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Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

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When a speaker gives a speech without prior planning or preparation, it is a(n):

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1. How would an audience member know that a speaker was giving an extemporaneous speech?

2. James is worried that giving a memorized speech may be boring. What advise could you give him to make sure it isn't?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of four types of speech delivery, including characteristics of different speeches and how to prepare for them. You will also answer specific questions about common problems with different types of speech delivery, and how to avoid them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Things that can go wrong in different types of speeches
  • Tips for delivering a high-quality memorized speech
  • Strategies for delivering an extemporaneous speech
  • Characteristics of an impromptu speech

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast characteristics of impromptu speech, extemporaneous speech, memorized speech and manuscript speech
  • Making connections - use understanding of how to prepare for a memorized speech
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how to choose a speech delivery strategy in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the four types of speech delivery, review the accompanying lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the four types of speech delivery
  • Develop strategies to prepare for the four types of speech delivery
  • Identify the pros and cons of giving speeches different ways
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