IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – speech transcript

Text: “Malala Yousafzai: 16th birthday speech at the United Nations.” https://malala.org/ https://malala.org/newsroom/archive/malala-un-speech

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • If this text were to be used on a real paper 1 the IB might decide to only include the transcript of the speech and remove all other elements of the website. On the other hand, the IB could decide to broaden the scope of the paper one and include the header of the website, the image from Youtube, the brief bio, etc. Also, the speech is a bit long for a paper 1 and the IB in such situations only includes an excerpt for analysis. Look at some paper 1 samples to get an idea of the maximum length of a text.
  • The second paragraph of the speech is somewhat formulaic which matches the context of the speech. Formal speeches in such conditions often included acknowledgement of some members of the audience and addresses them by their formal title.

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