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Fix Your Grammar. Learn English Punctuation: How to use hyphens with compound adjectives. Spelling Mastery - Bonnells Bay Public School. Melulater: My spelling programme - the Essentials first. Spelling is a somewhat contentious issue.

Melulater: My spelling programme - the Essentials first.

As I have worked in a variety of schools I have seen a variety of spelling programmes. Some I found underwhelming, others I found overwhelming. Some people swear by Joy Allcock's Switched onto Spelling or Spelling Under Scrutiny, and some by Gaye Byers programme, while there are those of us who believe that the best place to start is with the NZCER researched Essential Lists.

I am a strong believer in the value of learning these lists first. NZCER's research has proven that these are the words most used by children as they develop their writing schools during primary school. The New Zealand Curriculum sets some general indicators of what it expects students to by doing at each level for writing: Level One: After one year at school: After 1 Year at School At the beginning of each term I test my children on the Essential Lists. It takes me about three to four days to do the testing, whole class. Not every child will do all the tests. Why? Free Spelling Games And Activities For Kids - By Onomatopoeia. The Adverb Song. Find Similar or Opposite words at Verb Tense Tutorial. Verb tenses are verb forms (went, go, will go) which English speakers use to talk about the past, present, and future in their language.

Verb Tense Tutorial

There are twelve verb tense forms in English as well as other time expressions such as used to. For English learners, knowing how to use English tenses can be quite a challenge. Never fear.'s verb tense tutorial will teach you to think like a native speaker. Let's get started! How to use this tutorial: 1. 2. 3. Verb Tense Exercises About the Verb Tense Chart Look at the verb tense chart above. There are also three simple tenses, three continuous tenses, three perfect tenses and three perfect continuous tenses.

For example, all simple tenses have similar uses. Did you also notice that present tenses and past tenses only have one form whereas future tenses have two forms? Common Questions about Verb Tenses How can I learn verb tenses? Our native language changes the way we think about time. Make sure you understand the details. VocabSushi: The better way to build your vocabulary. Words. Welcome to Literacy!


My name is Kersti Börjars and I am a professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. Together with one of our students, Alex Webb, I have put together these web pages about language. ‘Linguistics’ you may wonder, what on earth is that?! Well, sometimes the word ‘linguist’ is used for people who are good at learning foreign languages, but that is not the way we use it here. Linguistics is the study of language – that includes things like the history of language, the meaning and structure of words and phrases, what sounds are used in languages and what the similarities and differences are between all of the 5000-6000 languages in the world!

How did you become a linguist? For most people it is a little accidental how they end up in a particular job. I grew up in Sweden and when I was at school there I liked a lot of different subjects. In fact, asking questions about the language you hear around you is a really good place to start studying. Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity. Vocabulary test. In this test you get 100 letter sequences, some of which are existing English words (American spelling) and some of which are made-up nonwords.

Vocabulary test

Indicate for each letter sequence whether it is a word you know or not by pressing the F or J key. J: YES, I know this word F: NO, I don't know this word The test takes about 4 minutes and you can repeat the test as often as you want (you will get new letter sequences each time). Advice! Do not say yes to words you do not know, because yes-responses to nonwords are penalized heavily! Advice!