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Is performance always artifice?

Yesterday I wrote a post examining the roles of “tradition”, asking what they mean and how “tradition” or “folk song/story/art” is an active process as well as a preservation or reenactment of historical tradition. 1,123 more words

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Pronunciation Pickles: the '-ed' sound

Welcome to our new series of posts on pronunciation! English pronunciation (let’s face it, the word itself is a pain to pronounce), can provoke problems for even the most persistent of pupils. 578 more words

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Autumn Leaves.

We have been learning to describe autumn leaves. We used our senses to help us find new words. Can you think of any adjectives which describe an autumn leaf?



Today we went to the woodland to collect seeds. What does a seed do?


Countries Around The World

We learned about countries around the world and their names. We drew a big map on the playground. We told our friend to move to a country. 6 more words


The 5 things you do in English that you might not know have actual, technical names

And so, it’s happened. It happened to The Huffington Post. It happened to The Guardian. And now it’s happened to us, too. Oh, how the mighty (!) have fallen. 1,597 more words


Are you bored or are you boring?

-ED or -ING?

The confusion between -ed and -ing adjectives can be a problem for lots of English learners. The rule is fairly simple, so let’s take a look: 392 more words

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