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Listed under:  Language  >  Language conventions  >  Grammar  >  Morphemes  >  Inflection (Grammar)
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Putting it in perspective - unit of work

This unit of work explores point of view in narrative. Students explore two meanings of the term 'point of view': personal point of view and narrative point of view. They learn about first-person and third-person omniscient point of view in narrative, and differentiate between 'narrator' and 'author'. Students then bring ...

Interactive Resource

Languages online: Chinese part 03: family members - basic vocabulary

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to develop the basic vocabulary of family members and simple introductions. The activities cover the different terms for maternal and paternal grandparents and for older and younger siblings, and illustrate how gender is represented ...

Interactive Resource

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 ...

Interactive Resource

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Adding the inflection '-ions'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying adding the inflection '-ions' without changing the base 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. ...

Interactive Resource

The verb 'to wake'

This is an activity about four forms or parts of the irregular verb 'to wake': 'woke', 'wake', 'woken' and 'waken'. The user selects the form or part to best complete a series of four sentences. Immediate right-wrong feedback is given, and when the sentence is correctly completed it is read aloud. There are five buttons ...

Interactive Resource

Verbi

This is a collection of Italian language resources focusing on the formation and use of regular verbs with the endings '-are', '-ire' and '-ere'; auxiliary verbs ('avere' and 'essere'); and other common irregular verbs in the present, gerund and present perfect tenses. It includes modal verbs, idiomatic expressions with ...

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Efficient speech: the process of language change

Wassup, bro?Well 'pparently I ain't speakin' right.Will thou ha' the truth on't?We often think that only young people speak in abbreviated forms, but the truth is people have been doing this since Anglo-Saxon times! In this clip discover with Professor Kate Burridge some words that belong to the 'zero plurals' group, why ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: Active and passive voice

A web page with information, teacher guides and activities on writing sentences using the active and passive voice. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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'The Rosie Project' and writing comedy

Do you agree with the view that comedy is the hardest genre to write? The comedy writer must repeatedly create expectations before surprising the reader with unanticipated but viable outcomes. In this clip, listen to members of the First Tuesday Book Club discuss Graham Simsion's romantic comedy novel 'The Rosie Project' ...

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Is it today or tomorrow?

Discover all you need to know about today and tomorrow from the expert who knows everything. Don't wait until tomorrow if you have time today. You must watch this clip now, before today becomes yesterday!

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Animal Farm Writing Tasks: Animal Farm Newspaper

This resource for students is the last in a thirteen part series based on a study of the novel 'Animal Farm'. This resource asks students to create a newspaper that could be published by the pigs on 'Animal Farm', including important events and in the style of thinly disguised propaganda. Information is provided on writing ...

Assessment resource

Super stories: verbs and adverbs: assessment

Assess your ability to choose effective verbs, adverbs and illustrations to increase the impact of a horror story and make it scarier. Explain the reasoning behind some of your choices.

Interactive resource

Celebrity garbage: Tiffany Love

Help a detective work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Look closely at clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times on items of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an email message. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Look at a model recount of another case story. Build a recount of Tiffany's ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Pop star puzzle

Work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Examine clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an invitation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Use a model structure and sample paragraphs to build your own newspaper article: headline, introduction, summary ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Point of view: newspaper report

Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs and adverbial phrases for the report. ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Point of view: witness reports

Read and listen to three witness reports of a skateboard crash. Notice that each report presents a different point of view. Look at a model report to see how past tense verbs and opinion adjectives shape the point of view in a text. Build reports by choosing verbs and adverbs to reflect each witness's point of view. Include ...

Interactive resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

ESL Readers: A mysterious meeting: teachers' resource [Arabic]

This resource is designed to support classroom use of the animated story 'A mysterious meeting' and its associated language games. The resource consists of two parts: a transcript of the story in the target language and a set of teachers' notes. The following information is included in the teachers’ notes: a list of key ...

Teacher resource

ESL Readers: A mysterious meeting: teachers' resource [Chinese]

This resource is designed to support classroom use of the animated story 'A mysterious meeting' and its associated language games. The resource consists of two parts: a transcript of the story in the target language and a set of teachers' notes. The following information is included in the teachers’ notes: a list of key ...