These are example tasks that can be

Possible SAC questions for Assignment 2 These are example tasks that can be modified to suit your selected unit of work for either VCE Literature, VCE English or VCE English Language. Obviously you would need to modify the questions / texts / selected media texts depending on what texts you have selected but these should give you an idea of the scope and type of task that could be selected. VCE English Units 1-4 Sample SAC Topics Reading and Creating SAC topics Unit 1 Area of Study 1: Reading and creating texts Unit 3 Area of Study 1: Reading and Creating texts 1a Analytical Response Write an analytical essay of 600-800 for Unit 1 and 800-1000 for Unit 3 words in 90 minutes. Elie Wiesels novel Night Wiesel says The child that I was, had been consumed in the flames (p.48). How and why does Elie change in the course of events related in Night? Jack Davis play No Sugar The richly varied modes of dialogue in No Sugar are central to viewers experience and their understanding of the characters in the play. Discuss. 1b Creative Responses Write a creative response to Andrew Niccols film Gattaca with a written explanation of decisions made in the writing process and how these demonstrate understanding of the text. Suggested topics for Gattaca creative response Script an additional scene showing the conversation between Vincent and Irene, after Vincents final race against Anton. Write the letter that Eugene leaves for Vincent for his return to earth. Write the monologue from Dr Lamar, the Cleaner and / or the Broker when they realise that Vincent has realised his dream. Write Vincents diary on his journey to Titan reflecting back on the last few years. Imagine that instead of falling into a depression, Jerome undergoes surgery to fix his spine. Script an alternative ending. Another topic negotiated with your teacher. Analysing and Presenting Argument SAC topics Unit 1 Area of Study 2: Analysing and Presenting Argument Task 1A Analyse in essay form how argument and persuasive language are used to position an audience in the article supplied. 90 minutes writing time Word count: 500-700 words. The use of a dictionary is permitted BACKGROUND INFORMATION The following opinion piece appeared in The Herald-Sun, a major daily newspaper based in Melbourne. It focuses on the threat to native animals from feral cats. It is an ongoing environmental issue in Australia with no clear solution as to how to solve the problem. Feral cats are killing machines that we cant tolerate ANDREW RULE HERALD SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2016 REAL animal lovers really should do something about feral cats something more useful than writing shrill letters to newspapers, calling talkback radio or squawking on Twitter, anyway. The Possum Liberation Front and their mates would have more street cred if they could point to a pile of feral cat skins as proof of their struggle to save native fauna. If skins are a bit confronting for the anti-fur brigade, tails or scalps would be OK. As long as the felines were dead before being scalped or docked, the more scalps the better. You could fill the MCG with cat skins every year and it would hardly put a dent in the feral population but thats no reason not to try. Chairman Mao did it with flies in China. Every citizen whacked a fly a day and suddenly flies werent a problem. But we bronzed Anzacs are more worriers than warriors when it comes to action. Wet inner-city Greens might parrot platitudes about saving the planet (and possums and pushbikes) but they leave the lights on, shower twice a day and buy French cars. What we need are dry Greens with guns and traps and maybe poison to save a country with more feral animals than anywhere else on Earth. Especially cats. If our Greens with Guns movement needs a patron saint, it could be Dr John Wamsley, a pragmatic philanthropist and nature lover who practised what he preached: buying bush blocks to create cat and fox-free reserves for wildlife. Instead of sermons and postures, he fenced in his bush and exterminated cats and foxes there to create an oasis for endangered natives. He attracted media attention by wearing cat skin hats like some latter-day Davy Crockett, but his idea wasnt a crock. Feral cats are killing machines. Scientists estimate they eat maybe 75 million native creatures each night in Australia. This covers hundreds of species, including at least 16 species threatened with extinction, on top of the 20 already extinct because of cats and those other imported pests, foxes. If youve ever wondered why youve heard of bilbies, bandicoots, quolls and numbats but never seen them outside a book or a zoo, thank cats. Leaving aside rogue domestic pets and strays in semi-urban areas, ferals have been breeding wild for so long across the wide brown land that a hundred generations of natural selection has produced a fearsomely efficient predator as different from the pet pussy on the couch as a timber wolf is from a poodle. They are athletic, adaptable and intelligent and what the boffins call a generalist carnivore. That means they catch and kill anything that moves up to and including animals their own