When learning English as a Foreign Language, reported speech (the subject of a previous blog) and reported questions can often be a tricky topic. It is such an important part of social and professional speech however, to be able to correctly talk about what others have been saying. Think of any chitter-chatter in pubs, coffee-shops … Continue reading Curious Cats: Reported Questions
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
At this point of the year, many students' minds are turning towards October half term (hooray), and then onto the upcoming mock exams. These will often be the first GCSE-style tests many pupils have to face, with a few nerves playing an inevitable part. One of the most challenging aspects is the sometimes baffling array … Continue reading Key terminology for GCSE English analysis
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