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Speech Communication Made Simple 1 (with Audio CD)

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9780132861687

ISBN10:
0132861682
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Pub. Date:
1/3/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL
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The only two-level series that prepares students for success in both presentations and academic discussions, Speech Communication Made Simpletakes an interactive, accessible approach to building confidence as a speaker. Students learn how to present in a variety of genres, effectively use voice and props, and lead or participate in discussions. With its lighthearted and engaging approach, the text helps students acquire speech communication and listening skills that they can apply immediately and throughout their lives. Features: Varied speech genres that range from personal story to persuasive. Broad array of projects including interviews and group discussions. Scaffolded approach that includes directed discussion of a model presentation; skill-building exercises for selecting a topic, organizing information, and more; practicing aloud; and finally, delivering a speech. Pronunciation Practicethat focuses on American English pronunciation patterns that are difficult for most non-native speakers of English. Playing with Sayingssection that presents idiomatic sayings in popular use and related activities to help students understand and use them to enhance their spoken communication. Useful language boxes that illustrate effective ways to begin speeches or participate in discussion. CD-ROM with MP3audio that includes sample speeches and all pronunciation activities Teacher's manual (available separately athttp://pearsoneltusa.com/speechcom) with teaching suggestions, answer keys, and quizzes.

Table of Contents

Preface: To the Teacher

Introduction: To the Student

Scope and Sequence

About the Author

 

CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED

I. Stage Fright

II. Presentation Preview

III. Pronunciation Practice: [i] and [I]

IV. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with [i] and [I]

V. Presentation Project: About Me!

    Method A: Brainstorming Balloons

    Method B: Photo Story Speech

 

CHAPTER 2: EFFECTIVE SPEECH DELIVERY

I. Eye Contact

II. Posture

III. Gestures 

IV. Presentation Preview: “My Grandfather’s Lucky Lighter”

V. Pronunciation Practice: Final Consonant Sounds

VI. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with Final Consonants

VII. Presentation Project: A Meaningful Object

 

CHAPTER 3: DON’T JUST TELL ME , SHOW ME!

I. The Five Senses

II. Presentation Preview: “My Fear of Flying”

III. Pronunciation Practice: Regular Past-Tense Verbs

IV. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with Regular Past-Tense Verbs

V. Presentation Project: My Worst Fear

 

CHAPTER 4: INTERESTING INTERVIEWS

I. Types of Interview Questions

II. Follow-up Questions

III. The Parts of an Interview

IV. Presentation Preview: “An Embarrassing Situation”

V. Reporting on an Interview

VI. Pronunciation Practice: Intonation in Questions

VII. Playing with Sayings: Sayings in Question Form

VIII. Presentation Project: Report on an Interview

 

CHAPTER 5: EXPLAIN IT!

I. Identify a Problem

II. Analyze a Problem

III. Parts of a Speech

IV. Presentation Preview: “Stage Fright”

V. Pronunciation Practice: Syllable Stress in Compound Nouns

VI. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with Compound Nouns

VII. Presentation Project: Explain It!

 

CHAPTER 6: DEMONSTRATE IT!

I. Demonstration Speeches

II. Presentation Preview: “Easy Pick Card Trick”

III. Pronunciation Practice: [ θ ] and [ ð ]

IV. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with [ θ ] and [ ð ]

V. Presentation Project: Demonstrate It!

 

CHAPTER 7: COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES

I. What Is Culture?

II. Direct and Indirect Communication Styles

III. Presentation Preview: “Making Tea”

IV. Pronunciation Practice: [u] and [ ʊ ]

V. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with [u] and [ ʊ ]

VI. Presentation Project: A Culture Conflict

 

CHAPTER 8: CONVINCE ME!

I. Decide Your Purpose

II. The Motivated Sequence

III. Presentation Preview: “Give the Gift of Life”

IV. Pronunciation Practice: [b], [v], and [w]

V. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with [b], [v], and [w]

VI. Presentation Project: Convince Me!

 

CHAPTER 9: LET'S DISCUSS IT!

I. Brainstorming

II. Responsibilities of Group Members

III. Presentation Preview: “Gum Chewing in Singapore”

IV. Pronunciation Practice: Final -s as [s], [z], and [əz]

V. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with Final -s Pronounced [s], [z], and [əz]

VI. Presentation Project: Let’s Discuss It!

 

CHAPTER 10: TELL ME A STORY

I. Making Your Story Come Alive

II. Presentation Preview: “A Fabulous Fable"

III. Pronunciation Practice: [h]

IV. Playing with Sayings: Sayings with [h]

V. Presentation Project: The Fabulous Fable

 

APPENDIX (Evaluation forms)



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