Monthly Archives: November 2007

And they’re off… !

I know many of you will be champing at the bit, fingers poised over the keyboard, so here goes. Consider the following letter of recommendation. Discuss it with regard to observing/flouting Grice’s maxims. Which assumptions and implicatures is Professor Foster … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth is Back

on Radio 4. Want to get really high marks? Then what you learn as a direct result of lessons is only part of the story. Examiners on this course value knowledge, understanding and examples drawn from a personal interest in … Continue reading

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Hooray – Dan’s blog has been unblocked

I got in touch with RM who are responsible for internet filtering in school. They have put a blanket bar on all Blogspot blogs, but will ‘unfilter’ safe ones on request. So now you can go englishlangsfx.blogspot.com from inside school … Continue reading

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Speech analysis homework – Updated

Use the transcript on the PowerPoint file linked here to create a presentation illustrating as many features of speech as you can. In the light of a couple of email questions, can I emphasise that you are required to illustrate … Continue reading

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The Mocks (updated)

First and most important piece of advice: DON’T PANIC! The mocks are there as part of the learning process on how to succeed in exams, not a hurdle to trip you up. There’s quite a bit of advice about the … Continue reading

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Build your vocabulary and feed the hungry.

  As a way of exercising your brain it’s a no-brainer: http://www.freerice.com You answer multiple choice questions on the meaning of words, and for each one you get right, 10 grains of rice (paid for by advertisers on the site) … Continue reading

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Build your vocabulary and feed the hungry.

As a way of exercising your brain it’s a no-brainer: http://www.freerice.com You answer multiple choice questions on the meaning of words, and for each one you get right, 10 grains of rice (paid for by advertisers on the site) are … Continue reading

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