Creative writing, English Vocabulary, Essay Writing

Replacing ‘very’ with other words

While ‘very’ has its place in the English language, try this handy list of words and see if you can use a more descriptive alternative.

 

Creative writing, VCE EAL, VCE English

Rewriting a Burial Rites creative response

In this video I rewrite a so-so creative response so that it follows Hannah Kent’s style more closely.

Language Analysis, VCE EAL, VCE English

Language analysis practice #1!

Can you find the main arguments in the below article?

GP rebate: What I do for the $37.05 that no one wants to pay

GPs save Medicare money by keeping people out of hospital.

Photo: Greg Newington, from The Sydney Morning Herald

Creative writing, VCE, VCE EAL, VCE English

A few tips on preparing for that creative SAC

A few tips on preparing for that creative SAC, using The Thing Around Your Neck, All About Eve and Mabo as example texts.

Comparative essay, Essay Writing, School, VCE EAL, VCE English

So you’re studying multi-modal texts?

Comparative essay, Essay Writing, VCE EAL, VCE English

An easy way to prepare for the comparative essay

Themes, VCE, VCE EAL, VCE English

How do I look for themes?

 

English Vocabulary, Grammar

Envy vs Jealous

I was asked to clarify this a week or two ago, so I thought I’d make a video.

 

Grammar, School, Tutor

Some advice about dictionaries

I actually have to explain how to use a paper dictionary to about half of my students, so why not put it in a video?

I hope that was helpful!

~Shirlaine

English Language, English Vocabulary, Essay Writing, Tutor, VCE EAL, VCE English

Word of the week: fanatic

From Oxford Dictionaries:

A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause:

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