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Key Stage 2 English

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Learning new spellings, remembering old spellings

Advice for students and parents It isn't always easy learning how to spell new words. It isn't...
A-level English

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The Imaginative Power of McEwan and Murdoch

‘It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and...
GCSE English

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Rhythm in Poetry - Can you read the metre?

Rhythm in Poetry There are lots of things to look for in a poem: similes and metaphors, images,...
GCSE English

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Writing An Analytical English Essay

Writing a good essay is like following a recipe; use it as a guide and throw in a bit of...

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  • Poetry

    Linda de Klerk GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture At GSCE level you will be asked to COMPARE two poems, where you will talk about BOTH poems all the way through your answer and look at the SIMILARITES and DIFFERENCES between these two poems.  When doing your PLAN write out a table like below:   Poem 1 Ideas/subject Attitudes &...
  • Writing An Analytical English Essay Editor's Pick

    Helen M Bailey GCSE English Tutor (Rochester) Picture Writing a good essay is like following a recipe; use it as a guide and throw in a bit of personality where you can! Start with looking closely at the key question; you will need it for your introduction and paragraph signpost sentences. e.g. How does the poet use language in 'One flesh'? "HOW"...
  • Helpful English puzzles

    Charlotte Watson Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Sutton) Picture Many exams or tests contain little challenges to show you can think 'outside the box'. We are so used to being drilled for comprehension questions or creative writing essays that we forget that our brain can work in other ways. If you do not exercise your brain with puzzles and challenges that...

 

  • Exam Essays: Put Yourself in the Marker's Shoes

    G A Potts University English Tutor (South East London) Picture With the new academic year just beginning, exam season seems a long way off. However, having spent much time earlier this summer marking papers, exam technique has been on my mind a lot over the past few months, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to articulate some thoughts and...
  • Learning a Language

    Felicity McDevitt Business English Teacher (North London) Picture The best way to learn a language is to go and live in a country where it’s spoken. Then you are surrounded by that language and can absorb it naturally as you see and hear it used in context around you.  Even if you have no interest in learning, you are forced to come to terms with it if you...
  • It has to be relevant!

    Doja Sowunmi Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Enfield) Picture My first term as a teacher was an interesting one. Days went slowly, children sat reluctantly in my classroom watching the clock tick (although not being able to tell the time) hearing every word I was saying but not actually listening to a word. "Repeat what I just said Daniel!" Daniel shrugged...