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Tickets, Please – the power of the preposition

I tried this extract – the opening to D.H. Lawrence’s Tickets, Please – with a small revision group. I chose it because of its long opening sentences which capture the breathless urgency of the trams that Lawrence describes (and become a character in themselves) in the text. Here’s the full text: This story, set during… Continue reading Tickets, Please – the power of the preposition

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GCSE English Language paper 1: question 4

This is the 20 mark ‘critical evaluation’ question – the one where the question seems to be longer than your answer. But don’t worry – this question is supposed to be a chance for you to really show off your ability to connect with what a writer is trying to say and the effects they are… Continue reading GCSE English Language paper 1: question 4

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GCSE English Paper 1 Language Question

Here are some of your model answers to the language question on The Mist in the Mirror  (follow the link for the text) and some thoughts following our lessons last week. Here is the question again: Look at the section beginning “It was as I approached…” and ending with “stillness of the room”. How does… Continue reading GCSE English Paper 1 Language Question

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GCSE English Language Paper 1 revision – part two: structure

Okay – on to structure. In class, we thought about what the concept of structure meant. Here are some of the slides we used in the lesson. Some of you mentioned things like short sentences for effect. Remember that this sort of comment should really go in to your question 2 response. If you want… Continue reading GCSE English Language Paper 1 revision – part two: structure

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GCSE English Language Paper 1 revision: THE MIST IN THE MIRROR

In class this week, we’re beginning to look at English Language paper 1. The text we’re using is an extract from Susan Hill’s ‘Mist in the Mirror’. It’s a fairly ‘routine’ piece of atmospheric writing, the kind we expect from Mrs Woman in Black. However, it’s effective for its overall structure (which we will look… Continue reading GCSE English Language Paper 1 revision: THE MIST IN THE MIRROR