Posts tagged Grammar and Vocabulary (16)
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Find the longest word that can be made from nine randomly chosen letters.
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No. 1
A word search game with a dash of strategy.
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No. 2
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
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No. 3
Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
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Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
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Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
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Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
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Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
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No. 8
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.
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No. 9
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.
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Turn one word into another, changing just one letter each time.
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Find one common letter that will turn three words into three new ones.
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Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
See how ingenious you can be in combining three randomly chosen words in one sentence.
Compose sentences showing the difference in meaning, grammar or usage between these words.
Practise your basic arithmetic, from multiplation tables to percentages.
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Take command of English grammar and composition with these traditional exercises.
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A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Today in History
1773 Residents of Boston in Massachusetts protest against British taxes by throwing tea into the harbour
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Based on the play by William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)
Hermia and her lover Lysander elope from Athens, only to become tangled with squabbling fairies in the woods.
Young William’s hat caught the eye of Matthew Boulton, and the world was never the same again.
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William Pitt the Elder berates Parliament for treating the public like know-nothings.
Army unrest spread throughout northeast India, and brought direct rule from London.
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A self-made man who never forgot his humble beginnings.

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Polyword ‘Manor’
Make as many words as you can with the letters below. All your words must be at least four letters long, and must also include the highlighted letter. What’s the nine-letter word?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

More Word Games
A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
Do you know ‘wallow in resentment’ (4 letters), and ‘English composer’ (4 letters)?
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.