Advanced Language Worksheets

What are Advanced Language Skills?

By the time students begin to student the skills that we explore here, they are passing the advanced stage of language learning and are or are very close to being classified as fluent. The aptitudes that we investigate in this section have students begin to think critical about the uses of language and we work in a slightly more formal environment. Mastery of these skill is essential as student begin to learn how to write research papers and expository essays.


We explore this literary technique that authors use to make written work more vivid.


We will learn to use this comparison technique to provide clarification.

Cause and Effect

We practice the technique of determining why events may have occurred.


We study the part of the sentence that includes the verb.

Compare and Contrast

We examine the similarities and differences between things and provide you with a technique to make it more fluid.

Context Clues

When you run into a word that you are not familiar with, use the words around it to help you determine the meaning.


These words help you point out a particular entity.


These words keep you focused on your nouns.

Direct Objects

This is the who or what is receiving or enduring the action in the sentence.


We explore the origins of words.


Serious exaggerations that are not meant to be taken literally.


We use these verbs to form a command or order to another.


The focus is on raw very simple verbs.


We learn to identify their use and use them in our own work.


We learn how authors use this in their work and try to use it ourself.


These are words that are associated with sounds like bam, oink, and pop.

Prepositional Phrases

The goal here is to make sure our sentences are properly placed.

Relative Clauses

We learn how to identify and use them in our work.

Root Words

These words provide the foundation for many different other words and phrases.

Sentence Structure

It is a great deal more than the way in which the words are arranged.

Simple and Complex Subjects

We use this to help classify parts of a work.


This is a verb form that expresses the desire for something or something that is imagined.


This is when something represents something else. Authors do this to draw deeper emotion out their work.