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Languages online: Indonesian section 30: parts of the body

This set of ten interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise saying and writing parts of the body. The main language points are the names for parts of the body, asking and saying what hurts, possessive adjectives and the position of adjectives in a sentence. Pronunciation and writing ...

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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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Teddy Rock's 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'!

Sing along with Buzz, Belle and Bop as they perform 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' in this animated music video. Then have some fun exploring rhyme and description as you create your own verse for this classic nursery rhyme.

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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 koalas

Some people mistakenly call a koala a bear, but it's not. Listen to this fun song by Don Spencer to find out how a koala might feel about being called a bear.

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A song about the Kookaburra's call

Have you heard a Kookaburra's call? Watch this clip and listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that captures in sounds and words the magical call of the kookaburra.

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A song about emus

Imagine what it would be like to be a bird that cannot fly? Watch the clip and listen to the song by Don Spencer that captures in words and rhythm how the flightless emu thunders through the Australian bush.

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A song about platypus

Watch as a platypus emerges from its burrow on the bank of a billabong (small lake). As you watch, listen to Don Spencer's song as he describes seeing a platypus and explores its unusual looks.

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A song about black swans

Discover a graceful Australian bird, the black swan. Watch the images (pictures) and listen to the lyrics (words) of the song by Don Spencer as he sings about the black swan.

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A song about flying foxes

Have you seen a flying fox which is a type of fruit bat? Don Spencer uses descriptive words and phrases in his flying fox song to help us understand these animals and explore a day in their life.

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Study English: word families

Discover some simple ways to build your vocabulary and understand different parts of speech. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video report on electronic crime. You will learn how to build word families and recognise nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. You'll also get some tips on spelling.

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Study English: adjectives and their uses

Explore the power of adjectives. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a documentary video about the sea floor. Discover how useful adjectives can be when you compare and describe things. You'll also learn how to put adjectives in the correct order when you are using more than one.

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How adverbs can change your life!

Can you tell the difference between before and after? When Bill starts using grease in his hair, his life becomes suddenly amazing. See what Bill was like before and after grease came into his life. Explore some interesting adjectives and adverbs and see how these words can change your life.

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Starting Smart: playing by the rules: entertain and persuade

This curriculum resource package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work for students in years 1-3. The unit focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of narrative and persuasive texts. The lessons use a range of ...

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BBC Skillswise: adjectives

This is a multilayered resource about adjectives. It includes a video set in the workplace, two factsheets and four worksheets that explain what an adjective is in grammatical terms and provide practice in using them, as well as two multiple choice quizzes and an interactive game. The factsheets, worksheets and multiple ...

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BBC Skillswise: read all about it adjectives - activity

This is a set of activities about adjectives. Students take the role of a trainee reporter interacting with a lonely hearts column, 'for sale' classifieds and a late-news football story and film review. Students use adjectives to match pictures with text in advertisements, make the text more specific and interesting, and ...

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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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Changing 'y' to 'i' before adding '-est'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of words illustrating that when the superlative is formed by adding the suffix '-est' to an adjective ending in '-y', the 'y' changes to 'i'. 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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Demonstratives

This is a set of online flash cards for the four demonstratives: 'this', 'that', 'these' and 'those'. Each flash card shows a word on one side. The other side defines the word's function and illustrates its use in a sentence. Selecting the sentence allows the user to hear not only the demonstrative said and spelt but also ...

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'Good' adjectives and adverbs

This is an activity about the 'good' family. The user selects the correct word to complete a series of sentences. Immediate right-wrong feedback is given, and when the sentence is correctly completed it is read aloud. The activity links to a list of three adjectives and an adverb: 'good', 'better', 'best' and 'well'. The ...