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Written by Jude Scott. © Ready-Ed Publications - 2005. Published by Ready-Ed Publications (2005) P.O. Box 276 Greenwood Perth W.A. 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for non-commercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution.

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Curriculum Links Relevant Outcomes: Grammar and Punctuation

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• Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type; • Identifies spelling patterns and aberrations; • Builds word families in preparation for writing; • Identifies nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; • Uses accurate tense for quantities; • Uses present and past tense in appropriate contexts; • Uses correct punctuation in published version of own writing, e.g. capital letters, quotation marks, full stops, apostrophes and commas; • Uses apostrophes for contractions in written dialogue; • Uses a dictionary/thesaurus to find synonyms; • Understands the function of suffixes and prefixes; • Uses and understands the meaning of a range of verbs; Spelling Outcomes

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Segments words into individual sounds and forms letters that relate to that sound; Builds word families; Write words using blends, letter combinations and vowel sounds; Draws on knowledge of sight words and high frequency words when writing texts; Understands common letter patterns and letter-sound correspondences.

New South Wales - English Stage 3 Strand: Writing; Learning to Write - Skills and Strategies

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WS2.10, WS3.10 - Grammar and Punctuation; WS3.11 - Spelling Strand: Reading; Learning to Read - Skills and Strategies

RS2.6 - Grammatical information; Graphological and Phonological Information;

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- English Level 3 / Level 4 Strand: Writing: Aspects of Language - Linguistic Structures and Features

3.11 - Identifies and uses basic linguistic structures and features of written language.

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Queensland - English Level 3 / Level 4 Strand: Reading and Viewing - OP3.2 Students draw on generic structure, textural resources used to organise and link ideas, elements of visual resources and sound, visual and meaning patterns in words. Strand: Writing and Shaping - OP3.3 Students draw on sound and visual patterns to spell unfamiliar words.

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- English Level 3 / Level 4

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Strand: Strategies - 3.12 Selects and uses a variety of strategies for consistently spelling most common words accurately. Strand: Texts and Contexts - 3.3 Reads and views a range of texts containing familiar topics and language, and predictable

text structures.

Western Australia - English Level 3 / Level 4 Strand: Reading: Use of Texts - R3.1 Interprets and discusses relationships in texts between unfamiliar words or linguistic structures and features; R3.3 Identifies and uses the linguistic structures and features characteristic of a range of text types to construct meaning. Strand: Writing: Contextural Understanding - W3.1 Interprets and discusses relationships in texts between unfamiliar words or linguistic structures and features; R3.3 Recognises that certain text types are associated with particular audiences and purposes.

National Curriculum (ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania)

- English Level 3 / Level 4

Strand: Reading and Viewing: Strategies 3.8a Integrates a variety of strategies for interpreting written and visual texts. Strand: Writing: Strategies - 3.12b Consistently makes informed attempts at spelling. Linguistic Structures and Features - 3.11 Controls most basic features of written language and experiments with some

organisational and linguistic features of different text types.

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CONTENTS Curriculum Links ........................................................................... page 2 Teachers” Notes............................................................................. page 4 Student Reference List .................................................................... page 6 Sounds and letter blends for Level C ............................................. page 11

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Answers for Level C Units 1-40 .............................................. pages 52-58 Complete list of all Level C List Words (Units 1-40) ................. pages 59-64 Ready-Ed Publications

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Teachers’ Notes The Pathways to Literacy Excellence series covers over 35 different sounds and well over 100 letter blends, blends many of which are absent from most other spelling books. The series is divided into three books for three ability levels: Level A is for students with a spelling age of around 8 and 9 years. Level B is for students with a spelling age of around 10 and 11 years. Level C is for students with a spelling age of 12 years and above.

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This series was born from the frustration of trying to explain to students the weird and wonderful spelling of words in our complicated English language. For example, in the word “enough”, ough sounds as uff uff, in “though” it sounds as oa oa, in “bought” it sounds as or and in “cough” it sounds as off off! Very few words are spelt as they sound so it is extremely beneficial for students to be exposed to the many possibilities of phonetics, for increasing both their spelling and reading expertise. There are many discrepancies within this area that are rarely addressed in the conventional curriculum. For instance there are at least 15 letter combinations that make the “ee” sound and very few of these are actually explored. In this more advanced Level C book, exposure to many of the less common letter blends occurs as well as the inclusion of interesting, stimulating words that inspire more eloquent and articulate verbal and written expression. It is advised that the spelling age guidelines above are used simply as a guide, where teachers can try the students who are borderline to get a better idea of their ability levels. Students who have a love of words and using them, will try harder and learn more readily, even if it they find the level of the words slightly above their reading/spelling age. Sometimes the exercises include words that may be harder than the list words, but this is because the exercises often have more of a reading than a spelling emphasis. Importantly, it is the list words that are to be tested on at the end of each week.

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I am a great believer in teaching common sounds at the same time, e.g. a list of “i-e i-e” words, a list of i-e ch “ch ch” words and so on, as long as they sound the same. (For example, some i-e words are pronounced i-e e and some pronounced “ee ee “i-e i-e” as in sliice ee” as in polii ce.) It is so much easier for the student to remember a group of words when presented this way, than as many diverse sounds all clumped together. It is also a good idea to display the words for all levels in the classroom so that students can see them and attention can then be brought to the spelling if they come up in other lessons. Much incidental learning occurs this way. Over 2500 words are included with repeats kept to a minimum. Each book in this series contains 40 units at a particular level. Each unit follows the same format. Three sounds are introduced at the beginning, with one or more letter blends explored. This sound continues until the letter blends run out for that level. More complicated (and rarer) letter blends are discussed in this Level C book than in Levels A and B where the theme is more toward practicality. Similarly, the Level C exercises are considerably harder as the already extensive word knowledge that is needed at this level is asked to be put to written application.

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At the end of each unit is an Our Loopy Language section which considers a spelling aberration to which attention should be drawn. This section also highlights examples of common spelling procedures that are confusing and often misused. Rather than take up space in lots of units explaining the “how to’s” and the “definitions of” certain language terms and exercises, there is an extensive Student Reference List (starting on page 5) for students to consult when they need help or guidance. This section also contains typical examples of writing tasks that students may be asked to complete. As the pronunciation of words can vary from location to location, I leave it to the discretion of the reader to decide the validity of many of the list words and their sound categories. It is also envisaged that the exercises be completed in the student’s spelling pad and not on the activity page.

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Student Reference List This list in alphabetical order should be kept by the student as a reference for the explanation of some of the exercises of this book, to save the constant repetition it would take to go through the rules for every exercise. Remember: Y our dictionary can help you out with most things! Your

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ADJECTIVE: Describes or tells about a noun, e.g. beautiful, blue, smelly, complicated and so on. ADVERB: Adds to the meaning of a verb, e.g. sang (v) loudly (adv), finished (v) completely (adv), never (adv) relaxes (v), disappeared (v) outside (adv).

Nouns abcdefghi - iink jklm-

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A-Z LISTS: To find a list of words with some named quality beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Rule up a grid of 14 lines, with the name of what you are finding at the top of the left column (e.g. Nouns). For the harder letters (x, z, u, v, q, y) you might only be able to find a word with that letter in it, rather than beginning with it. See the box at right.

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Adverbs are used to tell you: how how how: loudly, quickly, quietly, fast, etc. how much: much completely, nearly, almost, etc. how when when when: suddenly, tomorrow, soon, now, etc. where where where: outside, inside, there, etc.

ANTONYMS: Are words that are opposite in meaning, e.g. happy and sad sad.

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• Contractions all need apostrophes (‘) to show where letters have been left out: ’t (the “o” has been left out of “not” and an apostrophe is put in E.g. Have not = Haven Haven’t instead). E.g. It is Sunday = It’ It’s Sunday (the “i” has been left out of “it is” and an apostrophe put in instead).

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• Some words need apostrophes (‘) to show when something belongs to something or someone, that is, to show ownership, e.g. Jenna’s shoes (the shoes belong to Jenna). The exception to this ownership rule is with the word “it”. An apostrophe is never needed when “it” owns something, e.g. its paws, its shape, its colour. • Do not get apostrophes of ownership confused with plurals (more than one thing). E.g. “They are Sam’s cats” is correct while “They are Sam’s cat’s” is incorrect. • When the noun that owns the thing is plural and ends in an ““ss”, the apostrophe goes AFTER the “s”, e.g. The girls’ school (the school belonging to the girls); the two kittens’ litter tray. ’s “s” e.g. the family ’s car, the children • When the noun is plural but doesn doesn’t family’s children’s ’t end in an “s”, playground, then the apostrophe goes BEFORE the s. • When a single noun ends in an “s”, the apostrophe goes AFTER the “s”, e.g. Jess’ book; the cactus’ flowers.

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Student Reference List BUSINESS LETTER: This is an example of a business letter: CATEGORY: A category is a list or group of 45 Rainbow Avenue the same sort of thing. ANGEL FALLS SA 1341 E.g. apples are in the category of fruit, potatoes are in the category of vegetables. BallworthyTennis Club 40 Green Court COMPOUND WORD: This is formed when PINE RIVER SA 1212 two complete words are combined to make a new word. 26th March, 2005 E.g. foot + ball = football

I am interested in joining a tennis club next summer and several people have recommended yours. Could you please send a membership form to the above address with details about fees, starting times and any other relevant information. Yours Sincerely Jamie Johnson

CONVERSATION: When authors write about what people are saying to each other, it is usually called a dialogue dialogue. To show the parts of speech, they add quotation marks, e.g. ” “ around the words that are actually said. For example, “Hello,” said Shannon. “How are you today?” There should be a comma, full stop, exclamation mark or question mark after each block of speech and before the end quotation marks. Each new speaker must begin on a new line and each new block of speech must begin with a capital letter.

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If you are using a computer with a word processing program (e.g. MS Word), use the Table option to create your crossword and play around with the Borders and Shading section to create the shaded squares. The clues can be set out alongside each other using either a table for guidance or dividing the area into two columns. DIALOGUE: See under CONVERSATION.

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Crossword cont.’..

ACROSS 1. A furry pet. 2. We are going ____ the park. 4. Opposite to out. 5. Not this one, the _________ one. 7. Abbreviation for “For example”. 9. A homophone of “sew”. DOWN 1. Black birds. 2. Exhausts. 3. Opposite to “off”. 6. A garden implement. 8. You do this when the traffic light is green.

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HOMONYMS: are words that have two meanings, e.g. train. a) The coach will train the team. b) The train came noisily around the corner.

HOMOPHONES: are words that sound the same yet have different spellings and meanings. E.g. here and hear: Put it over here here; I can hear you. LETTERS: See under Business Letters and Personal Letters. MENU: This is an example of a menu for a dinner party:

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or roast beef and vegetables Chocolate mousse or apple pie with cream or ice cream Assorted cheeses, dry biscuits and fruit pieces Iced milk drinks, fruit juices, smoothies or soft drinks

NOUN: Is the name of a person, place, thing, quality, emotion or event. E.g. garden, sadness, country, wombat, hesitation, excellence.

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POEM: Here are two examples of poems. In the examples given below, only one is a rhyming poem. The independent cat I like cats who is on the prowl That don’t wear hats, for mischief or a mousie I don’t like dogs sees a dog That play soccer with frogs. and stops still, Mice are neat, staring, challenging, with Especially with slippers on their feet! unblinking green eyes. But my favourite are bunnies The cheerful dog Sporting cool sunnies! pauses a moment, eying the cat then moves on. Disinterested. Ready-Ed Publications

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Student Reference List PERSONAL LETTER: This is an example of a personal letter to a friend. P.O. Box 485 Green Meadows SA 1338 17 Fountain Avenue Crystal Lake SA 1559

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Dear Jodie, How are things with you? I’ve missed you since you came to stay with us through the last holidays. I hope your teachers haven’t been too hard on you at school! Mum asked me to write to you to invite you to come and stay with us at the farm again during the next holidays. We had so much fun last time, we thought you might like to come again. Midnight has just had her kittens and Dad says I can keep two of them! We have to give the others away as soon as they can be weaned. I have named one Misty, but I’ll let you name the other one when you come to visit. Please let me know A.S.A.P. (as soon as possible) whether you’re coming. I would love it if you could. I hope your Sports Day goes well and your team wins the trophy! Yours faithfully, Jamie

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PLAY or MOVIE SCRIPT WRITING: This is an example of the setting out of the beginning of Act 1 of a play or a movie script.

