The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.
"And nothing is, but what is not." Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters' words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare's complex psychological tragedy.
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Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, sometimes known more simply as Jekyll and Hyde, has enthralled and horrified listeners for over a century, so much so that the novella has impacted our natural language, with the phrase Jekyll and Hyde coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. It is a classic to study for GCSE and is full of complexities that need to be understood.
In this study guide we narrate and analyse all 15 poems in the the AQA Power and Conflict poetry anthology to prepare those who are studying for their English Literature GCSE. Written by Rebecca Kleanthous, an English teacher and an examiner who specialises in poetry, this series will enable you to understand the themes and ideas across the poems, analyses the techniques used by the poets, including language and structure and provides suitable comparisons with other poems within the cluster.
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. The poetry of Shakespeare's star crossed lovers is poignantly performed and expertly explained in this unique production: "Passion lends them power."
Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance, with comprehensive commentary and analysis, enabling students to fully understand and appreciate the play. Judge for yourself whether Lear is "a man more sinned against than sinning" in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare's most cruel and violent tragedy.
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Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed. From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets.
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In John Steinbeck's classic novella, we see two friends working through the farmlands in California during the time of the Great Depression. In this study guide for GCSE, we examine Of Mice and Men in detail, looking at the myriad of themes involved, the key characters, its context, the structure and the setting as well as giving a detailed step-by-step guide to each chapter, so you can easily follow the book and to prepare you for your exams.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step-by-step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide, with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis to allow any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Meet literature's greatest villain in this tragedy, fuelled by jealous rage. Journey into the twisted mind of Iago, who freely admits, "I am not what I am", and truly get under the skin of this wondrous play.
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This series, written by Charlotte Unsworth, a prolific blogger on English literature and English teacher at Skipton Girls High School, will examine each of the 15 poems you are required to study across AQA's Love and Relationships poetry anthology for GCSE. From Seamus Heaney's 'Follower' to Charlotte Mew's 'The Farmer's Bride', each poem will be fully examined, looking at structure, form and language so that you will gain an in-depth understanding of all the aspects that you need to study.
Terribly injured in World War I, Jake Barnes finds solace in the shell-shocked immorality of the so-called "lost generation" in this, Hemingway's acclaimed first novel. This study aid includes dramatic readings, a detailed narrative guide to the novel, critical analysis, and an introduction to the Europe of Hemingway's day.
Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is one of the great dystopian novels of it's time and is layered with many different meanings, making it a joy to read and to interpret. Our audio tutorials, written by Aimee Coelho, a passionate English teacher at Millfield School in Somerset and an exam board examiner, will furnish you with everything you need for your GCSE coursework and exam preparation.
Experience Othello as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.
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An Inspector Calls has an enduring appeal and still resonates today. The Audiopi GCSE English Literature audio guide for JB Priestley's play will give you invaluable insight for your coursework and help you prepare for your exams at the end of the school year. Each chapter looks in detail at different elements of the book, including analysing the genre, structure and plot; the context of the play; and how it was a voice for Priestley's beliefs.
The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Universally accepted as Shakespeare's finest play, we peel back the layers of Hamlet to discover how and why it deserves such a place of honour in world literature.
Full-cast performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the novel. This timeless classic of gossip and matchmaking is presented as exquisite drama that questions and analyses the values and beliefs of Austen's own times, to understand the "blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd" world of the text.
"This was a really usefull and interesting guide!"
The Audiopi series of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon examines all aspects of the story, including the major characters, themes, its context and the form and structure; it also discusses and analyses each individual chapter. To provide an insightful view of the novel to help throughout your listening, we have Chris Ashby, who played Christopher in the West End production, delivering key quotes.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is arguably one of the world's finest example of Gothic literature. This guide, written especially for those studying English literature, takes you through everything you need to know about this great novel. Not only does the series discuss each chapter in detail, there are specific tutorials that cover the genre, themes, context, characters, structure and form and key quotations to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge to succeed in both your coursework and your exams.
The multi-award winning SmartPass full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.