30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 24- Debating

By Shivam

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Hello everyone,

How are you all doing today?

Welcome back all my dear English learners in today’s chapter of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where you’ll learn something new every day about a subject with context and examples, and so will you today.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and see today’s context:


Public speaking can be one of the biggest fears for some people. To be frank, I was one of them until one day I spoke in front of two thousand people at my school’s annual concert.

The fear of failure keeps striking back over and again until you finally do what you fear the most.

I remember the last time when I took part in a speech competition; I noticed many such cases where people who did it the first time failed miserably in their attempt and could not even utter a word.

Some started with a booming voice, but later their voice faltered, gradually losing their positive start.

A few got so scared that they could even not utter a single word, while the rest slurred their words.

Now I don’t say that it was their mistake or they didn’t practice much. I believe, be it public speaking or anything, it requires practice and confidence, and certainly is something that people acquire over time.

Anyone can improve. Even my voice slurred sometimes when I started speaking English in public, but as soon as I started to practice more often, public speaking has become a second nature to me.

So practice, learn and use any opportunity to try to speak in public. There are no shortcuts or codes that make you a confident public speaker.

I will say it over and again, ‘public speaking is an art’ that develops over time and gets better the more you practice it.

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

A booming voice
Meaning- a very loud voice.
Example- Harry started with a booming voice during his Independence Day speech.

Voice faltered
Meaning- Your voice falters when you lose the strength of your voice and start hesitating.
Example- He was debating well with other competitors initially, but later his voice faltered.

Not utter even a single word
Meaning- To not speak even a single word due to fear or surprise.
Example- Josh got so scared at the stage that he could not utter even a single word.

Slurred their words
Meaning– To speak unclearly that you start running the sounds together.
Example- Make sure you don’t slur your words during the interview else it will leave a negative impression on the interviewer.

Did you ever speak in public?

How it was?

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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