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Word Journey

I developed a fun way to improve word recognition and usage skills - called "Word Journey" The...
A-level English

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The Importance of Languages

Why is it so important to study languages? The English have shown a historic reluctance and...
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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...
A-level English

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What are the Origins of Tragedy?

Tragedy originated in religious rites of Ancient Greece, that may originally have been...

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  • English Can Be Hard To 'Fathom' Editor's Pick

    Laura Mullan English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Tonbridge) Picture One of the things I love about teaching English is that it continually throws up opportunities for me to learn more about my own language, and where it came from. One of the difficulties in learning English comes from its very complexity - words that look the same can have different...
  • Voice in Second Language Writing Editor's Pick

    Francesca Bowdery English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Bromley) Picture What is voice in writing and why is it considered important? In hindsight, voice is considered by some as the ‘single most important element in writing’ (Murray, 1984) because it ‘separates writing that is not read from writing that is read’. This provokes the challenging question of what is...
  • The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum Editor's Pick

    V Kondou Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to what extend it is appropriate in developing and educating the young child. In order to critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to assess to what extent...

 

  • Why it is important to teach critical thinking.

    Fatema Desai GCSE English Tutor (East London) Picture As our students  have access to a barrage of information at the tip of their fingers it is too easy to get entrapped in a web of information overload. Ready access to Googling everything means learners don’t have the time to process what they want to know before they know everything. They are...
  • Narrative Writing for GCSE English Editor's Pick

    John E. Robinson A-level English Tutor (Portsmouth) Picture Approaching the narrative writing question for GCSE English Language Write the opening part of a story about a place that is severely affected by the weather. You’re sitting in a school hall, behind a desk which is probably too small for you, alongside, in front of, and behind several hundred...
  • Language and the Power of Ideas

    Aisling K. A-level English Tutor (East London) Picture ‘La parole s'enfuit, et l'écriture demeure.’ - The spoken word is fleeting while the written word endures. The French have an excellently neat way of putting things. It helps that they have far fewer words than we do in English. The consequence of this economy of vocabulary is an enforced...