Recommendationsmore

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

As a teacher new to DP, David's InThinking website has been an invaluable resource. While the IB guides are very useful, there are areas that require clarification, clarification I have repeatedly found on David's website. Having access to both the website...

Paul Rosevere, Kuei Shan School, Taipei

Our school has subscribed to InThinking English since we started our IB program in 2013. David provides excellent resources and sensible guidance which answers questions directly. As well as building program contents, there’s invaluable advice about...

Gerry Foley, WHBC Wuhan, China

Subscriber comments


  • 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.
  • 15 Nov David Ripley
    A booklist
    As in my reply to your other comment ... the only definite rule that applies is that literary works should have been originally written in English (i.e. no works in translation). All works originally written in English are FROM an English speaking...
  • 15 Nov David Ripley
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    No, Jess, the only definite rule that applies is that literary works should have been originally written in English (i.e. no works in translation). All works originally written in English are FROM an English speaking culture - there is no rule...
  • 15 Nov Jenni Grimshaw
    Orals: what's expected?
    Is it possible to get hold of a sample oral from students at various levels to share with students?
  • 15 Nov Jess Chaudhry
    A booklist
    Many of these would not work though because it is not from an English speaking culture, correct?
  • 15 Nov Jess Chaudhry
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    This cannot be used for the individual oral though correct as it's not from an English speaking culture?
  • 15 Nov David Ripley
    Writing criteria, unpacked
    The system is indeed that there will be three questions / tasks in the paper, and that each question / task will have three different optional text types. This is definite, according to the latest information I have from IB. Maria, where did...