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Speech Communication 2

Enhances students' oral communication skills through various exercises, presentations, and discussions, enabling them to effectively convey their ideas.

oral communication

public speaking

interpersonal communication

nonverbal communication



audience analysis


presentation skills

voice modulation

body language

speech delivery

speech structure

speech evaluation


__ Phonation is concerned with the vibration of the _______.

  • [No Answer]

I _______ taking long naps in the afternoon.

  • loves
  • love

__ The silent T sound occurs when the letter is placed close to the letter __.

  • N

Phones are identified by enclosing it in what kind of brackets?

  • [ ]
  • {
  • < >
  • //

__ What is the basic unit of language?


Which does not reflect British English?

  • None of the answers are correct
  • Customise
  • Flavour
  • Catalogue

Pair 8

  • bazaar and bizarre
  • bizarre and bazaar

The /g/ can be described as a _____.

  • Voiceless Velar Fricative
  • Voiced Velar Stop
  • Voiceless Glottal Stop
  • Voiced Glottal Stop

Pair 5

  • oar and or
  • or and oar

The dorsum is part of the ______.

  • Tongue
  • Hard palate
  • Oral cavity
  • Soft palate

Which of the following cultures was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Economic System?

  • British Culture
  • None of the choices
  • American Culture
  • Filipino Culture

Sounds are modified and filtered in the lower vocal tract.

  • True
  • False

When we breathe, the vocal cords are far apart, and the flow of air is _____.

  • Smooth and silent
  • Turbulent
  • Smooth but slightly noisy
  • Slightly turbulent

When pronouncing the word category, Filipinos put the stress on the first syllable, just like the Americans.

  • True
  • False

__ In American English, if the word is a ____, the stress usually falls on the first syllable.

  • [No Answer]

Several men ____ preparing to join the army.

  • is
  • was
  • All of the answers are correct
  • are

Culture is a part and a "product of human interaction."

  • True
  • False

Chuck _____ the first person I noticed.

  • were
  • was

__ What kind of verb connects the subject to the adjective?


If the vocal cords are tight, we are able to produce _____.

  • Throat stop
  • Glottal stop
  • Alveolar Affricate
  • Interdental Fricative

__ Which brackets are used to identify phones?


Los Angeles and San Francisco __________ found in California.

  • are
  • is

Pair 10

  • pole and poll
  • poll and pole

Pair 2

  • profit and prophet
  • prophet and profit

__ Which state supposedly has one of the most 'distinctive and recognizable accents in the United States'?


__ What country has the largest Hindu population?


Connected speech is actually very normal and casual, and allows spoken language to sound __ and continued.


I will not be at work _____ Monday to Wednesday.

  • from
  • since
  • during
  • on

Which of the following reflects an active voice?

  • The boy was accompanied on the way to school.
  • All of the answers reflect active voice.
  • The boy was driven to school by his mom.
  • The boy walked to school by himself.

Which sentence has a grammatical error?

  • Go outside of the house for a few minutes.
  • He loves watching me cook.
  • Besides the report, I also have two more exams and a paper to write.
  • The girl was sandwiched between her two suitors.

Which of the following words reflects an incorrect plural form?

  • all of the answers are correct
  • Evidences
  • Fishes
  • Luggages

Pair 3

  • principle and principal
  • principal and principle

__ Which part of the human anatomy contains the vocal chords?


Which religion has the biggest population?

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism

According to Cook (2000), three elements make up an accent. Which of the following terms below is not part of these elements?

  • Pronunciation
  • Phonology
  • Intonation
  • Liaisons

In British English, words ending with these suffixes have a weak vowel. Which of the following suffix does not follow this rule?

  • -ony
  • -ary
  • -ory
  • -ment

These are the 3 kinds of VOT, except one. Which one is wrong?

  • Positive VOT
  • Zero VOT
  • Negative VOT
  • Neutral VOT

The slang term "crash" means sleep.

  • True
  • False

Pair 9

  • fourth and forth
  • forth and fourth

Which of the following is a properly constructed sentence?

  • The food was eaten by her.
  • While walking to school, the books fell.
  • Entering high school, mom tried to work again.
  • I ran to class when the bell rang.

Which of the following uses and Indefinite Pronoun as an Adjective?

  • Very few attended the event.
  • Both answers are correct
  • Both answers are wrong.
  • Few people are coming to the event.

__ If the letter T is found in the middle of a word, it is weakened a bit is sounded out more like the letter ____.

  • D

What type of economy is it when resources are privately owned, and the government only oversees its implementation?