size. Last year scientists did some cat-hunting in the Kimberley. It was an eye opener even for experts who know plenty about the feral menace. They realised that the cats travelled long distances towards burnt-out areas where there was no cover left for small mammals to hide. The scientists were amazed at how aware the cats were of what happened so far from their home range. Their instincts have evolved so well in the wild that geography and climate memory has become part of their DNA. Theyre born survivors. Trouble is, for every cat that survives, thousands of other creatures are killed. For genuine conservationists, as opposed to Collingwood coffee-sippers, the list is heartbreaking: 123 bird species, 157 reptiles, 58 marsupials, 27 rodents and 21 frogs. The only good thing about cats is that they kill rabbits along with everything else. The trouble with that is if the rabbit population crashes, cats will eat even more native fauna to fill the gap. So when the next biological silver bullet comes along to kill off rabbits the way myxomatosis and calicivirus have in the past, we need something just as effective to fix up feral cats. Whoever invents the feline final solution really will deserve to be knighted. Unit 1 Area of Study 2: Analysing and Presenting Argument Task 1B You are to create an oral presentation intended to position an audience about a current issue in the Australian media. The presentation should be approximately 4-6 minutes in length and needs to be a persuasive presentation about your opinion on an issue. This is an individual presentation. You may choose to use a PowerPoint or other supporting technique, but this is not mandatory. Your presentation may be in the form of persuasive presentation persuasive speech persuasive video blog Unit 2 Area of Study 2: Analysing and Presenting Argument Task 2A Analyse in essay form how argument and persuasive language are used to influence an audience in the media texts supplied. 90 minutes writing time Word count: 500-700 words. The use of a dictionary is permitted Two articles with a visual component TASK 2B SAC TASK: You will be given three periods (130 minutes) to write a persuasive piece based on a current Australian media issue and accompanying statement explaining the choices you have made in crafting your piece. You must carefully select an appropriate audience and context for your piece. You must provide a bibliography of the texts that you have used in your research your issue in the proceeding weeks (minimum 5 texts). Unit 3 Area of Study 2: Analysing Argument Write an essay analysing and comparing the argument and the use of persuasive language in two to three texts that present a point of view on an issue. Texts must include written and visual material and have appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year. 90 minutes writing time Word count: 800-1000 words. The use of a dictionary is permitted Two or three texts (one text would be visual or have a visual component) Unit 4 Area of Study 2: Presenting Argument Present a point of view in oral form using sound argument and persuasive language. The point of view should relate to an issue that has appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year. On the day of the oral presentation SAC, you must submit a written statement of intention to accompany the students own oral presentation, articulating the intention of decisions made in the planning process, and how these demonstrate understanding of argument and persuasive language. Reading and Comparing SAC Topics Unit 2 Outcome 1: Reading and Comparing Unit 4 Outcome 1: Reading and Comparing You are to write a comparative essay that compares the ideas, issues and themes presented in the selected texts. Your essay should be 600-800 for Unit 2 and 800-1000 for Unit 4. Paired texts: I am Malala and Made in Dagenham 1. Compare the effects of the fight for womens rights on the protagonists and their families in I am Malala and Made in Dagenham. OR Paired texts: To Kill a Mockingbird and Twelve Angry Men Compare To Kill a Mockingbird and Twelve Angry Men, using the following quotations as a basis of your response: Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try and win. (Atticus Finch) Its not easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first. (8th Juror) VCE Literature Units 1-4 Sample SAC Topics Unit 1 Outcome 1 Reading Practices Oral Presentation Presentation on a modernist writer of your choice. The presentation should be approximately 5-6 minutes in length (no longer) and needs to be showcase your exploration of a written work by your selected writer. You will have to keep the scope of your exploration fairly limited in order to stay within the time limit. It is better to unpack one stanza well rather than a whole poem badly. You will need to accompany your presentation with a Powerpoint presentation. You will need to show: Ability to develop critical responses by examining the patterns of language and imagery used in the text (what techniques does the author favour and how do they work to make meaning?) Exploration of the features and conventions of the text and how these contribute to meaning (what