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Playing with letters

Custom Glitter Text

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Our best challenge!

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Great Speech : Steve jobs

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Let`s enjoy !!

Viaje a UK

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Communicating with each other.

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General Knowledge Competition

We are  organising a general knowledge competition for July 11th ! What a date ! We will divide it into two different levels , Senior 1 and 2 and  Seniors 3, 4 and 5.   Every teacher will have to prepare 10 questions for each category. Think of interesting general questions , I will be adding questions on geography , politics, economy and other subjects.  Students will  be given different links and sources to study from !

I hope we all have a great time !


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Tips for AS

As Language and Literature (By Patricia Chujman)

Syllabus aims

The syllabus aims to develop:

  • A critical and informed response to writing in a range of forms, styles and contexts.
  • The interdependent skills of reading, analysis and communication.
  • Effective and appropriate communication.

Assessment objectives

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • The ability to read with understanding written material in a variety of forms, and to comment on its effectiveness. (L)
  • A knowledge and understanding of the features of English language. (L and Lit)
  • The ability to write clearly, accurately and effectively for a particular purpose or audience. (L and Lit)


Paper 2 – Composition (2 hours)

The paper is divided into two sections:

Section A: Narrative/Descriptive/Imaginative Writing

Section B: Discursive/Argumentative Writing.

Each section has a choice of four composition tasks:

  • Candidates choose two tasks, one taken from each section.
  • Questions carry equal marks.
  • Candidates should write between 600–900 words for each composition.
  • In both sections, candidates must use language accurately, in an appropriate style, clearly presented.


  • In Section A candidates must show they can write an imaginative piece, using language to create deliberate effects, such as a mood or a character.


  • In Section B candidates must show they are able to construct an argument, presenting a view or views clearly, coherently and persuasively.


Dictionaries may not be used.

Exam Tips

  • Answer the essay question. If you have written half an essay and you have not answered the question, it is wrong! All the time go back to the nature of the question! (Off subject is very common)
  • Avoid long paragraphs so as not to lose control of the story.
  • Avoid choosing too many settings and places.
  • Students should write stories that make sense, with ideas that connected, using appropriate words and phrases. Students must control the story and its structure.
  • Students must take into account the reader-audience. They can write: My audience is educated people/This article is for sixteen year old people.
  • When given a topic, choose 6 ideas, cross out 5!
  • Don’t write the obvious thing! Be different; be original! (Don’t base your ideas on movies)
  • Students should achieve the task and NOT a number of words. (Don’t be wordy; forget about counting words)
  • Advice students on what question to answer. (A or B) Tell them what they are best at.
  • Students should write close to their experience and emotions. This is a real winner!
  • Engage readers!
  • Avoid ending: It’s all been a dream!
  • Don’t finish the story when it is NOT required and in this way you avoid unoriginal endings that lower your mark!
  • Expose students to at least 10 short stories before they set down to write a story.
  • Students should produce a literary short story (write about human relationships, don’t tell a plot)
  • Accuracy is important for Language but not for Literature.


Discursive or Argumentative Writing Special Tips

  • Planning is essential.
  • Organization gives candidates marks.
  • Have at least 4-5 developing paragraphs.
  • Use examples.
  • Writing can be personal or impersonal.
  • Use connectors (they oil academic writing)
  • Ideas are not criticized as long as candidates are reasonable and persuasive.
  • NO moral judgment.


Paper 9 – Poetry, prose and drama (2 hours)

Candidates answer on two texts: one question on each of two different texts, from two sections.

  • An essay question and a passage-based question are set on each text.
  • In all answers, candidates must show understanding of the text and an informed independent opinion; they must communicate these clearly and appropriately.

Questions will test candidates’ understanding of the ways in which writers’ choices of form, structure and language shape meanings.

  • How parts of the text relate to the work as a whole,
  • The effective use of narrative methods,
  • The style and language of texts.


Texts may not be taken into the examination room.

Dictionaries may not be used.


Exam Tips


  • Don’t be frightened to write as you.
  • Be interesting.
  • Slips of the pen don’t count.
  • Background knowledge of the writer does not count.
  • Candidates must have knowledge and understanding of the text.
  • Candidates must show coherent and clear points about literary matters.
  • Use a Method to write; show you know what to do.
  • Go into details and then describe the whole picture.
  • If students can not read texts on their own, they should do Question A and not B.
  • B questions: the passage must be the centre of the essay (not the whole text)
  • Candidates must write good introductions and use quotations.
  • Quotations show understanding. Don’t speculate, use evidence. If you don’t remember quotations, use clear reference to moments.
  • Don’t describe or narrate what’s going on; show analysis.
  • Don’t write paragraphs that don’t say anything. (No points will be given) Every sentence must be key to what you want to say.
  • The introduction must be your conclusion. What you promise in your introduction is what you must write about.
  • Use discourse markers, focus on structure and diction.



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Vocabulary / Synonyms



You are all wellcome to share similar lists of synonyms so that we teach students to use variety of words !

If you come across a paragraph where you find some of these words,  please upload it so that we can use it as a sample text.

Expressions about Rain

It’s only a shower.

It’s pouring.

It’s bucketing down.

We’d better run for it.

I’m soaked to the skin.

I’m drenched.

Looks like rain.

We could do with some rain



What about uploading paragraphs describing the weather ?


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