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Advanced Oral Communication Skills 1

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Transcript of Advanced Oral Communication Skills 1

WELCOME!
You've just passed to
"Advanced Oral Communication Skills 1."
This course is a crucial complement to your development after the use of "The WORLD PASS Series"!
IN THIS COURSE, WE WILL FOCUS ON SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS.
From now on, whenever you want to express an opinion, you have to give the following information:

Express your opinion.

Support it. (Two reasons or examples)

Give a conclusion.

AS YOU DON'T HAVE A WORKBOOK; IN THIS COURSE, HOMEWORK
WILL BE EVALUATED
.
(And if you don't do it, you're at risk of failing the course.)
WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN
LOOKING AT THESE PICS?
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE TOPIC
IS GOING TO BE ABOUT?
MARK TWAIN
Humorist and writer from the U.S
"Never argue with
stupid people
.
They will drag you down to their level
and then
beat you
with
experience
."
ACTIVITY
Let's get into three groups.
Express your opinion.

Support it. (Two reasons or
examples)

Give a conclusion.
DON'T FORGET !
UNITED STATES
RUSSIA
MIDDLE EAST
JAPAN
KOREA
THE THREE R'S
-Reading
-Writing
-Arithmetic

They should be:
-Rigor
-Relevance
-Relationships
HOW WAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR YOU?
This is me when I was in the first year of elementary school.
I was 5 years old.
WHICH OF THESE WORDS DO YOU KNOW?
-Enthusiastic
-Genius
-Gifted
-Moody
-Nonconformist
-Obedient
-To get away from it all
ADVANCED ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS 1
When do you say that a person is "LONG-WINDED"?
A long-winded person is someone who tends to use more words than necessary to express ideas.
(Some synonyms are: Wordy, diffuse, verbose.)
HOW
NOT
TO TELL A PERSON TO GET TO THE POINT
What is a LECTURE?
A LECTURE is an
oral
presentation
or
exposition

about any given subject
delivered to
an audience

or
a class
.
BLAH
BLAH
BLAH
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LECTURE IS BORING OR THE SPEAKER IS LONG-WINDED...
HOW TO ORGANIZE A SUCCESSFUL LECTURE?
A well-organized lecture
gives the audience three
chances to pick out the
main ideas.
INTRODUCTION
BODY
CONCLUSION
(Attention getter, background info, thesis statement.)
(Main ideas and examples, supporting details.)
(Thesis statement paraphrased, summary of the main points.)
Mosaic A
Page 8
This lecture is delivered by a professor to students from a teaching methods course
LET'S LISTEN TO IT!
HOMEWORK!
Page 12 (To be filed in your portfolio.)
Listen to three different native speakers speak for several minutes without interruption.
(Check the list given)
Answer the five questions.
Copy the links.
WHAT IS A BIOGRAPHY?
It is simply the history
of a lifetime.
It narrates the most
important facts of
someone's life.
What does "BEATING
AROUND THE BUSH"
mean?

We say that someone
beats around the bush
when he or she
avoids talking about what is important
or
avoids answering questions
.
There are several ways to tell someone to get to the point and stop beating around the bush.
(Page 13)
EXPRESSIONS TO REQUEST THE MAIN POINT
FORMAL
INFORMAL
I didn't follow the last part. Could you give me the main point again, please?
I didn't quite catch the point. Could you go over it again, please?
I didn't understand the point you were making. Could you explain it again, please?
I don't quite understand what you're getting at. Could you explain the main point again, please?
Get to the point, would you please?
I don't get it. What are you talking about?
Oh, come on! Stop beating around the bush and get to the point.
So, what are you trying to say?
So, what's your point?
What are you driving at? / What are you getting at?
When requesting the main point, be always careful to maintain
a light-hearted tone of voice
.
SOMETIMES THE TONE OF VOICE IS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
AUTONOMOUS LEARNING PROJECT
Choose one of the following topics and deliver a lecture based on information from web searches, surveys, or personal experience. Include some visual aids to illustrate your findings/information. Make sure you use the strategies learned in the course.
Tips on how to be successful in new school/college systems.
The use of technology in education (second life, pod casts, etc.)
Future trends in education.
How to best learn a language.
Successful ways to enhance language learning.
Risk-taking experiences.
The role of gender relationships in future societies.
The effect of using abbreviations and cutting-edge technologies to replace traditional communication.
How are different rites of passage carried out in Peru (regions, towns, etc.)?
How are condolences/congratulations expressed in Peru?