  • Mixed Economy
  • Market Economy
  • Traditional Economy
  • Shared Economy

Which pair of Correlative Conjunctions is incorrect?

  • Neither...or
  • Whether...or
  • Both...and
  • Not...but

__ One, Two, and Three, are examples of ____ numbers.

  • [No Answer]

Please make sure to tell me what your decision is _______ this time next week.

  • by
  • on
  • at
  • in

The New York accent is heard mostly in the upper class.

  • True
  • False

__ How many nasal consonant sounds are there?

  • 3

Intonation encompasses the following, except one.

  • How language is created
  • How sounds are produced
  • How language is taught
  • How sounds create words

__ The term used to describe a characteristic of Filipino English wherein certain English words are not used correctly.


Tone of voice usually falls towards the end of the sentence. Which of the following does not follow this guideline?

  • Commanding someone
  • Asking a rhetorical question
  • Enumerating
  • Declaring a statement

Knowing the proper sounds of letters is needed in learning how to read.

  • False
  • True

What is an accent?

  • None of the choices
  • The sound a person makes
  • Words that are related to a person's geographical location
  • It encompasses pronunciation, liaisons and intonation

Which of the following sentences is an example of a Misplaced Modifier?

  • In preschool, dad went back to school.
  • As an infant, mom started her business.
  • Running to class, I dropped by books.
  • I told her I stopped jogging yesterday.

The term Simple Future is also known as what?

  • All of the answers are correct
  • Future Perfect
  • Future Progressive
  • Simple Future

__ American English is rhotic, while British English is ______.


Which sentence contains a grammatical error?

  • Neither Mateo nor Chuck is walking over.
  • You are not allowed here.
  • My mom, together with my sisters, are traveling to Baguio.
  • The basketball team is arriving today.

Bacon or Pancakes ____ a good option.

  • Both answers are wrong
  • is
  • are
  • Both answers are correct

__ It is composed of repetitive practices that a society engages in.

  • [No Answer]

Consonant sounds are described based on the following except one. Which of the following is an exception?

  • Phonation
  • Manner of Articulation
  • Tongue Movement
  • Place of Articulation

Which of the following is a New York City accent characteristic?

  • Dh/Th partition
  • Drawl
  • Rhoticity
  • Alternation of -ing to -in

The team _____ competing internationally this summer.

  • was
  • will
  • are
  • is

Social Organization is focused on the macro systems of a society.

  • True
  • False

The Z sound + Y sound produces the ZH sound.

  • TRUE

Voice refers to the quality of sound produced.

  • True
  • False

Which form of government has a person or a group that is exclusively in control of a nation?

  • Dictatorship
  • Communism
  • Monarchy
  • Federalism

Both Greg and Tony ________ sad that Tim is leaving.

  • is
  • are

Beside the canteen ____ the classrooms.

  • is
  • was
  • are

What happens to the vocal cords when we are breathing?

  • The vocal cords are tight.
  • The vocal cords are somewhat spread apart.
  • The vocal cords are spread far from each other.
  • The vocal cords are near each other.

__ Brinton uses this term to describe how a consonant sound "acts" when it is immediately followed by a vowel sound.


A phone is a basic unit of language, and it assigns meaning to sounds.

  • True
  • False

__ What are long consonant called?


Culture is

  • Passed on by parents to their children
  • An "integrated pattern of human knowledge"
  • All of the choices are correct
  • Encompasses society's norms, guidelines, religion

__ How many lax vowel sounds are there?

  • [No Answer]

What are the components that help us produce vowels? All are correct except one.

  • Part of the tongue
  • Height of the tongue
  • Teeth position
  • Lip rounding

The [h] is described as a ______.

  • Voiceless Glottal Affricate
  • Voiced Glottal Plosive
  • Voiced Glottal Stop
  • Voiceless Glottal Fricative
  • Accounting for previous tries, this gives 0.33/1.00.

__ The phonation of [t] is _______.

  • [No Answer]

Below are four scenarios wherein Liaisons are applied except one.

  • Vowel/Vowel
  • Consonant/Consonant
  • Consonant/Vowel
  • Vowel/Consonant

What are the major parts that comprise of the vocal tract?

  • Lungs, Larynx, Parts above the larynx
  • Lungs, Vocal cords, Pharynx
  • Lungs, Pharynx, Parts above the pharynx
  • Lungs, vocal cords, Larynx

Development of Culture starts when we are

  • When we want it to
  • Adolescence
  • Children
  • Pre-Teens

The passages above the larynx include the pharynx, oral cavity and nasal cavity.

