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Sounds that things make

Descriptions of various items

 

 

Sounds that things make

 

swashing of the sea

swishing of ladies' skirts

hooting of a steam whistle

tooting of a horn

screeching of brakes

roaring, rolling, rumbling of thunder

rumbling of heavy vehicles

whizzing of arrows

buzzing of a telephone

zooming of aeroplanes

crackling of fire, wood, dry leaves

tinkling of coins

popping of corks

tinkling of glasses

tinkling of bells

Jingling, chiming of bells

shuffling of feet

wooshing of wings

crinkling of paper

clangour of hammers

clanking of chains

ticking of a clock

clatter of horses' hoofs

creaking of hinges

hissing of steam

rustle of silk or leaves

crack of a whip

 

Descriptions of various items (venues)

 

abattoir A place where animals are slaughtered for the market
aerie A nest of a bird of prey
apiary A place where bees are kept
aquarium A place where fishes are kept
archives A place where Government records are kept
avenue, boulevard A wide road lined with trees on both sides
aviary A place where birds are kept
bakery A place where bread and cakes are made
barracks A building for the lodging and accommodation of soldiers
booth A covered stall at a fair, horse races, etc.
boulevard A wide road lined with trees on both sides
brewery A factory for manufacturing beer
bunker, scuttle A receptacle for storing coal
burrow The dwelling place of an animal underground
butt, hogshead A large cask for holding wine or beer
cabaret A variety show performed in a restaurant for the benefit of the guests
caboose, galley The kitchen of a ship
cache A place where treasures, stores, ammunition are hidden
caddy A small box in which tea is kept
cantonment A place where soldiers are quartered
caravan The house or shelter of a Gipsy
casino A place with public dance halls, gambling tables, etc.
cellar An underground place for storing wine or other
chalet The house or shelter of a Swiss Peasant
creche A nursery where children of poor parents are cared for while their parents are at work
creel A basket in which a fisherman puts his fish
cruet A small bottle for holding sauces or condiments for the table
cul-de-sac A street open at only one end
dairy A place where milk is converted into butter and cheese
decanter An ornamental glass bottle for holding wine or other spirituous liquors
den The home of a lion
depot A place where goods are stored
dispensary A place where medicines are compounded
distillery A place where spirituous liquors are produced
dock A place where ships are repaired or built
dormitory The sleeping rooms in a college or public institution
dovecot A house or box in which live pigeons or doves
dowar The house or shelter of an Arab
drey A squirrel's home
evry, aerie A nest of a bird of prey
ewer A large jug or pitcher for holding water for the washbasin
factory A place where any manufacture is carried on
form The house or bed of a hare
galley The kitchen of a ship
garage A place for housing motor cars
garret An upper room or storey immediately under the roof
glyptotheca A room or building for the preservation of sculpture
granary A place for storing grain
gymnasium A place where athletic exercises are performed
hangar A place for housing aeroplanes
herbarium A place or room for the collection of dried plants
hogshead A large cask for holding wine or beer
hospital A place for the treatment of sick people
hostel A house for the residence of students
hotel, inn restaurant A place where strangers or travelers may obtain lodging and refreshment
hutch A place where rabbits are kept
igloo The house or shelter of an Eskimo
incinerator A place where house refuse is reduced to ashes
inn restaurant A place where strangers or travelers may obtain lodging and refreshment
insectarium A place for keeping or breeding insects
kabitka The house or shelter of a Kirghis
kennel A house or shelter for a dog
kindergarten A school for infants and young children
kraal The house or shelter of a Zulu
laboratory A place where scientific experiments are conducted
lair The resting place of a wild animal
laundry A place where clothes are washed and ironed
library A place where books are kept
mint A place where money is coined
monastery A residence for monks or priests
mosque A Mohammedan place of worship
museum A place where treasures of art, curiosities, etc. are preserved or exhibited
observatory A place where astronomical observations are taken
orchard A place where fruit trees are grown
orphanage A place where orphans are housed
Paddock An enclosure adjoining a race-course where horses are kept before racing
paddock kept before racing
pen, byre A house or shelter for a cow
portfolio A portable case for holding papers, drawings, etc.
quadrangle A square courtyard bounded by buildings
quay A place where ships are loaded and unloaded
refectory A refreshment hall in monasteries and convents
reformatory An institution for the reformation of young offenders
Reservoir A place where water is
resort A place much frequented for reasons of pleasure or health
reticule A ladies' handbag or workbag
scabbard A case in which the blade of a sword is kept
Scullery A place where plates, dishes, pots and other cooking utensils are washed
scuttle A receptacle for storing coal
sheath, scabbard A case in which the blade of a sword is kept
stable A house or shelter for a horse
sty A place where pigs are kept
tannery A place where leather is tanned
tepee The house or shelter of a Red Indian
vivarium A place where animals are kept alive, and live as nearly as possible as in their natural state
wigwam, tepee The house or shelter of a Red Indian

 

In reverse order

A large cask for holding wine or beer

butt, hogshead

A place for storing grain

granary

A basket in which a fisherman puts his fish

creel

A building for the lodging and accommodation of soldiers

barracks

A case in which the blade of a sword is kept

sheath, scabbard

A covered stall at a fair, horse races, etc.

