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Content description VCESU156

Spanish: F–10 Sequence / Levels 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language
Content description
Attend to the pronunciation of sounds and intonation patterns used in social interactions and apply writing conventions such as question and exclamation marks
  1. recognising how pitch, stress and rhythm assist meaning when individual words are unfamiliar, for example, ¡Qué miedo! ¡Rápido! ¡Vamos!
  2. recognising the Spanish pronunciation of English loan words (bistec, jonrón, fútbol) and applying this awareness to unfamiliar loan words
  3. reproducing Spanish sounds such as d/t, ce/ci, ga/gi, gue and gui
  4. recognising variations in forms of spoken Spanish associated with particular regions, such as the pronunciation of j in Ecuador compared with northern Spain
  5. applying phonic knowledge to spell unknown words, for example, estrella, llamar, tortilla, taxi, México
  6. understanding the function of accents and learning to insert these into their own work electronically
  7. understanding that accents in written Spanish indicate where the stress falls on a word, for example, mi mamá está en la fiesta and learning to insert these into their own work electronically
  8. using correct writing conventions such as inverted question and exclamation marks at the start of sentences, for example, ¿qué tal?; ¡cuidado!; ¡qué onda!
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