WINDY PURPLE AND THE SEVEN GIANTS

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Act 1 Production Notes The play opens with the characters Windy, Rhymey, Teary, Cranky and Smiley sitting in their living room discussing how to get some more money to build onto their house. TEARY : RHYMEY: WIND Y: WINDY

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But ... (sniffs) ... we need more space ... (sobs) ... Clumsy keeps banging his q head all the time! (Dabs his eyes with a huge red hanky). I know we do Teary, but it all costs money, and the size of our bank account just isn’t funny. I’m sure I could get a job picking apples. I hear they’re paying well up in Witchy Orchard.

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POSTER: This is an example of a poster advertising a local fete. There should be colourful pictures/design in between the words.

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CRYSTAL LAKE FETE Sausage Sizzle! Ice cream! Everyone Welcome!!!!!

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Student Reference List SMALLER: You can make smaller words using the letters of a larger word. For example, using the word ceremony you can make money, mere, come, more and so on. In these exercises, you can use a letter more than once if it is in the long word, e.g. you can make “merry” from ceremony because each letter in “merry” is found in ceremony – even though there is only one “r” in ceremony.

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SYNONYMS: Are words that are similar in meaning, e.g. happy is a synonym for glad. VERB: Is a doing or action word, e.g. smiling, kick, left, worried.

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Unit 1

Level C

ee ea e

cc (ks or x)

er

sound “ee” e.g. tree ee

sound “k” e.g. king

sound “er” e.g. her er

discree eet ee ee procee eed ee redee eem ee estee eem ee excee eed

rea easonable ea ea collea eague ea surrea eal ea idea ealistic ea demea eaning

acc ccident cc cc ccent acc cc acc ccept cc acc ccess cc acc ccessory

acc ccessible cc cc vacc ccine cc vacc ccinate cc ecc ccentric cc acc ccelerate

liber erty er er inter errupt er per ercentage er gover ernment er immer erse

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inter erpretation er er machiner ery er hiber ernate er illiter erate er itiner erant

b) Put any 12 list words into sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Govt. is the abbreviation for government. Write the word(s) that the following are abbreviations for: expt. i.o.u. a.k.a. pte. misc. k.p.h. R.I.P. e.g e.g..

e) Add the correct “ery”, “ary” or “ory” to these words:

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mem __ , access __ , territ __ , station __ , avi __ , bound __ , cemet __ , myst __ , jewell __ , satisfact __ , secret __ , tempor __.

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g) Write a sentence that makes sense using as many of the list words that you can.

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h) Vaccinate is the verb for the noun vaccine. Write the verbs for: procedure, ideal, acceleration, liberty liberty,, interruption, accent, acceptance, immersion and interpretation. i)

Write a word that rhymes with: discreet, proceed, esteem, vaccine, liberty liberty.

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er Write the “er er” list words in alphabetical order.

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k) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. l)

Murfee and Cerphi (pronounced Surfee) are aliens from the planet Arixion who have lost their way on their journey through space in their rocket ship. Each week they will visit you while exploring our planet, Earth. They are still learning our language and will need help with the list words that you will need to fill in. Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Murfee and Cerphi thought it was _____ to expect the _____ to _____ them against Earth diseases so that they could _____ anywhere without fear of illness.

Our Loopy Language: The verb proceed has a double “ee”, however, in noun form (procedure procedure) it has only one. procedure 12

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Unit 2

Level C

i e ey

ch que

sound “ee” e.g. tree ee

pie iece ie ie retrie ieve ie boundarie ies ie hygie ienic ie menagerie

ear ir

sound “k” e.g. king

storey ey ey pulley ey key eyboard ey attorney ey eyrie

mech chanic ch ch chnical tech ch arach chnid ch chameleon ch charismatic

chequ que qu qu uniqu que qu plaqu que qu queue qu techniqu que

sound “er” e.g. her er

vir irtue ir ir cir ircumference ir besmir irch ir infir irm ir affir irm

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ear earn ear earnest ear dear earth ear hear earse ear rehear earse

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the two meanings of plaque into sentences.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

e) Put the homophones of eyrie, storey storey,, queue and cheque into sentences. f)

Find another word that begins with each of these: re re, uni uni, tech tech, hy hy, ara ara, vir vir..

g) Match these clues with list words:

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h) The plurals of many words ending in “yy” where the preceding letter is a consonant, ies ies”, e.g. boundary / boundaries. Write are made by dropping the “yy” and adding “ies the plurals of: personality personality,, apology apology,, century century,, strategy strategy,, aviary aviary,, attorney attorney,, pulley pulley,, story story,, storey storey,, valley valley,, library library,, eyrie, jersey jersey,, volley volley,, eccentricity eccentricity.. When changing adjectives or verbs to nouns, different suffixes can be added or end letters may be changed or deleted. Convert these words to nouns by adding the ity,, al, tion, ism, yy..) correct ending. (Choose from ness, ity

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retrieve, rehearse, unique, electric, liberal, tough, nervous, ideal, eccentric, affirm, punctual, dishonest, restless, modest.

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Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

k) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Murfee and Cerphi had a _____like quality where they could change their appearance to fit the planet they were visiting. They were very _____ and everywhere they went in the universe, they were liked.

Our Loopy Language: In launch the “ch” makes a “ch” sound, in parachute it is “sh”, in chronic it is “k” and in yacht it is silent.

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Unit 3

Level C

cc

i-e is oe sound “ee” e.g. tree ee

e routiine e elii te e boutiique e prestii ge e expertii se

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e regiime is debris ois chamois oe amoe oeba oe diarrhoe oea

cc acc ccuse acc ccolades cc cc qu acc ccount mosqu quito cc qu acc ccompanied liqu quor cc qu acc ccomplice liqu quorice cc qu preocc ccupied racqu quet

sound “er” e.g. her er

occur ur ur sur urgery ur urban ur incur ur sur urmise

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tacitur urn ur our jour ournal our adjour ourn our favour ourite our cour ourteous

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

er er d) Put the correct “er er” sound in these double “er er” words:

m __ m __ , m __ d __ , p __ j __ yy,, p __ t __ bed, c __ cumf __ ence, __ li __ , n __ s __ yy,, f __ th __ , s __ f __ .

o” are made by adding “ss” or “es es e) The plurals of most words ending in “o es”. Sometimes either ending is accepted, e.g. motto / mottos / mottoes. Write the plurals of these:

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mosquito, regime, chamois, amoeba. g) Write another word for each list.

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Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Murfee and Cerphi were never _____ and always _____ to everyone in both rural and _____ communities. They were _____ by many guides who helped them understand Earth _____. k) Write a paragraph about Murfee and Cerphi describing their appearance and some of their characteristics. Draw a picture of them if you like.

Our Loopy Language: Spelling differences around the world world:: Words with an “er” sound that are spelt “our” in Australia and the United Kingdom, are usually spelt with the letters “or” in the United States. E.g. colour / color, favourite / favorite, neighbour / neighbor, harbour / harbor, flavour / flavor, glamour / glamor, savour / savor, labour / labor, splendour / splendor, behaviour / behavior, humour / humor, saviour / savior, vigour / vigor. 14

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Level C

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our or yr er ur

sound “ee” e.g. tree ee

kward “k” as in awk

“k” as in king

sound “er” e.g. her er

recei eive ei ei recei eipt ei concei eive ei percei eive

encyclopae aedia ae ena hye ae algae ay quay

aqu quarium qu qu frequ quently qu banqu quet qu exqu quisite

fantasticc predicct gastricc criticcal

glamour our or glamor orous yr martyr our sojour ourn

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ur per ertur urbed er ur absur urd er iner ert er deter ermination

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

ae d) Just as encyclopaedia can be spelt with “ae ae” or “e e” so can the following. Write both versions of each: hyaena, medieval, anaemic, pediatrician, orthopaedic, archeology archeology,, faeces.

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e) Imagine you are creating a crossword. Choose five list words and write a clue for each one. f)

receive, conceive, perceive, deceive, predict, explain, persuade, accuse, accompany accompany,, preoccupy preoccupy,, occur occur,, adjourn, retrieve.

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h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Cerphi was very _____ and spent the day studying the _____ to learn about _____ on Earth. Murfee tried to _____ him to go to a _____ _____ to which they had been invited, but Cerphi thought that was an _____ idea.

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Rule up 14 lines in your book and write all the letters of the alphabet. (E.g. A-Z listing. See the Student Reference List for instructions.) Find a word beginning with er ur ir er each letter containing any “er er” sound, e.g. a - aler urn, c - chir irp and so on. ert, b - bur (Try to use as few of the list words as you can.) For the harder letters like x, z, q and v, just choose words with that letter in them, e.g. x - exer er ert.

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Unit 5

Level C

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sound “ee” e.g. tree ee

antiibiotic photocopiier vitriiolic liiaison comediian

es ge e ne e te e obsole eme e extre e de e superse e de e prece

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sound “k” e.g. king

sound “oo” e.g. moo oon oo

sk keleton kiing sk kilful sk ke provok lk talk lkative

obliqu que qu qu equ quation cc impecc ccable ch chromosome ch choreography

neu eutral eu Eu Europe eu neu eurotic eu euphemism eu feu eud

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eu euthanasia eu eucalyptus eu euphoria eu therapeu eutic eu sleu euth

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c) Choose any five words and write their meanings. d) Add either “ss” or “cc” to make the “ss” sound in these words, e.g. preccede, superssede: con __ ede, pre __ edent, ab __ ent, incar __ erate, parti __ ipate, mer __ enary enary,, re __ ede, vi __ inity inity.. ic e) Sometimes “ic ic” can be put on the end of a noun to make its adjective, e.g. gene / genetic. Write the adjectives of the nouns listed below. Remember, sometimes other letters are also needed. ocean, system, hero, acid, fantasy fantasy,, ecstasy ecstasy,, sadist, aroma, diplomacy diplomacy..

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Murfee pleaded, “Cerphi, Cerphi, can we go _____ in _____ next month? I’m sure I can be _____ at _____ sports. sports.” Cerphi quirked an eyebrow at his friend. “Are Are you a _____ all of a sudden Murf? Y ou get _____ standing on a step ladder! You ladder!” k) Using a list word as your theme, design a poster advertising an event, place, activity or exhibition. (For example, Skiing Holidays to Europe, Skeletons On Show, etc.) Use plenty of colour, pictures and exciting words to attract people’s attention. (Refer to the Student Reference List as a guide on posters.)

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Unit 6

Level C

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sound “s” e.g. cact’ss

cactus us us genius us apparatus us stimulus us thesaurus

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sound “n” e.g. never

syllabus us ous superfluous ous tenuous ous contemptuous ous ambiguous

negative nacing men nity affin an nimosity nmity en

resign gn gn campaign gn assign gnment gn lasagn gne gn poign gnant

sound “oo” e.g. moo oon oo

maroo ooned oo oo raccoo oon ew strew ewn ew renew ew sew ewage

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mildew ew ew interview ue grue uesome ue accrue ue misconstrue

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Some words have an indeterminate “ss” sound on the end of them, e.g. syllab’s (syllabus). Write the correct ending for each of these words. (Choose from us, ous, ice, ace, os, uce. uce.) humor __ , accompl __ , stimul __ , spontane __ , strenu __ , thesaur __ , apparat __ , lett __ , rhinocer __ , platyp __ , precari __ .

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gn e) Match the “gn gn” words below with their correct meaning: impugn, benign, champignon, gnash: - A type of mushroom. - TTo o challenge or attack as false. - TTo o grind the teeth together together.. - Kind, not threatening, genial.

