Friday, 17 September 2010

Al Capone and The Kray Twins? Certainly! Thanks!

Today I've started writing a teacher's book for a secondary course for 17-19 year olds. The grammar that is taught in this course is quite advanced. Yikes! I've gotten used to writing teaching materials for little itsy bitsy primary kids. So, I've got my head in grammar books at the moment, reteaching myself how to teach others upper-intermediate grammar. OUCH!

I'm really excited actually to have been given this project, because I get to write about all sorts of interesting topics. At the moment I'm writing about criminals who have become famous, you know, like people such as Al Capone and The Kray Twins? Sweet! Goodbye apple, banana, mum and dad! Hello, evidence, witness, prosecution lawyer and jury!


20 comments:

  1. That is so totally cool! I'd love to do something like that. You're work will simply hone your writing skills. Cool!

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  2. Sounds like a cool project -- and one that's going to put a fresh spin on what you're used to doing. Love that!

    Have a great weekend!!
    ((hugs)) Nicole

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  3. That's quite a jump but it sounds like a fun one! Enjoy :)

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  4. Sounds like something you will thoroughly enjoy. Have fun with it!
    karen

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  5. Nothing better than writing something that makes you happy! Have a blast with it!

    ~JD

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  6. Sounds like fun! Didn't realize you were doing baby grammar. You're so patient (and dedicated)...I'd be a basket of blithering verbs. Couldn't do what the primary teachers do and have to hand it to them, they're great!!

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  7. Neat! Didn't know that they taught English in Greece.

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  8. Now that's the kind of research that sounds compelling (and page-turning). You should give us juicy tidbits we might not already know...

    B

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  9. just don't get any bright ideas... ;p kidding~ congrats on the upgrade!

    have an awesome weekend~ <3

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  10. Thats so interesting! I'd love to write about those gangsters! =)
    Im sure youll do a great job!!

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  11. I love grammar... I'm a geek that way, and how excellent to get better topics to work with to do it! Have fun!

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  12. Watch out - you might learn something in the process!

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  13. Sounds interesting Jessica, hope you enjoy it.

    Have a wonderful week-end;
    Yvonne.

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  14. I bet you do a fab job with those teens!

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  15. Ooo. . .sounds like fun! Have a great weekend.

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  16. The topics are great! I'm glad you are excited, interesting people will
    bring it to life for you! Phew, one area I need to work on~

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  17. Wow, you do sound busy. Your work sounds exciting!

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  18. That sounds like so much fun! Enjoy :)

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