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A new edition of Don Schiach's bestselling grammar guide, this classroom favourite has been updated with fresh examples and a modern look. It includes targeted skills support for students of all abilities and is an ideal resource for the new curriculum.
'Grammar to 14' features a comprehensive overview of all aspects of grammar, spelling and punctuation in the National Curriculum for English syllabus and the Key Stage 3 tests.
American Drama 1900-1990 is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series. It is designed to support the needs of advanced level students of English literature. Each title in the series has the quality, content and level endorsed by the OCR examination board. However, the texts provide the background and focus suitable for any examination board at advanced level.The series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature. Each book adopts an interactive approach and provides the background for understanding the significance of literary, historical and social contexts. Students are encouraged to investigate different interpretations that may be applied to literary texts by different readers, through a variety of activities and questions, the use of study aids, such as chronologies and glossaries, and the inclusion of anthology sections to exemplify issues.
This text is an introduction to the basic rules and conventions governing the use of written English for communication and includes examples, exercises and activities. It is designed for those re-taking examinations or hoping to improve their communication skills for qualification and employment purposes.;It starts with a self-assessment questionnaire to establish user's strengths and weaknesses and guide him/her to appropriate chapters. Subsequent chapters tackle various rules and conventions with each chapter including examples taken from everyday sources and a range of realistic checkpoint exercises and activities. A chapter of further activities gives additional opportunities for practice and revision. A checklist of the 250 most commonly misspelled words is provided, as are the answers to exercises and activities where appropriate.
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt to challenge the domination of the Hollywood film. Many saw the 1940s as the Golden Age of British cinema with directors such as Carol Reed and Michael Powell leading the way in establishing British cinema as worthy of serious consideration. From then on there were as many troughs as there were triumphs, but the industry continues to produce the odd masterpiece to extend the great tradition.
The skill of good essay writing is essential if you are to achieve the kind of grades you want in the courses you are studying. This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. This book will take you step by step from your opening to your closing paragraph, so that you focus your thoughts on answering the assignment appropriately and relevantly. It also contains ten sample essays and useful chapters on grammar, accuracy and spelling. Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Planning Your Essay; 2. The Opening Paragraph; 3. The Body of the Essay; 4. The Closing Paragraph; 5. Summary of Essay Structure; 6. Sample Essay 1: A Discursive Essay; 7. Sample Essay 2: Literature; 8. Sample Essay 3: Writing about Poetry; 9. Sample Essay 4: Another Essay on a Poem; 10. Sample Essay 5: a Media Studies Essay; 11. Sample Essay 6: History; 12. Sample Essay 7: Writing About a Novel; 13. Sample Essay 8: Writing in Response to a Critical Thinking Task; 14. Sample Essay 9: A Film Studies Essay; 15. Sample Essay 10: A Politics Essay; 16. Grammar and Accuracy; 17. Spelling; 18. Bibliographics and Reference Lists; 19. Examinations; Answers to Practice Sections; Index.
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