вторник, 10 августа 2010 г.

Speaking English competently

Exploring English
By Keith Wright

 
IF A person is to be a competent, superior speaker of the English Language, consideration and attention must be given to a number of particular influential factors.

A speaker who speaks too quickly can be a “negative” experience for a listener just like someone who speaks too softly or monotonously. The average person speaks between 120 and 160 words a minute and the average listener prefers a similar “listening speed-range”.

 While a listener can receive up to 200 words a minute, the degree of comprehension of what is heard can often depend on whether the speaker is articulate or regularly listened to, and if the subject is of personal interest or importance.
Articulation, modulation, clarity and currency are the basic prerequisites of a speech or verbal presentation.