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Persuasive writing. This is a speech to be spoken by the former president of India Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam during his visit to a local government school in Mumbai. He intends to interact with 13-16 year olds about distractions in their day to day life and to

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Name: Aditya Raghunath Krishnan Candidate Number: 488 Centre Name: Dhirubhai Ambani International School Centre Number: IN405 Date: 18/10/09 Coursework Number: 1 (persuasive) 2nd draft STATEMENT OF INTENT: This is a speech to be spoken by the former president of India Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam during his visit to a local government school in Mumbai. He intends to interact with 13-16 year olds about distractions in their day to day life and to persuade them to lead a balanced lifestyle; and hence the language used in this piece of coursework is semi-formal and friendly. Good morning everyone. Is everybody doing well today? I am here at Vivekananda High School, Mumbai. And we have students watching us on broadcasting channels from sixth standard all the way till twelfth. I am so happy that I have got this opportunity to speak with all of you today. I know that many of you might be feeling now that this 'lecture' is going to be a long, boring and monotonous one. ...read more.

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Distractions; my friends, will do everything but help you achieve this. They are an unwanted practice that will ruin your life. I know that many of you do not have the moral support from home or teachers and that you do not have enough equipment to study properly; I promise you that I am working on it, I am trying to get you all that you need. But let me remind you that I too wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. On the contrary, I was selling newspapers to support my family in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. I strived to get an education and made good use of all the opportunities I got. If not I would still be on the streets. Distractions can vary from not paying attention in class to alcohol, drugs and smoking, they become a habit and then become an addiction; they can become very difficult to get rid of if you don't do it in the early stages. ...read more.

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The school, the teachers and I are trying our best to get the things you need to get a good and friendly environment for you to study. I have spoken to your parents to encourage you in whatever you do. I have spoken to your teachers to make the class more creative. I have arranged for computers and projectors in classes so you can play while you learn. I have spoken to the biology teachers to include a chapter or two about health and fitness and what is needed to have a good well-being. I have also asked the school to hire counsellors to help you get through your emotions and social problems. I hope I have been a good teacher today and I also hope to see some improving students when I come back. I want to see lesser number of students failing and some good remarks from the counsellors. Remember your country could use your help, do not waste your life getting distracted. ...read more.

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