Differences between Spoken & Written Language: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is NOT true of written language?

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1. Which of the following statements is true of spoken language?

2. Which of the following would be considered slang?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see if you know the differences between spoken and written language use. You will need to explain what is appropriate in written vs spoken language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll test your knowledge of:

  • The acceptable qualities of written language
  • Examples of slang
  • Characteristics of spoken language

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main terms, such as slang
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what is appropriate in spoken language but not written language
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the characteristics of spoken and written language

Additional Learning

You can learn more about these types of language by reviewing the lesson titled Differences Between Spoken & Written Language: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will help you understand:

  • Grammar in written vs spoken language
  • Audience-appropriate speech and writing
  • Sources of meaning in spoken language that don't exist in written language