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Complex Sentences: Adding Details about Comparisons and Limits

Complex Sentences: Adding Details about Comparisons and Limits

Grammar for Writing

When expressing your opinion in a discussion, you want to show the links between your opinions and the arguments or evidence that support them. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses and explains how arranging...Show More
Complex Sentences: Providing Information About the Place of an Event

Complex Sentences: Providing Information About the Place of an Event

Grammar for Writing

Descriptions of where an event, action or process happened are crucial for writing detailed and engaging recounts. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and how to use subordinating conjunctions of place to...Show More
Complex Sentences: Providing Information About the Time of an Event

Complex Sentences: Providing Information About the Time of an Event

Grammar for Writing

Describing the timing of an event, action or process is essential when writing a detailed and engaging recount. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and how to use subordinating conjunctions of time to provide...Show More
Complex Sentences: Explaining Conditions Related to Scientific or Technical Processes

Complex Sentences: Explaining Conditions Related to Scientific or Technical Processes

Grammar for Writing

Scientific and technical texts need to have effective explanations to explain why something happens or how it works. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and the importance of using the right subordinating...Show More
Complex Sentences: Adding Detail About the Conditions Related to Processes

Complex Sentences: Adding Detail About the Conditions Related to Processes

Grammar for Writing

When writing a job application, you might want to address certain conditions while drawing attention away from your limitations and towards your strengths. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and how to use...Show More
Complex Sentences: Providing Detailed information about a Main Idea and Showing the Condition Under Which it Occurs

Complex Sentences: Providing Detailed information about a Main Idea and Showing the Condition Under Which it Occurs

Grammar for Writing

When writing about scientific or technical topics, your explanations should provide readers with precise and detailed information. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and how to use subordinating conjunctions...Show More
Complex Sentences: Changing the Order of Clauses to Focus on Supporting Evidence

Complex Sentences: Changing the Order of Clauses to Focus on Supporting Evidence

Grammar for Writing

In an exposition, whether you want your reader to focus more on your opinions or your reasons might vary. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses and explains how arranging their order differently in a sentence can...Show More
Complex Sentences: Providing Supporting Arguments or Evidence

Complex Sentences: Providing Supporting Arguments or Evidence

Grammar for Writing

When writing an exposition, it’s easier to get your audience to agree with your opinions if you have arguments or evidence to support them. This video introduces the concepts of independent and dependent clauses, and how to use subordinating...Show More
Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Directions

Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Directions

Grammar for Writing

When writing procedural texts, it can be tricky to make your instructions both clear and detailed and it’s important to connect related ideas. This video covers how to combine simple commands into compound sentences, using the coordinating...Show More
Compound Sentences: Building Detailed Descriptions

Compound Sentences: Building Detailed Descriptions

Grammar for Writing

To create detailed profiles of people and places that sound fluid and fluent, it’s important to show the relationships between simple descriptions. This video covers how to combine simple sentences into compound sentences, using the...Show More
Building Paragraphs 2

Building Paragraphs 2

Powering through Prose: 1984

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate to...Show More
Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Flying through Film: Billy Elliot

Be inspired by a Northern English working-class lad who defies the odds! This lesson explores the theme of Poverty and Social Class in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover how Billy pursues his love of ballet despite his family’s...Show More
Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Ethics in Action

Should parents be given the choice to edit the genes of their unborn children? Or should this practice remain outlawed? This video looks at the arguments for both sides, discussing the He Jiankui affair and CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explaining...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 87–110

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 87–110

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 87-110 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We are projected into future scenarios as Prufrock speculates over the possible consequences of asking a woman his ‘overwhelming...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 111–131

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 111–131

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In our final lesson on T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, we analyse lines 111-131. Find out how Prufrock resolves his dilemma and prepares himself for the future. As always, we make this challenging poem stress-free with...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 70–86

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 70–86

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us as we continue our close analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson we’ll look at lines 70-86 which reveal Prufrock’s existential angst. This part of the poem contains some of the most famous...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 55–69

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 55–69

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we celebrate reaching the half-way point in our analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We will recap key points from previous lessons before we move on to look at lines 55-59. We enlist the help of...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 15–36

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 15–36

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 15-36 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. Enjoy this relatable and thought-provoking journey into the mind of J. Alfred Prufrock as he struggles with anxiety and indecision. Learn all...Show More
Preludes 2 and 3

Preludes 2 and 3

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

We continue our journey through T.S. Eliot’s vivid streetscape in Preludes 2 and 3 of his quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Experience the morning bustle of bleary-eyed city-dwellers as light struggles to break through the darkness. We’ll...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 1–14

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 1–14

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Are you ready to perfect your understanding of one of the most important poems of the 20th century? Join us for a rigorous and entertaining analysis of the epigraph and lines 1-14 of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred...Show More
Prelude 1

Prelude 1

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Enjoy this detailed analysis of Prelude 1 of T.S. Eliot’s famous quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Grab your notes as we guide you through this opening Prelude, filled with the wintry sights and smells of a nameless city in the early 1900s.
Introduction to T.S. Eliot

Introduction to T.S. Eliot

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

It is our pleasure to introduce one of the most important poets of the English-speaking canon: T.S. Eliot. Learn about his background, context and how he became the ‘voice of the Lost Generation’. We’ll also discuss Modernism and some key...Show More
Prelude 4

Prelude 4

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us for the conclusion of our urban wanderings as we analyse Prelude 4 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘Preludes’. As the sun sets, there is an unexpected vision on the horizon. Is there hope for this corrupted metropolis?
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 37–54

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 37–54

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us as we continue our detailed analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson, we will look at lines 37-54, examining T.S. Eliot’s use of poetic form and language to portray a man in crisis.
Should We All Be Vegetarians?

Should We All Be Vegetarians?

Ethics in Action

Should everyone on the planet become vegetarian, and is it even possible? Or is eating meat an essential part of human evolution? This video looks at the arguments for all sides, giving a brief history of vegetarianism, and discussing the ethical...Show More