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“If business,” If we get _____ in that _____ system that will be a _____ business, warned Cerphi.

’t take a _____ to figure that out, “It doesn’t out,” retorted Murfee. “II just want to It doesn see how it works. works.” i)

Rule up a grid 15 cms across by15 cms down and make a word search including at least seven list words. (See the Student Reference List for guidance on word searches.)

Our Loopy Language: The plurals of words ending in “us” can be made by changing the “us” to “i”, e.g. stimulus / stimuli, nucleus / nuclei or adding “es” or either one, e.g. radius / radii / radiuses, cactus / cacti / cactuses, fungus / fungi / funguses.

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Unit 7

Level C

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nn pn

sound “s”(ending) e.g. cact’ss

sound “n” e.g. n never

famous ous ous nervous ous ridiculous ous humorous ous poisonous

adventurous ous ous numerous ous dangerous ous jealous ous monotonous

personn nnel nn nn millenn nnium nn ann nniversary ann nnounce nn nn ann nnals

perenn nnial nn nn conn nnotation nn tyrann nnical pn pneumatic pn pneumonia

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hue ue ue tissue ue subdue ue mue uesli ue revenue

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cou ourier ou ou sou ouvenir ou mou ousse ou entou ourage ou rendezvou ous

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings

ness d) Which list words can you add the prefix “ness ness” to, turning the words into nouns? ness Convert these adjectives to nouns by adding a prefix. (Clue: not necessarily “ness ness”.)

lazy lazy,, victorious, vain, abundant, accurate, loyal, simple, young young,, weary weary.. e) Which list words have similar meanings to boring boring,, meeting meeting,, colour colour,, declare and funny funny? f)

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Think of a noun to go with each of these adjectives, e.g. nervous actors:

tyrannical ____ , pneumatic ____ , jealous ____ , monotonous ____ , dangerous ____ , humorous ____ , ridiculous ____ , adventurous ____ , gruesome ____ , poisonous ____ , menacing ____ , contemptuous ____ . a. g) Write any word that ends with each of these letters: e.g. a - hyena a, b, c, d, e, ff,, g g,, h, I, k, l, m, n, o, p, rr,, s, t, w w,, yy..

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escapable, possible, decisive, audible, able, tangible, active, ecstatic ecstatic.. j)

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

k) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. This is _____! Here on Earth we have had _____ “This _____!” _____ Cerphi one day day.. “Here adventures, _____ adventures, _____ adventures and a _____ with a _____ film star star,, but we have never lived in a normal human house. house.” “What What’s normal?” returned Murfee sagely sagely.. What ’s normal?

Our Loopy Language: There are 1000 millilitres in a litre, 1000 millimetres in a metre, 1000 years in a millennium, but there are not 1000 legs on a millipede!

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Unit 8

Level C

ious

kn n gn nn

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sound “n” e.g. never

sound “oo” e.g. moo oon oo

curious ious ious various ious furious ious serious ious mysterious

envious ious ious previous ious precious ious infectious ious unconscious

kn knight kn knead kn knelt nese Japan ntice en

van nish gn champign gnon gn cologn gne gn gnarled nn bicentenn nnial

ru ural u perb su usion seclu uperate recu udite eru

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illu usion uelling gru ula tarantu U lu u ru u utable inscru

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c) Choose any five words and write their meanings sh sh” sound in words is sometimes made using “tt” (infectious) or “cc” (precious). d) The “sh Put the correct letters into these: gra __ ious, preco __ ious, ostenta __ ious, preten __ ious, frac __ ious, fero __ ious, suspi __ ious, spa __ ious, viva __ ious, mili __ ia, audi __ ion, ra __ ional. n” sound for these words. (Choose from n, nn, kn, gn, pn e) Fill in the correct “n pn): ma __ equin, mi __ ow ow,, beni __ , gluti __ ous, __ eumatic, e __ viro __ ment, __ oll, te __ or or,, bicente __ ial. f) Write another word for each list above. g) Write these words out and circle the one that doesn’t fit. Give a reason. Japanese, Chinese, Balinese, Italianese. h) Uluru is the name of a place. Write the names of four other places that have any oo n”, or “’s ’s “oo oo”, “n ’s” sound in them. i) Which list words look like they should rhyme with these words, but don’t? suburb, bread, police, elite, inanimate. j) Choose five list words and write a word that rhymes with each. k) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. l) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Murfee and Cerphi thought their trip to _____ was _____ and were very _____ about _____ Australia. Although the hot outback trips could be _____, they found the _____ country towns they visited fascinating. m) Write a conversation (dialogue) between Murfee, Cerphi and yourself where you all say at least five things each. Check the Student Reference List for the conversation punctuation rules and a list of words to use instead of “said”.

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In entice the “ice” is an “ice” sound, in caprice it is “ees” and in crevice it is “’’s”.

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Unit 9

Level C

i

eous piteous eous eous outrageous eous erroneous extraneous eous eous miscellaneous

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sound “i” e.g. hiim

sound “ss” (ending) e.g. cact’ss

gorgeous eous eous hideous eous nauseous eous spontaneous eous courageous

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optimiistii c immediate intriicate siiniister omen wo

sound “oo” e.g. moo oon oo

langua age ei forfei eit ei forei eign ei surfei eit ei counterfei eit

debu ut u pa pu uu vacuu uum ual manu udio stu

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edu ucation utrid pu utation repu uate insinu ulate tabu

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Write a few paragraphs that make sense using at least 20 list words. e) Write the plurals of all the list words that you can. f)

Put the two meanings of manual into sentences.

g) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

One day Murfee felt very _____ and made a _____ decision to go bungee jumping. Cerphi thought this was _____ and tried to stop him. On top of the jump, Murfee suddenly felt _____ and not very _____ at all, so he didn ’t go through with it (to Cerphi’s _____ relief). didn’t Create a skeleton crossword like this one, using one list word.

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Our Loopy Language: In liaison the “i” is an “ee” sound, in insipid it is “i”, in recital it is “i-e”, in lingerie it is “o”, in medallion it is “y”, in meringue it is “a” and in conscience it is silent.

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Unit 10

Level C

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f gh enough gh gh trough gh laugh ghter gh draugh ght gh slough

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sound “f” e.g. fix

feminine confference reference fi specifi fic gh tough

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lyyrics hyysterical hyypnotise etty pre e ge colle

England usiness bu ute minu ie sie ieve ie mischie ief

eau ieu u i o-e u-e “oo” as in moon

“yoo” as in cube

e dispro o ve ui recrui uit ieu lieu ieutenant ui lawsui uit oe manoe oeuvre

beau eauty eau eau beau eautiful ui nui uisance ui pursui uit u ge e delu

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c) Choose any five words and write their meanings. d) There are two ways of saying minute and each version has a different meaning. Write two sentences to show the meaning for each. e) Write two more words for each list above. oo f) Fill in the correct “oo oo” sound for these words. (Choose from oo oo, ew ew, uu, ue ue, ou ou, eu eu.) incred __ lous, j __ ellery ellery,, didgerid __ , habit __ al, imb __ , mass __ se, unc __ th, resid __ , pir __ ette.

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g) Which list words rhyme with these?

Which list words look like they should rhyme with these words, but don’t? suite, bough, daughter daughter,, grove, through, love. j)

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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Imagine you are creating a crossword. Choose five list words and write a clue for each.

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k) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Murfee and Cerphi travelled to a _____ in _____ to participate in a _____ about the environment. They knew Earth was a _____ planet and didn ’t didn’t think there was _____ being done to keep it that way way..

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Using the code below, write the codes for the capital city of England, the American spelling of manoeuvre manoeuvre, the opposite to feminine and the list word meaning “to shed”. a =1

b=2

c=3

j = 10

k = 11

l = 12

s = 19

t = 20

u = 21

d=4

e=5

f=6

g=7

h=8

I=9

m = 13 n = 14

o = 15

p = 16

q = 17

r = 18

v = 22

x = 24

y = 25

z = 26

w = 23

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Unit 11

Level C

ff

e

e sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

sound “e” e.g. egg

sound “f” e.g. fix

staff ff ff aff ffect ff traff ffic ff giraff ffe ff graff ffiti

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indiff fferent ff ff ffective eff ff suff ffocate ff off ffensive ff suff fficient

engine extinct ele e scope te e pt ade edicine me

expe ensive any ma anyone ays sa ames Tha

buy uy uy guy ia dia iamond ia dia iaper ay papay aya

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bay ayou ay ay Uruguay ay Paraguay ae pupae ae mae aestro

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Which continent are Uruguay and Paraguay part of?

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

e) Write these words out and circle the one that doesn’t fit. Give a reason. giraffe, lion, tiger tiger,, antelope.

f)

Change one or two letters in each word below to make a different word:

g)

staff staff,, adept, bayou, many many,, says, guy guy.. © R e a d y E d P u b l i c a t i ons Put affect and effect into sentences showing their different meanings. Write out word(s) in bold in this Our Loopy Language. •thef o rr e vi e wweek’s pu r p os esonl y•

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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As Murfee and Cerphi were wandering through the zoo Murfee remarked, That sign says that it is _____ to put _____ on _____ lights in _____. Do “That you think that is an _____ way to prevent it Cerphi? Cerphi?” Cerphi was _____ to Murfee’s question because he was so fascinated with a huge _____ taking his _____ from a veterinarian. j)

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Rule up 14 lines in your book and write all the letters of the alphabet (E.g. A-Z listing. See the Student Reference List for instructions.) Find a word for each letter that a, b - barb b, c - civicc and so on. begins and ends with that letter, e.g. a - anaconda (Try to use as few of the list words as you can.) For the harder letters like x, z, q and v, just choose words with that letter in them that start and end with the same letter, e.g. x - exxercise.

Our Loopy Language: To make the plurals of some words that end in “a”, an “e” is added to the end, e.g. larva / larvae. Sometimes either “e” or “s” can be added, e.g. pupa / pupae / pupas, echidna /echidnae / echidnas, antenna / antennae / antennas and formula / formulae / formulas.

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Level C

ph

ai ea i e eo ae

e i ai

sound “f” e.g. fi fix

sound “e” e.g. egg

e sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

ph teleph phone geograph phy ph ph ph atmosph ph photograph phere ph ph physics triumph ph ph metamorph phosis amph phibian ph ph autograph phenomenon

bu ury ai aid sai ai agai ainst ea stea eadfast ea endea eavour

frie iend ie ie patie ient eo leo eopard ae anae aesthetic ae pae aedophile

hei eight ei ei slei eight ei Fahrenhei eit ei aparthei eid ei kalei eidoscope

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ai aisle ai tai aipan ai bonsai ai Tai aiwan ai Thai ailand

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the homophones of sleight sleight, aisle aisle, bury in sentences.

ph e) Here are some clues for other “ph ph” words: - An instrument used to amplify sound. - A circle slightly flattened at the top and bottom.

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- A booklet.

- Someone’s signature. f)

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fridge, photo, mike, bike, Aussie, plane, TV VD TV,, VCR, CD CD,, D DVD VD,, USA USA,, UK UK..

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ae g) Some “ae ae” words can also be spelt with just an “e e”, e.g. anaesthetic / anesthetic. Write both versions of these words: anesthesia, gynaecology gynaecology,, haemorrhoids, hemorrhage, aesthetic.

h) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. i)

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

’t it, The babies “An isn’t it,” mused Cerphi admiringly admiringly.. “The An _____ really is a _____ isn live in water and then undergo a sort of _____ into _____ breathing adults. It’s a _____ of nature! nature!”

And did you know a _____ can kill an antelope “Y es,” _____ his _____. “And Yes, and carry it up a tree to eat it? it?” j)

Using at least three of the list words, or using one of them as a theme, write a short story suitable for 5 or 6 year old children.

