Module Four Session 2 English Tour Guiding Speech.
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- Module Four Session 2 English Tour Guiding Speech
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- Lead-in Questions: 1. What can be a good tour-guiding speech? 2. If you are going to guide a group soon, what preparation should you do for the tour-guiding speech?
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- I. Writing : ---Information: detailed, specific, sufficient, reliable Criteria: to be reliable, to be smooth, to be artistic ---Expression: clear, smooth, fluent, easy to express ---Wording: artistic, elegant, melodious
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- II. Oral Expression 1.Basic skills: Pronunciation, intonation, fluency, correctness ( grammar, terminology, information), completeness of guiding contents, knowledge sphere (questions), proper guiding manners. Try to be a natural speaker!
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- 2. Be familiar with the outline for your tour- guiding speech: Keep a general framework in your mind. Highlights in the scenic area, important historic events, religion, construction, festivals, food, costumes, tradition If you forget sth and stop: please skip that part and continue to tell judges the contents you can remember. to get familiar with the tour route in the scenic area: to draw a tour map by yourself ( e.g. Stone Forest: mark the highlights) Do not keep silent!
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- 3.To use transitional words and sentences. ---Lets move on. Follow me please. ---Lets go ahead. This way please. ---Now we have to say farewell toand continue our journey. ---Dont you think its wonderful / amazing! ---Our next highlight is
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- 4.Use oral style English: No reciting. Please reorganize your own guiding speeches in your own words. Do not copy the text book ( bookish style). Function of text books: words, special terms, figures, enough information. To reorganize: to change into oral style. To use sentence structures and expressions you are familiar with.
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- 5. Realize your own shortcoming and try to make compensations. ---Terminology: to use synonyms, underline special terms in the text. For example: Lamaism---Tibetan Buddhism, scripture---sutra, elevation---altitude
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- ---To distinguish some words that are often confused: county( )-country( ) altitude( )-attitude( )- latitude( )-aptitude( ) custom( , )-costume( ) -consume( )
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- 6. The proper way to communicate with visitors: ---independent tour-guiding: 10 minutes at least ---Greetings: Good morning / afternoon Madam / Sir. My topic today is and the major concern of my introduction is..Shall I start? ---Questions from judges/ visitors: a free talk to test your English, background knowledge, flexibility, abilities to solve problems in travel
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- ---End: Thats all for my introduction. Hope you enjoyed your journey today. Thanks a lot. ---If you can not understand the question: I beg your pardon. / Pardon please. Do you mean ..?
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- A printed speech is like a dried flower: the substance, indeed, is there, but the color is faded and the perfume gone. ----By Paul Lorain 1. Overcoming Stage Fright Positive nerveousness is necessary. Courageis resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Tips
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- Reasons for nervousness: ---insufficent preperation for the topic ---lack of experience of applying audio-visual facilities, ---compulsory mental state for perfection Tips : ---being well-prepared (material-collecting, organizing, memorizing) ---Try to communicate with visitors. (shorten the distance) ---a correct attitude towards any problem in your speaking. (tongue slips)
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