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Study English: recounts and opposites

Discover ways to talk and write about something that has happened in the past. Presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video in which a woman speaks of the time she had a medical emergency. You will gain some tips on forming compound and complex sentences. You'll also learn some common past tense verbs and some useful information ...

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BBC Bitesize: suffixes

This is one of a collection of six very brief printable information sheets that cover specific topics concerning spelling and word creation. In this particular resource, students are given a definition of a suffix, examples of four common suffixes (-ly, -ful, -able, and -er), the meanings of the suffixes and examples of ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-cian' - activity

This is a wordsearch game in which students find ten examples of words ending in the '-cian' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle the words, which are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can highlight a word if they need help. This resource is one of a series ...

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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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Words beginning with 'circu-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that exemplifies the spelling of a multisyllable word beginning with 'circu-', emphasising the 'ir' pattern rather than 'er'. 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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Words ending in unstressed '-or'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of nine words that exemplifies using '-or' rather than '-a' as a word-ending on two-syllable words. 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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Adding the suffix '-able'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that illustrate the spelling pattern of a base word ending in 't' staying the same when the suffix '-able' is added'. 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 ...

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Words beginning with 'exo-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words illustrating the initial letter pattern 'exo-'. 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 'Flash Cards' button ...

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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 '-ial' to nouns ending in '-nce'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten nouns and adjectives that illustrates how adding the suffix '-ial' to form adjectives out of nouns ending in '-nce' almost always means the 'ce' is dropped and a 't' is added. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear ...

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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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Words beginning with 'exc-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words beginning with 'exc-' where the 'c' is soft, as in 'excitement 'and 'excellent'. 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. ...

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Opposites ending in '-ssible'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of opposites ending in the suffix '-ible' after a double 'ss'. The opposites are formed by adding 'im-', 'in-' or 'ir-'. 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 ...

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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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Prefixes and suffixes: game and worksheet

This is an interactive word-formation exercise focusing on prefixes and suffixes. Three categories of exercise are presented: 'prefixes', 'suffixes' and 'prefixes and suffixes'. The user is presented with a root word and a list of prefixes and/or suffixes that can be dragged and dropped to attach to the root word. On completion, ...

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Spelling - sorting words

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text illustrating the use of explicit teaching in year 3, year 7 and year 8 English classes to build spelling knowledge across the years of schooling. The video shows the three class teachers engaging in professional ...

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Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on explicit teaching of etymological spelling knowledge in secondary school, in this case a year 10 English class. In the vignette the teacher establishes, works towards and reviews learning goals for the lesson ...

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Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...