Vocabulary

KEY ESSAY WORDS DOWNLOAD

Do you know the difference between define and describe? Do the words illustrate and interpret mean the same thing? Not understanding an essay question will guarantee loss of marks. This one page contains the definitions for 28 key essay words—a must for all high school students.

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TRANSITIONAL WORDS DOWNLOAD

Transitional words are essential for essay writing. They are used to move both the reader and writer from one sentence to the next and from paragraph to paragraph unhindered. This list contains over 140 words, words such as: concurrently, conversely, ultimately, nonetheless, previously and furthermore.

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WORDS! WORDS! WORDS! DOWNLOAD

An extensive vocabulary is a must for all essay writers. Students can draw from this pool of 240 words for inspiration. Great words like: supercilious, petulant, conciliatory, amiable, congenial and vociferous to name but a few.

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SPELLING LIST FOR YEARS 11 – 12 DOWNLOAD

This spelling list contains over 1,000 words. These are less frequently used words but have been compiled based on their relevance to essay writing and character analysis. Words such as acronym, anecdote, camaraderie, cliché, colloquial, ebullient, epiphany, euphemism, hyperbole, innuendo, juxtapose, metaphor, narrative, rhetoric, oxymoron, paradox, parody, protagonist, raconteur, rhetoric, self-deprecating, simile and vernacular to name but a few.

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SPELLING LIST FOR YEARS 9 – 10 DOWNLOAD

The overuse of spell check and message texting has left a legacy—too many high school students are now poor spellers. During exams students will be tested on their comprehension, written and vocabulary skills. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking bad spelling is acceptable—spelling errors lead to clarity errors, which lead to loss of marks! This spelling list contains over 1,000 words. These words are classified as common words and words which students at this level should be able to spell competently.

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SPELLING LIST FOR YEARS 7 – 8 DOWNLOAD

This spelling list contains over 1,000 words. These words are classified as very common words. Together with the Year 6 spelling list they account for 75% of all English usage. These two lists represent the essential core of English and are words every high school student should know how to spell.

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SPELLING LIST FOR YEAR 6 (PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY) DOWNLOAD

The Year 6 spelling list contains over 900 words. These words comprise of the most frequently used words and form a huge proportion of the language, the grammar words such as of, the, as, with, also and so on, as well as frequently used vocabulary words such as carry, sit, and think. All spelling is in British English, with American English appearing in red (for those studying an American syllabus). Ideally children should be able to spell all of these words by the end of primary/elementary school.

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IRREGULAR VERBS DOWNLOAD

The English language has a large number of irregular verbs, approximately 200 in use. Did you know that the ten most frequently used English verbs are all irregular?

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