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Dictionary Skills Middle-Upper Primary Written by Murray Brennan

This set of blackline masters is specifically designed to foster and develop dictionary usage skills in students aged from 10 to 13 years.

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The words used in the exercises have been trialled with students using the most popular dictionaries likely to be encountered in schools. However, there may be words that are not available in some dictionaries, which could necessitate research by students.

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Similarly, there are a number of selected questions that require, by design, further student research using either an illustrated dictionary or an encyclopaedia. These questions may be treated or ignored, at the teacher's discretion. The exercises do not, on the whole, require simple transcription by the students. Rather, they are formulated to encourage students to understand the words they are asked to find and even, in certain cases, to evaluate and make decisions regarding words and their uses.

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Each sheet has been designed according to a consistent format that places all questions on the left half of the page, leaving the right half free for answers. Thus, once students have been made familiar with this format, they should be able to work on the sheets independently and at their own pace.

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The words to be studied by the students are highlighted by inverted commas. e.g. 'flexible'. The package has been designed to have a full year's work in this area.


Dictionary Skills Activity 1 1. A ‘sullen’ person is happy — true OR false? 2. In engines, what is held in the ‘sump’?

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3. Draw two things which ‘tallow’ is made into.

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4. ‘Supple’ means flexible — true OR false?

5. Draw a cup and colour it ‘tangerine’.

6. What is one ‘symptom’ of measles?

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7. Name two animals (birds) which have ‘talons’.

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8. Is the ‘tarantula’ spider poisonous?

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9. Write down three types of ‘stationery’.

10. ‘Teak’ is a type of

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11. What does a ‘stevedore’ do?

12. Draw a ‘cascade’.

13. Give two uses for the mineral ‘sulphur’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 2 1. Name something which is ‘taboo’ for students at your school. .

3. ‘Botany’ is the study of

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4. Another word for ‘toxin’ is

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2. Another word for ‘squander’ is

5. Name a ‘tranquil’ type of place.

7. Another word for ‘startle’ is

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6. Draw what a ‘caddy’ carries.

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8. Draw the animal from which we get the fine

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wool known as ‘cashmere’.

9. A ‘summit’ is the lowest point of something — true OR false?

10. ‘Cartography’ is the study of

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Dictionary Skills Activity 3 1. A ‘squall’ is a

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2. Writing which is ‘legible’ is writing that can be easily

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3. Another word for ‘toupee’ is

5. What type of vegetable is a ‘leek’?

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4. Draw a ‘ladle’.

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6. Draw a diagram to show what a ‘tier’ is.

7. In which country would people wear a ‘kilt’? ‘kimono’?

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8. In which country would people wear a

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9. Use an atlas to find the capital cities of the countries in the answers to Questions 7 and 8. 10. What type of crime is ‘arson’?

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11. What fraction of a mile is a ‘kilometre’? 12. The light but strong metal ‘titanium’ is used in

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13. The length or measure across the opening of a tube or

is known as the ‘calibre’.

14. Draw a diagram to show what ‘bullion’ is.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 4

2. A ‘chaplain’ is a

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1. Give two examples of ‘citrus’ fruit.

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may work in the army, navy or air force.

3. A ‘castor’ is a small wheel and you might find them on the legs of

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Draw a picture showing ‘castors’.

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4. Two things made from ‘cacao’ seeds are

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5. Look up the word ‘stifle’. In which season would you be most likely to have ‘stifling’ weather?

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6. Name two things found on a ‘spool’. 7. What might be kept in a ‘canister’? 8. What might be kept in a ‘carafe’?

9. Draw a diagram to show a ‘spout’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 5 1. Give one word, starting with ‘a’, for ‘harass’.

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2. Draw a ‘goblet’.

3. To be lucky means to be ‘hapless’

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— true OR false?

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5. Draw a ‘hatchet’.

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4. Draw a ‘cudgel’.

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6. A ‘glen’ is the name given to a valley in which country?

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7. What is stored in a ‘granary’?

8. Draw something made out of ‘graphite’.

9. Draw what ‘ketchup’ is made from.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 6 1. Name an animal which is ‘immense’.

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2. Draw a ‘glade’.

3. What is the ‘initial’ letter of the alphabet? 4. If people suffer from ‘insomnia’, they cannot .

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get any

5. Draw a picture to show what material a ‘glazier’ works with.

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6. ‘Kelp’ is found in the desert — true OR false?

7. Draw a picture to show what type of animal

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‘hake’ is.

