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English Language

Independent Learning Tasks in English Language  
 

  1. Read the editorial section of any broadsheet newspaper and make notes on the persuasive devices used by the writer. If you can compare this with a tabloid editorial on the same subject, all the better!  
  2. Read any articles, sections of books by Steven Pinker or David Crystal. The library stocks plenty. These are highly readable and will give you a background knowledge of this subject.  
  3. Read articles in ‘The Daily Mail’ and compare them with The Guardian - available in the library, and analyse them for use of language: how has the writer of the article used language to promote a certain point of view or perspective?  
  4. Go on the British Library website. Once you’re on the home page, select Learning. Follow the links to many articles and features about English language, especially sections on accent and dialect as background for your exam.