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1 Nominalisation DECS Languages & Multicultural Education Portfolio Group Professional Development and Resource Materials for ESL

2 Nominalisation Text 1 The choir sang beautifully so the class applauded wildly. Text 2 The choir’s beautiful singing drew wild applause from the class.

3 Nominalisation adjectiveadverbverbnoun prettybeauty quietlysilence evaporateevaporation

4 Nominalisation Text 1 The choir sang beautifully so the class applauded wildly. Text 2 The choir’s beautiful singing drew wild applause from the class.

5 Nominalisation : Noun groups Text 1 The choir sang beautifully so the class applauded wildly. Text 2 The choir’s beautiful singing drew wild applause from the class.

6 Nominalisation : verbs and clauses Text 1 The choir sang beautifully so the class applauded wildly. Text 2 The choir’s beautiful singing drew wild applause from the class.

7 The council decided to allow the building to be demolished even though the heritage committee was just about to debate whether it should be heritage listed or not. The Aurora Heritage Group has said that this has got to be the most appalling thing the council has ever done. Nominalised version The council’s decision to allow the demolition of the building prior to debate on its heritage listing has drawn a scathing rebuke from the Aurora Heritage Group.

8 Field: Language Scale 4 numbers: eight, four or five, ten percent describers: pretty, very pretty, good-looking classifiers: gas, electric, oil heater prepositions: on the box, under the box, in the box Scales: noun groups Scale 6 numbers: a quarter of describers: big, beautiful classifiers: state, federal government short prepositional phrases as qualifiers: “The man in the shop was …”

9 Scale 10 describers: the biggest, most colourful centre classifiers: the biggest, most colourful shopping centre more complex qualifiers: “It is the biggest, most colourful shopping centre located in the city” Scales: noun groups Scale 12 describers: the most important and exciting discoveries classifiers: the most important and exciting medical discoveries qualifiers: “One of the most important and exciting medical discoveries in recent times is …” Field: Language

10 Scale 6 understands a range of nominalisations and uses a limited range understands: movement, your turn, a good chance uses: “What’s your height?”, a lot of happiness, education Nominalisations Scale 8 understands a range of nominalisations and uses small range understands: possibility, allowance uses with varying degrees of accuracy: permission, ability

11 Field: Language Scale 12 Uses a range of increasingly abstract and technical nominalisations with increasing confidence: growth, risk, capability Nominalisations Scale 10 Uses a small range of technical nominalisations with varying degrees of grammatical accuracy: evaporation, expansion


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