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Academic Spoken English

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Academic Spoken English

  1. 1. Instituto Superior de Formación Docente y Técnica N°83 San Francisco Solano
  2. 2. Definition of Speaking and spoken  English. Features of Academic Spoken English  Types of Public Speaking. 
  3. 3. “Spoken language, as has often been  pointed out, happens in time, and must therefore be produced and procesed „on line‟.There is no going back and changing or restructuring our words as there is in writing; there is often no time to pause and think, and while we are talking or listening, we cannot stand back and view the discourse in spatial or diagramatic terms…” (Cook,1989:115)
  4. 4. Variation in speed  Loudness or quietness  Gestures –body language  Intonation  Stress  Rythm  Pitch range  Pausing and phrasing 
  5. 5. Less complex  Grammatically less complex  Spoken texts are longer  Shorter less complex words and phrases 
  6. 6. More verb based phrases (having treatment  W Being treated S) More predicative adjectives  More pronouns  More lexical repetition  More first person reference  More active verbs than written language  Fewer complex words and phrases 
  7. 7. Improvements in Because the   technology have technology has reduced the risks improved its less risky and high costs than it used to be associated with when you install simultaneous them at the same installation time, and it doesn‟t cost so much either.
  8. 8. “There's a comfortable glow in the shop, and cool, satisfying smoke is billowing out of the windows.quot;
  9. 9. Similar to academic written  It is linear, explicit  It has one central point  It is presented in standard language  It is formal  It is hedged  It is responsible  Less complex and objective 
  10. 10. Scripted Lots of research and preparation Every word carefully chosen Extemporaneous Work from an outline Prepare main points and develop arguments Impromptu No preparation Barest notes
  11. 11. Next time we will deal with theory on: IMPROMPTU SPEAKING  SPEECHES  PRESENTATIONS  INTRODUCTIONS 

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