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Understand that Standard Australian English is one of many social dialects used in Australia, and that while it originated in England it has been influenced by many other languages


  • identifying words used in Standard Australian English that are derived from other languages, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, and determining if the original meaning is reflected in English usage, for example example ‘kangaroo’, ‘tsunami’,’ typhoon’, ‘amok’, ‘orang–utan’ (Skills: Literacy, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying commonly used words derived from other cultures (Skills: Literacy, Intercultural Understanding)

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