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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Ways to use inclusive language
  2. Why does the use of creative language lead to a successful commemorative speech?
  3. The importance of using language accurately in public speeches
  4. Slippery slope
  5. Antithesis
  1. a Each right word and almost right word means something a little different from the other, and each says something special to listeners.
  2. b The juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, usually in parallel structure.
  3. c Your success will depend on your ability to put into language the thoughts and emotions appropriate to the occasion.
  4. d A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented.
  5. e -Avoid the generic "he"
    -Avoid the use of "man" when referring to both men and women
    -Avoid stereotyping jobs and social roles by gender
    -Use names that groups use to identify themselves

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -Go through your preparation outline aloud to check how what you have written translates into spoken discourse.
    -Prepare your speaking outline.
    -Practice the speech aloud several times using only the speaking outline.
    -Now begin to polish and refine your delivery.
    -Give your speech a dress rehearsal under conditions as close as possible to those you will face in class.
  2. A fallacy that assumes that because something is popular, it is therefore good, correct, or desirable.
  3. -Speakers must show respect for the cultures of the people they address.
    -They need to adapt their message to the cultural values and expectations of their listeners.
  4. The speaker needs to take into account that the meanings attached to gestures, facial expressions, and other nonverbal signals vary from culture to culture.
  5. The use of vivid language to create mental images of objects, actions, or ideas.

5 True/False questions

  1. Empathic listeningListening to provide emotional support for the speaker.


  2. Question of valueA question about the worth, rightness, morality, and so forth of an idea or action.


  3. How does evidence affect persuasive speaking?A speech that pays tribute to a person, a group of people, an institution, or an idea.


  4. Ad hominemA fallacy that attacks the person rather that dealing with the real issue in dispute.


  5. ParallelismPresenting another person's language or ideas as one's own


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