Spoken English by suman


Spoken English’ is English that is spoken by people to converse and communicate. It comprises the usage of words, phrases and sentences verbally in order to communicate or express ideas or feelings to people around us.

Fluency in Spoken (i.e., speaking without hesitation and pauses) is only one factor contributing to overall language proficiency. It is a very vague term if used standalone. In the Tracktest exam, fluency is assessed in the Speaking part of the test together with accuracy, range, and coherence.



The English language consists both of written and spoken features. Until recently, items and structures most typically found in spoken language have not been fully described. Most grammars of English have had a bias towards the written language. They are many differences between spoken and written English.
Here we know what the speaker is talking about, however if this was written text then the opening ‘was pretty straightforward’ makes no sense to the reader.
Another major distinction between spoken English and written English is the omission or slurring of syllables in the spoken language, this is called Elision.
Words like ‘going to’ are slurred to ‘gonna’ and ‘want to be’ to ‘wannabe’ this is very common in speech as this is deliberately done to elide the sounds of the words for accent, regional dialect . The use of contracted forms are never used in the standard written English, examples of elision cannot be found in Text B as the speaker seems rarely do this.
Spoken language has more words that refer to the speaker, more quantifiers and hedges, and less abstractness. Spoken texts are: more fragmented – more simple sentences and more use of coordination and, but, so, because rather than subordination (embedding) lexically less dense.
Language helps express our emotions, eagerness, and queries to the world around us. People who converse in the same language can understand each other; people pursuing different languages cannot understand each other. Language is capricious, barren, innovative, structured, vocalic, social, non-instinctive and regular.


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