Meaning of SPEECH in English
She could tell by his slurred ~ that he had been drinking.
▪ connected , continuous , fluent
▪ natural , normal , ordinary
▪ indirect , reported
The demonstrators were demanding free ~.
▪ hate , hateful ( esp. AmE )
racist hate ~
▪ conversational , everyday
▪ children's , human , etc.
SPEECH + NOUN
▪ pattern , style
He learned to successfully mimic American ~ patterns.
▪ defect ( esp. BrE ), impairment , impediment
▪ therapist , therapy
▪ community ( technical )
The members of a ~ community share many cultural attitudes.
These computers are capable of ~ recognition.
▪ code ( esp. AmE )
Speech codes have been instituted by some universities (= to stop language that is sexist, racist, etc.) .
▪ act ( technical )
▪ marks ( esp. BrE )
The author's punctuation goes outside ~ marks.
▪ in ~
the use of language in everyday ~
Certain grammatical rules must be followed when describing a conversation in reported ~.
▪ a figure of ~
When we say we're ‘dead tired’, it's just a figure of ~.
▪ freedom of ~
the right of/to freedom of ~
▪ the power of ~
He temporarily lost the power of ~ after the accident.
2 formal talk
▪ brief , little , short
▪ interminable , long , long-winded , rambling
▪ keynote , major
▪ eloquent , excellent , good
▪ emotional , impassioned , rousing , stirring
▪ campaign , conference ( esp. BrE ), convention ( esp. AmE ), floor ( AmE ), stump ( AmE )
a Senate floor ~
The candidates gave their standard stump ~es.
▪ Budget ( BrE ), inaugural , policy , State of the Union ( AmE )
George Washington's inaugural ~
the Chancellor's Budget ~
a foreign policy ~ delivered by the president
President Bush delivered his 2004 State of the Union ~.
▪ acceptance , concession ( AmE ), farewell , resignation ( esp. BrE ), victory
The prizewinner gave an emotional acceptance ~.
▪ maiden ( esp. BrE )
her maiden ~ in the House of Commons
▪ commencement ( AmE ), opening
He delivered the commencement ~ at Notre Dame University.
▪ closing ( esp. BrE )
▪ after-dinner ( esp. BrE )
VERB + SPEECH
▪ deliver , give , make , read
The President will deliver a major foreign-policy ~ to the United Nations.
His ~ was broadcast on national radio.
SPEECH + NOUN
▪ writer (usually speech-writer )
the Prime Minister's speech-writers
▪ in a/the ~
▪ ~ about , ~ on
She gave a ~ on the economy.
She made a stirring campaign ~ on improving the lot of the unemployed.
▪ ~ to
He delivered his final ~ to Congress.
In her ~ to the House of Commons, she outlined her vision of Britain in the 21st century.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012