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Chinese / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse functions of grammatical rules and use language appropriate to different forms of oral and written communication (ACLCHU108)

Elaborations
  • comparing ways in which tense is expressed, for example, to indicate completion; to indicate the achievement of a desired result; to indicate intention; the use of verb negation 没有 to indicate negative past; 正在 to indicate action in progress
  • exploring the uses of diverse time expressions and ways to sequence events in time, for example, 先…然后…; 一…就…;了…就…;才; 第一;然后
  • comparing the functions of prepositions and discussing the importance of context when determining their meanings in texts, for example, 跟;对;给
  • developing ideas using nuanced structures, for example, using different ways to negate depending on degree of formality or emphasis (我不是…;我哪儿有…?;我没有办法…;我不能…;不行; 别 ; 不准)
  • exploring and applying ways of sequencing and connecting ideas through the use of conjunctions, for example, 不但…而且…;虽然…但是…
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

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