other structural elements are worthy of note?) Understanding of how our own ideas and contexts influence our readings of texts (would every audience at every time read it this way?) Use of evidence from the texts to support your response (one way is to make scans of annotated passages/stanzas) Use of voice control and body language. Ability to apply the conventions of oral presentations including intonation, stress, rhythm, pitch, timing, volume, gesture and eye-contact Unit 1 Outcome 2 Ideas and concerns in texts Write an analytical essay of 600-800 words in response to the following essay question. You are permitted to bring into the SAC a copy of the text and a dictionary, but no thesauruses are allowed. The SAC will take place over 2 periods. In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the idea that sacrificing what we love does not lead to happiness. Unit 2 Outcome 1 The text, the reader and their contexts Respond individually in writing to a set of three passages from the text Persepolis (or insert an appropriate text in here). Your response should: develop an interpretation of the text include close reading of the passages provided. (You will need to select three key passages) Unit 2 Outcome 2 Exploring connections between texts After reading So Much Water so Close to Home and viewing Jindabyne, write an essay of 1000-15000 analysing the connections between the two. Concentrate on three key scenes to help you complete this task. Unit 3 Outcome 1: Adaptations and Transformations Write an essay of 800-1000 words on one of the following topics about the two texts. 1. Select a key scene from the novel that appears in the film adaptation, and critically evaluate a both versions. Select an important scene such as the opening, a turning point, the climax or the ending. 2. Compare and contrast how the play script and the film version position the audience to view the relationship between key characters. Unit 3 Outcome 2: Creative responses to texts and reflective commentary Write a creative response to Michael McGirrs text Bypass. You are to write a creative response of approximately 1000 words. You are to present the reflective commentary in the form of an oral presentation, explaining your choices and the pieces connections to the text. Your oral presentation should be approximately 6 minutes. Possible topics: The Calder Freeway has undergone similar bypasses as the Hume concentrate on a town that has been bypassed and write a chapter in the style of McGirr. This will require detailed research. Write several journal entries in the persona of Jenny (or a minor character) throughout the trip using her dialogue and the knowledge of her in Bypass to create these. Choose an Australian icon (Explorer/ Writer/ Historical Figure/ Place) and write in McGirrs style about them in the way that he has treated Cliff Young. This will require extensive research. Unit 4 Outcome 1: Literary Perspectives Write an essay of 800-1200 words on the following topic. The clarity and strength of Charlotte Bronts perception of her heroines struggle for love is extraordinary. Yet of all the great novels in the world, Jane Eyre veers the closest towards trash. Angela Carter Expletives Deleted 1992. Altogether the autobiography of Jane Eyre is preeminently an anti-Christian composition. Elizabeth Rigby, Quarterly Review, Massachusetts, March 1848. In the light of both or either of these views, develop a written interpretation of Jane Eyre. Make reference to at least two pieces of literary criticism in your response. Unit 4 Outcome 2: Close Analysis (To meet this outcome, students need to complete this close analysis task on two separate texts. Each essay should be 800-1000 words. Students respond individually in writing to a set of three passages from the text. Your response should: Develop an interpretation of the text Include close reading of the passages provided VCE English Language Units 1-4 Sample SAC Topics Unit 1 Outcome 1 The Nature and Function of Language Write an essay of 600-800 words on one of the following topics: 1. Written language is always a much more formal way of communicating than spoken language. Do you agree? OR 2. With the introduction of e-communication, the division between written and spoken language have become blurred. Discuss. Unit 1 Outcome 2 Language Acquisition SECTION A: CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISITION SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS SAC 1. Define the Critical Period Hypothesis. Discuss how the Genie case study relates to this theory. (2 marks) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Describe what occurs in code-switching with bilingual children. (2 marks) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. List the missing subsystems of the English Language. (2 marks) a) Phonetics and P____________________ b) M____________ and Lexicology c) Syntax d) S_____________ e) Pragmatics f) D_____________ Read the following transcripts and answer the corresponding questions. TRANSCRIPT 1: Adult: What do you want to be when you grow up? Child: A dowboy. Adult: So you want to be a dowboy, eh! Child (irritated): No! Not a dowboy, a dowboy! 