This unit describes the reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language. The focus of this unit is on analysing and taking notes from complex instructional or advisory texts, which may be in printed and/or digital format, and writing complex instructions or advisory texts.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU21477

Assessment

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 for a wide range of topics related to personal, social, community, recreational, vocational or study needs; - understanding of a wide range of collocations; - a wide range of instructional and advisory texts containing simple, compound and complex sentences; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, including active and passive; - reported speech (questions/instructions) with a range of reporting verbs; - most modals and modal forms; - definite and indefinite article; - a wide range of phrasal verbs; - a wide range of adjectives, adverbs, and adverbial phrases; - a wide range of conjunctions(subordinating and coordinating); - a wide range of discourse markers to sequence and structure text; - a wide range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases; - prose texts containing coherently linked paragraphs and communicating complex relationships between ideas a wide range of registers and styles; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning; - ways of detecting the writer's purpose and attitudes; - a range of common idiomatic and colloquial expressions; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in texts, and; - formality requirements for complex instructions and advisory texts in electronic and print forms for a wide variety of social, community, recreational, vocational or study needs.

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