Language and belief

IB English A: Language & Literature: Language and belief

One of the suggested topics from the Language A: Language and Literature guide is "language and belief". People use language to express their beliefs and persuade others to believe their convictions. For this topic we will explore passages from religious texts and myths, looking at how language is used to express beliefs and propagate myths. Furthermore we will explore belief-oriented vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Comments 6

Colleen Johnston 31 August 2017 - 20:29

Can you recommend some sources and texts to use for this?

Tim Pruzinsky 2 September 2017 - 02:36

Hi Colleen,

We have what is on the site and are constantly building a base of lesson plans and resources. If it's not there right now, we don't have it at the moment,


Chandreyee Dasgupta 11 September 2017 - 10:07

Hello Tim!
Are there any resources related to this topic posted on this site?

Thank you for the constant help and the outstanding quality of resources!

Tim Pruzinsky 12 September 2017 - 00:53

Hi Chandreyee,

What you see is what we have. We are constantly adding to the site and I would look at a lot of the lessons or plans that have a ToK focus as they often bring in belief, albeit implicitly.

And thanks for the positive feedback!


Sarah Norman 6 October 2017 - 16:54


Would it be a good idea to look at extracts from the bible for this topic. Or would this count as a literary text? I am trying to put together a unit on this topic and I am looking for ideas. Thanks for all of the amazing resources in this web-site!

Tim Pruzinsky 8 October 2017 - 07:04

Hi Sarah,

Yes, I think it is possible to use passages or extracts from the Bible. InThinking treads carefully with religious texts as we have subscribers from all over and depending on one's cultural context, this could get someone into a dicey situation. If your context (taken broadly) allows it, then yes, I think you could use extracts from the Bible, but that is up to you.


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