Online English Olympiad Class Syllabus for Grade 7

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Syllabus

Chapter 1

Spellings, Collocations and Words related to Travel, Locations, Activities, Homonyms and Homophones, etc.

  • Prefixes and suffixes
    • Words with pre-

    • Words with re-

    • Words with sub-

    • Words with mis-

    • Words with un-, dis-, in-, im- and non-

    • Words with -ful

    • Words with -less

    • Words with -able and -ible

  • Describe the difference between related words
  • Positive and negative connotation
  • Use the correct homophone
  • Use the correct frequently confused word
  • Correct errors with frequently confused words

Chapter 2

Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Choose the synonym
  • Choose the antonym
  • Determine the meaning of words using synonyms in context- When you encounter unfamiliar words, you can use synonyms as context clues to help determine the words' meanings. Synonyms are words with the same, or nearly the same, meaning.
  • Determine the meaning of words using antonyms in context-When you encounter unfamiliar words, you can often use antonyms as context clues to help determine the words' meanings. Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.
  • Use context to identify the meaning of a word- As you're reading, you can often work out the meaning of an unknown word by looking at the words and phrases that surround it. The familiar words and phrases that help you determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word are called context clues.

Chapter 3

Analogies and Spellings

  • Analogies
  • Analogies: challenge

Chapter 4

One Word Substitutions, Proverbs, Facts, and Opinions

Chapter 5

Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Modals, Word order

Chapter 6

Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns

  • Form and use plurals: review
  • Form and use plurals of compound nouns
  • Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives
  • Form the singular or plural possessive
  • Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns

Pronouns

  • Identify pronouns and their antecedents
  • Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
  • Choose between subject and object pronouns
  • Compound subjects and objects with 'I' and 'me'
  • Compound subjects and objects with pronouns
  • Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  • Use reflexive pronouns
  • Is the pronoun reflexive or intensive?
  • Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  • Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which and that
  • Identify vague pronoun references
  • Identify all of the possible antecedents

Chapter 7

Verbs and adverbs

Verbs

  • Identify transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Identify linking verbs, predicate adjectives and predicate nouns
  • Correct errors with subject-verb agreement
  • Correct errors with indefinite pronoun-verb agreement
  • Use the correct verb – with compound subjects

Adverbs

  • Identify adverbs
  • Good, better, best, bad, worse and worst
  • Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs
  • Well, better, best, badly, worse and worst
  • Transitions with conjunctive adverbs

Conjunctive adverbs are words that connect two sentences or independent clauses and show the relationship between them. Conjunctive adverbs can help readers understand how ideas within a piece of writing relate to one another.

For instance, conjunctive adverbs can

  • show cause and effect (consequently, therefore, as a result, etc.),
  • compare or contrast ideas (likewise, however, on the contrary, etc.),
  • add information (moreover, in addition, furthermore, etc.), or
  • introduce elaboration (incidentally, for example, in fact, etc.).

Chapter 8

Adjectives

  • Identify adjectives
  • Order adjectives
  • Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  • Is the word an adjective or adverb?
  • Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives

Chapter 9

Articles and Prepositions

Chapter 10

Sentences and Sentence Sequencing

  • figurative language, (e.g. irony, pun, personification, alliteration, metaphor, simile, assonance, onomatopoeia)
  • Is the sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative or exclamatory?
  • Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence
  • Identify the simple subject or simple predicate of a sentence
  • Identify the compound subject or compound predicate of a sentence
  • Is it a direct object or an indirect object?
  • Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  • Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  • Is it a complete sentence, a fragment or a run-on?
  • Is it a phrase or a clause?
  • Identify prepositional phrases
  • Identify appositives and appositive phrases
  • Identify dependent and independent clauses
  • Is the sentence simple, compound, complex or compound-complex?
  • Combine sentences using relative clauses

Chapter 11

Conjunctions and Punctuations

  • use linkers such as however, therefore etc. to link sentences to indicate flow of ideas
  • Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions used in pairs. They are used to show a relationship between two equal parts of a sentence, such as two nouns or two verb phrases. Some common correlative conjunctions are both/and, not only/but also, neither/nor, either/or, whether/or, and if/then.
  • The correlative conjunctions both/and and not only/but also are used to connect two things that are each true.
  • Commas with compound and complex sentences
  • Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections and interrupters
  • Commas with coordinate adjectives
  • Commas with non-restrictive elements
  • Use semicolons and commas to separate clauses
  • Use semicolons, colons and commas with lists
  • Use dashes
  • Use hyphens in compound adjectives
  • Decide whether ellipses are used appropriately
  • Correct capitalisation errors
  • Capitalising and Formatting titles

Chapter 12

Comprehension (Prose and Poetry)

Chapter 13

Tenses

  • Irregular past tense: review
  • Simple past, present and future tense: review
  • Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  • Form the progressive verb tenses
  • Form the perfect verb tenses

Chapter 14

Voices and Narration

Chapter 15

Short Composition (Notices, Messages and Letters): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News stories, Brochures, Formal and informal letters and advertisements

Chapter 16

Understand information given in news reports, brochures, Itinerary, etc.

Chapter 17

Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short narratives, Biographies, Notices and Messages etc.

  • write notices for school, prepares posters, messages, informal letter, invitation, greetings etc.

Chapter 18

Spoken and Written Expression: Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting and refusing, Apologies and stating of preferences and expression of intent, etc.

  • Write a composition (three or more paragraphs) of about 200 - 250 words at a more advanced level on any given topic
  • write a short story, poem, dialogues based on inputs provided in the class or through personal experience
  • write narratives that recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events; include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings

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