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Language Alive 2 Student Workbook

Language Alive 2 Student Workbook

ISBN: 978-0-731-40436-0

Feb 2007, Jacaranda

144 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Language Alive is a three-book workbook series designed to boost student understanding of grammar and language structures. It may be used as an in-class text or as part of a homework program. It is a useful complement to Jacaranda's English Alive series. Each workbook is supplemented by a separate teacher support book that contains the worksheets in a photocopiable version, teacher notes with answers and extension material. Teachers have the option of purchasing the teacher support book and photocopying the worksheets for student use or having students purchase the separate workbook themselves.


  • Wide coverage of grammar and language topics including comprehension, spelling, punctuation, parts of speech, linguistic structures, fi gures of speech and some text types
  • Logical arrangement of worksheets within each term to build acquisition of skills/knowledge
  • Use of cartoon characters to engage students and help in the presentation of content
  • A marking system for all activities, with provision for teacher feedback (worksheets are perforated to allow them to be handed in)
  • A content that is underpinned by educational pedagogy (e.g. the Four Resources Model for reading)
  • A certificate, filled out by the teacher when all worksheets have been satisfactorily completed, to chart student progress.

Both the worksheets and teacher support material have been prepared by Jane Greenwood, an experienced author with many years experience in teaching English at all levels. Her other writing credits include short stories, the language activities in the Macquarie School Dictionary and the language text Write Stuff.




Term 1

  • Comprehension: narrative
  • Spelling 1: the consonants f,g and j
  • Prepositions
  • Verbs: aspect
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Noun phrases
  • Adjectival phrases
  • Adverbial phrases
  • Word building 1
  • Comprehension: verse narrative
  • Revision voyage (I)

Term 2

  • Comprehension: pictorial narratives
  • Spelling 2: the letters k and s
  • Punctuation 1: brackets and dashes
  • Greek and Latin roots
  • Finite verbs
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Main clauses
  • Simple and compound sentences
  • Subordinate clauses
  • Adverbial clauses of time and place
  • Revision voyage (II)

Term 3

  • Comprehension: transactions
  • Spelling 3: sh, z, c, and g
  • Spelling 4: tricky plurals
  • Punctuation 2: the dash and the hyphen
  • Word building 2: prefixes
  • Word building 3: suffixes
  • Word building 4: synonyms and antonyms
  • Adverbial clauses of degree and manner
  • Adverbial clauses of reason, purpose and result
  • Adverbial clauses of condition and concession
  • Revision voyage (III)

Term 4

  • Comprehension: reports
  • Spelling 5: silent letters
  • Spelling 6: confusing words
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Adjectival clauses and relative pronouns
  • Complements
  • Sentence types
  • Complex sentences
  • Playing with words
  • Formal and informal language
  • Revision voyage (IV)

Extension Exercises


  • Certificate of Completion
  • My spelling demons
  • Grammar terms
  • Punctuation guide
  • Quick troubleshooting guide
  • Reading log