Speech work

Using TED talks for working on your English speech quality

Variables: pausing, intonation, linking, blending

https://www.ted.com/talks/janette_sadik_khan_new_york_s_streets_not_so_mean_any_more
good example?

https://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_gordon_what_ants_teach_us_about_the_brain_cancer_and_the_internet/
flat intonation / fast with few pauses

https://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence
powerful pausing, subtle intonation

https://www.ted.com/talks/james_nachtwey_s_searing_pictures_of_war
almost no pausing, little intonation

https://www.ted.com/talks/chris_jordan_pictures_some_shocking_stats
great linking great pausing

https://www.ted.com/talks/edward_burtynsky_on_manufactured_landscapes
bursts of staccato, very short pauses, bursts of slow rhythmic theming

https://www.ted.com/talks/hetain_patel_who_am_i_think_again
Assumptions/Dialects

https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_where_is_home
sharp pausing, dramatic intonation

https://www.ted.com/talks/lakshmi_pratury_on_letter_writing
amazing linking, blending, long pauses, thin intonation

https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice
rhythmic, pausing, intonation subtle but strong

https://www.ted.com/talks/carmen_agra_deedy_spins_stories
poetic/standup comic: variable speed, variable intonation, foreign accents (Cuban)

https://www.ted.com/talks/john_koenig_beautiful_new_words_to_describe_obscure_emotions

https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_curzan_what_makes_a_word_real

https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_beauty_of_what_we_ll_never_know

https://www.ted.com/talks/lakshmi_pratury_on_letter_writing

 

 

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