SLACKLINE
PARACHUTING
CANOEING
MOTORBIKING
SKIING
SURFING
WINGSUIT FLYING
WHAT IS SOMETHING THESE
SPORTS HAVE IN COMMON?

Do you know who was
Hellen Keller
?
Hellen Keller was a well-known American speaker and writer who was born deaf and blind.
She was born in 1880 and died in 1968.
Nine insane activities for thrill-seekers
Pakistan: Crossing a dangerous and weak suspension bridge
India: Skiing with the buffalos
Cambodia: Rolling downhill in a giant sphere
South Korea: Rafting in the demilitarized zone.
India: Running with mad bulls
China: Driving on Guoliang Tunnel Road
Philippines: Driving a motorcycle through Manila traffic
Kuala Lumpur: Jumping off the Kuala Lumpur Tower
Macau: Braving the highest bungee jump in the world
DAREDEVILS
Annie Taylor and her barrel
Niagara Falls (Canada)
Brooklyn Bridge (New York)
A loincloth
A straightjacket
Freedivers
Freeflying
What is a
DAREDEVIL
?
A daredevil can be someone who routinely engages in dangerous acts, or someone who pursues dangerous hobbies or careers.
Many people think of people who are interested in extreme sports are daredevils, for example, since sports such as
hang gliding
require a certain amount of confidence, people who practice it are daredevils.
Parents may also use the term to refer to children who do dangerous things like climbing high trees.
What is something you have to learn once you've learned to pick out the main idea of a lecture?
NOTE TAKING
It is crucial for you to train yourself in taking notes because this will help you answer questions in all kinds of exams.
Multiple Choice
Short Answer
Essay
WHICH SPECIFIC DETAILS SHOULD I WRITE IN MY NOTES?
If the introduction is a summary of the previous class, take notes again. This will help you as a reminder.
If the introduction contains an attention getter (Story, joke, fact, saying) you don't need to take notes of it.
Write down as much information as you can get from the body. Put a question mark (?) next to the information you missed and ask questions later.
Keep on taking notes as complete as possible in the conclusion and be ready in case the lecturer forgot to mention something and decided to mention it then.
WHAT IS AN OUTLINE?
An outline is a tool used to organize
and gather ideas and thoughts.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS CHAPTER IS GOING TO BE ABOUT?
Mary Elizabeth Pipher, an American clinical psychologist and author said the following:
Mary Pipher
"Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it's teeming with energy and fraught with danger."
Work with the person next to you and try to come up with a definition for the word:
ADOLESCENCE
What are the ten most admired qualities of a woman in your culture? What about a man?
In Peru, do boys and girls spend their time in different or same activities during their free time? What are those activities?
What is harder, to grow up as a male or female in Peru? why?

RITES OF PASSAGE
Rituals that mark important transitions in people's lives.
Shinbyu in Buddhism
Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah in Judaism
Baptism
First Communion in Catholicism
Wedding
Circumcision, mainly in Judaism and Islam
Rumspringa among the Amish
Funeral
Characteristic of a tribe or group having a common ancestor or leader.
A male who courts a female.
An extremely difficult experience, usually involving physical and emotional stress or pain.
The location on the body where the umbilical cord was attached to the fetus; the belly button.
The state of being alone.
The condition of being diseased with a germ or virus.
The lowering of the pride or dignity of a person.
Eating no food for a specific period of time.
The state of being in balance.
A religious ceremony recognizing the transition to adulthood.
PERSONALIZED CAR LICENSE PLATES
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