Chinese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Informing

Curriculum content descriptions

Obtain and process specific information from multiple spoken sources, selecting and sequencing appropriate content for specific audiences

[Key concepts: public, private; Key processes: comparing, collaborating, recording, identifying, describing]


  • identifying specific information related to places, for example, listening to a weather forecast, recognising the names of familiar cities (such as 北京,上海), and recording the weather conditions and the temperature
  • using textual clues such as 听一听小明的一天 to predict possible content when listening to spoken texts, and preparing to hear key information such as time and activities
  • listening to and viewing a range of informative texts to identify key points, for example, answering questions from classmates about the procedure and main ingredients for cooking a Chinese dish from a cooking show
  • presenting a short talk using information gathered from multiple sources, for example, investigating 南京的天气 by interviewing the teacher and listening to a podcast of a weather forecast
  • supporting presentations with pictures, charts or graphs as appropriate, for example, using bar charts to show data on 澳大利亚的语言
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Spoken texts,  Chinese languages,  Transcription (Media production)

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