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VCE ESL EXAMINATION LANGUAGE TASK

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VCE ESL EXAMINATION LANGUAGE TASK

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									                                      New for VCE ESL Units 3 & 4, 2008


              VCE ESL EXAMINATION
                LANGUAGE TASK
                                                             Robert McGregor


                   A Student’s Guide for the ESL Examination Language Task
                         Area of Study 3: Using Language to Persuade
                                                                  ISBN 978-0-9804458-0-0
               • Understanding the requirements of the examination task
               • Making a note-form summary: strategies, formats and practice task
               • Explaining the use of language to persuade: explaining how choices of language
                 attempt to persuade; simulated examination task and model explanations.
                                      Includes cartoons, photographs and other visual texts.
                                 Includes comprehensive vocabulary resources & metalanguage
                                           essential for the Examination Language task.
                             Six Practice Examination Language Tasks suitable for ESL students.
                                                        Full table of contents — see over


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      ESL EXAMINATION LANGUAGE TASK

             Using Language to Persuade

                           Contents


Using Language to Persuade

The ESL Examination Language Task
   What you have to do: Part 1 and Part 2             1
   Making a note-form summary                         2
   Explaining the use of language to persuade         2
   Meeting the assessment criteria                    3

Part 1 Making a note-form summary
   Reading for main points                            4
   Selecting main points                              4
   Using note-form language                           5
   Simulated examination texts and summary formats:
   Single text and two shorter texts                  8

Part 2 Explaining the use of language to persuade
   What this task involves                            12
   Explaining how language can attempt to persuade    12
   Identifying and explaining the use of language
   to persuade                                        12
   A glossary of examples of using language
   to persuade                                        13
   Practice task: explaining the use of language
   to persuade                                        18
   Models of explanation: good words, sentences
   and paragraphs                                     19

Practice Examination Language Tasks
   Slaves to technology                               22
   Bicycles are better                                24
   Bicycles are not better                            26
   All work and no play                               28
   Hands off food ads                                 30
   Time for the very last puff                        32

								
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