International GCSE International GCSEs – what are they? The qualification mainly involves studying the theory of a subject combined with some investigative work. They are usually studied full-time at school or college, taking two years to complete. Adult learners can take evening classes or teach themselves. There are no formal entry requirements and no age limits. International GCSEs are at levels 1 and 2 on the National Qualifications Framework, depending on the grade you get.
25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.
Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present What do you give a country that has 188,000 lakes for a birthday present? Its highest mountain back, obviously. Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the border, gifting its Nordic neighbour a mountain peak that would be the country’s highest point.
Great reading strategies: ‘First lines’ for developing comprehension Throughout the summer I’ve been posting a series of posts looking at communicative classroom reading strategies. I’ve started each post with this little bit of blurb explaining my thinking behind the series, as well as what you can expect to find in each post. Although this is now the sixth post of the series, please feel free to read on (you should probably skip this section if you’ve read my previous entries in the series). As far as I’m concerned, when implementing strategy training of this kind in your classes teacher demonstration, modeling, and follow-up independent practice are all critical factors for success. I’d also say that learner discussion following strategy instruction is also helpful.
Buddhism Buddhism (pronunciation: /ˈbʊdɪzəm/ or /ˈbuːdɪzəm/) is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. Buddhism originated in India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia, whereafter it declined in India during the middle ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada (Pali: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana (Sanskrit: "The Great Vehicle").
Teaching 'The Crucible' With The New York Times Though often considered second best to his “Death of a Salesman” and opening to lukewarm, if not downright hostile, reviews, Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” continues to be mounted and taught worldwide because it speaks to universal fears of social isolation and the unknown – fears especially present in a rapidly changing world, not to mention in the topsy-turvy social order of school. Considering the myriad productions and cross-cultural power of “The Crucible,” Miller wrote: I have wondered if one of the reasons the play continues like this is its symbolic unleashing of the specter of order’s fragility.
ENG 1001: Writing Resources Text only The resources linked below are designed for students in the course and should be especially useful as you are working on writing assignments. The Writing Process Guidelines for All Essays Sample Essays and Checklists These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) how to climb—but some have spent more time doing these things than others. Quiver trees, for example, can live up to 300 years, oaks can live a thousand years, and bristlecone pines and yews can survive for millennia. In 1999, photographer Beth Moon took it upon herself to begin documenting some of these more seasoned trees.
English Books Michael Cunningham — By NightfallGenre: #contemporary_prose_mb Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Clam FAQ!! - The Reef Tank Phyto and Clams: In the first post of this thread it was suggested that Phyto be fed to Maxima clams,.. But it is a long held hobby myth that any clam under 3" should be fed Phyto, by means of the boal feeding method, or by puting a container over the clam and injecting phyto into the container,.. or more simply feeding it directly to the tank. There are certainly plenty of phyto supplements out there,.. and it is proven that clams do eat phyto, but do they need it? Why do we care?
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