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                                                  LEARNING OUTCOMES & ASSESSMENT STANDARDS GRADE 7-9


Learning Outcome 1: LISTENING

The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.
                   Grade 6                                         Grade 7                                          Grade 8                                         Grade 9
Assessment Standards                            Assessment Standards                             Assessment Standards                            Assessment Standards

We know this when the learner:                  We know this when the learner:                   We know this when the learner:                  We know this when the learner:
                                                7.1.1                                            8.1.1                                           9.1.1
Listens to and responds to a fairly complex     Listens to and responds to simple questions      Listens to and responds to questions (e.g.      Listens to and responds to questions (e.g.
sequence of instructions (e.g. how to play a    (e.g. ‘Have you ever been to Cape Town?’         What should I/she do?’).                        What did he tell you?’).
game).                                          When did you go there?’).


                                                7.1.2                                            8.1.2                                           9.1.2
                                                Listens to a telephone message and takes it
                                                down.


                                                7.1.3                                            8.1.3                                           9.1.3
                                                                                                 Listens to a short conversation.                Listens to a longer conversation.


                                                7.1.4                                            8.1.4                                           9.1.4
Listens to simple stories and factual texts,    Listens to short, simple stories and factual      Listens to simple stories and factual texts.   Listens to stories and factual texts.
and answers questions orally or in writing.     texts.


                                                7.1.5                                            8.1.5                                           9.1.5
                                                Listens to some short, authentic texts (e.g. a    Listens to/views some short, authentic texts   Listens to some short, authentic texts (e.g. a
Listens to some short authentic texts (e.g. a
                                                popular song).                                   (e.g. part of a popular television ‘soapie’).   radio talk show).
radio or television weather forecast), and
answers oral or written questions or
completes a chart, diagram or text.


                                                7.1.6                                            8.1.6                                           9.1.6
Distinguishes the sounds of the language        Distinguishes the sounds of the language         Distinguishes the sounds of the language        Distinguishes the sounds of the language
(important for pronunciation, reading and       (important for pronunciation, reading and        (important for pronunciation, reading and       (important for pronunciation, reading and
writing).                                       writing).                                        writing).                                       writing).


                                                7.1.7                                            8.1.7                                           9.1.7
Begins to recognise some features of            Begins to recognise some features of             Recognises some features of intonation and      Recognises some features of intonation and
intonation and stress.                          intonation and stress.                           stress.                                         stress.



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                                                    7.1.8                                              8.1.8                                           9.1.8
Writes a dictation.                                 Writes a short, simple dictation.                  Writes a short dictation.                       Writes a dictation (e.g. a letter).


Listens to and responds to simple questions
(e.g. ‘Have you ever been to Cape Tow n?’
‘Who is your favourite singer?’).


Learning Outcome 2: SPEAKING

The learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
                      Grade 6                                           Grade 7                                            Grade 8                                         Grade 9
Assessment Standards                                Assessment Standards                               Assessment Standards                            Assessment Standards

We know this when the learner:                      We know this when the learner:                     We know this when the learner:                  We know this when the learner:
                                                    7.2.1                                              8.2.1                                           9.2.1
Responds appropriately to questions (e.g.           Responds appropriately to questions (e.g.          Responds appropriately to questions (e.g.       Responds appropriately to questions (e.g.
‘Can you tell me the way to the hospital?           ‘Who’s speaking?’ ‘Can I speak to…?’ ‘Can I        ‘What do you think I should do?’ ‘I think you   ‘What did she tell you?’ ‘She told me that she
Where is the nearest police station? When           leave a message?’).                                should…’ ‘If I were you, I would … ’).          had been to town and she had seen
was your birthday?’).                                                                                                                                  Marianne.’).

                                                    7.2.2                                              8.2.2                                           9.2.2
Carries out a simple class survey (e.g.             Interviews a fellow learner and gives a report-    Does a simple class survey (e.g. the things
favourite television programmes or sports).         back.                                              we worry about most), uses a table or graph
                                                                                                       to present the results, and gives a report -
                                                                                                       back.


                                                    7.2.3                                              8.2.3                                           9.2.3
Gives a report-back (e.g. on a class survey).                                                                                                          Reports on what someone has said.


