This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate in further study contexts by taking notes from complex and extended spoken texts.

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 for a range of complex texts in a study context; - a wide range of simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses within complex and sustained spoken texts; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms (active and passive); - most modal forms, questions and instructions using a range of verb forms; - reported speech, using a range of verb forms to relate supporting evidence, acknowledge or confirm views or arguments; - a wide range of phrasal verbs which include a number of particles, such as take part in, take apart; - a wide range of adjectives, adverbs, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases; - a wide range of discourse markers used in lectures; - a wide range of conversational/discourse linkers to develop ideas and their relationship to each other, to interpret and convey meaning, signal intention, such as accordingly, subsequently, consequently; - how paralinguistic features of speech (tone, intonation and stress) convey meaning in complex spoken texts; - a wide range of registers and styles used in complex spoken texts in further study contexts; - some knowledge of aspects of the local culture; - an awareness of English varieties; - note-taking methods used in further study contexts, such as paraphrasing rather than noting verbatim; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning, such as logical, contextual and paralinguistic, and; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration, sarcasm in spoken texts.

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