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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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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: 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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Words ending in '-ful'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words ending in '-ful' and requiring no change to the base word (for example, 'hopeful'). 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 ...

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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 ...

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Adverbs and adverbial phrases of time

This is an activity about the adverbials of time 'yesterday', 'today', 'tomorrow', 'last week', 'this week' and 'next week'. The user selects the adverb or adverbial phrase to best complete a series of six sentences. Immediate right-wrong feedback is given, and when the sentence is correctly completed it is read aloud. ...

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Demonstrative adverbs

This is an activity about the demonstrative adverbs 'now', 'then', 'here' and 'there'. In the activity, the viewer selects the demonstrative adverb to best complete a set of four sentences. Immediate right-wrong feedback is given and when the sentence is correctly completed, it is read aloud. The viewer's score is given ...

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Comparative and superlative adverbs

This is a set of online flash cards showing how the comparative and superlative degrees of comparison are formed for adverbs ending in '-ly'. The flash cards show the adverb on one side, and on the other side its meaning or degree of comparison is defined and its use in a sentence illustrated. Selecting the sentence allows ...

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Aggettivi e avverbi

This is a set of interactive resources about Italian adjectives, with specific emphasis on 'buono', 'bello', 'quello' and possessives. It is divided into four sections with self-explanatory headings: Buono, Bello e quello, Aggettivi and Aggettivi possessivi. It emphasises a range of key qualifying adjectives, and an introduction ...

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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.


Visting family: near and far

This collection of interactive and printable resources introduces ways of saying who you are going to visit, and whether places are far or near, with emphasis on core expressions such as 'chi vai a trovare?' and 'vado a trovare ...' It builds on learners' pronunciation skills with drills based on simple exchanges and provides ...


Best friends

This collection of interactive and printable resources introduces ways of describing best friends and using time adverbs such as soon, later, today, tonight and tomorrow to say when people are arriving. It focuses on using the expressions 'il mio migliore amico' or 'la mia migliore amica' and developing their use in simple ...


Rooms and furniture

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian language curriculum that focuses on how to describe rooms, furniture and family activities and to say where common objects are using adverbs such as 'davanti' and 'dietro' and prepositions such as 'su' and 'tra'. It provides opportunities ...

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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 ...

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Shapeshifting stories

This is a resource about developing character for drama, structuring drama using the imagination as a starting point and asking key questions - Who? What? How? Where? - to shape the drama. It features a video of Vikki Doig and her friend Troy demonstrating the process of developing character and dramatising a story. The ...

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Molto bene - app for iPad

The Molto Bene app provides over 60 interactive lessons based on real life situations (eg. meeting new people, dining out, shopping), and includes some of the most common words and phrases, with audio-visual support, and most common verb conjugations. It is divided in three categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced. ...

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Italian Essentials - app for iPad

The Italian Essentials app provides an interactive searchable dictionary for most common Italian words and verbs, with audio-visual support, based on flashcards, and categorised in topics, for example, greetings, colours, children, schools, food. Multiple choice as well as audio quizzes keep track of the users' vocabulary ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 11 - Extra room

This is episode 11 of 'La mappa misteriosa', a 12-episode video series for Italian language students. This episode focuses on expressing where people are and where they are going, and making simple complaints about rooms and other facilities. The episode takes place at an Italian 'agriturismo', which is a farm tourist resort ...


Italian: units 13-24

These lesson plans, introduced by an overview mapping document, are twelve progressive units of work that constitute a beginner to intermediate course in Italian, covering themes such as the school system, describing people, literature, weather reports, cities, the planetary system, immigration, time and money. The plans ...