VU22647 - Take notes from complex spoken texts for study purposes

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Unit code: VU22647 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson
St Albans


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.


For Melbourne campuses

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.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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