PAPER 1: DIRECTED WRITING (35 MARKS) SAMPLE ESSAY: SPEECH/TALK THEME: HEALTH ISSUE A very _____________________ to Puan Normah Nordin, Headmistress of SMK Taman Indah, teachers and fellow students. As you are aware, our school is organizing a
“Health Week” to raise awareness among students about the need to be more health
conscious. Obesity has been on the rise among young people. As the Chairperson of the organizing committee, I would like to give a talk on __________________________. Teachers and fellow friends, There are many reasons contributing to obesity. Firstly, the continuous ________________ is the main factor for one to be obese. Eating too much _______________ and fast food such as potato chips, fries and crackers in between meals is a reason why youngsters are putting on weight nowadays. All this food items contain ___________________ that are not needed by our body and thus are stored as fat. In addition most young people ____________________ exercising. They prefer to hang out at shopping complexes or internet cafes rather than exercise. Without proper exercise they do not work off the extra fat thus become overweight. Another reason is their ____________________. In most homes, there are maids to do the house chores. Young people tend to be lazy and less active. They will loosen their extra weight slower or not at all. The worst part is that having __________________________ is a very common habit among teenagers nowadays. This is not healthy at all as after supper they will go to bed thus making them overweight. However there are many ways for a person to lose weight. Here are some suggestions on how you can throw away those extra unwanted kilos. Exercise is the key to lose weight. You should exercise _____________________________ in order to burn the
Essay on Speech on Healthy Eating Habits
670 Words3 Pages
Topic: Healthy eating
General purpose: To persuade
Specific purpose: To persuade the audience to develop healthy eating habits
Thesis: Changing your eating habits will change your life.
Preview: First, I will address the root issue of many people’s eating habits, and then I will expand on how you can and why you should develop a healthier lifestyle.
Organizational pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
I) I am sure all of you have heard of the infamous “freshman fifteen.”
a. I won’t ask who has gained this weight, but by a raise of hands, how many of you have thought to yourself, “Are my jeans getting tighter?”
b. I’ll admit, I definitely felt like my clothes were shrinking.
c. But, I did something about it.
II) I’m…show more content…
d. We all have our own reasons for why we eat what we eat, but perhaps the lack of knowledge about nutrition plays a factor in our decisions.
e. The truth is our food choices do matter because they affect our health.
i. “According to Consumer Reports, the nation’s eating and drinking habits have been implicated in six of the ten leading causes of death – including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes,” just to name a few (Powter, 1995, p. 33).
f. Obviously, despite the variety of healthy food available, many people do not choose the most nutritious options.
Transition: But there is no need to fret because there is a solution!
II) I said previously that changing your eating habits will change your life.
a. But you may be thinking, “Okay, sure, but does she want us to all become vegans or something like that?”
i. No, that is not what I am suggesting. ii. I am here to persuade you all to become aware of the nutrition of what you eat and from there, to make healthy choices.
b. I’m going to share with you all how changing my personal eating habits changed my entire lifestyle.
c. It all started last semester, when my English professor came up with an interesting assignment he called “experimental research.”
d. We had to either add something or remove something from our lives for 1-2 weeks, and document our findings.
i. I chose to refrain from eating sugary desserts.
e. First, though, I must tell you about my border-line addiction.