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BBC Starship English: word jumbler

This word game deals with homophones, vowel phonemes and syllabification. Students are given a sentence with a part missing and must choose the correct answer from the examples supplied. They can print the words they have been working on at the end of the game. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the ...

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A song about kangaroos

This is a song about an Australian animal, the kangaroo. Don Spencer sings lyrics about how people from all over the world come to see the kangaroo. Listen to the rhythm. It is like the hopping of a kangaroo.

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A song about goannas

Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.

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'Incy Wincy Spider' sung by Teddy Rock

Watch and listen to Buzz, Belle and Bop perform the traditional nursery rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider' in this animated music video. Use the rhyme, sung with a rock beat by Teddy Rock, to discuss, order and retell events.

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Can you guess the mystery sound?

Join Harry Spellbound as he tries to win a prize on a game show called The Mystery Sound. Can Harry use the three word clues to guess the mystery sound? Can you?

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Words and pictures: rhyme time

Meet Di, an artist who paints rhymes. Help Di paint three pictures by creating rhymes. Choose two words that rhyme such as lizard and wizard. Select a third word to make a phrase, for example a bear under a stair. Watch as Di paints a picture of the rhyming phrase.

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On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

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The Man From Snowy River, 1982: 'A stripling, on a small and weedy beast'

This clip from the popular Australian feature film 'The Man from Snowy River' shows a chase sequence in which experienced stockmen pursue a valuable escaped colt that is running with a mob of brumbies (wild horses). The mob descends a steep and treacherous slope. The stockmen halt at the top, reluctant to follow them, but ...

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Rangle River, 1936: Fighting fit

This black-and-white clip shows Marion (Margaret Dare) preparing for bed as her Aunt Abbie (Rita Pauncefort) unpacks her clothes. Marion, who has just returned from Europe to her father's cattle station, expresses concern that her father has troubles. She wants to be a practical help to him and is angry with Dick Drake ...

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Starting Smart: having fun: retelling personal experiences

This curriculum package provides Foundation year teachers with information, activities and resources for a term plan for developing and extending children's skills in: retelling personal experiences; using vocabulary for social language and describing positions; and understanding that speech can be written down. It includes ...

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Starting Smart: travelling toys: social talk and storytelling

This curriculum package provides teachers with information, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work for students in Foundation year. It provides model lessons, rationale and materials for developing and extending children's understanding of social language, vocabulary about actions and movement, and the language ...

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BBC Skillswise: common letter patterns

This is a multilayered resource about common letter patterns. It includes a video set in the workplace. There are also two factsheets and four worksheets about syllabification, when to use 'c' for the 's' sound and how to choose and spell word endings. The resource also includes ten wordsearch games using common letter ...

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Words ending in the unstressed syllable '-ar'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying the spelling of the unstressed final syllable '-ar'. 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 ...

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Adding '-es' to words ending in '-sh'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying the addition of the inflection '-es' to words ending with the consonant digraph '-sh', as in 'push' and 'pushes'. 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 '-ference'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words with an unstressed syllable spelled 'er' in the middle and the suffix '-ence' at the end. 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 ...

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Words ending in '-tory'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating that some words spelled with the end letter pattern '-tory' are said with the r-controlled 'o' vowel sound, clearly heard in the ending, while others are said with the 'r' consonant sound. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover ...

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Words ending in '-rary'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words ending in '-rary' where the 'ra' syllable is often elided or unpronounced, especially in Australian pronunciations. 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 ending in '-orary'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three multisyllabic words with the ending '-ary' after the medial syllable '-or', which in some pronunciations is said with the unaccented schwa vowel sound. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the ...

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Words ending in '-igent' and '-igence'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words ending in '-gent' or '-gence' following a syllable with an unstressed vowel sound spelt with an 'i'. 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 ...

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Words beginning with 'eva-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words beginning with 'eva-' where the first syllable is often pronounced using the unaccented schwa vowel sound. 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, ...