English Language Arts, Grade 7


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Study Guide Speaking English Language Arts, Grade 7

SPEAKING What Is Speaking? Speaking, a type of communication, can be categorized into formal speaking and informal speaking. Informal speaking involves a situation where a speaker does not prepare ahead of time to speak, like answering the telephone and introducing people to each other. A prepared speech is an example of formal speaking. Examples: A speaker needs to have a clear reason, or purpose, for speaking. A speaker needs to be knowledgeable about the subject, or topic, of his/her speech. Other aspects of speaking include: eye contact posture gestures voice projection audiovisual aids pacing voice inflection Try This! 1] The purpose of a speech titled: "How to Use a Digital Camera" is to _______. a] inform b] entertain c] persuade d] invent 2] Speaking loudly enough to be heard by an audience is called voice _______. a] premonition b] preparation c] position d] projection 3] A formal speech should contain three parts: the introduction, the body, and the _______. a] concussion b] conservation c] conclusion d] connection © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.