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(Mis)representation of Chinese Culturefree6 December 2018

In November of 2018 Dolce and Gabbana wanted to promote a fashion show they were holding in Shanghai. D&G posted three videos (advertisements) on various social media platforms to promote that show.... more

Writing proposals29 November 2018

Althugh the IB does not stipulate that students must write a proposal before writing the written task 1, this activity helps for several reasons:Writing a proposal of 200 words helps the teacher give... more

Links for Enquiring Minds - November 2018free29 November 2018

At InThinking, we would like our site to be a one-stop-shop. That is, it is our ambition that you can find everything on our site that you need for teaching the IBDP English A Language and Literature... more

2018 P2 HL (The House of Bernarda Alba and Hedda Gabler)22 November 2018

When students get a Paper 2 exemplar that isn’t about their texts, they sometimes complain: How can I learn how to write a Paper 2 if the example you give me isn’t about texts we’ve studied? more

Anti-smoking Advertising15 November 2018

The following lesson is, unlike much of the material on the InThinking website, a little ‘language light’. It focuses on ideas, rather than language. Teachers may, of course, adapt the lesson, inserting... more

2018 Paper 1 (SL) Tasmania8 November 2018

Texts about travel are proving to be popular choices for Paper 1. It boils down to this: there’s nothing controversial about them. Having to set an exam paper for the entire world—and for such... more

Comparative Commentaries to Go: Lies and Lynching, Then and Now1 November 2018

This comparative commentary to go puts together a contemporary newspaper story from India with an extract from Arthur Miller's widely studied play, The Crucible. Both texts concern issues such as lies,... more

2018 Paper 1 (SL) Sharks11 October 2018

The fear of sharks is real. The release of Jaws, of course, amplified those fears. And that fear hasn’t subsided in the least. The Discovery Channel has used that fear and fascination for years... more

Part 21 October 2018

In Part 2: Language and mass communication, we focus on the way language is used in mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, the internet, radio or film.We consider how both the production... more

Crazy Rich Representations27 September 2018

The movie Crazy Rich Asians received huge press in the lead up to and following the release of the film in August of 2018. For the first time in 25 years, a Hollywood movie featured an all Asian cast... more