Speech – Fire

Good morning, Mr Bryan Low, teachers and fellow students. In conjunction with the “Learn To Be Safe” Week, I am going to share with you some tips in case you are caught in a fire in a building.

Fires in buildings have killed many people. Many others have suffered mild or severe burns. When you are in a high-rise building, the first thing you should do is to make sure you know where the nearest fire escape is. You should take the time to read the fire evacuation notices. These notices will tell you what to do if a fire breaks out.

When you hear a fire alarm in a building, you should not think it is merely a fire drill and ignore it. Instead, you should leave the building quickly. You must not be panic by running around or screaming. Do not use the lift. Use the fire escape stairs.

If you are near a sink or have water with you, wet your handkerchief or a part of your clothing. Place this cover your nose and mouth. This will prevent the smoke from choking you. If the room you are in gets too smoky, keep as low to the ground as possible. Remember that hot air rises.

Keep these tips in mind and be safe always. Thank you.

Speeches and Talks

  1. Speeches are usually addressed to a certain group of people. They are given at various functions such as at dinners, school functions, meetings and parties.
  2. Speech must be interesting enough to attract the attention of the audience. Be clear and to the point.
  3. Use the correct format when writing the speech.
  4. Remember to use simple language and short sentences. If you use long sentences, you will tend to make more grammatical mistakes.
  5. Long sentences may also confuse the audience or make them lose interest after a while.
  6. When you begin your speech, you must greet your audience and mention the occasion you are speaking at.
  7. Write down the points that you wish to include in your speech.
  8. Think carefully about how you can best put forward your ideas.
  9. A good introduction and conclusion can make your speech more interesting.
  10. At the end of the speech, be sure to thank your audience. A simple “Thank you” will do.
  11. Edit your writing. Read and reread to correct any mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation.


  1. Articles for PT3 are divided into a few types. There are articles for school magazines, brochures, newsletters and newspapers.
  2. Articles are usually precise and straight to the point.
  3. Language used in articles must be simple.
  4. Read the question given carefully. Understand the short notes given.
  5. When you have understood the notes given, expand those notes.
  6. You must use your own ideas to make the article more interesting.
  7. Know who you are writing for. This allows you to write with your readers in mind.
  8. Arrange your points in paragraphs. Each main idea should have some supporting ideas.
  9. Give your article a suitable title.
  10. Read through to make sure you have not made careless mistakes in spelling,punctuation and grammar.