SPAG

Grammar


Subject verb agreement

In this video, you’ll learn all about subject-verb agreement. Single subjects go with singular verbs, and plural subjects go with plural verbs.

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Making your subject and verb agree

Check your writing by matching up your verbs with the correct number of people or things doing the action. Learn the difference between singular and plural.

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Complex Sentences

This module will help you to recognise and use complex sentences and relative clauses defining and non-defining..

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Proper Nouns

In this video we look at when to use capital letters when writing.

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Punctuation


Grammar and Punctuation quiz

A short set of quiz modules to test level 1 learners by letting them practice how to combine grammar and punctuation to form English sentences.

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Paragraphs and how to use them

Learn how to organise and make your writing easier to read through using paragraphs.

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Apostrophes

There are 2 scenarios when we use apostrophes; to replace missing letters when we contract 2 words; and to show belonging. This video will give you all the apostrophe nitty-gritty as well as letting you know when NOT to use them.

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Full Stops

Full stops are the cornerstone of all good writing. Your ideas may be brilliant, your spelling, out-of-this world but if you haven’t used full stops to separate your ideas, your writing will be very difficult to understand. Follow the simple guidelines in this short video to get a handle on using the most essential piece of punctuation – full stops.

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Spelling


Look, say, cover, write, check

In this animated video we look at a simple technique to help you improve how you study and practice your spelling with the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check’ method.

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Spelling Rules (plural nouns)

In most cases, when we want to make a singular noun into a plural noun, we simply add “s.” But there are a groups of nouns, called irregular nouns that don’t play by these rules. Check out this video to learn about the only 5 rules you need to know for turning irregular nouns from singular to plural.

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How To Spell Plurals

This unit is designed to help you spot when and how to change a word to indicate it is a plural and not a singular.

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Their and There

A short module to explain the difference between the words “there” and “their”.

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Commonly Misspelled Words

Is “alot” 1 word or 2? How about “aswell”? And how can you remember to spell “quiet” without spelling “quite” by mistake? And which is THE most commonly misspelled word according to the OCR Exam Board? Watch this video to get answers to all your spelling headaches!

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Spelling Nightmares Part 2

If you’ve watched Spelling Nightmares 1, you’ll know that words that sound the same but that are spelled differently are called homophones. In this video, we learn a couple of tricks to help us remember how to spell “to” and “too” and “hear” and “here” correctly, depending on the context.

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Spelling Nightmares Pt.1 – “There” or “Their”?

Words like “there” and “their”, “your” and “you’re” are called homophones. When it comes to spelling them, we’ve got a real nightmare on our hands. Because they sound the same, it’s hard to remember which spelling is the right one. Fear not, though, this short video will teach you a couple of tricks to help you get them right, first time.

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