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How NOT to write: Allergies
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How NOT to write: Allergies

Following the Peter Rabbit movie’s allergy bullying scene, allergies have been a hot conversation topic. While some people can’t fully grasp the terrifying nature of this scene, this just exposes a deeper issue. Like many other health issues and disabilities, there isn’t enough understanding of food allergies, despite the 21 million people in the UK alone … Continue reading

Revision: Language and Politeness
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Revision: Language and Politeness

Following our current trend of revision posts, we thought we’d cram in as much English Language as possible before the first exam on Wednesday. If you’re revising for component one, you may also find yesterday’s language acquisition post useful. Facework Most concepts about politeness focus on the idea of face; our public self-image that conversations need … Continue reading

Becoming Cultured
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Becoming Cultured

Whether real or fictional, cultures create a point of reference for your character’s thoughts and feelings. If you’ve ever been abroad, you’ll probably have spotted the differences in other cultures straight away. Even countries with similar backgrounds or origins will have developed clear differences. So how can you construct a culture that affects your varied … Continue reading