all English worksheets
Alliteration is the repetition of an initial letter or sound in closely connected words. Cut out the words in the table and sort them so that they are in groups according to their first letter. Now see if you can work out where they go in these sentences.
In each of the following cases, turn the sentence from passive to active or active to passive.
Use these groups of words to write three of your own active sentences. Then use these words to write three of your own passive sentences.
In the following sentences, underline the subject in green, the verb in purple and the object in orange
Most sentences have a subject (the thing or person the sentence is about), a verb (a doing word) and an object (something that is having something done to it by the subject). Can you find appropriate subjects, verbs and objects in the table below to fill in these sentence gaps? Then underline the subject in green, the verb in purple and the object in orange.
Onomatopoeia is a word that names a sound, but also sounds like that sound. Complete these poems by choosing the correct words from the boxes on the right. Could you write your own poem using some of these words?
A concrete noun is one that has a physical presence. An abstract noun is a concept you can’t touch, smell, hear, see or taste. Look at the following passage. Can you underline all the concrete nouns in blue and the abstract nouns in red?
Onomatopoeia is when we want to describe a sound and we use a word that actually makes that sound. It can be used for water (splash, drip), air (whoosh, swish), a collision (bang, crash), voice (whisper, murmur), animals (moo, tweet), vehicles (zoom, chuff). Cut out the words in the table below and see if you can work out where they should go:
Alliteration is when we use words together that start with the same letter. These sentences are supposed to use alliteration, but they have the wrong words at the end! Match up the sentence starters with the correct end word so that the sentences are alliterative.
Read the following sentences. Underline the concrete nouns in blue and the abstract nouns in red.
Read the following passage. It’s packed with active sentences, but can you identify the passive sentences?
Emmanuel has just been to the circus. He has written various sentences about his time there. Can you identify the subject, verb and object in each one? Underline the subject in green, the verb in purple and the object in orange.
These sentences contain a subject, verb and object. Underline the subject in green, the verb in purple and the object in orange.
See if you can turn these active sentences into passive sentences.
Cut out these sentences and arrange them into two groups, active and passive.
Look at this picture of a lake at night. Write some descriptive notes about all the elements you can see (and imagine!). Be as descriptive and imaginative as you can. Now can you turn any of these descriptions into similes or metaphors?
Look at this picture of a haunted house. Write some descriptive notes about all the elements you can see (and imagine!). Be as descriptive and imaginative as you can. Remember to imagine exploring the haunted house with your senses (sight, sound, touch and smell) to decide what to describe. Now, can you improve these descriptions using hyperbole or personification?
The story in Reading comprehension: The Tinder Box is incomplete. Can you finish the story here? You will need to explain what happens to the soldier when he goes down into the tree. Why do you think the witch needs the tinder box? How does the story end? Try to include good adjectives, correct speech punctuation and plenty of good verbs and adverbs in your writing.
Imagine that you have found yourself in the Selfish Giant’s garden (from Reading comprehension: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde). Write a really good description of what you see there. Try to think of your own original description, rather than just replicating ideas from the story.
Imagine that you are a child wanting to play in the Selfish Giant’s garden. Write a list of reasons why you want to play in the garden here (just write in note form).