A Study Guide for the New Edexcel Igcse Anthology Non-Fiction for the English Language Exam

A Line-By-Line Analysis of the Non-Fiction Prose Extracts with Exam Tips for Success
Author: Josephine Pearce
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541126855
Page: 66
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A guide to mastering the new Edexcel IGCSE Anthology Non-fiction prose extracts, for first examination in 2017, for the English Language exam. This book has a line by line analysis of all the extracts, with a detailed explanation of all the literary techniques. It is a one stop shop with all you need to succeed in the IGCSE English Language exam. The book itself is designed to fit within a student's study folder. It is ideal to work between the anthology and the study notes, giving them everything they need to prepare for the exams. If you buy this, you might also wish to purchase the companion "Study Guide for the New Edexcel IGCSE Anthology Poetry for the Literature Exam," also by Josephine Pearce.

A Study Guide for the New Edexcel Igcse Anthology Poetry for the Literature Exam

A Line by Line Analysis of All the Poems With Exam Tips for Sucess
Author: Josephine Pearce
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537272146
Page: 74
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A Study Guide for the New Edexcel IGCSE Anthology Poetry for the English Literature Exam: A line by line analysis of all the Poems with Exam tips for success. A Guide to mastering the new Edexcel IGCSE Anthology poems for first examination 2017, with line by line analysis of all the poems, helpful hints on how to compare the poems in the exam. This book is a one stop shop with all you need to know to succeed in the IGCSE English Literature exam. The book itself is designed to fit within a student's study folder. It is ideal for students to work between the anthology and the study notes, giving them everything they need to prepare for the exams.

An Edition with Accompanying Study Notes of the Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti for OCR a Level

Author: MS Josephine Pearce,Christina Rossetti
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519201652
Category: Poetry
Page: 56
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A full text edition of the poems of Christina Rossetti chosen by OCR for their A Level syllabus, together with line-by-line readings of each poem. The edition is suitable for A Level as well and undergraduate study at University level.

Edexcel GCSE English Language: Text Anthology

Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Text Anthology
Author: David Grant,Esther Menon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781447982043
Page: 152
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This text anthology will support students working towards the Edexcel GCSE English Language qualification (9-1) and includes over 100 fiction and non-fiction extracts.

An Edition With Notes of Tennyson's Maud

For Ocr As and a Level
Author: Josephine Pearce,Alfred Tennyson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548703646
Page: 122
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This is a gift of an exam text. The edition makes easily accessible Tennyson's poem to A level students of any ability. The work is helpfully laid out with the poem facing explanatory notes on it. The entire edition can also be slotted into an A4 folder for ease of study and classroom discussion. This edition does the preparation for you; all you need to do is guide your students through Tennyson's masterpiece, and wait for the grades to come rolling in come August! This guide was written with the demands of the OCR AS and A Level in mind.

