Monthly Archives: March 2008

Improve your writing

A website that would do exactly what it says on the tin. If it were in a tin: Improve your writing It’s dead good, so thank you nice Bristol University people.  Some of you need to use this (or at least … Continue reading

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On parallelism

One of you asked about ‘parallelism’ the other day, and got an answer that I hope was adequate, but clearly not as good as that on the current entry in David Crystal’s blog (linked over on the right hand side, … Continue reading

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A daily grammar lesson – free

Sign up for a daily grammar lesson sent by email direct to your inbox at: It looks a useful way revising knowledge you should already have, and then later lessons will extend it. I’ve looked at the archive of … Continue reading

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What’s in a title?

Here is some advice from the most recent examiners’ report: The key word, ‘How’ usually features in good tasks, allowing candidates to engage with authorial craft. … The best responses came from candidates who were able to study sections of text … Continue reading

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More Heart of Darkness

Now we have finished reading the text, you may wish to do some reading, and listening, about it, to help you refelect on your own thoughts and responses. I will be alternating my marking today with uploading links to some … Continue reading

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More occupation stuff

If you can access the Channel 4 documentary “Phone Rage” that’s on now, through 4OD (the online C4 service), or via ‘catch up’ services on cable, can I suggest that you snap up ‘customer services’ or add ‘telesales’ for your … Continue reading

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Y12 Language – Occupation Work (2)

Your next task is here: Occupation Self Supported Study (2) The list of occupations is below. They are available on a first-come first-served basis, so take your pick and put your name and chosen occupational field in the comments box … Continue reading

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