Communication skills and strategies including:
initiating, sustaining and concluding interactions in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
understanding and using non-verbal cues in a range of formal and informal contexts
understanding common cultural references, conceptual metaphors and connotations
experimenting with register and tone to create rapport
organising and presenting spoken information appropriate to audience and purpose
listening, reading and viewing for specific purposes and content.
Comprehension skills and strategies including:
describing and explaining characters, settings, plots and sub-plots, themes and narrative point(s) of view in literary texts
explaining ideas, issues and arguments presented in non-fiction texts
interpreting cultural references and implied meanings in texts
locating, selecting and evaluating information sources and synthesising information from these sources
using a range of reference texts (including bilingual dictionaries) to assist interpretation and explanation of ideas.
Language and text analysis skills and strategies including:
explaining overt and implicit assumptions made in texts, for example, as seen in editorial opinions and stereotypes in advertising
analysing connections between texts
explaining the visual features of texts and interpreting graphic representations of data
using language to express judgement of an object, a process, or a performance
using metalanguage to express personal and critical responses to texts.
Create a range of texts:
using different types of texts to present ideas and opinions for different purposes and audiences in a range of digital, multimodal and print-based technologies
using a range of cohesive and structural devices
using persuasive, descriptive and emotive language as appropriate
using experimentation with different registers and tones
using research skills and strategies, for example, notes, summaries and graphic organisers to collect, collate and evaluate information, appropriate paraphrasing, quotation, in-text citation and end-of-text referencing
using strategies for planning, rehearsing, editing and refining, including monitoring and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation, and the use of dictionaries.