Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking


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What is 'I' an example of in the following sentence? I am planning to take a long nap later this afternoon.

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1. The women in our dance studio are experienced instructors. Which part of the previous sentence is the predicate?

2. In the sentence 'I am hungry', what type of word is 'am'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this lesson you will learn the rules and parts of basic grammar and be tested on their definitions. Through examples given in the lesson you'll learn how to use this knowledge to enhance your ability to speak in public.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the accompanying quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Basic grammar and defining the parts of speech
  • Basic sentence structure
  • Using verbs, articles, and other parts of speech
  • Techniques to avoid common pronunciation mistakes

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the use of proper grammar and pronunciation in public speaking
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to understand and correct common grammatical mistakes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the parts of speech like subject, verb, predicate, and article
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about basic grammar and sentence structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about the proper use of grammar and pronunciation in public speaking, review the accompanying lesson on Grammar and Pronunciation in Public Speaking. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Defining the rules of basic grammar, the parts of speech, and their use in public speaking.
  • Relating grammar to speeches and public speaking, with examples
  • The importance of pronunciation
  • Tips for learning proper pronunciation.