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8. List any three things which could be ‘lethal’.

9. Draw something that is foundor used in ‘haberdashery’. 10. For people to ‘fast’, they must go without . 11. A ‘fathom’ measures Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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Dictionary Skills Activity 7 1. A ‘stag’ is a male

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2. A ‘sovereign’ is a prince or princess — true OR false?

(a)

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4. Name two diseases caused by a ‘virus’.

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5. Explain what a ‘matador’ is.

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6. Draw a ‘spectre’.

7. One word, starting with ‘d’, which means the same as ‘scorn’ is

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8. Draw a ‘marquee’.

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3. Draw a ‘tripod’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 8 1. Name three things which ‘marmalade’ can be

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made from.

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2. Draw, and colour, a ‘turquoise’ stone.

3. Draw a diagram showing some ‘embers’.

4. One word, starting with ‘c’, which means .

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to ‘duplicate’ is

5. A ‘spawn’ is a mass of eggs.

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Name two animals which have ‘spawn’.

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6. What special characteristic does a ‘spaniel’ dog have?

7. Explain the difference between a ‘stalactite’

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and a ‘stalacmite’.

8. Draw a ‘stalactite’ and a ‘stalacmite’ and label them to show their differences.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 9 1. ‘Caffeine’ is a drug found in

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Name one sport which uses a ‘rink’. 3. Name two animals which do their breeding

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in a ‘rookery’.

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4. Draw and colour a ‘ruby’.

5. Name one place where you might find a ‘scalpel’.

6. Another word which means the same as

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7. Not eating enough

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‘calamity’ is

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can give people ‘scurvy’.

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8. Draw an example of a ‘rodent’.

9. In which country would you find a snake called an ‘anaconda’?

Draw an anaconda.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 10 1. A ‘scrawny’ person is a fat person — true OR false?

3. Draw what is kept in an ‘apiary’.

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2. Draw a picture to show ‘wellingtons’.

4. In the ‘Arctic’, would you be near the north pole or the south pole? and in

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5. ‘Amphibians are animals that can live on .

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Give an example of an ‘amphibian’.

6. Draw a picture to show the two things

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that an ‘archer’ uses.

7. ‘Butter’ is made by churning

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8. Draw a picture to show an ‘archipelago’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 11 1. What does an ‘artery’ carry? 2. Is an ‘asp’ dangerous? 3. A ‘wigwam’ is a tent made from

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Draw a ‘wigwam’.

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4. What kind of animal is a ‘beagle’? 5. From which animal do Eskimos get ‘blubber’?

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Draw this animal.

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6. Name two places that a ‘curator’ might look

7. Draw the machine, found inside a house,

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which uses a ‘stylus’.

8. What do you bend when you make a ‘curtsy’?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 12

1. Draw a place or a building where you might find a ‘pew’.

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2. Draw a ‘baton’.

3. Draw a ‘runnel’.

4. On which part of the body do you wear a

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‘beret’?

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5. Another word, starting with ‘d’, which

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means the same as ‘ass’ is

6. ‘Willow’ is a type of tree from which we get wood. Draw something to do with sport

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that this wood is made into. 7. What would you do with a ‘loquat’? 8. Name the two countries that the ‘loquat’ originally came from.

9. What do the initials ‘USA’ stand for?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 13 1. On what animal would you find a ‘fetlock’? 2. What is a ‘gosling’?

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3. Draw a picture to show what ‘forceps’ are.

4. Does a ‘flea’ have wings?

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5. How does a ‘flea’ move?

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6. A ‘pitcher’ is a large

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Draw a ‘pitcher’.

7. A ‘fillet’ is a piece of meat or fish .

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8. On what do people ‘slumber’? 9. ‘Goulash’ is a stew. What two things are in it?

10. Draw two uses of ‘caustic soda’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 14 1. Give a two-letter word which means the same as ‘negative’. 2. From which animal do we get ‘mutton’?

4. The depth of water is measured in ‘fathoms’.

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About how many metres is a ‘fathom’?

5. Draw a picture of the weapon you would

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use in the sport of ‘fencing’.

6. ‘Rind’ is the thick covering of peel or or cheese.

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skin around

7. Which animal, when being chased, hides in

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an ‘earth’?

8. Draw two pictures which show the

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difference between a ‘plane’ and a ‘plain’.

