EXPOSITION IN A NOVEL

The exposition of a story is its starting point. The opening lines of a novel, the initial scene of a play or the opening shot of a movie all set the mood for the audience. You could say that authors manage the audience’s expectations in the exposition from the first words. There are a few…

TUESDAY 18 AUGUST – LIBRARY

Gentlemen, Today you will work on the preparation of your oral analysis. You will have the whole period of class to start and finish arranging your ideas in a power point or prezi so that you are ready to present next class (Thursday 20). Use the same format that you followed for the written analysis. Add…

Project

Objective: to create music based on poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Grouping: 3 bands STEPS 1. Read the poems, choose one of them to start creating music. 2. To create or compose the lyrics of the song you can: A. Use the poem entirely B. Paraphrase the poem C. Create new lyrics based on the…

Virginia Woolf – Life and Work

Virginia Woolf WHERE WERE GREAT BOOKS WERE BORN Built out of a wooden toolshed, the small writing room in which Virginia Woolf penned many of her most famous novels stood in the garden of a house she bought with her husband Leonard in 1919. An important rural gathering place for the Bloomsbury Group, Monk’s House…

British Week 2015: ¿Cuál es tu actividad favorita?

Originally posted on Mackayzine:
Entre el 6 y el 10 de julio, el Departamento de Inglés llevará a cabo una serie de actividades para celebrar la tradición británica de nuestro colegio y entregar oportunidades de aprendizaje que involucran la música, la expresión gráfica, la cocina y, por supuesto, la cultura. A continuación les presentamos las…

Britishness – Stereotypes

Learning from the media and talking to older people, we pick up a lot of stereotypes about other nations. In every country there are plenty of stereotypes about residents but most of them are untrue and very wrongful. What are the first three things which come into your mind when you hear the words ‘England’…

Critical Study: Atonement by Ian McEwan

REFLECTION POINT Over the course of McEwan’s perspective- shifting narrative, we find characters, again and again, realizing that they are bounded by otherness, by other minds with their own plans, their own interiori- ties, their own ways of perceiving the world. Early in the novel, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, while alone in her room, wonders whether…

WRITTEN TASKS

Written task 1 Here is a summary of what you will want to look for in each criterion at both SL and HL. A handy print out for assessing student work is also provided. For the actual descriptors, we refer you to the IB Language A: Language and Literature guide. Criterion A – Rationale –…

Types of texts and their characteristics

The Language A: Language and Literature guide suggests we study a range of text types. ‘Deconstructing texts’, as we call it, is one way of exploring the structural conventions of various text types. In this section we ask ourselves: “What kinds of features contribute to the text’s structure? If you are preparing a written task…