Poetry Day: 10 British Actors Read 10 British Poems Today is National Poetry Day (October 2) in the UK, and the Brits have always done pretty well at providing the world with poems and people who are good at reading poems, here are 10 poetic moments, provided by some of our favorite actors and actresses. Starting with Benedict Cumberbatch reading “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats: And, getting our Anglophenia big two out of the way early, here’s Tom Hiddleston reading W.H. Auden’s “As I Walked Out One Evening,” which uses the folk ballad tradition to draw comparisons between the streets of a city and the fields of the country, with the city clock reminding one and all that natures cycles of birth and death are never too far away:
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The Poetry of 'Doctor Who' Shakespeare is stuck for a rhyme for TARDIS. Poetry has come to play a large part in the way Doctor Who tells a story. If, for example, you wish to add an unsettling undercurrent to a cozy situation, why not have some children recited an eerily specific poem in a spooky way? Or sing a little song with dark lyrics? And if you want to suggest gravitas, simply throw in an apposite quote from some classic verse. Both approaches suggest that the events that are about to unfold were always going to unfold, because in the future (or the past, the Doctor gets about), they are already legendary. About the Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) - ISLC The TEEP is a test of proficiency in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), for students whose first language is not English, and who are planning to study a degree programme at a UK University. The TEEP is an established test which has been developed over a number of years at the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading. Advantages of the TEEP designed specifically for university study, not other purposes the test is designed to give minimum stress to candidates: a single topic throughout, and straightforward question types the reading, listening and writing sections are topic-linked, just like most university study the speaking test is also topic-linked, with preparation time included the speaking test gives the opportunity to talk individually, and discuss with a partner high standards of marking: everything is double-marked and moderated results available within 10 days TEEP and Pre-sessional English
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