9. You will often find ‘gannets’ in the desert— true OR false?

10. Using your own words, what is the difference between ‘sauce’ and source’?

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3. Draw a picture of a ‘posy’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 15 1. How do you feel if you are ‘dazed’? 2. ‘Pasta’ is a dough which is used in making .

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4. What is grown in a ‘paddy-field’?

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3. Draw and label what a ‘yolk’ is.

5. In which two countries might you find a

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Draw a ‘pagoda’.

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‘pagoda’?

6. What is stored or kept in a ‘pantry’? 7. What part of the plant is ‘tobacco’ made from?

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8. Penguins can fly — true OR false?

9. Draw what is made at a ‘mint’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 16 1. One word, starting with ‘f’, which means the same as ‘pennant’ is

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Draw a ‘pennant’.

2. Give three examples of animals that are

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‘vermin’.

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Draw one of them.

3. Which animal might wear ‘blinkers’? 4. One word, starting with ‘n’, which means .

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the same as ‘piffle’ is

Write a sentence which is ‘piffle’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 17 1. A ‘raven’ is a large black bird like a

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2. ‘Pearls’ are found in the shell of which animal?

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3. Draw what type of animal a ‘mustang’ is.

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4. Name one thing that is ‘portable’. 5. A word which means the same as ‘meek’ is g

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6. Where does a ‘marsupial’ carry its young?

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7. Draw an example of a ‘marsupial’.

8. Was the music group known as the Beatles

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a ‘quintet’ — yes OR no?

(The Beatles’ names were John, Paul, George and Ringo.)

9. On which part of the body is a ‘muzzle’ worn?

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10. A ‘mane’ is found on both male and female lions — true OR false?

11. A ‘moat’ is a deep trench filled with water . Draw what a ‘moat’ usually goes around.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 18 1. When you have a ‘manicure’, what two parts of the body are cared for?

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2. Draw a ‘javelin’.

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3. A word which means the same as ‘mar’ .

4. An animal which looks much like a ‘prawn’ is a s

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5. Draw a diagram to show what a ‘quill’ is.

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6. ‘Mahogany’ is a type of

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Draw some of the things that it is made into.

7. Write one sentence that has the words ‘course’ and ‘coarse’ in it.

8. A ‘burly’ person would be no good to have in a rugby team — true OR false?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 19 1. An ‘ostrich’ is a large flying bird — true OR false? 2. How many sides does a ‘quadrangle’ have?

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3. Draw the food that an ‘otter’ mainly feeds on.

5. Water is ‘sparse’ in the desert — true OR false?

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7. Draw a ‘punnet’.

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6. What does a ‘punnet’ hold?

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4. Three examples of 'poultry' are:

8. On which part of the body would you wear

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a ‘sombrero’?

Draw a ‘sombrero’

9. A ‘python’ kills it victims by poisoning them — true OR false? 10. Would you find a ‘shamrock’ in the ocean? 11. What does a ‘pylon’ hold up above the ground? Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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Dictionary Skills Activity 20

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1. Draw a ‘pylon’.

2. Where does the ‘plover’ build its nest? 3. Which country has the flag called the

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‘stars and stripes’?

4. Draw the flag called the ‘stars and stripes’.

5. What is put on a sheet of strong cloth called

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a ‘tarpaulin’ to make it waterproof?

6. The Grampian Mountains are like a

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‘prairie’ — true OR false?

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7. Draw a ‘prairie’.

8. Use your own words to explain the difference between ‘sore’ and ‘soar’.

9. Which of the following is the odd one out — ‘estate’, ‘coupe’, ‘monoplane’, ‘wagon’?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 21 1. ‘Curtail’ the word grammar to find a unit of mass or weight. What is the answer?

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2. Write a sentence which is ‘drivel’.

3. What would you use a ‘scull’ for?

5. Where might you find a ‘cygnet’?

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4. Draw a ‘scull’.

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7. Draw the animal used in ‘equestrian’ events.

8. A feather is a ‘cumbersome’ object — true OR false?

9. Give one word, starting with ‘b’, which means the opposite of ‘drab.’

10. Does an arrow travel in a ‘spiral’? 11. Which of the following is not ‘edible’ — carrot, onion, sugar, scissors, snails? 12. Ants are ‘diligent’ creatures — true OR false?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 22 1. Name two ingredients used to make ‘custard’. 2. An ‘inlet’ could be found in the desert —

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true OR false?

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Draw an ‘inlet’.

