Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes

Elaborations

  • participating in pair, group, class and school speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, discussions and presentations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using effective strategies for dialogue and discussion including speaking clearly and to the point, pausing in appropriate places for others to respond, asking pertinent questions and linking students’ own responses to the contributions of others (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • choosing vocabulary and sentence structures for particular purposes including formal and informal contexts, to report and explain new concepts and topics, to offer a point of view and to persuade others (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • experimenting with voice effects in formal presentations such as tone, volume, pitch and pace, recognising the effects these have on audience understanding (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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