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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify the likely contexts and features of informal and formal conversations involving known participants of different ages, genders and social positions (ACLCHU031)

Elaborations
  • comparing conversations between peers/friends with conversations between teachers/authorities, for example, 你/您; 坐吧!/请坐!
  • viewing and listening to the opening of conversations in a range of situations, and finding key words participants use, noticing how these chunks of language can change depending on the situatio
  • finding examples of the openings of informal and formal conversations in Chinese films, soap operas and children’s cartoons, and practising using these openings in conversation with teachers and friends
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Register (Language),  Socioeconomic status,  Gender (Physical characteristics),  Chinese languages,  Age groups

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