4. What does this transcript suggest about the phonological development of stops in this child? (both /k/ and /d/ are stops) (2 marks) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. How effective would it be for this adult to attempt to help the child to pronounce cowboy correctly? Justify your response. (2 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TRANSCRIPT 2: Kate (2 years 6 months) is sitting on the knee of a family friend. Adult (pointing to one of Kates feet): Whats that? Kate: A footsie. Adult (pointing to both feet): What are these? Kate: Two footsies no, two feetsies, I mean. 6a. Explain how morphological development is shown in this transcript. (3 marks) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6b. Outline the developmental stages and noun forms that Kate may have used before this stage as she develops her understanding of the plural form of the morpheme foot. (3 marks) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TRANSCRIPT 3: Adult: (pointing) Look, Kitty has come to say hello. Child: Hi Kitty. Adult: Kitty looks hungry tonight, doesnt he? Child: Kitty eat. Adult: Yes, Kitty is eating his tea. 7. What developmental stage of language acquisition is this child presently at? (1 mark) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. When the child says Kitty eat, what sentence type would you expect this would be? (1 mark) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TRANSCRIPT 4: Adult: Say bye-bye to Gran. Child: Bye-Bye. Adult: Good girl. See Gran is waving. 9. Which language acquisition theory do you think this parent may believe in? Justify your response. (2 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ /20 Unit 2 Area of Study 1: English across time Outcome 1a English Across Time SAC Short Answer Questions NAME: ____________________________________________ 1. What is the name of the parent language of all modern European languages? (1 mark) ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. What does the prefix proto- mean in Proto-Germanic? What is used to signify that a word is a proto- word? (2 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Name three languages other than English that derive from Proto-Germanic. (3 marks) ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Describe two factors of how either the invasion of either the Vikings or the French influenced the development of English. (2 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Outline one reason of why the London dialect became the standard one in the late Middle English period. (1 mark) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. What effect did the development of the printing press have on the standardisation of English? (1 mark) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7. What does the term etymology mean? Give an example to demonstrate the meaning of this term. (2 marks) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. The word holiday, for example, originally meant holy day, in other words religious holidays but has now means any day off. What type of semantic change does this suggest? What is the opposite of this term? (2 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. In the early 14th century, the word cunning meant to be learned, skillful and now the connotation of this word is of deceitful. What type of semantic change has taken place here? What is the opposite of this? (2 mark) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10. Outline one of the factors of why words disappear from the English language and give a specific example in your answer. (Obsolescence, Societal Change, Weakening and Taboo) (4 marks) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 11. Give two terms / methods (out of six) of how English acquires new words and give examples to illustrate these. (4 marks) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12. Over time, sounds can be modified. Outline one of the following phonological processes: assimilation, palatisation, dissimilation or metathesis. Give an example to support your answer. (3 marks) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 13. Outline how the phonological process of the dropping of the unstressed vowel schwa // has affected some peoples pronunciation of common words. Discuss a specific word in your answer. (3 marks) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. Give an example of a consonant sound that has been added and a consonant sound that has been lost between Old English, Middle English and Modern English? Give the IPA symbols in your answer. (2 marks) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15. Describe the effect of the Great Vowel Shift. (2 marks) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. How did the process of analogy affect the pluralizing of nouns in English over time? (2 marks) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 17. Explain what signified the relationship between nouns in Old English. Name a language that still uses this system to designate the relationship between nouns. What has replaced this system in Modern English? (3 marks) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Unit 