Lesson MMS-6

Welcome! Please consider how your attitude affects your and other students experience of the lesson.

Be respectful, come prepared with relevant material and show interest in order to have the best possible educational experience.

Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • Identify Monroe's Motivated Sequence in speeches in order to improve listening comprehension.

  • Use Monroe's Motivated Sequence and inversions grammar to improve structure and formality.

  • Speak with varied, precise, correct vocabulary and grammar.

  • Discuss the positives and negatives related to your topic.

Lesson outline

Basic exercise: inversion Quizlet test

Intermediate exercise: your speech

Advanced exercise: theme, topic and attention

Exit ticket and homework.

Basic exercise

Quizlet mini-quiz.

Please wait for Feke to share the test code.

Intermediate exercise

You are going to hold a ~3-5 min motivational speech.

Please follow these steps. However, focus on 1, 2 and 3:

  1. To begin with, select one of the four themes:

    • We need to write letters to strangers about …

    • Be uncomfortable and speak the truth about ...

    • Try … for 30 days.

    • Leave your comfort zone and believe that you can ...

  2. Secondly, you decide on a specific topic. Here you can enjoy great freedom!

  3. Thirdly, follow Monroe's Motivated Sequence according to the cue cards.

  4. Fourthly, use varied, precise, correct vocabulary and grammar.

    • Remember inversions and compound-complex sentences!

  5. Finally, discuss the positives and negatives related to your topic.

Download the checklist and cue card template on Unikum or click the link below.

Advanced exercise

An attention-grabber makes the audience alert and should make them want to listen to you. Here are some examples:

  • Present shocking or startling facts or statistics

  • Surprise with a shocking or startling statement

  • Ask a question

  • Quote someone famous’ wise words

  • Tell a personal and captivating story

Do you need to repeat Monroe's Motivated Sequence?

Watch the video or follow the link to read up on the theory.

Exit ticket

"My theme, topic and attention-grabber are ..."


Carry on creating your speech and adding information to your cue cards