Purpose: To inform my classmates about the Galapagos Islands. Thesis: The Galapagos Islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a beautiful and exotic place for your next vacation. Organizational Pattern: Topical
A. Attention Getter: Have you guys heard about giant tortoises? They live in the Galapagos Islands, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. B. Relevance: Most college students want to go on vacation once they graduate from college and usually travel within the U.S. Why not travel to an exotic place outside the country?[VISUAL AID] C. Credibility: I lived in Ecuador the country the islands belong to and saw a lot of documentaries about the islands and some of my friends have travelled there so they had awesome stories and beautiful pictures but me personally never had a chance to visit the islands but soon I will. D. Thesis: The Galapagos Islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a beautiful and exotic pace for your next vacation. E. Preview: In this speech, I will show you the beauty of these islands.
F. About the islands
1. The Galapagos Islands are located in South America, 600 miles west from its mainland Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean. [VISUAL AID] 2. 13 major islands and 7 smaller islands make up the Galapagos archipelago. 3. One of the main attractions was “Lonesome George”. a. Found in 1972, George` was the last remaining tortoise of his kind, a species of giant tortoise from the island the Pinta. [VISUAL AID] b. Unfortunately “Lonesome George” died in June of 2012 Transition: Now that you know a little bit about the islands let’s talk about tourism. A. Tourism
4. Galapagos is an amazing place to visit year round. According to the Galapagos Conservancy website… c. Peak season is from June to September, December and January. d. From December to May the...