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Exploring 'Hunger Games'27 November 2021

Starting any novel involves building an idea of the world of the story from scratch. This extract is from page 7 of the novel The Hunger Games - have a look at a brief review of this novel in the page... more

Review26 November 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the question is likely to propose a general context (e.g."a recently released film... which you love / hate...") - but the review itself should contain informative context... more

Eat Pray Love, criticalfree26 November 2021

Reviews are supposed to be 'balanced' and 'fair' (as in the page Eat Pray Love, balanced ), but that does not exclude the idea that reviewers should honestly state that they think that what is being... more

A love poemfree25 November 2021

.The word 'love' is vastly important, but also hopelessly vague. As one of the primary human emotions, it must be considered a fundamental part of the concept of 'Experience' - but is there agreement... more

Eat Pray Love, balanced25 November 2021

Students find it relatively easy to express extreme opinions - "It was great!" or "It was crap!" Having strong views is all very well, but presumably we want to encourage subtlety as well. The best reviewers... more

Flour Babies24 November 2021

by Deidre Smith who teaches English at Stockholm International School Not one of Anne Fine’s better-known novels, I chose Flour Babies as it is easy to make connections to many of the Topics - both... more

TASKS Evocative writing22 November 2021

Here is a piece of travel journalism, about the town where I live, Sitges, just south of Barcelona. It is an extract from a much longer piece which included detailed information such as where to stay... more

Sitges evocative22 November 2021

Here is a piece of travel journalism, an extract from a much longer piece which included detailed information such as where to stay and where to eat. This is the opening section which sets the scene.... more

TASKS Roadkill Cafe21 November 2021

Here is an article about a rather weird restaurant called the Original World Famous Roadkill Cafe ! And "What..." you may well ask, "...is that ?!" Well, read on, and find out.The Original World Famous... more

RoadKill Cafe21 November 2021

Here is an article about a rather weird restaurant the Original World Famous Roadkill Cafe ! And "What..." you may well ask, "...is that ?!" Well, read on, and find out.Let's start with some samples from... more