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Apply New Vocabulary

In this worksheet, students will develop their vocabulary through acquisition and application of new words.

'Apply New Vocabulary' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary and Grammar Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

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Using advanced and ambitious vocabulary is crucial to being successful in the subject of English language. 


There are lots of technical terms we use in the analysis of English. This is called 'subject terminology'.

Not only do you need to understand these terms and know what they are, but you need to be able to use them correctly.


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In this activity, you will be working with the following words, so have a look at them, read their definitions and get ready to answer some questions!


Autobiography - a work dealing with the writer's own life


Context - the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement or idea (this can be historical or social)


Irony - a situation or statement that seems the opposite of what is expected


Memoir - an account written from personal knowledge or experience


Narrative - an account of connected events - such as a story


Parody - an imitation of something (like a writing style)


Protagonist - the lead or main character


Prose - a written text without specific structure


Ready? Let's get started - and remember, you can come back and check on this whenever you need by clicking on the red help button on the screen.


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