Greatest Oratorical Speeches: My All Time Favorites

My passion for reading greatest oratorical speeches started when I was in the university. In one of our English classes, public speaking to be exact, we discussed some of these speeches.

Being a second language user, studying these great speeches helped me a lot in my language learning. It also helped me developed my reading habits and my appreciation of history.

Some of my favorite oratorical speeches are:

I Have A Dream by: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gettysburg Address by: Abraham Lincoln

The JFK Inaugural Address by: John F. Kennedy

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by: Patrick Henry

Land of Bondage, Land of the Free by: Raul Manglapus

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat by: Winston Churchill

To some of you who are preparing for the IELTS exam, these speeches could be a great help to you as they have helped me.


Studying the texts will help you learn some writing rules, styles, punctuation, grammar etc. Likewise, memorizing some of the best lines from each speech and delivering them in front of a friend, a family or even in front of a mirror will help you build confidence in speaking before an audience. In turn, this will help you when you take the speaking module of the IELTS test.

So grab a copy of these great speeches and start learning from them.

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