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Unit 13

Level C

e l ial

z sc ss

y

sound “l” (ending) e.g. tunn’ll

sound “z” e.g. zoo

e sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

libel el el scalpel el hovel el colonel ial special

serial ial ial racial ial artificial ial essential ial commercial

horizzontal zucchini bizzarre magazzine lozzenge

cresc scent sc ss dess ssert ss diss ssolve ss poss ssess ss sciss ssors

recyycle analyyse dyynamite cyyanide pacifyy

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rectifyy putrefyy styymied dehyydrate megabyyte

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

serial, dessert and colonel in sentences. d) Put the homophones of bizarre bizarre, serial racial. e) Write words that rhyme with bizarre bizarre, magazine magazine, analyse and racial (Note: The spelling can be different.) f)

Make at least four smaller words from the letters in dehydrate dehydrate, magazine magazine, commercial and artificial artificial.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y•

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g) Put these verbs into the past tense: recycle, analyse, pacify pacify,, rectify rectify,, putrefy putrefy,, dehydrate, possess, bury bury,, traffic, buy buy,, spin, light, kneel, bleed, seek, tread, set, rebel, travel, compel. re h) Sometimes the prefix “re re” is put in front of words to mean “once more” or “again”, e.g. cycle / recycle. Sort the following words into two lists, where one group has the re suffix and the other has words that merely begin with the letters “re re”, e.g. red.

reuse, reform, refrain, reinforce, regent, region, regular regular,, rehearse, recollect, relax, repository repository,, return, redolent, redundant, reluctant, rely rely..

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j)

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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“Is Is it absolutely _____ that we appear on this television _____ eating _____ for _____ Murfee? Murfee?” asked Cerphi wearily wearily.. Apparently so,” responded Murfee. ““A A _____ is writing a _____ article “Apparently about it which I think is rather _____. _____.” k) Referring to the Student Reference List for guidance, write a letter to a friend – real or imagined – using at least three of the list words.

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Unit 14

Level C

l e ol

zz ze

i-e

sound “l” (ending) e.g. tunn’ll

sound “z” e.g. zoo

sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

title le le principle le tentacle les le vehicle le pinnacle

spectacle les le ol petrol ol pistol ol gambol ol symbol

jazz zz zz zzle swizz zz frazz zzled zz grizz zzled zz embezz zzle

bronze ze ze faze ze glaze ze graze ze trapeze

e entiire e strii ve e declii ne e oblii ge e subsii de

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e deriide e sterii le e lii the e surmiise e inscrii be

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the homophones of symbol symbol, faze and graze in sentences.

e) Write two more words for each column. f)

Put the correct list word into these sentences and write them out:

The ____ statue stood in the entrance to the museum.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• The doctor used ____ bandages to cover the wound. The athlete’s body was ____ and tanned.

The octopus is a marine invertebrate which has eight ____ near its mouth used for capturing prey prey..

ie” list in alphabetical order. h) Put the “ii-e j)

gr “Gr Gr” is a blend in “grizzled”. Write six other words with the “gr gr” blend. Gr

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Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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k) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Cerphi was not the least bit _____d when asked to go on a high _____ and happily _____. But Murfee _____ graciously and looked rather _____ when invited for a ride in a high powered road _____.

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Write a newspaper article about the landing of Murfee and Cerphi on Earth to go on the front page of any paper. You can make up any details you like to make it as dramatic and interesting as possible. Include at least two list words and make your article at least 15 sentences in length.

Our Loopy Language: In compromise the “ise” is an “ize” sound, in expertise it is “eez”, in premise and practise it is an indeterminate “’s” ending.

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Unit 15

Level C

al i l

s

igh

sound “l” (ending) e.g. tunn’ll

sound “z” e.g. zoo

sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

principal al al formal al magical al arrival al accidental

scandal al al practical il gerbil il tendril il tranquil

apologisse dessert Ass ia musseum pressident

explossion limoussine misserable criticissm lasser

frigh ightening igh igh bligh ight igh unsigh ightly igh sprigh ightly igh twiligh ight

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insigh ight igh igh outrigh ight igh pligh ight igh bigh ight igh enligh ightened

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the two meanings of desert into sentences. e) Put the homophones of principal and bight in sentences. f)

Think of an adjective to describe these nouns, e.g. profound insight:

____ principal, ____ arrival, ____ scandal, ____

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons Add the correct suffix to these words. (Choose from le le, al al, ol ol, el el, ial ial, al al, ilil.) • f o r r e v i e w p u r p o s e s o n l y• identic __ , obstac __ , fac __ , mirac __ , vig __ , weev __ , prim __ , desert, ____ museum, ____ limousine, ____ twilight.

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symb __ , cymb __ , mors __ .

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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was a _____ was noticed by the them.

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Using a list word as a theme, design a poster advertising a business, a shop or a service. (For example, Marty’s Magical Shop, Laser Surgery While U Wait, Twilight Weddings, etc.) Use plenty of colour and exciting words to attract people’s attention. Check the Student Reference List for guidance on posters.

Our Loopy Language: Spelling differences around the world world:: Some words that are pronounced with a “z” are spelt with an “s” in Australia and the United Kingdom, but with a “z” in the United States. E.g. cosy / cozy, apologise / apologize, advertise / advertize, analyse / analyze, specialise / specialize, civilisation / civilization.

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Unit 16

Level C

m mn gm sound “m” e.g. milk

tem mpt mperature tem mn autumn mn solemn mn condemn

hymn mn mn column gm diaphragm gm phlegm gm paradigm

se

i

sound “z” e.g. zoo

sound “i-e” e.g. whiite

phase se se compromise se enterprise se franchise se advertise

emphasise se se appraise se televise se patronise se paraphrase

variiety ideal plii able i vy pliiers

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alibii alii gn dii ssect miicrofilm miicrofiche

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

e, y, i, igh igh, ie ie, ei ei, ai ai, d) Fill in the correct “ii-e i-e ie” sound for these words. (Choose from iia ia, ae ae, ey.)

d __ mond, g __ ser ahrenh __ t, T __ wan, paral __ se, ser,, mystif __ d, FFahrenh m __ grant, outr __ t, l __ th __ , bl __ t, pup __ , spr __ tly tly,, putref __ , deh __ drate , rec __ tal.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons micro micro Here are some clues for other words beginning with “micro micro”. The prefix “micro micro” usually small orv indicating or amplification: •means f or r e i ewmagnification pur po sesonl y•

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A miniature representation of something.

An optical instrument that produces a magnified image.

A small device used to amplify sound.

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e) Write an adjective for every second letter of the alphabet: b, d, ff,, h, j, l and so on.

g) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Murfee and Cerphi found Earth ’s _____ to be _____ for their physical Earth’s bodies but they had to _____ a lot on the food. Murfee would often be seen to _____ a hamburger or pizza to see what was in it and would give a _____ of exclamations at his discoveries.

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Design an advertisement for an invention that you have created yourself to make your life easier. List the advantages, the price and the name of your invention. At least one list word should be included. Use plenty of colour, interesting words and pictures to help convince people to buy your invention.

Our Loopy Language: In obstinate the “o” makes an “o” sound, in accomplish it is “u”, in microfiche it is “oa”, in towards it is “oo”, in woman it is a short “oo”, in memoirs it is “w”, in women it is “i” and in jeopardy it is silent. Ready-Ed Publications

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Unit 17

Level C

m

gue

sound “m” e.g. milk

sound “g” e.g. frog g

inform mation murm mur murder mulate stim mend am

whim m minent em mpetitive com mutual microphone

epilogue gue gue vague gue fatigue gue league gue monologue

dialogue gue gue catalogue gue prologue gue morgue gue intrigue

s sc

sh t

sound “sh” e.g. sh shop

hardsh ship sh sh distinguish sh lavish cauttious negottiate

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excepttion expulssion inssurance sc consc scious sc consc science

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

pp d) Write a word containing a double letter for each of the letters below, e.g. a - app pple, tt b - batt ttle and so on. a, b, c, d, e, ff,, g g,, i, l, m, n, o, p, rr,, s, t.

tion e) To make the noun of some verbs the suffixes “tion tion” (e.g. inform / information) or sion “sion sion” (e.g. expel / expulsion) can be added. Write the nouns of these verbs:

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons Write the list words that are synonyms of: •f ofascinate, rr evi ew pur posesonl y• outstanding, impulse, extravagant.

translate, extend, legislate, negotiate, initiate, detain, retain, imitate, alleviate, immerse, suspend, stimulate, compete, emaciate.

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g) Write these words out and circle the one that doesn’t fit. Give a reason.

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epilogue, monologue, analogue, dialogue.

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m” list. h) Write a word that ends in the same letter as each of the words in the “m i)

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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’t suffer Even though their schedule was very busy didn’t busy,, Murfee and Cerphi didn too much from _____. The _____ was travelling over the hot deserts. They found the _____ effort of the people who lived there to overcome the _____s quite _____al. k) Referring to the Student Reference List for guidance, write a business letter to any business (either real or fictional) about any issue at all. Include at least two list words in it.

Our Loopy Language: Spelling differences around the world world:: Certain words ending in “gue” in Australia and the United Kingdom are spelt with only “g” in the United States, e.g. catalogue / catalog, dialogue / dialog, prologue / prolog, analogue / analog.

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Unit 18

Level C

mm

g

ss

sound “m” e.g. milk

sound “g” e.g. frog

sound “sh” e.g. sh shop

comm mmence mm mm comm mmander mm imm mmature mm symm mmetry mm comm mmunity

comm mmitment mm mm dilemm mma mm imm mmortal mm comm mmend mm imm mmobilise

graceful grotesque gle mang gate deleg gregarious

g ate seg greg gorous rig gma enig grate emig grate immig

sess ssion ss ss confess ssion ss concess ssion ss express ssion ss admiss ssion

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progress ssion ss ss compass ssion ss reass ssure ss process ssion ss repercuss ssions

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Make four smaller words from the letters in any four list words.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

m”, “g g” or “sh sh e) Using any “m sh” sound, write the name of a mammal, a country and a colour. f)

se ce Certain words that end with an “ss” sound are spelt with “se se”, e.g. immense, or “ce ce”, e.g. commence. Add the correct ending to these words:

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons Here are some mixed up list words and their synonyms. Match them in your book: • f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• segregate, repercussions, sociable, separate, strict, rigorous,

allian __ , arrogan __ , referen __ , expan __ , endor __ , incen __ , recompen __ , convin __ , fragran __ , sequen __ , excellen __ , inten __ .

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gregarious, consequences.

h) Which seven letters of the alphabet are not represented in any of the list words?

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Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

“There There does seem to be a _____ here when people wish to _____ and _____ between countries, doesn ’t there Murf doesn’t Murf.. Sometimes I think a lack of _____ is shown to some members of the _____. _____.” ’t sadly,, “They don’t Murfee agreed sadly They are all members of the human race. I don know why they want to _____ so much. On Arixion we are all equal. equal."

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k) Referring to the Student Reference List for guidance, write a poem including at least two list words. Your poem must be at least ten lines in length.

Our Loopy Language: In conclusion the “c” is a “k” sound, in society it is “s”, in ancient it is “ch”, in atrocious it is “sh”, in accentuate it is “ks or x”, in detached accompanied by “h” it is “ch”, in chrome accompanied by “h” it is “k”, in dispatch accompanied by “t” and “h” it is “ch” and in scissors it is silent.

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Unit 19

Level C

mb lm

gg gh

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sound “m” e.g. milk

sound “g” e.g. frog

sound “sh” e.g. shop

jamb mb mb plumb mb plumb mbline mb aplomb mb catacomb

balm lm lm embalm lm alm lmond lm psalm lm qualm

smugg ggle gg gg snigg gger gg agg ggressive gg swagg gger gg hagg ggard

slugg ggish gg gh ghastly gh agh ghast gh spagh ghetti gh ghetto

politiccian electriccian feroccious spaccious apprecciate

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cruccial techniccian maliccious beneficcial crustaccean

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings

ence ance d) To turn some verbs into nouns the suffixes “ence ence” or “ance ance” may be added, ence or disturb / disturbance ance ance. Add the correct one to these: e.g. interfere / interference exist, assist, attend, resist, perform, prefer prefer,, continue.

e) Write the list words that fit these clues: - Lobsters, crabs and barnacles are these.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons - TTo o understand or master something something.. • f o r r e v i e w pur posesonl y• - A feeling of unease. - TTo o inject formaldehyde into the veins and arteries of a dead body body..

