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Descriptions of language

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Introduction to prescriptivism and descriptivism quiz
A light-hearted quiz in the style of popular magazines to let  … read more
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Exploring idioms
A resource that guides students in exploring idiomatic expressions.  … read more
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Language level frames
Encourage students to use terms from different language levels  … read more
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Word class matching activity
Students match word classes with definitions. Answers are included.  … read more
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Introduction to pragmatics
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Introducing nouns
This introductory worksheet introduces different types of nouns  … read more
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Phoneme tiles
A set of English phonemes, colour-coded as vowel and consonant  … read more
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Grice's Maxims role plays
Students explore Grice's Maxims through a number of conversation  … read more
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Spoken language terms puzzle
Students match up spoken language terms with their definitions  … read more
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Context and mode: How texts vary
An introduction to writing about context and mode, particularly  … read more
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Linguistic terms drag and drop
Moveable cards with answers underneath to help check whether  … read more
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Linguistic snakes and ladders
IWB Snakes and Ladders game - useful for revising key linguistic  … read more
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Create a grammar booklet
Students produce a booklet aimed at explaining the meaning and  … read more
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Introduction to Language: mind map
A colourful, neat overview of the key issues and concepts covered  … read more
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Linguistic framework activities
A collection of activities for working with semantic, grammatical,  … read more
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It's good to talk
Developing confidence with transcriptions and an understanding  … read more
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Student frame - ENGB1 analysis
A helpful frame for AQA B to guide students when analysing texts.  … read more
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Introduction to clause analysis
An explanation and short practice sheet to help students with  … read more
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Euphemisms in the Personal Ads
Fun card sort activity. Match the euphemism to the correct definition.  … read more
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Clause analysis
A basic explanation sheet.  … read more
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Features of spontaneous speech
A useful consolidation or revision guide.  … read more
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English language bingo (part 3)
An interactive matching activity.  … read more
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English language bingo (part 2)
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English language bingo (part 1)
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English language bingo
An active and fun game for ENB1 revision. Also available as  … read more
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Friends and family
Semantic fields and language relations. Includes semantic fields  … read more
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Lexical frameworks
Organising the way we think about types of words. Teachers' answers  … read more
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The long and the short and the tall
Looking at sentence types.  … read more
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Functions of sentences
A worksheet on declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory  … read more
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Interactive matching activity: Collocations
Match the words that go together.  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise. Euphemisms in the Personal Ads (Part 2)
Another set of euphemisms to match to their definitions.  … read more
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Euphemisms in the Personal Ads (Part 1)
An interactive matching game. Match the euphemism to its definition.  … read more
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Euphemisms - match these well known ones
Interactive matching game. Match these well known euphemisms.  … read more
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Interactive multiple choice activity: Stylistics 2 - types of noun
More nouns! Decide which type of noun each thing is. Perfect  … read more
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Interactive multiple choice activity: Stylistics - types of noun
Decide which type of noun each thing is. Perfect for use on an  … read more
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Sentence type bingo
Quick revision game for sentence types. An interactive multiple  … read more
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How conversations work: some terminology
This is a handy summary of discourse theory terminology which  … read more
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Types of nouns
Identifying common, proper, abstract, concrete nouns with simple  … read more
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No joy in a dry sausage
A progress test on word classes and stylistic impact. Uses an  … read more
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Joking aside
Investigation based activities to explore the discourse structure  … read more
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Hyped up horoscopes
Text classification practice and more sophisticated analysis  … read more
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Neologisms
A look at how English acquires new words using examples of recent  … read more
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Semantics - inferred meanings
Synonyms, denotation and connotation, with a great activity on  … read more
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Modification of nouns
Noun phrases! Exploring pre-modification and post-modification.  … read more
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Clause elements
Learn about the elements of a clause and identify adverbials.  … read more
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The language of holiday brochures
Five short examples of holiday brochures, a cloze worksheet to  … read more
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Test on newspapers and leaflets
A general test on terminology and grammar using newspapers and  … read more
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Auxiliary verbs: to be, to do, to have
A short exercise to identify auxiliary verbs followed by a a  … read more
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Catchy phrases
Exploiting phonological effects in texts (focus on advertising  … read more
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Phonological features test
A simple case of matching the terms with the definitions. Would  … read more
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Features of speech and writing
A useful reference sheet.  … read more
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Subjects, verbs, objects and complements
Explanations and examples of subjects, verbs, objects and complements  … read more
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Sentences
Explanations, examples and exercises on sentence types and functions,  … read more
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Phrases
Explanatory notes on types of phrases with practice activities.  … read more
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Semantics - linguistic frameworks
Materials for exploring euphemism, denotation, connotation,  … read more
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A glossary of spoken language features
A list of terminology with definitions for features of spoken  … read more
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Features of spoken language quiz
A 10 minute terminology test. Take it if you dare!  … read more
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