Purple Hibiscus: Tier 2 Vocabulary

  Vocabulary Definition 1 Penitent Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds 2 Lineage Tracking of direct descent and ancestry usually for pedigree 3 Reverence A feeling of profound respect for someone or something 4 Benevolence Kind and fair with power 5 Disconsolately Grief-stricken loneliness 6 Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native... Continue Reading →

Legacy of the UAE: What If

Read the poem below and record a voiceover or film yourselves speaking about what you think the main message of the poem is. In your recordings cover the following areas: Read the poem out loud Why is December 2nd, 1971 a significant date? What changes have taken place in the UAE since then? Have the... Continue Reading →

Legacy of the UAE: Founding Father

Active Mission: You can use the internet to look up any famous/inspirational quotes by the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed, regarding his hopes and aspirations for the UAE. Alternatively, visit Ms Husein and use the book below as part of your project. Select between 1-2 quotations to explore in more detail. Take... Continue Reading →

Poems of the Decade: Homework Schedule

  Week 1: Watch ‘The Deliverer’ A-level Literature Playlist   Week 2: Essay: How is suffering presented within the Poems of the Decade collection? 1000 words Watch ‘Giuseppe’ A-level Literature Playlist   Week 3: Watch ‘Out of the Bag’ A-level Literature Playlist     Week 4: Essay: How is the memory or identity depicted in... Continue Reading →

ESL Resources by Topic: Sport and Leisure

Sport & Leisure English as a Second Language: Extreme Sports Homework Study Schedule Reading Skills: NEF Sport Results When you hear the final whistle Holiday changed my life Ready to Write 3 p. 181 Test Your Reading Holiday Brochure p. 52 National Geographic Close-up Student Book C1 Sports Crazy p. 121-132 What a World 2... Continue Reading →

How are themes of colonialism, freedom and tyranny presented in the opening chapters of ‘Purple Hibiscus’?

Chimamanda Adichie attempts to “delve into the violence, corruption, and hopelessness of Nigeria…under Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha”[1] through the mirroring of Kambili’s father as well as the burgeoning development of Kambili herself. Which is, indirectly, in conflict with this restrictive regime both externally as a representation of Nigeria’s post-colonial civil wars and internally,... Continue Reading →

Exemplar Essay: How does Dickens present Pip’s characterisation throughout ‘Great Expectations’?

Initially, Pip is depicted as the most vulnerable, timid and wildly imaginative characters in the serialized Bildungsroman ‘Great Expectations’. The analytical retrospective narrative of young “childish” p.4 Pip from that of his older, experienced self, offers a unique perspective into his emotions as well as acting as a quasi-autobiographical parallel to Dickens’ own experiences. Written... Continue Reading →

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