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  Speech Acts  By the end of the lesson, you will have been able to: 1.Define speech acts2.Distinguish types of speech act3.Recognize that communicative competence requires understanding of speech acts  Let’s Warm Up Withapartner,takethequizbelowandcheckif youcandiscernthemeaningbehindtheutterance.Youhavefiveminutestoanswertheexercise. 1.Considerthephrase: “I nowdeclareMartialLaw. ” Whoamongthefollowingcansaythisphraseandmakemartiallawactuallyhappen?a. President of the countryb. My Pregnant Neighbourc. A Retired Veterinarian d. A Famous Rock Star  2 . What do you think does the speaker mean when he/she says, “Can you open the door?” a. The speaker wants to know if I have the ability to open the door.b. The speaker is requesting me to open the door.c. The speaker does not make sense.d. A famous rock star. 3. You and your friend who has a fever enter your room. She shivers and tells you, “ It ’ s cold in here! ” How would you interpret what she said?a. She feels cold. b. She wants me to increase the temperature in the room.c. She does not feel well because of the cold.d. She is complimenting the temperature in my room.
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