Informative Speech

Topics: Agave, Tequila, Pulque Pages: 2 (377 words) Published: May 30, 2013
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Informative Speech Outline

General Purpose:   To inform 

Specific Purpose:     To inform my audience about how tequila is made; from growth, to field                                                harvesting, to factory production                                            

Central Idea:           The art of producing tequila is passed down from generation to generation,                                                and follows a strict code of reproduction to maintain the quality and                                                  reputation of the tequila   

Introduction: We have all heard the saying “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor” made famous by George Carlin. But, has anyone ever wondered about how the spirit is made before hitting the shelves of stores or bars?   

The story of tequila starts many centuries ago with the conquistadors of Mexico, who instead of drinking water (which contained disease-emitting bacteria) with their meal, drank the local alcohol, called pluque (Weir 3).   Pulque was the much weaker cousin of the tequilas and mescals we enjoy today, but the conquistadors realized they could transform this mildly alcoholic beverage into something much stronger.   ...
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