Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity


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Which statement describes inclusive language?

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1. When a person asks that a burger meal be 'supersized,' what kind of language is this?

2. A doctor yells to her nurse, 'Get me a suture kit. STAT!' What type of language is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The things we say can have an impact on people, and using inclusive speech helps ensure we have the right kind of impact. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand why we use inclusive language and how to identify words and phrases that are not inclusive.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in the assessment will test you on:

  • The purpose of inclusive language
  • Types of speech that are not inclusive
  • When it is appropriate to use obscene language

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related inclusive language lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine non-inclusive language in a different light
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding what inclusive language does

Additional Learning

Spend some time reviewing the lesson entitled Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity to further explore this subject. Covered objectives include:

  • Defining inclusive language
  • Explaining why using inclusive language is important in public speaking
  • Providing examples of types of language that are not inclusive