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The art of oratory 20

Restrained emotionality
Emotionality is a mandatory requirement for public speaking, a necessary element of it. Listeners should feel that you speak emotionally, excitedly, that you are not indifferent to what you say. The performance should be in no case monotonous.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Good use of complex vocabulary!

Emotionality is a mandatory requirement for public speaking, it is a necessary element of it. Listeners should feel that you speak emotionally, excitedly, and that you are not indifferent to what you say. The performance should be in no case monotonous.

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Faye! Thank you! I now see where my mistakes were.

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

 

Thanks for this. Your intonation, fluency and accent is great! I've just made a few changes below.

 

Restrained emotionality

Emotionality is a mandatory requirement and necessary element of public speaking. - (I have recorded the correct pronunciation of 'mandatory'. In your recording, it sounded like you said 'mandadtory'. The grammatically correct way of structuring this sentence would be to use the conjuction 'and' to tie 'requirement' and 'element' together in one sentence. It doesn't make sense to add a comma to split up two separate clauses in the middle of a sentence. If you are going to do this, you should use a semi-colon like so: Emotionality is a mandatory requirement for public speaking; a necessary element of it.)

 

Listeners should feel that you speak with enthusiasm and expression in your voice and that you are genuinely interested in the topic you are talking about. - ('speak emotionally' could be interpreted as being upset whilst speaking)

 

The performance should in no case be monotonous. (I've just changed the sentence structure here. The verb 'to be' should come just before the adjective)

 

Thanks,

Bex =]


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Hi Bex! Thank you! Your suggestions made my sentences much richer.

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