This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write a range of complex or extended written communications and transactional texts, which may be in printed and/or digital format.

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 needs; - understanding of a wide range of collocations; - a wide range of texts containing simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, including active and passive; - reported speech (questions / instructions) with a range of reporting verbs (such as admit, confirm, mention) 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; - 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 appropriate for communication and transactional texts; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning; - ways of detecting the writer's tone, intention and attitude; - a range of common idiomatic and colloquial expressions; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in texts, and; - formality requirements for extended communication and transactional texts in electronic and print forms.

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