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    Default What should he call his audience?

    If a primary school student makes a speech to a audience who includes his teachers, his classmates and their parents ,what should he call his audience at the very begining of his speech?
    A)Ladies and gentlemen
    B)Ladies and gentlemen,dear teachers and parents, boys and girls
    C)Ladies and gentlemen,dear teachers and parents, dear friends
    D)Other ways to address his audience ____________(Please fill in the blank)

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    Default Re: What should he call his audience?

    If you use Ladies and Gentlemen, then I wouldn't then say parents as well. Boys and girls sounds as if the speaker is older, so how about Ladies & Gentlemen, teachers and fellow pupils...?

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    Default Re: What should he call his audience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If you use Ladies and Gentlemen, then I wouldn't then say parents as well. Boys and girls sounds as if the speaker is older, so how about Ladies & Gentlemen, teachers and fellow pupils...?
    Whatever you choose, avoid 'dear'. Some students do value their teachers, but don't generally address them (in speech) as 'dear'.

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