Dire Ambition: Course Outline

I am in blood / Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o’er.

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Our first text in our study of Dire Ambition is William Skakespeare’s “Macbeth”. One of the world’s most famous studies of the corrupting effects of ambition and power.

NCEA 1.5 – Formal Writing – Spoken Language Study

This task is a culmination of our study of our own spoken and text language. This is an opportunity to explore the techniques of language, structure and conventions of oral language that underpin the rapid and innovative changes we’re seeing in our interpersonal communication

Spoken Language Study: Example of an analytical paragraph

  Second example of an analytical paragraph: Whilst many are critical of the modifications to standard English that many, particularly young, people make when they speak and communicate online; I contend that these language effects

Spoken Language Study

A study of the relationship between how we speak, how we write and the field between: How we communicate online

Spoken Language Transcript Practice

Today we will be exploring live spoken conversation – and generating our own transcripts. Watch this short video excerpt (from the film “FIT”) and try to write your own transcript of the conversation. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark”

Spoken Language Sample

In pairs or trios, find a quiet space and engage in a conversation about a controversial, or contentious topic – preferably one that you might commonly expect to discuss.

An Introduction

As part of the set-up of the year, you have been asked to write a personal introduction. WHERE: On your blogWHEN: By English on Monday 11 February The purpose of this introduction is manifold, however

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