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We can begin to analyse how the two different coaches (played by the same person) uses talk to teach their students.

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Introduction

´╗┐Comedy coach vs Quality coach. We can begin to analyse how the two different coaches (played by the same person) uses talk to teach their students. Overall, we can see that the comedy coach uses the talk to intimidate his students, and convey that he is the ?king? of the class and that he is a great footballer. However, the attitude of the Quality coach is contrasting to that of the comedy coach. The quality coach is genuinely interested to help and teach his students (as evident by the choice of words and phrases such as ?fantastic?, ?perfect?, ?well done?). I will begin analysing their similarities and differences by first looking at how their talks are initiated. The comedy coach initiates his talk by using a colloquial greeting - ?right then you lot?. So, his initial beginning suggests that he is very casual, and unprepared. He addresses the children by saying ?you lot?, which exemplifies his lack of respect for the children and his indifference about their education. ...read more.

Middle

The coach initiates the talk by politely saying ?good afternoon everyone? which shows that he respects the students and he is prepared. After the students? reply, he continues by complimenting the ir punctuality. He asks about their last game positively - he asks them if they had won, not lost, as the comedy coach had. So, we can see a difference in attitude - the quality coach is confident about the team?s capabilities whereas the comedy coach is not. The quality coach is also much more credulous about the team?s achievements. His enthusiastically backchannels (?five nil!?, ?You ohh. Fantastic ...?) and expresses positive body language and facial expressions (which suggest that he is really pleased with their performance) to encourage the students to interact with him later on, and they do when they politely say ?yes? and ?okay? when he instructs them. Now, the choice of words, tone, pace, the delivery and the volume of each coach impacts on how the students react to them, and how the audience feel about the coach. ...read more.

Conclusion

He asks ?WELL, YOU WERE NOT WATCHING PROPERLY, WERE YOU??. His raised voice insinuates that he is frustrated with the student. However, we can see that his frustration is unjustified as he does not explain to the student how to head the ball down, he just demonstrates it cursorily. The effect of his screaming is that he intimidates the students. His screaming also causes the audience to dislike him because he appears to be an unfair teacher. The purpose of his raised voice is to stem the flow of questions from the students, and screaming does have this effect. Both coaches use techniques such as raising their voice, repetition and body language, but for different purposes and effects. The dialogue between the quality coach and the students is much more than it is between the comedy coach and the students, because the quality coach uses kind body language and gestures and motivates the students (by saying well done etc), whereas the comedy coach uses intimidating body language and derides the students (by mocking them and mimicking them when they ask questions). ...read more.

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