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The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance through the wealth of available materials and support, to provide a platform for...

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Using audio with text is the easiest extension from just using text. In its most effective form this consists of a recording being made...

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The 'Text and Activities' method is the most common approach to using fiction and poetry in the classroom. It is low tech in that all...

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The work of Dylan Thomas is meaningful for us in a range of ways. In working with the English language, the writing of Dylan Thomas not...

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Dylan Thomas once noted, late in his all-too-brief life, that “A good poem is a contribution to reality.” Throughout his literary career...

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Dylan Thomas began his now globally recognised career by writing poems. His poetry was published from 1936 until his death in 1953. A...

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Northanger Abbey, like Pride and Prejudice, features a range of characters who behave heroically and those who behave more villainously...

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The last novel that Jane Austen had published was Persuasion.

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Rather like Austen’s most famous novel, this book’s title immediately lets us know that it’s a story about emotion and reason, ethics...

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Like Pride and Prejudice, Emma is a novel that cleverly explores human relationships, and the infinitely varied, day-to-day choices in...

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Mansfield Park is Jane Austen’s third published novel and many readers and scholars think that it is her highest accomplishment.

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When we talk to each other we reveal a great deal about how we think and how we feel about the subject at hand and the world around us...

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Pride and Prejudice is now one of the most well-known literary love stories, with people encountering it either as a novel or a tv...

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Like many novelists, part of what they write about relates to the wider world they see around them.

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Like all characters in fiction, there are those we can think of as heroes and those we can think of as villains.

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Pride and Prejudice is set in a number of rural settings. For much of her life Jane Austen lived at the family home in Chawton in...

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Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and the British Council has been helping to celebrate his 200th birthday. One way that we have done...

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You and your students might already enjoy reading and listening to poetry in your own language and perhaps in English too. Poems are,...

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Our guest walked down the aircraft steps onto the tarmac and was greeted by a small band and a few dancers dressed in traditional...

Creating a class play - literature article
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In this article a teacher reflects on his experiences of creating plays and using them to help motivate students to develop their...

Motivating pupils to read 2 - literature article
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This is the second of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number...

Motivating pupils to read - literature article
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This is the first of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number...