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This site has been very helpful in both providing very useful resources, but also ideas about how to go about the teaching of particular topics.

Catriona James, Felsted School, UK

For a nervous first-time IB teacher, InThinking was there for me when there wasn't a lot of choice regarding teachers' reference materials. Now 5 years later, I still find myself coming back for teaching ideas and confirmation that I haven't gone crazy!

Timmy Yip, HKCCCU Logos Academy, China

Where to start? This site is undoubtedly the best support you'll find for English B! We also used this site in our school as soon as we heard about it. It provides profound practical guidance on syllabus updates, lesson planning, exciting content and...

Sharon Barrett, Kartal Anadolu Imam Hatip Lisesi, Turkey

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  • 20 Nov David Ripley
    Literature
    To the best of my knowledge, Alfredo, there is no IB definition of what is meant by 'a work of literature' in relation to Language B. If there is no official definition, then any common-sense definition will do - for me, that means "any piece...
  • 20 Nov David Ripley
    On marking EEs
    There are no specific rules about this issue, so far as I am aware, Biba. However, I would imagine that the first person should be used in the reflection forms (since reflection is necessarily personal) ... but without being too chatty and...
  • 20 Nov David Ripley
    HL Orals
    No, Biba - no working notes should be uploaded: just the recording and the stimulus (that's the extract at HL, and the image at SL).
  • 20 Nov Alfredo Calderon
    Literature
    Hi! We are thinking about using Edgar Allan Poe's "Extraordinary Tales" as one of the literary works for LBHL. However, we're still not sure how many short stories we should use. Is there a minimus or maximum? Word length? I haven't been able...
  • 20 Nov biba kodek
    On marking EEs
    Hi David, is it ok to write the introduction to EE in first person or should it be used only in reflection forms?
  • 20 Nov biba kodek
    HL Orals
    Dear David, do we need to upload student's working notes along with the recording and stimulus for moderation? Thank you for your answer.
  • 19 Nov David Ripley
    EE tips & comments
    Yes, Gabriela, I'm a bit preoccupied with the November exams at the moment - sorry, I forgot to reply! Yes, in principle, this sounds a perfectly reasonable project ... but it all depends how the student handles the arguments, of course!
  • 19 Nov Gabriela Muñoz
    EE tips & comments
    Dear David, With reference to the student who was interested in State of the Union Address, he finally limited his research question like this: "How does the use of the word ‘American’ in the State of the union addresses of Jimmy Carter...
  • 19 Nov David Ripley
    Listening question types
    They're subordinate to this page, Stuart - look at the box at top left, or study the Sitemap.
  • 19 Nov stuart lees
    Listening question types
    Hello, I hope you are well. Where are the Listening samples? kind Regards Stuart
  • 18 Nov Jonathan Berry
    Listening sample #1
    Hello David, is there any way of downloading these audios for use in the classroom when the Internet isn't being kind to us?
  • 15 Nov David Ripley
    Orals: what's expected?
    See the two sections 'HL Orals' and 'SL Orals', Jenni - these provide several samples of different levels.