How Context Influences a Message's Timing & Audience


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When speaking of a rainy day, the use of wind, cracks of sound and light create the:

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1. John, the recipe developer for ABC Caterers, gathered the catering team to taste a new Autumn-Inspired menu being served that evening. He explained the use of acorn squash, apples and pumpkins in each dish. The only problem is that it's July. What is the problem with Chef John's speech?

2. When fashion designer, Karlie Kincaid stated that this year's skirts are going to be hot, what was the context?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Context can alter how well a message is received, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the definitions and effects of context and timing. Some questions will give you a definition and then ask you to complete the sentence with the correct term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of context
  • Importance of context
  • Effects of timing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding context
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about timing

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson on How Context Influences a Message's Timing & Audience. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn to use context to your advantage
  • Understand how context and timing can affect your message
  • Identify examples of context and timing