Tertiary Catalogue

English


Questions: Revealing Characters' Feelings

Grammar for Writing

Being able to give your reader an insight into your character's mind is a valuable skill in writing narratives. This video explains how questions can be used to reveal what characters are thinking, whether genuine or rhetorical, and from a...Show More

Simple Sentences: Giving Opinions and Persuading

Grammar for Writing

For letters to the editor, online discussions and essays, being able to express your point of view effectively is very useful. This video highlights that you don't have to use complicated sentences to write a good persuasive text—clear and...Show More

Statements, Questions and Commands: Developing Characters

Grammar for Writing

Characters are an essential component of many narrative texts, such as a novel or a short story. This video shows how you can use a variety of sentence types – statements, questions and commands – in your narrative writing to develop...Show More

Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Instructions

Grammar for Writing

To write a recipe that's easy to understand and follow, it's important to show the relationships between a series of individual instructions or directions. This video covers how to combine simple commands into compound sentences, using the...Show More

Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Persuading

Grammar for Writing

When writing a movie review, it is important to be able to express your opinions and conclusions precisely. This video reinforces that sometimes, it can be more effective to use simple sentences, rather than compound or complex sentences, for...Show More

Statements and Commands: Giving Instructions

Grammar for Writing

A good instructional text needs to get your message across clearly and be easy for readers to follow. This video explains the difference between two sentence types commonly found in informative texts—statements and commands—and how to use...Show More

Statements: Presenting Facts and Findings

Grammar for Writing

When writing a biography, article, report or instruction manual, delivering information in a clear and engaging way is crucial. This video introduces the two most common sentence types found in informative texts—statements and commands—and...Show More

Simple Sentences: Creating Drama and Tension

Grammar for Writing

A well-written narrative, such as a short story, poem or script, can be exciting, tense and suspenseful. This video illustrates how short, simple sentences can be used to create a different pace and mood in narrative writing, compared to longer...Show More

Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Conclusions

Grammar for Writing

There's a skill to writing great science reports that are both clear and easy to understand. This video identifies the sections of a report where it can be better to use simple sentences, rather than more detailed ones, to make it easy for...Show More

Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Events

Grammar for Writing

When writing a recount, such as a diary entry, you might find yourself needing to show the relationships or connections between ideas. This video explains how to use compound sentences to describe a series of events, using the coordinating...Show More
Overcome a Writing Block

Overcome a Writing Block

2 Minutes to Success

Overcome a Writing Block is a video addressing a common problem of writer's block. For many of us, it's fear of staring at a blank page and wondering what to say. In this video, behavioural expert Peter Quarry explains how to overcome a writing...Show More
This Town Is Giving Me a Hard Time

This Town Is Giving Me a Hard Time

Days Crossing

A sad goodbye, an awkward encounter at work, and Tommy misses out (again) on speaking to Anna.
Dancing These Days Away

Dancing These Days Away

Days Crossing

A series of unfortunate events finally force Tommy to seek out Anna's help.
Spending My Days Thinking of You

Spending My Days Thinking of You

Days Crossing

Missed opportunities, a faulty bicycle, and Tommy can't catch a break.
Running around This Town

Running around This Town

Days Crossing

In the sleepy seaside town of Days Crossing, local courier Tommy Ballad juggles a demanding work schedule with building up the courage to talk to the girl of his dreams, Anna.
Episode 3

Episode 3

Skippers Pass

A startling discovery and a series of frightening events lead Emma to question her sanity.
Episode 2

Episode 2

Skippers Pass

Things take a strange and unsettling turn for Emma after Sophie disappears while they are swimming together.
Episode 4

Episode 4

Skippers Pass

As the mystery deepens, Emma is unsure if she will ever find her way out of Skippers Pass.
Episode 1

Episode 1

Skippers Pass

Emma Oakley treks into the wilderness, heading for Skippers Pass. On her hike she unexpectedly meets a mysterious young woman. Sophie, and is invited to go with her to a hidden swimming hole.
Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure

Life Sentence

This video explores the basic concept of sentence structure. Gil T. Mann is very close to learning the result of his court trial. The sentence structures contained in his written statement will determine whether he is found guilty, or just plain...Show More
Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Life Sentence

Learners can struggle with conjugation and tense agreement. It all sounds like utter linguistic jargon to Gil T. Mann. But these are actually core grammar concepts we use every day when writing English. Gil quickly learns the importance of...Show More
Punctuation

Punctuation

Life Sentence

This video explores basic grammar questions for learners: When should you use a comma? How do you use quotation marks in your writing to show someone else is speaking? And what on earth is the difference between a colon and a semi-colon, anyway?!...Show More
Fear

Fear

Adrift

Will's past catches up with him. And he finally understands why he has been brought in for questioning.
Commitment

Commitment

Adrift

Will continues to co-operate with the agent and admits he didn't complete the task of delivering his contact to safety. His prior actions are called into question with a startling revelation.
Trust

Trust

Adrift

Filled with mistrust about the agent interviewing him, Will struggles with his conscious to answer her questions. But when important case details are revealed to him, Will realises co-operating is his only choice.