UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGY MARA
ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES
FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
(PUBLIC SPEAKING/ ORAL PRESENTATIONS)
Lecturer: Associate Professor Dr. Othman Ismail
Lesson 5 :
31st. May 2008 (Saturday)
Language and Delivery
· Choices of words
· Formal and informal use of language
· Language accuracy
· Articulation and Pronunciation
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
· Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Specific Purpose Statement (Chapter 4: Lucas, 2007)
- A single infinitive phrase that states precisely what a speaker hopes to accomplish in his or her speech.
Guidelines for the Specific Purpose Statement
- Write as a full infinitive phrase
- Express as a statement, not as a question
- Avoid figurative language
- Limit to one distinct idea
- Avoid being too vague or general
Questions to Ask About Your Specific Purpose
- Does my purpose meet the assignment?
- Can I accomplish my purpose in the time allotted?
- Is the purpose relevant to my audience?
- Is the purpose too trivial for my audience?
- Is the purpose too technical for my audience?
Central or Main Idea
- Main idea(s) that can sum up the entire speech delivered
REINFORCEMENT & PRACTICES
FINAL 10-minute Speech (ACTIVITY 5d)
Each participant is required to prepare an 8 to 10 minutes speech. The speech can be an informative, a persuasive, an argumentative or any type prefered by the participant. The flow of the speech should include the three main parts - Introduction, Body and Conclusion.
Introduction:Begin with a short prayer citation or any regular greeting remarks to address the floor accordingly . Greet the chairperson, the VIPs and the audience. Introduce your TOPIC and include also a SPECIFIC PURPOSE STATEMENT.
Plan to talk on a topic that you know best. Decide on talking about 2 to 3 points only. For each point you choose to talk about, provide also 2 to 3 supporting details or 2 to 3 examples to clarify or explain the point.
Make use of some idiomatic expressions and/or phrasal verbs where possible.
Conclusion:Conclude your speech by reminding the audience of the main idea of your speech. In addition, you may want to repeat only the 2 to 3 main points that you have talked about in the body of your speech. Exit your speech with a punch line where possible. Again, you may want to mak euse of some idiomatic expressions and/or phrasal verbs.
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