This unit describes the reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language to read and write a range of simple, routine digital and print informational and instructional texts relevant to employment.

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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 which include most aspects of everyday life, particularly as relevant to the workplace to get the gist of and locate key information from written texts; - simple sentence structures for simple, compound and complex sentences; - simple question forms to clarify meaning; - a limited range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices; - a limited range of adjectives, adverbs; - a limited number of adverbial phrases; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of common high frequency tense and aspect forms to describe present, past and future reported speech found in routine digital and print workplace communications; - a limited range of common phrasal verbs used in instructional and informational texts; - some modals and modal forms (positive and negative); - a limited range of connectives; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices; - some high frequency idiomatic expressions; - some understanding of register in communications; - some awareness of tone, intention and attitude of writer.

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