Vietnamese / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the structure and language features of familiar texts such as recipes, recounts, narratives, procedures, emails and stories, recognising that linguistic choices depend on purpose, context and audience

[Key concepts: genre, language features; Key process: exploring]


  • identifying and comparing the language features of different text types, such as descriptive language in narratives or persuasive language in advertisements, and making connections between these features and the purpose of the text, for example, the use of descriptive language to entertain, or emotive language to persuade
  • identifying the context, purpose and audience of a range of imaginative, procedural, persuasive or informative texts, such as stories, recipes, advertisements and news reports
  • identifying the context, 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, dates on diary entries and letters, greetings in emails or conversations, and titles of stories
  • discussing ways in which different sets of vocabulary are seen in different contexts, for example, the use of imperatives in a set of instructions (Đứng lên! Ngồi xuống! Mở tập ra! Nghe và lặp lại), the frequent use of time and place markers (ngày xửa ngày xưa, hôm qua, hôm nay, ngày mai, tuần tới) in narratives, the types of adjectives (đẹp, tốt, bền, tiện lợi) seen in advertisements, and personal pronouns (ông, bà, tôi, anh, chị, em) in everyday conversations
  • understanding how to create textual cohesion by using elements such as adverbs of sequence for example, thứ nhất, thứ nhì, trước tiên, kế đến, rồi, sau cùng, and conjunctions, for example, và, với, hay, hoặc, vì, nhưng, to sequence and link ideas
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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