Italian / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Use grammatical knowledge to extend meanings, including knowledge of irregular, reflexive and modal verbs (ACLITU071)

Elaborations
  • learning to use:
    • nouns: gender and number, regular and irregular
    • suffixes such as –ino/a, -issimo/a, -etto/a, -astro/a, for example, grande-grandissimo, piccolo-piccolino, casa-casetta, figlio-figliastro and figlia-figliastra; and prefixes such as pro- and bis-, for example, prozio and bisnonno
    • pronouns, including subject pronouns and direct object pronouns
    • articulated prepositions, for example, di, tra, con plus articles a, di, da, in, su plus article; and prepositions which do not combine, for example tra, per
    • adverbs to qualify verbs, for example, proprio, troppo, abbastanza, specialmente, spesso, nemmeno, purtroppo, non... né... né...
    • negative constructions including the double negative, for example, Non vado mai in centro. Non c’è niente/nessuno...
    • verbs to express action in time, using a range of regular and some irregular verbs, reflexive verbs in the present tense, perfect and imperfect, and exposure to the impersonal si; using modal verbs to express ability, possibility, likelihood and permission
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Modal verbs,  Reflexive verbs,  Irregular verbs,  Italian language

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