The Land of the Enlightened

26 03 2021

1. Imagine the next scene in no more than 50 words ūüėČ

2. What is the cartoon’s message? Click on the pic to read more about English colonization.

3. How far is this depiction of the Natives influenced by the “noble savage” myth? Read more HERE.

3. To what extent does this song relate to the movie clips above? Study the lyrics HERE.




Asking for mercy

9 03 2021

1. “Would you call this a man?”

2. Learn about the writer and his journey. Read HERE a passage from his book.

3. List the different steps and say why the process has come under criticism.

4. She argues that “law should be a tool for social change,” but who is Letitia James?¬†




Justice vs Retribution

16 01 2021

Your task: “Write up the script to your own trial or jury deliberation scene and then act it out!”

1. What is the significance of the scene? Read more HERE. 

2. How does art educate us? Read more about the song HERE.

3. Is this justice? What purpose does it serve? Read more HERE.

4. What’s a heretic? And what is a martyr? Read more HERE.

5. What lessons can we take away from these trials? Read more HERE. 

 




Fighting sexism through art

15 01 2021

1. Your task: “Make a presentation honoring a female artist (collective) who has fought for women’s rights.”

2. What makes the novel’s heroine so central in Victorian literature? Read more HERE.

3. Why is Jane Eyre not a conventional Victorian heroine?

 




Ordinary is just what you are used to

26 11 2020

1. Read along as you listen to the audiobook (Chapter 4 starts at 28:52). Use this MIND MAP for your analysis.

2. What are the brutal realities of the tale? Recap the main characters and roles HERE.

3. ‘There’s nothing in the book that hasn’t already happened.’¬† The reality behind the fiction.




The Handamaid’s Tale: The opening

11 10 2020

1. Listen to the audio recording of the first chapter. Read along as you listen HERE. 

2. Watch the trailer and list any dystopian elements you can spot (consider the voiceover, images and dialog). 

3. Margaret Atwood’s chilling vision of a dystopian regime has captured readers’ imaginations since its publication in 1985. What explains its success? Try the QUIZ.




Develop your English listening skills

11 10 2020

1. Watch this for some great tips. You can also visit their site for more. 

2. Listen for effective tips that you can use to improve your English listening skills.

3. Time for a bit of practice. Listen up to 1:35 and try to recap what you understand. Use this HELP. 

4. Can you sum up the message of this clip? Use this PAGE for help.

5. Sum up the story including enough detail. You can find some help HERE.  




Main oral exam preparation

9 10 2020

1. Training for the exam. Find more tips HERE and HERE.

2. What questions to choose? 

3. Asking better questions.




Fitting in

1 10 2020

1. What were Angie Thomas’s reasons for writing ‘On The Come Up’? Read more HERE.

2. Watch the trailer. Can you sum up the story? 

3. Learn more on the backstory of how the movie came to life.




Crossing Boundaries

24 09 2020

YOUR TASK: Imagine an interview with one of the two authors mentioned below. Focus on their reasons for creating their characters.

1.¬†Watch the video and take down notes about elements relating to the writer’s biography, her narrative style or techniques and the literary devices she used in this short story. Study an excerpt HERE.

2. What do we learn about the Indian caste system and the destinies of the boys and girls mentioned? How can activists help solve these problems?