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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126254: Vocabulary: speech
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Speaking | Making portraits, describing [Change theme]
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    Vocabulary: speech

    The way we speak influences our relationships with the people around us...  


    Language and tongues have two functions: expressing oneself, and of course, communicating with other people. Expressing your thoughts clearly, making oneself understood and heard correctly is fundamental.  





     To speak 
     To say something 
     Articulation/ enunciation  
     To articulate/ to enunciate  
     To pronounce 
     To utter -> an utterance 
     To pronounce something correctly/ wrongly                                                     
     To mispronounce a name 
     Unpronounceable: difficult to pronounce
     A tongue twister 




                                                                                       stammer/ stutter


     To be quiet/ to shut up 
     To keep quiet/ to be silent 
     A speech defect 
     To lisp/ have a lisp/ speak with a lisp                                                               

     To have a nasal voice/

     Talk through one's nose 

     To stammer/ to stutter 
     Speech therapy/ speech therapist 




                                                    Working with a speech therapist


    LANGUAGES and ways of speaking: 

     A language/ a tongue 
     Formal/ informal language                                                                                                
     A sound 


     A foreign language 
     Ancient/ modern languages 
     A dialect 
     Slang/ slangy
     Colloquial/ familiar language                                                                                          
     Baby talk




     To speak fluent English

     To speak English fluently                                         

     French speaking/  a French speaker                                                                              
     An English speaker 
     A German speaker 
     A Spanish speaker 


    - His mother tongue/ his native language

    - To speak with a Greek accent

    - To have a strong accent

    - To have a good/ poor accent

    - It's said that...

    - That goes without saying...

    - So to speak,

    - That's saying a lot! 

    - I told you so ! 

    - You're telling me!

    - A tongue-twister: she sells seashells by the seashore, and the shells she sells are seashore shells, I'm sure ! 



    Hope your tongue isn't totally twisted and your brains not totally meddled...

    You are ready for the test, now! Go for it! 


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    1. At my theatre-workshop, we worked on , to make sure we our lines clearly.

    2. Tom was so surprised when he saw her, that he couldn’t a single word and gaped.

    3. I’m afraid this word is really for non-native speakers.

    4. Future King George VI suffered from a strong , and had to go through long trainings to be able to deliver speeches.

    5. With will-power and good , he managed to overcome this defect.

    6. When writing to your potential employer you should use simple, but language.

    7. Paul has a tendency to speak English and should be careful.

    8.He was, , petrified when he heard the news.

    9. After studying in Cambridge for a year, he was now speaking and wasn’t shy at all when speaking.




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