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The Golden Key to English

There is a language that gives to whoever knows it a much deeper understanding of both English...
Key Stage 2 English

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Beginning stories: how to create atmosphere

In this article, I’ll show you some simple but effective ways to create atmosphere in your...
GCSE English

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"Before you were mine", by Carol Ann Duffy

BEFORE YOU WERE MINE by Carol Ann Duffy I think this is a very moving poem. A daughter...
GCSE English

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In Search of Originality

In Search of Originality In terms of progressing pupils to improve GCSE Examination standards...

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  • Useful Online Resources for A-level English Editor's Pick

    Sasha Garwood A-level English Tutor (Sheffield) Picture Most A-level students probably spend more time on the internet than I do, which is no mean feat given that I’m also a Millennial (just). But nevertheless, here are a few useful resources for A-level English that might be helpful. It’s an incomplete and subjective list, but it’s hopefully...
  • Learning To Write Simple Sentences Editor's Pick

    Primary Tutor Experienced Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Is your child struggling to write in sentences? Do they use capital letters and full stops incorrectly? What your child needs is to grasp the concept of a simple sentence. Read the tips and activities below. Tips and Activities:Encourage your child to talk in sentences when responding to...
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Manchester) Picture I am a native English speaker currently based in the United Kingdom where I have been living and working for the past nine years.  I currently teach English full-time in Manchester. I have been developing my profession as an English language teacher over three years.  I have a TEFL Certificate...

 

  • How to think - for essay writing and for life

    Henry Dingle GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I feel like I have something of a genuine revelation to make to you all in this article, for those of you working in education, with an interest in education, or both!   It is THE secret key for guaranteed success in all academic performance.   What makes it a revelation, as I am sure you will...
  • 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...