                                                    7.2.4                                              8.2.4                                           9.2.4
                                                                                                                                                       Takes part in small-group discussion, where
                                                                                                                                                       one person reports back on what the others
                                                                                                                                                       have said.


                                                    7.2.5                                              8.2.5                                           9.2.5
Takes part in a simple conversation (e.g.            Takes part in a conversation (e.g. on the         Takes part in a simple conversation (e.g.
about the weather).                                 telephone).                                        sharing a problem and asking for advice).


                                                    7.2.6                                              8.2.6                                           9.2.6
Asks for clarification (e.g. ‘I don’t understand.   Asks for clarification (e.g. ‘Sorry, the line is   Asks for clarification (e.g. ‘I’m not sure I    Asks for clarification (e.g. ‘I’m not sure I
Can you speak more slowly, please?’).               bad. I didn’t hear you.’).                         understand. Are you saying that…?’).            understand. Are you saying that…?’).


                                                    7.2.7                                              8.2.7                                           9.2.7
Understands cultural similarities and               Understands cultural similarities and              Understands cultural similarities and           Understands cultural similarities and


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differences (e.g. how to approach a stranger   differences (e.g. social conventions in          differences (e.g. what kind of personal         differences (e.g. how you speak about love in
and ask for directions).                       telephone calls).                                information you can ask for in different        different cultures, what kinds of things you
                                                                                                cultures, what kind of things you can discuss   can and can’t say and do, taboos).
                                                                                                in different cultures, taboos).


                                               7.2.8                                            8.2.8                                           9.2.8
Role-plays some familiar situations (e.g.      Role-plays some familiar situations (e.g.        Role-plays some familiar situations (e.g.       Role-plays some familiar situations (e.g.
asking for directions).                        making a telephone call, receiving a cell        ‘problems’ which young people experience).      dealing with an abusive person).
                                               phone call at an inappropriate time).


                                               7.2.9                                            8.2.9                                           9.2.9
Makes polite requests (e.g. ‘Can you tell me   Makes polite requests (e.g. ‘Can you take a
the way to the police station, please?’).      message, please?’).


                                               7.2.10                                           8.2.10                                          9.2.10
                                                                                                                                                Holds a class debate (e.g. on the advantages
                                                                                                                                                and disadvantages of school uniforms).


Asks for and gives directions (e.g. ‘You go
down this street. When you reach the robots,
you turn left’).



Learning Outcome 3: READING AND VIEWING

The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values
in texts.
                     Grade 6                                      Grade 7                                          Grade 8                                         Grade 9
Assessment Standards                           Assessment Standards                             Assessment Standards                            Assessment Standards

We know this when the learner:                 We know this when the learner:                   We know this when the learner:                  We know this when the learner:
                                               7.3.1                                            8.3.1                                           9.3.1
Reads short texts with visual support, for     Reads short texts with visual support (e.g. an   Reads different kinds of stories and factual    Reads different kinds of stories (e.g.
example:                                       advertisement, comic strips).                    texts.                                          adventure stories) and factual texts.


    advertisements;
    picture stories with
    aptions;
    comic strips;
    cartoons;
    jokes.



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                                               7.3.2                                          8.3.2                                            9.3.2
Reads a simple story or factual text (e.g. a    Reads a simple song, poem, story or factual   Reads songs, poems, stories and factual          Reads more challenging songs, poems,
CD cover).                                     text.                                          texts.                                           stories and factual texts.


                                               7.3.3                                          8.3.3                                            9.3.3
Reads some short authentic texts (e.g. a       Reads some short authentic texts (e.g. a CD    Reads some short authentic texts (e.g. letters   Reads some short authentic texts (e.g. a
newspaper weather forecast, simple             cover).                                        from the advice page of a teenage                valentine card).
horoscopes, popular songs).                                                                   magazine).


                                               7.3.4                                          8.3.4                                            9.3.4
                                                                                              Critically views an advertisement.               Critically views an advertisement.


                                               7.3.5                                          8.3.5                                            9.3.5
Reads a number of graded readers (1000 to      Reads a number of graded readers (1500-        Reads a number of graded readers (2000-          Reads a number of graded readers (2500-
1500 word level).                              2000 word level).                              2500 word level).                                3000 word level).