Beyond the Sky and the Earth

A Journey Into Bhutan
Author: Jamie Zeppa
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385674155
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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In the tradition of Iron and Silk and Touch the Dragon, Jamie Zeppa’s memoir of her years in Bhutan is the story of a young woman’s self-discovery in a foreign land. It is also the exciting début of a new voice in travel writing. When she left for the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in 1988, Zeppa was committing herself to two years of teaching and a daunting new experience. A week on a Caribbean beach had been her only previous trip outside Canada; Bhutan was on the other side of the world, one of the most isolated countries in the world known as the last Shangri-La, where little had changed in centuries and visits by foreigners were restricted. Clinging to her bags full of chocolate, hair conditioner and Immodium, she began the biggest challenge of her life, with no idea she would fall in love with the country and with a Bhutanese man, end up spending nine years in Bhutan, and begin a literary career with her account of this transformative journey. At her first posting in a remote village of eastern Bhutan, she is plunged into an overwhelmingly different culture with squalid Third World conditions and an impossible language. Her house has rats and fleas and she refuses to eat the local food, fearing the rampant deadly infections her overly protective grandfather warned her about. Gradually, however, her fear vanishes. She adjusts, begins to laugh, and is captivated by the pristine mountain scenery and the kind students in her grade 2 class. She also begins to discover for herself the spiritual serenity of Buddhism. A transfer to the government college of Sherubtse, where the housing conditions are comparatively luxurious and the students closer to her own age, gives her a deeper awareness of Bhutan’s challenges: the lack of personal privacy, the pressure to conform, and the political tensions. However, her connection to Bhutan intensifies when she falls in love with a student, Tshewang, and finds herself pregnant. After a brief sojourn in Canada to give birth to her son, Pema Dorji, she marries Tshewang and makes Bhutan her home for another four years. Zeppa’s personal essay about her culture shock on arriving in Bhutan won the 1996 CBC/Saturday Night literary competition and appeared in the magazine. She flew home to accept the prize, where people encouraged her to pursue her writing. Her letters from Bhutan also featured on CBC’s Morningside. The book that grew out of this has been published in Canada and the United States to ecstatic reviews, followed by British, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish editions. Although cultural differences finally separated Jamie and Tshewang in 1997 while she was writing the book and she returned to Canada, she will always feel at home in Bhutan. Zeppa shares her compelling insights into this land and culture, but Beyond the Sky and the Earth is more than a travel book. With rich, spellbinding prose and bright humour, it describes a personal journey in which Zeppa acquires a deeper understanding of what it means to leave one’s home behind, and undergoes a spiritual transformation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Desing and Technology

Resistant Materials
Author: Chris Hughes
Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
ISBN: 9781843150206
Category: Design
Page: 96
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This is a learning/revision guide intended to help design and technology GCSE students to remember key information. Each topic has a double page spread with diagrams. It also has GCSE-style questions for exam practice that have progress indicators to show degree of difficulty.

A Passage to Africa

Author: George Alagiah
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 074810903X
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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As a five-year-old, George Alagiah emigrated with his family to Ghana - the first African country to attain independence from the British Empire. A PASSAGE TO AFRICA is Alagiah's shattering catalogue of atrocities crafted into a portrait of Africa that is infused with hope, insight and outrage. In vivid and evocative prose and with a fine eye for detail Alagiah's viewpoint is spiked with the freshness of the young George on his arrival in Ghana, the wonder with which he recounts his first impressions of Africa and the affection with which he dresses his stories of his early family life. A sense of possibility lingers, even though the book is full of uncomfortable truths. It is a book neatly balanced on his integrity and sense of obligation in his role as a writer and reporter. The shock of recognition is always there, but it is the personal element that gives A PASSAGE TO AFRICA its originality. Africa becomes not only a group of nations or a vast continent, but an epic of individual pride and suffering.

The African Trilogy

Things Fall Apart ; No Longer at Ease , [and] Arrow of God
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307592707
Category: Fiction
Page: 513
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Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.

Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Author: Alex Quigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351624539
Category: Education
Page: 204
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As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success. This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students' vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities. Grounded in the very best available evidence into reading development and vocabulary acquisition, Closing the Vocabulary Gap sets out to: help teachers understand the vital role of vocabulary in all learning; share what every teacher needs to know about reading (but was afraid to ask); unveil the intriguing history of words and exactly how they work; reveal the elusive secrets to achieve spelling success; provide strategies for vocabulary development for all teachers of every subject and phase. With engaging anecdotes from the author’s extensive personal teaching experience woven throughout, as well as accessible summaries of relevant research, Alex Quigley has written an invaluable resource suitable for classroom teachers across all phases, literacy leaders and senior leadership teams who wish to close the vocabulary gap.

