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The power of speech

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Thanks to the award-winning movie The King's Speech, it is the word to use

Speeeeeeeeeeeeeech! This word can mean many things to many people: For someone in audience, it is a formal talk that a person gives. For a guest at a wedding, it is a time to say good things about the lovebirds (newlyweds = husband and wife) For someone with a sore throat, it is the ability to speak (the power of speech) For a militant, it is the right to say openly what you think (freedom of speech) For someone who has had too much to drink, it is what becomes incomprehensible (slurred speech) For an actor/actress in a play it is the lines he/sh has to speak (a long speech)

So can we always use speech in these sentences?


Several people made .................... at the wedding.
Professor Harrington is going to give a ................... on the Roman army
She gave an interesting ......................... about her trip to China.
His ........................... are so entertaining we don’t even …