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How important is it to change the way you speak depending on who you are talking to?

This depends on how strong your regional dialect is, and also who you are talking to. Here are some examples of when it might be important to consider changing your dialect: However, you shouldn’t feel like you have to change the way you speak too much – it’s part of your character. You should be […]

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Accent and Dialect

What assumptions do you make when you hear the accents above? Where do these assumptions come from? Think about where you might hear the accent(s) in film/TV/entertainment and what you associate these accents with. I associate the Cockney accent with policemen, because of TV shows set in London (like Sherlock). I would associate a Cornish […]

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Maze Runner Review

Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner 4.5/5 – Leo Turnbull The Maze Runner books are a series of cleverly planned titles, set in a dystopian future. The first book in the series, The Maze Runner, starts off inside a massive maze and plunges you into instant confusion, as you do not know anything about this […]

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Song Analysis – Reflection

Compare and contrast the two songs using the words and phrases in the box to the right hand side. Both songs are alike, in that they both promote a strong message of self-reliance, individuality and standing up for what you believe in. They both use techniques such as repetition and metaphors to convey their message, […]

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Song Analysis Part 2

In the song, the metaphor of a game of cards is used. Can you find evidence in the lyrics to support this? What does this metaphor mean? Why is it used? In verse five, she says that she “deal[s her] own deck; sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces”. This is a metaphor for she is […]

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Song Analysis

Find the correct word or phrase in the song to match the definitions. Not containing any things or people emptiness Death, destruction or any very bad situation that cannot be avoided doom Describes the feeling when people lack confidence are uncertain about their own abilities and whether other people really like them. Feeling guilty or […]

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Lady Macbeth: RSC

On April 28th, I watched the RSC’s Live Lesson on Macbeth. It was focusing on the character of Lady Macbeth, and they analysed her personality through two soliloquies from Act 1, where she makes her decision that she and Macbeth will kill the king. The actress who played Lady Macbeth – Niamh Cusack – emphasised […]

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Hunger Games Review

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 5/5 – Leo Turnbull The Hunger Games trilogy is a set of very intricately planned books that have lots of twists, yet are easy to understand. Each book makes you think about the story in a different way. The stories are set in Panem, a country created in […]

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What If…

A true story of Leopold Lojka My name is Leopold Lojka, and in case you’ve never heard of me, I was the chauffeur of the car carrying Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the fateful day when he was shot in Sarajevo in 1914. I met the Archduke when I was about 28, on his trip to […]

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English Gosforth Central Middle School History

10. 1989 – Invention of the Internet

The invention of the World Wide Web has provided one of the biggest changes the world has ever seen. It continues to grow to this day, with over 1,765,194,959 websites registered. It has completely changed the way we see the world, with anyone being able to publish anything.