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InThinking EnglishB is the best tool for planning, organizing and keeping up to date with everything related to EnglishB syllabus, As icing on the cake, it gives meaningful insight into the EnglishB teacher's role and motivates to improve and develop...

Petra Lonka, Kannaksen lukio, Finland

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...

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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.