How to Pace Yourself When Speaking


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What is a metronome?

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1. 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?


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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will help students to gauge their understanding of pacing yourself when speaking. It will ask questions regarding tips and strategies for pacing your speech.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to do well on the quiz/worksheet should familiarize themselves with the following:

  • The definition of a metronome
  • Tips for slowing down your speech
  • Strategies for good pacing during your speech
  • Ways to practice speaking
  • Techniques for pausing

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help students practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and draw essential information from the accompanying lesson on pacing yourself when speaking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding strategies for slowing your pace and pausing during a speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tips for good pacing during speech

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more about this subject can view the related lesson called How to Pace Yourself When Speaking. It will help them meet these objectives:

  • Learn the importance of pacing your speech
  • Understand the strategies for practicing and preparing a speech
  • Determine how to prepare on the day of the speech