As I said in class, each evening I will upload a powerpoint and video link to help consolidate each grammar focus we visit between now and the SATs. I will also set a relevant spag.com test for you to see where you need to do further revision. I hope to update this post each day, so please make use of this resource.
Tuesday 18th April
Today we focused on the subjunctive form in the morning, and on prepositions after lunch.
Here is a video that explains in further detail:
We also looked at those prepositions that can also be subordinating conjunctions. The video below explains how to tell which is which:
Visit www.spag.com and click on Prepositions & adverbs (A) to test yourself on prepositions.
Wednesday 19th April
Today we focused on the present perfect and past perfect.
Here is a video to further explain the past perfect tense:
Visit www.spag.com and click on Verbs in perfect form to test yourself.
Thursday 20th April
Today we focused on adverbials in the morning, and on modal verbs after lunch.
Watch this video for further help on adverbials.
Visit spag.com and test yourself with the tests entitled Prepositions & adverbs and Fronted Adverbials (B)
Try Probability words on spag.com to test yourself.
LINK FOR THIS WEEK’S SPELLING PRACTICE (Commonly misspelt words): https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=4894
Monday 24th April
Today, we looked at synonyms and antonyms.
Try Synonyms and antonyms (A) and (B) on www.spag.com to test yourself.
Tuesday 25th April
This afternoon, the grammar focus was on formal and informal English.
Try Formal and informal (B) – and (A) if you’ve not already done so – on www.spag.com to test yourself.
Wednesday 26th April
Today, we revised phrases and clauses.
Here is a powerpoint to reinforce this further (an independent clause is the same as a main clause):
On spag.com, try Subordinate clauses and conjunctions (A) and (B) to test yourself.
Thursday 27th April
We finished learning about clauses this morning with some revision of relative clauses. Look towards the end of yesterday’s powerpoint to go over the relative slides.
To test yourself, take the Relative clauses test on spag.com
Wednesday 3rd May
We covered determiners this morning. Click here for the powerpoint that I used.
For further revision, this is a really clear video explaining determiners:
In the afternoon we revised passive voice.
Here’s a great video to help you understand the difference between active and passive voice:
The most recent tests I’ve put onto spag.com are called Passive & active (A) and (B). Please have a go at testing yourself.