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1984 revisited (again)

Sunday 29 January 2017

.Orwell may have been ahead of his time in envisaging the 'telescreen', but the idea of the internet, indeed, of modern communications technology... more

1984 revisited

Sunday 29 January 2017

.According to various news media, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have soared amazingly (see the Guardian’s report). This coincides with the... more

Post-truth

Thursday 17 November 2016

.The Oxford English Dictionary has just declared 'post-truth' to be the Word of the Year 2016. This responds to the trending concept that we... more

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  • 29 Apr Sadrina Vlachou
    Section A
    ok. could I send you emails instead?
  • 26 Apr David Ripley
    Section A
    Well, one way of getting round this problem is to go to the Home page ... scroll down to 'Subscribers' comments' ... and there you'll quickly find the latest messages, with your comment among them. OK?
  • 25 Apr Sadrina Vlachou
    Section A
    Thank you!!!. On a different level, Is there any way I can be notified of your responses by email? as I have to check the site and remember under which section I posted the question which sometimes takes me some time to locate.
  • 25 Apr Ronna Stefan
    Sample recording 3
    Thanks so much for this - I've been looking everywhere for an example of a student recording along with the actual photograph used. Huge help for my students!
  • 21 Apr David Ripley
    Section A
    Almost certainly, IF they set an interview task, it will be the 'embedded' sort, Sadrina. The usual format of question seems to be something like "... write an article about how you have interviewed (that person)..." The 'transcript' is technically...
  • 21 Apr Sadrina Vlachou
    Section A
    Dear David, I am a bit confused. For the 2018 exam session which type of interview will be asked? the embedded or the transcript? Thank you, Sandrina
  • 20 Apr Radha Padmanabhan
    Paper 1 Technique
    Thanks David.
  • 19 Apr Sharon Barrett
    Extended Essay
    Thank you so much again, David. I know one of her interests was the 9/11 attack and how the political side affected language however I did say the media effect on the language and evidently on the society would probably be a better choice...
  • 19 Apr David Ripley
    The Curious Incident...
    Indeed, Alex - I have now re-set the links, and they should work.
  • 19 Apr Alex Doyle
    The Curious Incident...
    Hello, The links on this page do not seem to be working. Has anyone else had this issue?
  • 18 Apr David Ripley
    Extended Essay
    You're right, Sharon - could be interesting, but at present it is much too broad and unfocused. I would suggest the following:- 1. Make the basic subject area "the extent to which THE LANGUAGE OF political rhetoric in major events influences...
  • 18 Apr Sharon Barrett
    Extended Essay
    Hi David, I have a student who wants to do a Cat 2A EE focusing on the extent to which political rhetoric in major events influences society in America. Although I think it may be an effective topic my concern is whether it is fulfills the...