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BBC Skillswise: What are word types?

This is a multilayered resource about the following word types: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, connectives, prepositions and pronouns. It includes a video set in the workplace, two factsheets and four worksheets that provide an explanation of various word types and exercises in identifying and using them, and two multiple ...

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BBC Bitesize: trapped punctuation

This suite of three games lets students supply correct punctuation by selecting an answer and manipulating it on the screen to free someone trapped in a tower. The punctuation tested includes sentence punctuation, direct speech and apostrophes. The soundtrack provides feedback and advice in the case of incorrect answers. ...

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BBC Skillswise: sentence structure - make a sentence

This is a game in which students construct sentences that make sense, have a verb, start with a capital letter and end with appropriate punctuation. Students choose the correct phrase from five options, then add it to a stem to make it a complete sentence. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's ...

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Verbi

This is a collection of Italian language resources focusing on the formation and use of regular verbs with the endings '-are', '-ire' and '-ere'; auxiliary verbs ('avere' and 'essere'); and other common irregular verbs in the present, gerund and present perfect tenses. It includes modal verbs, idiomatic expressions with ...

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The language market: Italian unit 13 - What do I know?

This set of interactive resources provides consolidation and testing of the language encountered in Units 1 to 12 of The language market: Italian. For example, how to introduce and describe people and animals, how to ask where common places are, and how to talk about body parts and clothing, also using numbers and adjectives ...

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Aussie English for the beginner

This interactive resource allows students to explore the origins and meanings of common Australian words and idioms and to test their knowledge of Australian English. The definitions are provided by the Australian National Dictionary Centre and the cartoons are by David Pope.

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BBC Spellits

This is a set of three graded spelling games presented as mysteries for students to solve. Each game has the choice of an interactive online version or a printable version. Students learn simple spelling guidelines, then complete example exercises to reveal a set of clues that will be used later to solve a puzzle. Students ...

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BBC Spellits: catch that thief

This is a spelling game presented as a mystery that needs to be solved to recover stolen jewels. The game can be played as an interactive online version or a printable version. In the course of their investigations, students learn simple spelling rules about doubling consonants, changing 'y' to 'i', plural nouns, prefixes, ...

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BBC Bitesize: trapped sentences

This is a game in which students identify simple, compound and complex sentences by selecting examples to build a wall and then break it down. Each correct choice helps to free a person from the tower. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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Words ending in '-ear'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of nine words exemplifying the spelling of '-ear' at the end of a one-syllable word. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The ...

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Adding the prefix 'ir-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating how the spelling of a base word beginning with 'r' stays the same when the prefix 'ir-' is added to give the opposite meaning. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

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Adding the suffix '-ion' to adjectives ending in '-ct'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten adjectives and nouns that illustrate the pattern of forming a noun by adding the suffix '-ion' to an adjective without changing its base spelling. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

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Adding the adjectival suffix '-ent'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten verbs and adjectives that illustrate the spelling pattern of adding the adjectival suffix '-ent' without changing the base verb. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

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Adding the suffix '-ance'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten base verbs and their nominalisations, made by adding the suffix '-ance' with no change to the base verb. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear ...

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Show and tell: that cat

Watch a short cartoon about a cat chasing a bird. Select noun groups, verb groups and phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the word groups to create the best order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adjectives and adverbs to make ...

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Show and tell: here, boy!

Watch a short cartoon about a dog in a backyard. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adjectives and adverbs to make the story clearer and funnier. ...

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Opposites ending in '-ive'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of opposites ending in '-ive'. The opposites are formed by adding the prefix 'in-'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in ...

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Interrogativi

This is a set of three interactive Italian language quizzes focusing on the use of interrogatives. These include 'chi', 'come', 'che cosa', 'dove', 'quando', 'quale', and also 'quanto' and 'perche'. It provides hints and a cumulative score system for each section.

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Vocabolario

This is a collection of interactive Italian language vocabulary drills that focus on essential nouns, verbs and adjectives from topics such as personal identity, ordinal numbers, school, family and friends. It is divided into five chapters that relate to the textbook 'Prego', but can also be used as a stand-alone resource, ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 11 - vocabulary and grammar

This is a set of interactive tutorials and activities that introduce the Italian language and expressions at the centre of episode 11 of 'La mappa misteriosa'. They cover words used in hotels and resorts; and the verb 'andare' in isolation as well as used with location adverbs ('sopra', 'sotto', 'dentro', 'fuori') and with ...