2 Outcome 2: Englishes in Contact Write a 600-800 word expository essay. You must include at least two of the comments in your arguments. ESSAY 1: The influence of New Englishes and Creoles will completely alter Standard English as it exists today. Discuss. Amos Tutuolas The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952) is an example of Nigerian English. When it was early in the morning of the next day, I had not palm-wine to drink at all, and throughout that day I felt not so happy as before; I was seriously sat down in my parlour, but when it was the third day that I had no palm-wine at all, all my friends did not come to my house again, they left me there alone, because there was no palm-wine for them to drink. Recent trends in globalisation indicate two distinct effects of the global village: while there is a greater conformity appearing at the global level, diversity continues to thrive at the local level. In the case of English, gloabalisation requires international intelligibility on one hand ( a global uniform standard) and the preservation of national identity fosters diversity (distinctive Englishes) (Burridge and Mulder 1999) English is an agent of both conformity and diversity in the world. The likely outcome will be a more universal bidialectism or tridialectism or ability to use two or three dialects of a language. (David Crystal 1995) English is a language spread through recruitment a lingua franca rather than through nurture a mother tongue means that English will ultimately go the same way as Persian, Sanskrit and Latin and die out. (Nicholas Ostler 2010) Unit 3 Outcome 1: Informal Language TASK: Write an analytical commentary of 500-800 words on the language features of a blog called magneto bold too. In your response you should comment on the: stylistic and discourse features of the text social purpose and register of the text contextual factors affecting/surrounding the text. Refer to at least two subsystems in your analysis. COMMENTARY ANALYSIS TEXT The following is taken from a blog called magneto bold too, 9th March 2012. The writer is married with a young family; she writes from home on a wide range of subjects. 1. I am a phenomenal singer. In my car. I also dance like 2. Baryshnikov in my kitchen. If he was a member of the Pussy Cat Dolls. 3. Obviously. 4. I am stuck driving in my car around 2 and a half hours a day. 5. That gives me a LOT of time to think. Kids, cleaning, kids, cleaning. Yep. Thats my life. 6. As I am not a fan of the thoughts in my head lately, I choose to sing like an absolute 7 . BOSS in my car. 8. My tastes are somewhateclecticand governed by what MPS has in his doof doof* 9. program and what I have acquired through various means. Music makes life bearable. 10. And I have no idea how to drive iTunes (it has been explained to me ad nauseum but alas 11. my farting brain chooses not to play along and the information settles just beyond my 12. recall). 13. Today, on the way home from drop off, in between screaming at drivers to get off the 14. bloody road and losing my shit at people that speed up as you try and pass them 15. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG I rocked to a little: 16. Kids in America Kim Wilde 17. Word Up Cameo (mesmerised by is um outfit) 18. Sweet Child o mine Guns and Roses (OMG THE song of my final year of high school. I 19. remember where I was when I first heard this getting off a bus on a school trip) 20. (links to youtube clips for your enjoyment or so you can re-inact me driving or you can 21. throw down some dance moves in your kitchen). 22. Along with some Adele, Madonna (obviously) and a little Nirvana. 23. So do you sing like a total Boss in your car or do you have somewhere else where your 24. dulcet tones make Angels cry? Alternatively, what song gets you rocking out? 25. *technical term for DJ equipment. 26. June said 27. Yepcar it is for me too (usually to the strains of muuuuuum, you CANT sing!! 28. coming from the back seat). As for best to sing along with The Black Keys 29. Melea said 30. I shouldnt even be allowed to sing in the shower even if my bathroom was soundproof. 31. So, NO. I do NOT sing in the car, or anywhere else! But love to listen to Cut Copy. 32. Mrs Woog said 33. We need to have a sing off at #dpcon12. I am totally amazing at singing in the car. My 34. kdis really really really love it xox. Top choice of music Junelove a bit of Black Keys 35. Kirrily said 36. Sing, sing, sing, sing. I cant help myself. And I no longer care about whether I can or 37. not. Just belt them out. OMG Break Away. OMGOMGOMG drivers who speed up as 38. you try and overtake them!!!! AGGRESSIVE NUTTERS, all of them. 39. Chookie Inthebackyard said 40. hahaha I am the queen of singing like a boss in the car. We even do harmonies ffs. 41. This week its mostly been Deborah Conway, Simon and Fartarfunkle (his real name), 42. John Butler Trio, Seasick Steve, The Waifs, and Blink 182. It depends what songs my 43. ipod decides to play because I cant drive the fecking thing properly. 