Write words that contain three vowels or more and start with these letters. e. essiible E.g. a - acce

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b, d, g, l, m, p, s.

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g) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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“Did _____s?” inquired Murfee. Did you like your _____ sprinkled with _____s?

“It actually,, ” groaned Cerphi. “II would rather be _____ or have It was _____ actually to live with _____s or a _____ anaconda than eat that again! again!” i)

Write one scene of a play with yourself, Murfee, Cerphi and anyone else you want to include, as characters. Set the dialogue out correctly and put in any necessary stage instructions, facial expressions or character instructions in brackets. Refer to the Student Reference List for guidance on plays.

Our Loopy Language: In gangrene the “g” is a “g” sound, in original it is “j”, in spaghetti with “h” it is “g”, in design with “n” it is silent, in diaphragm with “m” it is silent, in draught with “h” it is “f”, in although with “h” it is silent, in wedge with “d” and “e” it is “j”.

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Unit 20

Level C

d dd de d sound “d” e.g. dread

rad dical ditional trad d nomad dy remed dd add ddress

swadd ddled dd dd ddhism Budd de horde de aide de blonde

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ch

sound “g” e.g. frog

sound “sh” e.g. sh shop

exxample exxact exxaggerate exxamination exxist

anxxiety gu guarantee gu guile gu guillotine gu guardian

ch champagne ch chandelier ch moustach che ch crech che ch nonch chalant

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croch chet ch ch ricoch chet ch cach che ch clich ché ch papier mâch chè

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

sh sh” sound for these words. (Choose from sh sh, cc, sc sc, ch ch, tt, ss, ss ss.) d) Fill in the correct “sh superfi __ ial, legisla __ ion, __ omi __

extingui __ auvinism, ion, suspi

, commi __ ion, Ru __ ia, angui __ , fa __ ism, suspen __ ion, __ iropodist, __ ious, ni __ e, cru __ ial.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons - A city in the state of Illinois in the United States. f o rr e vi ewand pu posesonl y• - A• game played with actions nor words.

ch sh e) Write the “ch ch” (= “sh sh") words that the following are the clues for:

- The steel frame, wheels, engine and mechanical parts of a motor vehicle. Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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g) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Murfee shuddered when he saw an _____ of a _____ in a museum with an _____ replica of a human head made out of _____ ______ beside it. Erg, It’s even got a _____! Is that the human _____ for “Erg, Erg,” he remarked, “It’s crime I wonder? wonder?”

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“It once,” replied Cerphi sadly sadly.. It was once,

h) Referring to the example in the Student Reference List List, create a full crossword about 10cms across and 10 lines down, using at least four of the list words.

Our Loopy Language: Sometimes one wonders about the sense of putting seemingly “unnecessary” silent letters in words such as doubt (dout), rendezvous (rondayvoo), subpoena (supeena), indict (indite), silhouette (sillooett), debris (debree), psychology (sykolojy) and oscillate (ossillate).

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Unit 21

Level C

ay et

ch

sound “ay” e.g. day ay

sound “ch” e.g. rich ch

foray ay ay disarray ay portray ay may ayonnaise ay allay

ballet et et beret et chalet et gourmet et tourniquet

ch champion ch parch ched ch spinach ch challenge ch detach ched

ch charity ch launch ch wrench ch avalanch che ch ench chanted

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sound “o” e.g. sto op

po overty obsolete ominous obstinate ontro oversy co

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encore ensuite entourage ense emble endezvous re

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) An adjective describes something. Write all the list words that can be adjectives. terminus, melee melee, thaw and prey prey? e) Which list words rhyme with defeat defeat, terminus (Note: The spelling can be different.) f)

Which list words look like they should rhyme with these words, but don’t?

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pallet, stomach, assemble, emanate. © R e adyEdPubl i cat i ons Which part of the spinach plant do we eat? (E.g. root, stalk, leaves or fruit.) List three other vegetables that are like this. •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• When suffixes are added to words ending in “yy”, the “yy” is changed to an “ii”, e.g.

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controversy / controversial. With this rule in mind add the suffix in brackets to the following words: embody (ment), charity (ies), geography (ical), history (ical), geology (ical), memory (ise). i)

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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By now the friends of Murfee and Cerphi, from their home planet Arixion, have realised they are stranded on Earth and have sent Firffy to let them know their rescue was being organised. So she accompanies them from now on in their travels.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. After eating their _____ and _____ sandwiches, Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy went to see the _____ being sponsored by a _____ and were _____ by the _____ of dancers on the stage. At the end everyone demanded an _____.

Our Loopy Language: The “ay” sound can sometimes be made with “ee” as in entree, toupee, melee, soiree, puree and Beethoven.

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Level C

e

ai

sound “ay” e.g. day ay

apprai aisal ai ai malai aise ai mai aintenance ai arrai aign e te fe

elite eity spontane e latte ede sue ch clich ché

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tch

sound “ch” e.g. rich ch

dispatch tch tch crutch tches tch thatch tched sketch tch tch hatch tchet

botch tch tch etch tch blotch tch swatch tch satch tchel

sound “o” e.g. sto op

swa an alt ma altz wa atic aqua ad squa

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swa ab allop sca ander squa at squa alid squa

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Which list word could fit into two columns?

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

e) Which list words are similar in meaning to draw draw, dance dance, waste waste, fair fair, tomahawk and briefcase briefcase? f)

A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, event, emotion or quality. Write all the list words that can be nouns.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f orr evi eamateur, w p, u r posesonl y• moment, atmosphere, amateur exception, sphere, theatre, illusion,

g) Turn these nouns into adjectives by adding the correct suffix. Remember, sometimes letters need to be added or deleted, e.g. authority / authoritative. (Choose from ic ic, al al, ical ical, ish ish, ous ous, ive ive.) phenomenon, science, permission, analysis, ghoul, enthusiasm, hypnotism, bacteria, courage, humour humour..

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

“T Today I learnt the _____ is an _____ creature that humans eat, a _____ is a coffee drink, _____ is a grain preparation for brewing and _____ is made from animal skin and is used to make clothes, clothes,” Firffy informed her fellow travellers. E A R L Y This is a skeleton crossword. Make one of A E your own using any list S A word. T H E I R

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Unit 23

Level C

a-e ae

t

ho au ou

sound “ay” e.g. day ay

sound “ch” e.g. rich ch

sound “o” e.g. sto op

e casca a de ade e marina ate e emana ate e magistra ate e rehabilita

Israe ael ae ae reggae ae vertebrae ae nut sundae ae mae aelstrom

raptture cultture sculptture sutture departture

prematture agricultture horticultture tortture supernattural

ho honest ho honour ho honorary au auction au assau ault

cau austic au clau austrophobia au

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mou oult ou ou bou oulder ou smou oulder

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Write one more word for each list.

e”, the “e e” is dropped as in torture / e) When suffixes are added to words ending in “e torturous. Add any ending to the words below. (Some suggestions are ion ion, tion tion, ous ous, al ity al, ness, ing , ment, ic, ly , ty al, ing, ly, ty.) adventure, intrigue, invisible, tense, believe, culture, argue, menace, obscure, placate, precise, severe, hostile, mature, desolate, austere, universe, telescope, rehabilitate, examine.

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lone, safe, strange, grotesque, care, huge, polite, achieve, purpose, manage. A verb is something you can do. Write all the list words that can be verbs.

g) Write a paragraph (at least 12 lines in length) beginning with “The thin black shape slithered slowly but surely toward us. Snake!”

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

“It It says here _____ can be sheer _____ for some people where they experience a _____ of feelings of suffocation and their immediate _____ from the restrictive environment is absolutely essential, essential,” Cerphi read from a psychology book. j)

Write a paragraph about Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy describing their appearance and some of their characteristics. Draw a picture to illustrate.

Our Loopy Language: Sometimes “cc” can make a “ch” sound as in cello or a “ks” sound as in accent.

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Level C

a ey

eer eir ir ea

en urn orn eon

sound “ay” e.g. day ay

sound “eer” e.g. cheer eer

sound “n” e.g. list’n n

sta adium a gue va avoury sa ado torna a is da

abra asive aneous sponta atant bla ey convey ey abey eyance

eir sneer weir eer eer eir weir eird jeer eer ir veer delir irious eer souvenir ir mountaineer eer ea domineer eering idea

pollen en en sullen en threaten en regimen urn Saturn

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stubborn orn eon pigeon eon dungeon eon surgeon eon burgeon eoning

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

ai, ea ea, ee, d) Fill in the correct “ay ay” sound for these words. (Choose from ay ay, et et, ei ei, ai ay e , ae au ie.) ae, a a, ey ey, ie au, aa-e disob __ , migr __ ne, fl __ l, m __ nia, proteg __ , __ miable, h __ nous, d __ gn, d __ ity ity,, s __ lient, ir __ t __ , ingr __ tiate.

e) There are three list words that can be rearranged to form another word, e.g. listen / tinsel. Write both forms. f)

© R e a d y E d P u b l i c a t i o n s eous ious The following words either end in “eous eous” as in spontaneous or “ious ious” as in delirious. Write• them out inserting the correct ending: f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• luxur __ , courag __ , infect __ , obnox __ , gorg __ ,

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h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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The three aliens stood on the _____ of the _____ accepting a globe of the world as a _____ of Earth to the _____ roar of the _____ crowd who were anxious to _____ their appreciation of the unusual visitors.

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Write the description of a typical day in your life for Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy to read, to aid in their understanding of humans.

Our Loopy Language: To make the plurals of words ending in “o”, an “s” is added as in piano / pianos, radio / radios, patio / patios, studio / studios and memo / memos. Some words have “es” added as in hero / heroes, echo / echoes, potato / potatoes, tomato / tomatoes; and in some cases both endings are acceptable, as in tornado / tornados / tornadoes, volcano / volcanos / volcanoes, mosquito / mosquitos / mosquitoes, ghetto / ghettos / ghettoes.

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Unit 25

Level C

ey ea e i au sound “ay” e.g. day ay

vei ein ei ei fei eign ei nei eigh ei eighth ei frei eight

absei eil ei ei eillance survei ea grea eatness ie lingerie au gau auge

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ear ier ere sound “eer” e.g. cheer eer

endear earing ear ear drear eary ear arrear ears pier ier ier tier

fier ierce ier ier cashier ere adhere ere cohere ere persevere

sound “n” (ending) e.g. list’n n

salmon on on felon on squadron on liaison ian veterinarian

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comedian ian ian musician ian magician an toucan an cardigan

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Write the homophones of vein vein, pier and tier and put them into sentences.

e) Some words can be nouns as well as verbs, e.g. reason: I can reason (verb) with him. Give me a good reason (noun). Which two list words fit this category? Write the words that can be both a noun and a verb from this selection: vein, fuel, leisure, adhere, liaison, squabble, scheme, placate, fierce, sneer sneer,, swab, loathe, paralyse, edit, dye, design.

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© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons Write three other words of your own and put them into sentences as both. f or r e vi ewitp ur p ose on l y Which • list word is the same whether is used as singular ors plural, e.g. one• species,

six species. Here are some clues for other words like this. Write the words.

- A quadruped herbivore found in the wild in many parts of Europe.

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- A fish often found in rivers. - A wild African animal of the canine species.

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- Whale sharks are these.

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- A quadruped herbivore often found on Australian farms.

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g) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy were amused to hear that they were under ’t sure if they _____ while they travelled around as some humans weren weren’t were _____s or _____s. Meanwhile, arranging _____s with top government officials could be difficult at times, but they _____d.

