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English Language & Literature summer work

Overview

Welcome to English Language and Literature! 

The work

As we start with the Voices Anthology at the start of September, we would like you to read and analyse the first two article texts by Ian Birrell and Charlie Brooker.

We would also like you to write a paragraph in response to two tasks. These should get you thinking analytically about the articles and some of the core concepts of this section of the course.

Task:

A: Please read the articles by Charlie Brooker and Ian Birrell (Articles to Read)and the guide to conventions of articles (Articles Conventions)

B: Write a paragraph in response to each of the following questions: Compare how Brooker and Birrell use language to create a sense of voice (or personality) in the articles to fit the purpose of the text. Compare the ways Booker and Birrell use the conventions of the article genre to appeal to their readers and achieve the purpose of their respective texts.

Digital resources

Please refer to these digital resources as part of your Summer Work preparation.

Recommended course book

Book title

THE GREAT GATSBY | F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (Penguin Modern Classics, 2000)

ISBN

9780141182636

Digital version

Yes

Book title

THE WHITSUN WEDDINGS, PHILIP LARKIN (FABER, 2001)

ISBN

9780571097104

Digital version

Yes

Book title

ALL MY SONS, ARTHUR MILLER (PENGUIN CLASSICS, 2009)

ISBN

9780141189970

Digital version

Yes

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