This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to interpret extended spoken texts, give extended presentations, and give and respond to multi-step instructions and complex procedures.

Unit details

Study level:
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 related to social, community, recreational, vocational or study interests; - a wide range of common collocations; - simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, including active and passive; - most modal forms; - reported speech, questions and instructions using a range of verb forms; - a wide range of phrasal verbs; - a wide range of adjectives, adverbs, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases to describe and convey information and expand on ideas; - a wide range of discourse markers; - a wide range of conjunctions (subordinating and coordinating); - intelligible pronunciation; - use of tone, intonation and stress to influence meaning in spoken language; - a wide range of registers, styles and conventions used in spoken discourse; - a wide range of common idioms and colloquial expressions; - an awareness of English varieties; - a range of verbal and paralinguistic strategies; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning, such as logical, contextual and paralinguistic (pause, stress, use of silence, facial expression), and; - ability to distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in spoken texts.

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