This is a speech that Michelle Obama made at Elizabeth Anderson school, a girls' school in London in 2009. She talks about her past life, family background, her first date with Barack Obama and, above all, she passionatelly encourages students to take education seriously. She says it is your generation which will close the gap between the world as it is now and the world as it should be. We are precisely talking about these social and political issues in our coursebook unit: Can we change the world or make a difference to it? Yes, you can, Michelle says.
It is also a pleasure to listen to Michelle's American English, you will see it is very easy to understand.
Feel free to leave your comments below:
- What did you find most interesting? Do you agree with her?
- Was there anything in her talk that really surprised you?