Essay Writing, Themes, VCE EAL, VCE English

Mabo: themes

Here’s a super handy outline of the themes you’ll find in Rachael Perkin’s film Mabo.
Rachael Perkins, Mabo
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

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.


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:

Continue reading “Word of the week: fanatic”

English Language, School, Tutor, VCE EAL, VCE English

How to find a good tutor

Finding a good tutor is like finding a needle in a haystack. Image credit: Feature FM

Finding a good tutor can be a bit of gamble: a good ATAR doesn’t automatically translate into a good tutor, going to a ‘good’ school also guarantees very little. So what can you do as a student/parent?  Continue reading “How to find a good tutor”

Essay Writing, VCE EAL, VCE English

How to revise for your English/EAL exam

The English/EAL exam is always a bit tricky to prepare for because, well, how to you study a skill?  Continue reading “How to revise for your English/EAL exam”

English Language

English Language 2014 Exam

I have found the text they used for Section A in 2014’s exam. Here’s the link.

And here is the exam paper and examiner’s report:

You’re welcome! =)