  • False
  • True

Which is a standard for American Accent intonation?

  • When enumerating things, all words have falling tones except the last one.
  • When asking an informative question, the tone usually rises up to the end.
  • When adding a "preface" to a statement, the tone goes up.
  • When making a statement, the tone rises even up to the end.

How many voiced consonants are there?

  • 9
  • 15
  • 18
  • 12

Which of the following sentence has a grammatical error?

  • The big blue ball fell from the display.
  • The blue old car is parked outside.
  • Three big Math books are missing.
  • A tall Filipino entered the classroom.

A liaison is used when a consonant sound is followed by another consonant sound provided that both sounds come from the same __ of articulation.

  • Accounting for previous tries, this gives 0.33/1.00.

Pair 4

  • one and wan
  • won and one

__ Tense vowels are also known as ________ vowels.

  • LONG

The study of Phonetics is mostly focused on what?

  • How language is created
  • How sounds are produced
  • How soudns create words
  • How language is taught

Pair 1

  • eight and ate
  • ate and eight

Which of the following is not a preposition?

  • Without
  • Because
  • Toward
  • Among

The books are _______ the floor.

  • above
  • at
  • in
  • on

__ What is the past tense of the word put?

  • PUT

__ Which modifier does not clearly point out what noun or phrase it modifies?


The [j] represents the sound of which letter?

  • J
  • Ge
  • Y
  • Sh
  • Accounting for previous tries, this gives 0.33/1.00.

All of these define what culture is except one.

  • Pattern of human knowledge that is passed on.
  • Norms, law, and principles of society.
  • It is composed of repetitive practices that a society engages in.
  • None of the answers are correct

The pharynx is also known as the voice box.

  • False
  • True

Which is not a Coordinating Conjuction?

  • to
  • yet
  • for
  • and

Which of the following statements is contradictory to what Intonation means?

  • May refer to modulation of pitch
  • Keeps us monotonous
  • Speech music
  • Variation of the sound we produce

Economic Systems are dependent on three things. Which of these is not part of it?

  • Conversion of resources to products
  • Buyers of the products
  • Natural resources
  • Labor force

The verse, 'I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me' is reflective of what religion?

  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism

D sound + Y sound produces the __

  • [No Answer]

Britons and Americans value their privacy greatly.

  • True
  • False

__ It is an integrated pattern of human behavior that is learned and transmitted to succeeding generations.


Which sentences made use of the correct preposition?

  • I live at Luzon.
  • Please get in the bus.
  • She was born in 1986.
  • Bella is at the room.

'I rarely go to Church nowadays.' The word rarely functions as what part of speech?

  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Preposition
  • Determiner

__ The lungs, larynx and parts above the larynx are collectively known as ____?


Which does not reflect British pronunciation?

  • broCHURE
  • GArage
  • laBOratory
  • priMARy

Which is not taken into consideration when making consonant sounds?

  • None of the choices
  • How restricted the airflow is
  • Vocal cord vibration
  • Parts of the mouth that restrict airflow

There are _____ tense vowels in the American English language.

  • six
  • three
  • four
  • five

If the government owns and controls all natural resources, what kind of economy is it?

  • Market Economy
  • Traditional Economy
  • Mixed Economy
  • Centrally Planned Economy

Pair 7

  • cereal and serial
  • serial and cereal

__ A _______ complement is a word that immediately follows a linking verb.


__ The basic unit of language is called a _________.


Which sentence is not an example of a Progressive Tense?

  • I am baking now.
  • I will have been baking by the time you come home.
  • I was baking when my mom called.
  • I will be baking while the kids are asleep.

What study is concerned with how language makes use of sounds, particularly for distinguishing words?

  • Phonetics
  • Phones
  • Phonemes
  • Phonology

Consonant sounds are linked to consonant sounds. In cases wherein the consonant is preceded by another consonant, __ occurs.

  • [No Answer]

Which of the following is not a Preposition of time?

  • For
  • No correct answers
  • In
  • By

On top of the shelf _______ the book, maps and pencils.

  • are
  • is

__ In naming or describing consonants, voicing can also mean _________.


Which of the following reflects American spelling?

  • Harbour
  • Glamour
  • Fibre
  • Offense

__ The term used when the last sound of a word is connected to the initial sound of the word that immediately follows.

  • [No Answer]

__ What is the plural form of the word sheep?


Cleaning my room ______ very therapeutic.

  • is
  • are

Liaisons may also occur within a word.

