Boys Growing Up

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What makes a story stick in your mind? What makes a piece of writing make you want to stand up and take action? How do some writers have the ability to capture your imagination and take you on a journey into worlds they constructed from scratch in your mind?

That is the power of great writing. Great writers pass on their emotions and ideas to their readers using powerful language and structure techniques.

In our Reading courses, students will dive into amazing stories that will stretch their vocabulary, introduce them to powerful literary techniques, and show them examples of how writers create wonderful characters and landscapes. They will learn how to read actively so that they are able to simultaneously read for meaning, context and techniques.


In this course

In this course, students will dive into an exam-level text, where they will practice active reading, undertake vocabulary studies, identify language techniques, and begin learning how to put together strong responses.

In this Text

This is a double lesson. Children grow up so fast! In Text 1, a father talks about how his son grows at lightning speed, changing every single minute until the little boy is almost unrecognisable. In Text 2, a mother laments the growth of her son and how she wishes she had appreciated his childhood antics a little more at the time.

Course Features

  • Lectures 6
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 101
  • Assessments Yes