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Speaking Skills for Business Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When should you pause and take a breath during a speech?

Question 2 2. If you tend to speak too quickly because you're trying to convey too much information in too little of time, what should you do to correct this problem?

Question 3 3.

Which of the following will help you stay on pace DURING your speech?

A. Pausing after important sentences.

B. Using a metronome.

C. Recording yourself.

Question 4 4. What is a metronome?

Question 5 5.

Which of the following are good strategies for practicing?

A. Simulating the conditions of your actual speech as much as possible.

B. Speaking with the same time limit you'll have in the actual speech.

C. You shouldn't practice at all; it'll only make you more nervous.

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Question 6 6. Why will practicing a speech several times before presenting it likely lower your anxiety levels?

Question 7 7. Sammy approached the podium on the big day of her speech. She did not know a soul in the audience so she scanned the crowd and located a guy who looked a lot like her brother. She focused her attention mostly to his vicinity. What tip did Sammy use?

Question 8 8. Morton is thinking about his speech. He is very nervous. So, he decided to try to think about the end of the speech and all of the people clapping. How did Morton overcome his anxiety?

Question 9 9. Which is the correct phobia to describe public speaking anxiety?

Question 10 10. Why do people in general fear speaking in public?

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Question 11 11.

What is wrong with the sentences shown?

My favorite book is Harry Potter. I like it. It tells an interesting story. The magic is fun to read about.

A. The sentences are all short and choppy.

B. There are not enough transition words.

C. There are a lot of subject-verb errors.

Question 12 12. Which piece of advice will help you improve your own speaking?

Question 13 13. You are having trouble using subject and object pronouns in English. Which of the following sentences would be helpful to practice repeating?

Question 14 14.

Choose the revision that effectively fixes these sentences, and read it out loud:

My favorite book is Harry Potter. I like it. It tells an interesting story. The magic is fun to read about.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a problem to listen for in your own speaking?

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Question 16 16. When can a presenter determine the best media for their audience?

Question 17 17. Learning based around beliefs, theories, and ideas that tie learning to an image or images is known as _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a strategy for developing an effective presentation?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is something that a presenter needs to look for when researching his or her audience?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of a tool used to provide visual aids?

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Question 21 21.

You're in the middle of giving a presentation. Here's what you're saying: In the middle of the eighteenth century...

Whoops! You meant to say the NINETEENTH century. What is NOT a good fix?

Question 22 22. Which of the following strategies could you NOT use to buy yourself time to think while speaking?

Question 23 23.

What should you NOT do if you mess up the pronunciation of a word?

A. Panic.

B. Start the sentence over from the beginning.

C. Pause and take a breath, then try again.

Question 24 24. Does your spoken English have to be perfect to be understandable?

Question 25 25. Do native English speakers make mistakes while speaking?

Speaking Skills for Business Chapter Exam Instructions

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