44. Krissa said 45. Well of course there is the standard shower scene with me belting out whatever i woke 46. up with stuck in my head. 47. HOWEVER, the most exercise i get comes in the form of wild gyrations all over the 48. house while cleaning and listening to the stereo cranked up to an ear shattering volume. 49. Tunes of choice? Beatles, Eagles, ELO, John Fogerty, Springsteen, et cetera 50. Ok.STOP LAUGHING! Im freakin OLD! 51. Gina said 52. your not that old Krissa.. I listen to AM talkback radio (but only ABC) for Christs 53. sake!!!! Also, I listen to ABC because I am a nerd who likes discussions of politics, pot-54. holes, and pop music from previous periods. But I do like a bit of Shrillex!!! 55. Lorraine said 56. You too? I LOOOOOOVE talk back radio! 57. The Accidental Housewife said 58. Im the complete opposite. I like my car silent. SILENT, CHILDREN!! It is my 59. thinking, peaceful place. Also, I find that listening to loud music makes me think stabby 60. thoughts about other drivers and speed. This is not fun for me or my passengers or my 61. inner peace. My kitchen however? Rocking Out. Unfortunately my kids dont share my 62. taste in music. I caught the little one wearing industrial earmuffs to block me out last 63. week. And I will forgive you Gina for liking Shrillex. What are you thinking???? . Unit 3 Outcome 2: Formal Language Read the attached transcript and answer the following questions in full sentences. Marks are allocated for accuracy of answers, examples and line numbers, accurate use of metalanguage, fluency of expression, spelling and grammar. TEXT 1: BUY AUSTRALIAN How would you classify the register of the text? 1 mark ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Describe the social distance between the speaker and the audience and explain how the lexical choices assist to achieve this. 2 marks ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What type of phonological patterning is being used in line 5? Provide an example to support your response. 1 mark ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Look at lines 5-6 and describe the syntactic structuring. 1 mark ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Identify a use of synonymy between lines 16-37 and explain its effect on the text. 2 marks ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How does the use of semantic patterning support the function of the text? Provide one example to illustrate your response. 2 marks _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Look at lines 24-27 And even today and successful Australian, Bruce Kiehne. Identify and discuss why the following linguistic features are used in this extract, making careful reference to the relevant sections of the text. 3 marks Cataphoric reference End-focus _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How does the use of repetition between lines 5 and 11 create cohesion in the text? Provide an example. 2 marks ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Discuss the sentence types used in the text and how they support the function of the text? 2 marks ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How is coherence achieved in the text? Give at least two examples to support your analysis. 4 marks _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TEXT 1: Buy Australian This is the written text of a prepared speech given by a 17-year-old secondary school student in a public-speaking competition in 2003. 1. Why should we Buy Australian? 2. We are in the middle of Australias worst drought ever. Our country has not recovered 3. from horrendous bush fires and the Australian dollar is worth sixty-five US cents. 4. Thats like buying a cup of coffee and getting little more than half the cup. 5. However, Australia is far from being defeated and deflated. And there is a way for our farmers, our 6. land and our economy to get back on their feet, and receive a full cup of coffee. 7. We can begin by replacing Aeroplane Jelly with Dick Smiths Helicopter Jelly. And Mr. 8. Sheen window cleaner with Big Kev. Thats right Im excited. Because if we Buy 9. Australian our farmers, our land and our economy will be resurrected. 10. Wherever possible, we all have a duty to Buy Australian. And the reason why? For our 11. own sake, because if we dont we are only short-changing ourselves in every single way. 12. So as well as Australians supporting Australian business, we should be acknowledging 13. industries that are exporting overseas and giving the world the choice to Buy Australian. 14. Lets begin by thinking about the clothes on our very own back. What does our clothing 15. all have in common? They have all been hung out to dry on a Hills Hoist. This remarkable 16. Australian invention has taken the world by storm. 17. Who in the world could dry their clothes on anything but a Hills Hoist? I can only think of one 18. person and Im ashamed to say, that person is my very own mother. What an unpatriotic 19. Australian she is but thats a story for another day! 20. Now onto a much brighter note. Another wonderful Australian contribution to the world is 21. penicillin. And if it were not for one Australian, Howard Florey, who was instrumental in the 22. discovery of penicillin, fifty million people around the world would be dead. Fifty million 23. people! Thats twice Australias population! 