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Topic Speech Event Spoken Language Features
Fashion Fever
流行装

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conversation
  • Presentation of multiple propositions and perspectives
  • Concessive expressions
  • Negative stances and distancing strategies
Global Citizen
地球公民

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conversation
  • Strategies to integrate and move between conversation exchanges and stories
  • Expressions of contrastive relations
Insurance Abuse
滥用医疗保险

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conversation
  • Construction of different types of negative statements
  • Use of mismatched pronouns to make the reference vague when the referents are implicated in negative events
  • Use of demonstrative pronouns to amplify degrees of quality
Las Vegas
拉斯韦加斯
conversation
  • Construction of different types of positive statements and hyperboles
  • Expressions of agreement with the main speaker
Tough Job Market
就业问题

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conversation
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Connecting multiple reasons
  • Presentation of different perspectives
  • Use of different temporal frames to describe and project events in the past, present, and future
People and Personalities
表情与性格

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conversation
  • Framing opinions
  • Expressing an opinion with different degrees of certainty
  • Expressing personal interests
  • Expressing emotional states (moods)
  • Listener reacting to the main speaker
Travel Adventures
旅行奇遇

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conversation
  • Basic elements of telling a story - who, when, where and what?
  • addresses participates in the telling of the story
Who wants to be a Millionaire?
电视大奖游戏-百万富翁

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conversation
  • Use of comparative structures for both "similar things" and "unlike things"
  • Expressing different degrees and qualities
  • Expressing an opinion with qualifying (non-straightforward) and vague expressions
Driving Cautiously
小心开车

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conversation
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Offering one's point of view
  • Using humorous expressions in conversations -----
Horror Movies
恐怖片

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conversation
  • Describing a movie
  • Expressing a point of view
  • Corroborating with another speaker -----