Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles


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Which form of media relies most heavily on oral communication?

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1. How much do we remember of what we read?

2. Analyze the following statements and indicate which one is most accurate.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oral and written communication both have their own sets of pros and cons that can, at times, relate to the other. This quiz will test you on some of the differences, benefits, and detriments of these styles of language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This language style quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine what is and is not a part of written communication
  • Recall the percentage remembered of read information
  • Recognize true statements about retention
  • Understand what might be missing from the delivery when reading a book
  • Remember benefits of speaking as opposed to reading

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw relevant information from the lesson on oral and written language
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not related to written communication
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about oral and written language styles

Additional Learning

The lesson, Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles, is available to you for further reading on this topic. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of things that can be accomplished through oral communication
  • List forms of written communication
  • Contrast the two forms of communication to demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses