English as a Foreign Language: Reported Speech

They said what!!?? Being able to say what he said about what she said in reply to what they said (you get the gist) is a crucial skill not only for everyday speech, but very important for professional communications at work too. It is something that native-speakers (and many learners) will pick-up naturally, however it … Continue reading English as a Foreign Language: Reported Speech

GCSE Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

Poetry is one of those subjects that students either love or hate to begin with. Anthologies such as AQA's Love and Relationships do tend towards the saccharine, although there is definite humour in there too! As an English tutor, I find that poetry is one of the most useful ways to experiment and improve pupil's … Continue reading Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships