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Heroes – Lesson 7

Thurs 25th Sept: Heroes Lesson 7 Poster Analysis • Saying that you will earn glory• Whips up patriotism • Shames you if you’re not a ‘war hero’ • Makes it seem like everyone is doing it • Bright, bold fonts and colours – makes it seem like more of a game than a war • […]

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Heroes – Lesson 6

Thurs 24th Sept: Heroes Lesson 6 War Violence, bloodshed, death Love Affection, caring, dedication Soldier Marching, patriotism, loyalty Ghost Past, apparition, haunting Hermit Lonely, secretive, solitude Words with connotations “a rush of memories” – outburst, relieved, sorrow “as she clutches the broom” – worried, danger, cautious “I stare at the final proof that Nicole has […]

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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 […]