OUMH1303: ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION
The speech type that will best describe my speech is informative speech. As a president of thePTA, I will need to brief the details that have been discussed previously with parents andteachers. As this information is raised from previous meeting, informative speech is the mostsuitable type as it involved parents-teacher discussion concerning the poor academic performance involving three major subjects which are Mathematics, Science and EnglishLanguage. Therefore, through informative speech, a description of problems identified andmethods to overcome it could be explained to the intended audiences.
The problems that the PTA needs to address are:
Parent’s concern about their children poor academic performance in Mathematics,Science and English Language subjects.
Methods to improve teaching and learning in these particular subjects.
To find solutions to overcome insufficient funds to carry out its project for the school.Actions that can be taken by PTA are:
In order to raise funds, the PTA could organize charity events or sales, mini carnivalor agree to pay certain amount of fees to the association.
PTA should encourage their teachers especially in Mathematics, Science and EnglishLanguage to try new techniques in teaching and learning to attract students. Such newtechniques may include electronic medium such as internet, or any other means.
PTA should ensure that parents are well-informed about any particular weakness thattheir children have in studies through academic report, via telephone, SMS and anyother medium.
Form of oral communication that will be used for the intended PTA speech is interculturalcommunication. Parents and teachers may not come from only one background, ethnicityor culture; therefore it is important for the speaker to identify the diversity and make effortto ensure that the speech could attract all audiences to engage in it. The model of