Talk in life and literature - Key words quiz

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1. Length of turn

  • The duration of an exchange
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  • How long somebody speaks for in an exchange
  • Allowing somebody else to speak for a length of time, even when it's out of turn
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2. Back channelling

  • Words used to encourage someone to carry on talking
  • Talk specific to a certain tv channel
  • A word for somebody's response to a question
  • Ignoring a person when they're talking

3. Modal verbs

  • Verbs expressing necessity or possibility such as 'shall' or 'may'
  • Words such as 'quickly' or 'slowly'
  • Common verbs
  • Normal verbs

4. Declarative

  • A command
  • A statement
  • A question
  • An exclamation

5. Phatic talk

  • Not talking in awkward situations
  • Almost pointless talk to fill awkward silences in an exchange such as talking about the weather
  • A normal exchange between two people
  • A word to describe someone who 'babbles' in an exchange



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