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CONTENTS

Scoresheet 4

Spelling lists 5

Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary worksheets

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L Lower-level worksheets

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M Medium-level worksheets

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H Higher-level worksheets 35

Spelling tests 47

Answers 53

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L Lower-level

M Medium-level

H Higher-level

G Grammar

P Punctuation

V Vocabulary



Scoresheet

How am | doing?

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Name:

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Spelling list number:

Test name:

Date of test:

What I did well in this test:

What I need to work on:

Scoresheet

Name:

Test level: ■ L ■ M ■ H

Spelling list number:

Test name:

Date of test:

What I did well in this test:

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Punctuation Grammar Vocabulary

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G Grammar mark out of 6

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Spelling mark out of 10

Punctuation Grammar Vocabulary

Spelling

How am | doing?

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WORKSHEET 3

Wish you were here

1 Hi Granny,

We’re finally here in Queensland. Mum drove up the freeway like

a snail and wanted to stop at all the towns and galleries on the

way, but I was just desperate to get to the beach!

5 My dream holiday coming true. At the resort where

we are staying the beach is wide with nice waves and warm

water. It’s perfect for learning to surf, Mum has promised to book

me some lessons if I leave her to read in peace!

I really don’t want to come home. Two weeks in paradise is not enough!

Love, Maddie

1 Circle the preposition in this sentence: We’re finally here in Queensland.

2 Write an alternative word or phrase to replace the simile like a snail.

3 You can make the verb despair into an adjective using the suffix ate.

Write the adjective:

4 Circle the article in this sentence: I was just desperate to get to the beach!

5 Circle the best verb for the gap in line 5. is are was were

6 Who does the pronoun we refer to in line 6?

7 Look at the sentence below. Add one comma between the clauses.

At the resort where we are staying the beach is wide with nice waves and warm water.

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8 Correct a comma splice (a comma used instead of a full stop) somewhere in lines 5 to 8.

9 Circle a noun in this sentence: Mum has promised to book me some lessons.

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10 Identify an adverb in the final paragraph.

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WORKSHEET 9

Big day out

1 A truck driver was transporting 200 Little Penguins to the aquarium when his truck

breaked down on the freeway. The driver of a second truck pulled over to see

if he could help. The penguin driver asked if the second driver could take the

penguins to the aquarium while he got his truck fixed. The second driver

5 agreed, together the drivers transferred the birds into the empty vehicle.

Some hours later, the second truck driver passed the first one again, who was

still waiting on the side of the road. The penguins were still in the second truck,

and they looked content.

‘Didn’t I ask you to take those penguins to the aquarium?’ shouted the first driver.

The second replied, ‘Yes! It was the best treat ever. I have some money left over, so we’re going

to the movies now.’

1 Draw a where the clause which is the smallest species of penguin (set apart with

commas) could be inserted into the sentence below.

A truck driver was transporting 200 Little Penguins to the aquarium.

2 Correct the incorrect verb in line 2.

3 Use direct speech to rewrite the penguin driver’s request to the second driver in

the first paragraph.

4 Add a prefix or suffix to make a word in the same word family as agree.

5 What punctuation mark could the comma in the last sentence of the first paragraph be

changed to, to make the sentence grammatically correct?

6 Underline the main clause in the first sentence of the second paragraph.

7 The word content has many meanings. Circle the word below that best fits its meaning

in line 8.

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subject matter

full of food

8 Write the contraction in line 9 as two words.

satisfied

bored

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9 Circle an adverb in this sentence: It was the best treat ever.

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WORKSHEET 12

Drone technology

1 Drones unmanned aerial vehicles) have long been used by the military for surveillance,

now fast-evolving technology is giving people new ideas for how to use them.

For example, filmmakers and photographers have discovered that drones are

an inexpensive way of capturing aerial footage without the noise and

5 vibration of helicopters. Non-profit organisations are experimenting

with using drones to deliver provisions and medical supplies in remote or

dangerous locations. Even private companies are investigating how to use

drones to deliver items that were ordered online to your doorstep.

Can you imagine your pizza being delivered from the sky?

