• expressing and exchanging personal experiences, feelings, plans, goals, aspirations and viewpoints, providing reasons or justification
  • asking and responding to open-ended questions, for example, why, how, when questions, using modelled sentence patterns
  • engaging in face-to-face or online discussions with peers about shared interests, cultural practices and experiences, such as sport, food, study, music or fashion, extending or elaborating meaning, for example, by using comparisons or contrasts
  • recounting experiences such as holidays, special events, milestones, sports events or celebrations
  • sharing and comparing information about teenage life, daily routines and responsibilities
  • sustaining and extending conversations by seeking additional information
  • exchanging opinions about family, friends, teachers, subjects, entertainment, sport and leisure
  • communicating with peers and other target language speakers in local or online communities, using active listening skills, turn-taking cues, requests for clarification and respectful language for agreeing or disagreeing