  • TRUE

How many vowel sounds are there?

  • Three
  • Six
  • Fourteen
  • Five

__Question 28

  • Lax and tense vowels are neutralized when it is followed by an / _ _ _ /.
  • Correct
  • Marked out of 1.00
  • Not flaggedNot flaggedFlag question

What takes the place of a noun in a sentence?

  • Compound Noun
  • Adjective
  • Pronoun
  • All of the answers are correct

Miguel is one of the men who ______ to come to work early.

  • Both answers are correct
  • prefers
  • prefer
  • Both answers are wrong

A liaison is heard when a consonant sound is followed by another consonant sound, provided that the last consonant and the initial consonant in the next word share the same position.

  • TRUE

The British form of government can be considered a form of dictatorship.

  • True
  • False

Pair 6

  • idol and idle
  • idle and idol

Which of the following sentence has an active voice?

  • The dog was trained by her.
  • She was loved by him.
  • I carried the books to school.
  • The movie was being watched.

Liaisons are also called word


The standard American accent is

  • Associated with certain areas in the United States
  • Unaccented
  • Spoken by the upper class only
  • Similar to the British accent

A phone is a basic unit of sound.

  • True
  • False

When enumerating things, all words have rising tones except the first one.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following is not British?

  • Trousers refers to pants
  • Crisps refers to French fries
  • Loo means bathroom
  • Lift refers to carry

There are ______ voiceless consonants.

  • seven
  • nine
  • eleven
  • five

Which phrase/sentence would a native English speaker consider to be incorrect?

  • Turn off the light.
  • Untuck your shirt.
  • Fill out this form.
  • Please wait a while.

Hospitality is a trademark of the British Culture.

  • True
  • False

__ What political economic system is referred to when the state is the owner of common property?


I live _____ the street from you.

  • next
  • across
  • beside
  • in

__ The term that refers to the kind of obstruction we do when we make a consonant sound.


In speaking, words are said in an isolated manner.

  • [No Answer]

Which of these words follow the British accent stress?

  • brochure
  • ballet
  • ceremony
  • laboratory

__ The soft palate is also known as _______.

  • Accounting for previous tries, this gives 0.67/1.00.

__ British English is considered to be non-_____.


Which sentence is not an example of a Perfect Tense?

  • I have woken up.
  • I will wake up at 9 AM.
  • I had already woken up when you called.
  • I will have woken up to receive your call.

Which of the following sentences reflect a grammatical error?

  • The luggages were stolen.
  • The pieces of evidence were presented to the court.
  • Either Mateo or Chuck can do it.
  • My brother, together with his best friend, is eating dinner at home.

__ The voice box is also known as ______.


Liaisons: D + Y produces what sound?

  • SH
  • CH
  • J
  • ZH

__Question 16

  • If a short front vowel is broken, what is added to it that makes it a drawl?
  • Correct
  • Marked out of 1.00
  • Not flaggedNot flaggedFlag question

The word sugar follows the liaison Z sound + Y sound = SH sound.

  • TRUE

Which is not a British slang?

  • Bollocks
  • Bugger
  • Butt out
  • Bloody

__ The Place of Articulation referred to when the blade of the tongue touches the hard palate.

  • [No Answer]

It refers to the emphasis we place on a certain syllable; or a word within a sentence.

  • Accent
  • Stress
  • Strain
  • Pressure

Which country founded Buddhism, and where is it most prevalent now?

  • China only
  • No correct answers
  • India and China
  • India only

Sounds are created at tge larynx.

  • False
  • True

Which of the following sentences is considered a Present Perfect tense?

  • He has eaten lunch.
  • He would have eaten lunch by the time you arrive.
  • He had eaten lunch even before you arrived.
  • He has been eating lunch for an hour.

__ What pronoun is not specific in nature?


The Low Back Merger is also known as what?

  • Pin-Pen Merger
  • Father-Bother Merger
  • Cot-Caught Merger
  • Father-Mother Merger

Which of the following sentences uses the preposition, at, incorrectly?

  • I live at Walnut Street.
  • He was born at the 2 in the morning.
  • The kids will be here at noon.
  • She left her books at the foot of the bed.

What verb is not in its past tense

  • Talked
  • Stood
  • Ran
  • Bring

Letters are identified by enclosing it in what kind of brackets?

  • / /
  • [ ]
  • < >
  • { }

__ What is the most basic unit of human sound?

  • [No Answer]

__ The words too, really, enough, and hardly are examples of what kind of adverb?