This unit describes skills and knowledge required by learners of English as an additional language to identify key aspects of the local environment and community to support everyday life.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - vocabulary and expressions to identify location, directions; - vocabulary of days, dates, time and frequency; - language of timetables and transport terminology; - vocabulary and expressions related to community services and recreational activities; - common tense and aspect forms to describe community options; - prepositions and prepositional phrases; - simple question forms; - paralinguistic features of conversations to support understanding and communication; - use mostly intelligible pronunciation with adequate stress and intonation characterised by hesitation and circumlocution; - politeness conventions in conversation, and; - numerical terms and formats.

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