This article tries to find the main reasons behind some of the IUG students' anxiety through their speeches. The researcher collected the data from two sources. The first one is an interview with Dr. Akram Habeeb,who is an instructor in IUG, and he teaches public speaking courses for more than ten years. The other source is interviews with some of the IUG students who get anxious through their speeches. The lack of practice and self-confidence and the students' negative thoughts about themselves or the audience are the main reasons behind the students' public speaking anxiety. The researcher discussed these results ending the research with some suggestions for the students to avoid public speaking anxiety
"I prefer to die to speak in front of people" this is what many students said when Dr. Mourtaga told the students that they have presentation this semester. Many students get anxious while they are speaking in front of public, so they avoid public speaking. Other students would change their major or lose marks instead of struggling public speaking anxiety while their presentation. Some of the students say that the main reason behind this is the lack of practice. Others claim that the educational system is the reason. The students' opinions range between blaming their societies to blaming themselves. However, the good news is that public speaking anxiety has some reasons that can be easily solved, so students will not be anxious while they are speaking in public.
The Problem of the Study
Public speaking is very important for the students especially for getting a good job in the future. However, many students don’t dare to speak in public because of their anxiety. Therefore, this study aims at finding out the main causes of students' public speaking anxiety. In other words the researcher hypothesizes that students are anxious through their speeches because of the following tow causes (hypothesizes):