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CONTENTSEach book has exercises on comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, language, punctuation and writing under the following topics:
Complete English Basics 1 Complete English Basics 2 Complete English Basics 3 Complete English Basics 41. Enjoying Texts 1. Images and words 1. Its my life 1. The world of texts2. Ancient Times 2. Factual texts 2. Intertextuality 2. Context3. Around the world 3. Planet Earth 3. Future shock 3. Related textsoutlaws4. People 4. This sporting life 4. Aboriginal voices 4. Journeys5. Climb every mountain 5. Hard times 5. Journeys in time 5. Autobiography6. Feelings and emotions 6. Inventions 6. Dear Diary 6. Persuasion7. Drive 7. War and peace 7. Passport to adventure 7. The poets world8. Marooned! 8. All about people 8. Interesting people 8. Biography9. Food, glorious food! 9. In the wild 9. Oh! Horror! 9. Genres10. Cities 10. Music, music, music 10. Survival 10. Winning11. Fantasy 11. The world of books 11. Relationships 11. Visual texts12. Alien worlds 12. Places 12. On the job 12. Humour13. The animal kingdom 13. School days 13. Poetry in action 13. Prejudice14. Fashion 14. Disaster 14. Science fiction 14. A world in conflict15. Speaking personally 15. On the farm 15. The impossible dream 15. Inferno!16. The long arm of the law 16. Health 16. Media 16. Reviews17. The world of computers 17. Abandon ship! 17. Saving the planet 17. William Shakespeare18. House and home 18. Lets go to the movies 18. In the laboratory 18. People and places19. Wildfire 19. Read all about it! 19. I spy 19. The newspaper20. Family and friends 20. The great outdoors 20. Speaking out 20. Family matters21. Sun, surf and sand 21. Careers 21. This land 21. Superheroes22. Just in time 22. Numbers, shapes and sizes 22. The five senses 22. Personal recount
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Complete English Basics 3rd edition Student Book and Online Workbook 1 9781420237092 $24.99
Complete English Basics 3rd edition Student Book and Online Workbook 2 9781420237085 $24.99
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Complete English Basics 3rd edition Student Book and Online Workbook 4 9781420237115 $24.99
Complete English Basics 3rd edition Online Workbook 1 9781420237160 $20.00
Complete English Basics 3rd edition Online Workbook 2 9781420237177 $20.00
Complete English Basics 3rd edition Online Workbook 3 9781420237191 $20.00
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Complete English Basics 3rd edition Teacher Resource Book 1 9781420237122 $74.99
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Complete English Basics is a workbook designed to support junior to middle secondary students with essential language and literacy skills. Clearly organised into sections on comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, language, punctuation and writing, the highly structured units make the book ideal for both classwork and homework. Exercises are contextualised through high-interest topics that will fully engage students attention.
This third edition includes additional content on writing, updated extracts, and a new look.
The books also feature:
a wide variety of activity types
clear, concise explanations of grammar and punctuation rules
sequential development of language skills.
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PunctuationUses of the commaA comma is used to indicate a short pause between several objects or between several things done. A comma is not used before and for the last item.The eagle, the vulture, the hawk and the falcon are birds of prey.
Rewrite the following sentences correctly by inserting commas and full stops.1 A hyena laughs a donkey brays a rabbit squeals and a monkey chatters
2 We saw horses sheep pigs cows and ducks on the farm
3 The wind blows the rain lashes the thunder rumbles and the lightning flashes
4 She woke early ate breakfast went for a walk and then set out for school
5 The accountant bought a biro some textas a rubber and a notebook
6 The Italian chef was busy preparing the lasagne straining the spaghetti adding cheese to the pizza and frying the veal
7 The tramps clothes were dirty torn and shabby from years of wear
8 Frogs jump lions stalk seagulls glide mice creep and snakes slither
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WritingAnimal experiencesMost of us have a favourite animal novel, story, film or proverb. There are many classic animal stories in literature. War Horse, Animal Farm, Wind in the Willows, The Lion King, Tarka the Otter and Lassie are just a few. Read the following description of a dog that always causes trouble for itsowners.
The loaded dogThey had a big, black, young retriever dogor rather an overgrown pup, a big, foolish, four-footed mate, who was always slobbering around them and lashing their legs with his heavy tail that swung round like a stock-whip. Most of his head was usually a red, idiotic, slobbering grin of appreciation of his own silliness. He seemed to take life, the world, his two-legged mates, and his own instinct as a huge joke. Hed retrieve anything; he carted most of the camp rubbish that Andy threw away.
from The Loaded Dog by Henry Lawson
Using one of the following topics, write a 150-word story or description. My favourite animal or pet Funny things my pet has done My life as (an animal) My ideas for saving an endangered species
AdjectivesAn adjective adds colour, shap
e, size, strength, feeling or some other quality to a noun. Goo
writers use adjectives to make their subjects more interestin
g to the reader. Look at how
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has used adjectives to create a sens
e of horror in his description of
the mummy. (The adjectives are in bold letters.)
a dark, crouching figurea scraggy necka swift, dry
pattera hoarse gurgling
Using adjectives to create a memorable character
Here are two brief descriptions of characters from famous n
ovels. Both writers use adjectives to
bring the characters to life. Read the descriptions and writ
e down all the adjectives.
JuliaSHE was a bold-looking girl w
ith thick, dark hair,
a freckled face, and swift athletic movements.
A narrow scarlet sash was wound several times
around her waist.
from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
bold-looking thick dark freckled
athletic narrow scarlet
several 9 marks
Hucks fatherHIS hair was long and tangle
d and greasy, and
hung down, and you could see his eyes shining
through like he was behind vines. It was all black,
no grey; so was his long, mixed-up whiskers.
from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
long tangled greasy
grey long mixed-up 7 marks
Complete each phrase by changing the words in brackets in
to adjectives. The first one is done
to help you.
1 an energetic athlete (energy)
2 a beneficial influence (benefit)
3 a hazardous journey (hazard)
4 a tumultuous reception (tumult)
5 a glamorous model (glamour)
6 an imaginary illness (imagine)
7 a theoretical answer (theory)
8 a favourable decision (favour)
9 a gloomy cave (gloom)
10 a democratic state (democracy)
11 a farcical comedy (farce)
12 a cautious plan (caution)
13 an arrogant winner (arrogance)
14 a proud parent (pride)
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Using expressive adjectives
Replace each adjectival phrase below with a strong adjectiv
e from the list. The first one is done
to help you.
destitute anxious hideous furious
spotless precious colossal jubilant
spacious idiotic perilous solemn
ravenous insolent ferocious vivacious
1 very poor destitute 12 very weak
2 very angry furious 13 very stupid
3 very tasty delicious 14 very valuable
4 very ugly hideous 15 very serious
5 very roomy spacious 16 very small
6 very fierce ferocious 17 very
7 very hungry ravenous 18 very