When I was a kid trying to get an "A" at school my dad bought us a set of Encyclopedia Britannica, which were a large set of about 20 books. With no Internet (1960's) I used to take a book to my room and read as much as I could and found the information fascinating, I also got a copy of Wilfred D Best Students'Companion which helped with my general knowledge especially later when I went to quiz nights. After becoming a teacher I felt students should get as much general knowledge as possible so with the aid of dictionaries and reference books and the Internet I started to build a collection of works as a 'student compendium'.
This is a compendium of helpful lists and information to help you through your studies, it includes facts and useful tips on using the best choice of words and includes trivia on various facets of life.
|Explanation for Student Compendium|
A shortened form of a word or phrase. ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer
a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them
A partner in crime - accomplice
Words pertaining to the church
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.
Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
|SC013 Death Words pertaining to||
Words pertaining to death
Occurring after death - posthumous
A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William
Cask - casket
Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
Gender list of male female
Actor - Actress
Countries of the world and Geographical facts
The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
List of gods and goddesses
War - Mars
Australian and UK government with words denoting government
Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.
Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues
THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
Alphabetical list of the most important inventions
Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
|SC019_Kings_Queens of UK||
List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information
EGBERT 827 - 839
Practical list of words explained in a sentence or phrase
A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts
A hater of marriage - misogamist
Medical terms in use today
A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
|SC044_Metaphors||Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated|
Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics
All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.
sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth
Various names explained Bird of night - Owl
Words connected to nature
A four-footed animal - quadruped
a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal
That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd
A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.
Unable to read - il-literate
List of Patron Saints
St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary
A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.
Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
|SC045_Phobias||Noctiphobia - Fear of the night|
List of various professions
The commander of a fleet - Admiral
Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another. A simile usually begins with like or as.
Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A bad beginning makes a good ending.
as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
List of words used in Science or Art
An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
Explanation of scientific items like barometer
The science of land management - agronomics
The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations
The Pyramids of Egypt
List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another
abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
Words used in war
Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
Witty funny one liners
Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!
Words shown in noun or verb
strong - strengthen
Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list
Any other items that might be of interest
Using images to convey messages
A list of Phobias that cover a range of topics
Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
Occurring after death - posthumous
words, Incorrect Use of Words,
|SC048_Sayings||as afraid as a grasshopper.|
|SC049_UrbanMyths||The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor."|
|SC050_Zodiac_signs||Sign of the Zodiac|
These worksheets were given mainly in Certificate II courses where skills were required to manipulate documents (Unit 7 BSBCMN213A Produce simple word processed documents 40 Hours) Some have answer sheets WKS120 Metaphors Worksheet WKS120 Metaphors Worksheet S WKS203 Climate Correcting WKS204 Science Correcting WKS204 Science Correcting S WKS205 Medical Correcting WKS205 Medical Correcting S WKS208 Literary Facts WKS208 Literary Facts S WKS209 Expressions WKS209 Expressions S WKS212 Countries and names WKS213 Geographical Correcting WKS213 Geographical Correcting S WKS218 Pertaining to Government Correcting WKS218 Pertaining to Government Correcting S WKS219 Pertaining to People Correcting
WKS219 Pertaining to People Correcting S (spreadsheet)
WKS220 Pertaining to Numbers Correcting WKS220 Pertaining to Numbers Correcting S WKS221 Pertaining to Church Correcting WKS222 Pertaining to Trades Correcting WKS222 Pertaining to Trades Correcting S WKS227 Acronyms for Education WKS228 Glossary of Education Terms WKS228 Glossary of Education Terms S WKS231 Denoting Places
WKS231 Denoting Places (spreadsheet)
WKS232 Small Words Big WKS232 Small Words Big (spreadsheet) WKS239 Phobias WKS239 Phobias S WKS241 Kings and Queens Q WKS241 Kings and Queens S WKS242 Certain Characteristics WKS242 Certain Characteristics S WKS243 Pertaining to Marriage WKS243 Pertaining to Marriage S WKS244 Pertaining to Death WKS244 Pertaining to Death S WKS245 Pertaining to Nature WKS245 Pertaining to Nature S WKS246 Opposites WKS246 Opposites Negatives S WKS247 War Words Correcting WKS247 War Words Correcting S WKS249 Gramar & Syntax WKS250 Commonly Confused Words WKS251 Famous People WKS400 Similies Q WKS400 Similies Q (Spreadsheet) WKS400 Similies S WKS401 Proverbs Q
WKS401 Proverbs S (Spreadsheet)
WKS402 Sayings Q
WKS402 Sayings (Spreadsheet)
WKS403 Text & Formatting WKS403 Text & Formatting S
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