Mr Legowski’s Yr 11 Lit/Lang home learning – due Monday 18 March

Find or write three interesting ways to begin your podcast. Avoid “I am going to be talking about…” Yaawn!

Also, can you recommend a podcast to students in our class?

Bring in the above to our lesson on Monday 18 March.


22 thoughts on “Mr Legowski’s Yr 11 Lit/Lang home learning – due Monday 18 March

  1. Izzy

    1) Just a greeting, for example “howdy” “gooday” “Hiya”
    2) rhetorical question
    3)short sentence/interesting fact that makes the audience think

  2. Megan

    – say something funny
    – ask a question
    – or just start talking about the subject, eg. Miss out “I will be talking about…”

  3. sam p

    – ask a question to the audience if they like the topic you are talking about
    – a formal “hello and welcome to…”
    – could start with an anecdote

  4. Dylan Matthews-Evans

    A positive possibly load for more excitement start like “Welcome” or “Good evening”!
    I know its been said but rhetorical questions
    Straight introduction to subject Eg: “Gareth Bale, What a player!”

    A good podcast is one called the “Yogpod” its a gaming podcast and is very funny!

  5. Alysa

    1) Greet the audience with a positive attitude, for instance ‘Hey guys!’
    2) Get the audience involved with the podcast but using rhetorical questions. Eg. ‘Am I right, or am I right?’
    3) Be humorous in your speech, make the audience laugh by, for example, telling jokes.

    The Dan and Phil podcasts on BBC Radio 1! I’m mainly saying this because I really like them as youtubers, and although their podcasts have music in them too, they talk about stuff that they’ve done as well and include the audience, it’s really entertaining!

  6. emily

    *a simple question relating to the chosen topic.
    *a simple intoduction word involving the audience, for example, danisnotonfire’s introduction of ‘Hey internet’.
    *a funny statement or anecdote hinting on what is to later be said.

  7. Naomi

    1. A rhetorical question-Something that will grab the audiences attention and get them thinking about your chosen subject.
    2. A funny story or anecdote-This could be something to do with your chosen subject
    3. A simple ‘Hello’ or ‘Hey’ could be enough, just something that will make it seem as though you are talking to the audience and then just start talking about your chosen subject.

  8. Sam E

    1) You could make a statement about the subject (but an interesting and perhaps lesser known fact, because it is more attention grabbing).
    2) Immediatly name the subject you are talking about, get straight into it with no hesitation.
    3) Rhetorical question makes the listeners think about the subject, before you have even told them anything about it.

  9. aaron C

    1) Open with a Positive,Snappy, Remark/Greeting keeping it quite simple but something memorable which can be used each podcast e.g Like Emily has said before danisnotonfire’s introduction of ‘Hey internet’.
    2)As People have already said a rhetorical question,This will engage the audience straight away getting them thinking and carrying on listening.
    3)Possible Link to a previous Podcast or jumping straight into talking for example a podcast say about rabbits.. could open with .. say .. “RABBITS!” < poor example but yeah!

  10. Polly

    – Start with a interesting statement about what your going to talk about so it instantly tells the listener what your talking about and makes them take interest in the subject.
    – More simply greet your audience in a casual and positive manor to set a tone for your podcast depending on your subject matter you could change your greeting to match the desired tone to your podcast. Perhaps give a more quirky unusual greeting to make you stand out more.
    -Perhaps you could start with some kind of audio stimulus to centre your podcast about, for example a interview or a recent news article. Therefore omitting the need for possibly awkward introductions.

  11. Jake

    – Begin with a rhetorical question like: “Do you ever dream about cheese?”
    – Present a short and quick fact or peice of data to show the subject of your podcast from the very begining, while still being interesting.
    – Introduce yourself like: “Hello veiwers! I’m [insert cheesy nickname here], and today were discussing [insert random ass topic here].

  12. bevan thomson

    – A podcast should start with a friendly greating to ‘break the ice’ between the speaker and the audience. Then the speaker should identify their name and the name of the podcast (if there is one) such as ”Radio one”.
    -The speaked should then state what the topic of the podcast is. For example: ‘In this podcast, we’ll be speaking about dust mice!’
    -The intro could also include a rhetorical question or an interesting fact that would make the audience get interesting and think about the topic.

  13. Kirsty

    Ways to make you’re introduction interesting could be:
    1) Start with some thing funny, this will make the listener interested in what else you have to say.
    2) Start with what you spoke about on the last podcast, the listener may be interested in what you spoke about last time and want to know what else you have got to say.
    3) could be an interesting fact, that may not be well known about the topic you are talking about. The fact could be funny or with interesting statistics included.

  14. Emily L

    1) to start you should talk to the audience in a happy, polite manor like you do actually want to talk to them, something like ‘hello people’ or something along those lines.
    2) maybe ask a rhetorical question, this will engage the audience and also will get them thinking about the topic you are talking about as well.
    3) be humorous in your speech, make the viewers laugh. Don’t make the speech too boring, this will make viewers and listeners lose interest in what you’re talking about in the podcast.

  15. Lucy

    1)Make sure you begin with an interesting tone of voice, as this helps you to come across as interested in the subject and also polite, so the audience want to listen, to do this you could say an interesting or funny fact, starting with “Did you know…”.
    2) You could begin with a rhetorical question, as this shows the person, how you as the speaker are interested in the subject and this also gets the audience to be intrigued and listen on.
    3) Lastly you could just Introduce yourself and explain how you are interested in the subject you’re talking about, as then the audience can relate to this, therefore making them like you and want to listen on.

  16. Elouisa

    – Begin with a rhetorical question that will interact the audience, for example, ‘did you know that…?’
    – Begin with a fact that relates to your topic, to get the audience thinking and involved.
    – State an opinion or statement that will also involve the audience and cause them to think, for example ‘I am sure you will agree with me that…’

  17. Katie

    – A rhetorical question would be a good way as it brings the audience straight into the topic and gets them involved by asking their opinion.
    -You could begun with a statement about your topic that both introduces the topic and gives over some information. For example: “Fuel prices are too high!”
    – An funny joke/comment/story could be a good way to amuse the audience

  18. Emma

    Ways to make you’re introduction interesting could be:
    1.Ask a question (rhetorical!)
    2.Start with an interesting fact about what you are going say.
    3.Greet your audience with different types of hello, for example hello, bonjour, hola etc. to make it more fun!

  19. Holly

    1) Perhaps start off with a corney tone of voice (don’t stick to it all the way throughobviously) to make the beginning humerous and ear catching!
    2) “Did you know…” Start off with an interesting fact about your topic to catch the listener
    3) Catchy theme music and a catchphrase-like greeting; “Hellooo there and welcome to…” to make your program identifiable, and sound efffects from beggining to end to add another aspect to the Podcast, as Emma said, make it more fun! 🙂

  20. Josh

    1) Friendly greeting to make it personal. “Hey guys!”
    2) statistics and figures, to prove/persuade the audience on your specific topic
    3) Rhetorical questions to make the audience think.


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