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Exploring the Effects of Language

Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma 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...
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Improving your pronunciation

One thing I hear so often from students of English is that they want to improve their...
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Is Business English a new dialect?

At times, Business English can seem like a different language. The individual words are clearly...

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  • Comprehending Comprehension!

    Sarah Gordon GCSE English Tutor (Cleveland) Picture Your child has just finished reading an extract of writing. It could have been fiction, it could have been non-fiction, but either way they 'got it'. They understood what they read and they can tell you all about it. Great, right? Yes! Enough for securing the high-scoring grades though? Maybe...
  • Sources: Lots Of Words But Not Much Time....

    Kathryn Perry GCSE English Tutor (Redhill) Picture Having taught the new GCSE language paper to adults and school students alike, there is one key message that I feel would benefit everyone in an attempt to keep the nerves at bay in an exam; you don't need to fully understand the whole source extract to get high marks. Many of my students have...
  • Who is Othello?

    Sue Harding A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture In AQA’s mark scheme, AO5 requires you to ‘Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations’.  This means you must explore how Shakespeare constructs the character of Othello, arrive at an interpretation, and be prepared to support it. It is important to read critics’ views,...

 

  • IELTS Advice to improve your Writing

    David Cummings IELTS Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture 4 great tips that will help you gain a better score in the writing task Make sure you identify the key words in the question. It’s really important to be absolutely sure that you know what is expected of you. Look carefully at the questions and underline or circle the words that TELL YOU WHAT...
  • The Dreaded Public Speaking For GCSE English Editor's Pick

    Fleur Shepherd GCSE English Tutor (West London) Picture It is totally natural for your heart to beat faster and for your forehead to break out in a cold sweat at the thought of standing up in front of a room full of people and having to deliver a speech. This fear can be made even worse when you are being assessed on the talk you are about to give as...
  • Revising Poetry for GCSE English Literature

    Mary Tanton GCSE English Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture "Poetry is so difficult! I don't understand it. We did it at the beginning of Year 10 and now I can't remember any of the poems. What shall I do?" Unfortunately in tutoring English Literature, many of the students I come across have pretty much given up trying, as they see it as an impossible...