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    Speaking Strategies

    Hi All,

    Could someone please explain the meaning of speaking strategies?

    I thought that speech elements such as word stress, sentence stress,

    intonation, vowels and consonants were all speaking strategies that we taught students to help them improve their oral skills.

    Recently, I looked up speaking strategies and read that "conversational skills" such as asking for information, or learning how to interrupt politely were considered speaking strategies.

    Are these all speech strategies?

    I appreciate all responses,


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    Re: Speaking Strategies

    I would regard strategies as the skills required like how to interrupt rather than vowels and consonants. Intonation, which can be used to create meaning would fall into the strategies camp.

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