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

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Examine the structures and language features of a range of short familiar personal texts, including descriptive, informative and imaginative texts, and identify audience and purpose

[Key concepts: text structure, audience, purpose; Key processes: recognising, comparing, analysing]


  • identifying the audience, purpose and structural features of short familiar texts in Vietnamese, such as messages, notes, signs, instructions, personal emails/letters, diary entries/blog posts, advertisements, announcements, recipes, stories, songs and poems
  • recognising structural features of familiar personal, informative and imaginative Vietnamese texts, for example, the date on diary entries and letters, titles for stories, and greetings for emails or conversations
  • discussing ways in which different grammatical elements are used for different textual purposes, for example, the use of imperatives in a set of instructions (Đứng lên! Ngồi xuống! Mở tập ra! Nghe và lặp lại!) in recipes and other procedural texts, time and place markers (ngày xửa ngày xưa, hôm qua, hôm nay, ngày mai, tuần tới) in stories, adjectives (đẹp, tốt, bền, tiện lợi) in advertisements, and personal pronouns (ông, bà, tôi, anh, chị, em) in conversations
  • understanding how to create textual cohesion by using linguistic elements such as cohesive devices (thứ nhất, thứ nhì, trước tiên, kế đến, rồi, sau cùng) and conjunctions (và, với, hay, hoặc, vì, nhưng) to sequence and link ideas
  • understanding the use of features of particular text types in simple written, spoken or digital form, such as class signs and rules, birthday invitations, personal profiles, or recipes of favourite foods or drinks
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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