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Listed under:  Language  >  Language conventions  >  Grammar  >  Morphemes  >  Affixes  >  Prefixes
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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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Words beginning with 'exo-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words illustrating the initial letter pattern 'exo-'. 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 Cards' button ...

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Adding the prefix 'ir-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating how the spelling of a base word beginning with 'r' stays the same when the prefix 'ir-' is added to give the opposite meaning. 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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Fore! Fun with phonemes

Can you think of any words that begin with 'for' or 'fore'? Watch the funny antics of two golfers as they line up their forefingers and forearms to hit the ball forwards before there's an accident.

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Multisyllabic words beginning with 'ex-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten multisyllabic words beginning with 'ex-', as in 'excursion'. 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 Cards' ...

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Words beginning with 'tele-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words beginning with 'tele-'. 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 Cards' button links to onscreen and printable ...

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Words beginning with 'over-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words beginning with the prefix 'over-' containing the unstressed syllable 'er' said with the 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, ...

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Words beginning with 'exc-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words beginning with 'exc-' where the 'c' is soft, as in 'excitement 'and 'excellent'. 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. ...

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Opposites ending in '-ssible'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of opposites ending in the suffix '-ible' after a double 'ss'. The opposites are formed by adding 'im-', 'in-' or 'ir-'. 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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Opposites ending in '-ive'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of opposites ending in '-ive'. The opposites are formed by adding the prefix 'in-'. 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 ...

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Spelling - sorting words

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text illustrating the use of explicit teaching in year 3, year 7 and year 8 English classes to build spelling knowledge across the years of schooling. The video shows the three class teachers engaging in professional ...

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Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on explicit teaching of etymological spelling knowledge in secondary school, in this case a year 10 English class. In the vignette the teacher establishes, works towards and reviews learning goals for the lesson ...

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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 ...