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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Life Skills - Objective A Outcome 3


A student:

  • ENLS-3A

    selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: EN4-1A, EN5-1A

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • identify the purposes of communication, eg explaining, describing, discussing, recounting, arguing, informing, persuading, entertaining
  • identify different audiences for communication, eg peers, familiar and unfamiliar adults, guests, school audiences, employers
  • select and use language forms and features such as intonationtone and vocabulary to communicate for a variety of purposes, eg making an apology, acting the part of a character in a play, requesting a refund PSC
  • recognise that language features may vary according to the audience, eg family and friends, familiar and unfamiliar adults, class and whole-school audiences
  • recognise how features of voice can be used to shape meaning, eg tone, volume, intonation
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • select and use the appropriate media to communicate for a particular purpose, eg choose to write a letter of complaint rather than make a telephone call, send a card rather than write an email PSC
  • select and use the appropriate media to communicate with a particular audience, eg send a text message to a friend, send an email to follow up a job application, write a formal letter to thank a parent/adult PSC
  • adjust communication to suit purpose and audience, eg select appropriate vocabulary and tone PSC
  • transfer communication skills effectively across a range of new and different contexts