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NSW Syllabuses

English Life Skills Stage 6 - Life Skills - Objective B Outcome 7


A student:

  • ENLS6-7

    identifies how language forms and features of text vary according to purpose, audience and context

Related Stage 6 outcomes ES11-5 , ES12-5, EN11-3, EN12-3


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • engage with texts according to their purpose, for example read a novel for pleasure, view a documentary to gain information psc
  • recognise that texts are composed for different audiences, for example, advertising targeting adults and advertising targeting teenagers
  • recognise that texts are created for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts
  • use language features or textual form to identify purpose of text, for example persuasive, imaginative, informative, reflective cct
  • use text content, features or forms to identify audience, for example children, teenagers, adults cct
  • identify the effects on meaning of visual features of texts which indicate purpose and audience, for example headlines, pictures, graphics, layout, colour, font cct
  • identify the effects on meaning of grammatical elements, for example use of first person, verb forms, adjectives cct
  • identify the tone of a text and explore how that tone is created, for example figurative language, descriptive language, use of visual elements, use of humour cct
  • identify language forms and features relevant to workplace contexts we
  • recognise how language features and textual form change according to purpose
  • recognise how language features and textual form change according to audience
  • explore the ways meaning can be shaped through language, for example role-play the same conversation with different emotions, select adjectives to change tone psc
  • compare texts on similar topics and identify the ways text structure, language features and stylistic choices change for different purposes and/or audiences, for example compare health information for adults with health information for teenagers, compare a film with a novel or short story cct

The course objectives express the knowledge, skills and understandings that are demonstrated through the outcomes and content. These are applied within the context of the modules.