Poems of the Decade

An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry
Author: Forward Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571325405
Category: English poetry
Page: 208
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Agbabi, Armitage, Burnside, Duffy, Dunmore, Fanthorpe, Heaney, Motion, Nagra, O'Brien and more Poems of the Decade brings together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century.The Forwards are among the world's most coveted poetry honours. They have been awarded annually since 1992 for the Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem published in Britain and Ireland, and the roster of winning, shortlisted and highly commended poets regularly juxtaposes familiar canonical names with fresh voices.This anthology of anthologies draws on the ten Forward Books of Poetry published to accompany the prizes between 2001 and 2010. It is the perfect introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry: works that speak of violence, danger and fear, of love and all that opposes love, in forms of language broken and reshaped by the need to communicate what it is to be alive now, here.'These annual anthologies of the poems in the running for the Forward Prizes remain the best way of encountering the richness that new poetry has to offer.' Daily Telegraph

Anita and Me

Author: Meera Syal
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007378521
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Nine-year-old Meena can’t wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But, as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most.

A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat

In Search of the Ancient Sports of Asia
Author: Emma Levine
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233050416
Category: Travel
Page: 312
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During a seven-year journey around India spent immersing herself in the cricket subculture, author Emma Levine heard about the wonderful game of buzkashi, a kind of anarchic rugby on horseback where teams of men wrestle and race to grab a headless goat and propel it towards goal. This sparked a desire to explore Asia's unique traditional sports. A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat is Emma Levine's absorbing account of her epic adventure, which took her from camel wrestling in Turkey through bull racing in India to traditional gymnastics in Iran, performed to poetry and the beat of a drum. Sometimes she travelled so far off the beaten track that her journeys sometimes took days and she discovered places where western women are such a rare sight that she was mobbed by onlookers. And everywhere she went she met people who act as the guardians of their ancient sports, protecting the traditions that have evolved over generations. While they recount the folklore that surrounds their local pastimes, Emma Levine examines the status of indigenous sports in a world dominated by satellite TV, the web and the likes of Manchester United. Are they sports of the past or sports of the future? evocatively portrays sporting ways of life rarely seen in the western world in such a way as to reveal what it is about sport that makes it so universally inspiring.

Doing English

A Guide for Literature Students
Author: Robert Eaglestone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351707523
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 198
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Doing English presents the ideas and debates that shape how we ‘do’ English today, explaining arguments about the value of literature, the canon, Shakespeare, theory, politics and the subject itself. In his lucid and engaging style, Robert Eaglestone: orients students by encouraging them to think about what they are doing when they study literature; bridges the gap between English at A-level and International Baccalaureate to English in Higher Education by exploring traditional and theoretical approaches to literature and explaining key ideas and trends; explains to students why English, more than any other subject, is the cause of public debate and concern in the media and amongst politicians and educators. This popular and classic guide has been fully updated throughout to take account of recent research, educational changes and current events, and it now includes a chapter called ‘Why Study English?’ – showing how and why the skills taught by English are transferable to a range of careers. This immensely readable book is the ideal introduction to studying English Literature.

Riding the Black Cockatoo

Author: John Danalis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741763568
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 276
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All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult after enrolling in an Indigenous Writing course did he ask his family where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners. This is the compelling story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River more than 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wamba descendants. It is a story of awakening, atonement, forgiveness, and friendship. ""It is as if a whole window into Indigenous culture has blown open, not jus.

Rani And Sukh

Author: Bali Rai
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446498867
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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A powerful and gripping novel that sweeps the reader from modern-day Britain to the Punjab in the 1960s and back again in a ceaseless cycle of tragedy and conflict. 1950s Punjab - a secret affair goes terribly wrong and the bride commits suicide after her lover is attacked by her family. The two families part in violence and conflict. 2004 Leicester - Rani and Sukh fall in love, unaware of the terrible legacy of the past and the conflict between their two families-Can tragedy be averted or will the two young people be able to escape the cycle of violence and draw the families together for the future?

Edexcel Gcse Modern World History

Revision Guide
Author: Ben Walsh,Steve Waugh
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340992210
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 140
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Succeed at Edexcel GCSE Modern World History with this active and effective approach to revision and examination skills. This guide provides all the key content of the Edexcel course, focussed on the requirements and skills needed in your exams. And with exam tips and active revision tasks, you will be on track to reach or exceed your target grade.