Managing Mistakes While Speaking


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

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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.

2. Do native English speakers make mistakes while speaking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of overcoming mistakes when speaking. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes tips for buying yourself time to think while you're delivering your speech as well as whether or not native English speakers make mistakes when speaking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How you can give yourself more time to think during a speech
  • What to avoid when mispronouncing a word in public speaking
  • Native English speakers and mistakes in communicating
  • Perfect English and public speaking
  • Suggestions for correcting speaking errors regarding time

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on public speaking
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding public speaking strategies and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding recovering from a mistake while speaking

Additional Learning

Obtain more information concerning public speaking with the lesson titled Managing Mistakes While Speaking. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Identify who makes public speaking mistakes
  • Define the term recovery as it relates to public speaking
  • Understand the importance of remaining calm in the event of making a mistake