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Examples of starters

  1. 1. How many words can you make? Who has the highest scoring word?
  2. 2. Rules: • Replace missing letters • Show possession • Used in plurals of abbreviations, letters and numbers REMEMBER: Do not add an apostrophe Just because it ends in ‘S’ 1. It's/Its not worth it for just two minutes' pleasure. 2. Life is something that happens when you ca'nt /can't get to sleep. 3. The boy mowed an old ladys' / lady's lawn. 4. The tests/tests' were very difficult. 5. Thats/That's not going to happen. 6. I have two dress's /dresses to choose from. 7. The cat purred when the boy scratched it's/its neck. 8. It's/Its about time it was sunny in England. 9. The womans'/woman's smile was infectious. 10. It is you're/your turn to wash the dishes. 11. I am feeding Fergus'/Fergu's cat because he is on holiday. 12. We're/Were going to a surprise party. 13. The mens'/men's badminton club is doing well this year. 14. My daughter hasn't/has'nt taken her driving test yet. 15. Anna can't/c'ant expect to be invited. 16. The yacht was making it's/its maiden voyage. 17. You're/Your as daft as a brush. 18.Your PC can not/cannot handle these pictures. 19. Take them, David. They're ours/our's. 20. As a minister, she should of/have known better.
  3. 3. The hose is a slippery snake that slithers across the lawn The car was the colour of blood Caitlin’s smile was as wide as the sea The little boy stood as straight as a soldier He was a tiger in the board meeting It was as blue as the sky The bed was as soft as a cotton ball The fence was a row of soldiers standing to attention around the perimeter The wave is a dog rushing to the beach for its bone It was as cold as a freezer on the mountain top SIMILES METAPHORS

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