This comprehensive lesson plan by Rosie McAndrew, available at intermediate and advanced levels, focuses on the final part of Barack Obama's presidential victory speech. Students complete pre- and post-listening activities, including a focus on the literary style of the speech and Internet-based research tasks.

You can see the full video of Obama's victory speech in the following places:

The New York Times website shows the video with the transcript running parallel to it. The relevant part of the speech is at 14.59mins.

The Times Online shows the video and gives the transcript separately. You can also click to see a full-screen version of the video. The relevant part of the speech is 13.17mins.

You can also view the video on YouTube (above). The relevant part of the speech is at 13.19mins.


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