                                               7.3.6                                          8.3.6                                            9.3.6
Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about     Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about     Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about       Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about
1500 words by the end of the year.             2000 words by the end of Grade 7.              2500 words by the end of Grade 8.                3000 words by the end of Grade 9.


Uses reference books for language learning:


    bilingual/monolingual dictionary ;
    language textbooks.


Learning Outcome 4: WRITING

The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.
                   Grade 6                                       Grade 7                                          Grade 8                                         Grade 9
Assessment Standards                           Assessment Standards                           Assessment Standards                             Assessment Standards

We know this when the learner:                 We know this when the learner:                 We know this when the learner:                   We know this when the learner:
                                               7.4.1                                          8.4.1                                            9.4.1
Completes simple forms (e.g. a questionnaire   Writes a message (e.g. on a telephone          Writes a letter (e.g. to an advice column).      Writes a short text for social purposes (e.g. a
about own personality).                        message pad).                                                                                   personal letter).


                                               7.4.2                                          8.4.2                                            9.4.2
                                                                                              Writes a reply to a letter.


Writes a poem using a frame (e.g. ‘The wind    7.4.3                                          8.4.3                                            9.4.3
makes me feel… The rain makes me feel…’).                                                                                                      Writes creatively (e.g. a short poem).



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                                               7.4.4                                           8.4.4                                           9.4.4
Writes and performs a simple dialogue (e.g.    Writes and performs a simple dialogue (e.g. a   Writes and performs a simple dialogue (e.g.     Writes and performs a simple dialogue (e.g.
gives directions).                             conversation with a neighbour complaining       asking for and giving advice).                  asking someone for a first date).
                                               about loud music).


                                               7.4.5                                           8.4.5                                           9.4.5
Writes a paragraph.                            Writes a paragraph.


                                               7.4.6                                           8.4.6                                           9.4.6
Designs a poster (e.g. to present results of   Designs a simple advertisement.
class survey or to show their favourite
things).


                                               7.4.7                                           8.4.7                                           9.4.7
                                                                                                                                               Designs a short text which includes written
                                                                                                                                               and visual material (e.g. a greetings card, a
                                                                                                                                               poster).


                                               7.4.8                                           8.4.8                                           9.4.8
                                                                                               Writes a short, simple story.                   Writes a short story.


                                               7.4.9                                           8.4.9                                           9.4.9
Translates short texts (e.g. a popular song    Translates a text from one language to          Translates a short text from one language to    Translates a short text from one language to
with a simple, repetitive lyric), from the     another (e.g. an advertisement).                another (e.g. the message on a postcard).       another (e.g. a brochure).
additional language into the home language,
with some attempt at idiomatic use of
language.


                                               7.4.10                                          8.4.10                                          9.4.10
                                               Distinguishes between words which sound
                                               the same but are spelled differently (e.g.
                                               write/right; through/threw).


                                               7.4.11                                          8.4.11                                          9.4.11
                                               Does some word puzzles and plays games          Does some word puzzles and plays games          Does some word puzzles and plays games
                                               (e.g. a crossword puzzle, Scrabble).            (e.g. a crossword puzzle, Scrabble).            (e.g. a crossword puzzle, Scrabble).


                                               7.4.12                                          8.4.12                                          9.4.12
                                                                                               Forms and spells new words (e.g. by adding
                                                                                               ‘-ing’ or ‘-ed’ to verbs: hop/hopping/hopped,
                                                                                               hope/hoping/hoped).


                                               7.4.13                                          8.4.13                                          9.4.13
                                                                                                                                               Demonstrates a growing ability to spell
                                                                                                                                               accurately.




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Learning Outcome 6: LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE

The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.
                   Grade 6                                          Grade 7                                          Grade 8                                       Grade 9
Assessment Standards                             Assessment Standards                              Assessment Standards                          Assessment Standards

We know this when the learner:                   We know this when the learner:                    We know this when the learner:                We know this when the learner:
                                                 7.6.1                                             8.6.1                                         9.6.1
Pronounces words reasonably accurately.          Pronounces words, and uses word and               Pronounces words, and uses word and            Pronounces words, and uses word and
                                                 sentence stress and intonation reasonably         sentence stress and intonation reasonably     sentence stress and intonation reasonably
                                                 accurately.                                       accurately.                                   accurately.


