activities for connecting the speeches together and encouraging students to develop an informed personal response
  • An extended response question
  • A glossary of rhetorical tropes



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