Our Loopy Language: In gauge the “au” is an “ay” sound, in draught it is “ar”, in hydraulic it is “o”, in chauffeur it is “oa”, in Saudi Arabia it is “ow” and in bauble it is “or”.

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Unit 26

Level C

j

er

i n ain ern

sound “j” e.g. June

sound “eer” e.g. cheer eer

sound “n” (ending) e.g. list’n n

kilojoule prejudice juvenile journalist judgement

majority adjust jurisdiction injunction adjourn

mater erial er er cafeter eria er inter erior er exter erior er infer erior

super erior er er erior ulter er criter erion er exper erience er deter eriorate

toxin in in vermin in origin ain mountain ain villain

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porcelain ain ain Britain ern pattern ern tavern ern govern

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c) Choose any five words and write their meanings. ay d) Here are some words with more than one “ay ay” sound. Fill in the correct one. (Choose from ay ay, ai ai, a a): r __ lw __ , m __ nt __ n, v __ c __ tion, m __ onn __ se, w __ l __ d, s __ ti __ ted, em __ ci __ ted.

ly e) Adverbs add to the meaning of a verb and are often adjectives with the suffixes “ly ly” ally or “ally ally” added to them, e.g. safety / safe / safely. Write the adverbs of these source words: purpose, music, memory memory,, accident, graphic, hazardous, individual, ghoulish, labour labour,, centre, energy energy,, system, triumph, volume, surprise, love, anxiety anxiety,, succeed, relent, magnificent, secret. ks cs cks f) The “xx” sound can be made with “xx” (exterior), “ks ks” (pranks), “cs cs” (aerobics), “cks cks” cc xc cc” (accent) and “xc xc” (excess). Fill in the correct one in these words: (hacks), “cc fetlo __ , wo __ , hysteri __ , comple __ , a __ is, gimmi __ , e __ quisite, va __ ine, e __ entric, e __ haust, e __ erpt, su __ inct.

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al ial eal g) All of the adjectives below end in “al al”, “ial ial” or “eal eal”. Write them with their correct suffix: experient __ , prejudic __ , judgment __ , origin __ , corpor __ , behaviour __ , ether __ , memor __ , arter __ , arbor __ , ancestr __ , surr __ , manager __ , industr __ , secretar __ , impart __. h) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. i) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. It’s funny how some humans have a _____ where they think they are “It’s _____ or _____ to other humans due to some personal _____ they make, when really everyone is equal, equal,” Murfee commented. It’s a toxic _____ of thinking which they should _____, that’s for sure, “It’s sure,” agreed Cerphi.

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Unit 27

Level C

g dge

s

sound “s” e.g. thiss

sound “j” e.g. June

germ ge alleg generic gent deterg genda ag

st ps

sludge dge dge grudge dge wedge dge budge dget dge budge dgerigar

abssent sarcasstic dessolate st fast sten st jost stle

brist stle st ps psychic ps psychology ps psychopath ps pseudonym

ion ine sound “n” (ending) e.g. list’n n

vision ion ion region ion ambition ion decoration ine imagine

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examine ine ine clandestine ine determine ine medicine ine genuine

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Write a story using any list word as the theme or in the title. Your story needs to be at least one page in length. e) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. f)

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

“So do you _____ humans need a _____ or _____ to _____ whether one is a _____ and needs _____?” inquired Murfee.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons “A psychologist uses _____ when he or she _____ s a patient I believe,” responded Cerphi. •f o rr evi ew pur posesonl y•

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VERB allege imaginative/imaginary

ADJECTIVE alleged

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reliably

decorative

begrudge

determined intriguing

legality embolden straightness attentively

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Unit 28

Level C

ss se

age sound “j” e.g. June

image age age luggage age savage age sausage age message

carriage age age marriage age package age encourage age envisage

sound “s” e.g. thiss

class ssic ss ss ssile miss ss ass ssemble ss abyss ss obsess ssive

impulse se se immense se response se condense se expanse

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dw windle w end wistful welter sw wathe sw

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so oiree oirs memo oir cho oir reservo oire reperto

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

oy oi d) Write these words, adding “oy oy” or “oi oi":

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

turqu __ se, gr __ n, bu __ , savel __ , all __ , adr __ t, paran __ d, clairv __ ant, dev __ d, an __ nt, reconn __ tre, embr __ l, b __ cott.

e) A noun can be converted to its verb (e.g. marriage / marry) in all sorts of ways, while sometimes it stays as the same word (e.g. message). Write these nouns and their verbs:

©hesitation, Read yEdP ubl i cat i ons harassment, transfer transfer,, knowledge, plea, ,e influence, laceration, emphasis, precedent, remainder, •remainder f or r v i e w p u r p o s e s o nl y• observation, reference, emptiness, volunteer volunteer..

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Write a paragraph beginning with “I finally dragged my aching, salt water soaked body from the relentless buffeting of the waves and sank, exhausted onto the mercifully dry sand.” Make your paragraph at least 12 lines in length.

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g) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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’t they? irffy “They don’t they?” observed FFirffy irffy.. They really seem to _____ _____ here don

Yes, and when love _____ s they can get very _____ with each other “Y other,, so the _____ would be don ’t do it on _____! don’t _____!” was Murfee’s _____.

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On a large sheet of paper divided into several sections, draw the outer view of the spacecraft in which Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy might have travelled. Draw diagrams to show the different living compartments where the friends spent their time on their journey from Arixion.

Our Loopy Language: Sometimes words can have two accepted spellings and still mean the same thing: swathe / swath, install / instal, disc / disk, sewerage / sewage, racquet / racket, program / programme, judgment / judgement, enquire / inquire, dispatch / despatch.

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Unit 29

Level C

er eur

ce

wh

sound “r” (ending) e.g. wat’rr

sound “s” e.g. thiss

sound “w” e.g. with

diameter er er propeller er sinister er lever er register

conquer er er murder er hamburger eur chauffeur eur amateur

licence ce ce substance ce convince ce evidence ce reference

fragrance ce ce sequence ce arrogance ce negligence ce resemblance

wh whiff wh wheedle wh whimper wh whorl wh whirlwind

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overwh whelmed wh wh whet wh whelk wh whim wh whimsical

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the two meanings of entrance into sentences. ce se se” as well? e) Which word in the “ce ce” list can be spelt with an “se f)

Which list words are synonyms of assure assure, defeat defeat, similarity similarity, proof proof, menacing menacing, whine and impulse impulse?

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons typica __ , typica __ yy,, mi __ ennium, inte __ igent, •pavi f or ev e p__uyy,r oicit, se so y• __ r ion, vai __ w id, wi ,p i __ woo __ n en,l

llll” (e.g. g) Some words have a single “ll” (e.g. whimsical) and some have a double “ll propeller). Add the missing parts of these words:

fa __ acy acy,, co __ aborate, a __ eviate.

h) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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“So So when humans _____ other humans, they go into court to _____ a jury there’s not enough _____ to convict them. Is that right? right?” Firffy questioned. Y es and they often do, answered Cerphi. “Y do,” Well isn ’t that just _____ and rather _____? What sort of justice system is “W isn’t that? irffy heatedly that?” demanded FFirffy heatedly.. j)

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Rule up 14 lines in your book and write all the letters of the alphabet. (E.g. A-Z listing. See the Student Reference List for instructions.) Find an adjective beginning with each letter, e.g. a - alert, b - brusque, c - curt and so on. (Try to use as few of the list words as you can.) For the harder letters like x, z, q and v, just choose words with that letter in them, e.g. z - crazzy.

Our Loopy Language: Spelling differences around the world world:: (Australia and United Kingdom / United States) licence / license, defence / defense, pretence / pretense, aeroplane / airplane, jewellery / jewelry, sulphur / sulfur, grey / gray, tyre / tire, cheque / check, sceptic / skeptic, diarrhoea / diarrhea, amoeba / ameba. 40

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Unit 30

Level C

or ar

c

sound “r” (ending) e.g. wat’rr

sound “s” e.g. thiss

conductor or or tutor or ancestor or predator or refrigerator

polar ar ar similar ar particular ar familiar ar cellular

accid sinccere socciety cement capaccity

u ceremony ranccid cellophane perccentage reconcciliation

sound “w” e.g. with

aqu ua uisine cu uite su uell qu uid langu

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acqu uaintance uish extingu uisite exqu uistic lingu uish angu

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Write one more word for each list.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

id ard e) The ‘d ending on a word can be made with “ard ard” (awkward), “id id” (acid, rancid, ad ed languid), “ad ad” (ballad) or “ed ed” (deposited). Add the correct one to the end of these words:

rap __ , leop __ , forw __ , stew __ , fet __ , putr __ , ar __ , sal __ , mall __ , sacr __ , besott __ , met __ , morb __ , tep __ .

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© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons alkaline, dishonest, fresh, prey ,n different, prey, •f oenergetic, rr evi ew pu r pstrange, oses o l y•incite.

Copy these words and write their opposite (antonym) from the list:

g) Imagine you are creating a crossword. Choose any five list words and write a clue for each one. Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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“There There seems to be a very small _____ of this _____ that live in the _____ regions even though their _____ lived through the last ice age about ten thousand years ago, ago,” Murfee observed.

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“W Well, it would be _____ to living in a _____ after all and their _____ structure just isn ’t that compatible with very cold conditions, isn’t conditions,” explained Cerphi.

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Think of any fairy tale (see Student Reference List for suggestions) or story that you know well. Write it out as it really begins, then somewhere around the middle change the story so that it ends in a different way.

Our Loopy Language: Sometimes “qu” is pronounced “kw” as in quell, aqua, acquaintance, aquarium, inquest and Quebec. Sometimes it is pronounced “k” as in liquorice, masquerade, lacquer, racquet, liquor and marquee. Ready-Ed Publications

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Unit 31

Level C

re

sc

v

sound “r” (ending) e.g. wat’rr

sound “s” e.g. thiss

sound “v” e.g. very

ogre re re fibre re theatre re sombre re meagre

mediocre re re spectre re timbre re lustre re calibre

sc scent sc scend asc sc desc scend sc disc scipline sc scientist

absc scess sc sc fasc scination sc reminisc sce sc condesc scend sc osc scillate

vinegar obvvious vertical swivv el devv oted

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fevver marvvellous avv arice cultivvate ambivvalent

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Match the following meanings with these words and copy them into your book: MEANING - Ravenous.

WORD macabre

- A modest or rundown dwelling.

genre

voracious © ReadyEdPubl i ca t i ons - Kind, type. bevy •f orr evi ew pur poses onl y• - A group. hovel - Gruesome.

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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g) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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sound “r” (ending) e.g. wat’rr

sound “oa” e.g. coa oast oa

sound “v” e.g. very

colour our our flavour our neighbour our behaviour our endeavour

harbour our ure lecture ure pasture ure juncture ure composure

potato oes oe tomatoe oes oe throe oes oe floe oe woe

sew ew oo broo ooch au mau auve au tarpau aulin au chau auvinism

sieve ve ve evolve ve salve ve cleave ve additive

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adhesive ve ve imperative ve initiative ve perspective ve supportive

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Fill in the correct ’r ending for these words. (Choose from er er, or or, ar ar, eur eur, re re, ure ure, ur ur.)

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

stell __ , competit __ , vend __ , misdemean __ , sepulch __ , manoeuv __ , vip __ , warri __ , facilitat __ , voy __ ,

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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g) Rule up 14 lines in your book and write all the letters of the alphabet. (E.g. A-Z listing. See the Student Reference List for instructions.) Find a word beginning with each letter containing any ‘r ending, e.g. a - ancestor, b - barometer, c - caricature and so on. (Try to use as few of the list words as you can.) For the harder letters like x, z, q and v, just choose words with that letter in them, e.g. x - exxecutor. h) Write a paragraph about the jobs and families Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy might have on their home planet of Arixion.

Our Loopy Language: In brooch the “oo” spelling is an “oa” sound, in blood it is “u”, in raccoon it is “oo”, and in neighbourhood is is a short “oo” sound.

