Italian / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Use key grammatical structures to form simple sentences, including the use of possessive pronouns, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, and gender and singular/plural forms (ACLITU033)

Elaborations
  • identifying gender, singular and plural in the regular form
  • observing gender in patterns of naming, for example, Paolo/Paola and Alessandro/Alessandra, but that Luca, Andrea and Simone are all male names in Italian
  • using singular and plural, recognising that some singular nouns do not follow the regular masculine/feminine pattern, for example, la mano, il papà
  • using the definite and indefinite articles and understanding how to specify a particular person or object, for example, la mamma, una mamma; il quaderno, un quaderno; l’arancia, un’ arancia
  • using personal pronouns in context, for example, Chi ha finito? Io!
  • learning to conjugate common regular verbs in the present tense, for example, gioco-gioca, mangio-mangiamo
  • expressing negation, for example, voglio/non voglio
  • expressing preferences and reasons for preferences, for example, mi piace ... perché
  • using cardinal numbers to tell the time and for dates and ages; using ordinal numbers such as primo, secondo, etc.
  • using adjectives to describe characteristics or qualities of a person or object, such as nationality, shape and colour (for example, Chiara è italiana), and noticing that they change with gender, for example, la macchina rossa, il libro rosso,
  • using prepositions to indicate location or direction, for example, a casa, a Roma, in città, a sinistra, sopra il tavolo, sotto il banco
  • using possessive adjectives to express ownership, for example, la mia casa, la tua famiglia, il tuo cappello, mia nonna
  • using suffixes to add nuance, for example, -ino (fratellino, piccolino) or -etto (poveretto, casetta)
  • creating simple sentences in the subject–verb–object pattern, and linking ideas using conjunctions such as e and ma
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Simple sentences,  Prepositions,  Articles (Grammar),  Italian language,  Possessive pronouns

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