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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