I used this activity with my Sheltered Government class (ESOL levels 1-5) as part of a larger mock presidential election project. First, I played the now President Obama's speech via youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REYssyYD5RQ
Then, students read the speech transcript and answered three questions about it. Finally, we discussed the speech as a class and then students began to work on their own speeches. I chose this speech because it was given in the town where our school is located and because President Obama is known for being a great public speaker.