24. And even today. The whole world continues to benefit from and Buy Australian medical 25. technology. You may not know of the inventor, but you have probably heard of the invention. 26. The retractable syringe. Its going to put an end to needle stick injuries forever and was 27. invented in Australia by a very proud and successful Australian, Bruce Kiehne. 28. Its amazing that even today, Australia still lives on the back of sheep. And thats because our 29. meat is in huge demand around the world, for the fact that when you Buy Australian meat, 30. there is no mad cow or foot and mouth disease, unlike so many other countries around the world. 31. And how could I forget our wine? The entire world is convinced that Australian wine is the 32. best in the world. Oh, but how could I know because Im not 18, so lets keep it legal, seeing 33. as we are in the Premiers building, and say that Im very well read when it comes to 34. Australian wine. 35. The creations of our nation are remarkable and are exported overseas. Which is fantastic. 36. But how can we pass them by and not reap the rewards from our effort, our hard yakka and 37. our determination to Advance Australia Fair? 38. So the next time you enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee, think to yourself, what would I rather? 39. Sixty-five cents worth and a half a cup, or Buy Australian and receive a full cup? 40. If you Buy Australian we are, in the long term, giving our farmers and industry a helping hand. 41. And in the short term, we are getting a full cup of coffee and thats what you need to sit back 42. and reflect upon. Upon this wonderful country of ours. 43. The choice is easy. Buy Australian. Unit 4 Outcome 1: Language Variation in Australian society Write 800-1000 word Essay on the following topic related to the varieties of Australian English and attitudes towards them. Whatever the nature of Australian English in the past, it is now a diverse and complex organism that is reflective of our national identity. Discuss. It is difficult, if not impossible, to say just what Australian English is. If you ask me, the word Englishes would be a better term to use! (Linguistics teacher, overheard) The 2006 Census indicated over 350 languages spoken in the homes of Australians Ethnolects are marked variously .. their use stresses common bonds, common past experience and common cultural knowledge between the interlocutors. (Burridge, de Laps and Clyne, Living Lingo 2011) What is happening to our beaut language? No longer do we hear any colourful idioms or unique metaphors. When was the last time you heard someone utter Hes mad as a cut snake or Dont be a drongo? Today were fed a diet of bland Americanisms and were becoming linguistically malnourished as a result. Awesome and Go figure have had their day, or should I say, enough already! (Flamin mad, Oz News Magazine, 3 June) Jimmy: Anybody left, your mob? Billy: Not many; gid away, hide. But no one stop that place now. They all go nother country Joe: Why? Billy: You go there, night time you hear em. I bin bring cattle that way for Wyndham Meat Works. I hear em. Mothers and babies screamin. Waiwai! Waiwai! Wawai! (From No Sugar, by Jack Davis) Unit 4 Outcome 2: Individual and Group Identities Write 800-1000 word Essay on the following topic related to group and individual identities. You must use at least one of the prompt ideas in your essay. You have 10 minutes reading time and 60 minutes writing time. SAC Topic: Discuss the fact that although language is deeply personal, through it we expose our allegiances, desires, beliefs and much more. Consider at least two of the subsystems in your response. I speak three languages , write in two and I dream in oneThe language spoken by me, becomes mine, with all its distortions and estrangements, totally mine. Kamala Das Thank goodness for Kate Miller-Heidke, Miss Higgins and Paul Kelly Australian singers who actually sound Australian when they sing. Its a sad fact that too many Australian artists just melt into the American and British accent pool when put behind a microphone. Jacqui Wincroft, letter to Oz News Magazine, 20 January 2011 your accent sends out a host of little messages, not just about your level of education and where you come from, but about who you would like to be taken to be. This is why you might want to adjust it down a little in the front bar of a pub in Coonabarabran, say, especially if youre male (a bit of a vowel shift here, the odd mention of droivin and drinkin there) or at a family picnic or at rehearsals of your punk band. Robert Dessaix It was just as well I knew something about football, because the first five minutes of every Cabinet meeting was football talk. I would have been left out in the cold if I couldnt talk football. I have found that the ability to talk footy has helped me establish career networks, political networks, social networks. When I go and talk to schools you can always get a discussion started by talking footy, the danger being that you dont get to talk about anything else. Joan Kirner (Former Victorian Premier)

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