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Choose Your Words Carefully.

There were clouds down by the river today. It had been a hot summer and the clouds came as a shock after endless days of bright, blue skies and sunshine. The clouds brought to mind ‘Both Sides Now’, written by Canadian songwriter, Joni Mitchell, in 1969, in which she reflects on the different ways of…

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Be Your Own Google

We all like to look our best, play our best, and be our best. It’s human nature. But try just a little too hard to impress and it can backfire. Your GCSE English exams are no different, especially when it comes to vocabulary choices. Here are a couple of examples from a Year 11 student…

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Shooting the Breeze

Finding myself on an unexpected trip to Spain last week to assist with a family medical emergency, I ordered my usual – cup of tea and a KitKat – as the EasyJet aircraft soared high across the cold dusk of a late November evening. A short while later, I heard a lot of laughter from…

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