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Chinese / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and apply conventions of personal texts and compare textual features of different texts (ACLCHU157)

Elaborations
  • exploring metaphorical and literal meaning in texts, for example, 远远的街灯亮了,像是闪着无数的明星
  • analysing rhetorical devices in texts, including 比喻、夸张、排比; identifying culturally specific features such as 日月如梭,难于上青天; and experimenting with rhetorical devices in own speech and writing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Metaphors,  Chinese languages

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