Category Archives: Lang & Lit Tutorials

Ali Smith “Elsewhere”

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. Her books have won and been shortlisted for many awards.  Her recent publications include How To Be Both (2014), winner of the Goldsmiths and Baileys Prize and the Costa Book … Continue reading

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Eveline by James Joyce

Eveline Choose 10 questions to answer (pair work) Describe Eveline’s home life. How does she expect her new life to be different? Is Buenos Aires a symbol? List specific references to dust. What is the significance of the dust image? … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zephaniah´s poetry

Here a poem by this wonderful contemporary poet In pairs, find another poem he has written and share it with the class.

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One Art by E. Bishop

One Art By Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door … Continue reading

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The Danger of a Single Story

Take notes of her main ideas, for example: Let´s work on the worksheet to put ideas and thoughts into motion!!!

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All Across Argentina…by Vicky and Juan

After reading an extract from AUTUMN by Ali Smith, students got inspired and by using the anaphora “All across Argentina”, they prepared this wonderful presentation. All across argentina… from Pato_Ch

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“All across…” (an extract from AUTUMN by Ali Smith)

After reading the following extract: “All across the country, there was misery and rejoicing. All across the country, what had happened whipped about by itself as if a live electric wire had snapped off a pylon in a storm and … Continue reading

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For Heidi with Blue Hair

Let´s discuss this poem together!! There are lots of things to talk about! For Heidi with Blue Hair When you dyed your hair blue (or, at least ultramarine for the clipped sides, with a crest of jet-black spikes on top) you were sent home from school because, as the headmistress put it, … Continue reading

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Overcoming problems and fears

Most of you chose songs in connection to “overcoming problems, fears and obstacles” Take a look at these quotatios. Choose 3 and write a short paragraph saying why you feel identified with them, why you like them and what they … Continue reading

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