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​Tried listening to Literature Podcasts yet?

​Tried listening to Literature Podcasts yet?

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Here Chris Barcock Chief Examiner was very keen to develop resources exploring the most common mistakes he sees in A Level scripts. In conjunction with detailed guides these thorough resources help your students not to fall into common pitfalls. The common mistakes waste time in an exam and offer very few if any marks and cause examiners to bang their heads against the nearest wall.

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Tried listening to Literature Podcasts yet?

The History of Literature on The Great Gatsby

Do you listen to podcasts? I have referred to The History of Literature before honestly the podcast on The Great Gatsby is beautiful.

We can listen to it on the bus in the car and walking the dog. In this time of uncertainty and personal connections increasingly complex listening to an expert offering his perspective. He tells us that ‘the book is short 55,000 words. Fitzgerald had in mind something new’. The presenter, Jack Wilson, sounds rambling and soft and is so easy to listen to.

Full of contextual details and history of the text. He sometimes responds to listeners questions about texts not related to the podcast then ties music, history and particularly loves the language; focus on specific words and combinations. ‘Fitzgerald sometimes puts italics in words to emphasise the pronunciation of words by characters’.

I can highly recommend it when looking for something soothing without gong bells.

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