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Revise Terminology Used in English

In this worksheet, students revise and practise defining some of the key terms (terminology) used throughout the English curriculum and recognising examples of use.

'Revise Terminology Used in English' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The English curriculum contains many key terms that you need to understand for both fiction and non-fiction writing. Some of the terms have long names that are difficult to remember.


 

In this worksheet you can practise matching up terms with their definitions and then recognising them in context.

These terms are all used in descriptive and poetic writing. Match them with their definitions.

 

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Column A

Column B

alliteration
the use of metaphor or simile to create an image i...
ambiguity
an expression that is not meant literally
assonance
a phrase or statement that can be interpreted in m...
figurative language
describing a non-human object in human terms
idiom
a repetition of vowel sounds
personification
the use of words beginning with the same sound as ...

These terms all relate to the structure of a sentence. Match them with their definitions.

 

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Column A

Column B

phrase
a word that is used in place of a noun
clause
a word used to give more information about how a v...
conjunction
a word used to join two parts of a sentence
ellipsis
leaving out words to avoid repetition
pronoun
a group of words containing a subject and a verb
adverb
a group of words that does not contain a verb

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

Mike lights his pipe.

alliteration

assonance

personification

idiom

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

I feel a bit under the weather.

personification

idiom

assonance

alliteration

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

The flowers were gasping for water.

alliteration

ambiguity

personification

assonance

Read the following phrase and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

the poppy's purple petals

personification

alliteration

idiom

ambiguity

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

Jake watched television before he went to scouts.

pronoun

conjunction

ellipsis

clause

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

Peter was tired because he had stayed up late watching the match.

ellipsis

pronoun

clause

adverb

Read the following sentences and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

When is your birthday? September.

clause

pronoun

ellipsis

adverb

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined words.

 

The dancer with the red and silver dress was the most talented.

phrase

clause

conjunction

ellipsis

  • Question 1

These terms are all used in descriptive and poetic writing. Match them with their definitions.

 

(Hover your mouse over the box if you cannot read the whole definition.)

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

alliteration
the use of words beginning with t...
ambiguity
a phrase or statement that can be...
assonance
a repetition of vowel sounds
figurative language
the use of metaphor or simile to ...
idiom
an expression that is not meant l...
personification
describing a non-human object in ...
  • Question 2

These terms all relate to the structure of a sentence. Match them with their definitions.

 

(Hover your mouse over the box if you cannot read the whole definition.)

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

phrase
a group of words that does not co...
clause
a group of words containing a sub...
conjunction
a word used to join two parts of ...
ellipsis
leaving out words to avoid repeti...
pronoun
a word that is used in place of a...
adverb
a word used to give more informat...
  • Question 3

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

Mike lights his pipe.

CORRECT ANSWER
assonance
  • Question 4

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

I feel a bit under the weather.

CORRECT ANSWER
idiom
  • Question 5

Read the following sentence and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

The flowers were gasping for water.

CORRECT ANSWER
personification
  • Question 6

Read the following phrase and decide which language feature it illustrates.

 

the poppy's purple petals

CORRECT ANSWER
alliteration
  • Question 7

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

Jake watched television before he went to scouts.

CORRECT ANSWER
conjunction
  • Question 8

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

Peter was tired because he had stayed up late watching the match.

CORRECT ANSWER
pronoun
  • Question 9

Read the following sentences and choose the language feature represented by the underlined word.

 

When is your birthday? September.

CORRECT ANSWER
ellipsis
EDDIE SAYS
The full sentence would be 'My birthday is in September'.
  • Question 10

Read the following sentence and choose the language feature represented by the underlined words.

 

The dancer with the red and silver dress was the most talented.

CORRECT ANSWER
phrase
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