Definition

New Year speech is given by an employer for his or her workforce or it is an informal toast within a group of friends who are keeping the New Year.

Structure/outline

1. Introduction.

2. Looking back on the year.

3. Illustrative examples of the memorable events.

4. Plans for the New Year and great expectations.

5. A toast.

Topics/basic concepts

Looking back on the year and highlighting some of the memorable experiences, and looking forward to next year.

Requirements

The speaker does not drink during the speech. As the speech may be delivered in front of both colleagues and their invited guests, including relatives, husbands and wives, and partners, the speaker does not go into any detail not to bore the audience. Paragraphs are short. Pauses are long.