Learning how to lipread is all about restricting the possibilities.
This is a shared responsibility.
Since communication is a two way street, clear communication is ALWAYS a shared responsibility. As a speaker, I can limit the possibilities when the other person is having difficulty understanding. I can say, “I am talking about my career aspirations,” or “I am talking about why I have always wanted to be a chef.” As a listener, I can ask for the options to be narrowed down by saying, “I got the first part about wanting to be a chef, but what did you say after that?”
Try it out below! See what your speechreading ability is 🙂