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Level C

oa

ant sound “nt” (ending) e.g. differ’nt nt

triumphant ant ant adamant ant abundant ant restaurant ant sergeant

pageant ant ant radiant ant brilliant ant luxuriant ant significant

ough

able sound “ble” e.g. reli’ble ble

sound “oa” e.g. coa oast oa

loa oathe oa oa oam loa oa broa oach oa shoa oal oa bemoa oan

dough oughnut ough ough although ough dough ough borough ough though

able capable amiable able able able available vulnerable able inevitable able respectable able able enjoyable formidable able commendable able unbelievable

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

c)

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Put the words loathe and loath into sentences to show their meanings.

e) Which list words are synonyms of friendly friendly,, plentiful, pastry pastry,, clever clever,, competent, initiate, daunting, soil, weak and complain complain? f)

Copy these words and write their opposite (antonym) from the list:

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screen, sea, spread, way way,, how how,, high, gentle, wide, ever ever,, wind.

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Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. It was very _____ for the space visitors to witness a _____ and _____ _____ where everyone showed how _____ they were of enjoying each other other.. They felt this was a _____ and _____ step toward world peace.

k) Write a conversation between a friend and yourself, about Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy, where you both say at least five things each. Check the Student Reference List for the conversation punctuation rules and words to use instead of “said”.

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ent

ow ou

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sound “nt” (ending) e.g. differ’nt nt

sound “oa” e.g. coa oast oa

sound u’bl e.g. reliable able

urgent ent ent consistent ent persistent ent competent ent magnificent

malevolent ent ent lenient ent obedient ent convenient ent ingredient

bellow ow ow fallow ow billow ow wallow ou sou oul

bou ouquet ou ou limou ousine ou camou ouflage ou carou ousel ou sou oul

ible sensible susceptible ible ible ible eligible irresistible ible ible feasible infallible ible ible gullible accessible ible incomprehensible ible compatible

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. b) Put any 12 list words in sentences.

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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d) Using at least three of the list words, or using one of them as a theme, write a short story suitable for 5 or 6 year old children. e) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

f)

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

It was _____ to Cerphi how gullible and _____ humans could be to the apparently _____ but certainly _____ lure of drugs, when they could be so _____, _____ and _____ in other areas of life.

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ADJECTIVE competitive

obedience

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comparatively

conclusion

include

continual

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Unit 35

Level C

yr ier ir

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sound “ire” e.g. tire ire

tyr yre yr yr tyr yrant yr styr yrofoam yr lyr yrebird yr pyr yrotechnics

or oa ure

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sound “or” e.g. glor ory or

sound “oa” e.g. coa oast oa

hier ierarchy ier ier ieroglyphics hier ir ironic ir spir iral ir enquir iries

e cyclo one o de e ero o se e pro o se e propo ome e syndro

e disclo ose o se e expo e remo ote ot tarot ot depot

gor orge or or remor orse or resor ort or ornament or immor ortality

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cor ornucopia or oa hoa oard oa soa oar oa hoa oarse oa broa oad

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it. c)

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Turn these nouns into adjectives by adding the correct suffix. Remember, sometimes letters need to be added or deleted, e.g. irony / ironic. (Choose from ive, ing ing,, al, ed, ious, ate, yy,, ical, ous, some some.) delicacy delicacy,, nut, cylinder cylinder,, explosion, delirium, fibre, mediocrity mediocrity,, ambivalence, avarice, marvel, fascination, scent, arch, spectre, secretary secretary,, ferocity ferocity,, ambiguity ambiguity,, quarrel, flavour flavour..

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h) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Yes, they seem to have a _____ spectrum of beliefs and a _____ of _____ “Y advising them of an afterlife, and yet the idea of surviving after death still seems remote to some of them, them,” replied Cerphi. i)

Create a menu for Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy, including main course, dessert and drinks. See the Student Reference List for guidance on menus. (Remember, they don’t like to eat animals.)

Our Loopy Language: Sometimes words can have two correct spellings: jail / gaol, grey / gray, tyre / tire, program / programme, jewellery / jewellry, aeroplane / airplane.

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ire ior uyer yer

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sound “ire” e.g. wire ire

sound “oa” e.g. coast

Ire Ireland ire acquire ire expire ire conspire ire mire

quagmire ire ior prior ior prior iority uyer buyer yer flyer

pro otest ovide pro overt overt co ogan slo

do omain ofile pro otion emo otorious no ooperate co

aw

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flaw aw aw thaw aw maw aw coleslaw aw withdraw

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wa alrus alnut wa alter a ll pa alter fa

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

d) Proper nouns are names of people or places that require capital letters, e.g. Ireland, Prince Harry. Write three other places and three other names that are proper nouns.

e) The adjective for describing things about Spain is “Spanish”. Write the adjectives for: France, Norway ortugal, The Netherlands, Norway,, PPortugal,

Canada, PPakistan, akistan, Egypt, PPeru, eru, Iran, Iraq, Argentina. f) Imagine you are creating a crossword. Choose any four list words and write a clue for each one. oa g) Fill in the correct “oa oa” sound for these words. (Choose from oa oa, o o, ough ough, ow ow, ou ou, o-e, ot ot.)

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Referring to the Student Reference List for guidance, write a letter to a friend, using at least three of the list words. Your letter can be fictitious or real.

Our Loopy Language: Some words don’t seem to follow any rules and are just plain weird! E.g. untoward, aback, nevertheless, coup, nonplussed, albeit, notwithstanding and wherewithal.

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Unit 37

Level C

u

ure our ewer sound “ure” e.g. pure ure

lure ure ure conjure ure stature ure caricature ure conjecture

tour ourist our our contour our velour ewer sewer ewer brewer ewery

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ore augh

sound “u” e.g. lu ull

interru upt omplish acco ou flou ourish ou nou ourishing ou cou ountry

stamina a a yoga a Australia a dilemma a pasta

sound “or” e.g. glory ory

restore ore ore fore oremost ore implore ore deplore ore furore

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slaugh aughter augh augh haugh aughty augh fraugh aught aug distraug aught augh onslaugh aught

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) The words below contain more than one “ss” sound, e.g. incense. Add in the correct sc: ce, se se, cc and sc sound, choosing from s, ss ss, cc, ce in __ tan __ , __ car __ , re __ pon __ , ex __ e __ ive, ab __ e __ , nar __ i __ ism, __ u __ tenan __ , i __ o __ eles, in __ e __ ant.

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e) The ‘ry ending can be made using “ary ary” (January), “ery ery” (brewery), “ory ory” ary ery ory ury ry (satisfactory), “ury ury” (Mercury) or “ry ry” (country). Add the correct one to these words:

prepat __ , perj __ , confection __ , avi __ __..

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In the _____ of _____, Murfee, Cerphi and Firffy found a _____ing _____ industry industry.. They headed straight for one of the _____ destinations, Ayers Rock or Uluru as it was also known, and found the _____s of its surface caused by the _____ of the elements over the centuries, very beautiful. i)

Think of some television shows for children that you know of and decide why you like or dislike them. Now, think of a new show and write an outline for it. Make sure you include what your show is about, how many people will be needed as hosts, what the back drop will look like, and so on.

Our Loopy Language: The “u” sound is made with “oo” in blood and flood and with “oe” in does.

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Level C

ur eur

et ot ert ute ort

our ough

sound “ure” e.g. pure ure

sound “t”(ending) e.g. trump’t ’t

sound “or” e.g. glor ory or

jur ury ur ur perjur ury ur mercur ury ur fur urious ur lur urid

luxur urious ur Eur Europe eur neur eurotic eur connoisseur eur grandeur

bullet et et ferret et facet midget et ot ballot

pivot ot ot pilot ert concert ute minute ort effort

ough tour ournament bough ought our our ough resour ourceful ought our ough tambour ourine fough ought our though ough misdemeanour oughtful our ough rancour brough ought

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

endure? d) Which list words rhyme with resort resort, error error, kerosene and endure (Note: The spelling can be different.)

e) Which list words look like they should rhyme with these words, but don’t?

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rapport, brute, gullet, beret, bury bury,, rope.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons We can convert a verb to its noun (e.g. injure / injury; infuriate / fury) in all sorts of •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• ways. However, sometimes the word is the same both in noun and verb form (e.g. Put the two meanings of minute into sentences .

g) Using as many of the list words as you can, write a sentence that makes sense. h)

message). Write these verbs and their nouns:

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reassure, regulate, exceed, rebel, absorb.

Write all the “ure” list words in alphabetical order.

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attempt, continue, immerse, refuse, paralyse, reward, rhyme, grieve, destroy destroy,, compare, repeat,

Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language.

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k) Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. Firffy found the _____ of many of the cities in _____ very impressive, but Murfee thought she was a bit _____ when she became so _____ at every bit of graffiti she saw saw.. He told her he thought she _____ to make an _____ to accept the situation. l)

Referring to the example in the Student Reference List, create a full crossword about 10cms across and 10cm down using at least four of the list words.

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Unit 39

Level C

ar

it

sound “ar” e.g. depar art ar

sound ‘t ending

da a ta ast va aque pla age mira atus appara

sulta ana ama dra asse impa aster disa aderie camara

hermit it it inherit it inhibit it exhibit it limit

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sound “or” e.g. glor ory or

“et” as in pet

laundrette ette ette silhouette ette bassinette ette cigarette ette palette

war arp ar ar war ard ar untowar ard ar stalwar art already

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almost a ppa a lled all squa all insta ure ensure

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Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Fill in the correct “tt” sound for these words. (Choose from t, tt, pt, bt bt.)

recei __ , __ raves __ yy,, __ abulate, su __ le, __ or __ oise, fa __ uous, bla __ ant, dou __ , e __ iquette, __ erodactyl, pivo __ al, mi__ igate igate..

e) Write a paragraph (at least 12 lines in length) beginning with “The grey fin sliced through the water just metres in front of me and my heart went into my mouth”. f)

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or The words below contain more than one “or or” sound, e.g. author. Fill in the correct one. (Choose from or or, a a, aw aw, au au, ar ar): P __ tug __ l, __ dit __ ium.

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Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces. At first the three companions thought it was a _____ when they first saw their spaceship, but then they realised it was _____ time to go home. They had enjoyed the _____ of humans and hoped their visit would _____ the understanding that there was life elsewhere in the universe.

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sound “ar” e.g. depar art ar

sound “t” (ending) e.g. trump’tt

sound “or” e.g. glor ory or

ar arduous ar lethar argic ar scenar ario ar disar arming ar mar

hear eartily ear er ser ergeant au lau aughable ah pariah oir abattoir

desperate ate ate unfortunate ate alternate ate obstinate ate palate

pirate ate ate climate ate accurate ate immediate ate articulate

cau aution au au frau audulent au sau aunter au authentic au dau aunting

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au autopsy au audition au nau ausea au automatic au authority

b) Put any 12 list words in sentences. c)

Choose any five words and write their meanings.

d) Write two more words for each column above.

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a) Copy the list words out into three columns as above. Write the sound (in bold) in a different colour, or underline it.

or, oar oar, ure ure, aw aw, a a, ar ar, e) Fill in the correct “or or” sound for these words. (Choose from or or ore ore, augh augh, au au, our our, ough ough.) __ topsy topsy,, tr __ matic, lab __ ious, f __ sight, __esome, sw __ m, m __ nful, s __ nter nter,, potp __ ri, end __ se, s __ na, thes __ rus, vig __ ous, __ burn, n __ tical, app __ lled.

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auto g) Write three other words beginning with “auto auto”, e.g. automatic.

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h) Write out the word(s) in bold in this week’s Our Loopy Language. i)

Copy these sentences out exactly and fill appropriate list words into the spaces.

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Referring to the Student Reference List for guidance, write one scene of a movie script about any topic you like and with any characters you wish to include. Set the dialogue out correctly and put in any necessary stage instructions, facial expressions or character instructions in brackets.