3. What part of the ‘spinach’ plant do people eat? 4. A ‘drake’ is a female duck — true OR false? 5. The ‘cuckoo’ bird does not make itself popular with other birds. Why?

the same as ‘dell’.

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6. Give one word, starting with ‘v’, that means 7. In your own words, describe the difference

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between ‘stair’ and ‘stare’.

8. Find plurals for the following words: • medium

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• octopus • tomato • piano

• mother-in-law

9. Draw two examples of an ‘amphibian’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 23 1. A ‘sphinx’ has the body of a woman and the head of a lioness — true OR false? 2. Give three examples of ‘crustaceans’.

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What do they have in common?

3. Draw an animal which chews its ‘cud’.

4. A ‘cubicle’ might be found in a building —

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5. Name two jobs that a ‘marshal’ might do. 6. Mrs Jones is driving her car north along

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Piperidge Street, which is a ‘cul-de-sac’. If the street is straight, in which direction will Mrs Jones leave?

7. Does the ‘coyote’ exist naturally in Australia?

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8. A ‘coxswain’ steers one of the following. Select your answer and then draw it. Choose from: bus, boat, aircraft, horse, train

9. Mrs Harrison loves hot weather. Which season would she probably ‘loathe’? 10. In Australia, a ‘loch’ is called a lake. In which country is a lake called a ‘loch’? Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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Dictionary Skills Activity 24 1. Who uses a ‘stethoscope’? 2. What is a ‘stethoscope’ used for?

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Draw a ‘stethoscope’.

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3. ‘Thyme’ and ‘Rosemary’ have something in common — they are both a type of h

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4. Draw what is kept in a ‘hangar’.

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5. The boiling point of ordinary water is

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100° Celsius. At about what temperature would you ‘simmer’ food?

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Choose from these answers: (a) 60° Celsius (b) 45° Celsius (c) 95° Celsius (d) 80° Celsius

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(e) 50° Celsius

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Dictionary Skills Activity 25 1. ‘Cerise’ is closest to which of these colours — black, dark green, purple, bright pink? 2. On what part of the body might you find

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a ‘tiara’?

3. Draw and label a ‘hirsute’ person.

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4. Most farmers don’t like ‘weevils’. Explain why.

5. In which season do some animals ‘hibernate’? 6. Which sport has ‘chukkers’ or ‘chukkas’?

7. Which of the following creatures are ‘vermin’? Choose from: (a) fleas (b) mice (c) bees (d) rats

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8. In what way is a ‘wombat’ similar to a

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9. Draw an animal that lives in a ‘warren’.

10. At what time do you ‘terminate’ school each day?

11. In which one of the following cities might you find people buying things with ‘yen’? Choose from: (a) London (b) Sydney (c) New York (d) Tokyo (e) Paris 12. Put the words ‘pier’ and ‘peer’ into one sentence.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 26 1. Draw what you might find in an ‘eyrie’.

3. Name two things that ‘vinegar’ is made from. 4. In which month might the season of ‘yule’

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be celebrated?

5. Draw where you would spend a lot of your time if you were a ‘horticulturist’. 6. A newspaper is very ‘pliable’ — true OR false?

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7. Which of the following would have the

greatest ‘velocity’? Choose from: (a) train

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(b) car (c) cheetah (d) rocket.

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Draw your answer.

8. Draw two different types of ‘file’.

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2. What type of vegetable is the ‘yam’ similar to?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 27 1. In which sport is a ‘shuttlecock’ likely to be used? 2. Which animal does a ‘shrew’ look like?

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3. In the box provided, draw a ‘replica’ of the shape given.

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4. On which of the following animals would you find ‘plumage’ — tiger, eagle, giraffe, shark, hen, crocodile? 5. What is kept inside a ‘pod’?

6. If you needed money, which of the following might be able to help you — ‘patriot’, ‘partridge’, ‘pawnbroker’?

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people wearing a ‘fez’?

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7. In which country might you find many

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8. Draw something that might be used in a ‘regatta’.

9. Which of the following has the job of

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cleaning blood in the human body — ‘heart’, ‘liver’ or ‘artery’?

10. What is usually carried in a ‘perambulator’?

11. Draw a ‘perambulator’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 28 1. At what time of the day would people be most likely to have a ‘siesta’ — 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.?

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2. Name two things which are made from the

3. Where might you find ‘kelp’?

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fibre called ‘jute’.

4. How many players are there in a ‘lacrosse’

team — one-quarter of a dozen, half a dozen,

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three-quarters of a dozen or a dozen?

