Paul began his speech as follows:
They called Lou Gehrig the iron horse. This tireless worker played an astounding 2,130 consecutive baseball games even though he suffered 17 hand fractures during those years. This would be like one of us never missing a day of school for over 13 years. Can you imagine completing kindergarten through your senior year with perfect attendance? Never taking a sick day, never a college visit day, or even senior skip day. And, to match Gehrig, you would also have to end your school career with an A average.
What method for gaining attention and interest did Paul use?
a. revealing the general purpose
b. relating the topic to the audience
c. previewing the body of the speech
d. stating the importance of the topic
e. summarizing the central idea