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d) An inscribed tablet; A bacterial deposit on the teeth. e ) eerie, story, cue, check. g ) eyrie, dearth, menagerie. h ) personalities, apologies, centuries, strategies, aviaries, attorneys, pulleys, stories, valleys, libraries, eyries, jerseys, volleys, eccentricities. i ) retrieval, rehearsal, uniqueness, electricity, liberalism, toughness, nervousness, idealism, eccentricity, affirmation, punctuality, dishonesty, restlessness, modesty. k) Murfee and Cerphi had a chameleon like quality where they could change their appearance to fit the planet they were visiting. They were very charismatic and everywhere they went in the universe, they were liked.

d) humorous, accomplice, stimulus, spontaneous, strenuous, thesaurus, apparatus, lettuce, rhinoceros, platypus, precarious. e) champignon, impugn, gnash, benign. h) “If we get marooned in that sewage system that will be a gruesome business business,” warned Cerphi. Ready-Ed Publications


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“It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out,” retorted Murfee. “I just want to see how it works.”

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with almond almonds?” inquired Murfee. “It was ghastly actually,” groaned Cerphi. “I would rather be embalmed or have to live with crustacean crustaceans or a ferocious anaconda than eat that again!”

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achieve this aim,” Firffy read from a library book.

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se phase emphasise se se compromise se appraise se enterprise televise se franchise patronise se se advertise paraphrase se se

variiety i deal plii able

alibii alii gn diissect

i vy plii ers

miicrofilm mii crofiche

m inform m ation whim m inent em m urm m ur m petitive com m urder stim m ulate m utual am m end m icrophone

tongue gue va gue fatigue gue

hardsh ship sh distinguish sh lavish sh

excepttion expulssion inssurance

cautt ious negott iate

consc scious sc consc science sc

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Unit 21

gue league morgue gue gue monologue gue intrigue

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g raceful g rotesque mang g le deleg g ate g regarious

g ate seg g reg rig g orous enig g ma

sess ssion ss confess ssion ss concess ssion ss

progress ssion ss compass ssion ss reass ssure ss

emig g rate immig g rate

ssion express ss admiss ssion ss

process ssion ss repercuss ssions ss

jam mb plumb mb

ba l m embalm lm

smugg ggle gg snigg gger gg

slugg ggish gg ghastly gh

politiccian electriccian

crucc ial techniccian

plumb mbline mb mb aplomb catacomb mb

alm lmond lm lm psalm qualm lm

agg ggressive gg gg swagg gger hagg ggard gg

agh ghast gh gh spagh ghetti ghetto gh

feroccious spacc ious apprecc iate

maliccious beneficc ial crustaccean

rad d ical trad d itional d nomad

swadd ddled dd Budd ddhism dd de horde

exxample exxact exx aggerate

remed dy add ddress dd

ai d e blonde de

exxamination gu guillotine gu exxist guardian

foray ay disarray ay

ballet et beret et

ch champion parch ched ch

ch charity launch ch

spinach ch challenge ch detach ched ch

w ww

Unit 20

dialogue gue catalogue gue prologue gue

ew i ev Pr

Unit 17

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S

mn tem hymn m pt mn tem m perature column gm autumn diaphragm mn solemn phlegm mn gm condemn paradigm mn gm

Teac he r

Unit 16

principal al formal al magical al

. te

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ay et portray chalet may ayonnaise gourmet ay et allay tourniquet ay et

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Unit 15

anxxiety guarantee gu gu guile

ch ch champagne croch chet ch chandelier ricoch chet ch ch ch moustach che cach che clich ché crech che ch ch ch nonch chalant papier mâch chè ch e ncore e nsuite

wrench ch avalanch che ch

po o verty o bsolete o minous o bstinate

e ntourage e mble e nse

ench chanted ch

o versy co o ntro

re e ndezvous

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apprai aisal ai malai aise ai

e mai aintenance latte ai e de arrai aign sue ai fe e te

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blotch tch swatch tch

swa ab sca a llop squa a nder squa at

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S

squa a lid

abra a sive sponta a neous bla a tant convey ey abey eyance ey

stubborn orn pigeon eon dungeon eon

satch tchel tch

squa ad

e casca a de e marina a de

Israe ael ae reggae ae

prematture agricultture

ho honest honour ho

cau austic au clau austrophobia au

e emana a te e magistra a te

vertebrae ae nut sundae ae

raptt ure cultture sculptture sutture

ho honorary auction au

mou oult ou bou oulder ou

assau ault au

smou oulder ou

e mae ae rehabilita aelstrom a te

departture

horticultture tortture supernattural

sta a dium va a gue sa a voury

sneer eer jeer eer ve eer

weir eir weir eird eir delir irious ir

pollen en sullen en threaten en

ir mountaineer eer souvenir domineer eering id e a eer

regimen en Saturn urn

surgeon eon burgeon eoning eon

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vei ein ei fei eign ei nei eigh ei eighth ei

absei eil ei survei eillance ei grea eatness ea lingerie ie

earing endear ear drear eary ear arrear ears ear pier

fier ierce ier cashier ier adhere ere cohere ere

salmon on felon on squadron on liaison on

frei eight ei

gau auge au

tier ier

persevere ere

an veterinarian ian cardigan

kilojoule prejudice

majority adjust

mater erial er cafeter eria er

super erior er ulter erior er

toxin in vermin in

porcelain ain Britain ain

juvenile journalist

jurisdiction injunction

judgment

adjourn

inter erior er er exter erior infer erior er

criter erion er er exper erience deter eriorate er

origin in ain mountain villain ain

pattern ern ern tavern govern ern

g erm ge alleg g eneric deterg g ent

sludge dge grudge dge

abssent s arcasstic

brist stle st psychic ps

vision ion region ion

examine ine clandestine ine

we dge budge dget dge

dess olate fast sten st

ps psychology psychopath ps

ambition ion decoration ion

determine ine medicine ine

g enda ag

dge budge dgerigar

st jost stle

ps pseudonym

ine imagine

ine genuine

ge im a age age luggage savage age

carriage age age marriage package age

class ssic ss ss miss ssile ass ssemble ss

impulse se se immense response se

dw w indle w end w istful

so o iree o irs memo cho o ir

sausage age message age

encourage age envisage age

abyss ss obsess ssive ss

condense se expanse se

sw w elter sw w athe

reservo o ir reperto o ire

w ww

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thatch tched tch sketch tch

swa an ma a lt wa a ltz aqua a tic

hatch tchet tch

torna a do da a is

Unit 25

botch tch etch tch

ew i ev Pr

Unit 24

dispatch tch crutch tches tch

cliche e

Teac he r

Unit 23

e lite ei spontanei eity

. te

comedian ian musician ian magician ian toucan an

m . u

Unit 22

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Level C diameter er propeller er sinister er lever er register er

Unit 30

conductor or tutor or ancestor or

conquer er murder er

licence ce substance ce convince ce

fragrance ce sequence ce arrogance ce

wh whiff wheedle wh whimper wh

overwh whelmed wh whet wh whelk wh

evidence ce reference ce

negligence ce resemblance ce

wh whorl whirlwind wh

wh whim whimsical wh

acc id sinccere socciety c ement capacc ity

c eremony ranccid c ellophane percc entage reconcciliation

aqu ua cu u isine su u ite

acqu u aintance extingu u ish exqu u isite u istic lingu angu u ish

re mediocre spectre re timbre re

sc scent asc scend sc scend desc sc

sc absc scess fasc scination sc reminisc sce sc

lustre re calibre re

disc scipline sc scientist sc

condesc scend sc osc scillate sc

hamburger er chauffeur eur amateur eur

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S polar ar similar ar

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re ogre fibre re

theatre re sombre re meagre re

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Unit 34

Unit 35

v inegar obvv ious v ertical swivvel devv oted

fevv er marvvellous avv arice

cultivvate ambivv alent

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adhesive ve imperative ve initiative ve

cleave ve additive ve

perspective ve supportive ve

harbour our lecture ure pasture ure

potato o es tomatoe oes oe throe oes oe

behaviour our endeavour our

juncture ure composure ure

au floe tarpau aulin oe au woe oebegone chau auvinism oe

triumphant ant adamant ant

pageant ant radiant ant

loa oathe oa lo am oa

dough oughnut ough although ough

cap able available able

abundant ant ant restaurant sergeant ant

brilliant ant ant luxuriant significant ant

broa oach oa oa shoa oal bemoa oan oa

dough ough ough borough though ough

able respectable able inevitable able able enjoyable formidable able unbelievable able commendable

ent urgent consistent ent persistent ent

ent malevolent lenient ent obedient ent

ow bellow fallow ow billow ow

ou bou ouquet limou ousine ou camou ouflage ou

ible sensible eligible ible feasible ible

ent competent ent convenient ent magnificent ent ingredient

wallow ow sou oul ou

carou ousel ou sou oul ou

ible gullible accessible ible compatible ible ible incomprehensible

tyr yre yr tyr yrant yr

hier ierarchy ier hier ieroglyphics ier

e cyclo o ne ero o de e

e disclo o se expo o se e

gor orge or remor orse or

cor ornucopia or oard hoa oa

yr styr yrofoam lyr yrebird yr

ir ironic spir iral ir

o se e pro e propo o se

o te e remo tarot ot

or resor ort ornament or

oa soa oar hoa oarse oa

e syndro o me

depot ot

immor ortality or

broa oad oa

. te

ami able vulnerable able

o c . che e r o t r s super

ir pyr yrotechnics enquir iries yr

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sew ew broo ooch oo mau auve au

sieve ve evolve ve salve ve

colour our flavour our neighbour our

w ww

Unit 33

u ell qu langu u id

ew i ev Pr

particular ar or ar predator familiar or cellular refrigerator ar

m . u

Unit 29

ible susceptible irresistible ible infallible ible

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Unit 37

Ire Ireland acquire ire expire ire

quagmire ire prior ior prior iority ior

pro o test pro o vide o vert

do o main pro o file emo o tion

flaw aw thaw aw ma w

wa a lrus wa a lnut a lter

conspire ire mi r e

buyer uyer flyer yer

co o vert slo o gan

no o torious co o operate

coleslaw aw withdraw aw

pa a ll fa a lter

tour ourist our contour our

stamina a yoga a

restore ore fore oremost ore

slaugh aughter augh augh haugh aughty

velour our sewer ewer

interru u pt acco o mplish flou ourish ou nou ourishing ou

Australia a dilemma a

implore ore deplore ore

fraugh aught augh distraug aught aug

brewer ewery ewer

cou ountry ou

pasta a

furore ore

augh onslaugh aught

jur ury ur perjur ury ur

luxur urious ur Europe Eur

bullet et ferret et

pivot ot pilot ot

tour ournament our ourceful resour our

mercur ury ur fur urious ur

neur eurotic eur eur connoisseur

facet et midget et

concert ert minute ute

lur urid ur

grandeur eur

ballot ot

effort ort

ough ought tambour ourine fough our ough misdemeanour oughtful our though rancour brough ought our ough

lure ure conjure ure

conjecture ure

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Unit 34

bough ought ough ought ough

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untowar ard ar stalwar art ar a lready

a lmost appa a lled squa a ll insta a ll ensure ure

desperate ate unfortunate ate

pirate ate climate ate

cau aution au frau audulent au

au autopsy audition au

lau aughable au pariah ah

alternate ate obstinate ate

accurate ate immediate ate

aunter sau au authentic au

nau ausea au automatic au

abattoir oir

palate ate

articulate ate

dau aunting au

au authority

da a ta va a st pla a que

sulta a na dra a ma impa a sse

hermit it inherit it inhibit it

laundrette ette silhouette ette bassinette ette

mira a ge appara a tus

disa a ster camara a derie

exhibit it limit it

ar arduous lethar argic ar

hear eartily ear ergeant ser er

scenar ario ar disar arming ar ma r

w ww

Unit 40

ew i ev Pr

Teac he r

stature ure caricature ure

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S

. te

war arp ar war ard ar

m . u

Unit 36

o c . che e r o t r s super

Unit 35

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