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 reading and writing complex creative texts in English, which may be in printed and/or digital format.

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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 for a wide range of topics, including literary language such as metaphors and similes - understanding of a wide range of collocation; - a range of creative texts for personal, social or community purposes which contain simple, compound and complex sentences, coherently linked paragraphs and which communicate complex relationships between ideas; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, including active and passive; - reported speech (dialogue) with a range of verbs and verb forms; - 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), including relative pronouns; - a wide range of discourse markers to sequence and structure text, and link paragraphs; - a wide range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases; - prose styles, linguistic features and structures used in fictional accounts and personal reflective texts, comprising a number of coherently linked paragraphs or shorter texts which are complex in composition or structure or challenging linguistically; - wide range of common idiomatic and colloquial expressions; - a wide range of registers and styles; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning; - ways of detecting the writer's tone, intention and attitude, and; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in texts.

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