Chapter 6

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Class 9
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Imagine that you are Santosh Yadav, or Maria Sharapova. You have been invited to speak at an All India Girls’ Athletic Meet, as chief guest.

Question:

Imagine that you are Santosh Yadav, or Maria Sharapova. You have been invited to speak at an All India Girls’ Athletic Meet, as chief guest. Prepare a short speech to motivate the girls to think and dream big and make an effort to fulfil their dreams, not allowing difficulties or defeat to discourage them. The following words and phrases may help you :

  • self confident/confidence/sure of yourself
  • self assured/assurance/belief in yourself
  • morale/boost morale/raise morale
  • giving somebody a boost/fillip/lift
  • demoralising/unsure of yourself/insecure/lack confidence

Answer:

Madam President and dear young friends, I thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to be with you. all. I have always desired to meet young and energetic girls like you. The future is looking at you. It is bright and it will be bright only if you try to make it so. I am sure that every one of you has a dream. To have dream is good as it tells you where you want to go. But only dreaming will not help. For dream to come true, you have to work hard to achieve your object. If you know where you want to go, and go in the right direction, you are sure to reach there. You must know that there are hurdles on every road. There will be people to discourage you. But have faith in yourself and be confident. If you are confident then people will help you. So think what your dream is. Then work hard in the right direction. You can be number one in the world and can reach the top.

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