.A speech that somebody delivered and you heard
:You should say
?who gave the speech
?what the topic of the speech was
.whether it impressed you or not
.and explain why did you like / dislike the speech
I have always appreciated people, who have the “guts” to speak up in front of others and make their voice count, no matter how their views and opinions are received by their audience. But, are all those speeches, we hear, worth the critique? Well, at least, some are because of their “substance”, and today I would like to talk about one such speech. Mr. Sumit from my hometown was long being considered as a “radical” thinker and a social worker because of his “controversial” views and opinions on many issues, and I had the opportunity to learn about some of them on a number of national daily newspapers. However, when it came to his “speech”, I just never got an opportunity to listen to him except once at a town hall meeting when he was speaking about “the menace of public smoking”. Of course, Mr. Sumit presented his speech with enough evidence, data and information in order to show that smoking was not only destroying our health but also affecting our environment very negatively. At one point, the “brave” even advocated for declaring “public smoking” as a “crime”, but I guess that a significant number of people in the audience disagreed with the speaker on this particular point. Anyway, I was quite impressed with the speech of Mr. Sumit as he truly believed what he was saying. In conclusion, I really liked the speech mainly because the speaker was very passionate about solving the problem by getting everybody with him on board. Besides, the speech contained more than enough data and information to prove that “public smoking” was really dangerous for our health and the environment. On top of that, the speaker was smart enough, because of his role as an active social worker, to get the audience to agree that they would also take active steps to raise public awareness against public smoking. Finally, I liked the speech because the speaker managed to give even more credence to his speech when he revealed how he gave up his own smoking habit.
.A time when you were asked to give your opinion in a questionnaire or survey
You should say: what the questionnaire/survey was about why you were asked to give your opinions what opinions you gave
.and explain how you felt about giving your opinions
The survey I recall very clearly that I participated in was the one conducted in our university. I was a student of 7th semester then and I actively participated in University debate team. Our team did well in different contents and then our university administration took this seriously. As part of their initiatives, they conducted a survey to gather information what can be done to make the team even better. As far as I recall, it was Friday evening and after reaching the 6th floor of our university debate team room, I heard that we will have a session in the auditorium. We left the room and went to the auditorium. I was amazed to notice some of the high-level administrative officials in the hall and then learned that they would be discussing the debate team we have. They congratulated us and promised that they would help the team and the association every way possible so that we can practice and do even better in the future. As part of the discussion, the debate team members, trainers and associated members were asked to take part in a survey. After I got the survey papers and pen, I found that that was a questionnaire of 2 pages and there were approximately 20 questions there. Most of the questions were multiple choices but there were 5-6 questions that asked to write our comments or thoughts. The topic of the survey was (as far as remember): “How initiatives can be taken and what improvements can be done to make our university debate team even better”. As a debate team member and an active debater, I was naturally asked to participate in the survey to express my opinion. I mostly express what should be done to make the debate team a good one, appreciated the university authority’s help so far and specifically mentioned what are the difficulties we have faced and what are the steps that should be taken to eradicate this issues. I was excited that the upper administration was taking notice on our debate team and when they conducted the survey, I felt really good and kind of honoured to be the part of the team. I have been involved in the debate team for about 2 years and with very little help from the university fund and administration we started doing better and after the session and survey, I felt it was worthy to be the part of the extra curriculum activities.The overall experience was good and that’s why I still remember this survey; even after I took part in many different marketing and online surveys, this one was special to me.