Better Spoken English

IIT Madras , Prof.Shreesh Chaudhary


Tempo of Speech


Lecture Description

Better Spoken English by Prof. Shreesh Chaudhary, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description

Why a course in Spoken English – Student Presentation : Cycle I : Who I am – Feed Back on Presentation – Aspects of Theatre in Formal Presentation : Grooming, Body Language, Eye Contact, Voice Modulation – Linguistic Aspects of Mishearing – A Good Tempo of Speech in English – Announce Topic for Presentation : Cycle II : A Civic Problem in My Place – Research and Organization of Presentation I : Sources of Information – Research and Organization of Presentation II : Tables, Charts, Graphs – Making Power Point Slides and Other Presentation Aid – Criteria for (Self) Evaluation of Presentation – Student Presentation : Cycle II : A Civic problem in My Place – Feedback – Announce Topic for Cycle III : A Managerial Solution – Grammar of Phrasal Pause in English

Rhythm in Spoken English : All I want is a room somewhere/ Far away – Rhythm in Spoken English II – Phrasal Pause in Spoken English – Phrasal Pause in Spoken English II : Numbers, Units of Weight, Height – Listening to Units of Time, Weight, Distance, Etc.: Take a Break – Word Stress in English : Unique Features – Stress in Simple English Words – Stress in Derived Words in English Student Presentation

Feedback on Presentation – Announce Topic for Cycle IV : Improving a Product/a Project – Listening to a Technical Conversation : Bid for Power – Preparing for and Presenting a Flow Chart, Diagram, Drawing, Etc. – Some Difficult Sounds in English – Student Presentation – Conclusion of the Course

This course is part of NPTEL online courses, delivered by IIT Madras.

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