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5. Draw a picture of what ‘kapok’ is used for.

6. Name a room in a house where a ‘larder’ might be found.

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7. Can a ‘lieutenant’ in the army give an order to a captain?

8. ‘Junk’ is rubbish. Draw the other meaning of ‘junk’. 9. Use your own words to explain what a ‘centaur’ looks like.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 29 1. Soldiers who are in the ‘infantry’ ride about on horses — true OR false?

3. What do you need when you are ‘famished’?

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4. Name a machine, starting with ‘p’, that can make a ‘facsimile’.

5. Which of the following words means that

something is likely to spread from person to person — ‘warp’, ‘infectious’ or ‘infallible’? 6. Choose the correct answer — A ‘skiff’ is a

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small (baby, cloud, building or boat).

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7. Draw a picture to show a ‘dale’.

8. Two animals, when mated, produce a ‘mule’.

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One is an ass. Draw a picture of the other animal.

9. A machine called a churn is used for making

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10. Choose the correct answer — A fear of water is (hydrophobia, claustrophobia). 11. How do you make a ‘hurdygurdy’ work?

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2. Colour this square in a ‘tawny’ colour.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 30 1. Explain how a ‘humming-bird’ gets its name.

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2. Draw a picture to show a ‘dais’.

3. What signs would tell a person if he or she had ‘mumps’?

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4. Can you catch ‘mumps’ from someone who already has them?

5. ‘Musk’ is a very strong perfume. Draw the

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animal we use to make this perfume.

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6. A ‘pinnace’ and a ‘frigate’ are both boats. Which one is bigger?

7. Write one sentence that uses both ‘weather’ and ‘whether(s)’.

8. If someone asked to see your ‘credentials’, what would you show him or her?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 31 1. A ‘fawn’ is a young (zebra, weasel or deer)? 2. In which season would you be most likely to find a ‘parasol’? 3. ‘Hemp’ is a type of plant, used in the making

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of bags and sails. Draw and label one more item made from ‘hemp’. 4. Which two of the following are called red, white? 5. Give three examples of a ‘felony’.

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‘pastel’ colours — pink, black, dark green,

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6. Is this shape a ‘heptagon’- True OR false.

7. Most people are ‘ambidextrous’ —

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8. A person who is a ‘heathen’ is the opposite to a person who is a ‘Christian’ —

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true OR false?

9. Draw a ‘parapet’ on the bridge and staircase.

10. What name do we give the ‘spouse’ of a husband? 11. In which season is a river most likely to become ‘stagnant’?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 32

1. A ‘ferret’ is used to chase which animal

2. What type of man wears a ‘frock’?

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out of its home? Draw the answer.

3. For how many years must a couple be

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married to celebrate their ‘silver wedding’?

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4. Draw something which is ‘fragrant’.

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5. Whereabouts in a building do you find the ‘foyer’?

6. What do the following abbreviations mean? • ‘e.g.’ (in English)

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• ‘n.b.’ (in English) • ‘i.e.’ (in English) • ‘PhD’

• ‘TNT’

7. What is used to pull a ‘rickshaw’? 8. In which part of the human body would you find ‘enamel’, ‘pulp’ and ‘dentine’? 9. What do a ‘clove hitch’, a ‘bowline’ and a ‘sheepshank’ have in common? Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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Dictionary Skills Activity 33 1. Write one ‘gripe’ that you have about school. 2. Give the name of the book in which you

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might find a ‘gospel’.

3. Draw two pieces of equipment needed to

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play ‘croquet’.

4. What is kept safely inside a ‘cranium’?

5. In which of the following places might you find a ‘croupier’?

Choose from: museum, stable, casino, school 6. What type of animal is a ‘marmoset’?

7. In which month of the year would you expect

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to find ‘mistletoe’ in homes?

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8. Draw a ‘bouquet’.

9. Are you unlikely to find a ‘crevasse’ in a

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hot desert? Why?

10. Give one word, starting with ‘c’, which means the same as ‘bung’. 11. Give three examples of animals that are ‘gregarious’.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 34

1. Draw a ‘punt’.

where would you find a ‘crow’s-nest’? 3. A ‘bunker’ is an underground shelter. It also has something to do with a sport. Which one? ‘italics’ — beef, lamb or pork?

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4. Which of the following words is printed in

5. A ‘jacket’ could be found on a person’s body. Draw one other place where you would find

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a ‘jacket’.