booth

A factory for manufacturing beer

brewery

A house for the residence of students

hostel

A house or box in which live pigeons or doves

dovecot

A house or shelter for a cow

pen, byre

A house or shelter for a dog

kennel

A house or shelter for a horse

stable

A ladies' handbag or workbag

reticule

A large jug or pitcher for holding water for the washbasin

ewer

A Mohammedan place of worship

mosque

A nest of a bird of prey

cvry, aerie

A nursery where children of poor parents are cared for while their parents are at work

creche

A place for housing aeroplanes

hangar

A place for housing motor cars

garage

A place for keeping or breeding insects

insectarium

A place for the treatment of sick people

hospital

A place much frequented for reasons of pleasure or health

resort

A place or room for the collection of dried plants

herbarium

A place where animals are kept alive, and live as nearly as possible as in their natural state

vivarium

A place where animals are slaughtered for the market

abattoir

A place where any manufacture is carried on

factory

A place where astronomical observations are taken

observatory

A place where athletic exercises are performed

gymnasium

A place where bees are kept

apiary

A place where birds are kept

aviary

A place where books are kept

library

A place where bread and cakes are made

bakery

A place where clothes are washed and ironed

laundry

A place where fishes are kept

aquarium

A place where fruit trees are grown

orchard

A place where goods are stored

depot

A place where Government records are kept

archives

A place where house refuse is reduced to ashes

incinerator

A place where leather is tanned

tannery

A place where medicines are compounded

dispensary

A place where milk is converted into butter and cheese

dairy

A place where money is coined

mint

A place where orphans are housed

orphanage

A place where pigs are kept

sty

A place where plates, dishes, pots and other cooking utensils are washed

Scullery

A place where rabbits are kept

hutch

A place where scientific experiments are conducted

laboratory

A place where ships are loaded and unloaded

quay

A place where ships are repaired or built

dock

A place where soldiers are quartered

cantonment

A place where spirituous liquors are produced

distillery

A place where strangers or travellers may obtain lodging and refreshment

hotel, inn restaurant

A place where treasures of art, curiosities, etc. are preserved or exhibited

museum

A place where treasures, stores, ammunition are hidden

cache

A place where water is

Reservoir

A place with public dance halls, gambling tables, etc.

casino

A portable case for holding papers, drawings, etc.

portfolio

A receptacle for storing coal

bunker, scuttle

A refreshment hall in monasteries and convents

refectory

A residence for monks or priests

monastery

A room or building for the preservation of sculpture

glyptotheca

A school for infants and young children

kindergarten

A small bottle for holding sauces or condiments for the table

cruet

A small box in which tea is kept

caddy

A square courtyard bounded by buildings

quadrangle

A squirrel's home

drey

A street open at only one end

cul-de-sac

A variety show performed in a restaurant for the benefit of the guests

cabaret

A wide road lined with trees on both sides

avenue, boulevard

An enclosure adjoining a race-course where horses are kept before racing

Paddock

An institution for the reformation of young offenders

reformatory

An ornamental glass bottle for holding wine or other spirituous liquors

decanter

An underground place for storing wine or other

cellar

An upper room or storey immediately under the roof

garret

kept before racing

paddock

The dwelling place of an animal underground

burrow

The home of a lion

den

The house or bed of a hare

form

The house or shelter of a Gipsy

caravan

The house or shelter of a Kirghis

kabitka

The house or shelter of a Red Indian

wigwam, tepee

The house or shelter of a Swiss Peasant

chalet

The house or shelter of a Zulu

kraal

The house or shelter of an Arab

dowar

The house or shelter of an Eskimo

igloo

The kitchen of a ship

caboose, galley

The resting place of a wild animal

lair

The sleeping rooms in a college or public institution

dormitory

 

 

Special days
Australia
Australia Day January 26th
Labour Day March
Easter April (Varies)
Anzac Day April 25th
WA Day June 1st
Queens Birthday September (Varies)
World
Christmas Day December 25th
Boxing Day December 26th
New Years Day January 1st
Good Friday April (Varies)
Easter April
Easter Monday April
Valentine's Day February, 14th
St Patricks Day (Irish) March 17th
All Fools' Day April, 1st
St Georges Day (England) April 23rd
All Saints' Day November, 1st
All Souls' Day November, 2nd
Ash Wednesday The first day of Lent

 

Aussie Slang

• Avo Avocado
• Arvoo Afternoon
• Barby (abr.) Barbieue BBQ
• Bottle-o Drive through beverage retailer
• Bogan A very uncouth individualh
• Breaky Breakfast
• Doco Documentary
• Dodge Considered of low quality, or untrustworthydoubtful
• Doona Bed cover or quilt
• Dunny Outside toilet
• Fair Dinkum Honest, genuinene
• Footy but sometimes NRL, and other times soccer. It’s all very confusingUsually AFL, but sometimes NRL, and other times soccer. It’s all very confusing
• G’Day Hello
• Garbo Garbage collectorector
• Good onya Well done
• Macca’s McDonald’s
• Mozzie Mosquito
• No worries! Expression don't panic
• Relos Relatives
• Sanga Sandwich
• Schoolies End of school celebrationsl
• Servo Petrol station
• Shout To buy drinks for everyone
• Sickie A day taken off work, but not necessarily because of illness from work
• Snags Sausages
• Ta! Thank you
• Thongs flip flops
• Uni University
• Yakka Hard work

 

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During my Digital Media, Multimedia and some AIT or VET courses I got my students to work on The S.T.E.A.M.E.R book of knowledge, especially advanced students that complete tasks ahead of time, this was my fall back lessons for those clever or advanced students, they were asked to pick one of the areas of study and create a cover page, find some interesting facts and put their findings into a chapter of the book The book was 138 pages long at my retirement from teaching.

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STEAMER Stands for

Science, Technology, English, Arts, Mathematics, Enivironment and Religion

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For those students that presented work on English we gathered a lot of useful reference information that became a STUDENT's COMPENDIUM here are some samples of student work

Explanation for Compendium
File Includes
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.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical 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
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and 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." 

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