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Year 8 English

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1 What’s Homestay? Want to improve your English?
Objective: Learn how to elicit information from an advertisement and text.
2 What’s Homestay? Homestay application
Objective: Learn how to fill in an application form.
3 Setting off Destination ‘Downunder’
Objective: Expand vocabulary, read and understand a travel brochure.
4 Setting off A letter to the Carters Full lesson available
Objective: Read and understand an informal letter of introduction.
5 Here we are! Who are the Carters?
Objective: Elicit information from a letter about people’s physical appearance.
6 Here we are! My new family
Objective: Learn how to elicit information about personality traits from the text.
7 A new home This is our house.
Objective: Read a description of a house using prepositions of location.
8 A new home Our room!
Objective: Read a text using prepositions of location.
9 Let’s hit the beach! Meet Tim. He’s a lifesaver.
Objective: Elicit information to answer questions from the text. Identify strong versus mild obligation.
10 Let’s hit the beach! Be safe at the beach this summer!
Objective: Read and understand a safety pamphlet for Australian beaches. Identify imperatives in the reading.
11 Amazing Aussie animals Marsupials
Objective: Identify factual information within a text, answer questions and recognise a topic sentence.
12 Amazing Aussie animals When we were watching …
Objective: Read postcards about Australian animals. Identify past and present continuous.
13 What do you like to do? Would you like to join?
Objective: Select factual information from a text to answer questions. Identify the different ways to use like, like to and would like to.
14 What do you like to do? How often do you …?
Objective: Use adverbs of frequency and calculate how often activities occur.
15 BBQ Party! A famous Aussie dessert
Objective: Answer comprehension questions and identify expressions of quantity.
16 BBQ Party! A new ‘barbie’!
Objective: Read a set of instructions and complete activities based on comprehension and sequencing details.
17 Big day out! The big three Full lesson available
Objective: Answer comprehension questions and identify first and second conditionals.
18 Big day out! The big plan
Objective: Identify the different uses of ‘going to’. Use different ways of expressing time.
19 Thanks and goodbye My Australian experience
Objective: Read a text and answer comprehension questions. Identify expressions about ‘feelings’.
20 Thanks and goodbye Thank you letter
Objective: Recognise time clauses and identify ‘feeling’ adjectives.
21 Sentences The Sentence
Objective: To identify and use complete sentences.
22 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
23 Capitalisation Capital Letters 2
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: in titles and letters.
24 Pronouns Pronouns 2
Objective: To recognise and use personal, possessive and relative pronouns.
25 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
26 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
27 Contractions Contractions
Objective: To identify and use contractions.
28 Common Errors Common Errors in writing
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
29 Commas 2 Commas 2
Objective: To use commas: to separate places, to separate clauses within sentences, and when using direct speech.
30 Conjunctions – Sentences Conjunctions – Sentences
Objective: To use conjunctions to increase the variety of sentence structure in written expression.
31 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
32 Clauses Clauses
Objective: To identify and use clauses including adjectival, adverbial and noun clauses.
33 Subject-Verb Agreement Subject-Verb Agreement
Objective: To identify and use correct tense, number and person in forming verbs.
34 Verb tense – Compound Verb tense – Compound
Objective: To identify and use ‘to be’ and ‘to have’ with the appropriate participle of the main verb.
35 Verbs – Active and Passive voice Verbs – Active and Passive voice
Objective: To identify and use active and passive voice.
36 Apostrophe – Possession Apostrophe – Possession
Objective: To use the apostrophe of possession correctly.
37 Similes and Metaphors Similes and Metaphors
Objective: To identify and use similes and metaphors.
38 Figurative Language Onomatopoeia, Assonance and Alliteration
Objective: To identify, and make use of, onomatopoeia, assonance, and alliteration.
39 Common Errors Common Errors in verb usage, spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
40 Colons and Semi-Colons Colons and Semi-Colons
Objective: To use colons and semi-colons correctly.
41 Sentence Structure Part a Subject and Predicate
Objective: To identify the subject and predicate within a sentence and to understand they are the two main parts of a sentence.
42 Regular and Irregular Verbs Regular and Irregular Verbs
Objective: To identify and use regular and irregular verbs in the present and past tense.
43 Verbs – Infinitives Verbs – Infinitives
Objective: To identify and use the infinitive form of the verb.
44 Modal Verbs Modal Verbs
Objective: To identify and use modal verbs with the appropriate form of the main verb.
45 Participles – as Verbs and Adjectives Participles – as Verbs and Adjectives
Objective: To identify and use participles as verbs or adjectives as indicators of continuing action.
46 Gerunds Gerunds
Objective: To identify and use gerunds.
47 Interjections Interjections
Objective: To identify and use interjections correctly.
48 Plurals Plurals 4 – Unusual
Objective: To use nouns whose singular and plural forms are the same. To use compound noun plurals.
49 Sentence Improvement Sentence Improvement
Objective: To construct expressive sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses.
50 Punctuation Punctuation – Various
Objective: To use hyphens, dashes, apostrophes, quotation marks, parentheses and brackets correctly.
51 Mass and Count Nouns Determiners
Objective: To identify and use determiners correctly with mass and count nouns.
52 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Objective: To identify and use transitive and intransitive verbs.
53 Case – Nouns and Pronouns Case – Nouns, Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives
Objective: To identify the case of nouns and pronouns.
54 Plurals of Foreign Nouns Plurals 5 – Foreign
Objective: To form plurals of foreign nouns.
55 Variety of Expression Sentence Construction
Objective: To construct expressive and precise sentences to improve meaning.
56 Figurative Language Symbolism and Personification
Objective: To identify, and make use of, symbolism and personification.
57 Review of Figures of Speech Review of Figures of Speech
Objective: To identify multiple uses of figures of speech within writing.
58 Spelling Skills Word Usage
Objective: To correctly choose words with similar spelling, sound and meaning.
59 Essay Writing 1 Essay Writing 1
Objective: To develop and write essays (expositions).
60 Essay Writing 2 Essay Writing 2
Objective: To develop and write essays.