6. To which organisation might you belong if you attend a ‘jamboree’?

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7. What gives you ‘malaria’.

8. If your principal said you were acting like a ‘zombie’, would you be happy about that? Why?

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2. A crow’s nest might be found up a tree. But

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Dictionary Skills Activity 35 1. What do ‘leeches’ and ‘lice’ have in common? 2. What can be looked after in a ‘nursery’? Name two of them. 3. Which of the following sports might you be Choose from: golf, tennis, cricket, polo, swimming. 4. The music group The Cockroaches is a ‘quintet’. Which group has more members?

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5. Colour the house ‘mauve’.

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The music group The Bangles is a ‘quartet’.

6. Name one activity which is ‘perilous’.

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7. Mr and Mrs Smith buy some ‘maternity’

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clothes. Who will wear them?

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8. What does a ‘cobbler’ mend? Draw them.

9. At which of the following times would you attend a ‘matinee’? Choose from: 9.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m.

10. Draw a building where ‘matrimony’ might take place. 11. Which of the following might eat ‘gorgonzola’? Choose from: people, horses, fish, dogs. Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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playing if you are wearing ‘jodhpurs’?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 36

2. A ‘masseur’ is an occupation. Draw a picture

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to show what a ‘masseur’ would use in the job.

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1. What is a ‘bivouac’?

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3. Name one way to ‘liquify’ ice.

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4. An acronym is a word made by using the initial letters of other words. What do these acronyms stand for?

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• VAT

• NATO • NASA • WHO

• BASIC (in computers)

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Dictionary Skills Activity 37 1. Which of the following is a sign that a person has ‘acne’ —warts, high temperature, headache or pimples? 2. Which of the following is opposite to

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‘coarse’ — rough, happy, pure, horizontal? 3. Draw two types of equipment which might

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be used in the sport called ‘slalom’.

4. Is the following sentence true OR false?

The mother of the baby ‘nightingale’ sang sweetly high up in its bird nest.

5. In which season would people be most likely

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to wear ‘galoshes’?

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6. Use a red arrow to show the ‘cuticle’ in

7. One word, starting with ‘c’, which means the same as ‘skipper’ is

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8. Which of the following word(s) means the

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same as ‘livid’? Choose from: liniment, listless, mundane or angry.

9. Explain the difference between ‘skim’ milk and ordinary milk.

10. What do people ‘inhale’? Choose from tomatoes, oxygen, coffee or kites.

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Dictionary Skills Activity 38 1. Draw a ‘skylight’ in a suitable position on this house.

2. Complete this sentence with a suitable word. were gathered

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A ‘throng’ of outside the building.

3. Who or what does a ‘nanny’ look after?

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4. Does a waiter work at a ‘buffet’?

5. If you throw a ‘deuce’ with a die, how many dots are showing on the top?

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6. Name three metals that can be used to

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make the jewellery called ‘filigree’.

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7. Draw an ‘obelisk’

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Dictionary Skills Activity 39 1. In which season would you be most likely to see ‘sleet’? 2. Which of the following words is the opposite of ‘blonde’? Choose from: brisk, brunette, cavalcade, Yen

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3. What is kept in a ‘morgue’?

4. What is put on a ‘skewer’?

5. Give another word for ‘broth’.

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6. Draw two examples of ‘cutlery’.

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Draw a ‘skewer’.

7. What do we call a group of geese? Choose

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8. Draw a ‘skirting board’ in this room.

9. Give another word for ‘menagerie’. Choose from: library, zoo, school, dictionary.

10. People would be most likely to wear a ‘mackintosh’ in summer — true OR false?

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Dictionary Skills Activity 40

1. Draw a ‘colander’.

3. Complete the following sentence by choosing

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a suitable word. Some people

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are dangerous and deadly-looking creatures. Choose from: ‘lobe’, ‘loll’, ‘lilac’ or ‘loathe’. 4. Explain the differences between a ‘llama’

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and a camel.

5. A ‘dressing’ is a type of sauce added to a

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salad.

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2. What do fishermen use a ‘lure’ for?

Draw a picture that shows another place

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where a ‘dressing’ might be used.

6. Complete the following sentence by choosing a suitable word.

The student was awarded a

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attend university. Choose from: ‘scullery’, ‘scholarship’, ‘scamper’. 7. What occupations would most likely use the following: • a ‘diskette’? • a ‘bayonet’? • an ‘altimeter’? Prim-Ed Publishing - Dictionary Skills

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