Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking


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1. Which of the following phrases is the BEST example of clarity when speaking about your profession?

2. A speech writer describes a scene on a tropical island as follows: ''The ocean air and the sound of palms whispering in the wind was enough to put any weary traveler to sleep.'' What type of vivid language is the speech writer using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize this quiz/worksheet combo to verify your understanding of devices used to create vivid language in public speaking. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify various language devices used in given examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Clarity
  • Words that create descriptive mental pictures
  • Phrases that compare items
  • A series of words with repetition of the same sound

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related public speaking lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts associated with vivid language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding clarity in public speaking
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of language device used in various phrases.

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of public speaking further, watch the accompanying lesson, Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Define vivid language
  • Identify five devices you can use to add vivid language to your speech
  • Understand the significance of using vivid language in public speaking