Monthly Archives: March 2007

Grammar’s escaped!

You thought it was safely confined to me, Radio4, and maybe some other things that no-one pays any attention to. But now it’s spilled over into the Sunday morning BBC 6Music show with top comedian Russell Howard and his mate … Continue reading

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Sight & Sound Review

Your piece should consist of : Synopsis  (200-250 words) Review (750-1000 words) Opening paragraph usually links an overall judgement of the film with some noteable feature of the film: perhaps a striking scene that stays in the mind or sums … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels Task

What you have told me, (said my Master) upon the Subject of War, does  indeed discover most admirably the Effects of that Reason you pretend to:  However, it is happy that the Shame is greater than the Danger; and that  … Continue reading

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Save the OED!

Well, there’s little chance that the Oxford English Dictionary itself, possibly the world’s greatest work of reference, will go to the wall. But our access to it is under threat. I was told today that the school’s subscription will not … Continue reading

Posted in Attitudes to Language, ENB2 - Accent & Dialect, ENB2 - Language & Gender, ENB2 - Language & Technology, ENB2 - Language and Occupation, ENB2 - Languge and Social Context, ENB6 - Language Change, Grammar, Lexis | Leave a comment

Y10 Film Reviews

What film are you thinking of reviewing? What publication are going to review it for? What technical and/or thematic features make the film of particular interest to you? The more you consider in advance why you want to review the … Continue reading

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March 1st: OED Word of the Day = ‘Leek’

Did you see what they did there?

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