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The Riparian Underworld of Charles Dickens

It is a given that Dickens is pre-eminently a writer of the built environment, not the natural...
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Revision: Quality not quantity.

Hi Parents/Students,With all kinds of examinations approaching, parents and students alike often...
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...
GCSE English

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How your parents can help you out!

Ok, let's be honest, when your little darlings are going through their GCSE exams, things can...

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  • Intergalactic travel and the English speaker

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture What to do this particular afternoon with my Chinese Students, more IELTS and phrasal verbs? Then.... ( and this you will not believe ) I hear a Spaceman is about to arrive at Birkdale. Has this writer spent too much time on the pop? I hear you cry. But, no, this is the absolute truth. Alan...
  • English and the language of football

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture So here I am happily ensconced in beautiful Birkdale where every day's a joy. Then what? My Chinese students - confused as they are by our ( English ) obsession with the game we're utterly useless at ( Ok, this could include any number of sports, but you get my drift ) -  ask for lessons on the...
  • English Literature: How To Revise For Your Exam?

    Jack Gordon-Brown GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture What's the best way to up-level your work in English literature GCSE? There is no easy way, but early action with revision will make a massive difference to your final mark. How to do it? Follow the steps below! Firstly, read, re-read and read your set texts again. In depth knowledge of the...

 

  • Go In Like A Lamb, Go Out Like A Lion

    Jonathan Dagley A-level English Tutor (Canterbury) Picture ‘Go in like a lamb, go out like a lion’ I always remember being given this advice by my teacher when I was at school. After many years as a teacher myself, I find it is still good advice! It applies to a good essay or a story where you save the best till last. It is, of course, easier said...
  • A Few Myths Of Language Learning

    Liudmila English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Ipswich) Picture Myth 1: I have no time for studying a foreign language. Reality: 15 minutes a day is enough to keep a language alive. Whether you do some reading, listening or watching a film, it will all count as practice. Fifteen minutes a day will bring more results than four hours once a week. Try to write...
  • Pie Corbett - Jumpstart Literacy

    Jim Asbery Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Wakefield) Picture Pie Corbett - Jumpstart! : Literacy - Games and Activities for Ages 7-14 This is an invaluable book for any parent or teacher. Every page is packed with great ideas for developing just the types of skills that young writers need. Pie is an internationally known authority on English and how it...