                                                 7.6.2                                             8.6.2                                         9.6.2
Co-ordinates sentences with ‘and’ (e.g. ‘Lindi   Co-ordinates sentences with ‘but’ (e.g. ‘It’s a
went to town and bought some groceries.’).       difficult book, but it’s really interesting.’).


                                                 7.6.3                                             8.6.3                                         9.6.3
                                                 Modifies adjectives (e.g. very hard, really
                                                 interesting, quite nice).


                                                 7.6.4                                             8.6.4                                         9.6.4
                                                                                                   Understands and uses determiners (e.g. a,
                                                                                                   an, the).


                                                 7.6.5                                             8.6.5                                         9.6.5
                                                                                                   Understands and uses prepositions (e.g. at,
                                                                                                   to, in).


                                                 7.6.6                                             8.6.6                                         9.6.6
                                                                                                   Understands and uses phrasal verbs (e.g.
                                                                                                   put up with, own up, step down).


                                                 7.6.7                                             8.6.7                                         9.6.7
Uses the present perfect tense (e.g. ‘She has                                                                                                    Understands and uses the past perfect tense
arrived. She hasn’t arrived yet. Have you                                                                                                        (e.g. ‘By the time I arrived, he had gone.’).
ever seen an elephant?’).


                                                 7.6.8                                             8.6.8                                         9.6.8
                                                                                                                                                 Understands and uses reported speech.


                                                 7.6.9                                             8.6.9                                         9.6.9
                                                 Uses present perfect progressive (e.g. ‘She       Understands and uses past progressive (e.g.
                                                 has been working really hard this term.’).        ‘He was reading a book.’).




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                                                  7.6.10                                            8.6.10                                          9.6.10
Uses conditionals (e.g. ‘If it’s sunny            Uses the second conditional (e.g. ‘If I won the                                                   Understands and uses the third conditional
tomorrow, we’ll go to the beach.’).               Lotto, I would buy my mom a new house.’).                                                         (e.g. ‘If I won some money, I would buy
                                                                                                                                                    food.’).


                                                  7.6.11                                            8.6.11                                          9.6.11
                                                  Uses modals to express                            Understands and uses modals to express
                                                  possibility/probability:                          obligation and necessity:


                                                      ‘It will rain.’ (certain – positive);            ‘You must be careful.’ (necessity);
                                                      ‘It should rain.’ (probable);                    ‘You should be careful.’ (desirable);
                                                      ‘It may rain.’ (possible);                       ‘You shouldn’t be careless.’
                                                                                                         (undesirable);
                                                      ‘It might rain.’ (unlikely);
                                                                                                        ‘You mustn’t be careless.’ (forbidden).
                                                      ‘It will not/won ’t rain.’ (certain –
                                                       negative).


                                                  7.6.12                                            8.6.12                                          9.6.12
Records vocabulary in a personal dictionary.      Records vocabulary in a personal dictionary.       Records vocabulary in a personal dictionary.   Records vocabulary in a personal dictionary.


                                                  7.6.13                                            8.6.13                                          9.6.13
Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about        Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about         Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of           Demonstrates a reading vocabulary of about
1500 words by the end of Grade 6.                 2000 words by the end of Grade 7.                 approximately 2500 words by the end of          3000 words by the end of Grade 9.
                                                                                                    Grade 8.


                                                  7.6.14                                            8.6.14                                          9.6.14
                                                  Understands and uses words which go
                                                  together (collocations) (e.g. ‘strong coffee ’
                                                  but not ‘powerful coffee’).


                                                  7.6.15                                            8.6.15                                          9.6.15
                                                                                                                                                    Uses word families to expand vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                    (e.g. love, lovely, lover, loving, lovelorn,
                                                                                                                                                    loveless).


Uses the future tense (e.g. ‘It’s going to rain
tomorrow. No, it won ’t. It will be sunny.’).


Spells some words with silent letters (e.g.
listen, talk, write).


Forms words (e.g. sing + er = singer; piano +
ist = pianist).



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Incorporates some adjectives and adverbs
into simple sentence structure (e.g. ‘It is
sunny/rainy/windy.’ ‘It is raining hard.’).


Plays word games (e.g. word bingo).


Completes some word puzzles (e.g. a simple
crossword puzzle).


Uses word and sentence stress with
reasonable accuracy.




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