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Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience

Elaborations

  • participating in pair, group, class, school and community speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, discussions, debates and presentations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using effective strategies for dialogue and discussion in range of familiar and new contexts, including speaking clearly and coherently and at appropriate length, acknowledging and extending the contributions of others, asking pertinent questions and answering others’ questions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • choosing vocabulary and spoken text and sentence structures for particular purposes and audiences, adapting language choices to meet the perceived audience needs, such as recounting an excursion to a younger class or welcoming a visitor to a school function (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • experimenting with voice effects for different audiences and purposes, such as tone, volume, pitch and pace, recognising the effects these have on audience understanding and engagement (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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