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  1. #1
    cha is offline Newbie
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    Apr 2009

    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,


  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor,
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      • English Teacher
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      • British English
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    Join Date
    Nov 2002

    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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