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Oumh1303: English for Oral Communication Answer a)

Oumh1303: English for Oral Communication Answer a)

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OUMH1303: ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION
Answer a)
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.
Answer b)
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.
Answer c)
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 
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OUMH1303: ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATIONcommunication that would deliver the message clearly to its audiences is; interactivemodel.This is because interactive model provide a dynamic opportunity for both listener andspeaker to listen, speak and give the feedbacks each times. Furthermore, this type of model is suitable as both listener and speaker are engage in the same matters to bediscussed.
Answer d)
The social context of the speech is to ensure that the language use is familiar andunderstandable to all in the audiences. Such way to deliver the speech is through aconversational style where speaker could talk rather informal in order to attract audiencesto listen. The speaker could use different intonation, familiar choice of words to theaudiences and many others. It is necessary for the speaker to avoid sensitive issues thatmay offend anyone in the audiences whether it is a fact or just assumptions.
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OUMH1303: ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION
Answer e)OUTLINE OF THE SPEECHPurpose of the speech:
The purpose of the speech is to give explanation about the problems that have beendiscussed from the previous meeting between parents and teachers.
IntroductionAttention
According to Robert Maynard Hutchins, “The object of education is to prepare theyoung to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Such simple sentence may give different perceptions to one that listen to it. However, in dealing with education for our children, I believe that each of us here wants the same things to give to our children. I believe thateducation should be taught to inspire and encourage these students to be more than what theyhave learn in school. Therefore, education is not only the responsibility of the teachers andschool but also require participation of the parents.
Need
My fellow parents and teachers of the association, thus it is important to be involvedand to acknowledge the power of education for our future generation. With the advancementof technologies and information, it is important for us to provide the best education for our children at every level that they are in.This speech is also intended to give some suggestions in order to solve the problems.Such matters that have been identified previously, includes: parent’s concern about the poor  performance of their children, especially in Mathematics, Science and English Language.Parent’s urges for teachers and students in improving the teaching and learning style for that particular subjects. Also to finds solutions in order to overcome the insufficient funds to carryout school projects.
Overview
This speech is intended to give some suggestions in order to solve the problems. Suchmatters that have been identified previously, includes: parent’s concern about the poor  performance of their children, especially in Mathematics, Science and English Language.Parent’s urges for teachers and students in improving the teaching and learning style for that
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