However, as with any new technology, regulations are necessary to protect

people’s privacy, and serious thought needs to go into the ethics of .

1 Before which word should the opening bracket in line 1 appear?

2 There is a comma splice in the first paragraph. Show two ways you could correct it, firstly

by adding a conjunction and secondly by changing the punctuation.

3 Which plural noun does the word them refer to in line 2?

4 Write the word classes of the underlined words in the spaces below. One has been done for you.

Filmmakers have discovered that they offer an inexpensive way to capture aerial footage.

noun

5 Circle the best antonym for remote.

distant

exotic

war-torn

close

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6 The word investigating is a verb. Change the suffix to create a word from a different

word class. 1 mark

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7 Underline the main clause in this sentence:

As with any new technology, regulations are necessary to protect people’s privacy.

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8 Reorganise these words to write an ending for the text: wars in armed using drones

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WORKSHEET 3

Falling from Grace

1 In winter, we play tracking. Two people wait and the rest go and hide in the dunes.

You have to leave markers, like arrows made of sticks, to show where you have gone.

You’ve got half an hour to hide and then the others come to find you. You can leave

tracks and markers that are straightforward, or you can try to trick the finders. You

5 can leave tracks to the water and then walk along the water’s edge so that there is no

footprints to follow.

I walk backwards really carefully in my own footprints.

Grace got lost because she saw a penguin.

loves animals and she wants to be

a vet. I don’t mind animals. Basically, I can take them or leave them, but

would never leave an animal anywhere. That was what got us into trouble.

extract adapted from Falling from Grace by Jane Godwin

1 In which of these phrases from line 2 would it be most suitable to contract you have to

you’ve? Circle one, both or neither.

You have to leave markers

to show where you have gone

2 In the first paragrah, circle the commas that separate a phrase from the rest of the sentence.

3 Circle the best synonym for straightforward:

only pointing forward

easy to understand

indirect

complicated

4 Correct the verb error in this sentence: You can leave tracks to the water and then walk

along the water’s edge so that there is no footprints to follow.

5 Circle the adverb that is missing from line 6.

Carefully

Never

6 Change the suffix to create the antonym of carefully.

Sometimes

Recently

7 Insert either Grace or she into the gaps in the last paragraph for cohesion and ease

of comprehension.

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8 Consider the following statements. Which one is the most grammatically correct?

❑ Grace and me both love playing tracking. ❑ Grace and I both love playing tracking.

❑ Me and Grace both love playing tracking. ❑ I and Grace both love playing tracking.

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9 How would you classify the word got in the last line?

verb

adverb

pronoun

connective

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SPELLING TEST 11

Revise the words in

spelling lists 7–9 H

and then attempt the

questions opposite.

For questions 1–3

each sentence has one

word that is incorrect.

Write the correct

spelling.

For questions 4–10 fill

in the blank with the

correct word.

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SPELLING TEST 12

Revise the words

in spelling lists

10–12 H and then

attempt the questions

opposite.

For questions 1–3

each sentence has one

word that is incorrect.

Write the correct

spelling.

For questions 4–10 fill

in the blank with the

correct word.

1 I slept in, and consakwently I was

late for school.

2 Dad started cooking dinner.

Meenwile, I set the table.

3 I eat a small tub of strawberry

yogert every day for afternoon tea.

4 The plural of analysis.

5 The plural of scarf.

6 The plural of salmon.

1 He hated watching all sports on TV,

espeshally cricket.

2 We had to do a range of fisical

activities to test our fitness levels.

3 I waited in the kew for two hours

to get on the best rollercoaster.

4 Single or separate. While twins may

look alike, it’s important that you

treat them as

human beings.

5 Offering something up in

exchange for something else.

Some ancient cultures used to

animals,

or even humans, to their gods.

7 The past tense of teach.

8 A two-syllable connective that

means ‘in comparison with’.

I ate all my Easter eggs immediately,

my brother

saved his for almost a year.

9 Ian had a son, Tom, who grew up

and had a daughter (Isabelle).

Isabelle is Ian’s

.

