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Study English: sentences and conjunctions

Improve your writing with a variety of compound and complex sentences. Discover some simple ways to connect ideas with conjunctions (words that join). In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video report on a new, environmentally friendly solar house. You'll clear any confusion about conjunctions, clauses and commas.

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Finish the story: car crash: assessment

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story about a romance where a couple have an argument, and then one person is involved in a car crash. Look closely at the narrative to make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by adding adverbial phrases and similes, and by linking sentences using ...

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Starting Smart: effective energies: explain and inform

This curriculum package provides teachers of students in years 7-9 with background information, ten lesson plans, activities and resources designed to develop knowledge about explanations. The lessons model a range of teaching and learning strategies to explore the purpose, organisation, vocabulary and language structures ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 10: ordinal numbers 1st to 10th

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces Indonesian ordinal numbers from first to tenth. Student activities include a pronunciation drill, a caption-matching exercise with timer, completing simple sentences and labelling the finishing order of a car race to produce an animation. Also ...

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BBC Bitesize: compound sentences - revision

This is a series of four information sheets designed to teach students about phrases and clauses, sentence types and punctuation. It covers simple, complex and compound sentences. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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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 ...

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Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

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Study English: formal writing

Formal writing is an important skill, not just for your time at school but also for when you enter the workforce. There are many ways you can improve the formality of your writing. Explore some of these strategies in the following clip.

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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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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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Primary English: models and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'modelling texts' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers are provided with guidance about ...

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Improving narrative and language skills in senior primary school students

This teacher resource describes a highly successful narrative strategy developed by Mahogany Rise Primary School in Victoria. The strategy enhanced acquisition of literacy skills by supporting students' oral language development. All years 5 and 6 students were involved in whole-class programs. Extended intervention in ...

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Sentence builder: prehistoric: tool

Help a caveman use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each rock to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from five groups: when, who, what, where and setting.

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My design: talking car [Indonesian]

Design a car that speaks in Indonesian. Select items in Indonesian to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in Indonesian about your car. You can change your design as many times as ...

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My design: talking car [French]

Design a car that speaks in French. Select items in French to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in French about your car. You can change your design as many times as you like. This ...

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My design: talking car [German]

Design a car that speaks in German. Select items in German to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in German about your car. You can change your design as many times as you like. This ...

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My design: talking car [Greek]

Design a car that speaks in Greek. Select items in Greek to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in Greek about your car. You can change your design as many times as you like. This ...

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My design: talking car [Japanese]

Design a car that speaks in Japanese. Select items in Japanese to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in Japanese about your car. You can change your design as many times as you like. ...

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My design: talking car [Chinese]

Design a car that speaks in Chinese. Select items in Chinese to choose your car's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Finally, add a message in Chinese about your car. You can change your design as many times as you like. ...

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My design: talking cat [Indonesian]

Design a cat that speaks in Indonesian. Select items in Indonesian to choose your cat's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your cat. Decide on a name that suits your talking cat. Finally, add a message in Indonesian about your cat. You can change your design as many times as ...