Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking


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Vocal traits DO NOT include:

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1. When Jed told his friends, 'Y'all come back now', this is an example of:

2. Chef Caleb 'akses' his line cooks to peel potatoes. This error is part of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of how the vocal traits of pronunciation, articulation, and dialect affect public speaking. You will be quizzed on the meaning and examples of these vocal traits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will gauge your understanding of the following:

  • What elements make up vocal traits
  • Examples of dialect, articulation, and pronunciation
  • What a speaker can to to avoid confusion over dialect

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about vocal traits in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as articulation and pronunciation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vocal traits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about managing vocal traits when speaking

Additional Learning

To learn more about the role of vocal traits in public speaking, review the accompanying lesson on Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what vocal traits are
  • Understand why pronunciation matters
  • Discuss why articulation is an art
  • Learn how to distinguish dialect