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Online test 3 #A30 October 2016
1. Read the text, and choose which alternative word or phrase fits best in each of the gaps.2. Click on your chosen alternative in the test below.3. When you have finished, click on 'Total score: Check'... more
An excellent EEfree16 October 2016
The Extended Essay that provides the basis for this page was awarded an A. This means that it pretty well fulfilled the expectations that the IB has for how to handle the EE task. It can, therefore be... more
P2 sample 59 October 2016
This sample was written under Mock exam conditions, and is based on questions adapted from two real IB papers.The handout Sample 5 gives the original script, clean and without annotations. more
PR & text types22 September 2016
Students should not waste time and words worrying about the text type while writing the Section B personal response.Yes, yes, I know the rubric says ... "Choose any text type that you have studied in... more
Sequence markersfree9 September 2016
It is important that students structure their texts clearly, and so we teach them Sequence Markers, and warmly recommend that they use them. The result is that very often moreover they end up secondly... more
Nov 2015, reviewed4 September 2016
.For November session schools, the 'new' Subject Guide is no longer new ... apart from the procedure for the Written Assignment, which was changed significantly as from May 2015. It would appear that... more
Guides, reconsideredfree4 September 2016
The new Language B Subject Guide, published in 2011 for first examination in May 2013, is now established. It will form the framework for the teaching of English B for the next seven or eight years: its... more
Specific text type skillsfree3 September 2016
By 'specific skills', I wish to define the kind of approach required for each text type, and the kind of language expected. These can be seen as 'transfer goals' - the term used in the IB's unit plan... more
Advertising fear30 August 2016
In his slim but thought-provoking essay Liquid times, Zygmunt Bauman presents a view of the modern condition of society as 'liquid' - dominated by rapid changes caused by the combination of globalisation... more