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Understand how language use differs between spoken and written texts, and depends on participants, relationships and the purpose and mode of delivery

[Key concepts: language use, context; Key processes: understanding, explaining]

 (ACLVIU171)

Elaborations
  • comparing spoken and written texts, for example, a spoken advertisement and a print advertisement, or an oral conversation and an email, and explaining how mode relates to linguistic structures and features and how this affects meaning
  • reflecting on ways in which tone varies according to setting and context, for example, the same sentence may be spoken in different tones (friendly/unfriendly, respectful/ironical)
  • recognising and analysing differences between language use in formal interviews and speeches and that in everyday conversations, such as Bạn có thể vui lòng cho biết ý kiến của bạn về vấn đề này? versus Bạn nghĩ sao về chuyện này? or Xin chào cô và các bạn versus Lan nè/Ê Lan, khỏe không?, and comparing informal classroom interactions on a current event or issue with discussions on the same topic on news and current-affairs programs
  • understanding how to convert informal spoken language (ai cũng biết hết) into formal register to suit particular purposes and audiences, and experimenting with formal expressions such as mọi người đều biết, như các bạn đã biết
  • recognising how language use, such as the level of politeness, reflects the relationship of the participants and the purpose of the speaker or writer, for example, close friends tend to use informal language (tao, mày), while new acquaintances interact more formally (tôi, bạn)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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