10 The electrical flash accompanied by

thunder. Don’t stand under a tree

in a storm – you might be struck

by !

6 The group of words making up

a language. Doing spelling tests

improves my .

7 Really unhappy. I was sad and sick

and felt .

8 I need to

my handwriting. (practise/practice)

9 The headmaster of my school is also

called a .

(principle/principal)

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10 I love shopping for

, especially

pens and notebooks. (stationary/

stationery)

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WORKSHEET ANSWERS

Worksheet 1 L

1 a or the

2 in

3 It’s a plural possessive.

4 later

5 he gathered

6 rough

7 puzzled

8 they or it

9 Unfortunately or fast

10 mature

Worksheet 2 L

1 world’s

2 any sentence that uses stand as a

noun, e.g. music stand, football stand,

taking a stand

3 in

4 challenging

5 lays or leaves or (to) feed

6 egg

7 his

8 Meanwhile

9 close to

10 the male goes to

Worksheet 3 L

1 in

2 appropriate answers include: slowly,

at a snail’s pace

3 desperate

4 the

5 is

6 Maddie and her mother (both required)

or the family

7 staying, the beach or wide, with

8 learning to surf. Mum has promised

9 Mum or lessons

10 really

Worksheet 4 L

1 Fridges keep food cool.

2 so that (both words required)

3 so that it stays fresh

4 foods or fridge

5 fish

6 raw, cooked (both words required)

7 should or be or should (not) be

8 higher, warm or enough

9 survive. These

10 any appropriate sentence in which

place is used as a noun e.g. ‘I like

this place.’

Worksheet 5 L

1 came

2 creepy or life-sized

3 eerily

4 synonyms include: spooky, weird,

strange, uncanny, creepy

5 she called the parents.

6 ‘Do… room?’ (1 mark for the correct

placement of both)

7 nervously

8 luckily

9 their response scared her

10 a

Worksheet 6 L

1 It precedes a noun which starts with

a vowel sound.

2 valves (plural, not possessive)

3 in, from or into

4 is

5 pronoun

6 earlier, a Roman

7 that

8 -ly

9 separate or oxygenated

10 full of oxygen

Worksheet 7 L

1 each with a single dentist

2 practices

3 dentist or town

4 spotless

5 himself

6 there is

7 the dentist’s (clothes) could be

replaced with his or her (clothes)

8 correct

9 chooses or to go or chooses to go

10 since or and

Worksheet 8 L

1 occurs

2 expo or worlds or (comic) books

or animation

3 of or under

4 companies’

5 newest products,

6 as well as

7 enthusiastic

8 result is an amazing atmosphere

9 antonyms include dull, boring,

unexciting

10 happily

Worksheet 9 L

1 possible verbs include exclaimed,

shouted, called out

2 Newborn

3 yet,’ said

4 their eyes are

5 By then

6 a kitten

7 always

8 prefix = un, suffix = ic

9 cats’

10 appropriate adverbs include: violently,

terribly, uncontrollably

Worksheet 10 L

1 past tense

2 week’s

3 we have raised a petition with over

1,000 signatures to protest against

this outrage / the skatepark is the

only outdoor space available to young

people from our community

4 outrage

5 since

6 regularly

7 wrote

8 to indicate words quoted from another

source

9 misbehaving

10 three (I, you, we)

Worksheet 11 L

1 I

2 range

3 hardly

4 I couldn’t see anything.

5 Disappointed

6 from or on

7 there, at least, (1 mark for the correct

pair of commas)

8 were (able); (to) see; (they) were

9 animals

10 we were able to see all our favourite

animals

Worksheet 12 L

1 deep or clear

2 Push the board out into deep water or

the fin is clear of the bottom.

3 its

4 (Answers may vary.) e.g. Find out where

the wind is coming from. Turn the

board around until its sail is downwind.

5 upwind

6 to, of, up or on

7 Rise to your feet slowly or Rise slowly

to your feet.

8 trying to keep your balance.

9 appropriate adverbs include: slowly,

quickly, carefully

10 (Answers may vary.) e.g. I want to

experience a hot air balloon ride one

day.

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