[General] How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

Tianhe

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Hi,
Any kind soul can assist me in making this sentence sound better?

"What to do if kids are too shy to speak out in oral?"
 

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I have heard "speak out" and "speak up" with the same meaning. I don't see how "speak out" is wrong.
 

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I have heard "speak out" and "speak up" with the same meaning. I don't see how "speak out" is wrong.
'Speak out' is unnatural and wrong in the OP's sentence.
 

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Wrong? I went to a seminar for parents with kids who hold back and hesitate to speak out in class.
 

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Wrong? I went to a seminar for parents with kids who hold back and hesitate to speak out in class.
'What can we do to help children who are too shy to speak out in class?' Would seem to be OK in AmE.
I find it wrong in BrE.
 

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Andrewg, I deleted your first response because it validated the question beginning 'What to do if ...', not because of any consideration of 'speak out/speak up'.
 

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But you kept Piscean's post. I find that peculiar.
 
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Piscean went on to explain the correct way to ask the question.
 

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