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The art of oratory 18

Drama
Drama is a strain in the text, which you can create in your speech through a deliberate clash of different points of view. You can create it by opening a dispute with any authoritative opinion or telling about any unusual or tragic events.

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I learn : Spanish (Beginner) English (Expert)
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Hi Oleks,

Again, your audio sounds perfect!

I've just made some changes to the text to put your point across more clearly:

When making a speech, there are some ways in which you can add dramatic effect to deliver your key messages to the audience as clearly as possible. Drama can be heightened by deliberately presenting two opposing points of view in your speech. You can achieve this by opening your presentation with both sides of an argument about major events, which may bring about healthy debate.

Tip: What I would say is don't be afraid to stretch out your sentences or texts and make them a little longer in order to explain subjects in detail. Sometimes, you need more words to explain topics clearly and efficiently.

Thanks,

Bex =]

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Oleks :
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Hi Becky! Thank you for your tip! I am also glad to know about improving my speech technique.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

This is one of the best ways to get the audience's attention! It can be quite a controversial thing to do though - some people have very strong opinions and do not like hearing other's thoughts on certain topics!

Just one small suggestion

1. telling about any unusual or tragic events. - (in English, you normally "tell someone about something". Therefore, I would slightly change this to "telling your audience about any unusual or tragic events.")

 

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Hi Ed! Thank yo for your tip! Regarding your remark, it reflects very well the position of the flat-earthers.

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