Welcome to GCSE English Revision Resources!

 

Helping GCSE students achieve the highest marks in English Language and Literature with easy-to-follow resources.

 

The reason behind the blog 🙂

Studying English is more than analysing verbs and Shakespeare. English is a social navigator – a vehicle of self-expression and social manipulation – where each letter, word and punctuation mark has the power to influence society…

 

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The person behind the blog…

As an English Teacher, I’m passionate about exposing the subtle ways that language relentlessly continues to influence society across texts and periods.

 

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A crucial aspect in acing the GCSE English exams is explaining the relationship between language and society:

  • Breakdown when writers craftily use language to influence readers’ opinions of characters, social attitudes and future actions.

Each simple yet effective English Language, Literature and Grammar resource uncovers small ways that language powerfully shapes society over time.

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  1. Hi, I want to write a story with informal language, the character can’t speak English very well. How can I make the reader understand that I have not made a spelling error, just my character talks in slag? I have done some sentences already leaving an apostrophe after the slang word. Is this the way to express informal speech?
    E.G – “Well, it’s just I’m older dan’ ooh’. By a couple years yeah, yeah dat’ right innit?”
    This is some speech said by a person, is this clear to a reader that they speak informally?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Gigi, that’s a great question!

      Including direct speech (especially slang) is a great way of exposing your character’s individual identity.

      To make sure that your readers realise that the slang is the speech of the character – not the writer – do ensure that the speech is surrounded with speech marks (e.g. Within the four dark walls of detention, one long girl relentlessly muttered, “I wanna get outta here!”.

      Here are some other examples of spoken language that you may include in your speech marks:

      Contracted forms: can’t, don’t, ‘isn’t’ ((instead of cannot, do not, is it not’

      Blends: Wanna (want to), dunno (don’t know), innit (isn’t it), outta (out of)

      Apostrophes: “‘ere” (here)

      Informal greetings/interactions: “Heya”, “see ya”, “how you doing?”.

      Direct language: “you”, “me”, “I”, “us”

      Questions/exclamations/imperatives: “How can this be happening?”, “I love this! “Get me out of here!”

      Hope this helps, thanks for reading! 🙂

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